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Meet the Team

With a dedication to dentistry of the highest standard, we are proud of the depth of skills and experience within our team of highly trained dental professionals. Passionate about what we do, we take a gentle approach to dentistry and we aim to ensure that our valued patients are able to relax in the knowledge that they are in safe, caring and capable hands whilst they are in our care.

Himesh-Amin

Dr Himesh Amin BDS MFGDP
Principal Dentist, GDC No. 83574

I qualified from The University of Manchester and have since developed a special interest in Cosmetic dentistry and Implants. I have undertaken certified training and courses for Dental Implants, Cosmetic Dentistry, Minimally Invasive Dentistry, Comprehensive Orthodontics, Six Month Smiles, Inman Aligner, Invisalign and Sedation.

My most popular treatment is a one visit; no impression, porcelain ceramic crown service using a state of the art Cerec machine.

I also have experience in Full Mouth Rehabilitation, Cosmetic Restorations and Adult Orthodontics.

In September 2015, I achieved a Certificate of Advancing Health Education from Sheffield Hallam University and now am highly involved in teaching, training and supporting young dentists.

I am a fun, friendly and caring dentist and pride myself on making my patients feel relaxed and calm when under my care. My pain free approach to dentistry gives my patients an overwhelming sense of confidence in my abilities.

When I am not working and furthering my training, I enjoy spending time with my wife and two daughters. I cycle regularly and enjoy socialising with close friends.

Amit Patel

Dr Amit Suresh Patel BDS
Principal Dentist, GDC No. 103184

I am very proud and honoured to be the co-owner of Knighton Dental Practice. Having graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2006 with a clinical prize in Conservative Dentistry, I then went on to attain a Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties of the Royal College of Surgeons.

Since then, I have prioritised postgraduate education and have completed multiple courses including advanced Restorative Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry and completed year-long courses in Implantology and Orthodontics. In addition, I am also qualified to provide sedation, Invisalign, Six Month Smiles braces as well as being a highly experienced practitioner in Cerec dentistry, placing over 3000 restorations.

In 2015, I achieved a Certificate of Education from Sheffield Hallam University and now am highly involved in teaching, training and supporting young dentists.

I continually strive for perfection to provide high-quality, painless dentistry for all my patients in a caring, relaxed environment, with the needs and concerns of patients being of paramount importance. My open, honest and easy-going nature quickly allows me to form long lasting relationships, built on trust and confidence, with my patients.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my wife, family and friends, going to the gym and playing golf. I am also a keen supporter of Chelsea Football Club and follow Formula One Racing

Sunil-Lalloo

Dr Sunil Lalloo BDS
Dental Surgeon, GDC No. 79493

As a Dental Surgeon at Knighton Dental Practice, my days include a huge variety of tasks including general dental provision, Cosmetic Dentistry, and Implantology.

For me, it is the continued health provision for such a huge range of people, from young to old, that makes me enjoy my work as much as I do. I take great gratification in being able to improve a person’s oral health and self-esteem from their dental appearance.

In my free time I enjoy outdoor activities such as cycling, walking and gardening as well as spending time with my family.

Dr. Karishma Kanabar MChd BChd BSc MFDS

I graduated from the University of Leeds in 2017 and went onto complete my Dental Foundation Training in Northampton and at Knighton Dental Practice. Since then, I attained Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery, the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

After working at King’s College Dental Hospital, where I gained a range of skills working in specialties such as Oral Medicine, Traumatology, Periodontics, Paediatrics, Acute Dental Care and Oral Surgery, I relocated to Leicester and rejoined the team at Knighton Dental Practice in September 2019.

I love working as a dentist, mainly due to being able to help my patients and educate them about their oral health. I am an empathetic and caring dentist and always strive to ensure my patient’s are comfortable. My favourite aspect about Knighton Dental Practice is the supportive and friendly dental team.

In my spare time, I enjoy socialising with friends and family, going to the gym and experimenting with cooking.

