National Health Service

– Scottish Parliament written question – answered at on 16 July 2010.

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Photo of Mary Scanlon Mary Scanlon Conservative

Question S3W-34706

To ask the Scottish Executive how children and young people with additional and complex support needs are provided for in government oral health programmes on an equal basis with all other children and young people in line with the recommendations in the report, Special Smiles Dental Project: Evaluation Report, by the University of Dundee Dental Health Services and Research Unit.

Photo of Shona Robison Shona Robison Scottish National Party

Children with additional and complex support needs require care services according to their specific needs, these are led by the Community Dental Service in each Board area who has staff trained in treating children with complex medical conditions and developmental issues. There is however a universal element of the Childsmile programme (for example dental practice programme and nursery toothbrushing programme) which children should receive if they are in mainstream schools and nursery.

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