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Dental Workforce Report 2014

The latest Dental Workforce Report is now available. The report provides analysis, intelligence and modeling to support workforce planning for dental services in Scotland.  The report is the result of acollaboration between NHS Education for Scotland (NES) and NHS National Services Scotland (NSS). A few points from the report:- The number of dentists registered with…

Oral health improves in Primary 1 pupils

The latest data from the National Dental Inspection Programme (NDIP) is released today.  It shows a  slight improvement in the oral health of primary 1 (P1) children in Scotland since 2012. with 68% having no obvious decay experience in 2014. This has improved from 45%  when the NDIP programme started in 2003. Children from most…

Practice Premises Revaluation Exercise -2014/5

This letter provides information on forthcoming revaluation exercise of dental practices that will take place between 20th October 2014 and 28th February 2015. A professional valuer, the Valuation Office Agency (VOA), has been appointed to undertake the valuation of dental premises in Scotland which are either NHS committed or partially committed, irrespective of whether the…

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European Association of Dental Public Health – Conference resolution on the control of e-cigarettes

At their scientific congress on the 12th June 2014  in Gothenburg European Association of Dental Public Health (EADPH) delegates passed the following resolution on electronic cigarettes and other unlicensed nicotine-containing products. Delegates at the European Association of Dental Public Health 19th annual scientific congress note the uncertainties surrounding electronic cigarettes in their manufacture, safety, marketing,…

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Prevention and treatment of periodontal diseases in primary dental care – New Guidance from SDCEP

The latest guidance from SDCEP  (Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme). The guidance aims to support the dental team in improving and maintaining the periodontal health of their patients The full guideline document and a range of resources can be downloaded from the SDCEP website. These include: – The Full Guidance document  with comprehensive background and…

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Statement of Dental Remuneration- Amendment No.126

The latest amendments to the Statement of Dental Remuneration (SDR) will take effect on the 1st June 2014. This includes a 1.71% increase in the fee-scale on all courses of treatment started on or after 1st June 2014 The maximum patient charge  for a single course of treatment remains unchanged at £384.