Dr Chris Roberts

Dr Chris Roberts

Clinical Facilitator/Supervisor (Dentist)

Peninsula Dental School (Faculty of Health)



Dental surgeon with over 21 years experience across a wide range of dental disciplines including general dental practice, Military dental practice, secondary care, governance and education. 

Chris currently has a number of roles within the world of dentistry. With the University of Plymouth (UoP) he is an Associate Professor of Primary Care Dentistry, specialising in Fitness to Practice and Professionalism, He also acts as Clinical Supervisor/Facilitator to both BDS and DTH students. He has roles on a national level acting as a Fitness to Practice Panelist with the General Dental Council (GDC). He also has an interest in national governance frameworks and acts as a Specialist Dental Advisor to the Care Quality Commission (CQC). 

Prior to joining the team at UoP Chris was the Clinical Director for the Community Dental Service in Cornwall (now known as Smile Together Community Interest Company).


FCGDent         Fellowship of the College of General Dentistry (2021)

FFGDP (UK)      Fellowship of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (2021)

DDHSL&M RCS   Diploma in Dental Health Services Leadership & Management, Royal College of Surgeons (2012)

DipDSed KCL     Diploma in Conscious Sedation for Dentistry, Kings College London (2009)

MFGDP RCS      Membership of Faculty of General Dental Practice. Royal College of Surgeons of England (2007)

BDS (Wales)      Bachelor of Dental Surgery, University of Wales College of Medicine & Dentistry (2002)

Professional membership

FGDP  Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 

CGD   College of General Dentistry 

GDC   General Dental Council

DDU   Dental Defense Union  

SAAD  Society for the Advancement of Anesthesia in Dentistry.

NADA  National Association of Dental Advisors

Roles on external bodies

2021 to present -    GDC   Fitness to Practice Panelist 

2017 to 2021 -       GDC   Clinical Advisor/ Clinical Expert 

2019 to present -     CQC   Specialist Advisor (Dental) 

2013 to 2017-        LDC   Elected representative on Cornwall Local Dental Committee.

2013 to 2017-        ADG   Corporate representative on the Association of Dental Groups