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  • CDO’s time in job ‘should be limited’

    The post of Chief Dental Officer in Scotland should be for a fixed-term and the profession should be consulted on… Read more

    June 21, 2021 / infocus

  • Scrapping patient charge ‘could cost £100m’

    The SNP’s manifesto pledge to scrap the patient change, and consequent increased demand from patients, would require between £90m and… Read more

    June 21, 2021 / infocus

  • Government warned over ‘flawed’ funding plan

    The Scottish Government has been “repeatedly” warned of flaws in its plans for new tiered support arrangements. It is understood… Read more

    June 21, 2021 / infocus

  • More than half dentists ‘emotionally exhausted’

    A survey of dental trainees and primary dental care staff in Scotland has found that more than a quarter of… Read more

    June 21, 2021 / infocus

  • Dental group breaks the 50 practice milestone following latest acquisition

    Eloy Lopez and Craig Taylor of Mearns Cross Dental

    A rapidly growing dental group has become the first to own more than 50 practices in Scotland alone – and… Read more

    May 25, 2021 / infocus

  • Oral health ‘may prevent’ severe Covid-19 disease

    The potential for healthy gums to reduce the severity of Covid-19 disease is outlined in a paper recently published in… Read more

    April 22, 2021 / infocus

  • SNP leader rejects Labour criticism of pledge to abolish dentistry charges

    Nicola Sturgeon, the SNP leader, has rejected Labour criticism of one of the party’s key election pledges, to abolish dentistry… Read more

    April 21, 2021 / infocus

  • Plans to abolish NHS dentistry charges ‘could be counter-productive’

    Nicola Sturgeon has been warned that her plan to abolish NHS dentistry charges could lead to more patients taking up… Read more

    April 20, 2021 / infocus

  • Dentists ‘ready to work with next Scottish Government to rebuild services’

    The British Dental Association has indicated it is ready to work with a future SNP Government on wide-ranging pledges made… Read more

    April 15, 2021 / infocus

  • SNP pledges to abolish dental charges

    The Scottish National Party has pledged to abolish dental charges if it is elected to form the next Scottish Government.… Read more

    April 15, 2021 / infocus

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