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Meet the Team

We never underestimate the importance of a happy team. Our Clinical Lead dentist and practice owner Dr Nilesh Patel heads up a highly capable team who are proud to be able to help you and your family. Our team prides themselves on staying up to date with the latest developments and continue to develop their skills further.

Our Dentists

Nilesh Patel

Principal Dentist

BDS Lond 2011

GDC Number: 211281

Nilesh qualified from Kings College London in 2011 and has worked in general practice. During this period he has broadened his skills by completing courses in Implants, Endodontics, Short Term Orthodontics, and is now an Invisalign Provider.

Nilesh is passionate about all aspects of dentistry and has a friendly and gentle approach to patient care. He likes to involve his patients at every step on their journey to straight teeth and shares their excitement as the treatment progresses.

Invisalign is a trusted brand that has enhanced the smile of millions of patients worldwide and is the world’s most advanced aligner technology, ensuring your smile transformation is a comfortable, predictable and efficient experience. Invisalign works by using innovative custom-made clear aligners that straighten your teeth without the need for metal wires or brackets, meaning patients never want to stop smiling. Nilesh has helped many patients by restoring confidence in their smile using Invisalign. 

If you are looking for an experienced dentist in the Northamptonshire area to help create a smile you can be proud of, contact the practice today to book in for a free Smile Evaluation.

Sanil Shah


BDS(Hons) MJDF RCS(Eng) 2012

GDC Number: 228688

Since having qualified with honours from King College London in 2012, Sanil has been working in Northamptonshire as an associate dentist. He has also completed his exams to become a member of the Dental Faculties at the Royal College of Surgeons.

His particular areas of interest include cosmetic dentistry and oral surgery.

In his spare time, Sanil enjoys watching and playing football and cricket as well as going to the gym and socialising with friends.

Monica Cueva Moya


BDS Complutense University of Madrid 2011, MClinDent (Periodontology) BBP University of London 2019

GDC Number: 218518

Monica qualified from Complutense University of Madrid in 2011 and has worked in both general and specialist practice roles. Striving for excellence and a passion for Dentistry has led her to complete additional qualifications; most notably a Masters In Periodontology.

Monica also has a special interest in Restorative and Cosmetic Dentistry allowing her to offer a wide range of treatments with the skills and knowledge to ensure you achieve the Smile you want.

If you are looking for an experienced and friendly dentist in Northamptonshire to help create a healthy smile Monica should be top of your list!

Dr. Deepesh Patel


BDS (KCL) 201,1MJFDS RCS (Eng) 2013, MClinDent Prosthodontics (Lond) 2019, MPros RCS (Edin) (Eng) 2020, Registered Specialist in Prosthodontics

GDC Number: 211623

Deepesh is a Specialist Prosthodontist and an Associate at Brixworth Dental Practice. He provides dental care for a broad patient base and is especially skilled in the replacement of missing teeth, the restoration of natural teeth and in complicated and simple restorations of the whole mouth.

Deepesh qualified from King’s College London in 2011 and developed his clinical experience in general practice. He completed his diploma in Implant Dentistry over a four year period at the UCL Eastman Dental Institute in 2017.

His specialist training at the Eastman concluded in 2020, when he was awarded the UCL Alumni Prize in Prosthodontics for clinical and academic excellence and was allocated to the Dean’s List for his academic result. The same year Deepesh obtained his MPros qualification from the Royal College of Surgeons of England and Edinburgh and he now teaches at the Eastman Dental Institute as a Clinical Teaching Fellow.

Dr Kishan Chavda


BDS (Hons) 2013

GDC Number: 243885

Kish qualified in 2013 from the University of Liverpool. Since then he has completed a number of postgraduate courses helping him to continually improve and update his understanding, knowledge and skills. He is a firm believer in lifelong learning in order to provide the best care possible for his patients. Kish takes any given opportunity to attend courses to help him achieve this.

