Scottish Dentistry: Where Next?

More than 400 members of the dental team joined us for an opportunity to engage with the Chief Dental Officer and representatives of the Practitioner Services Division in a Q&A webinar on Thursday 27 May 2021.

Read the report of 'Scottish Dentistry: Where Next?'

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Conference of Scottish Local Dental Committees

Friday 23 April 2021

Virtual Event

The Conference of Scottish Local Dental Committees was held on Friday 23 April 2021 as a virtual event. We were delighted to welcome delegates to our new format where we were able to hear our speakers, engage in debate and vote on motions.

Thank you to Judith, Nicola and the team for a great event.

We look forward to seeing delegates, guests, speakers and sponsors at Conference 2022 which will be held on 22 April 2022 at the Stirling Court Hotel.

Welcome to the Conference of Scottish Local Dental Committees website

Statement from our previous Chair Judith Brady:

When I took over as Chair of the Conference of Scottish Local Dental Committees in 2019 I was excited and up for the challenge. When Covid-19 struck and the subsequent lockdown, this meant there was no option but to cancel the annual Conference of Scottish Local Dental Committees which was scheduled to take place in Stirling in April 2020. Since then, the profession has had to adapt to a new way of working, which has been particularly challenging and stressful.

Conference 2021

In 2021 the Conference of Scottish Local Dental Committees had to adapt and took place via video conference on 23 April 2021. The conference consisted of speakers in the morning session followed by motions in the afternoon session. In 2021, we heard presentations from Helen Kaney from Dental Protection, Derek Manson from the NIDPC (Northern Ireland Dental Practice Committee) and David McColl (Chair of Scottish Dental Practice Committee). There were also question and answer sessions after each presentation.

Our afternoon session consisted of motions submitted by Local Dental Committees throughout Scotland. These motions were debated and voted on by the delegates at Conference. If the motion passed, it was then taken to Scottish Dental Practice Committee as policy.

The Conference of Scottish Local Dental Committees is an important event as it gives the profession a voice to effect change in how dentistry in Scotland is provided. We would encourage all General Dental Practitioners to get involved and support their Local Dental Committee.

Lindsay Milton

Lindsay Milton: Chair of the Conference of Scottish Local Dental Committees, 2021-23