An Analysis of the Dental Workforce in Scotland

This report  was produced as a joint project between NHS Education for Scotland and NHS National Services Scotland.

The report is intended to provide data and trend analyses to support workforce planning for NHS dental services in Scotland. Since the launch of the Action Plan for Improving Oral Health and Modernising NHS Dental Services (2005) and Better Health, Better Care (2007), there has been significant investment in the dental workforce in Scotland. The report shows clearly that the numbers of trained dental professionals is rising steeply and that this increase will be sustained for the foreseeable future.

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