Kish has completed several composite bonding courses, allowing him to use an array of techniques and composite materials suited for individual treatment needs. In addition to short courses in Endodontics (root fillings), removable prosthetics (dentures), fixed prosthetics (veneers, crowns & bridges), Kish has completed the year-long course in Aesthetic & Restorative Dentistry delivered by world-renown clinician Dr Chris Orr.

Kish’s main focus is Orthodontics (teeth straightening). He initially started treating patients back in 2015 with simple short term orthodontic treatments. Since then he has attended several courses, is mentored by specialist orthodontist Ian Hutchinson and currently completing his post-graduate diploma in orthodontics with the specialist orthodontist and mentor Dr Mandeep Gosal. Again, as a result of attending many courses and his further training, Kish is able to use fixed braces as well as aligners (such as Invisalign) to customise treatment for individual cases, from simple to more complex.

Dr Rakhee Shah

Dentist & Special Interest Dentist

BDS PG Dip (Endo)

GDC Number: 228702

Rakhee qualified from the Guy’s, Kings and St Thomas’ Dental Institute in 2012. Following graduation, Rakhee spent five years consolidating her skills in general practice. She quickly developed a passion for Endodontics (root canal treatments) which led her to pursue a Postgraduate Diploma in Endodontic Practice at King's College London. Presently she provides general dentistry and endodontic treatment of complex cases on a referral basis. She strives to provide consistent, high-quality treatment in a pain-free environment.

Outside of dentistry, Rakhee enjoys cycling, swimming, yearly ski trips and spending time with her young family.

Dr Hussein Ahmed


BDS (Leeds) 2015, MJFDS RCS (Eng) 2017

GDC Number: 258701

Hussein has a patient focused approach to dentistry, ensuring each person who walks through his surgery door is treated just as one of his own family members. Coupled with his knowledge and attention to detail he ensures every patient is treated with the best level of care and advice for all their dental needs in a comfortable environment. In particular, helping anxious and nervous patients regain their confidence in quality dentistry.

Hussein received his Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Leeds whilst also attaining the prestigious Turner Prize in Dental Public Health. Since his degree he has also attained a post-graduate diploma from The Royal College of Surgeons of England. Hussein has advanced his skillset in Restorative Dentistry by regularly attending numerous national and international courses. This foundation has led him to successfully gain a Post-graduate Certificate in Advanced Aesthetic Dentistry and Restorative Dentistry. Hussein is also a Certified Full Invisalign Orthodontic Provider . Furthermore, Hussein has a special interest in Endodontics (Root canal treatment), attaining a Post-graduate Diploma in 2023 and on the final stretch on attaining a Masters in Endodontology this year.

Over the last 10 years, Hussein’s passion to help individuals has thrived; being a key and active member of a charity organisation working in West Africa. He has helped to construct several schools and orphanages, provided communities access to clean water and frequently spends time annually in improving education and healthcare to those less fortunate. Apart from being an ardent traveller, his personal interests include baking, culinary experiences and spending quality time with his family.

Our Hygienist and Therapists

Jemma Tapp



GDC Number: 157853

Jemma is our Dental Hygienist/Therapist at Brixworth Dental Practice, Brixworth, Northampton. Jemma qualified from Kings College London in 2012 and is a Dental Therapist as well as Dental Hygienist. This means she is qualified to undertake certain dental treatment such as fillings on children in addition to her skills as a dental hygienist.

Her passion for her work is infectious and she really embodies our aim; to help patients Smile for a Lifetime. Jemma’s ability to treat every patient as an individual, tailoring their treatment plan to provide individual care means she is a great hit with patients.

Jemma is married to James and is the mother to her little boys Cooper and Acer

Holley Walters


Dip DH (Bristol)

GDC Number: 253040

Holley has been in Dentistry since 2012, working as a Dental Nurse in Somerset before qualifying as a Dental Hygienist at the University of Bristol in 2018. At University she received the 'GSK prize for Excellent Ability' in her research project which focused on Dental Hygienists' experiences in managing patients with implants, a summary of which was published in the 'Dental Health' journal. She is passionate about helping patients to improve their oral health in a way that is practical and positive.

