A £75m government investment is being channeled into dental
services in Scotland.
Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon said the money would be used to modernize
existing facilities in dental services.
New dental centres for independent general dental
practitioners (GDPs) working in the NHS will also be instituted using the
"This substantial investment will allow health boards
to put in place a range of new and improved health facilities to serve people
in communities right across Scotland.
Above all, it shows that this government is strongly committed to improving
dental services, particularly in areas where registration rates are currently
unacceptably low," Ms Sturgeon said.
NHS boards in Scotland have been advised to
prepare proposals detailing their needs.