Public Health Minister comments on latest dental statistics


Commenting on today’s publication of Dental Statistics – NHS Registration and Participation, Public Health Minister Joe FitzPatrick said:

“It is very encouraging to see that a record number of people in Scotland are registered with a NHS dentist.

“Substantial investment by the Scottish Government along with actions taken by NHS Boards means that nearly twice as many people were registered for NHS dental services at September 2019 than was the case in September 2007.

“Improving people’s dental health can contribute greatly to wellbeing  but they need to be able to access NHS dental services – having your teeth actually checked is key.

“So while the majority of the population visited a dentist in the last two years, I’d urge everyone to ensure they take regular advantage of their right to a free dental check.”

The statistical publication is available here.

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