Fitness to practise panel

Fitness to practise panel members

​Membership of the statutory committees that make decisions on dental professionals' fitness to practise is drawn from an independent pool of dental professionals and lay people called the fitness to practise panel.

Fitness to practise panellists can sit as members of Interim Orders, Professional Conduct, Professional Performance, Health or Registration Appeals Committees for hearings held by the Dental Professionals Hearings Service.

The role fitness to practise panellists play during a hearing

This video explains the part our independently appointed fitness to practise panel members play in hearings, and how this challenging role makes a difference to the public and patients by providing proportionate and fair regulation of dental professionals.

The fitness to practise panel is made up of dentists, dental care professionals (DCPs), and lay people. 

Lay FtP panel member

Andrew Skelton

​Andy Skelton is currently self-employed and works in a number of areas of healthcare regulation and governance. He works as ...

Lay FtP panel member

Andy Waite

Andy Waite is a lay chair and joined the General Dental Council discrete Interim Orders Committee panel in 2018. He ...

DCP FtP panel member

Angela Wragg

Angela studied Dental Hygiene at Kings College Hospital, London and qualified in 1983, then embarking on a General Nurse training ...

Lay FtP panel member

Anita Clay

Dr Anita Clay is a medical doctor who has worked for a number of years within Accident and Emergency. She ...

Dentist FtP panel member

Anjana Varshani

Anjana [Anju] Varshani qualified from UCL in 1990.  She began her career in general dental practice in North West London ...

DCP FtP panel member

Anne Ng

Anne Ng qualified as a Dental Therapist from New Cross in 1981. She then worked for Barking, Havering and Brentwood ...

Lay FtP panel member

Anthony Mole

Anthony Mole served as a police officer for 30 years as an investigator leading teams of detectives and specialist services ...

Dentist FtP panel member

Arif Sadikot

Arif Sadikot graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Dental Surgery from King's College London in 1998 and initially worked ...

Dentist FtP panel member

Arjun Shinh

Arjun Shinh qualified from King’s College London in 2005. He has dedicated himself to continuing professional development, having completed post-graduate ...