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The Team

We employ a dedicated and hardworking team of Dentists, Nurses, Hygienists and Therapists. Our team ranges from Receptionists, Community Support Coordinators to Apprentices. We are highly motivated and love the work we do.

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Dr Sarjoo Patel - GDC number 65530 - Principal

Sarj is the Practice Principal and a Dental Surgeon. He completed his Bachelor’s degree in Dental Surgery from University of Manchester in 1990. Having worked as an associate dentist for 10 years, he gained valuable experience in the field before becoming the principal at Forest House in November 2000.

Sarj likes to remain up-to-date with recent developments in Dentistry through CPD sessions and attending courses. He has special interest in root canal treatments, cosmetic treatments, and implant restorations.

Sarj in his spare time enjoys playing Golf, Skiing, watching Rugby, movies and spending time with family.

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Dr Adam Patel - GDC number 149882 - Dental Surgeon

Dr Adam Patel is the visiting referral clinician who provides Minor Oral Surgery services as well as Implants.

Adam graduated from the University of Liverpool. He is one of a select few clinicians nationwide to hold a prestigious Master’s degree in Implantology awarded by the University of Manchester. He has also completed Diplomas from the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow.

Adam regularly contributes clinical articles to journals and magazines, authors a health column in the Leicester Mercury newspaper, and sits on the editorial board for a dental publication. He also holds the award for Best Young Dentist (Midlands) 2015.

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Dr Hussein Ahmed - GDC Number: 258701

Hussein received his Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 2015 from the University of Leeds whilst also attaining the prestigious Turner Prize in Dental Public Health. Hussein’s heart was set on returning home to practice the career he loves. He has also attained a post-graduate diploma from The Royal College of Surgeons of England. He is currently studying to attain a Masters in Restorative Dentistry. Hussein strives for improvement by attending courses throughout the UK and has a current interest in Orthodontics, Oral surgery and Cosmetic dentistry. He is a friendly, cheerful and approachable dentist and has a very gentle approach to dental treatment; ensuring all his patients receive the best possible care. He also interacts with the local community by attending school visits to improve oral health.He has a passion to help individuals and is a key member of a charity organisation helping to relieve poverty in West Africa by building several schools, access to clean water and improving education/healthcare.In his spare time he enjoys travelling, culinary experiences and spending time with family.

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Dhiresh Raithatha  - GDC number: 265419 - Associate Dentist

Dhiresh graduated with a BSc in Oral Biology from Queen Mary University of London in 2015 and then went on to complete his dental degree from The Royal Hospital of St Bartholomews in London in 2016.

He has been awarded the Early Coltene Career award in 2017, which is a national prize awarded by the British Society of Prosthodontics and a regional award from the Midlands Dental Academy for complex work on his patients.

Dhiresh is passionate about further education and will be completing his post-graduate diploma at the Royal College of Surgeons. He regularly attends courses in restorative dentistry to further his skills and is interested in cosmetic dentistry. Dhiresh is currently working towards providing Invisalign to his patients. Outside of work, Dhiresh enjoys playing football and cricket and is keen on traveling the world.

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Dhvani Shah - GDC Number- 105489 - Associate Dentist

Dhvani completed her BDS qualification from Rajiv Gandhi University, India in 2002.

She is very passionate about Dentistry and is constantly updating her knowledge and skills. Dhvani has a special interest in Cosmetic Dentistry and Smile Design and has completed Certificate level in Advanced Aesthetic Dentistry from the reputed Eastman Dental University London in 2010 and is a level 2 provider of 6 Month Smiles and Quick Straight Teeth.  

Dhvani aims to share her experience and skills to ensure that patients have a pleasant and comfortable experience during their appointment. Patient satisfaction being her priority.

Outside of work, Dhvani enjoys Bharatnatyam Dance, Yoga and spending time with family.

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Michael Fenny - GDC number: 228374 - Dental Hygienist & Therapist

Michael studied a Diploma in Dental Hygiene & Dental Therapy at the University of Sheffield. Having been in dentistry for 6 years, he has undertaken various courses such as teeth whitening course and implant hygiene. Michael feels that it is important that every patient feels valued and that their individual needs are catered to.

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Michelle Robson - Practice Manager

Michelle started as Lead Patient Care Coordinator and Support Practice Manager. She is now our Practice Manager. She has recently done An Introduction To Management Course

Michelle has a breadth of dental knowledge having qualified as a dental nurse in 2007 with NEBDN from Derby Teaching Hospital  and worked in the dual role of nursing and reception for over 13 years.

Michelle likes to provide a high quality dental service to all our patients and ensure they have an excellent and comfortable patient journey when attending the practice. With her dental knowledge, she is able to address any needs or queries and help coordinate the delivery of a high standard of dental care. To support this, Michelle has completed courses in Sedation, Data Protection, First Aid and keeps abreast of her professional development.

