At DCO Dental, we are committed to the services and care we offer. We are proud of our dedicated and skilled team, who work hard and take great pride in caring for our patients. Between us, we have a vast set of skills and qualifications, which allow us to offer you the highest standard of care and treatment. Our fabulous team comprises of 35 members of staff - 10 dentists, 3 Hygiene Therapists, Oral Surgeon, 15 nurses, 4 receptionists, a Practice Manager and a Clinical Manager.
Have a browse at some of our profiles, roles and qualifications here:
First registered 25/06/2003
Simon qualified from the University Newcastle upon Tyne
in 2003. After undertaking a year of postgraduate study in
general practice, he took up a post working in Oral and Facial
surgery, firstly at the Sunderland Royal Hospital and then the
Manchester Royal Infirmary. Simon returned to dental practice
and helped to establish The DCO Dental Group in 2009.
Simon enjoys all aspects of dentistry but has a particular
interest in surgery, be it wisdom tooth removal or placing
Away from dentistry, Simon has a variety of interests, which include: (very) amateur dramatics, cooking and playing football and more recently a part-time journalism course.
Simon works at both the Sale and Timperley practices.
First registered 25/06/2003
Mark qualified from the University of Newcastle upon
Tyne in 2003 and worked in the north east as a general
practitioner for a further 6 years. He has a keen interest in all
aspects of restorative dentistry especially fixed and unfixed
prosthodontics (bridges and dentures) and has undertaken
postgraduate study in these areas.Mark relocated to
Manchester in 2009 to establish The DCO Dental Group.
In his spare time he enjoys socialising with friends, playing golf and tennis.
Mark works at both Sale and Timperley practices
First registered 25/06/2003
Conor graduated from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 2003. After completing a year of postgraduate training, he moved to London where he worked as General Dental Practitioner for five years. In 2009, Conor relocated to Manchester to establish DCO Dental.
Conor is a member of the British Dental Association, and of the Royal College of Surgeons and in the past, has served as the Vice Chairman of Trafford Local Dental Committee. He has also completed membership for the Joint Dental Faculties at the Royal College of Surgeons, England.
Conor's passion is aesthetic dentistry. He has completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Aesthetic Dentistry from the Eastman Dental Institute at University College London; a world leading academic centre for postgraduate dentistry and one of the largest centres in Europe. He is also a certified Invisalign, Cfast and Inman aligner provider.
For the last seven years Conor has been an Educational Supervisor for the North West Deanery and is a competent mentor to newly qualified dentists. This is a role he very much enjoys and is currently undertaking a postgraduate certificate in education.
First registered 17/06/2002
Christian graduated with honours from Manchester University
in 2002. He also won the Edgar Houghton restorative prize and
the BDA Young Clinician award for Manchester. After VT he
worked as a member of the Central Manchester maxillofacial
team for three years during which time he passed the MFDS
His maxillofacial work continued at locum registrar level (2nd on call cover) for a year at Walsgrave (Coventry) and the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital. After eighteen months as a Staff Grade (OMFS) at the Countess of Chester he became Speciality Dentist in Oral Surgery at Manchester Royal Infirmary and Manchester Dental Hospital. He is now a clinical teaching fellow and lecturer in oral surgery and sedation to MSc and undergraduate students.
Chris is a SAAD qualified sedationist who currently treats 2-300 sedation cases a year. He has also completed the TC Ucer dental implant certificate. He is a clinical for the Astra system, lectures for Geistlich Biomaterials and is active in postgraduate education both learning and teaching. He is a member of the BDA, BAOS, SAAD, ITI and ADI. He provides private MOS, sedation and implants in Manchester, Lancashire and Cheshire.
Christian works at the Sale practice.
First registered 25/06/2010
Mark qualified from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 2010, returning to Manchester to undertake a year of postgraduate study in general dental practice and has been an associate general dental practitioner in Manchester since then. Mark has worked at DCO since 2015 and enjoys all aspects of general dental practice.
As well as an interest in implant treatment and restoration, short term orthodontic treatment in general practice and sedation Mark has a keen interest in cosmetic facial aesthetics and skin care.
Mark has been undertaking facial aesthetic procedures since 2016, with the emphasis on quality treatment and patient safety. Mark trained in facial aesthetics and is currently part way through a Level 7 post graduate certificate course in injectable facial aesthetics to enhance his knowledge and skills to benefit patients clinically, ethically and from a safety point of view.
Mark really enjoys facial aesthetics as it can offer patients a fresher appearance and there is nothing better than a youthful look to frame a beautiful smile!
First registered 21/01/2008
Laura qualified from Leeds University in 2007 and started working for DCO Dental group in 2009. During this time she has built up a strong relationship with the patients.
She gained membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2012.
She is an enthusiastic, friendly dentist who takes her time with patients to make them feel at ease.
She enjoys treating children and helping patients improve their dental health as well as appearance. She is qualified to give anti-wrinkle injections and is a provider of Invisalign Go.
First registered 21/07/2015
Hanifa qualified from The University of Birmingham in 2015 and following this completed her vocation training in Manchester. Hanifa has a keen interest in both Dental and facial Aesthetics. She has successfully completed both basic and advanced courses in Botox (anti wrinkle injections) and facial dermal fillers.
This summer, amongst other courses, she will be completing the Masterclass in Aesthetic Dentistry at The Eastman Institute, University College London.
Away from dentistry Hanifa enjoys endurance running and playing netball for her local team.
Hanifa works at the Sale practice.
First registered 16/06/2016
First registered 25/07/2016
First Registered: 22/06/2018
First Registered: 31/05/2018
First Registered 28/06/2018
GDC registration 140662
GDC registration 241193
GDC registration 141998
Berni joined us in June 2016. She has worked in dentistry for nearly 17 years, covering all roles from beginning as an apprentice dental nurse, progressing through to an experienced Practice Manager. She has a personal interest in Counselling & Psychology and has recently graduated with a First-Class Honours Degree in Psychology. The skills from this course have helped her to develop invaluable skills to lead and motivate our fast-growing team at DCO, which currently stands at 35 members of staff.
GDC registration 136681
GDC registration 270327
GDC registration 268335
Gemma Chalcroft – Minor Oral Surgery Manager – GDC registration 243553
Liz – GDC registration 241774
Steph – Sedation Nurse – GDC registration 241739
Hannah F – GDC registration 263770
Alysha – Sedation Nurse – GDC registration 264254
Laryssa – GDC registration 267219
Hannah H – Sedation Nurse – GDC registration 268335
Jade – GDC registration 270473
Louisa – Trainee Dental Nurse
Klaudia K – Trainee Dental Nurse
Nikita – Trainee Dental Nurse
Siobhan – GDC registration 246069
Miss Katie Thorley – GDC registration 182087
Mrs. Hannah Jones – GDC registration 161764
Emma – GDC registration 254997
Anita – GDC registration 242971
Mrs. Elaine Taylor – Head Receptionist – TIMPERLEY
Mrs. Karen Rennison – Head Receptionist – BROOKLANDS
Rachel Elworthy – Data Protection Officer
Karen Fletcher Miss Leanne Johns
Miss Christina Hart