429. Impaired fitness to practise.

429.     Impaired fitness to practise.

Where an allegation is made against a dentist or a dental care professional1, his fitness to practise is to be regarded as 'impaired' by reason only of2: (1) misconduct3; (2) deficient professional performance4; (3) adverse physical or mental health5; (4) a conviction or caution in the United Kingdom6 for a criminal offence, or a conviction elsewhere for an offence which, if committed in England and Wales, would constitute a criminal offence7; (5) the person having accepted a conditional offer or agreed to pay a penalty