Following the feedback of our 2019 What Next for NHS Dentistry? events we had been geared up to deliver more of the same events across the UK in 2020. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic these events have been delayed. We hope to invite you to come along to one of our events to help make sense of the new general dental contract soon.

Event information

The new general dental services contract, currently being tested by prototype practices, is to be rolled out in the near future.

Join us for an expert panel discussion on what the future holds for NHS dentistry, addressing key issues including:

How will the contract rollout affect your dental practice?

What do our panellists know about the prototype contracts so far?

How can you plan to make sure you’re ready for the contract rollout?


Why you should attend…

  • Hear from dentists running prototype practices about their experiences
  • Learn about the current NHS landscape
  • It’s an opportunity to ask your burning questions to our panel of experts
  • Explore your options for running a successful practice in a challenging environment
  • It’s a FREE evening event – so no time needed out of the practice.

Hosted by Nigel Jones

Nigel will discuss the results of the latest Dentistry Confidence Monitor. The annual survey, first conducted five years ago, has consistently revealed unhappiness among dentists in the NHS and provides a detailed picture of what it’s like to work in NHS dentistry today.

Nigel is Sales and Marketing Director at Practice Plan.


Len D’Cruz

Dr Len D’Cruz graduated in 1989 from the Royal London Hospital. He is a past chairman of the BDA Young Dentist Committee and examiner for the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners. He is currently a member of the BDA General Dental Practitioners Committee and a non-executive director of the BDA elected to the Principal Executive Committee. Len also works as a dentolegal advisor at Dental Protection and is lead lecturer on the MA Dental law and Ethics at The University of Bedfordshire.

Nick Barker

Nick is the Chair of the Local Dental Network for Essex and representative for Midlands and East of England on the National Steering Group for NHS England. He is also the Postgraduate Dental Tutor for Health Education England at Colchester Hospital University Foundation Trust. In his part time, he also runs a referral practice for endodontics and prosthodontics and a specialist clinic for treating hypodontia and complex restorative care alongside an orthodontist and periodontist.

Bhavin Patel

Bhavins’ interest is in cosmetic and general dentistry, as well as surgical and implant therapy. He has been working with Len D’Cruz, as an associate dentist, for thirteen years and has been a part of the pilot for new NHS contract for seven years now. During this time he has transitioned from an associate to a partner in a practice on Wimpole Street.


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