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Get to Know your LDC Director – Jeff Sherer

Tell us a little about yourself

I have been a dentist for nearly 25 years having graduated from Leeds University. I own 20 practices in England and have experience of working with a number of ICBs. I have undertaken post graduate study in Sedation and Dental Implants. I am part of a number of Local Dental Committees and am passionate about improving NHS dentistry.

How did you first get involved in the LDC?

I first was elected to the LDC about 18 years ago and it was following attending a local meeting. I thought it was a great opportunity to get involved and make a difference.

Jeff Sherer

What has been a highlight for you so far of being involved in your LDC?

Meeting and networking with other LDC directors and sharing ideas and thoughts. It has given me the opportunity to attend parliament and meet with ICBs.

What skills have you developed as a result of your involvement with the LDC?

I have gained confidence in presenting and learned to be more open to the ideas of others.

How do you see yourself applying the skills you’ve developed at your LDC in your wider life and career?

I look at things more analytically now and realise that getting more people involved is a good way at managing projects.

What would you say to colleagues who are interested but hesitant to get involved in the LDC?

I would certainly encourage them to get involved, as the future of NHS dentistry is at stake and it is wonderful opportunity to have their say on the future.

If LDCs didn’t exist what would that mean for the profession?

There would be no voice to stand up for dental practices and associates.

What do you do to relax outside of dentistry?

I like to learn about new technology such as blockchain and I read about world news.