To provide a channel of communication between hospital dental staff and those who negotiate their terms and conditions of service.
To advise NHS Boards and the Scottish Government Directorate for Population Health on matters relating to the provision of hospital dental services in Scotland.
To liaise with, and send representatives, to the Central Committee for Hospital Dental Services and the Scottish Council of the British Dental Association.
The following elected representatives of health service consultants.
One representative from Highland, Western Isles, Grampian, Orkney and Shetland; one representative from Tayside; two representatives from Fife, Lothian and Borders and two representatives from Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Lanarkshire, Forth Valley, Ayrshire & Arran, Dumfries & Galloway.
One nominated representative from the Consultants in Dental Public Health who is based in Scotland.
One Consultant or Specialist nominated by each of the Royal Colleges (Edinburgh and Glasgow) granting diplomas in dental surgery.
One nominated representative of the training grade to be chosen, on a rotational basis, by the training grade staff associations in Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
One nominated representative of Staff, Associate Specialist and Specialty Doctors'.
The Chair and Deputy Chair of the Principal Executive Committee.
One observer nominated by the British Medical Association (BMA) for Hospital Medical Services
One observer nominated by the BMA Staff, Associate Specialist and Specialty Doctors' Committee.
Up to two co-opted members as and when required.
Should an SCHDS member not attend for two consecutive meetings, taking into account the individual circumstances of the member, it will be at the discretion of the committee whether the member will continue to be an SCHDS member.
Six voting members