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Pure Dental Studio

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 tooth whitening and invisalign treatment. He enjoys seeing patient smile transformations and seeing patients grow in confidence. He is also 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 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 including facial aesthetics and invisalign. Dr Desai is able to provide facial rejuvenation and an invisalign 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 and facial rejuvenation using the latest technology treatment.

Dr Naushin Tejani

Dr Naushin Tejani

Associate Dentist (GDC No. 271676)

BDS 2017 (Lond)MFDS(RCSEdin) PGCert (Eastman)

Naushin is a associate Dentist at the practice who joined the team in September 2021 and provides all areas of general dentistry and also provides Invisalign, Naushin is interested in restorative dentistry and is currently undertaking a Diploma for this at the Eastman Dental Institute.

Dr Melania Arnaudova

Dr Melania Arnaudova

Associate Dentist (GDC No. 300041)

Dr Melania Arnaudova qualified as a dentist from Medical University Varna in 2021. While still being a student she attended multiple internships in endo, ortho and restorative clinics. Always professional, empathetic and ready to help her patients. Mel is an advocate of preventative and patient-focused care.

Melania joined the team in November 2023 and provides treatments in all aspects of general dentistry, from aesthetic dentistry, pain relief to restorative treatment for patients of all ages. Her main interests are orthodontics, myofunctional therapy in children and restorative dentistry.

Outside Dentistry, she enjoys spending time with family, gardening or reading a good book.

Cherise Gould

Cherise Gould

Dental Hygienist/Therapist (GDC No. 174152)

BSc Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy Portsmouth 2014, NVQ L3 Dental Nursing & VRQ L3 Dental Nursing City & Guilds 2009

Cherise is passionate about teaching patients to achieve and maintain excellent oral health in a relaxing friendly environment. She finds educating patients about their oral health, and how it relates to their general health and well-being at every stage of life, rewarding.

 

Rajendra Chauhan

Rajendra Chauhan

Dentist performing Hygienist Duties (GDC No. 60589)

Raj qualified from Birmingham University in 1985. Raj has worked at various practices for 13 years and then owned a domiciliary practice for the following 14 years.

Raj joined our team in July 2023 where he works part time as a hygienist, a role he really enjoys! It has given him the opportunity to continue using his dental skills with the focus on improving and maintaining the periodontal health of his patients.

When Raj is not at Pure, he pursues other interests which include drawing/painting, keep fit, playing a snare drum and strumming on his guitar!

Jessica Burley-Buckerfield

Jessica Burley-Buckerfield

Practice Manager (GDC No. 278022)

Diploma in Dental Nursing (Level 3) QCF City & Guilds 2017

Jessica has been a qualified dental nurse since 2017 and has been at the practice since 2018. Through the years she has progressed in her role and is now the Practice Manager. Jessica has a keen interest in assisting with implants and has also completed an iTero Scanning course. The most rewarding part of the job is helping staff progress and making sure patients have a high standard of care.

In her spare time Jessica enjoys traveling with her family and spending time with her horses, dogs and cats.

Heather Wain

Heather Wain

Receptionist

City & Guilds Computer Technology, Mental Capacity Act Certificate.

Heather enjoys keeping the reception area flowing smoothly, she also enjoys talking to our patients and answering any queries.

Lisa Wood

Lisa Wood

Receptionist

Lisa joined us in September 2021 and has been a great addition to the team. With over 9 years experience as a dental receptionist, she enjoys assisting patients throughout their journey at the practice, and is always happy to answer any queries that they may have.

Brenda Shrive

Brenda Shrive

Receptionist

Brenda joined us in June 2023 with over 9 years’ experience as a dental receptionist. She enjoys assisting patients at the practice, and is always happy to answer any queries that they may have.

In her spare time, she enjoys running and has recently gained her license as a qualified run leader.

 

Victoria Perry

Victoria Perry

Clinical Lead (GDC No. 295176)

Diploma in Dental Nursing (Level 3 NVQ)

Victoria enjoys all aspects of her role as a dental nurse. Oral health, prosthetics, implants to name a few. She likes to keep her infection control knowledge up to date as she has a keen interest in helping develop the skills of our trainee dental nurses. 

In her spare time, she enjoys long country walks with her family and her cockapoo called Mia.

Emily Anderson

Emily Anderson

Qualified Dental Nurse (GDC No. 287599)

Emily qualified as a registered dental nurse in 2020 and graduated with a foundation degree in dental technology in 2022. Emily enjoys meeting new patients and thoroughly enjoys surgical and restorative dental treatments.

Amy Walker

Amy Walker

Trainee Dental Nurse

Amy joined the Practice in January 2022 as a Trainee Dental Nurse and has begun her Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing, Amy enjoys working with our Hygienists at the practice and also doing Aesthetic fillings to see the transformation of the treatment.

Amy Galea

Amy Galea

Trainee Dental Nurse

Amy joined our team in June 2023 and enjoys all aspects of nursing but has a keen interest in restorative dentistry. Amy is looking forward to completing her dental nursing course to which she can then peruse her interest in implants.

In her spare time, she enjoys travelling and spending time with her friends and family.

Esther Johnson

Esther Johnson

Trainee Dental Nurse

Esther joined the practice in November 2023 as a trainee dental nurse and has begun her level 3 diploma in dental nursing. She has experience working within general, cosmetic and pediatric dental practices in the USA. Now she’s back in the UK Esther is looking forward to expanding her knowledge and experience her at Pure. Esther enjoys meeting new patients, working with hygiene and seeing the transformation of cosmetic dentistry treatments.

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