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 Anitha Kumar
GDC No 104807
I am a general dental practitioner and have been working at Citident for more than six years now.
After graduating in Chennai, India, I worked in a Dental hospital which gave me an opportunity to work alongside well regarded Consultants in a specialist setting gaining a wealth of experience in Oral Surgery and Restorative dentistry.
I aim to provide a high standard of dental care in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and take utmost care of the nervous and anxious patients.
I keep in touch with the latest developments by attending courses on all aspects of dentistry. I have a keen interest in cosmetic and restorative dentistry.
I believe in practicing dentistry with a gentle, artistic touch. I am married with two children, who keep me fully occupied at home. In the little time left, I love to dabble with a bit of gardening, art and cooking, especially the spicy and flavoursome variety!
Dr Ria Shah
MChD/BChD MFDS RCSEd
Hi! I graduated from the University of Leeds, with a Distinction in Dentistry, in 2018. Following this, I worked in a mixed NHS/Private practice before I joined Citident Dental Practice. My passion is being able to provide such a positive impact on a person’s life through dentistry.
I have a keen interest in Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry, always with the aim to help my patients smile with confidence!
I provide a variety of treatment for my patients, whilst ensuring that they have an enjoyable experience at the dentist, by creating a welcoming and friendly environment. I also work especially well with patients who are anxious to come to the dentist, by helping them overcome their fears and feel more comfortable.
Out of work, I love to travel, go to the gym regularly and enjoy baking.
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.
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.
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!
Samantha Taplin (Trainee Nurse)
Sam is the newest member of our friendly team. She is highly experienced and proficient.
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 the newest 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.