This report is the latest in a series of biennial dental workforce reports that aim to inform workforce planning for dental services in Scotland.
The report is available in full text HTML from NHS Education Scotland. It contains the following sections:
The projected changes in the size and composition of the population are forecast to increase the demand for dental services during the forecast period.
Based on the current number of registered patients per dentist the forecast increase in the demand for dental services increases the demand for dentists.
Based on a series of estimates and assumptions, the supply of dentists is forecast to exceed the number required to maintain current registration rates.
There is considerable uncertainty over the inflows from other, typically non-UK, sources that have an immediate impact on the number of dentists in Scotland.