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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
For any Policy and motions related queries, please contact LDCSupport@bda.org.
The Conference Chair will provide regular blog updates on plans for conference as they progress.
Previous LDC Conference
Conference 2017 was chaired by Alisdair McKendrick and was held in Birimgham 8-9 June 2017.