Meet the Team

We have a friendly and experienced team of dentists, therapists, nurses and receptionists who strive to offer high quality care for our patients.

Dr. Hanish Chotai BDS (Birm.)

Dr. Hanish Chotai BDS (Birm.)

Practice Principal and Joint Owner
GDC No. 67020

Hanish qualified as a dental surgeon in 1991, graduating from the University of Birmingham. He completed a Cosmetic Dentistry course in 2007 with Dr. Christopher Orr, past president of the British Academy of Dental Surgeons (BACD), and also completed an Implant Dentistry course at the University of Sheffield in 2010.

Hanish is fully trained in Invisalign, and can also offer alternative therapies such as acupuncture, NLP and hypnosis. He is a member of the BDA, BDAS, SAAD and BACD, and has trained as a BDA Audit Facilitator. Desford Dental Care is also a training practice and Hanish is a fully qualified Dental Foundation Dental Trainer.

In his spare time, Hanish enjoys playing football and badminton, travelling and being a father.

Dr. Shilpa Chotai (Pune, India)

Dr. Shilpa Chotai (Pune, India)

Associate Dentist and Joint Owner
GDC No. 86152

Shilpa qualified as a dental surgeon in 2006 and ran her own dental outreach practice in a state hospital in India for two years, before moving to the UK. She has since completed a one year course in Cosmetic Dentistry at the University of Sheffield and is a member of the BACD. Her special interests are Smile Design, Inman Aligners, Implants, Invisalign and restorative dentistry.

Shilpa is married to Hanish, and in her spare time enjoys music, dancing, travelling and being a mum to two daughters.

Dr. Ria Chande BChD (Leeds)

Dr. Ria Chande BChD (Leeds)

Associate Dentist
GDC No. 229758

Ria graduated from the University of Leeds and is now an associate dentist at Desford Dental Care. She is currently undertaking a qualification in Dental Law & Ethics and in addition to her dental qualifications, is fully qualified to administer Facial Aesthetics, including wrinkle reduction treatment. Ria particularly enjoys working with children and, along with being Inman certified, looks forward to helping you attain that perfect smile!

In her spare time, Ria enjoys eating out, travelling and watching comedy shows!

Dr. Deepa Ahir BDS (Shef.)

Dr. Deepa Ahir BDS (Shef.)

Dentist
GDC No. 271654

Dr. Deepa Ahir BDS (Shef.)

Dr. Amar Lakhani BChD (Leeds)

Dr. Amar Lakhani BChD (Leeds)

Dentist
GDC No. 251782

Dr. Amar Lakhani BChD (Leeds)

Kam Patel Dip DH&T (Shef.)

Kam Patel Dip DH&T (Shef.)

Therapist Hygienist
GDC No. 152716

Kam began her career in dentistry as a Dental Nurse, qualifying in 2005 from the University of Nottingham and then went on to the University of Sheffield and qualified as a Dental Hygienist and Dental Therapist in 2008.

Mark Foxall DipHE (UCLan)

Mark Foxall DipHE (UCLan)

Student CDT
GDC No. 161496

Mark Foxall DipHE (UCLan)

Stacey Hull

Stacey Hull

Head Dental Nurse
GDC No. 244921

Stacey Hull

Andrea Green

Andrea Green

Dental Nurse
GDC No. 244921

Andrea qualified as a Dental Nurse in January 2013 and has been with Desford Dental Care since 2011.

In her spare time, Andrea enjoys spending time with her family and friends, going on holiday and trying to keep fit.

Lauren Mushen

Lauren Mushen

Dental Nurse
GDC No. TBC

Lauren Mushen

Leanne Gebala

Leanne Gebala

Dental Nurse
GDC No. TBC

Leanne Gebala

Elly Purse

Elly Purse

Decontamination Nurse

Elly Purse

Audrey Eade

Audrey Eade

Practice Manager

Audrey joined as Practice Manager in November 2010 and comes from a banking and finance business management background, so brings the skills and experience needed to ensure the growing practice is run efficiently.

In her spare time, Audrey enjoys going to music concerts, particularly visiting European cities, and in quieter moments, reading and walking the family dog.

Fiona Ward

Fiona Ward

Receptionist

Fiona Ward

Megan Pretorius

Megan Pretorius

Receptionist

Megan Pretorius

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Do you have what it takes to be a member of our team?
See our vacancies page for available positions.

Book an appointment today by calling

01455 823900