Mr Angelo Drakopolous – Dentist - Registration cancelled

3 June 2021

The Health Care Complaints Commission brought a complaint against dental practitioner, Mr Angelo Drakopoulos, before the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (“the Tribunal”).  The Commission alleged that the practitioner had been the subject of multiple criminal charges and convictions. These included common assault, supply of prohibited drugs and contravention of a domestic violence order.

The Commission also alleged that the practitioner:

  • failed to notify the National Board within seven days of being charged and convicted of the offences;

  • made a false declaration in his Annual Renewal Application,

  • failed, when asked, to provide details of any change in his criminal history that occurred during the preceding period of registration.

In its decision of 28 May 2021, the Tribunal found the allegations proven and observed that his conduct was “incompatible with the public expectations as to the integrity and character of a dental practitioner".  The Tribunal cancelled the practitioner’s registration as a dentist with a non-review period of four years.

A copy of the Tribunal’s decision can be found at the NSW Case Law website

Further information

For further information, contact the Executive Officer of the Health Care Complaints Commission, on 9219 7444 or send an email to media@hccc.nsw.gov.au.

The information in this media release is correct at the time of publication. Orders may change; for example, conditions may no longer apply. For current information regarding the status of a registered health practitioner, including any conditions that currently apply, please check the National Register at www.ahpra.gov.au

 

 

 

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