Dentistry

– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 6th June 2007.

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Photo of John Lamont John Lamont Conservative

Question S3W-376

To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide additional funding to NHS Borders to fund a new full-time NHS dentist for Newcastleton.

Photo of Shona Robison Shona Robison Scottish National Party

Funding is available through the general dental services budget where NHS boards wish to appoint salaried dentist posts to fill gaps in provision. Whilst NHS Borders has no current plans to establish a full-time dental post in Newcastleton, the board is looking at ways of providing outreach dental facilities to rural communities in its area.

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