Today sees the publication by Information Services Division of the latest National Dental Inspection Programme (NDIP) data from Primary 1 children in Scotland.
The data shows that while oral health in P1 pupils is continuing to improve, the rate of improvement is slowing. The proportion of P1 children with no obvious decay now stands at 69% overall, with the average number of decayed missing and filled teeth (dmft) now standing at 1.21.
Across Scotland, socio-economic inequalities in the oral health of P1 children remain, with percentages with no obvious decay experience ranging from 55% for children in the most deprived quintile, (SIMD 1) to 82% for those in least deprived quintile, (SIMD 5).
Further details are available in the summary and full reports.