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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 Hiren Vaghela

Dr Hiren Vaghela

Associate Dentist (GDC No. 265401)

  • BDS (2016)

Dr Vaghela started at the practice in 2018. Dr Vaghela has a keen interest in smile makeover and is currently completing an extensive 12 month course on aesthetic restorations. Dr Vaghela also has a keen interest in prosthodontics and hopes to pursue this further.

Dr Henry Dalton

Dr Henry Dalton

Foundation Dentist (GDC No. 284248)

  • BDS 2019
  • Dementia Friend

Dr Dalton began working at the practice in 2019. He has warm friendly presence which has been noted by many patients. Dr Dalton cares about the local community; he recently presented a presentation on the signs of mouth cancer awareness and he will also be taking part in our upcoming community projects. He has a keen interest in restorative dentistry and hopes to pursue further training in this interest. 

 

Jas Bains

Jas Bains

Dental Hygienist (GDC No. 4876)

Jas has been a hygienist for over 25 years! Jas relocated to Brookview Dental from Queens road in 2018. She has a wealth of knowledge in oral health and is keen on promoting good oral hygiene to her patients.

 

 

Jodie Carr

Jodie Carr

Practice Manager (GDC No. 233109)

  • Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership
  • National Certificate in Dental Nursing
  • NCFE level 2 in Mental Health Awareness
  • Dementia Friend Champion

Jodie started at the practice as a dental nurse nearly 10 years ago. She has achieved her level 5 diploma in management and leadership and has been practice manager for over 5 years. Jodie is also a Regional Mentor for Practice Managers with the Association of Dental Administrators and Managers (ADAM). Jodie has a keen interest in dental compliance and enjoys implementing this into the practice. If you choose to have invisalign Jodie is often one of the first points of contact and enjoys helping patients through the patient journey and seeing the fantastic results the dental team achieve.

Katie Lumb

Katie Lumb

Dental Receptionist

  • Dementia Friend Training
  • Customer Services Qualification

Katie started at the practice in 2019 as our receptionist.  Katie is often the first person you will see entering the practice and you won’t miss her infectious smile. Katie has completed her dementia friend training and is looking into pursuing further courses. Katie enjoys keeping the reception area running smoothly and building strong rapports with the patients. Katie can help with setting up Denplan registrations, and answer any queries you may have.

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.

Dipti Borkhataria

Dipti Borkhataria

Dental Nurse (GDC No. 281081)

  • 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 at the practice in 2018. Dipti is incredibly passionate about dentistry and learning and always keeps up to date with her personal development. Dipti has completed many courses and hopes to pursue further courses. She brings a wealth of experience to the practice and has a keen interest in Cosmetic Dentistry such as Invisalign and enjoys assisting in Restorative Dentistry. 

Shauna Dhinsa

Shauna Dhinsa

Head Dental Nurse (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

Shauna has worked at the practice since 2015, she works hard to keep her own personal development up to date and has completed many courses. Shauna enjoys answering patients questions and giving advice on treatments. She feels the most rewarding part of her job is seeing the smile transformations and the confidence it brings out in patients.

Hannah Swanson

Hannah Swanson

Dental Nurse (GDC No. 127063)

  • NVQ L3 Oral Health Care: Dental Nursing & Indp Assess
  • City & Guilds 2007
  • Dementia Friend

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.

Cariss Warren

Cariss Warren

Student Dental Nurse

  • Enrolled onto the NEBDN Certificate in Dental Nursing

Cariss has worked at the practice since 2017 and is due to finish her dental nursing qualification soon. 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.

Alice McKeown

Alice McKeown

Student Dental Nurse

  • Enrolled onto the National Diploma in Dental Nursing

Alice began her journey into dentistry as a student dental nurse at the practice, she is currently 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 and enjoys all aspects of cosmetic and restorative dentistry.

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