Meet The Team

Firs Dental Team

Raj Ghadiali

Raj Ghadiali - GDC 68189

Senior Partner at Firs Dental & Director at Firs Premier

I graduated with a BDS at The University Of Manchester (UK) in 1992.  Over the last 25 years I have undertaken many post-graduate courses which includes graduating from the Cambridge Dental Implantology course. My main clinical interests are carrying out surgical procedures such as apicectomies, wisdom teeth removal and placing Implants to replace missing teeth and restore patient's smiles. I also enjoy carrying out Smile Makeovers using Emax veneers, crowns/bridges and Enlighten tooth whitening which I studied at the Q Clinic in Harley Street.  

I am married with two children and enjoy playing squash, golf and skiing. I enjoy mountain and road biking. A few of years ago I rode with my teenage son from London to Paris, over 300 miles to raise money for the U Foundation.  

Raj Gupta - Owner at Firs Dental

Raj Gupta - GDC 69437

Senior Partner at Firs Dental & Director at Firs Premier

I gained my BDS from Manchester University (UK) in 1993 and then took an associate position back in my hometown of Leicester.  In 1997 I became a partner with my friend Raj Ghadiali.  Further post-graduate courses have led me to attend the 'Q Clinic', Harley Street where I undertook a year-long Cosmetic Dentistry course. I now also perform implants.

Personally, I am married with three teenage children who keep me very busy. In my free time, I am a keen cyclist on a road and mountain bike. My other passions are snowboarding, windsurfing and a good glass of red wine.



Mariyam Sattar 

Mariyam Sattar GDC 244128

NHS Dentist

I graduated with a BDS in 2013 from the University of Manchester (UK). I have been working in general practice ever since and also completed my MFDS qualification in 2015. In September 2018, I completed a one year course in cosmetic and restorative dentistry. 

I am very pleased to be back in my hometown working as an associate dentist at Firs Dental. I am passionate about providing a high standard of care to my patients. I have a calm and gentle nature which puts patients at ease during their visit. 

In my spare time I enjoy painting and I am a qualified yoga teacher.


Jigar Mehta

Jigar Mehta GDC 271883

NHS Dentist

I earned my BDS degree from King’s College London in 2017, after which I began to work in general practice. Since qualifying, I have worked at the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Unit in Northampton General Hospital, which widened my skillset, particularly in regards to being able to carry out complex dental extractions. I also completed the MFDS qualification in March 2019 which has allowed me to become a member of the Royal College of Surgeons.

I enjoy all aspects of Dentistry. Visiting the dentist can be a nerve-wracking time for anyone, and I take pride in caring for anxious patients. One of my main priorities is patient comfort, so I take my time to explain procedures and your options to you in order to enhance your experience and understanding of how I can look after you.

In my free time, I love to try new cuisines, but this means I have to try and stay active too! I also spend a lot of time looking after my crazy labrador, Bailey!

Chris Ikunnah

Christopher Ikunnah GDC 285240

NHS Dentist

I graduated with my BDS from the University of Manchester (UK) in 2019. Since then, I have moved back to my hometown of Nottingham. I am passionate about providing the best standard of care for patients, whilst making them feel at ease in the dental chair.

I am committed to continuous professional development, and will undergo additional training courses over the coming months.

Outside of work, I enjoy staying active. I am a keen football player, playing for a local team. I am also a big foodie, and enjoy both cooking myself and visiting restaurants.

Shradha Brown

Shradha Brown GDC 178007

NHS Dentist - Currently on Maternity Leave

I graduated with BDS in 2009 from the University of Sheffield (UK).  I have been working in general practice in the UK as well as in Perth, Australia where I lived for 5 years.

I am very calm and friendly and I care deeply about providing the best care for all my patients.  I am fully committed to my continuous professional development and enjoy all aspects of dentistry, but am particularly interested in aesthetic dentistry and endodontics.

I am married and have two young children and a baby girl that keep me very busy. I am also incredibly devoted to charity work and I am the founder of a childhood cancer charity called ‘Rayaan Brown Foundation’.





Jo Piskula

Jo Piskula

Practice Manager

Jo is our experienced Practice Manager. She helps to ensure the smooth running of the practice and deals with all non-clinical aspects of patient care. She is friendly and approachable and manages a large team of nurses and other support staff efficiently.



Nadine Griffin

Nadine Griffin

Clinical Practice Manager

Nadine is our experienced Clinical Practice Manager. Her wealth of experience is an asset to Firs and her enthusiasm and drive ensures the efficient running of the practice along with Jo.




Team members

Nurses, Receptionists & Support Staff

Excellent skills and care provided by our valued team

The practice is extremely fortunate to have a team of efficient, skilled and friendly nurses, receptionists and support staff.  Together, they make the practice welcoming and are the hard working team that give excellent customer care at every point of contact.