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Scottish Adult Oral Health Survey 2016-8

Information Services Division (ISD) has today published information on the Scottish Adult Oral Health Survey (SAOHS) . The report provides statistics for the combined 2016 and 2018 SAHOS surveys. Data was collected by 126 dentists for a total of 3,114 patients aged 45 years and over. Main Points This project has shown that collecting survey…

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National Dental Inspection Program (NDIP) 2017 Report

The National Dental Inspection Programme (NDIP) is carried out annually with the support and approval of the Scottish Dental Epidemiology Co-ordinating Committee. Two school year groups are involved: i) at entry into Local Authority schools in primary one (P1) and ii) in primary seven (P7) before the move to secondary education. The Inspection Programme has…

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Primary Care Dentistry in Scotland 2014-5

This new report  from the Information Services Division, published on behalf of the Scottish Dental Practice Board (SDPB), provides an annual update on how primary care dental services are managed and provided in Scotland, how well these services are operating, and financial payments made to dentists.  In 2014/15, the total cost of General Dental Services and…

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National Infection Prevention and Control Manual

The National Infection Prevention and Control Manual (NIPCM) is  available via the  National Services Scotland (NSS) website.  The document was first published in 2012 by the Chief Nursing Officer and provides guidance on infection prevention and control procedures. The  Practice Support Manual  from the Scottish Dental clinical Effectiveness Programe  has links to NIPCM  document  from…

Dental Workforce Report 2014

The latest Dental Workforce Report is now available. The report provides analysis, intelligence and modeling to support workforce planning for dental services in Scotland.  The report is the result of acollaboration between NHS Education for Scotland (NES) and NHS National Services Scotland (NSS). A few points from the report:- The number of dentists registered with…