97 per cent of aspiring dentists do not want to work solely in the public sector.Nevertheless, there's still too much woolly thinking around:
Shona Robison, the SNP’s health spokeswoman, also called for more funding: "We must work harder to make the NHS more attractive to prospective dentists before the NHS dental services plunge deeper into crisis."Ms Robison is from the "magic wand" wing of the SNP - why doesn't she ask for more taxation instead of more "funding"? Perhaps that might frighten the sheeple.
Ian Swan, a fourth-year dental student at Glasgow University, said few students planned to work exclusively for the NHS under current conditions.
He said: "I feel I should do some work on the NHS to give back from what I have learned because the government paid for me to go to university.
At least Mr Swan is decent enough to observe that someone else has paid for his training although when he qualifies he'll probably notice rather quickly that taxpayers funded his education and not the "government".
Like firefighting, the sooner dentistry is privatised the better.