Politics : Scottish Dental magazine


  • Politics and the dentist

    Healthcare is arguably one of the biggest political footballs there is: plans for the NHS can influence election results hugely;…

    12 February, 2019 / politics

  • Dentists’ leader voted back in

    Armstrong re-elected unopposed to chair of the PEC

    16 January, 2015 / politics

  • Consultation over Hebridean clinic closures

    Patients are to be consulted on the proposed closure of three dental practices in the Outer Hebrides.

    5 January, 2015 / politics

  • Plenty to smile about

    The Childsmile project has seen major improvements in children’s oral health, but there’s still much work to be done

    / politics

  • Premises values updated in 2015

    First revaluation for six years likely to throw up surprises

    3 January, 2015 / politics

  • Audit fear for NHS practices

    Planned sanctions could have serious implications for Scottish practitioners

    31 December, 2014 / politics

  • BDA keen to ‘forge a different future’

    Judicial review provides opportunity to improve healthcare regulation across the board

    4 December, 2014 / politics

  • BDA calls for blanket HPV vaccinations

    Association urges Government committee to further extend vaccine programme

    15 November, 2014 / politics

  • After the vote

    It was one of the most discussed and debated political events in Scottish history, but though the independence referendum has come and gone it seems the talking continues

    14 November, 2014 / politics

  • Dentistry in an independent Scotland

    Scottish Dental Show debate saw four panellists argue the hottest topic of our times – the case for and against an independent Scotland

    7 July, 2014 / politics


  • Scottish independence… a real mouthful

    As the clock ticks down to the Scottish independence referendum, Jayne Clifford of Martin Aitken & Co looks at the potential financial implications

    11 November, 2013 / politics

  • After the feast cometh the famine

    NHS dentistry has for too long been a burden on taxpayers, argues Dr Eilert Eilertson. Now is the time to shake up the system

    17 January, 2013 / politics

  • Keeping dentistry on the election agenda

    On 5 May the country will go to the polls to elect a new government. Ahead of the vote we asked the BDA, DPA and a selection of practitioners their views on the matter

    20 April, 2011 / politics

  • Continuing problems?

    Will Continuous Registration mean huge lists or lead to a more stable patient relationship? Scottish Dental investigates

    27 March, 2010 / politics