LDC Conference 2019: New Year’s Resolutions

Chair 2019 - Vijay Sudra

Happy New Year! Christmas is already a distant memory, I hope you are still sticking to your NYRs.

LDC Conference is only five months away and I look forward to seeing you all in Birmingham.I want emphasis on motions this year with fewer guest speakers and look forward to impassioned debate of good motions.

We want to see more new faces attending, younger delegates especially, encourage enthusiastic members who've never been to conference to attend to represent your LDC.

LDC conference relies on good debate to make a success of the event. I would like LDCs to start thinking about motions they may want to submit, there are plenty of subjects that may be exercising you. 

Here is my starter for 10:

Brexit and dentistry

Contract reform



LDC levies

Electronic referrals

'Advancing Dental Care'

Staff morale, stress in the profession

Bureaucracy, regulation, regulators…

Please read my New Year's Letter for more insight.

So, let's make 2019 the year we keep the agenda moving forward and make sure our voices are heard.

Motions and footage from 2018

Take a look back at the discussions that took place last year.

Footage of the conference is available here – all broken down into watch-able chunks of motions and presentations.

Nominations for the Unsung Hero Award

Don't forget there is the opportunity to nominate a colleague who has played a pivotal role within your LDC, but who has received little recognition. Further details can be found here.

The closing date for nominations is Monday 5 March.

Registration for the event will open in February.

Where and when
Thursday 6 June 2019 (lunch served from 12:30 with Conference commencing at 13:30)
Friday 7 June 2019 (conference closes at 12:30 with lunch served until 13:30)

The Conference will be held at the Birmingham Conference and Events Centre in the city centre

(Hill Street, Birmingham, B5 4EW) with the black-tie Conference dinner taking place 7 minutes walk away at the iconic historic Birmingham Town Hall.

Hotel rooms will be available for attendees to book via our appointed accommodation agency. Please do not book rooms directly with hotels.

Further details including travel arrangements, hotel booking and expense claiming procedures will be circulated to all LDC Secretaries shortly, and of course added to this site. But in the meantime please contact Fiona Feltham, Events Manager at the BDA on 020 7563 6876 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any queries.

I look forward to seeing you there!

Vijay Sudra

LDC Conference Chair 2019

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