Leicester Leicester 0116 218 2181 01162182181
Corby Corby 01536 206 900 01536206900
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The Team

Bhavnish Waghela and his team offer high-quality dentistry in a relaxed, friendly and state of the art environment at our practices in Corby, which is close to Kettering, in the heart of Northamptonshire as well as in our new Leicester branch.

  • Corby Team
  • Leicester Team
Bhavnish

Bhavnish Waghela

Owner and Principal Dentist
GDC no. 71137

After qualifying from Kings College London in 1995, I have spent many years practicing cosmetic, general and implant dentistry in Northamptonshire and Leicestershire.

Alongside private general dentistry, I followed my passion of restoring and rehabilitating teeth and went on to do in-depth advanced training in Dental Implants. I’m particularly interested in implant and cosmetic dentistry, and love to see a transformation in a patient’s confidence after their treatment using various aspects of implant dentistry, braces, crowns and veneers.

Keeping up to date with latest techniques, I have undertaken advanced training in these areas with some of the most renowned dental specialists in UK and USA.

With this advanced training, I help my dental colleagues by introducing and training them in aspects of Dental Implants; also accepting referrals from other dentists for Dental Implants and advanced dentistry in both Leicester and Corby Dental Practices.

I am a committee member of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (BACD) and one of the very few dentists in East Midlands to be a Full member of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (BACD)

In my spare time, I volunteer at a Leicester Hindu temple, play the Tablas (Indian hand drums) and enjoy spending time with my family.

Accreditations

  • British Dental Association
  • International Congress of OralImplantologists (ICOI)
  • Association of Dental Implantology
  • Faculty of General Dental Practitioners -Royal College of Surgeons of England (FGDP)
  • British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • European Society for Aesthetic Orthodontics (ESAO)
  • British Institute of Laser Dentistry (BILD) (Part-Time Lecturer)
Karnika Desai

Karnika Desai BDS, MFDS RCS

Associate Dentist
GDC no. 177362

Having qualified from the University of Manchester in 2009, I have since completed my membership of the faculty of general dental surgery diploma.

I have a keen interest and expertise in short-term orthodontics, I have completed many postgraduate courses in subjects such as sedation, cosmetic dentistry, six month smiles, Invisalign, and facial statics and using non-surgical procedures.

Outside of dentistry, I am married to my husband who is also a dentist and we lead an active life going to the gym regularly, travelling and eating out.

Carol

Carol Boyd

Practice Manager & Treatment Coordinator

With over 23 years of dental experience, I have numerous responsibilities at Natural Smiles including Treatment Coordinator.

As a Treatment Coordinator at Natural Smiles, I ensure a positive, attentive and caring dental experience from initial examination, right through the entire patient journey.

I enjoy the passion and teamwork in our practice and I love participating in the transformation of a great smile.

I am also the overall Practice Manager covering Corby and our Leicester Practice. I look after day-to-day running, as well as planning ongoing growth and success.

I ensure that both practices run smoothly, lead the CQC, staff recruitment and staff training.

I have been a part of the Natural Smiles team since 2001.

Sally

Sally Ashton

Senior Dental Nurse
GDC no. 187414

I have worked at Natural Smiles for over three years; I have more than 10 years experience in dentistry.

I enjoy seeing the transformations that we make to our patient’s smiles and the positive effect this has on their confidence. As well as my role as a dental nurse, I am also responsible for all stock control.

I have advanced dental nurse qualifications in dental radiography and sedation.

I am married with three children aged 8, 14 and 15 years.

Paulina

Paulina Wasilewski

Dental Nurse
GDC no. 222727

I qualified as a dental nurse in 2010 and been part of the Natural Smiles Team since 2011.

I really enjoy my role, and one of the key parts is to ensure each patient is looked after and provided with an outstanding service.

I’m passionate about dental implants and smile make-overs as the patient journey can be very rewarding.

In my personal life I enjoy up-cycling furniture and spending time with my family.

Claire

Claire Wood

Dental Nurse
GDC no. 226464

I have worked at Natural Smiles for over a year, I have approximately five years experience as a dental nurse.

I enjoy assisting the dentists at Natural Smiles in helping to create life-changing patient experiences.

I like to put our patients at ease and ensure efficiency in the running of the surgeries.

