When we say that someone is ‘fit to practise’ we mean that they have the skills, knowledge, character and health to practise their profession safely and effectively.
If a registered dentist or dental care professional fails to meet the standards set by the GDC we can:
This covers all dental care professionals whether they are working in the NHS or in private practice.
Examples of when a registrant’s fitness to practise may be in question may be due to:
We look carefully at every case. In some cases, we may simply offer advice rather than removing or restricting a dental professional's registration.