Lindsay Milton

Lindsay C Milton, Chair of Conference of Scottish LDCs
Welcome to Conference and Opening Remarks

Lindsay Milton is a practice owner and principal of a predominantly NHS practice in the south side of Glasgow. He has been a VT Trainer for many years and is a Practice Inspector for Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board. He also works for NHS 24 and undertakes a variety of roles for the National Examining Board for Dental Nurses. He has been a member of Greater Glasgow and Clyde Local Dental Committee since 2014 and is currently Chair of the Conference Agenda Committee and Conference of Scottish LDCs.

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Humza Yousaf, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care
Pandemic Recovery

Humza Yousaf is a Scottish politician serving as Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care since 2021. He was educated at Hutchesons' Grammar School and the University of Glasgow, graduating with a degree in Politics. He is also an alumnus of the US State Department's prestigious International Visitor Learning Programme. He was elected as an MSP for the Glasgow region in May 2011, and to the constituency of Glasgow Pollok since 2016. He has held a number of ministerial positions in the Scottish Government since 2012, and joined cabinet in June 2018 as Cabinet Secretary for Justice.


tom ferris

Tom Ferris, Chief Dental Officer
NHS Dental Services and Scottish Government Policy

Tom is the Chief Dental Officer of Scotland. He was seconded to Scottish Government as Deputy Chief Dental Officer from his substantive posts with NHS Forth Valley and NHS Education for Scotland in 2010. He has worked in general practice, hospital service, the salaried service in Scotland and in the hospital service in Malta.


Gillian Leslie, Deputy Chief Dental Officer
NHS Dental Services and Scottish Government Policy

Gillian Leslie is one of three Deputy Chief Dental Officers for Scotland. She is a practice owner in Lothian and a practicing GDS dentist with a specialist interest in surgical dentistry. She is a retired Surg Lt Cdr(D) who served 13 years in the Royal Navy. Gillian is a veteran of the Iraq war and has served with the Royal Marines, the US Navy and the Bruneian Navy.

David McColl

David McColl, Chair of the Scottish Dental Practice Committee
The work of SDPC 2021-2022

David McColl is the Chair of the Scottish Dental Practice Committee (SDPC) and Vice Chair of the GP Sub-committee of Greater Glasgow and Clyde Local Dental Committee. He also sits on the Area Dental Committee of Greater Glasgow and Clyde LDC and is on the Board of the Scottish Public Pensions Authority (SPPA). He is a practice owner and runs a busy NHS practice in Govanhill in Glasgow.

Elizabeth Glass

Elizabeth Glass, Conference Treasurer
Conference Accounts and Treasurer’s Report

Elizabeth Glass, known as Liz, qualified from the University of Glasgow in 1986. She has been a committee member of Greater Glasgow and Clyde Local Dental Committee since the late 1980s and has attended all Scottish LDC Conferences since their inception in 1999 following Devolution. Liz chaired the Scottish LDC Conference in 2008 and 2009 and has served as Treasurer since 2011, taking over from Frank Angell on his retirement from dental politics. In 2020 she modernised the operation of the Conference bank account, moving to online banking, with the facility for all payments to be counter-authorised by Chair or Chair-Elected, as laid down in standing orders.

Helen Kaney

Helen Kaney, Dental Protection
Address from Conference Platinum Sponsor

Helen Kaney graduated from Glasgow University in 1987. After working in general dental practice she studied law and qualified as a solicitor, working for several Scottish law firms who acted for indemnity organisations before joining the Medical Protection Society/Dental Protection in 2009. She now leads one of MPS’ medico and dentolegal services teams assisting medical and dental members in the UK and internationally.

Roy McBurnie
Jim Law

Roy McBurnie and Jim Law, The Scottish Dental Fund
Report from The SDF Board of Management

Report from The Board of Management with Audited Accounts for 2020/2021. Presented by the SDF Chair Roy McBurnie and Treasurer Jim Law.


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