Outside of work, Michelle likes trekking, going to the cinema and socialising with friends.

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Teresa Nutting - GDC number: 215830 - Lead Nurse and HTM01-05 support

Teresa joined us in September 2007 and gained her qualification in Dental Nursing with  The National Examining Board for Dental Nurses (NEBDN) in 2011. She had also worked alongside the oral surgeon dealing with surgical extractions and has also taken part in implant surgery. She is currently enrolled on a distance learning course with Leicester College for Mental Health. Teresa aims to further her learning with courses such as oral health, radiography and impressions.


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Saguna Shrestha Basnet – GDC Number: 218768 - HTMO1-5 Lead and Qualified Dental Nurse

Saguna is a Dental nurse who qualified from London Thames College with a NEBDN NQF level 3 in 2010

She enjoys all aspects of dentistry and patient care and has a particular interest in cosmetic and restorative dentistry, working with 6 months smile patients. Saguna is also our HTMO lead and oversees all aspects in this department. Her aim for the future is to provide oral health education for our patients.

In her spare time Saguna likes to shop and socialize with friends.

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Keely Emerson - GDC Number: 217223 - Lead MOS and Implant Nurse

Keely started out in Dentistry in early 2008, and thoroughly enjoyed her new venture and knew it was where she wanted to be. She studied for the National Certificate of Dental Nursing in 2011 at Derby Royal Hospital, and is also currently studying for GCSE in Human Biology in her spare time with Oxford Open Learning College.

Her aim at Forest House is to be the best she can be in nursing first and foremost. Keely started here as a Qualified Dental Nurse with an interest in implants, and is now working with an implant surgeon, gaining valuable hands on experience in this field.

In her spare time Keely enjoys spending time with her family and socialising with friends.

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Natasha Mclintock - GDC number: 271496 - Dental nurse

Natasha is a qualified Dental Nurse with a City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Nursing, GDC No 271496.  She qualified in 2016 and has a special interest in cosmetic treatments and orthodontic work. She is always looking to develop her skills through work and learning. Natasha likes to make sure patients get the best possible care when attending the Practice.

In her spare time, Natasha likes to dance and socialise with friends.

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Rebecca Mensah - GDC no: 273638 - Dental nurse

Rebecca is a qualified Dental nurse who has been nursing for over 7 years. She has worked and qualified in London and also has a BTEC National Diploma in Health and Social Care from Enfield College. Rebecca likes to ensure patients are always relaxed and comfortable by reassuring and talking to them. As Dentistry is something she really enjoys, Rebecca continually trains and develops her skills to help her in her work.

Outside of work, Rebecca enjoys music and attending concerts, visiting family and currently seeing the sights of Leicestershire.

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Zoe Handford - Trainee Dental Nurse

Zoe is one of our dedicated trainee dental nurses. She studied an Equine degree at Aberystwyth University and a Human Science degree at Glamorgan University. This is Zoe’s first role in dentistry and she is keen to learn all aspects about it. Her aim is to become a qualified dental nurse. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time outdoors with animals.

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Keeliegh Hale - Patient Care Coordinator

Keeleigh started out in Dentistry in 2011 and gained her nursing qualification in 2013. She has experience in both reception and nursing duties, allowing her to have a wide knowledge of the dental practice. Keeleigh has always thoroughly enjoyed her job and likes to make people feel at ease so that their dental experience is the best it can be. Working at Forest House she hopes to continue to gain knowledge and further develop her skills.

Keeleigh likes to spend her free time reading and being with her family.

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Samantha Hayes - Patient Care Coordinator

Samantha (better known as Sam) is one of our Patient Care Coordinators. Before dentistry, she studied Business Studies and Sociology at Bosworth Community College. Sam feels that providing empathy to the patients and helping them as much as they need is the best way to give them a good experience to the dentist.

Outside of work she likes spending time with her children and loves to keep fit by exercising.

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Abbi Dagley -Patient care coordinator

Abbi is our dedicated patient care coordinator who enjoys her role as she gets to meet new people and help them experience a positive visit. Abbi has always worked in the medical field and has a wealth of knowledge behind her.

Outside work, Abbi is an avid Leicester City football supporter and a season ticket holder. She also enjoys spending time with family.


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Urvashi Patel - Accounts and Finance

Urvashi is a qualified Accountant who graduated from Middlesex University in 1989 and is a fellow of ACCA. She joined the Practice in 2001 to overlook all aspects of finance and help support practice operations. To further enhance her role within the practice, Urvashi completed ILM level 7 Executive Diploma in Management in 2006. She strives to provide a professional and friendly atmosphere for all our patients.

Outside of work, Urvashi likes skiing, playing tennis and travelling.