Welcome

Welcome to the Hertfordshire
Local Dental Committee website

This site provides information about dentistry across the county and the workings of the LDC.

Local Dental Committees in England were established in 1948, and  became statutory bodies under the NHS Act of 1977 and are included in the NHS Act 2006.  Primary Care Organisations recognise and consult with LDCs on matters of local dental interest ,local commissioning and developments in the provision of NHS dentistry. 

Hertfordshire LDC represents dentists with a General Dental Services Contract (providers or performers) or those on a performers list within the Hertfordshire boundary.

General information on this website is freely available to the public. In addition, Hertfordshire dentists may also access the password-protected area.  If you are a Hertfordshire dentist working as a provider in Hertfordshire you can access the dentists only section, please contact Mike deNooijer.-> see in CONTACT

 

 

        IMPORTANT INFORMATION and NOTIFICATIONS

   

NEW REGULATIONS ON IONISING RADIATION :-  new regulations came into force on 1 January 2018, which means dentists using x-ray generators must register with the Health and Safety Executive.  

NHS DENTAL CHARGES  April 2018 - 2019

  -Band 1  £ 21-60 

  -Band 2  £ 59-10

  -Band3   £256.50

  -Band4   £ 21-60 ( Emergency Treatment)

 

Adrenaline for anaphylaxis kits - a reminder to Health Care Professionals 

Please see Chief Dental Officers report with regards to stocking Adrenalin. Dentists areasked not to order EpiPens but ampoules instead, as there is a national shortage. See Detail Here

 DENTAL AMALGAM

From 1 July 2018, UK law states that dental amalgam should not be used in the treatment of deciduous teeth, in children under 15 years-old, and in pregnant or breastfeeding women, except when deemed strictly necessary by a dentist based on the specific medical needs of the patient.

The law has been passed on the basis of environmental concerns about mercury pollution, and does not reflect any evidence-based concerns about adverse effects of amalgam on human health.

Website development: Red Sphere Media

Latest news

Updated SDCEP Conscious Sedation in Dentistry guidance HERE

Hertfordshire Domiciliary Dental Service now LIVE see HERE

 

 



 

Notices

Next LDC Meeting 7.15pm Wednesday  9th January 2019

HERTS LDC 2019 Elections Please see here for further details

Proposed Changes to the treatment of TAX RELIEF for PENSIONS, to see how this may affect you read more at www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/pensions

 BDA Conference and DT showcase 17th&18th May 2019 NEC Birmingham

Contact us

Herts Local Dental Committee

c/o 103 Charmouth Rd
St Albans, 
Hertfordshire 
AL1 4SG
United Kingdom

hertsldcsec@btinternet.com