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 teenage children and enjoy playing squash, golf and skiing. I enjoy mountain and road biking. A couple 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.

Dawud Ahmad

Dawud Ahmad GDC 212989

NHS Dentist

I graduated with BDentSc in 2011 from Trinity College, University of Dublin (ROI). I completed my Foundation year in 2012 and since then I have been working as an Associate Dentist at Firs Dental. I am eager to treat patients in a caring, relaxed and friendly environment. 

I have a keen interest in the patient journey - with an ethos of fully involving my patients in their care.

​I have completed a year long course in Cosmetic and Aesthetic Dentistry to gain further understanding in Smile Design. This has given me a firm foundation in the science and principles of Aesthetic Dentistry and helps me meet patients demands.

I am married and I have a young son that keeps me busy in my spare time.

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 recently qualified as a yoga teacher.

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 am currently undertaking a two year part-time course in Orthodontics.

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

Shradha Brown

Shradha Brown GDC 178007

NHS Dentist

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 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’.

 

Chintan Patel

Chintan Patel GDC 258921

NHS Dentist

I obtained my BDS degree from the University of Manchester in 2015. Since then, I have become a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow (MFDS) and have undertaken many post-graduate courses.

My passion lies in creating Smile Makeovers and this led me to enrol onto the prestigious Advanced Cosmetic and Restorative Course with Aspire Dental. I can also align teeth using Quick Straight Teeth and can offer the Enlighten whitening system to my patients.

I thrive to ensure all my patients feel comfortable and well informed about the treatment they receive. I have a keen interest in the patient journey, with an ethos of fully involving my patients in their care.

Outside of work, I recently got engaged and I am hoping to get married very soon!

I am a keen footballer and compete regularly in 7-a-side tournaments. I have recently become hooked on golf and love travelling around the world!

 

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.