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Welcome Foundation Dentists to our


Run by dentists for the benefit of dentists

We hope you enjoyed our presentation to you today and now have an idea who we are, what we do and how we can help you as you embark on your new career.

We engage with the local NHSE and other bodies to promote the interests and welfare of local Dentists and their teams. 

Thanks for using our QR code to find out more about our website; so what are the benefits of joining? Ask yourself do you want to join a community of over 700 dental professionals across Lancashire and South Cumbria and have a one stop place to:

  • Find a job

  • Access help, support and advice from friendly experienced practitioners in your area

  • Find information on Covid-19 and the effect on general practice

  • Know who, where and how to refer your patients - for secondary care or private options

  • Access help, support and advice from friendly experienced practitioners in your area

  • Get involved with the LDC and work towards becoming an LDC officer with our Academy

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If you wish to see our presentation again then it will shortly be published to this page, so do check back.


You may also want to know who you met today and their roles within the LDC and the profession in our area. Please see the bios below and if you wish to get in touch with any of our speakers or have any questions about the LDC or want to get involved then please just email us on

Who did you meet today?

John Edwards
Chairman of Lancashire Local Dental Committee Executive
Member of Coastal Lancashire LDC for over 30yrs
Part Time GDP in South Cumbria
Elected by local dentists to represent them on the General Dental Practice Committee of the BDA (negotiates National terms and conditions, with NHSE, on behalf of Practices and their teams).
Elected by local dentists to the Principal Executive Committee of the BDA (essentially the Board of Directors).

Bernard Alston
GDP for 25 years
Clinical Director CDS for 10 years
LDC member for 25 years
Currently Secretary of Coastal LDC, Secretary of LASC LDC Executive, and Chair LASC Local Dental Network.

Laura Heap
NHS General Dental Practitioner.
Graduated 2016, East Lancs LDC member since 2018.

Ross Keat
Academic Clinical Fellow/Specialty Registrar in Dental Public Health.

Melanie Catleugh
Consultant in Dental Public Health (Lancashire) PHE North West
Co-opted member of East Lancashire LDC.

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