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LDC Conference

Local Dental Committees (LDCs) represent the profession locally. They discuss service configuration and commissioning, NHS management of service providers, practice staffing, workforce planning, dental education and regulations and regulatory changes, all of which have a local impact, often in different ways in different areas.

They represent members locally and often provide pastoral support and other services to practitioners in the area.

Every year, LDCs across the UK hold conferences to discuss the issues facing the profession.

Although the English LDC Conference is independent of the BDA, staff from the BDA assist with the LDC Conference by providing organisational and administrative support, and by hosting regular meetings of the various LDC Conference organising committees across the UK nations.

The BDA also helps collate motions for debate at the conferences.

More information

Further information about the English LDC Conference is available on the LDC Conference website

Further information about the Scottish LDC Conference can be found on the BDA website.

LDC Conference 2018: Belfast

The 2018 Annual Conference of Local Dental Committees is taking place on at the Europa Hotel, Belfast. The 2018 Conference Chair is Joe Hendon.

Booking will be available online.

For queries relating to the event, please contact Fiona Feltham at

For any Policy and motions related queries, please contact

Conference updates

The Conference Chair will provide regular blog updates on plans for conference as they progress.

Previous LDC Conference

LDC Conference 2017 was chaired by Alisdair McKendrick and was held in Birimgham 8-9 June 2017.