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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Charlie Daniels, chair of the Tees Local Dental Committee, said dental health inequalities mean Middlesbrough's most deprived wards have the highest rates of dental disease and the lowest levels of attendance, making prevention more difficult.
Beloved husband of the late Roma and the late Anna, much loved father of Alison and Chris, former Chairman of Newcastle Round Table, Master of Brandling Lodge and Secretary of Newcastle Local Dental Committee. He will be sadly missed by all his family and friends.
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.
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.
Charlie Daniels, chair of the Tees Local Dental Committee, previously told The Gazette that more Teesside practices face difficult decisions over NHS places.
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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