Meet Our Team

Dr Jai N ShahDr Jai N Shah

BDS, PgCert-Ed
GDC Reg no: 72978

HISTORY IN DENTISTRY: I qualified from Cardiff (University of Wales, College of Medicine) in 1997. I Came home to Leicester to start his career at Dr Moti’s practice(his Business Partner). In November 1999 as a Partner with Dr Moti opened the purpose built Briarmeads Dental Practice. Since 2001 I have been a Foundation Dentist Trainer and has achieved IIP since 2000. Over the last 19 years I have undertaken training in Cosmetic Dentistry with one of the leading Cosmetic Dentists, Dr Chris Orr, in Occlusion with IPSO, an active full member of the BACD, Certified as a Six Months Smile, Invisalign, Inman and Clear Step orthodontics provider, Certified as an Enlighten Whitening provider, completed full Facial Rejuvenation Course with Dr Bob Khanna, and completed my Postgraduate Certificate in Education. Also over 2014-15. I have gained extensive post-graduate experience in Oral Surgery with Refine Dental and Charles Clifford Dental School, Sheffield.

DENTAL INTERESTS: Treatment of nervous patients to gain optimum dental health. Cosmetic dentistry and facial aesthetics in a balanced and stable oral health. Treatment of jaw disorders and headaches. Treatment of oral disharmony with Minimal Invasive Dentistry using Six Months Smile, Invisalign, Inman, Minimal Prep – Veneers and occlusal balance. Training of newly qualified Dentist and Dental Nurses to achieve their potential in the world of Dentistry. Up coming in 2016-17 I will be placing Implants as part of the dental care we provide for patients so all ours patients will have the benefits of having fixed teeth in the future.

PERSONAL HOBBIES, INTERESTS, FAMILY: I am married to Reshma and have 2 sons Dev and Dhruv. Both the boys are very energetic and keep Reshma and I busy. I love travelling with the family and make it a point to get away as far as possible at least once a year to spend time together. I am a keen scuba diver and most of our holidays are centred around a warm coast.

Dr Hanif MotiDr Hanif Moti

BDS, DGDP, PgCert-Ed
GDC Reg no: 60964

HISTORY IN DENTISTRY: I qualified in 1985 as a top 5 Student of my class at the University of Amsterdam as a Dentist. I achieved the qualification of Tandarts University of Amsterdam which is equivalent to a BDS Degree. I have worked in the UK since 1986 and moved to Leicester in 1988 to work in my new practice. I developed my practice over the years with the support of our patients and the practice team. In 1997 I achieved my DGDP (UK) from the faculty of General Dental Practitioners at the Royal College of Surgeons in London. I have been a trainer for newly qualified dentists since 1990 and have mentored and trained 21 very successful dentists. I achieved my postgraduate certificate in clinical education at the Sheffield Hallam University to enhance my teaching and mentoring skills.

DENTAL INTERESTS: I have a passion to create beautiful healthy smiles for our patients and have a great interest in cosmetic dentistry/smile makeovers, facial aesthetics, Invisalign, Inman Aligners along with general preventative dentistry. I have been a full member of the British Academy for Cosmetic Dentistry (BACD) since its inception and regularly attend the conferences to enhance my skills.

PERSONAL HOBBIES, INTERESTS, FAMILY:Away from work I enjoy playing badminton and have a great interest in football. I have two wonderful daughters and a lovely wife who supports me in my work.

Dr Heena DavdaDr Heena Davda

GDC Reg no: 81070

HISTORY IN DENTISTRY: I graduated from Barts and the London School of Dentistry in 2002, where I was awarded the Drapers Prize Clinical Excellence. For the last 8 years I have been working in a highly regarded London Dental Practice.

DENTAL INTERESTS: I have a specialist internet in Cosmetic Dentistry and have completed, Dr Chris Orr’s Cosmetic Dentistry course to further this interest. I am a certified Inman Aligner Provider. I have completed the Ashley Latter on Effective Communication Skills.

PERSONAL HOBBIES, INTERESTS, FAMILY: I spend my time away from the practice with my 2 lovely children and my husband. I enjoy going to the theatre and travelling.

Dr Mayur BhattDr Mayur Bhatt

BDS (Hons) MJDF RCS (Eng)
GDC Reg no: 177542

HISTORY IN DENTISTRY: Qualified in 2009 from University of Birmingham with Honours. Foundation Dentist at Briarmeads Dental Practice 2009-10. Continued postgraduate education and qualification with membership of the joint dental faculty exams. Dental Foundation Training completed at Briarmeads Dental Practice 2009-10 and continued as Performer at the practice.

DENTAL INTERESTS: All aspects of General Dentistry in-particular interests in Cosmetic Dentistry and currently completed Chris Orr’s cosmetic course in London. Also have gained certification in orthodontics with Six Months Smile, Invisalign and Inman.

