About Our Team

Meet the people

Dentists’ Health Support Programme 


Mr Rory O’Connor

MSc Addictions, BA Psychology, Registered Psychiatric Nurse, Diploma in Counselling. Rory has worked for 39 years in mental health and addictions and has extensive experience in managing programmes for health professionals and veterinary surgeons with mental illness and addictive disorders. Currently he is the National Coordinator of the Dentists’ Health Support Programme and the Veterinary Surgeons’ Health Support Programme. Rory is a first responder for the Doctors’ helpline, Clinical Advisor for the Practitioner Health Programme (London) and has his own independent practice. He was formerly a Clinical Director within the NHS and in Charitable and Independent settings. He continues to be heavily involved in proposals for the UK development of specialised clinical services for clinical staff.


Dr Kevin P Collins 

Kevin graduated from Edinburgh University in 1970. After serving in The Royal Army Dental Corps he entered general practice in Scotland and then in Hampshire. He is a longstanding member of the British Doctors and Dentists Group and of International Doctors in Alcoholics Anonymous. He served on the Steering Committee of IDAA and is currently a member of the Long Range Planning Committee. He has been involved, since 1983, in establishing services to promote Dentists’ health and well being in relation to Addictive Disorder. His special expertise is informed by clinician addiction services development in North America. It is translated into pursuing the establishment of clinical services for dentists in the UK and providing individual support in recovery.

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