New moves finally take the pain out of seeing the dentist
Chief dental officer Tom Ferris said: “Dental practices will be able to see NHS patients who are in need of urgent care for face-to-face consultation, using procedures which limit the risk of spread of using coronavirus such as non-aerosol generating procedures.
“This will mean up to an additional 10,000 appointment slots available per day across Scotland.
“Dentists and dental teams will be aware of the absolute necessity to ensure patient and staff safety as we move to the next phase, as well as public health more generally.
“The Scottish Government will continue to fund the NHS financial sustainability measures during this phase.”