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Scottish Dental Practice Committee

Subject to the authority of the Principal Executive Committee, Scottish Dental Practice Committee represents all non-salaried general dental practitioners in Scotland practising in the NHS and/or privately; including orthodontists and assistants, working in Scotland

What does Scottish Dental Practice Committee (SDPC) do?

SDPC’s role is to negotiate with NHS Boards, and the Scottish Government Directorate for Population Health and other appropriate bodies on matters relating to the delivery and remuneration of dental services provided by non-salaried general dental practitioners, including orthodontists and assistants, working in Scotland and to liaise with the General Dental Practice Committee and Scottish Council.


Policy Document

Please see the September 2018 version of the SDPC Policy document. 


SDPC Working Groups​​

Work is currently on hold until the outcomes of the Scottish Government Consultation - 'The Future of Oral Health' is known. The groups are listed below:

Review of the SDR - to look at changing the emphasis of current 'dental remuneration' SDR to a more preventative focussed system

The Development Programme for Adult Dental Services group is working towards addressing what the GDS service should be providing in terms of clinical care to adult dental patients in Scotland. 

Meeting Dates 2018-19

Wednesday 6 February 2019

Wednesday 22 May 2019

Wednesday 4 September 2019 

All meetings are held at the BDA Scotland office, Forsyth House, Lomond Court, Castle Business Park, Stirling, FK4 7TU at 13.30hrs

SDPC Constitution Revision February 2018

SDPC representatives

Grampian, Highland, Western Isles, Orkney and  Shetland

Vacant Seat
Vacant seat

Tayside, Fife and Forth Valley

Jeffrey Ellis, Coupar Angus (Executive Sub-Committee)
Vacant Seat

Lothian and Borders

Mark McCutcheon, Edinburgh 
John Davidson, Edinburgh

Lanarkshire, Ayrshire & Arran, Dumfries & Galloway

Donald Morrison, Kilmarnock
Gordon Stewart, Cumbernauld (Executive Sub-Committee)

Greater Glasgow and Clyde

Gerard Boyle, Glasgow (Vice Chair)
David McColl, Glasgow (Chair)
Kenneth McDonald, Glasgow (Executive Sub-Committee)

BDA Branch Representatives

North: Vacant seat
West - Jacqueline Frederick
East - Vacant Seat

Representatives of the Scottish Conference of Local Dental Committees

Judith Hunter - Chair of LDC Conference
Lindsay Milton - Chair Elect of Conference
Clare Murphy - Conference Representative to SDPC  

Young Dentists Committee Representative

Vacant seat

Principal Executive Committee Members

Mick Armstrong, Chair of the PEC 
Eddie Crouch, Deputy Chair of the PEC
Derek Harper, Scottish Representative PEC Member (Executive Sub-Committee)

Observer Status - Scottish Orthodontic Specialist Group

Robert Irvine 

Observer Status - BMA Scottish General Practice Committee Representative

Michael Haughney


SDPC Agenda & Reports

Agendas and meeting reports are available to download below for the Scottish Dental Practice Committee.  

 2019 May SDPC Agenda.pdf

SDPC May 2019 Meeting Report.pdf

SDPC Feb 2019 Agenda      SDPC Feb 2019 Report

SDPC Feb 2018 Agenda      SDPC Feb 2018 Report

SDPC May 2018 Agenda     SDPC May 2018 Report

SDPC Sept 2018 Agenda    SDPC Sept 2018 Report


BDA  Scotland Fees Guide 2017-8

The PDF below provides a copy of the 2017-18 BDA Scotland Fees which is produced as a service to BDA members. Although ever effort is made to ensure its accuracy, the BDA will not accept responsibility for any loss or damages that might result for any inaccuracies found within the guide.


Get in touch

For more information, please get in touch with the committee Secretary Nicola Kaya.