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More graduate dentists in Scotland

Published: Friday, 23 October 2009   Category: All Graduate job news

Graduate recruitment in the Scottish dental sector has increased at an impressive rate during the past three years.

New figures have revealed that the number of people qualifying as dentists in Scotland has increased by approximately 15 per cent, the Press and Journal reports.

There were 147 dental graduates in Glasgow and Dundee this year, which is an increase from 2007's 126 and last year's total of 133.

It is expected that there will be a further increase next year, when 163 people will be entering graduate jobs in dentistry.

Moray MSP Richard Lochead told the newspaper that the increase in graduate dentists is "great news" because there are more people to fill dental vacancies.

"It's a good sign for the future. The government's decision to make the dental school in Aberdeen will increase the chance of newly-qualified graduates wanting to live and work in the Grampian area, to the benefit of Moray," he explained.

It was announced earlier this month that plans to build a fourth dental education facility at Devon's Peninsula Dental School are now underway.ADNFCR-1068-ID-19425177-ADNFCR

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