Ricky Athwal GENERAL DENTAL PRACTITIONER
GDC No. 150243
BDS University of Birmingham 2008
I graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2008 and until now I have worked in many practices across the Midlands region. I became the practice principal of Rotherholme Dental in January 2020, and I am thoroughly enjoying my time in Ashby.
I am always looking for ways to improve my skills and further my career and apart from providing general dentistry I can offer many services in different aspects of dentistry including IV sedation for nervous patients, dental implants for missing teeth and I am a certified Invisalign provider to provide ‘straightening’ of teeth. I thoroughly enjoy every part of dentistry and especially getting to know my patients and providing the best care I can; I am especially good with nervous patients and try to use my calm nature to incorporate this in my dentistry.
In my spare time, I enjoy days out with my wife and young family, going out to eat and following Manchester United (the best football team in the land)!
Preeti Athwal GENERAL DENTAL PRACTITIONER
GDC No. 150247
BDS University of Birmingham 2008
I qualified in 2008 from the University of Birmingham. Since then, I have worked in dental practices in the Birmingham and Staffordshire areas where I have gained numerous skills before settling here in Ashby. Alongside providing general dentistry I have also completed many courses in cosmetic treatment such as Facial aesthetics and Fillers which I thoroughly enjoy and I offer these services at the practice. I am very kind and gentle to try and give my patients the best experience possible. I love to chat, meet new people and really get to know my patients. In my spare time I am usually spending time with my family which includes my two young children, baking delicious treats or going on holidays.
Faisal Karim GENERAL DENTAL PRACTITIONER
GDC No. 265180
BDS Cardiff University 2016
I qualified in 2016 from Cardiff University and I previously worked for several years at a practice in Kenilworth before joining the team here at Rotherholme. I am committed to providing the highest quality minimally invasive dental care in a gentle manner. I continue to improve my various skills and have completed additional courses in Invisalign and aesthetic composites. I have a keen interest in composite bonding and have plans to begin Implantology training to widen my knowledge of this further. I always try to ensure a kind personal service to my patients. When I am not working, I enjoy participating in many sports particularly football, golf and tennis. I also thoroughly enjoy travelling with my friends and family.
Kelly Buxton GENERAL DENTAL PRACTITIONER
GDC No. 103094
BDS University of Birmingham 2006
I qualified as a dentist in 2006 from The University of Birmingham and have gained a vast amount of experience in general practice and the community dental service in Nottingham. I enjoy constantly learning and improving my skills, in 2019 I achieved a postgraduate certificate in advanced general dental practice with distinction from the University of Birmingham and I have just completed a year-long Restorative Dentistry course.
I particularly enjoy working with nervous patients and children, finding the challenge of helping worried individuals overcome their fear as satisfying as achieving clinical excellence. Having recently moved to the area I am looking forward to caring for a new list of patients at Rotherholme.
Beyond life in practice, I enjoy spending time with my husband and 2 sons who are keen rugby players and my hobbies include horse riding and dog walking.
Nickey Smeeton DENTAL NURSE GDC No. 238610 VRQ Level 3 Dental Nursing City & Guilds at Leicester College.
Level 3 Diploma in Treatment Coordination—Horton Honours.
I have over 12 years nursing experience. I started my career in Market Harborough & qualified in 2012 at Leicester College. Shortly after gaining my qualification, I moved to Ashby De La Zouch and joined the team here at Rotherholme. As well as doing nursing and reception I completed my Level 3 Diploma in Treatment Coordination in September 2015 I enjoy taking the time to discuss with patients any treatment plans or options they may want further informal information on, over the years this has been a great way to get to know existing and new patients that attend the practice. In my spare time I enjoy leisurely walks around the local area with my dog & friends.
Katie Winson DENTAL NURSE
GDC No. 290934
Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2020
I started working as a dental nurse in 2015 in a busy dental practice in Swadlincote. After working at my previous practice for 5 years, I joined Rotherholme Dental practice in December 2020. I am looking forward to progressing further in my career, and recently enrolled onto a Sedation nursing Course which I am enjoying. Sedation is a great option for nervous patients, and I am excited to learn more about this. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I also enjoy going for walks.
Ann Higgins DENTAL NURSE
GDC No. 295215
National Diploma in Dental nursing NEBDN 2021
My Dental nursing career started in 2016 in an busy dental practice. I joined the team at Rotherholme Dental practice in April 2021. I enjoy every part of dentistry and especially have a keen interest in Cosmetic dentistry and assisting in helping patients love their smile and improving their confidence. I enjoy learning new aspects of dental nursing and I am always looking for ways to progress. In my spare time I love to spend quality time with friends and family, going out for food and exploring the countryside.
Katie-Mae Blockley DENTAL NURSE
GDC No. 301419
Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2022
I started my dental nursing journey in April 2019 at a practice in Glenfield. After qualifying as a Registered Dental Nurse I moved to Rotherholme Dental Practice in 2022. I am always looking for opportunities to progress my nursing and enjoy learning new skills. I love helping patients through their clinical journey and especially like assisting with implants and composite fillings. I also have a passion for animals in particular horses and dogs and enjoy spending my spare time travelling and being outdoors.