Dental Core Training Contacts



Anne Begley


Associate Dental Dean for Dental Core Training

Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon


 Peter Doorey

Peter Doorey


Training Programme Director  for DCT1 Study Days

Practice Principal

Robert Laycock


Training Programme Director for DCTs OMFS/District General Hospitals Mersey/Cheshire

Consultant Maxillofacial and Facial Plastic Surgeon


Tony Preston


Training Programme Director for DCTs Liverpool University Dental Hospital

Senior Lecturer / Consultant in Restorative Dentistry

Jeethendra Rao


Training Programme Director for DCTs OMFS/District General Hospitals

Greater Manchester

Consultant in Oral and Maxillofacial and Facial Plastic Surgery



Alka Saksena


Training Programme Director for DCTs Manchester University Dental Hospital/MRI

Consultant in Oral Surgery

Susan Tierney

Dental Core & Specialty Training Manager


Chelsea Archibald

Dental Core & Specialty Training Administrator




Study Day Programme DCT1 2021 - 2022

Study Day Programme DCT2/3s 2021 - 2022



DCT1 HEENW INDUCTION - Monday 6 September 2021, Virtual Webinar

DCT2/3 HEENW INDUCTION - Thursday 9 September 2021, Virtual Webinar


All DCTs are required to use the AXIA E-portfolio:


National Dental Core training curriculum and assessment framework



DCT Lead Employer St Helen's & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Lead Employer HR Direct: 

Lead Employer Email: Lead Employer


Study Leave

To access all information on the study leave process please visit: Dental Study Leave