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, 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 Gurpreet Leader
Role: Associate Dentist (GDC 83410)
Qualifications: Baccalaureus Chirurgiae Dental BChD (University of Leeds, UK), Cosmetic/Aesthetic Dentistry (ADS London), Certified Invisalign Provider
About Me: I completed my foundation dentist training at Wigston House Dental Practice in 2005, and have continued to work as a dental associate in the Leicestershire area since. I completed a year long certification course on Cosmetic and Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry at the prestigious Advanced Dental Seminars in London in 2015, and returned to Wigston House in May 2019.
Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy travelling, hiking and rock climbing; an adrenaline junkie happy to take on thrill seeking adventures. When I get the opportunity, I love scuba diving. I am a 2nd Degree Black Belt in kung fu and a certified Tai Chi instructor. When I finally do sit down, I love watching movies, photography and reading.
Dr Dhroov Thanki
Role: Associate Dentist (GDC 278709)
Qualifications: Bachelor of Dental Surgery BDS (University of Birmingham, UK), Certified Wrinkle Reduction and Dermal Filler Practitioner.
About Me: After thoroughly enjoying my Dental Foundation Training at Wigston House, I took on the position of associate dentist. I have a passion for treating anxious adults and children and love working with the local community in promoting dental health education, and have presented research at the prestigious Eastman Dental Institute, London.
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. Facial aesthetics is a keen interest of mine and combining cosmetics with dental treatments can yield some fantastic results.
Dr Nicolas Montagnat
Role: Foundation Dentist (GDC 285505)
Qualifications: Grado de Odontologia (CEU Cardenal Herrera University, Valencia, Spain)
About Me: Born and raised in Paris, I studied Dentistry in Valencia before recently moving to Leicester. I am extremely excited about being part of the attentive and dynamic team at Wigston House, dedicated in promoting oral health and providing the highest quality care to the local community. I have a keen interest in oral surgery and orthodontics and would love to gain further qualifications in these in the future.
Hobbies/Interests: I love spending time with my family and friends, cooking and travelling the world. I am very passionate about sports and am an avid gym goer.
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 121797)
Qualifications: Dental Nursing, Oral Health Education
About Me: I’m 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 over 40 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.
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.
Role: Dental Nurse (GDC 256683)
Qualifications: Dental Nursing NVQ Level 3, BDA Radiography
About Me: I have over 7 years of nursing experience in the Leicestershire and Warwickshire area. I love being part of the Wigston House team and want to further expand my skills over the following years with more courses and qualifications.
Hobbies/Interests: I love socialising with friends and family, and travelling to new places around the world. In my spare time I’m usually dog-sitting for my friends and gardening.
About Me: I have 25 years of customer service experience and really enjoy working with everyone at Wigston House.
Hobbies/Interests: Outside of work I enjoy cooking authentic meals, which brings me to my love of travelling and spending time with my family. I also enjoy listening to music, watching films and going for walks.