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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.

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Very professional dental practice, both dentists and staff are very helpful. All treatments and procedures are explained thoroughly, and your mind is put at ease.

Wouldn’t go anywhere else!

- S.Gill

After being terrified of Dentist for almost 60 years, I have at last found in Greg one that I can trust. He is kind, thoughtful and advises you every step of the way. I was actually able to sit through and have an extraction without fear, Did not feel a thing!

Thank you Greg

- AB

Just wanted to say a big ‘Thank you’ to you for all the time & effort you put into making sure my veneer was just right. It really is a job well done , & the care you took is very much appreciated. I’ve had several veneers over the past 20 years, but none look as natural as this one. Please pass on my thanks to the laboratory too.

Best Wishes

- AC

To Greg, & all the staff at Rotherholme Dental Practice.

I just wanted to thank you for being so patient with me & helping me conquer my ‘fear of dentist!’ For saying that 6 months ago I couldn’t even go into the waiting room without panicking & crying….I shall almost miss my regular visits!

Thank you and see you in 6months – “with no fear at all”

- EL

Dear Judith

Just a short note to say thank you for being so patient with me. Thanks to you and all your friendly staff, I have overcome my fear of dentist again, and from now on shall be attending regular check ups. Thank you all once again.

- SH

Many, many thanks for your kindness and patience. Completely painless and restored my faith in dentist.

To Greg, Judith, Hannah, Kate & Sarah

Thank you for letting me experience a brilliant dentistry practice!

I wanted to say how very pleased I was with the last work you did on my teeth.

The crown and bridge blend beautifully with the rest of my teeth, and the denture was so comfortable that from the very beginning, I had to check whether I was really wearing it!

Thank you very much indeed, with all good wishes.

- AB