All of our team are here to give you help and advice, whilst making sure you feel at ease during your visit.

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Piyush Patel

Principal Dentist

GDC number: 73064

Piy qualified from Glasgow Dental School in 1997. In 2000 he achieved a diploma of Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (MFDS RCPS). His special interests are in cosmetic facial and dental aesthetics, placing and restoring dental implants, adult braces and offers facial cosmetics using dermal fillers and botox™ type treatments.

What is your favourite film?

Shawshank Redemption

What makes you laugh?

Watching only fools and horses... timeless!

What are your pet hates?

Coat hangers... hate untangling them!

What is the most adventourous thing you have ever done?

Climbing Kilamanjaro
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Geoffrey Foldys

Dentist

GDC number: 60079

Geof has been practicing in Oakham for over 30 years and was previously the principlal dentist at West Road. When not working he has an interest in bridge and cricket umpiring. He also spends one day each week helping out at Citizens Advice.

What was your first job?

Tesco - filling shelves and fetching fishing equipment from Blackpool town centre for the manager

What makes you laugh?

Polititians - Brexit

What do you like to do in your spare time?

Skiing with family

What is the most adventurous thing you have ever done?

Falling asleep on a motorbike and not crashing
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Milin Damani

Dentist

GDC number: 244890

He began his career in dentistry at Peninsula School of Medicine and Dentistry, in Plymouth. He has a special interest in implantology and is completing his postgraduate MSc in this discipline. He is also a proud member of the Royal College of Surgeons.

He also recently has visited Mini Smile Makeover Course and acquired a taste in cosmetic dentistry. He has a gentle and calming approach towards his work.

What do you like doing in your spare time?

Cycle yoga meditate and go on long walks

What one trip was the most memorable for you?

'Backpacking' around Vietnam, Sri Lanka and South India

What are your top five things to do in your bucket list?

Walk the Great Wall of China, Drive the Mongol rally, Climb Mount Everest, Obtain a pilot licence and Parachute out of an aeroplane.

What was your proudest moment?

Baking my first set of cheese scones

What one food would you eat every day if you could?

A vegetarian Sunday roast
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Vishal Patel

Dentist

GDC number: 103424

Vish qualified from Sheffield Dental School in 2006, finishing top of his year with Honours, as well as Distinction in his final papers and the British Dental Association prize in Oral Pathology.

Since then he has done further surgical training as a Senior House Officer in a Maxillofacial Surgery unit and has also passed his exams to gain membership to the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2010. For over a year, Vish was also a Honorary Clinical Fellow in the Oral Surgery Department at Charles Clifford Dental Hospital, which involved teaching students how to extract teeth.

Vish has a keen eye for detail and creating beautiful smiles, and he has completed certificate courses in Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry as well as being Invisalign accredited.

In his spare time Vish tries to keep active with 5-aside football, running and table tennis and playing his guitar.

What’s your favourite film?

Karate kid all of them ( including the new Kobra Kai series)!!!

What makes you laugh?

My own terrible jokes! and Peter Kay

What’s the most adventurous thing you’ve ever done?

Jumping out of a plane… for a charity skydive

What food would you eat everyday if you could?

Anything with coconut

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Eric Cantonna
Gandhi
David Attenborough
Sachin Tendulkar
Martin Johnson
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Aaliyah Dassu

Dental Hygienist/Therapist

GDC number: 277879

Aaliyah graduated as a dental hygienist and therapist from Birmingham University in 2018. She has a passion for providing preventative and restorative care for both adults and children and is particularly interested in the treatment of periodontal disease – especially educating parents in their ‘at home’ care. In her free time she enjoys baking, volunteering for charity organisations and travelling.

What food would you eat every day if you could?

Burgers

What is your favourite book?

A thousand splendid suns

What are your hobbies?

Travelling and baking

What five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Martin Luther King, Liam Hemsworth, Stormzy, Alan Carr and Alicia Keys
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Joe Poole

Hygienist

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Joe joined the Royal Air force in 1989 and became a dental nurse. She then went on to study at the Institute of Dental Health at RAF Halton where she qualified as a dental hygienist in 1994. For the past 18 years she has worked as a hospital hygienist within the Maxillo Facial Unit at the Leicester Royal Infirmary, specialising in oral cancer and palliative care.

What is your favourite book?

Mythos by Stephen Fry. Two of my favorite things combined history & Mr Fry

What is the most adventurous thing you have ever done?

I managed to pass my advanced diving course in Cyprus which was scary and exciting in equal levels!

What five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Stephen Fry, obviusly because he's a legend, Rick Astley, he was my first love, Oscar Wilde, obviously for the banter, George R R Martin, I'm a massive GOT fan and Ann Rice, I need to everything about Lestat!

What food would you eat everyday if you could?

Cheese, because why wouldn't you unless your lactose intolerent of course!
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Judy Duffy

Dental Nurse and Practice Manager

GDC number: 130412

With qualifications in Radiography, Oral Health Education, Impression Taking and Implant Nursing Judy has been a dental nurse since 1996. She considers the best part of her job is meeting patients. When not working she enjoys spending time with family and friends, shopping, eating and just having fun!

What was your first full time job?

My First full time job was working in a bank, I worked for Midland Bank in the town centre of Northampton, it was that long ago they are now known as HSBC!

What is your favourite film?

For me is the original Jungle Book, it holds very fond family memories as a child and I still have today the vinyl record and storybook that they brought out!

What is your most memorable trip?

Going to New York. We went in the February and whilst eating breakfast that morning on the weather news they reported that snow would fall at 2pm and exactly at 2pm it did! We just happened to be in Times Square when that happened, it was -10!! Never been so cold, but it was magical

What do you like to do in your spare time?

In my spare time I like to see my Grandchildren and go on adventures with them, last year Joe (the hygenist) helped me to go to Legoland for the weekend we had so much fun, Twycross Zoo is next on the list but im waiting for better weather and Ive also bought a meet the meerkat experience so looking forward to that too!
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Julie Allen

Dental Nurse & Treatment Coordinator

GDC number: 136407

Julie has been dental nursing since 2002 and has worked at West Road Dental Practice since May 2017. She moved to Rutland in 2013 and is due to be married in 2020. She enjoys her free time spending it with her new partner Mike and their dog, Dobie, walking and gardening and socialising with friends and family.

What was your first job?

VAT inspector

What makes you laugh?

My dog, Dobie

What do you like to do in your spare time?

What's that?!

What is the most adventurous thing you have ever done?

Climbing the O2 with my twin sister on our 50th birthday
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Aniko Kecskemeti

Qualified Dental Nurse

Aniko began working as a trainee dental nurse at West Road Dental Practice in January 2019 & became a lead nurse, having previously worked in another dental practice for the preceding two years. She lives in Bourne with her husband and two children and likes running and spending time with her family.

What was your first job?

Mercedes Benz - receptionist

What food would you eat every day if you could?

Cheese

What hobbies do you have?

Hiking and being in touch with nature

What is your proudest moment?

Being a mother
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Maya Rangalova

Dental Nurse

GDC number: 280385

Maya joined the practice in 2017 and gained her diploma in Dental Nursing in 2018. In her free time she enjoys spending time with friends and family and relaxing at home.