Len D'Cruz, GDP, London, Dento-legal Advisor, BDA
Len is a general dental practitioner, running a seven surgery mixed NHS and private practice in North East London. He is an experienced vocational trainer for the London Deanery. He is a dento-legal advisor for the BDA and a dental tutor for Health Education East of England. He has published "Legal aspects of general dental practice" and writes and presents regularly about legal and ethical issues as well as NHS contractual issues particularly in relation to the NHS contract prototypes. He is also an ORE examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons exam and is lead lecturer for the MA in Dental law and Ethics at the University of Bedfordshire.
Kevin spent 27 years in various capacities at Dental Protection including as a member of its original Board in 1989 and later as Dental Director 1998-2016. He was on the Council (Board) of MPS and a member of its senior management team.
His operational responsibilities included Australia, being Director of DPL Australia Pty Ltd, a subsidiary which worked closely with an Australian insurance partner to provide a highly successful insurance-based indemnity product after new legislation in 2003 made it illegal for Australian healthcare professionals to have discretionary indemnity. Drawing from that background, he is currently working as a Special Consultant to the BDA, having been involved in the development of BDA Indemnity which launched in June 2019 in collaboration with Royal and Sun Alliance Insurance (RSA).
Associate Editor of Dental Practice for 25 years and subsequently Consultant Editor of Dentistry since 2006. Honorary Member of the British, Irish and New Zealand Dental Associations and also of the British Society for Restorative Dentistry.
Trustee and member of the Transition Board of Directors for the College of General Dentistry, into which the current FGDP(UK) plans to transition once its agreed demerger from the Royal College of Surgeons of England is complete