105.6% MORE ADULTS REGISTERED WITH NHS DENTIST IN LOTHIAN
SNP MSP Colin Beattie has hailed the latest NHS figures that show NHS dentist registrations have rocketed under the SNP – with 105.6% more adults registered in Lothian since 2007.
The number of children in the Lothian registered with an NHS dentist has also risen dramatically with 90.5% now registered - a 36.1% rise since 2007.
Previous Labour and Lib Dem administrations at Holyrood over saw a decline of 1.4% in adults registered with a dentist in Lothian – while the figure for children was a decline of 1.6%.
Across Scotland there are now 107% more adults and 43% more children registered with an NHS dentist than before the SNP came into power.
Commenting, SNP MSP for Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Colin Beattie, said:
“This SNP Scottish Government has taken huge strides in improving the oral health of people in Lothian and across Scotland.
“Since the SNP came to power, efforts to increase the number of people receiving regular dental check-ups is paying off, with the number of adults registered more than doubling across Scotland.
“Here in Lothian, we’ve seen 105.6% more adults and 36.1% more children registered with an NHS dentist since 2007.
“Of course there’s always room for improvement, and I hope to see more people in Lothian ensuring they are able to access a local NHS dentist.”