The dental workforce in Scotland works in a range of settings and consequently the data are derived from different sources. In order to report a complete picture of this workforce we combine data from three difference sources.
The following applies for the data released as part of the NHSScotland Workforce official statistics publication.
The dental workforce data are held in three sources:
These data are merged, using dentists' General Dental Council registration number to identify Dentists who work across these areas, e.g. Dentists who work both in GDS and as a Hospital Doctor.