Seb Evans, Author at Dentistry Scotland
Seb Evans

Seb Evans

Author at Dentistry.co.uk

Seb moved to FMC at the start of 2014. He is the editor of dentistry.co.uk, assistant editor of Dentistry magazine and editor of Dentistry Scotland. Email: Seb.evans@fmc.co.uk Tel: 01923 851751
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Childrens’ oral health in Scotland continues to improve

Almost three quarters of P1 children in Scotland show no signs of decay, the latest National Dental Inspection Programme shows. This is an almost 3% rise since last year to 74% of Scottish children with no obvious signs of decay. Figures also show the average number of decayed, missing or filled teeth per child has dropped to … Continued

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Defence union welcomes dentistry reopening

The MDDUS is welcoming the decision to restart the full range of NHS dental treatments in Scotland. Earlier this week the Scottish government announced plans to resume NHS dentistry in full from 1 November. Despite welcoming the decision, the MDDUS is warning members to be mindful of COVID levels in their area. It reminds practices … Continued

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NHS dentistry to fully resume in Scotland from 1 November

The Scottish government announced it plans to resume NHS dentistry in full from the 1 November. Previously only some NHS services were available after the government stopped full treatments following the COVID-19 pandemic. But yesterday in Holyrood, Public Health Minister, Joe FitzPatrick announced he is pleased practitioners can provide a full range of treatments to all NHS patients. … Continued

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Save Your Practice campaign launches in Scotland

Dentists are launching the Save Your Practice campaign, calling on patients to get behind their dental practice. The campaign is calling on patients to contact their MSP about a lack of access to an NHS dentist. It comes after ‘repeated pleas’ went unanswered to discuss the situation with Scotland’s chief dental officer, Tom Ferris. ‘Despite all our calls to … Continued

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Confusion causing Scottish dentists to refuse NHS treatments

Scottish dentists are more likely to refuse treatment for NHS patients than in England, an investigation shows. The Herald Scotland found that due to confusion over what treatments are available following lockdown, Scottish dentists are more likely to refuse NHS treatment. Treatments are available privately however, with many practices looking to recoup the costs of … Continued

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The Dentistry Scotland Awards finalists

If you’ve entered the Dentistry Scotland Awards, this is the moment you’ve been waiting for – 2020’s shortlist of finalists. This year we have added some new categories, while keeping some of the favourites. Look through the list below to view your 2020 finalists. Dentistry Scotland Awards finalists Best New Practice Bridge of Weir Dental … Continued

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Scottish dentists to give flu vaccinations this winter

The Scottish government is encouraging dental practitioners to involve themselves in its flu vaccination programme this winter. The programme is not mandatory and it is up to GDPs to opt in or opt out. Health boards and integration authorities will deliver the flu programme between 1 October 2020 and 31 March 2021. Dentists will need to … Continued

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Don’t use out-of-date face masks, BDA Scotland says

BDA Scotland is urging dentists not to use out-of-date face masks as ministers fail to provide evidence of safety. Last week Dentistry Scotland reported on some NHS dentists receiving face masks almost a decade past their use-by date. At the time BDA Scotland said it will examine evidence of the revalidation process to ensure it is sufficiently robust. … Continued

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Scottish NHS dentists issued with out-of-date face masks

The NHS is issuing dentists in Scotland with face masks that are almost a decade past their use-by date. The Times reports that one face mask’s use-by date was in 2012, with a sticker covering the original date. Last month there were reports of the Scottish health boards destroying thousands of face masks are they were … Continued



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