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Question reference: S6W-10085

  • Asked by: Carol Mochan, MSP for South Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: 28 July 2022
  • Current status: Answered by Maree Todd on 16 August 2022


To ask the Scottish Government what percentage of households in the (a) Borders, (b) Dumfries and Galloway, (c) East Lothian, (d) East Ayrshire, (e) South Ayrshire, (f) South Lanarkshire and (g) Midlothian Council area are not registered with a dentist.


The percentage of the population registered with a NHS dentist in Scotland is broken down by NHS Board rather than council area and is published by Public Health Scotland (PHS). As of September 2021, the percentage of patients who are not registered with a NHS dentist is as follows:-

Ayrshire and Arran

  • 15.3% of children
  • 1% of adults


  • 14.6% of children
  • 15.7% of adults

Dumfries and Galloway

  • 13.7% of children
  • 8.5% of adults


  • 13.2% of children
  • 0% of adults


  • 16.1% of children
  • 7.9% of adults