Meet Our Team

Dr Jai N ShahDr Jai N Shah

BDS, PgCert-Ed
GDC Reg no: 72978

HISTORY IN DENTISTRY: I qualified from Cardiff (University of Wales, College of Medicine) in 1997. I Came home to Leicester to start his career at Dr Moti’s practice(his Business Partner). In November 1999 as a Partner with Dr Moti opened the purpose built Briarmeads Dental Practice. Since 2001 I have been a Foundation Dentist Trainer and has achieved IIP since 2000. Over the last 19 years I have undertaken training in Cosmetic Dentistry with one of the leading Cosmetic Dentists, Dr Chris Orr, in Occlusion with IPSO, an active full member of the BACD, Certified as a Six Months Smile, Invisalign, Inman and Clear Step orthodontics provider, Certified as an Enlighten Whitening provider, completed full Facial Rejuvenation Course with Dr Bob Khanna, and completed my Postgraduate Certificate in Education. Also over 2014-15. I have gained extensive post-graduate experience in Oral Surgery with Refine Dental and Charles Clifford Dental School, Sheffield.

DENTAL INTERESTS: Treatment of nervous patients to gain optimum dental health. Cosmetic dentistry and facial aesthetics in a balanced and stable oral health. Treatment of jaw disorders and headaches. Treatment of oral disharmony with Minimal Invasive Dentistry using Six Months Smile, Invisalign, Inman, Minimal Prep – Veneers and occlusal balance. Training of newly qualified Dentist and Dental Nurses to achieve their potential in the world of Dentistry. Up coming in 2016-17 I will be placing Implants as part of the dental care we provide for patients so all ours patients will have the benefits of having fixed teeth in the future.

PERSONAL HOBBIES, INTERESTS, FAMILY: I am married to Reshma and have 2 sons Dev and Dhruv. Both the boys are very energetic and keep Reshma and I busy. I love travelling with the family and make it a point to get away as far as possible at least once a year to spend time together. I am a keen scuba diver and most of our holidays are centred around a warm coast.

Dr Hanif MotiDr Hanif Moti

BDS, DGDP, PgCert-Ed
GDC Reg no: 60964

HISTORY IN DENTISTRY: I qualified in 1985 as a top 5 Student of my class at the University of Amsterdam as a Dentist. I achieved the qualification of Tandarts University of Amsterdam which is equivalent to a BDS Degree. I have worked in the UK since 1986 and moved to Leicester in 1988 to work in my new practice. I developed my practice over the years with the support of our patients and the practice team. In 1997 I achieved my DGDP (UK) from the faculty of General Dental Practitioners at the Royal College of Surgeons in London. I have been a trainer for newly qualified dentists since 1990 and have mentored and trained 21 very successful dentists. I achieved my postgraduate certificate in clinical education at the Sheffield Hallam University to enhance my teaching and mentoring skills.

DENTAL INTERESTS: I have a passion to create beautiful healthy smiles for our patients and have a great interest in cosmetic dentistry/smile makeovers, facial aesthetics, Invisalign, Inman Aligners along with general preventative dentistry. I have been a full member of the British Academy for Cosmetic Dentistry (BACD) since its inception and regularly attend the conferences to enhance my skills.

PERSONAL HOBBIES, INTERESTS, FAMILY:Away from work I enjoy playing badminton and have a great interest in football. I have two wonderful daughters and a lovely wife who supports me in my work.

Dr Mayur BhattDr Mayur Bhatt

BDS (Hons) MJDF RCS (Eng)
GDC Reg no: 177542

HISTORY IN DENTISTRY: Qualified in 2009 from University of Birmingham with Honours. Foundation Dentist at Briarmeads Dental Practice 2009-10. Continued postgraduate education and qualification with membership of the joint dental faculty exams. Dental Foundation Training completed at Briarmeads Dental Practice 2009-10 and continued as Performer at the practice.

DENTAL INTERESTS: All aspects of General Dentistry in-particular interests in Cosmetic Dentistry and currently completed Chris Orr’s cosmetic course in London. Also have gained certification in orthodontics with Six Months Smile, Invisalign and Inman.

PERSONAL HOBBIES, INTERESTS, FAMILY: Travelling and spending time with family.

Dr Dipak Parmar

GDC Reg no: 251630

HISTORY IN DENTISTRY: Dipak qualified from Leeds in 2014.  He did his vocational training in scenic North Wales and joined Briarmeads Dental Practice in January 2017.

DENTAL INTERESTS: Dipak kas an interest in aesthetic work and cosmetic dental treatments as well as oral surgery and extractions.  He is also interested in denture construction and all aspects of prosthodontics.

