The Team

Dr Chetan Maru

Role: Practice Principle GDP & Approved Educational Supervisor (GDC 74367)

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

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: Bachelor of Dental Surgery BDS (Hons) (University of Cardiff, UK), Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties MJDF RCS (Royal College of Surgeons), Certified Inman Aligner Provider, Certified Cfast Provider, Certificate in Implantology.

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.

Dr Sadia Syed

Role: Associate Dentist (GDC 244073)

Qualifications: Bachelor of Dental Surgery BDS (Hons) (University of Bristol, UK)

About Me: I graduated from the University of Bristol in 2013. I completed my foundation training and worked as an associate dentist here previously and am excited to be part of the team once again. I am committed to continuing my professional development to enhance my skills and knowledge to passionately provide the dentistry I love. I enjoy treating children and nervous patients. 

Hobbies/Interests: My family, especially my two kids who keep me very busy! I love spending time with my family and friends. I absolutely love cooking and finding new recipes, as well as baking. I enjoy watching films, reading and going for walks. 

Dr Dhroov Thanki

Role: Associate Dentist (GDC 278709)

Qualifications: Bachelor of Dental Surgery BDS (University of Birmingham, UK), Member of the Faculty of Dental Surgery MFDS RCPS Glasgow (Royal College of Practitioners and Surgeons Glasgow), Certified Wrinkle Reduction and Dermal Filler Practitioner.

About Me: I have been at Wigston House since 2018. I have a passion for treating anxious adults and children and love working with the local community in promoting dental health education. I have presented research at the prestigious Eastman Dental Institute, London. I have been performing a range of facial aesthetics treatments for men and women with great results.

Hobbies/Interests: I have a passion for cars and Formula 1, and I hope to go to my first F1 race in the near future. I’m also a keen gamer and enjoy watching football. 

Claire Richards

 Role: Practice Administrator/Dental Nurse (GDC 220601)

Qualifications: Dental Nursing NVQ Level 3 2011, Impression Taking, Fluoride Varnish Application, Certified Wrinkle Reduction and Dermal Filler Nurse.

About Me: I started at Wigston House in March 2014 and have been a dental nurse for over 10 years. I thoroughly enjoy all aspects of dentistry but have a keen interest in implants and oral surgery. I have also recently taken on the role of Practice Administrator.


Hobbies/Interests: I spend most of my time socialising with my friends, family and dog. I love exploring new places and I want to see the world. 


Role: Dental Nurse (GDC 105359)

Qualifications: Dental Nurse, Impression Taking, Fluoride Varnish Application

About Me: I’m married with 3 children and have been a dental nurse for over 28 years. I’ve been at Wigston House for 2 years and am excited to continue working with the lovely team. I love working with local community and had an article published in the Leicester Mercury in 2015 promoting dietary advice for new parents, focussing on hidden sugars in common baby and toddler foods.

Hobbies/Interests: I love walking my dog and spending time with my family. I love reading true crime books, diamond painting and knitting. I have also recently joined the gym.


Role: Dental Nurse (GDC 253192)

Qualifications: Dental Nurse

About Me: I have been part of the Wigston House family since 2016 and really love working with the team. I am responsible for infection control, but also enjoy giving chairside support to the dentist and meeting patients with my reception duties.


Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy reading, puzzles, music, dance and theatre. I love nature and beautiful scenery and I’m at my happiest when walking with family & friends or pottering around the garden.

Megan Sprague

Role: Receptionist

About Me: I have 6 years of customer service experience, and have been working as a receptionist in dentistry for thelast year/ I have now moved to Wigston House to be closer to home, meet new people and gain experience working with the dentists in the more complex  side of dentistry.



Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy the outdoors and going on long walks. I also enjoy reading, catching up on new films and TV programmes and love socialising with all of my loved ones.