Dental Core Training


Dental Core Training at UCLP offers a wide breadth of excellent training opportunities within Dentistry and OMFS. We strive to ensure all trainees are supported and achieve their maximum potential. We have extensive local teaching programmes across all training units and well organised regional training days. We continue to develop and improve our programs every year with the assistance of feedback from trainees.

Training Programme Management Commitee (TPMC) Chair

Lochana Nanayakkara

Consultant in Restorative Dentistry
T  0207 377 7054

Training Programme Directors (TPDs)

Ulpee Darbar – Eastman Dental/ UCLH

Lochana Nanayakkara – Bart’s Health

Peter Hardee – Bart’s Health

Mo Shorafa – Northwich Park Hospital

Deepak Komath – Barnet Hospital

Trainee Representatives

NC Trainee Rep


NC Trainne Rep


NE Trainee Rep


Training at UCLPartners (A trainee representatives perspective)

UCLP runs core dental training posts across London which include rotations through a vast array of dental disciplines: general duties, community dentistry, paediatrics, dental public health, maxfax and restorative to name a few. I am currently completing Core Dental Training 1 (once known as DF2) which combines working in the CDS (including weekly adult and child GA sessions) with a rotation through several dental departments at a London dental hospital (dental emergency clinic, oral surgery, oral medicine and restorative clinic).

Through your training you will acquire the skills and knowledge to manage more complex patients and treatments, improve your communication and team working skills as well as work on enhancing your portfolio. There are weekly evening seminars run by senior clinicians and hands-on practical courses which help prepare you for the MFDS/MJDF examinations, and support for those who need it. All trainees are encouraged to complete a case presentation, an audit or quality improvement project as well as get involved in research and publications.

Training at UCLP provides a huge opportunity to anyone wishing to further their skills in a certain specialty or gain more general experience at a post graduate level to plan your future career.

UCLPartners Training Programmes Manager (TPM)

Laxmi Harding      


T  0203 108 2321

Health Education South London (HESL) Operations Officer

Victoria Rowlands


Rotations & Local Education Providers (LEPs)

Candidate’s preference rotations at recruitment and rotations are allocated by recruitment. Within this the TPD can make local changes/rotation swaps if deemed necessary to optimise training experience

Other specialty specific information

Rotations available within general duties, restorative, paediatric dentistry, oral surgery, OMFS, community dental service, special care dentistry, dental public health and associated dental specialties.