In the Guardian today:
The decades-old routine of visiting an NHS dentist for a six-month checkup is being scrapped across England and Wales for most adults as part of changes designed to address the dire lack of access to dental care for many people.https://www.theguardian.com/society/2022/jul/27/dental-checkups-less-frequent-england-wales-nhs
From the Scottish Government in March 2022:
We’re delivering record investment in dentistry – with a 9% increase in the budget for NHS dental services in 2022-23 – and there has been a 39% increase in the number of high-street dentists in Scotland between 2007 and 2021. Last year there were 55.6 dentists per 100,000 of the population providing NHS care in Scotland compared to 39.9 in England.https://www.gov.scot/news/dental-services-for-all/
So, that’s 39.34% more NHS dentists on top of 26% more GPs and 49% more nurses.