The actor, who returned to Walford for a short stint as Robbie Jackson, doesn't think a full-time comeback is likely for the time being.
He said: "If I'm honest, there are too many members of the Jacksons/Brannings in the show at the moment so I think the show would need to concentrate more on them rather than bringing in another one to concentrate on."
Natalie Cassidy also briefly reprised her role as Sonia Fowler for her screen sister Bianca Jackson's (Patsy Palmer) wedding.
Lindsey Coulson, who plays Carol Jackson, and Devon Anderson (Billie Jackson) made comebacks too, and are both still in the show.
Dean is pleased there is always potential for his alter ego to come back to the show, as there are plenty of relatives for him to visit.
"The nicest thing about my character is there's always an opportunity to come back if that was wanted from both sides, especially now as he's got all his family there."