Stewart Stevenson SNP MSP for Banffshire and Buchan Coast has welcomed new figures that show strong numbers for dental registration across Grampian, and is encouraging local people to ensure they attend regular check-ups with their dentist.
Figures published by the Scottish Government show that 94,723 children and 310,004 adults in Grampian are now registered with a dentist.
National figures show that almost 2 million more people across Scotland are now registered since the SNP came to office.
Mr Stevenson said: “The SNP’s investment in our health service is paying dividends – with 404,727 people in Grampian now registered with a dentist and almost 2 million more people across Scotland registered since the Scottish Government came to office.
“The large number of children registered in Grampian is also particularly welcome – with 94,723 now having access to a dentist.
He added: “Regular attendance at a dentist is very important – and can help identify early signs of oral cancer – so I would urge everyone across Grampian to take the opportunity offered by increased access to an NHS dentist and make sure they take the time for regular check-ups.
“These figures are another example of the SNP’s commitment to and investment in our health service paying off – and so it is no wonder that the people of Grampian are continuing to put their faith in us to improve our public services.”