Safety Climate Survey Webinar

Download this flyer as a PDF Do you have questions about completing the Safety Climate Survey (SCS) in your practice? Would you like to hear more about planning your team meeting and completing your action plans? If so, join us for our WebEx on 15 January 2020 12:30-13:30 to hear from our national team. How…

National Dental Inspection Program (NDIP) 2019 Report

The latest findings of the Detailed Inspection programme of P7 children in school year 2018/19  have now been released by the Information Services Division (ISD). The National Dental Inspection Programme (NDIP) is carried out annually under the auspices of the Scottish Dental Epidemiology Co-ordinating Committee on behalf of NHS Boards. Main points Children’s dental health is continuing…

Consent in Dentistry Survey

Please could you take 10 minutes to complete this simple, anonymous, survey on ‘Consent in Dentistry’ from the University of Dundee which aims to gauge the opinions and practises of dentists who discuss material risks with patients in the Post-Montgomery era. Thanks to those who participated the survey is now closed.

Would you like to have your say on quality improvement in dentistry?

Dentists, dental nurses, dental hygienists/therapists and dental practice managers… We need your help to design strategies to help dental professionals improve the quality of the care they provide to patients. We would like to invite you to work with us to make sure we design strategies that will work in the real world of dental…

The Scottish Government

Update to Pay and Conditions of Service, 2019-20

Changes in salary scales and allowances in 2019-20 for hospital dentists, public health dentists, dental service staff, training grades, advisors, assistant directors and directors of dental practice education.


No health without oral health – Report

How oral health contributes to Public Health Priorities in Scotland This report has been produced by the Consultants in Dental Public Health (CsDPH) and Chief Administrative Dental Officers (CADO) Group in Scotland as part of the Public Health Reform Programme. This paper outlines the successes in oral health and outlines the challenges to be faced…

Scottish Health Awards 2019

Dentist Award Why not nominate your dentist for the 2019 Scottish Health Awards Dentist Award? Anyone can nominate and nominations from the public are welcome. This award is for an individual dentist providing excellent NHS dental care for people in Scotland. This award aims to recognise the high quality and dedicated NHS dental care that an individual…

The Scottish Government

Quality Improvement Activity for General Dental Practitioners 2019-22

A new memorandum [PCA(D)(2019)10] outlining the arrangements for the quality improvement (QI) activities undertaken by dentists for the forthcoming 3-year cycle 2019/22 is now available. Dentists are required to undertake quality improvement activities as a terms of service requirement, as described in paragraph 40 of Schedule 1 to the NHS (General Dental Services) Scotland Regulations…

The Scottish Government

Oral Health Community Challenge Awards announced

The Community Challenge Fund was one of the proposals in the Oral Health Improvement Plan. Details of the fund and a call for proposals was launched in February of this year. Details of the successful oral health improvement projects and funding have now been released by the Scottish Government. Details are available on the Scottish…

The Scottish Government

Dental Amalgam

The Scottish Govenment has provided a plan of the action it is undertaking to reduce the use of dental amalgam in Scotland. This is part of a U-wide response to an EU directive which places restrictions on the use of dental amalgam. For further information click here