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Scottish Dental Practice Committee

Subject to the authority of the Principal Executive Committee, Scottish Dental Practice Committee represents all non-salaried general dental practitioners practising in the NHS and/or privately, including orthodontists and assistants, working in Scotland.

What does Scottish Dental Practice Committee (SDPC) do?

SDPC’s role is to negotiate with NHS Boards, and the Scottish Government Directorate for Population Health and other appropriate bodies, on matters relating to the delivery and remuneration of dental services provided by non-salaried general dental practitioners, including orthodontists and assistants, working in Scotland and to liaise with the General Dental Practice Committee and Scottish Council.


Policy Document


SDPC Agenda & Reports

Agendas and meeting reports are available to download below for the Scottish Dental Practice Committee.  

SDPC May 2019 Agenda

SDPC May 2019 Report

SDPC Sept 2019 Agenda

SDPC Sept 2019 Report

SDPC Feb 2020 Agenda        

SDPC Feb 2020 Report

SDPC May 2020 Agenda 
​SDPC May 2020 Report

Member updates

PSD FAQ April 2020 Covid-19

Dental Financial Support Payment – Questions & Answers

Pay Uplift for Dentists in Scotland

The UK-wide Review Body on Doctors' and Dentists' Remuneration (DDRB) published its 47th Report on 23 July. 

The DDRB recommended a 2.5% net uplift for General Dental Practitioners. The UK Government accepted the 2.5% recommendation for dentists in England, and the BDA issued a press release calling on the Scottish Government to accept the DDRB recommendation. 

Scottish Government announced in August 2019 that the uplift would be 2.5 per cent for both pay and expenses which BDA Scotland notes does not take adequate account of the full cost of running a dental practice. The award will be made on 1 November 2019 and will be backdated to April 2019.

Scottish Government PCAs

Memorandum to PDC(D)(2020)10 provides information on Phase 3; advises of the remobilisation of NHS dental services.

PCA(D)(2020)10 - Remobilisation of NHS Dental Services - Phase 3 - Memorandum - 10 July 2020.pdf


Memorandum to PCA(D)(2020)9 provides information on Phase 1; the expansion of urgent dental care centres; and, Phase 2; the standing up of dental practices initially to see urgent patients for non-aerosol generating procedure (AGP) care. Also attached is SDR Determination I Amendment 144

PCA(D)(2020)9 - Remobilisation of NHS Dental Services - Memorandum - 15 June 2020 (002).pdf

Statement of Dental Remuneration - Determination I - Amendment No 144.pdf

Memorandum to PCA(D)(2020)8 provides information on financial support measures for mixed practices.

PCA(D)(2020)8 - COVID-19 - NHS Funding Support and Other Financial Support Further Guidance Memorandum.pdf

Memorandum to PCA(D)(2020)7 provides revised financial support measures for independent dental contractors and dental bodies corporates.


Memorandum to PCA(D)(2020)6 provides information and guidance to independent contractors, (dentists and dental bodies corporate) providing NHS General Dental Services (GDS) on the steps to take during the COVID-19 outbreak.

PCA(D)(2020)6 - COVID-19 Guidance - Memorandum - 17 March 2020.pdf 


SDPC Working Groups

SDPC established an Oral Health Risk Assessment Working Group in October 2019, to help inform the development of the Scottish Government new model of care arrangements to ensure they are workable and affordable. Representatives from the SDPC group attend the Scottish Government Design Group meetings. This group has been put on hold during the Covid-19 pandemic,



SDPC Representatives

Grampian, Highland, Western Isles, Orkney and  Shetland

Morven Gordon-Duff, Guest / Observer (non voting member)
Harriet Liddicott, Guest / Observer (non voting member)

Tayside, Fife and Forth Valley

Jeffrey Ellis, Coupar Angus (Executive Sub-committee)
 Amy Harper, Guest / Observer )no voting member)

Lothian and Borders

Mark McCutcheon, Edinburgh 
John Davidson, Edinburgh

Lanarkshire, Ayrshire & Arran, Dumfries & Galloway

Donald Morrison, Kilmarnock (Executive Sub-committee)
Gordon Stewart, Cumbernauld

Greater Glasgow and Clyde

David McColl, Glasgow (Chair) (Executive Sub-committee)
Kenneth McDonald, Glasgow (Executive Sub-committee)
Josephine Weir, Gourock

BDA Branch Representatives

North: Vacant seat
West - Jacqueline Frederick
East - Rachel Reid

Representatives of the Scottish Conference of Local Dental Committees

Judith Brady - Chair of LDC Conference (Executive Sub-committee)
Lindsay Milton - Chair Elect of Conference
Clare Murphy - Conference Representative to SDPC (Executive Sub-committee)

Young Dentists Committee Representative

Vacant seat

Principal Executive Committee Members

Mick Armstrong, Chair of the PEC 
Eddie Crouch, Deputy Chair of the PEC

Observer Status - Scottish Orthodontic Specialist Group

Robert Irvine 

Observer Status - BMA Scottish General Practice Committee Representative

Susannah Mitchell

Meeting Dates 2020

Wednesday 12 February

Wednesday 20 May

Wednesday 9 September

All meetings are held at the BDA Scotland office, Forsyth House, Lomond Court, Castle Business Park, Stirling, FK4 7TU at 13.30hrs. During the Covid-19 outbreak meetings are being held by video conference.

SDPC Constitution

SDPC Constitution Revision February 2018


BDA  Scotland Fees Guide 2019-20

BDA Scotland Fees Guide 2019-20 which takes effect on 1 November 2019 is now available to download. The document is produced as a service to BDA members. Although ever effort is made to ensure its accuracy, the BDA will not accept responsibility for any loss or damages that might result for any inaccuracies found within the guide.


Get in touch

For more information, please get in touch with the committee Secretary