The Team

Dr Chetan Maru

Role: Practice Principle GDP/Approved Educational Trainer (GDC 74367)

Qualifications: BDS (University of Birmingham), Diploma in Clinical Education (SHU)

About Me:  I have been part of Wigston House Dental Practice since 1998, firstly as a vocational trainee, then to associate and now principle. I very much enjoy the local community and the educational training of new dentists and nurses.

Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy listening to music, watching films and spending valuable time with my family, friends and especially my son. I also like to help the local community in raising funds for charity, along with walking, swimming and cycling.

Dr Viraj Patel

Role: Associate Dentist (GDC 230002)

Qualifications: BDS Hons (University of Cardiff), MJDF (Royal College of Surgeons), Certified Inman Aligner Provider, Certificate in Implantology, Certified Cfast Provider.

About Me: I have been a part of the team here at Wigston House since 2012, having initially done my vocational training at the practice, I spent a year doing oral & maxillofacial surgery training whilst working part time at Wigston House. I now have taken on a full time post as the senior associate.

Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy spending time with family and friends, I’m an avid gym goer and also enjoy playing football and golf weekly.

Claire Major

Role: Practice Manager/Registered Dental Nurse (GDC 217780)

Qualifications: NEBDN Dental Nursing 2011, Dental Radiography 2012, Oral Health Education 2013

About Me: I have been nursing since 2007, I joined the team here at Wigston House in March 2014. I was offered the role of Practice Manager in January 2015.

Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy spending time with my friends and family. I also enjoy travelling to different places and doing different things.

Ria Scriggins

Role: Receptionist

Qualifications: Dental Nursing Qualification & Radiography

About Me: I have 10 years of Dental Reception experience. I have also nursed for 16 years.

Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy going to the gym and zumba classes. I also enjoy modelling in my spare time.

Linda Wiltshire

Role: Registered Dental Nurse (GDC 121797)

Qualifications: Dental Nursing, Oral Health Education

About Me: Married with 3 daughters & 6 grandchildren. I’ve been at Wigston House since 1998, gaining my Oral Health Certificate whilst here. I have been a dental nurse for 42 years, and since January 2015 I have been working part time.

Hobbies/Interests: Motor Homing, Walking my dog, spending time with my family. I also enjoy making novelty cakes and craft projects.

Claire Richards

Role: Administrator/Registered Dental Nurse (GDC 220601)

Qualifications: Dental Nursing NVQ Level 3 2011

About Me: I have been nursing since 2009. I started at Wigston House in March 2014

Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy spending time with friends and family at the weekends, also enjoy eating out and trying new places.

Rakhi Pattani

Role: Trainee Dental Nurse

Qualifications: 

About Me: I have been dental nursing for 1 year as a trainee. I started at Wigston House in December 2015 and hope to complete my nursing qualification by 2017.

Hobbies/Interests: Playing pool, Origami, Travelling and Shopping.

Laura Bentley

Role: Registered Dental Nurse (GDC 251409)

Qualifications: Dental Nurse NVQ Level 3 2014

About Me: I started nursing in 2010 and really enjoy it. I joined the team here at Wigston House in January 2015.

Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy horse riding and have my own horse called Riley. I also enjoy spending time with my family, friends and my daughter.

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