Watch back Nigel Jones, Shiv Pabary MBE and Chris Groombridge for a Question Time special, where they discuss the dental contract changes announced earlier this year and the findings so far.

About the webinar:

Billed as the first significant change to the NHS dental contract since its introduction, the announcement was met with mixed responses from the industry, with some calling it ‘a new lease of life’, and others a ‘tinkering’.

Shawn Charlwood, chair of the British Dental Association’s General Dental Practice Committee, felt the contract changes were ‘modest, marginal changes’ that would ‘not fix the rotten foundations this service is built on’.*

Four months on, Practice Plan have hosted a live ‘Question Time’ panel discussion with Nigel Jones, Chris Groombridge and Shiv Pabary MBE, who discussed the question: have the contract changes had a significant impact on NHS dentistry?

During this one-hour webinar, the panellists discussed their experiences of the changes to date, how they see them progressing in the next few months and what more can be done to save NHS dentistry.

* – 20/07/2022, ‘Too little too late’ – reactions to the NHS dental contract changes


Please note, this webinar was recorded live on Tuesday 22nd November 2022.


Meet the speakers:

Your host: 

Nigel Jones is the Sales and Marketing Director at Practice Plan and has been working in the dental sector for over 30 years. He has a special interest in the development and future of NHS dentistry in the UK.

His knowledge and passion for dentistry has led him to become a trusted voice, offering invaluable advice on how to strategically and successfully run a practice.

Your panellists:

Shiv Pabary MBE is a member of the GDPC Executive, an education associate for the General Dental Council, a local dental adviser to NHS England and was awarded an MBE for his services to NHS dentistry in the North East.


Chris Groombridge is joint Managing Director of 543 Dental Centre and Chair of the charity Teeth Team. He’s Secretary of the Hull and East Yorkshire Local Dental Committee, a member of the Local Dental Network (LDN) for North Yorkshire and Humber and a director of the Associated Dental Groups.


Watch the recording

Location Date & Time
On-demand webinar Recorded 22/11/2022