New dentistry school for Aberdeen
Dentistry school opened in Aberdeen.
A new dentistry school has been set up by the Scottish government in Aberdeen.
The £20 million University of Aberdeen Dental School and Hospital has been opened today (January 20th) by Scottish first minister Alex Salmond and public health minister Shona Robison.
Facilities at the school will help train hundreds of emergency and cosmetic dentists to help provide an improved dental service in the region over the coming years.
Scottish National Party MSP for Aberdeen North Brian Adam commented: “The Scottish government and NHS Grampian are investing in north-east dentistry to tackle the long waiting lists and poor oral hygiene in Aberdeen and Grampian which this government inherited.”
He added the number of people registered for NHS dentistry in the region has increased by more than 42,000 since 2007.
Elsewhere, Pendle Today recently reported dentistry services in Pendle could be about to have major boost after it emerged 10,000 new NHS places are to be made available over the coming 12 months.