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Friday, 26 August 2005 11:09
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Future dentists paid to stay away
Opposition MPs yesterday blasted the Scottish Executive’s dentistry record after it was revealed that Dundee University was offering dental training applicants cash to defer their studies - despite the chronic shortage of NHS dentists across Scotland - after receiving an “unprecedented” number of acceptances.

SNP MSP for North East Scotland, Richard Lochhead, called for the Executive to use funds promised for dentistry to provide extra training places.

“Scotland needs a government that will treat this issue with urgency — not complacency,” he said. “The Government’s credibility on this issue is in tatters — we have a shortage of dentists and dental schools are underfunded and we hear about action plans to support NHS dentistry but dentists continue to leave the NHS.

“It beggars belief that government ministers are on the one hand boasting about record investment in dentistry when dental schools are being forced to turn away students due to a lack of funding. Only by training more dentists can the crisis in NHS dentistry be tackled.”

The Executive announced £150m of funding for dentists in Scotland after reports that hundreds of people were queuing outside surgeries to register with NHS practices.



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