Meet the Dental Core Training Faculty


Ghazala Ahmad- Mear, Associate Postgraduate Dental Dean, for Dental Core Training

After 32 years of training and working within the realms of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Ghazala has recently retired from clinical work in the NHS. Since 2014, ghazala.jpegGhazala has been HEEYH Associate Dental Dean for Core and Specialty Training, recently focusing solely on Dental Core Training. Ghazala sits on DCT National Boards and is passionate about innovating training opportunities to enhance the development of the DCT.

As the NHS continues to come under greater pressures to perform, Ghazala recognises and champions aspects of training that support, develop and strengthen our mental and emotional wellbeing; building skills to be and give our best, safely.

Ghazala is very mindful about leaving the world a better place and how we can all make a difference in our lives, including our workplace in the NHS.

Away from work Ghazala enjoys the hills and mountains with biking, rock-climbing, open water swimming and skiing with her family.


Training Programme Directors

Bradford OMFS – Divya Keshani

Hull OMFS – Peter Brotherton

York OMFS – Matthew Harbottle (Acting) 

Sheffield OMFS – Muzammill Nusrath

Leeds OMFS – Chris Mannion

Wakefield OMFS – Chris Barker

Rotherham OMFS – Jo Birdsall

Hull Paediatric/Community Dentistry – Elizabeth O'Sullivan

Leeds Restorative/Oral Medicine – Zaid Ali

York/Harrogate/Leeds Paediatric/Community Dentistry - Ghazala Ahmad-Mear (Acting)

Sheffield Paediatric Dentistry – Grainne Yesudian

Sheffield Oral Medicine/Pathology – Daniel Brierley (Acting) 

Sheffield Special Care Dentistry- Nicole Dunning/Carry Anderson

Sheffield Restorative Dentistry – Abdulrahman Elmougy