PERSONAL HOBBIES, INTERESTS, FAMILY: Travelling and spending time with family.

Dr Maaria IssaDr Amit Parmar

GDC Reg no: 193094

HISTORY IN DENTISTRY: Amit qualified from The University of Birmingham in 2010. He has since practiced in general dental practice. He carried out his vocational training year in Market Harborough and since has worked in a rural Leicestershire practice. 

DENTAL INTERESTS: He takes a keen interest in Implant Dentistry, having recently completed the PID academy course for implant placement and restoration. Amit also takes a keen interest in the ever expanding field of Facial Aesthetics. Having built up a client following of several hundred regular patients he has a vast experience in non-surgical face lifts and anti-aging treatment. A regular attender of aesthetic medicine conferences and courses, Amit is keen to stay at the forefront of this exciting subject.

PERSONAL HOBBIES, INTERESTS, FAMILY: Outside of work Amit enjoys restoring classic cars and spending time with his family. Amit is married and the father of a young daughter and twins. Having three young children means you might see him outside of work running around frantically in different directions. In addition to this busy family he has a German Shepherd called Simba. 

Dr Karishma Manji

BDS GDC Reg No: 265475

History in Dentistry: I am a foundation dentist at the practice from 2016-2017 having graduated from King’s College London in 2016> I have been active in organising and participating in dental events and conferences throughout my time in dental school.

Dental Interests: I enjoy my work and am passionate about prevention of dental disease, periodontology and oral surgery. I feel rewarded when patients are happy with their smile and feel like they have been treated with care.

Personal Interest, Hobbies, Interests, Family:  In my spare time, I enjoy going for long walks, and spending time with my lovely family and friends. I also do bridal henna, and love painting in watercolour and oil on canvas.

Mrs Victoria ChandlerMrs Victoria Chandler

Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy (Sheffield 2007) with Distinction
GDC Reg no: 114831

HISTORY IN DENTISTRY: Hygiene/Therapist since 2007, and Dental Nurse for 17 years

DENTAL INTERESTS: Periodontal treatment, treatment of nervous patients, in particularly children

PERSONAL HOBBIES, INTERESTS, FAMILY: I have two small children which take up most of my time at home. However I love anything to do with food! Cooking it, eating it, reading about it, looking at it!

Mr Ali JamalMr Ali Jamal

Oracle 9i Database
Administrator, B.Com

HISTORY IN DENTISTRY: Practice Manager since April 2004, In 2012 achieved my Certificate in Dental Practice Management from Sheffield Hallam University.

DENTAL INTERESTS: Practice Management of administration and the team. Interaction with people on a one to one basis. Customer service, looking after patients for their needs and requirements, to make them at ease. I enjoy the outcomes of Cosmetic Dentistry and Implants

PERSONAL HOBBIES, INTERESTS, FAMILY: Spending valuable time with my children, Golf, Cricket, Computers and Badminton

Mrs Amandeep KaurMrs Amandeep Kaur

NEBDN National Certificate in Dental Nursing (January 2011). Qualified Dental Nurse Radiographer. Decontamination Lead.
GDC Reg no: 207330

HISTORY IN DENTISTRY: Dental Nurse for 9 years and been at the practice for 7 years.

DENTAL INTERESTS: Love all aspects of general dentistry especially Oral Surgery and Cosmetic Dentistry.

PERSONAL HOBBIES, INTERESTS, FAMILY: I like travelling, watching television, cooking, dancing and spending time with my Family.

Miss Rebecca LocatelliMiss Rebecca Locatelli
Advanced Diploma in Dental Nursing 

HISTORY IN DENTISTRY: I have been working at Briarmeads since 2013. I achieved the Advanced Diploma in Dental Nursing in 2015. I want to further my clinical knowledge and skills by undertaking additional courses. I really enjoy being part of the team.

DENTAL INTERESTS: My main interests are, Six Months Smile and Cosmetic Dentistry. I love to see the change in patients smiles and them as a person. I also have a keen interest in facial rejuvenation.

PERSONAL HOBBIES, INTERESTS, FAMILY: I like to go out and socialise. I enjoy going to the gym. I also love going on holiday so I can explore different parts of the world.


Miss Nikki YoungMiss Nikki Young
I am a trainee Dental Nurse
HISTORY IN DENTISTRY: I have worked as a dental nurse for 6 years and with Briarmeads for 3 years.

DENTAL INTERESTS: I like and enjoy all aspects of dentistry. Everyday is different and never the same.

PERSONAL HOBBIES, INTERESTS, FAMILY: I like spending time with my family, going on day trips to the park with my two boys who are 6 and 2. I also enjoy reading and listening to music.


Ms Caroline TurnerMs Caroline Turner
NEBDN National Certificate in Dental Nursing,
Level 2 Qualification in Metal Health, Oral Health Educator, Fluoride Varnish Application

GDC Reg No: 154501

HISTORY IN DENTISTRY: I have worked in dentistry since 1997 after a change of career from horse riding, into a safer and more challenging post. I am currently studying for my Oral Hygiene Education qualification and Assessors role in Dental Nursing.

