Scottish Hospital Dentists Reference Group 

Due to a lack of nominations received for seats on the BDA Scottish Committee for Hospital Dental Services in the 2017 triennial election process, the BDA has set up a Reference Group which will replace SCHDS for the foreseeable future. The group will comprise three representatives and a BDA member of staff.

Members 2018 - 2020:

Manar Elkhazindar, Inverness
Laura Cross, Consultant in Restorative Dentistry, Glasgow
John Hoayun, Specialty Dentist, Fife
Colin Levey, Specialty Registrar, Fife
 Elaine Bruce, Policy Adviser, BDA

Group members will share attendance at BMA Scotland meetings and meetings of CCHDS.  Members will provide written reports which will be circulated to hospital dentists in Scotland and BDA Scottish Council about twice a year.


Provide a channel of communication between hospital dental staff and those who negotiate their terms and conditions of service.

Advise NHS Boards and the Scottish Government Directorate for Population Health on matters relating to the provision of efficient hospital dental services in Scotland.

To liaise with and send representatives to the Central Committee for Hospital Dental Services, the Scottish Council of the British Dental Association, the BMA Scottish Consultants Committee, the BMA Scottish Joint Consultants Committee and the Staff and Associate Specialists Committee of the BMA.