Find out more about the staff here at the school. Scroll down to find out even more about each member of staff.

Name Position held
Mr David Young Director & Head of School
Mrs Rosemarie Khan Dental Hygiene Tutor
Mrs Diane Hunter Dental Hygiene & Therapy Tutor
Mr Kelvin Farrell Dental Hygiene & Therapy Tutor
Mrs Ann Fearon Dental Hygiene & Therapy Tutor
Ms Rachel Gill & Ms Emma Croft Dental Hygiene & Therapy Tutors
Mrs Kathryn O’Connor Dental Nurse
Mrs Jayne Bostock Clinical Skills Area Facilitator/Dental Nurse
Mrs Julie Horrigan School Manager

Mr David Young

David Young qualified in 1985 from the Royal Dental Hospital London and has worked in a wide area of dentistry.

David worked initially for 11 years in General Dental Practice followed by seven years in the Community Dental Service, which included sessions in a secondary care hospital department working with Special Care patients.

He has been involved in teaching BDS and DCP students for 15 years as a lecturer and clinical teacher and during this time gained experience writing and developing new programmes.

He is currently Clinical Director and Head of School at the Greater Manchester Dental Care Professionals School and Specialist in Special Care Dentistry and is a GDC Quality Assurance Inspector (Dentist Member)

Mrs Elaine Taylor-Duxbury

Elaine Taylor-Duxbury worked predominantly, as a clinical therapist, with a particular interest in treating very anxious patients. She devised and delivered dental heath and toothbrushing programmes for schools in her local area.
She became an active member of the British Association of Dental Therapists, beginning as the North West Representative leading eventually to her election as President, where she represented the interests of therapists both at a national and international level.

1996 saw a change of career, when she gained a degree in education and history from Lancaster University and worked as a teacher until 2004 following which she returned to the world of dentistry, combining her experience in dentistry and education as a tutor developing, the then innovative, first therapy/hygiene school to be delivered in a primary care setting.

In 2006 she gained a PGCE in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and is currently Chair of the National Tutor Group.

The years since the opening of the ‘Salford School’ have seen many developments and changes but the individual needs of the students remain her primary focus.

Mrs Rosemarie Khan

Rosemarie Khan is a dental hygienist with many years of experience. This has been gained in a wide range of settings. She has previously worked in a school of dental hygiene as a tutor, as a dental hygienist in the hospital service and in general dental practice. She has also worked in the community dental service where she managed an oral health promotion team.

In 1995, Rosemarie received the Leatherman Award. This was presented to her by the British Dental Hygienists’ Association for making an outstanding contribution to the profession of dental hygiene and in 1999 she was awarded the British Dental Association’s Medal of Honour and her name was placed on Association’s Role of Distinction in recognition of outstanding service to British dentistry. Rosemarie was also awarded an O.B.E. in the Queen’s birthday honours in 1999. This was for services to standards in dental hygiene.

In addition to the diploma in dental hygiene, Rosemarie’s qualifications include a bachelor’s degree and a masters degree in education, a diploma in dental health education, a further education teaching certificate and a certificate in dental nursing.

Rosemarie was a DCP member of the General Dental Council until October 2009. She is currently a member of the panel of inspectors for the GDC and a member of the registration assessment panel. She is also an examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons, Faculty of General Dental Practice Diploma in Dental Hygiene. Rosemarie has in the past been chair of the North West Regional Group of the British Dental Hygienists Association and has held office as national president of the British Dental Hygienists Association and as a director of the International Federation of Dental Hygiene.

She is currently employed at The Greater Manchester School for Dental Care Professionals as a tutor and is registered by the General Dental Council as a dental hygienist and as a dental nurse.

Mrs Diane Hunter

Diane Hunter qualified as a dental hygienist from Manchester Dental Hospital in 1997. Diane completed a dental therapy diploma, which has been awarded by the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh. She is currently a part-time tutor at the Greater Manchester School for Dental Care Professionals.

The rest of her week is devoted to working in general practice. She works alongside both general dental practitioners and specialist periodontists. She also holds a teaching qualification and in 2010 was appointment as an examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons England.

Having been involved with the British Dental Hygiene and Therapy Society since qualification; she currently represents BSDHT at national level on Health Education England Advisory Group. Diane is a Fellow of Higher Education Academy and panel member on the General Dental Council’s Fitness to Practice Panel and a Quality Assurance Inspector for the General Dental Council.

Mr Kelvin Farrell

Kelvin Farrell is dually qualified as a Dental Hygienist and Dental Therapist and graduated from Leeds Dental Institute in 2004. Mr Farrell has worked within both the NHS and private practice gaining a wide variety of clinical experience.

In 2006 Kelvin became an honorary clinical tutor for the Liverpool outreach programme and was involved in the training of Dental Hygiene and Therapy students. He holds NVQ level 2 in Oral Health Support and level 3 in Dental Nursing.

In 2008 he joined the school as a Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy Tutor.

Mrs Ann Fearon

Ann Fearon has worked for the NHS in various settings including general practice, dental hospital and community clinics for 25 years as a dental nurse. She qualified with a dual diploma in Dental Hygiene & Dental Therapy in 2007 and continued to work in these areas.

Ann joined the school team in 2009 on a part-time basis and divides her time between the school, community and general practice.

Mrs Kathryn O’Connor

Kathryn O’Connor became a dental nurse in 1977 working in a NHS practice in Bury, Lancashire. She progressed after a few years to North Manchester Community Dental Service.

The past seventeen years have been spent in Salford, the last four of those, being employed at the school working closely with students at one of the outreach community clinics.

Kathryn has undertaken training as a Fire Warden for the clinic.

Mrs Jayne Bostock

Jayne became a dental nurse in 1981 working in a NHS practice in Marple, Cheshire, undertaking her training at University Dental Hospital Manchester. She completed a Dental Radiography post registration certificate in 2008 and the ILM Level 3 in Mentoring in 2015. She has also worked as a Practice Manager.

Jayne joined the school team in 2016 and works closely with all the students both in the Clinical Skills Area at school and out in clinic. Whilst at the school she has completed her training as the Key Trainer for Manual Handling and as a Fire Warden for the department.

Mrs Julie Horrigan

Julie Horrigan commenced employment in Manchester as an Insurance Underwriter with the Royal Insurance moving on to Sedgwick Insurance Brokers.

On returning back to employment following bringing up a family, she completed an NVQ in Business Administration.
Julie progressed within the hospitality sector in the following areas, PA to a Travel Manager; Hotel Reservations Agent; Hotel Group Co-ordinator; Hotel Reservations Office Manager; Special Events and Wedding Co-ordinator.
She joined the school at it’s inception in January 2005 as School Manager and has developed and maintained the role to date.

During her time at the school she has continued her professional development with the completion of a Counselling Skills course, the ECDL certification training and Fire Warden training.

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