Ketul Bagia

Dr Ketul Bagia BDS
Associate Dentist, GDC No. 193192

I graduated from King’s College London in 2010. Having gained experience in a wide variety of fields through various postgraduate courses, I have now chosen to focus on Orthodontics. I’m currently studying for my Comprehensive Orthodontic training, whilst already being qualified to provide short term Orthodontics in the form of Six Month Smiles, Invisalign, Inman Aligners and lingual braces.

My calm and caring chair-side manner ensures that my patients feel at ease throughout their treatment.

I’m a keen sportsman, so in my spare time, you will find me playing tennis, badminton and football. I also love to travel, and have covered America, South America, India and many more countries across the globe

Dental Implants Leicester

Dr Savan Zala BDS (LOND), MFGDP (RCS), MSc (DENTAL IMPLANTS)
Implant Dentist, GDC No. 83689

Savan graduated as a Dental Surgeon from Guys, Kings & St Thomas’ London in 2004. From an early stage, he adopted a multidisciplinary approach to dentistry, and began his journey by training within Oral Maxillofacial and Community Dental Services around Sheffield and Leeds.

Since then he has spent most of his time in private practice, with majority of his work being focused towards Dental Implants, Advanced Restorative Care and treatment for the anxious/nervous patients. He has been placing and restoring dental implants for over 10  years, and has been involved within the postgraduate and teaching side of dentistry. Savan has been awarded a Masters in Implant Dentistry (MSc Dental Implants) and has both and academic and practical interest in rehabilitation with dental implants.

Currently Savan works as a visiting Implant Dentist to multiple dental clinics around the UK. In addition to this he is heavily involved in mentoring dentists to further improve their skills in dentistry, and encourages general dentists to explore placing and restoring dental implants.

Jaina Mistry

Jaina Mistry DIPDHDT
Dental Hygienist & Dental Therapist, GDC No. 252136

I am a specialist in gum/periodontal treatments, working to help patients to maintain their oral health by preventing gum and periodontal disease and promoting good oral health.

My days in practice contain a huge amount of variety – on some days you will find me taking radiographs, and on others I will be carrying out periodontal assessment, or charting and diagnosing perio diseases.

The most rewarding aspect of my job is getting to see patients responding positively to treatments. It’s also great to see patients improve their own oral health based on my advice and work.

When I’m not in the practice, you’ll find me spending time with my niece and nephews, socialising or enjoying a weekend away somewhere relaxing.

Julia Defoe CEB Dip Dent hygiene 1999
Hygienist, GDC No. 5496

I started my love of dental hygiene in 1997, where I attended Leeds dental institute. In the last 22 years as Dental Hygienist I have learnt so much about periodontal disease and the effects it has on my patients.

I relocated to Quorn from Buckinghamshire in 2015 along with my Husband and his signage business. I have two wonderful girls and a chocolate Labrador called Digby. When I’m not at work helping my patients, taking x-rays and treatment planning, I’m restoring furniture and running around after my girls.

Kirsty Nutting

Kirsty Nutting
Practice Manager & Dental Nurse, GDC No. 181216

As practice manager and a dental nurse, my work in practice is hugely varied but something that I love. I spend my day ensuring the practice is run efficiently, to make sure that our patients are given the highest quality dental care along with a great experience. I also assist the clinicians and during procedures in surgeries. My favourite aspect of working at Knighton Dental is the fun, friendly and caring working environment that we operate in practice.

When I’m not in the practice, you will find me spending time with my family, reading, shopping and boxing.

Amiee Poulton

Amiee Wheeler
Treatment Co-ordinator

As treatment coordinator I get the opportunity to build really great relationships with our patients. I love getting to know them and being able to support them before and after appointments.

I really enjoy meeting and getting to know people, and I find it particularly rewarding when I can see that my help have benefitted someone’s confidence.

When I’m not in practice, I enjoy cooking different foods and trying new flavours. When I’m not cooking, I love going to the gym, and trying new workouts and classes.

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