We continue to call on Government to make significant investments in dentistry in order to serve the oral health needs of the population and also to ensure a high performing, sustainable dental workforce.
|Oral health inequalities to be tackled: Childsmile has already delivered huge improvements to the oral health of under-fives. Let's build on that success, by extending the programme to 5-12 year olds.|
|The funding shortfall to be addressed: NHS dentistry is struggling to keep up with demand. Let's build a more transparent payment system so patients can make informed choices and have options to supplement NHS care.|
|To improve the oral health of the elderly: Increasingly older Scots have complex and often unmet needs. Let's get patients in nursing homes registered with a GDP so we can ensure they get the dedicated care they need.|
|Action on oral cancer: Oral cancer is on the rise in Scotland. Let's raise awareness of this disease, and ensure dentists can turn the tide through prevention and diagnosis.|
|Effective oral health for all: Tooth decay is almost always preventable. Let's put cost-effective measures like action on sugar and targeted fluoridation at the heart of Scotland's approach to improving health.|
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Campaigning for better oral health
When it comes to oral health, we believe in prevention first: tooth decay is an avoidable disease and we are campaigning for Government's to take this problem seriously, to act now and invest in real prevention.