Letters Dentistry in the NHS

The future of NHS dentistry in Scotland

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i6466 (Published 05 December 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i6466
  1. C Albert Yeung, consultant in dental public health
  1. Kirklands Hospital, Bothwell G71 8BB, UK
  1. albert.yeung{at}lanarkshire.scot.nhs.uk

Appleby examined the link between deprivation and use of dental services in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland.1 Scotland, because it has devolved responsibility for the NHS, decided not to participate in the adult dental health survey 2009 and the children’s dental health survey 2013.

Recent figures from the national dental inspection programme in Scotland show some …

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