Charlotte Waite elected Chair of ECDSC

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Charlotte Waite has been elected Chair of the BDA’s ECDSC

Charlotte Waite has been elected Chair of the BDA’s England Community Dental Services Committee (ECDSC).

Charlotte is a senior community dentist based in Leicestershire and has served as Vice Chair for the last three years.

She said: “Financial constraints continue to make a huge impact on salaried dentists, on morale, recruitment and retention. Barriers to care are a daily feature of working in the community dental services. I am determined to confront the barriers facing both practitioners and the patients we serve.

“The next few years will be hugely challenging for colleagues in community, as we tackle underfunding, digital transformation, and the obstacles facing vulnerable patients accessing the care they are entitled to.

"I will seek to ensure the BDA can provide the policies and the services that reflect the needs of all our members.”

The ECDSC is a craft committee of the BDA. It is concerned with all matters affecting dentists in England who work within salaried primary dental care and the salaried Personal Dental Service.