All Scots Under Age of 26 Now Entitled to Free Dental Care

About 600,000 young Scots can now get dental care free of charge, the Scottish Government has announced, as ministers pledged more cash to help the sector recover from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Dentists are to receive a further £7.5m of funding, with the government cash allowing practices to buy new drills, which do not generate as much aerosol as standard drills, reducing the risks of spreading Covid-19.

The funding was announced at the same time as health secretary Humza Yousaf confirmed all those under the age of 26 are now eligible for free dental care.

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