DENTAL INTERESTS: I enjoy complex treatments and also dietary advice and oral hygiene instructions with patients. I love the interaction with patients keeping them calm, relaxed and explaining treatment plans in depth.

PERSONAL HOBBIES, INTERESTS, FAMILY: My hobbies are walking my dog Lucy and taking her to agility lessons. All my family enjoy fishing. I have two boys aged 14 and 18. My other passion is food and following a low carbohydrate diet and going to the gym.


Dipti BokhatariaMiss Dipti Bokhataria
BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing

HISTORY IN DENTISTRY: Working a Briarmeads Dental Practice for one year

DENTAL INTERESTS: I enjoy restorative dentistry and have a keen interest in implant procedures.

PERSONAL HOBBIES, INTERESTS, FAMILY: I really enjoy spending a lot of time with family and friends, and going away on city breaks over weekends.  Absolutely love swimming and love chocolate (which is never good to hear from a dental nurse)

Nikkita Starkey-DowsingMiss Nikkita Starkey-Dowsing
Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing Course, A Levels in Health and Social and Law

HISTORY IN DENTISTRY: I stated at Briarmeads Dental Practice in September 2015.  I am currently studying BTEC Level 3 in Dental Nursing

DENTAL INTERESTS: All aspects of general dentistry.  Especially cosmetic and facial rejuvenation.

PERSONAL HOBBIES, INTERESTS, FAMILY: All things girls....clothes, shoes and makeup.  Love going to festivals, socialising with friends and baking cakes.


Courtney HardingMiss Courtney Harding

Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing Course

HISTORY IN DENTISTRY: I have been working as a Dental Nurse at Briarmeads Dental Practice since 2015.  I really enjoy being part of the team.

DENTAL INTERESTS: I enjoy caring for our patients and giving them the best possible care.  I also enjoy assisting with cosmetic dental treatments and seeing the results.

PERSONAL HOBBIES, INTERESTS, FAMILY: I like to go out and socialise with friends, walking my dog and spending time with my family.

Miss Stevie MasseyMiss Stevie Massey

NEBDN National Certificate, NEBDN Oral Health Education, BDA Dental Radiography, Fluoride Application, Advanced Apprenticeship in Customer Care, Level 2 BTEC Team Leading and Management.

GDC Reg No: 188987

HISTORY IN DENTISTRY: Started at Briarmeads Dental Practice in 2007, qualified in 2009 and gained various qualifications since then.  Worked in orthodontics for four years now at Briarmeads Dental Practice.

DENTAL INTERESTS: Enjoy all areas of dentistry but I love cosmetic makeovers and helping our patients feel more confident in themselves.

PERSONAL HOBBIES, INTERESTS, FAMILY: I like spending time with my family, reading, running and socialising with friends.

Miss Roxanne "Roxie Lou" WestMiss Roxanne "Roxie Lou" West

Trainee Dental Nurse, Level 2 and 3 in Hairdressing

HISTORY IN DENTISTRY: I am the most recent member of the dental team.  I began at the start of August 2016

DENTAL INTERESTS: My interests are the cosmetic side.  I myself have had Six Month Smiles and know the feeling of a positive change so I like to see the patients feel the same.

PERSONAL HOBBIES, INTERESTS, FAMILY: My favourite interests are films and music.  I love socilaising with friends and family.  I love going abroad and spending time with my partner.

Mrs Raj ChimaMrs Raj Chima


HISTORY IN DENTISTRY: Been at the practice for over 11 years, which I enjoy working as part of a team. I work as a Senior Administrator.

DENTAL INTERESTS: Invisalign Co-ordinator, Advertising and Facial Rejuvenation.

PERSONAL HOBBIES, INTERESTS, FAMILY: Taking my dogs for walks, eating, socialising, spending time with my family, cooking, swimming, Bhangra dancing, reading and travelling

Mrs Sukhi MadherMrs Sukhi Madher

A levels

HISTORY IN DENTISTRY: Been working at Briarmeads Dental Practice since 2007

DENTAL INTERESTSs: Customer care, Health and Safety in Dentistry

PERSONAL HOBBIES, INTERESTS, FAMILY: Love going to the gym, reading and travelling.

Dr Yasmin Jahangir M.Ch.D, B.Ch.D, BSc


HISTORY IN DENTISTRY: Yasmin qualified from Leeds and has been working at Briarmeads since September 2017.  

PERSONAL HOBBIES, INTERESTS, FAMILY: In her spare time Yasmin enjoy swimming and she has competed for Leicester Neptune Swimming Club since she was 8 years old.
Yasmin also likes long distance running and has completed several half marathons. She hopes to run the full marathon pretty soon, so watch this space!