Anthony Kravitz qualified at Manchester Dental School in 1966, just after reaching the age of 21 years. Following six months as a House Surgeon he went into general dental practice in Greater Manchester, until he moved to London in 2005.
He became involved in local dental politics in 1969, and then in UK national dental politics in 1981. He was a member of the Council/Executive Board of the British Dental Association (BDA) from 1985 until 2003. At various times, he was a member or chairman of many BDA committees. From 1997 until 2003 he was the chief negotiator for the UK’s 24,000 NHS general practitioners, as Chairman of the General Dental Services Committee (GDSC). He was President of the BDA, for a period of 12 months, from May 2004.
Dr Kravitz has been involved in international affairs for the BDA since 1990 and has been looking after CDA matters for the association during this period. He was also a member of the European Union Dental Liaison Committee for over 10 years, (uniquely) chairing two working parties – on Ethics and Quality Assurance, and Dental Auxiliaries. He is the principal author of the EU Manual of Dental Practice, last published in 2014. Dr Kravitz is also an Honorary Research Fellow at the Cardiff University, Wales.
He is also a chairman of the Fitness to Practise Panel of the (UK) General Dental Council.
Anthony has been married for over 44 years (to Hilary) and they have three children and 10 grandchildren.
He was appointed an OBE by HM The Queen in the 2003 New Year Honours List.