Dr Carol Dewhurst

Senior Lecturer in Dentistry, Interprofessional Education

I qualified in dentistry from the University of Liverpool in 1981 and obtained my Master degree from GKT London in 2002.

I have had a career long interest in dental education, primarily for General Dental Practitioners, but also for their support teams, running a part-time academic career alongside one in General Dental Practice.

I was a part time clinical lecturer at The University of Liverpool Dental School for 19 years and was actively involved in the early Vocational training schemes.

I am the founder partner of a specialist referral and general practice in the Northwest, where I have put my beliefs into practice by supporting our team in furthering their education and skills for the benefit of patients and their own professional integrity.

I have recently taken up a post as Senior Lecturer at The University of Chester with the Department of Interprofessional Education in the Faculty of Health and Social Care.

My view is that education is the key to a more stable and effective profession not only when considering the continuous improvement of patient care, but also the well being of the Care Professionals themselves.



M.F.G.D.P.  R.C.S. UK.


Member of the British Dental Association and Faculty of General Dental Practitioners.



I am currently studying for a Postgraduate Certificate in Education at the University of Chester.



I am a supervisor for the dissertation module of the postgraduate Masters degree in Endodontology.

I contribute to the monitoring and marking process for the postgraduate degree in Restorative Dentistry.

I work alongside the ethics committee for the dental research projects as subject specialist.

I am actively involved in the development of a foundation degree for Dental Nurses.

In my role a General practitioner I am a workplace supervisor for pre registration Dental nurses.


My research interests include workplace stress and the links between oral mucosal lesions restorative materials, environmental and lifestyle factors.