The Committee is a statutory body representing in the main General Dental Practitioners,(GDPs) based in the Primary Care Trusts area of the London boroughs of Newham, City & Hackney and Tower Hamlets. Other may be co-opted to represent special groups.
As the local representative committee for independent Dental practitioners, the LDC has the statutory right to be consulted by the above Primary Care Trusts and Strategic Health Authority on issues relating to the dental profession including negotiations around Personal Dental Services.
The LDC is an independent body paid for by GDPs themselves via a compulsory Statutory Levy based on a specified amount per patient, per annum. Expenditure of this Levy is restricted to administration of the Committee and may not be used for anything else. In addition, GDPs are asked to contribute to a Voluntary Levy, which is used to finance such events as LDC Annual Conference, British Dental Guilds etc