Scotland’s chief dental officer has sought to reassure dentists and patients over plans to move away from regular six-monthly checkups.
Margie Taylor says seeing a dentist once a year – or even once every two years – is enough for many patients.
Some dentists argue this could make it harder for them to spot diseases such as mouth cancer.
And they say it could see the wealthy paying for private dental care – while the poor have less access to a dentist.
Ms Taylor met representatives of the British Dental Association (BDA) in Stirling on Wednesday afternoon to discuss their concerns.
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