The Scottish Government

Scottish Prisons’ Dental Health Survey 2002

The aim of the survey was to provide accurate and up-to-date information on the dental health of the Scottish prison population. The fieldwork was carried out in April/May 2002. The Dental Health Services Research Unit, University of Dundee carried out data cleaning & statistical analysis. Download a copy of the report

2008 Scottish Health Survey – Dental Data

The 1995, 1998 and 2003 Scottish Health Surveys (SHeS)  included similar questions about the number of natural teeth people have, their brushing frequency, whether they use fluoride toothpaste and the frequency of their dental check-ups. In 2008 a wider set of questions were introduced to better meet the Scottish Government’s information needs in relation to…

UK Adult Dental Health Survey 1998

The 1998 Adult Dental Health Survey was commissioned by the four UK Health Departments. It is the fourth in a series of national dental surveys that have been carried out every ten years since 1968. Further information is available here

National Statistics Adult Dental Health Survey 2009

The 2009 Adult Dental Health Survey (ADHS) is the fifth in a series of national dental surveys that have been carried out every decade since 1968.  Scotland did not participate in the 2009 survey.  A summary and further details are available from the Health and Social Care Information Centre  (HSCIC) website View Report summary

Oral cancer statistics-UK

This webpage from  Cancer Research UK brinks together  oral cancer statistics for the UK   Visit  Cancer Research UK – Oral Cancer statistics page

National Dental Inspection Programme (NDIP)

The National Dental Inspection Programme was set up in 2002 following a review of existing schemes. Its aims  are:- to gather appropriate information in order to inform children (and parents) of their dental/oral health status. through appropriately anonymised, combined data, advise the Scottish Govenment, Health Boards and other organisations concerned with children’s health of the…