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The BDA and SPDSC work together to influence Scottish Government through the Scottish Joint Negotiating Forum whose purpose is to discuss, consult and negotiate on all matters affecting the PDS in Scotland. It meets three times a year to ensure that there is a regular opportunity for members of the committee to raise and discuss issues affecting PDS dentists in Scotland.

Our priorities

  • Considering and addressing key issues relating to the PDS in Scotland
  • Making decisions informed by a considered and strategic approach to relevant issues
  • Supporting the work of the BDA Accredited Representatives.

Our team


Phil MacCallum

Phil MacCallum is a PDS dentist in Wick.
Vice Chair

Graham Smith

Graham Smith is a PDS dentist on the Isle of Skye.
Graham S 2023

Get involved and get in touch

Members of SPDSC are elected through the BDA Triennial Election process. The committee is supported by Elaine Bruce: [email protected].

Developing your skills

Have a look at our range of advice videos, including experiences from different careers and fields of dentistry, and tips for furthering your career.