In her spare time, Holley enjoys walking her dog, visiting National Trust sites and going to the theatre to watch musicals. She is an avid tea drinker (without sugar of course!) and in her spare time she takes part in the motorsport Drag Racing at Santa Pod, driving a white V8 Ford Mustang.

Clare Haylett

Dental Hygienist

BSc (Hons) in Dental Hygiene The London South Bank University 2024

GDC Number: 150587

Clare has worked in dentistry for over 25 years, starting her career as a dental nurse before graduating from the Eastman Dental Hospital, with a First Class Honours degree in Dental Hygiene in 2023. In addition, she was awarded “BSDHT graduate of the year for clinical excellence.”

Clare has a passion for dentistry and is committed to providing exceptional care for her patients, tailoring treatments to support them with their oral health and gum conditions.

Clare’s approach to dental care is rooted in compassion, professionalism, and attention to detail. She believes in fostering a comfortable and supportive environment for her patients and her caring nature particularly shines when supporting patients with anxiety.

Outside of work, Clare loves spending time with her three children. She enjoys being outdoors (particularly when the sun is shining) and she is also a keen baker, with the Victoria sponge being her signature bake!

Our Support Staff

Nikki Gammage

Practice Manager, Dental Nurse

Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2014,
Diploma in Leadership and Management Level 3 City and Guilds 2018

GDC Number: 254133

Nikki has worked here at Brixworth Dental since 2012 and has been Practice Manager since January 2019. She enjoys helping guide patients through their journey to a better smile and particularly loves seeing those who have undergone dramatic changes.

Nikki has previously been a Dental Nurse and during her time at the practice has gained a wealth of experience in Orthodontic and Implant Nursing.

Nikki was recognised at the Private Dentistry Awards 2018 after winning the 'Highly Commended Award' in the Invaluable Team Member Category.

She has two young daughters, Heidi and Eliza who keep her busy in her spare time. Nikki enjoys spending time with her family, going on impromptu days out and is currently writing a novel.

Rachael Campbell

Assistant manager / Treatment Coordinator

NVQ L3 Oral Health Care: Dental Nursing & Indp Asses NEBDN 2006

GDC Number: 119564

Rachael is a local girl who was born in Brixworth. She began nursing after an interest was sparked whilst having Orthodontic treatment herself.She loves the job and says the best bit of it is working in a close-knit and supportive team …. and the patients, of course! Rachael has spent a number of years assisting with Orthodontic treatments and now has a wealth of experience in this area.

She has two sons, Finn and Lochie who keep her busy when she's not at work. She also enjoys upcycling furniture and decorating the home she shares with her husband Mike.

We are proud and delighted that Rachael was a Finalist in Dental Nurse of the Year Awards 2016, a great recognition of her hard work and dedication to her patients, Brixworth Dental Practice and her profession.

Grace Burridge

Head Dental Nurse

Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2020

GDC Number: 289083

Grace joined the team in September 2017 when she began her Dental Nursing NVQ. Grace has since completed her qualification and passed with a Distinction. She has also completed additional learning in First Aid, Immediate life support and is currently undertaking an Implant Nursing Qualification

Grace is an absolute credit to the team and is always looking for ways to make a patient's visit to the practice an enjoyable and relaxed one.

Grace likes spending Summer evenings getting together with friends and has a love of reading, especially thrillers with exciting endings!

Charlotte Conn

Dental Nurse

Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2014

GDC Number: 301624

Charlotte became part of the team in September 2023 and has become an integral part of the team! Charlotte has completed her Level 3 Infection Control Qualifications, and most recent additional First Aid Qualifications. She currently assists Dr Monica with her Periodontal surgeries and hopes to undertake her Radiography qualifications in the future.

