Access to NHS Dentists

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:03 pm on 12th September 2017.

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Photo of Philippa Whitford Philippa Whitford Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Health) 11:03 pm, 12th September 2017

I am very grateful to the hon. Gentleman for giving way again. Has he looked at the Childsmile project in Scotland? It covers dental care from zero to 18, including advice and education in nursery and in school, and therefore provides a whole package. It has reduced dental caries in Scotland—frankly, we have much worse teeth than you—by 24% and saved £5 million. That information is already there and it might help in the assessment of the Government’s plans for England.