Meet The Team | Citident Dental Practice | Dentists in Milton Keynes MK

Meet The Team
Milton Keynes

Citident Dental Team

Your dental team is made up of highly qualified, experienced, friendly professionals that care about you and your dental health. Here is some more information about the team:

Dr. Rajiv Bhuva

Principal dentist

BDS (Lond) MJDF RCS (Eng)
GDC No 100006

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We look forward to welcoming you to Citident!

I have been Practicing dentistry for 14 years now and still find the most satisfying aspect the change you can make to a person’s life.

I have truly found Invisalign (clear cosmetic braces) has had the biggest impact on my practicing career and my patients.
Without the need to drill down healthy teeth to place crowns or veneers you can transform a smile – the impact this can have is outstanding.

I love to practice minimally invasive dentistry focusing on Invisalign (cosmetic braces), whitening and cosmetic bonding.
You can transform a person’s like safely with no injections and no pain!!!!!
As a result:

  • I have continued to develop my skills in Invisalign and am currently only one of 30 or so general practitioners in England training with the highest possible qualification in Invisalign as a general dental practitioner
  • Invested in incredible 3D technology to digitally scan your smile!
  • Smileview technology

Out of work, I enjoy spending time with my wife and our two kids who are 6 and 3. They definitely keep us busy but at the same time provide so much fun! It’s great to let your hair down ( metaphorically speaking for me) and act like a big kid sometimes!

Soham Patel


BDS MJDF MSc Implantology

GDC No 104807

Mr Soham Patel graduated from University of Sheffield in 2007. Following this, he spent a year in Oral and Maxillofacial Department at Lincoln County Hospital to develop his skills with complex oral surgery procedures and was awarded MJDF qualification. His current and past work has emphasized his passion for both the restorative and cosmetic aspects of dentistry.

He is a specialist at straightening teeth using clear braces and has treated a number of patients to help them improve their smile and confidence. Mr Patel takes a keen interest in teaching and has been a trainer and mentor for newly qualified dentists over the past 4 years with Health Education East of England deanery.

Through his extensive training at the University of Central Lancashire over the past few years, he was recently awarded a Masters qualification in Dental Implantology.

For the past few years, he has taken particular pride to be have involved with Noah enterprise, a charitable foundation taking care of homeless people. His free time is spent with family and indulging in his hobbies – road trips, growing veggies, and yoga.

Nikita Patel



GDC No 272740

Nikita qualified in 2017 from Universidad Europea de Valencia. She has worked in a mixed NHS and private practice in the UK and has international experience having worked in both Spain and Malawi. Nikita has a keen interest in aesthetic dentistry; providing a varied range of treatments including teeth whitening and Invisalign.

She is friendly, enthusiastic and tailors treatment plans to the needs of her patients.

Nikita is great with anxious and nervous patients and loves to win her patients over by delivering her dental treatment with a smile.
In her free time she loves to travel, eat good food and play golf.


Dr. Aurela Doru


GDC No 262409

Dr. Aurela Doru graduated from UMF Iuliu Hateganu , Cluj-Napoca in 2006, following this she has taken her masters degree in orthodontics in 2009.

She has a very strong interest in what she is doing and is always delivering the best treatment plans and outcomes with high confidence of success and with a passion for each case in particular, Aurela makes the journey of the patient pleasant and smooth.

Aurela currently offers everything from metal braces, ceramic braces and is preparing to start treating patients with lingual braces.




GDC No 3741

Bobby is our resident hygienist. He has a wealth of experience as he has been working in the field for many years. Bobby has a calm persona and is excellent with nervous patients

Ruta Gupte


 Hello to all! My name is Ruta (Roots for short), I am a Dental Hygienist with just over 10 years of experience. I graduated from India and I have completed Masters Degrees in Dental Public Health (Barts and London) . My main focus is Oral Health Promotions in adults and children. I believe in HEALTHY TEETH AND GUMS that power reflections of a healthy body and mind. I firmly believe Oral Health is key to dazzling smiles (with clean, shiny and healthy teeth of course)!

I like participating in charity walks and runs and actively support local charities such as Cancer Research UK and Willen Hospice.

 In my free time I love spending time with my family, exploring outdoors, listening to classical music and baking; always experimenting on the sugar free bakes!

And last but not least, here’s a catchphrase to remember me by:

                             DON’T RUSH WHEN YOU BRUSH!


Melissa Bayley(Apprentice Nurse)


Melissa has really enjoyed stepping in to nursing and is really confident with all aspects of general dentistry.

Chloe Cook (Trainee Dental Nurse)


Chloe is a member of the nursing team and is working towards her qualification. She is really enjoying all aspects of dental nursing. 

In her spare time, she likes to spend time with her friends and family.

Daniel (Dental Nurse)


Daniel is the newest member of Citident Dental Practice. He currently working towards completing his qualification in Dental nursing and already planning on studying orthodontic therapy. Most of his spare time is filled with reading and studying anything he can find on dentistry but when he decides to take a step back from it, he spends his time with his family and friends or travelling.


Lesley Dyer


I have been part of the Citident team for over 6 months now. I previously worked as a dental nurse but moved over to reception which I really enjoy. I enjoy spending time with my children and friends out of work.




I have been part of the Citident team for 5 years now. I started off as a dental nurse and decided to move into reception which suits me very well and something I thoroughly enjoy. I enjoy meeting new people. Out of work I generally like to use my time socializing with family and friends.

Shraddha Sanghrajka Shah


Royal pharmaceutical society no: 2064920

I work on the reception desk at Citident Dental. I graduated from UCL in 2005 and qualified as a pharmacist in 2006. I have worked for many cooperates like Boots The Chemists, Lloyds pharmacies and also many independent pharmacies. Some hospitals also feature in my experience; Moor fields eye hospital, Barnet and chase farm, as well as the oncology unit at Mount Vernon hospital most recently where I had exposure in dealing with clinical trial drugs.

In 2010 I went on to studying aromatherapy, cosmetic science, Ayurveda treatments, professional make up and spa treatments and started my own organic skincare company which I sold in 2015.

Currently I’m studying architectural interior design and hoping to complete it soon. I have also started my own charity based club called bookclubjunior where I’m raising money for Great Ormond Street Hospital through holding book clubs for girls aged 6 and encouraging girls to read more books and reduce time spent on screen!

I love being a mother to two children and looking after my family.

Citident is a great place to work – the team is happy, supportive and always helpful.