In Scotland, a record number of people are registered with NHS dentists. Around three quarters of adults in Scotland are now registered.
A record number of Scots are registered with an NHS dentist, new figures have revealed.
Just over three quarters of the adult population have an NHS dentist, with statistics from September showing 75.6% had registered. And for children the proportion is higher, at 86.1%.
The figures mean a total of 3,053,394 adults and 893,563 children are now registered with a dentist. The Scottish Government said that meant an extra 1.36 million people had registered with an NHS dentist since March 2007.
Other figures showed the dental health of Scotland’s youngsters was improving, with an increase in the number of primary seven pupils with no obvious signs of tooth decay. A total of 69.4% of all primary seven pupils had no signs of tooth decay in 2011 – up from 52.9% in 2005.
For the the first time all of Scotland’s health boards met the target set for 2010 of having 60% of these youngsters with no obvious decay to their teeth.
However in the most deprived areas of Scotland only 53.5% of primary seven children had no obvious… continue reading
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