This report provides information on dental working hours for dentists in Scotland in 2010/11 and 2011/12 who performed some NHS activity. Information on average weekly hours, NHS weekly hours, weeks of annual leave and the division of time between NHS and private dentistry, and clinical and non-clinical work, is presented.
The results are presented for Principal Dentists (those who are owners, directors or partners of a dental practice) and for Associate Dentists (those who are self-employed and enter into an agreement with a Principal Dentist, that is neither partnership nor employment).
This report was produced by the Health and Social Care Information Centre and the Dental Working Group. This is the second time that the Health and Social Care Information Centre has produced working hours data for dentists in Scotland and, as such, this report carries the label "Experimental Statistics". Experimental Statistics are new statistics that are undergoing evaluation. We therefore welcome comments on this report.