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South East London LDC

About us

The LDC is the voice of the dental profession at the local level. We work across South East London in the following local authorities:

  • Bexley
  • Bromley
  • Greenwich
  • Lambeth
  • Lewisham
  • Southwark

We are a network of active and engaged dentists, where colleagues can find a strong voice providing local leadership.

Our vision: For NHS dentistry to be integrated with the rest of the health and social care system to enable dentists and dental care professionals to maximise their skills for the benefits of their community.

Our mission: To provide effective support for the dental profession at the local level to ensure that local partners are informed and able to utilise systems to enable dentists to provide the best care possible for their community.

Our board

Harmail Bassi

Director for Bexley


Director for Bromley

Anthony Bendkowski

Director for Greenwich

George Brown

Director for Lambeth

Tarik Shembesh

Director for Lewisham

Jayesh Patel

Director for Southwark


The LDC represents all qualifying dentists working in its area.

We provide opportunities for every qualifying dentist in our area to actively engage in the work of the LDC. The board has oversight of LDC representation and offers support, guidance and training to those members who want to represent their profession and peers to local stakeholders.

In order to become a full member of the LDC, enabling you to attend LDC meetings, vote and undertake work on behalf of the LDC, qualifying dentists should apply to join the register of members.

If you wish to apply, or to ask any questions about applying, please contact us.

Our work

South East London LDC

South East London Integrated Care Board speak to SEL LDC

At the first meeting of the South East London LDC we were joined by Sam Hepplewhite, Director of Partnerships and Prevention South East London Integrated Care Board (ICB). The ICB took commissioning responsibility for dental services in April 2023 and so it was great to have representation from the ICB at our first meeting.

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South East London LDC

Strong Beginnings in Bexley

Our SEL LDC continues to work untiringly on several key fronts and continues to engage with the other organisations on behalf of LDC levy payers.

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