In her spare time Charlotte loves to shop and has an obsession with new handbags!

Shaneese Hannah

National Diploma in Dental Nursing NEBDN 2015

GDC Number: 256043

Dental Nurse

Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2023

GDC Number: 312617

Shaneese joined the practice in May 2021. Her interest in dental nursing began after improving her smile during orthodontic treatment and realising how much of a difference this could make to patients' lives.

In her spare time Shaneese likes to keep busy by meeting friends, going to the cinema and going on late night drives to Starbucks.

Melissa White

Dental Nurse

National Diploma in Dental Nursing NEBDN 2015

GDC Number: 256043

National Diploma in Dental Nursing 2015

GDC Number: 258366

Melissa joined the team in January 2021 and works part time as a dental receptionist.

Having worked in the dental industry over 10 years and qualifying as a Dental nurse in 2014 she has a wealth of experience which she brings to her role here.

In her spare time Melissa enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and son Ronnie, and catching up with friends over a nice dinner.

Leonie Booker

Dental Nurse

National Diploma in Dental Nursing NEBDN 2021

GDC Number: 297184

Leonie has been part of the team at Brixworth Dental Practice since January 2022. She qualified in the summer of 2021 and has a love for all things dentistry! Leonie works together with Dr Cholia and loves being part of patients Invisalign, Composite filling and hygiene sessions. She also has a keen interest in facial aesthetics and lip transformations. In her spare time she enjoys walking her dog and meals out with her boyfriend. 

Dhruvi Patel

Dental Nurse

National Diploma in Dental Nursing NEBDN 2015

GDC Number: 256043

Foundation Degree in Dental Nursing University of Northampton 2019

GDC Number: 286359

Dhruvi joined Brixworth Dental Practice in March 2022. Dhruvi is here as a full-time Dental Receptionist but also has background knowledge on Dental Nursing. She qualified as a dental nurse at the University of Northampton in October 2019, since then she has also completed her Dental Radiography and Impression taking courses.

In her spare time, she enjoys going out with friends and family but most of all she enjoys being outdoors and going for long walks. You might even bump into Dhruvi on her lunch breaks walking outdoors!

Lucy Francis

Dental Nurse

National Diploma in Dental Nursing NEBDN 2015

GDC Number: 256043

Level 3 Diploma in the Principles and Practice of Dental Nursing NCFE 2023

GDC Number: 312485

Lucy became part of the team in April 2024. Lucy is a full-time dental nurse and enjoys assisting for  implants and orthodontic treatments. She is excited to take on new qualifications (such as radiography) in the future.

In her spare time lucy like to spend time with family and catch up with friends over a meal.

Lucy Rowland

Dental Receptionist

National Diploma in Dental Nursing NEBDN 2015

GDC Number: 256043

Lucy joined the team in May 2023. She currently works as part of our Front of House team, meeting and greeting our patients, answering your queries and generally making visitors to the practice welcome.

In her spare time she likes riding horses (and motorbikes) and going out for her favourite meal, Chinese!

Ellie Griffin

Trainee Dental Nurse

National Diploma in Dental Nursing NEBDN 2015

GDC Number: 256043

Ellie joined the team in December 2023. Her bright and bubbly personality makes her a fantastic addition to the team. She is currently studying for her NVQ Level 3 in Dental Nursing and wants to learn more about the different aspects of dentistry.

In her spare time she enjoys going on dog walks in the local fields, going for food with her boyfriend and catching up with friends for coffee.

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Excellent service all round. The reception is warm and welcoming and the team provided me with all possible information. I called at short notice with a painful failed extraction from a previous dentist some years ago. I'm nervous but the whole procedure was virtually without discomfort. I will be a regular for my dental needs ongoing. No pressure selling to rebook. Yes this is a private service but in my opinion they are notably a cut above the rest. Worth every penny.