LDC Conference

LDC Conference 2017 submitting a Conference motion

LDC Conference 2017 Chair, Alisdair McKendrick, offers his advice on how to craft a motion for Conference 2017. First steps Creating a conference motion for the first time can be challenging and then having to stand up and present it at conference – well that is a daunting experience! Usually it will derive from your LDC with the secretary or chair asking for topics that might make for a goo... »

LDC Conference 2017: Alisdair McKendrick on the future of dentistry

Alisdair McKendrick was elected Chair for LDC Conference 2017, he tells us a bit about his career to date, his hopes for the future generations of young dentist and the theme of this year’s LDC Conference. Q: Tell us a bit about you? I am a dental practitioner working in a mixed practice in Kettering, Northamptonshire, and qualified in 1982. I am a fourth generation McKendrick who is a denti... »

LDC Conference 2016: a view from the Chair

So another Local Dental Committee Conference is over and for me this year, as Chair, I approached it with a mixture of excitement and terror. Excitement to see how all the planning translated from paper to reality. And terror? Well anything that could go wrong, might very well go wrong! The Agenda Committee and I spent hours looking at the detail of conference and particularly working on the motio... »

Update on LDC Conference 2016

In his last post, Nick Stolls, LDC Conference Chair 2016, highlighted some of his plans for the upcoming Conference. We had a chance to chat with him to hear the Agenda Committee’s plans and points of discussion for the upcoming year. Some points of discussion included… Motions – Think about and discuss motions you want to put forward. You may see Nick in LDC meetings trying to amalgamate motions ... »

BDA Conference 2016 is coming

I am already really looking forward to next year’s British Dental Conference and Exhibition next May. During my ten years in post, I have seen the event grow from strength to strength to become the event of the dental year. For me it is the single opportunity to pull all the strands together. I look forward to hearing what the new minister for English dentistry, Alastair Burt MP is going to tell u... »

Update for GDPs: contract reform, young dentists and LDC Conference

A recent meeting of the BDA’s General Dental Practice Committee covered a full agenda, including a focus on dental contract reform, discussion on the BDA’s submission to the Review Body on Doctors and Dentists’ Remuneration (DDRB), Local Dental Committee (LDC) Conference motions and a report on the crisis in confidence for young dentists. Also on the agenda were GDPC constitution and s... »

Nick Stolls lays out plans for next year’s LDC Conference

  We caught up with Nick Stolls, LDC Conference Chair 2016, to hear about his experiences at past Conferences and his plans for the upcoming year. Only a few weeks have passed since the 2015 LDC Conference but planning for 2016 has already begun. Jonathan Randall’s conference was very successful but, as all those closely associated with its arrangements would agree, it was challenging. ... »

Dentistry under siege

Dentistry is a tiny but vitally strategic island in the sea of the NHS. Its significance is widely accepted but only really appreciated by those who work there and those who visit. For years now it seems that its will to survive the continual pounding from the Axis triumvirate of the GDC, the Treasury and the DH has been inspired by a few doughty defenders armed with only the pop guns of their pro... »