Lester Ellman qualified in Glasgow in 1964 and has been a general dental practitioner since then. He has been involved in owning and running a number of dental practices, both NHS and Private. Latterly, he has been running a dental practice in the historic city of Chester, which is largely Private specialising in, but not limited to, cosmetic dentistry.
Lester is a past member of Manchester LDC and past member for more than 30 years of Trafford LDC and was Chair of Trafford LDC for 14 years. He was also Dental Advisor to Manchester PCT for 14 years. In addition, Lester is a former member of GDSC Executive Committee and past Chair of GDPC, a member of BDA's Executive Board and member of BDA's Audit Committee.
In 2012 Lester was awarded a Fellowship of the Faculty of General Dental Practice and also was awarded a Fellowship of the British Dental Association for his years of service and contributions made to dentistry – the Highest Honour each organisation can bestow.
Lester is a founder member of 'The Dentistry Business' a training and consulting organisation helping dentists and their staff and is a partner in Oralign Ltd together with Dr Ross Hobson.