PERSONAL HOBBIES, INTERESTS, FAMILY: Dipak enjoys relaxing watching television, movies and shows.  He spends leisure time with his family and German Shepherd dog Simba.  Dipak also likes going on holiday to places where he can explore other cultures and traditions.

Mrs Victoria ChandlerMrs Victoria Chandler

Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy (Sheffield 2007) with Distinction
GDC Reg no: 114831

HISTORY IN DENTISTRY: Hygiene/Therapist since 2007, and Dental Nurse for 17 years

DENTAL INTERESTS: Periodontal treatment, treatment of nervous patients, in particularly children

PERSONAL HOBBIES, INTERESTS, FAMILY: I have two small children which take up most of my time at home. However I love anything to do with food! Cooking it, eating it, reading about it, looking at it!

Mr Ali JamalMr Ali Jamal

Oracle 9i Database
Administrator, B.Com

HISTORY IN DENTISTRY: Practice Manager since April 2004, In 2012 achieved my Certificate in Dental Practice Management from Sheffield Hallam University.

DENTAL INTERESTS: Practice Management of administration and the team. Interaction with people on a one to one basis. Customer service, looking after patients for their needs and requirements, to make them at ease. I enjoy the outcomes of Cosmetic Dentistry and Implants

PERSONAL HOBBIES, INTERESTS, FAMILY: Spending valuable time with my children, Golf, Cricket, Computers and Badminton

Mrs Amandeep KaurMrs Amandeep Kaur

NEBDN National Certificate in Dental Nursing (January 2011). Qualified Dental Nurse Radiographer. Decontamination Lead.
GDC Reg no: 207330

HISTORY IN DENTISTRY: Dental Nurse for 9 years and been at the practice for 7 years.

DENTAL INTERESTS: Love all aspects of general dentistry especially Oral Surgery and Cosmetic Dentistry.

PERSONAL HOBBIES, INTERESTS, FAMILY: I like travelling, watching television, cooking, dancing and spending time with my Family.

Ms Caroline TurnerMs Caroline Turner
NEBDN National Certificate in Dental Nursing,
Level 2 Qualification in Metal Health, Oral Health Educator, Fluoride Varnish Application

GDC Reg No: 154501

HISTORY IN DENTISTRY: I have worked in dentistry since 1997 after a change of career from horse riding, into a safer and more challenging post. I am currently studying for my Oral Hygiene Education qualification and Assessors role in Dental Nursing.

DENTAL INTERESTS: I enjoy complex treatments and also dietary advice and oral hygiene instructions with patients. I love the interaction with patients keeping them calm, relaxed and explaining treatment plans in depth.

PERSONAL HOBBIES, INTERESTS, FAMILY: My hobbies are walking my dog Lucy and taking her to agility lessons. All my family enjoy fishing. I have two boys aged 14 and 18. My other passion is food and following a low carbohydrate diet and going to the gym. 

Corinne Jarman
Dental Nurse

Diploma Level 3 Dental Nursing

HISTORY IN DENTISTRY: Corinne has working in dentistry since 2013 and qualified and a Dental Nurse in 2016.  She has recently joined the practice.

DENTAL INTERESTS: Corinne has an interest in all aspects of general dentistry and is looking forward to learning more about the orthodontic treatments we offer at the practice as well as cosmetic dentistry.

PERSONAL HOBBIES, INTERESTS, FAMILY: Corinne like to socialise with close friends and family and is a keen reader.  She also enjoys trips to the cinema to see the latest films.

Nikkita Starkey-DowsingMiss Nikkita Starkey-Dowsing
Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing Course, A Levels in Health and Social and Law

HISTORY IN DENTISTRY: I stated at Briarmeads Dental Practice in September 2015.  I am currently studying BTEC Level 3 in Dental Nursing

DENTAL INTERESTS: All aspects of general dentistry.  Especially cosmetic and facial rejuvenation.

PERSONAL HOBBIES, INTERESTS, FAMILY: All things girls....clothes, shoes and makeup.  Love going to festivals, socialising with friends and baking cakes.


Lisa Poynton

Trainee Dental Nurse

DENTAL INTERESTS: Lisa enjoys treating nervous patients.  She likes to be able to keep a patient feeling calm, reassured and at ease and being able to turn their previous bad experience right around.  She enjoys all aspects of dentistry but in particular orthodontics and cosmetic dentistry.  

PERSONAL HOBBIES, INTERESTS, FAMILY: In her spare time Lisa enjoys spending it with family and close friends.  She also likes skiing holidays and outdoor activities as well as dining out and watching movies.  Lisa has a keen interest in home interiors and photography as well as a slight addition to Nutella!

