Local Dental Committee

Local Dental Committee

A statutory NHS body comprised of dentists from general practice, hospital services, salaried services and personal dental services (formerly, community dental services). The LDC represents the interests of dentists and dentistry in a county or defined region and advises primary care trusts in their commissioning of NHS services.
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Morgannwg Local Dental Committee, described fluoridation as, "the single proven most effective measure to reduce tooth decay in children, particularly vulnerable children".
Mr Shaw, a also chairman of the local dental committee for Calderdale and Kirklees, said he had seen many cn hanges over his career, b r ut was most proud of how dental health had improved so much.
Eddie Crouch, Secretary for the Birmingham Local Dental Committee, said decayed milk teeth had been removed from some city kids.
Ian Gordon, chairman of the Tees Local Dental Committee, has established the Vitality Dental Practice in High Street, Stokesley with his wife Jayne, who is also a dentist.
Chairman and Secretary of Warwickshire Local Dental Committee
But chair of the North Tyne Local Dental Committee Jane Ainsworth said she was "flabbergasted" at the numbers for the North of Tyne region who had not achieved the 96% target.
Mr Bartley, who is chairman of the Cardiff Local Dental Committee, said surgeries suffering the worst missed appointment rates were generally in the socially deprived areas of the city.
Neil Thomas, acting chairman of Wirral local dental committee, said: "It is a very difficult time for dentists.
The survey of 23 local dental committee chairmen in England found 96 per cent believe they are likely to see fewer NHS patients.
JANE AINSWORTH, chairman, North Tyne Local Dental Committee
Around 420 dentists from the Birmingham Local Dental Committee are making a stand against the scheme.
Morgannwg Local Dental Committee, which represents dentists in Bridgend, Neath Port Talbot and Swansea, said water fluoridation - which it described as "the single proven most effective measure to reduce tooth decay in children, particularly vulnerable children - had "only been paid lip service".

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