Number of Dentists in Scotland Rises



Many more people in Scotland will receive the dental treatment they need. This can be attributed to the increase in dentists in the country in recent years.

Between September 2006 and September 2013, Scotland added 793 dentists, which is an increase of nearly 33 percent.

The trickle-down effect led to more dental patients in the country. The number of adult patients was a 36-percent increase and the number was 24 percent higher for children. In terms of people, that equates to 1.8 million more dental patients during the seven-year stretch. The total number of dental patients in Scotland has now reached about 4.4 million.

As a result, oral health in the country is on the upswing. The overall health will also be better in the country in the years to come.

Even with these positive numbers, the Scottish government is encouraging more people to seek dental treatment.