Next LDC/SBUHB Zoom Update Meeting

The next LDC/SBUHB Zoom Update meeting will take place on Thursday, 16th July 2020 at 1900 hours.

The meeting can be joined at

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OnJuly 11, 2020, posted in: Latest News by

GDPC Report – April 2020

Tom Bysouth, our representative on the BDA GDPC has sent me his notes on the remote GDPC meeting of last week.  His notes are in the this document.

Please note the links in the report, the pay resolution process for associates, the template letter to send to MPs and the questionnaire on Urgent Care Centres.


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OnApril 21, 2020, posted in: Latest News by

LDC Newsletter – Easter 2020 – Advice on Coronavirus

The LDC has published and distributed an advice letter on Coronavirus, the content of which can be found here

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OnApril 13, 2020, posted in: Latest News by

All-Wales Faculty for Dental Care Professionals – FAQs

The All-Wales Faculty for Dental Care Professionals has produced a page of FAQs for DCPs on Coronavirus – COVID-19.  This can be found using this link

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OnApril 1, 2020, posted in: Latest News by

Urgent Notice – GDC Registration of Employees

It has come to our notice that a DCP had used an altered certificate of registration with the GDC to prove registration for employment.  In advance of formal guidance from Swansea Bay University Health Board which is forthcoming the LDC would advise practices to check registration of employees and potential employees on the GDC website and not rely on only inspecting a registration certificate.

All dentists and DCPs must have a current registration with the GDC in order to practise in the UK.  Non-compliance can lead to prosecution and the LDC suggests that practices immediately check the registration of employees on the GDC website and have systems in place to check registration annually.

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OnMarch 5, 2020, posted in: Latest News by

GDPC Report Meeting January 2020

Tom Bysouth’s report on the January 2020 GDPC meeting can be found here

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OnFebruary 4, 2020, posted in: Latest News by

Associate Wanted – Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen Dental Practice

Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen Dental Practice is seeking a part-time Associate to work 3-4 days a week.

4000 UDAs  at £12 / UDA plus Private work with 50/50 split for private treatment including Denplan patients.

Modern well equipped dental practice with 5 surgeries , fully computerised, digital Radiography and Clinipads
Digital impression taking with Sirona Cerec system
Cerec restorations with E-max furnace unit.

Good systems for clinical governance with great understanding and opportunities for Quality Improvement.

Hoping for a colleague to develop with us as a long standing practice partner comes to retire.

Please contact Simon Bond or Ewart Johnstone at or reception at 01269 822885.

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OnFebruary 4, 2020, posted in: Associate Positions, Latest News by

Associate Position in long established Port Talbot Practice

An excellent opportunity to join a dental practice at the centre of the community.

 Our practice is independently owned and long established in Port Talbot, for more than 50 years. We enjoy a loyal patient following.

  Port Talbot is a town in an enviable position, with good road and rail links east and west, and a beautiful beach on the doorstep.

We are a friendly family Practice offering quality treatment in a relaxed atmosphere. We provide a wide variety of dental services to NHS and Private (Denplan) patients from our 3 modern surgeries.

We are looking for a motivated and positive Associate Dentist to work Full/Part Time in our mixed NHS & Private (Denplan) practice, which includes a team of supportive and 3 fully qualified dentists, hygienist and experienced dental nurses. The associate would take on an existing list of patients, with the opportunity to expand this list. Practice hours are 9 until 5, Monday to Friday.


Please send CV and Cover Letter to:

Janette at

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OnJanuary 8, 2020, posted in: Associate Positions by

Welsh Dental Digest 17 – Summer 2019

The Welsh Dental Digest number 17 of the summer of 2019 contains:

3 Celebrating 10 years of Designed to Smile
4 The Skills Optimiser Self-Evaluation Tool (SOSET)
4 New HIW online payment scheme
5 An Overview of the latest Health and Social Care (Quality and Engagement) (Wales) Bill
6 Cardiff University Dental Hospital, School of Dentistry – Smile Week
7 Benefits of Becoming a Reflective Practitioner
7 GDC visit to Wales
8 National Plans to phase down use of Mercury
7 Information for practices using in house system to manufacture inlays (eg CEREC)
9 News from the British Association for the Study of Community Dentistry
10 Other News

It can be found here.

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OnJanuary 6, 2020, posted in: Latest News by

GDPC Meeting Report October 2019

The GDPC report on the October 2019 meeting can be found here.

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OnJanuary 6, 2020, posted in: Latest News by