When did you last visit the dentist? According to the dental industry, 69 per cent of practices in Scotland have not yet cleared the post-pandemic backlog of patients and 35 per cent said it would take more than two years. So the answer to that question recently is that it’s unlikely many people have been able to find the time for our teeth or that our NHS dentists have been able to find time for us.

Now, the SNP government has said that more than 95 per cent of the population were registered with an NHS dentist. But it is of no comfort that researchers last year could not find any dentists taking on adult NHS patients in nine Scottish local authorities. Meanwhile, nearly 80 per cent of NHS practices were not accepting new child patients.

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