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EDINBURGH, UK, April 7, 2014 - The National Health Service (NHS) for Scotland is planning to install defibrillators at every NHS dental practice across Scotland.

 

STIRLING, UK, February 9, 2014 - Dental graduates in Scotland may be facing problems in finding a dental practice where they can undergo vocational training, which is compulsory for future NHS dentists.

 

UK, February 2, 2014 - Young children exposed to passive smoking are more at risk from tooth decay and problems with their oral health development.

 

GLASGOW/DUMFRIES, UK, August 26, 2013 -  Only a few days after the UK Department of Health announced that it will ease the ban on HIV-positive medical personnel, health authorities in Scotland contacted about 3,000 patients because they might have been exposed to the virus.

 

DentalAir Services UK Ltd, the specialist provider of compliant compressed air systems, has entered into an agreement with Mortara Dolby, the Stirling based medical equipment supply and service company; giving them the exclusive distributorship of the complete range of oil free compressor packages, throughout Scotland.

 

Dental care professionals from Eludril and Elgydium report in their presentation at a meeting of the Society for General Microbiology that gum disease can be linked to heart disorders later on. Historically, dental experts have highlighted various theories connecting gum disease to cardiac disorders.

 

The announcement by the Scottish Health Technologies Group (SHTG) that primary care dentists in Scotland will no longer be required to use vacuum sterilizers was greeted with enthusiasm by the British Dental Association (BDA).

 

The British Dental Association (BDA) is urging the new Scottish Government, which will be elected in May, to focus on coping with oral health inequalities in Scotland. BDA Scotland prepared a manifesto for the elections titled “Something to smile about”. It mentions that oral health service in Scotland is falling behind Western European countries.

 

Dr Philip Friel has been given the “Best Young Dentist of the Year” in Scotland during the UK Dentistry Awards 2010. This is the second major award for the Dr. Friel, 34 years old, in 2010. Earlier this year, he was chosen among the UK’s Top 50 Most Influential Dentists, he was placed in a rank that made him the highest dental surgeon in Scotland.

 

ISD today published statistics on dental registration for children and adults up to September 2010. Shona Robison Public Health Minister said "I'm delighted to know that there have been increases in both child and adult dental registrations in the last few years. But, certain parts of Scotland still have problems of the access to an NHS dentist and we are trying to solve them".