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Fitness to practise panel

Fitness to Practise panel members

​Membership of the GDC's Statutory Committees which 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. These panellists can sit as members of Interim Orders, Professional Conduct, Professional Performance, Health or Registration Appeals Committees.

The role Fitness to Practise panel members play during a hearing

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

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

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Dentist FtP panel member

Arsalan (Shaam) Shamsi

Shaam Shamsi qualified from the Royal London in 1994 and is the Principal/Clinical Director of Horizons Dental Centre and Genesis ...

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Dentist FtP panel member

Aysha Ahmed-Kibria

Aysha studied at Guy's and St. Thomas' Medical and Dental School and graduated with a Distinction in 1998.  After vocational ...

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Lay FtP panel member

Bill Nelson

Bill Nelson was a policemen who served most of his career in the Metropolitan Police Service and then transferred to ...

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Dentist FtP panel member

Brent Weller

Brent Weller qualified at the Royal London Hospital in 1979 and is a general dental practitioner and specialist in prosthodontics. ...

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DCP FtP panel member

Carley Lee Anderson

Carley qualified as a dental nurse in 1997 and went on to qualify as an Oral Health Educator in 2007, ...

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Dentist FtP panel member

Carson Black

Carson Black studied dentistry at Queen’s University, Belfast. On qualification in 1982 he joined the Royal Army Dental Corps and ...

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Lay FtP panel member

Catherine Elliott

Catherine is a lawyer by profession, having practised in the City and Bristol, where she was an equity partner in ...