I am married with a three-year-old boy and enjoy going to the gym and shopping.

Zenobia Wetherall

Zenobia Wetherall

Reception Manager

I have worked in customer service for the past 7 years and thoroughly enjoy my role. I ensure that all patients receive a warm welcome here at Natural Smiles.

I like to answer all enquiries effectively and make all patients feel at ease and ensure they are comfortable from their very first visit. I love the everyday interaction with people and enjoy working at Natural Smiles.

It is a very fulfilling role, especially when our patient’s leave happy with the service they have received and their new smile!

Bhavnish

Bhavnish Waghela

Owner and Principal Dentist
GDC no. 71137

After qualifying from Kings College London in 1995, I have spent many years practicing cosmetic, general and implant dentistry in Northamptonshire and Leicestershire.

Alongside private general dentistry, I followed my passion of restoring and rehabilitating teeth and went on to do in-depth advanced training in Dental Implants. I’m particularly interested in implant and cosmetic dentistry, and love to see a transformation in a patient’s confidence after their treatment using various aspects of implant dentistry, braces, crowns and veneers.

Keeping up to date with latest techniques, I have undertaken advanced training in these areas with some of the most renowned dental specialists in UK and USA.

With this advanced training, I help my dental colleagues by introducing and training them in aspects of Dental Implants; also accepting referrals from other dentists for Dental Implants and advanced dentistry in both Leicester and Corby Dental Practices.

I am a committee member of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (BACD) and one of the very few dentists in Leicestershire and East Midlands to be a Full member of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (BACD)

In my spare time, I volunteer at a Leicester Hindu temple, play the Tablas (Indian hand drums) and enjoy spending time with my family.

Accreditations

  • British Dental Association
  • International Congress of OralImplantologists (ICOI)
  • Association of Dental Implantology
  • Faculty of General Dental Practitioners -Royal College of Surgeons of England (FGDP)
  • British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • European Society for Aesthetic Orthodontics (ESAO)
  • British Institute of Laser Dentistry (BILD) (Part-Time Lecturer)
Dr Gurmukh S Raja

Dr Gurmukh S Raja BDS (Cardiff)

Cosmetic Dentist
GDC no. 75514

I have been working in Leicester and Loughborough for the last 15 years, continuously developing my core general dental knowledge and skills.

I feel the patient journey is vital and it is only when you understand the importance of it that you treat and care for your patient like you would expect to be looked after yourself.

Believing in continued education and attending advanced courses focusing on cosmetic dentistry I have developed a great eye and skill for aesthetics. For the last 10 years I have been concentrating and focusing on cosmetic and orthodontic treatments. Using many clear teeth straightening options and I have won an award with the world famous clear brace system Invisalign.

I am an active member of the BACD -British Academy of Cosmetic Dentists and attended courses with great American and European pioneering specialists and added veneers, cosmetic tooth bonding techniques and the use of lasers to my skillset to help my patients.

Outside of work I enjoy various sports and play football regularly. On the rare occasion I do something outrageous like skydiving and help raise money for charities!

Accreditations

  • British Dental Association
  • European Society for Aesthetic Orthodontics (ESAO)
  • British Institute of Laser Dentistry (BILD)
Carol

Carol Boyd

Practice Manager

With over 23 years of dental experience, I have numerous responsibilities at Natural Smiles including Treatment Coordinator.

As a Treatment Coordinator at Natural Smiles, I ensure a positive, attentive and caringdental experience from initial examination, right through the entire patient journey.

I enjoy the passion and teamwork in our practice and I love participating in the transformation of a great smile.

I am also the overall Practice Manager covering Corby and our Leicester Practice. I look after day-to-day running, as well as planning ongoing growth and success.

I ensure that both practices run smoothly, lead the CQC, staff recruitment and staff training.

I have been a part of the Natural Smiles team since 2001.

Joanne Richardson

Joanne Richardson

Treatment Coordinator
GDC no. 254414

As treatment coordinator I am here for our patients from any initial questions about the services we provide here at Natural Smiles, to discussing your individual tailored treatment plan.

I have 4 years of Dental Nursing experience and this gives me an in depth knowledge of your treatments and a unique empathy towards achieving your smile goals.

