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 29 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.



Muhammed Zakaria Essa

Muhammed Zakaria Essa GDC 277840

NHS Dentist

I graduated from Malaysia in 2018. Having worked in different continents, the diversity of patients has added to my communication and professional skill set.  I have since attended many courses ranging from aesthetic to paediatric dentistry conforming to my commitment of lifelong learning and continuous development. 

My patient centred care, drives me to find the best dental solutions with a minimally invasive approach.  Investing in this care, I am currently enrolled onto a year long Aesthetic and Restorative course and I am also looking to become a certified Invisalign provider. 

Away from Dentistry, I am kept busy by my wife and child and so I keep active to keep up with them!

Reedhee Ratadia

Reedhee Ratadia GDC 285264

NHS Dentist

I qualified as a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) in 2019 at the University of Debrecen, Hungary.  I then moved to Newcastle and completed my foundation training in Sunderland. Finally, I moved back home to Leicester and joined the Firs Dental NHS team in June 2021. 

I’m a conscientious member of the team and endeavour to improve the oral health of all my patients through providing patient-focused care. I involve each patient in their own treatment, ensuring their comfort throughout.

Outside of dentistry, I am always kept entertained by my family and friends, who I love spending time with. I also love travelling and I'm always up for trying anything new!

Richard Brown

Richard Brown GDC 177997

Private Dentist

I graduated from the University of Sheffield (UK) in 2009 and spent three years working in general practice before moving to Perth, Australia in 2012. I enjoy all aspects of general dentistry but I am particularly interested in the areas of adhesive fixed prosthondontics and dental implants. I am committed to my continuous professional development and I have attended courses in advanced aesthetic dentistry, dental implants and I completed a two year part-time course in Orthodontics in 2019.

Away from work, most of my time is taken up by my wife, two young children and newly born baby girl.


Jaspreet Kaur Lall

Jaspreet Kaur Lall GDC 150981

Private Dentist

Jaspreet qualified with a BDS from the University of Liverpool(UK) in 2008. She is extremely passionate about providing the best care to help her patients achieve great oral health and to be able to smile with confidence.

Having practised Dentistry for over 12 years Jaspreet has adhered to an ethos of providing the best care for her patients in the same way that she would treat members of her own family. This is shown through her gentle, friendly and happy manner which makes her a wonderful choice for all patients, especially those who may be nervous or anxious about visiting us. 

Jaspreet loves being able to help patients achieve the beautiful smile which they have always wanted and has a special interest in moving teeth with invisible braces (Six month smiles, Quick Straight teeth, Clearfast etc) using cutting-edge bonding techniques to enhance smiles in a very gentle and elegant manner without having to remove or sacrifice a healthy tooth.

Outside of work Jaspreet has completed a few marathons, cycling events and enjoys a spot of hot yoga. She loves to travel with her husband and gave birth to her baby daughter Eesher last year.

Jaspreet is keen to meet all of you wonderful patients and help you to embark on your journey to achieving your healthy, beautiful and confident smiles at Firs Dental.

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.