First clinical director for NHS Lanarkshire

Initial task is to study outcome of government consultation, says new Lanarkshire dental lead

09 February, 2017 / infocus
 

Kilsyth dentist Laura Milby has been appointed as NHS Lanarkshire’s first clinical director of general dental services.

The post was created following the retiral of dental practice advisor Kieran Watters. Laura, who lives in Cumbernauld, has worked in Lanarkshire for 25 years and is a partner at Kilsyth Dental Partnership, where she will continue to work part time.

She said: “I’m delighted to have joined the fantastic dental team at NHS Lanarkshire. I will be working closely with my colleagues in the public dental service and the primary care team to ensure the oral health of people in Lanarkshire is the best it can be.”

Laura will lead within NHS Lanarkshire on all issues relating to general dental services. She’ll also contribute to and promote the improvement of the overall quality of care in general dental practice and support and advise general dental practitioners and practice teams.

She said: “One of my initial tasks will be to study the outcome of a Scottish Government consultation on oral health, which has just concluded.”

The consultation, Scotland’s Oral Health Plan, outlined challenges around oral health inequalities, an ageing population and how to shift the emphasis from restorative dentistry to a more
preventive approach.

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