TWENTY-ONE dentists in Scotland received more than £300,000 for treating NHS patients last year, figures show.
NHS Lothian is attempting to reclaim more than £800,000 in fees wrongfully paid to dentists.
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FEAR of the dentist or the cost of treatment has prevented more than a third of people getting their teeth checked in five years, research shows.
THE health service was forced to claw back almost £160,000 last year in payments wrongfully made to dentists for treating NHS patients.
A LANDMARK £4.7 million dental "teach and treat" centre is set to go ahead in Stornoway after being given planning permission.
SCOTS in some parts of the country still cannot get access to an NHS dentist, despite rising registrations, new figures have shown.
THE director of Scotland's newest dental school has warned that local waiting lists for NHS dentists could increase as a direct result of the opening of the facility.
A NEW NHS dental practice is set to open in one of the city's most deprived areas.
THE number of dentists earning more than £300,000 a year from treating NHS patients in Scotland has trebled in the last five years, according to figures obtained by The Scotsman.
THEY have long helped smokers and slimmers achieve their goals by delving into the recesses of their subconscious.
THE number of people registered with an NHS dentist has risen 14 per cent in a year – but wide variations persist across Scotland, figures showed yesterday.
NHS dentists may have to take on more private patients to meet the costs of running new decontamination units, it was claimed yesterday.
THE percentage of adults registered with an NHS dentist has risen by almost 20 per cent in a year, figures show.
THE number of suspended NHS Lothian workers has more than doubled in the last year, figures have shown.
SCOTLAND is to get 15 new dental practices in efforts to increase access to NHS services under plans announced yesterday.
MORE than 82,000 people in Scotland are stuck on waiting lists to get access to an NHS dentist, figures obtained by The Scotsman have revealed.
MORE children than ever in the Lothians are registered with an NHS dentist, figures have shown.
SPECIALLY-trained "phobia" dentists are set to go to work in the Lothians, helping those too terrified to have their teeth touched.
HEALTH chiefs have welcomed additional funding for dental services in the Lothians.
THE number of patients registered with an NHS dentist continues to rise in the Lothians.