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Dental Provisions in the Country
has one of the worst dental provisions in the country with
all the NHS lists closed in the town and the private service
in no better state.
National Health Service officials hope that a unique pilot
project in Stranraer will be the first step towards reversing
six-week study, which should start shortly after the new year,
will provide a dentist for every day of the week who can be
contacted by unregistered patients in need of emergency treatment.
local dentists, Kenneth Barr, Gordon Wemyss, James Hunter
of Newton Stewart and community dentist Heather Oliver all
attended a meeting with medical director Dr Angus Cameron
of the NHS Primary Care Trust last Thursday and agreed to
sign up to the project.
the meeting Cathy Rush, the director of dentistry in Highland
one of the best dental regions, advised of ways to improve
both the recruitment of dentists and the provision of emergency
pilot study will involve the four local dentists working a
rota system so that there is always one available for emergency
cases, a problem which has plagued the west of the region
for a number of years now as dentist numbers continue to dwindle.