Miss Stevie MasseyMiss Stevie Massey

NEBDN National Certificate, NEBDN Oral Health Education, BDA Dental Radiography, Fluoride Application, Advanced Apprenticeship in Customer Care, Level 2 BTEC Team Leading and Management.

GDC Reg No: 188987

HISTORY IN DENTISTRY: Started at Briarmeads Dental Practice in 2007, qualified in 2009 and gained various qualifications since then.  Worked in orthodontics for four years now at Briarmeads Dental Practice.

DENTAL INTERESTS: Enjoy all areas of dentistry but I love cosmetic makeovers and helping our patients feel more confident in themselves.

PERSONAL HOBBIES, INTERESTS, FAMILY: I like spending time with my family, reading, running and socialising with friends.

Terri-Ann Maxfield

Diploma in Dental Nursing

GDC Reg No:273161

HISTORY IN DENTISTRY:  Terri-Ann has worked in dentistry for three years.

DENTAL INTERESTS:  Terri-Ann has an interest in the orthodontics and cosmetic dentistry as well as facial aesthetics.  She enjoys supporting and reassuring patients who maybe nervous of visiting the dentist.

PERSONAL HOBBIES, INTERESTS AND FAMILY: Terri-Ann enjoys eating out and trying out different types of food.  She also enjoys walking her dogs and socialising with friends.


Miss Rebecca Locatelli

Advanced Diploma in Dental Nursing.

HISTORY IN DENTISTRY:I have been working at Briarmeads since 2013. I achieved the Advanced Diploma in Dental Nursing in 2015. I want to further my clinical knowledge and skills by undertaking additional courses. I really enjoy being part of the team.

DENTAL INTERESTS:My main interests are, Six Months Smile and Cosmetic Dentistry. I love to see the change in patients smiles and them as a person. I also have a keen interest in facial rejuvenation.

PERSONAL HOBBIES, INTERESTS, FAMILY:I like to go out and socialise. I enjoy going to the gym. I also love going on holiday so I can explore different parts of the world.

Miss Roxanne "Roxie Lou" WestMiss Roxanne West

Trainee Dental Nurse
HISTORY IN DENTISTRY: I am the most recent member of the dental team.  I began at the start of August 2016

DENTAL INTERESTS: Roxanne is interested in orthodontics and also facial aesthetics.

PERSONAL HOBBIES, INTERESTS, FAMILY: Roxanne enjoys visiting the cinema and spending time with her partner and family.  She likes socialising with friends and keeping in contact with her partners family when he is away working.  Roxanne also likes meals out and seeing family pets.

Melissa Chase

HISTORY IN DENTISTRY: Melissa has been a Trainee Dental Nurse with the practice since November 2017.  

PERSONAL HOBBIES, INTERESTS, FAMILY: In her spare time Melissa enjoys travelling, keeping kit with running and gym glasses and eating out with friends.  Melissa is also loves spending time with her two cats, Doodles and Peaches.

Mrs Raj ChimaMrs Raj Chima


HISTORY IN DENTISTRY: Been at the practice for over 11 years, which I enjoy working as part of a team. I work as a Senior Administrator.

DENTAL INTERESTS: Invisalign Co-ordinator, Advertising and Facial Rejuvenation.

PERSONAL HOBBIES, INTERESTS, FAMILY: Taking my dogs for walks, eating, socialising, spending time with my family, cooking, swimming, Bhangra dancing, reading and travelling

Marcia Cross


HISTORY IN DENTISTRY: Marcia has been a receptionist at the practice for a year.

DENTAL INTERESTS:She really enjoys seeing the results the cosmetic dental treatments we offer at the practice give to patients.

PERSONAL HOBBIES, INTERESTS, FAMILY: Outside of work Marcia enjoys spending time with her family and friends and walking her French Bulldog Buddy.  She also enjoys horse riding and reading.

Dr Yasmin Jahangir M.Ch.D, B.Ch.D, BSc (Leeds 2017)


HISTORY IN DENTISTRY: Yasmin qualified from Leeds and has been working at Briarmeads since September 2017.  

DENTAL INTERESTS:Yasmin enjoys seeing a variety of patients and diagnosing and treating different dental conditions.  She is particularly passionate about widening access to, and promoting dentistry as a career choice for pupils from disadvantaged and under-represented communities.  She was the co-founder of a nationwide project that aims to encourage and guide pupils towards a career in dentistry.

PERSONAL HOBBIES, INTERESTS, FAMILY: In her spare time Yasmin enjoy swimming and she has competed for Leicester Neptune Swimming Club since she was 8 years old.
Yasmin also likes long distance running and has completed several half marathons. She hopes to run the full marathon pretty soon, so watch this space!