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

Gill Mullen

Gill is a chair of Fitness to Practise Tribunals at the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service and a lay panel member ...

Dentist FtP panel member

Gregory Heath

Greg Heath graduated from Leeds University in 1986 and joined the Royal Army Dental Corps. He gained an MSc in ...

Dentist FtP panel member

Hall Graham

Hall Graham qualified from the Belfast Dental School in 1982. He spent six years working in hospital dentistry in the ...

Dentist FtP panel member

Harpreet Ark

Harpreet Ark qualified as a dentist from the University of Birmingham in 2008. On completion of vocational training she pursued ...

Dentist FtP panel member

Helen Baker

Helen Baker gained her BDS from Bristol University in 1987. She has been an associate in a general dental practice ...

Lay FtP panel member

Helen Goulding

Helen Goulding is the Director of Quercus Training, a small company which provides training and coaching in professional skills and ...

Dentist FtP panel member

Helen Vaughan

Helen qualified as a dentist from Bristol University in 1986 and has worked in the community and hospital service. After ...

Lay FtP panel member

Helen Wagner

Helen Wagner has a background managing transformation and change in a wide variety of professional regulators and the public sector.  ...

DCP FtP panel member

Helen Woodall

Helen Woodall is a senior registered dental nurse working in a large hospital maxillofacial department in the West Midlands. She ...