2014 NDIP report published

The 2014  NDIP report is published today.  It shows a  slight improvement in the oral health of primary 1 (P1) children in Scotland since 2012. with 68%  having no obvious decay experience in 2014. This has improved from 45%  when the NDIP programme started in 2003.

Children from most deprived areas  have more experience of decay with only 53% having no obvious decay compared with 83% in the least deprived areas.

The mean number of decayed, missing and filled teeth continues to decline with the average falling to 1.27 teeth  in 2014.