Conference of Scottish Local Dental Committees
Friday 23 April 2021
The Conference of Scottish Local Dental Committees will be held on Friday 23 April 2021 as a virtual event. We look forward to welcoming delegates to our new format where you will be able to hear our speakers, engage in debate and vote on motions.
In the lead up to 23 April we will update this site on a regular basis so please check back for further details.
Welcome to the Conference of Scottish Local Dental Committees website
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.
This year the Conference of Scottish Local Dental Committees has also had to adapt and will take place via video conference on 23 April 2021. The conference consists of speakers in the morning session followed by motions in the afternoon session. In 2021, we will hear 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 will be a question and answer session after each presentation.
Our afternoon session consists of motions submitted by Local Dental Committees throughout Scotland. These motions are debated and voted on by the delegates at Conference. If the motion passes, it is 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. I would encourage all General Dental Practitioners to get involved and support their Local Dental Committee.
Judith Brady: Chair of the Conference of Scottish Local Dental Committees