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Meet Our Team

With a dedication to dentistry of the highest standard, we are proud of the depth of skills and experience within our forward-thinking team of highly trained dental professionals. As a team, we take a gentle approach to dentistry and we aim to ensure that our patients are able to relax in the knowledge that they are in safe, caring and capable hands whilst they are in our care.

 

Dr Ajay Thakor

Dr Ajay Thakor

Principal Dentist (GDC No. 81201)

  • BDS 2002
  • PG Dip Clin Ed

Dr Thakor has a keen interest in Teeth Whitening and Teeth Straightening. He enjoys creating smile transformations through Cosmetic Dentistry, and seeing patients grow in confidence. He is a Dental Foundation Trainer and received an award for Educational Supervisor of the year. Dr Thakor is an Invisalign and CFast provider, and recognised Enlighten Whitening provider.

Dr Jai Shah

Dr Jai Shah

Principal Dentist (GDC No. 72978)

  • BDS 1997
  • PG Cert Clin Ed

Dr Shah is a Dental Foundation Trainer and has been for 16 years. He is an Invisalign and 6 Month Smiles provider, a recognised Enlighten Whitening provider and a member of British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He has a keen interest in full mouth restorations and Facial Rejuvenation using the latest technology treatment.

Dr Ashish Desai

Dr Ashish Desai

Principal Dentist (GDC No. 79173)

  • BDS 2001
  • PG Dip Clin Ed

Dr Desai is the secretary of a Local Dental Committee and plays a pivotal role in helping deliver dentistry in Leicestershire. Dr Desai is also a Dental Foundation Trainer. He has a keen interest in Cosmetic Dentistry, Invisalign and Facial Aesthetics.

Dr Nickesh Vara

Dr Nickesh Vara

Associate Dentist (GDC No. 142853)

  • MUDr (2008)

Dr Vara has worked at Brookview Dental since 2018 after relocating here from Queens Road Dental Care. He has a keen interest in Endodontics (Root Canal Treatment ).

Dr Shivam Pabari

Dr Shivam Pabari

Associate Dentist (GDC No. 284681)

Dr Pabari started at the practice in 2020. He has warm friendly presence which has been noted by many patients. Dr Pabari has a keen interest in General and Cosmetic dentistry and hopes to pursue this further. In his spare you time you will find Dr Pabari playing many sports such as cricket and tennis.

Dr Vickrant Manan

Dr Vickrant Manan

Foundation Dentist (GDC No. 290584)

Jas Bains

Jas Bains

Dental Hygienist (GDC No. 4876)

Jas started with Queens Road in 2013 and relocated to Brookview in 2018- Jas has been a hygienist for over 25 years qualifying at Eastman Dental Hospital in London in 1995. Her job entails treating and preventing gum disease in order to preserve your teeth for life. In combination with this, she gives patients oral hygiene advice according to their needs and enjoys interacting with patients. She particularly enjoys treating nervous patients and puts them at ease, she likes to keep updated on any professional developments and on any new products. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, listening to music and socialising with my friends.

 

 

Shauna Kaur

Shauna Kaur

Practice Manager (GDC No. 253776)

  • ILM Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management
  • Assessing Level 3 in Vocational Achievement.
  • Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3
  • Mental Health Awareness Certificate &  Cross infection Level 2
  • Foundation degree in Criminology and Criminal justice system
  • Fluoride application on children
  • Covid 19- Vaccinator

Shauna qualified as a Nurse nearly 10 years ago, she started at the practice in 2013. Over the years, she has grown with the practice and is now our Deputy Practice Manager. Shauna is keen to learn new qualifications within her role and works hard to keep her own personal development up to date and has completed many courses. She is a Qualified assessor and has been a mentor for our student nurses at the practice and at local colleges. The most rewarding part of her job is seeing the smile transformations and the confidence it brings out in patients, she enjoys managing the team and ensuring the practice runs smoothly. In Shauna's spare time you will find her travelling and spending time with her two boys.

Dipti Borkhataria

Dipti Borkhataria

Head Dental Nurse (GDC No. 281081)

  • Mental Health First Aider
  • TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Team Leading
  • TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Care & Management of Diabetes
  • City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing
  • NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Nutrition and Health
  • BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Pharmacy Services

Dipti qualified as a Dental Nurse and began working at the practice in 2018. Dipti is incredibly passionate about dentistry and learning and is always pushing herself to develop further. She has completed many courses including dental photography and hopes to pursue further courses dental related and more. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the practice and has a keen interest in promoting good oral health to adults and children and enjoys restorative dentistry. Dipti provides support for the nurses, receptionists and clinicians on a day to day basis at the practice and is the ultimate foodie in the team.

Kate Beaumont

Kate Beaumont

Dental Receptionist

Kate has been a Dental Receptionist since 2013 Kate relocated from Queens Road Dental Care to Brookview Dental in 2018. Kate is one of the first point of contacts with patients and you will usually hear her before you see her! Kate has many years of experience in Denplan and is happy to help with any Denplan queries may have or to help with any sign up process. Kate is also a Dementia friend for the practice and wears her badge with pride.

Priya Patel

Priya Patel

Dental Receptionist

  • GCSEs

Priya is one of our dental receptionists - she is our first point of call for patients, she likes to welcome patients and make sure they feel comfortable and answer any queries.

In Priyas spare time, she enjoys cooking different cuisines, when she’s not busy cooking she enjoys long walks with her husband and pet dog. 

Cariss Warren

Cariss Warren

Dental Nurse

  • NEBDN Certificate in Dental Nursing

Cariss has worked at the practice since 2017. Cariss has built strong rapports with patients and enjoys nursing with nervous patients. She feels there is no better feeling than seeing a patient overcome their fears. Cariss also enjoys Cosmetic Dentistry and has a keen interest in Facial Aesthetics, Veneers and Invisalign.

Hannah Swanson

Hannah Swanson

Dental Nurse (GDC No. 127063)

  • NVQ L3 Oral Health Care: Dental Nursing & Indp Assess
  • City & Guilds 2007
  • Dementia Friend
  • Level 2 Certificate in Mental Health Awareness

Hannah qualified as a Dental Nurse, in 2007. Hannah relocated to Brookview Dental from Queens Road in 2018. Hannah has built strong rapports with patients and has really enjoyed getting to know new patients at Brookview Dental. She prides herself on keeping up to date with all aspects of dentistry and has a keen interest in nursing for paediatric patients and nervous patients. Hannah enjoys being able to make a difference to patients and their supporting family and friends when visiting Brookview.

Alice McKeown

Alice McKeown

Dental Nurse

  • Enrolled onto the National Diploma in Dental Nursing

Alice started at the practice as a student dental nurse enrolled onto the National Diploma in Dental nursing at Leicester College. She is enjoying learning the theory side of dental nursing and gaining new skills. Alice is excellent with children of all ages as she has in the past been a registered Ofsted childminder and enjoys promoting good oral health to children and organising activities.

Nikkita Starkey-Dowsing

Nikkita Starkey-Dowsing

Dental Nurse (GDC No. 288069)

  • Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2019
  • Qualitive Face Fit tester

Nikkita has been working as a dental nurse for 5 years, Her main interests within dentistry are cosmetic dentistry and facial rejuvenation. She loves to see the change in patient’s smiles. Later this year, Nikkita is hoping to go on a radiography course.

Away from the practice Nikkita enjoys baking, shopping and socialising with friends and family. She is soon to enrol onto an eyelash extension course.

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