I work closely with our team to ensure that I am there for you at every step of your Natural Smiles journey. My aim is to make your time with us relaxing and comfortable so you leave the practice with the smile you deserve.

The most rewarding part of my job is watching the transformation in peoples confidence during their treatments, its amazing to see how a persons smile can change their life.

I am available to answer any specific question regarding treatment, financial options and different payment plans, i am always happy to help.

My interests outside of work are reading, socialising with family and friends and keeping fit, I have completed Tough Mudder and am currently training for my first half marathon.

Claire

Claire Wood

Dental Nurse
GDC no. 226464

I have worked at Natural Smiles for over a year, I have approximately five years experience as a dental nurse.

I enjoy assisting the dentists at Natural Smiles in helping to create life-changing patient experiences.

I like to put our patients at ease and ensure efficiency in the running of the surgeries.

I am married with a three-year-old boy and enjoy going to the gym and shopping.

Natasha

Natasha Drew

Reception Manager

As Reception Manager it’s my job to make your experience as welcoming and stress-free as possible, from your first phone call, to your visit to the practice.

I have worked in customer services for 5 years now, and find great pleasure in meeting new patients and getting to know each individual.

I dedicate my time to firstly introducing ourselves and to put you at ease from your very first enquiry.

I endeavor to always go that extra mile in ensuring that you stay relaxed throughout your whole experience here at Natural Smiles.

My interests outside of work are meeting with friends and family, Taking my dogs out for a run around the fields, and keeping fit. Cooking inventive meals is something else I enjoy doing in my spare time, as well as baking.

Jusdeep Sarena

Jasdeep Sarena

Dental Nurse
GDC no. 261070

As a qualified dental nurse, the part of my job I enjoy most, is making patients feel comfortable and helping them overcome their worries.

I do this by ensuring that I take great care of every patient; taking into account their individual needs – for example, setting up the music of the patients choice in the room or having their favourite film ready to watch whilst having treatment.

I try to make the journey here at Natural Smiles a memorable one. In the future I hope to expand my knowledge and skills further within specialised areas of dentistry.

Our Patient Commitment

We will:

  • listen carefully to your concerns and dental needs
  • provide high quality dentistry in safe and comfortable surroundings
  • be friendly and helpful at all times

Your Commitment to Us

In return, we ask you to:

  • attend your appointment or provide at least 24 hours notice of cancellation when necessary
  • take care of your oral health and use the maintenance techniques we teach you
  • settle your fees upon request

If you are happy with the treatment and service we provide,
please refer us to people you feel would also benefit from our services

Natural Smiles Unique Customer Care

At Natural Smiles we take your care seriously and we are proud to have a Treatment Coordinator at the practice. Carol, your Treatment Coordinator at Natural Smiles, is a team member who is dedicated to:

  • Providing all new patients with a free consultation
  • Helping all patients to gain knowledge of the treatment options available to them
  • Being responsible for the first class customer service in the practice
  • Carol is a highly skilled member of our dental team, is an expert at listening and extremely knowledgeable about dentistry and the options to suit each patient and their lifestyle.

When you become a new patient of the practice you will be given direct access to our Treatment Coordinator from that point onwards, you will have their business card as well direct email contact details.

No matter what you need, our Treatment Coordinator is the person that you can contact at all times for anything small or large and they are 100% committed to ensuring that you enjoy your life long journey with the entire team.

Call us on 01536 206900 to book your free consultation with Carol.

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Locations

Corby

19 Stanion Lane
Corby, Northamptonshire
NN18 8ES

E: info@naturalsmiles.co.uk
P: 01536206900

Leicester

264-266 Leicester Road
Leicester, Leicestershire
LE18 1HQ

E: smile@naturalsmiles.co.uk
P: 01162182181

2014 Customer Service Award

2014 Customer Service Award

2013 Customer Service Award

2013 Customer Service Award

Dentistry Awards 2008, 2009 and 2012 Finalists

Dentistry Awards 2008, 2009
and 2012 Finalists

Private Dentistry Awards Finalist 2012

Private Dentistry Awards
Finalist 2012

Finalist Best Team Northamptonshire Business Awards 2012

Finalist Best Team
Northamptonshire Business
Awards 2012

The British Indian Awards
2017 Finalist

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