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Scotland ‘Faces Dental Health Disaster’ as Some Practices Stuck in Lockdown

July 13, 2020
by Scotsman

Scotland’s dental profession is in a “state of disarray” as a result of confused government coronavirus guidelines, with NHS dentists warning of a “severe drop in the oral health” of Scots if they are not allowed to conduct routine treatment soon.

The country’s Chief Dental Officer, Tom Ferris, has been called on to take immediate action to prevent a widening of health inequalities as private dentists are allowed to practise, including offering fillings, while NHS dentists are prevented from doing so.

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