Leverstock Green Dental Practice Team

Family Dentists in Hemel Hempstead

At Leverstock Green Dental Practice, we have gathered a highly-qualified team that combines experience and skill with a compassionate and family-friendly approach to dentistry.

We are proud providers of first-class dentistry, offering a comprehensive range of treatments delivered by highly-qualified and experienced dental, hygienist and support teams in a beautiful, relaxing atmosphere.

Our dental team

  • Mrs Lindsey Sanders Dental Nurse

    Mrs Lindsey Sanders
    Dental Nurse

  • Mrs Liz Irving Dental Nurse

    Mrs Liz Irving
    Dental Nurse

  • Miss Sophia Evans Dental Nurse

    Miss Sophia Evans
    Dental Nurse

  • Miss Kimberley Hill Dental Nurse

    Miss Kimberley Hill
    Dental Nurse

  • Mrs Yeshoda Gawali Dental Nurse

    Mrs Yeshoda Gawali
    Dental Nurse

  • Mrs Elizabeth Worby Receptionist

    Mrs Elizabeth Worby

  • Dr Girish Bhuva Dentist

    Dr Girish Bhuva

    BDS (Lond) LDS RCS (Eng)
    Principal Dentist
    GDC 49446

    Girish qualified from University College London in 1975 and has been Principal of Leverstock Green Dental Practice since 1983. Due to his expertise and passion for dentistry, this practice has flourished into a well-established, caring, family-friendly practice.

    He strongly believes in creating a comfortable, relaxed and welcoming environment for all patients. This has long been the ethos at Leverstock Green Dental Practice, where he has looked after the dental care of families over several generations.

    Girish is a true all-rounder with almost 40 years of experience across all aspects of general dental practice. He has also spent many years training and mentoring dental staff, including having trained Foundation Dentists under the Barnet Postgraduate Deanery for several years.

    He has instilled the values of integrity, hard work and compassion, ensuring a high quality of dental care is provided by all members of this dental team.

    Girish is a passionate golfer and an incredibly proud grandfather!

  • Dr Kinnari Bhuva Dentist

    Dr Kinnari Bhuva

    BDS (Lond) MJDF RCS (Eng)
    Dental Associate
    GDC 177604

    Kinnari qualified from Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’s Dental School in 2009 with Merit and gained her postgraduate membership to the Royal College of Surgeons (MJDF) in 2011.

    She has worked within the Paediatric and Oral Medicine departments at Guy’s Hospital, London and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery unit at Leeds General Hospital. This allowed her to consolidate and expand her skills in these specialist fields before joining Leverstock Green Dental Practice in 2012.

    She is a certified Invisalign provider and excels in all aspects of general dental practice, with a keen interest in crown and bridgework. Kinnari is kind hearted, sincere and friendly - her approach makes patients of all ages feel comfortable in the dental chair. She is also passionate about teaching and mentors junior dentists at the Royal College of Surgeons.

    In her spare time, she loves a good adventure! She has recently summited Mt Kilimanjaro and Everest Base Camp.

  • Dr Himesh Patel Dentist

    Dr Himesh Patel

    BDS (Dund)
    Dental Associate
    GDC 191122

    Himesh graduated with Honours from the University Of Dundee School Of Dentistry in 2010. After carrying out his foundation training in Luton, he joined the Leverstock Green Dental family in 2011.

    Himesh’s main interests lie in restorative and cosmetic dentistry. He particularly enjoys making dentures, tooth whitening and root treating complex teeth. He is also a provider of the cosmetic orthodontic treatment, Six Month Smiles. He regularly attends postgraduate courses and is keen to keep up to date with new advances in the dental world.

    His patients will agree that Himesh is one of the most personal and caring individuals, who always puts his patients first. Children always find it easy to see Himesh for a check-up or filling which can make all the difference to their perception of oral health as they grow.

    Himesh loves to keep active outside of work. He’s a football fanatic, avidly following Liverpool FC.

  • Dr Shekha Bhuva Dentist

    Dr Shekha Bhuva

    BDS (Lond) MFDS RCS (Eng) MClinDent (Hons) M(Perio) RCSEd
    Specialist Periodontist and Implant Dentist
    GDC 85835

    Shekha completed her dental undergraduate training in 2005 from Guy’s King’s and St Thomas’ Dental School.

    She has a passion for knowledge and this has led her to undertake the prestigious four-year Masters in Clinical Dentistry (Periodontology) program, which she completed with Distinction from Guy’s Hospital. She is a registered Specialist in Periodontology.

    Shekha has also completed further postgraduate training in the placement and restoration of dental implants at Guys Hospital, London. She is committed to the field and her practicing career is now solely limited to the management of a full range of periodontal conditions and implant dentistry.

    She works as a specialist dentist at the Eastman Dental Hospital (UCLH) as well as in practice in Central London. She sits on the council of the eminent British Society of Periodontology and is actively involved in its running. Shekha regularly lectures nationally and has been an examiner for the MJDF postgraduate examinations and lecturer for the Royal College of Surgeons.

    When she is not kept busy by her toddler, Shekha enjoys an active outdoor lifestyle. She is passionate about promoting oral health, and has spent time providing dental care in orphanages and villages in Vietnam and Nepal.

    Patients have always commented on Shekha’s kind hearted, honest manner and gentle approach. She has a large referral base and is happy to see both self-referred patients as well as patients referred by their general dentists.

  • Dr Saagar Ruparelia Dentist

    Dr Saagar Ruparelia

    BDS (Lond) MJDF RCS (Eng)
    Dentist with special interest in Oral Surgery
    GDC 177706

    Saagar qualified from Barts and the London in 2009. Since then he has spent time in general practice, and has developed a strong passion for oral surgery.

    He will soon complete his postgraduate qualification in oral surgery, at the Royal College of Surgeons, London. Saagar has passed the exam for Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties, Royal College of Surgeons of England (MJDF RCS) and regularly attends courses to keep his knowledge and skills up to date.

    Saagar is very personal and popular. He relishes the broad variety working in practice can bring, in particular putting those patients with dental anxiety at ease.

    Saagar has a new found love for golf and recently taken up the sport! As well as keeping active, he loves spending time with his family and friends.

  • Mrs Minal Shah Dental Hygeinist

    Mrs Minal Shah

    GDC 68295

    Minal qualified as a dentist in 1993 from Manchester. Following a career break, she decided to focus her energy and skill set on providing hygiene therapy and joined Leverstock Green Dental Practice in 2010.

    She takes pride in promoting all aspects of preventive dentistry, including giving detailed oral hygiene instructions. She also works very closely with our in-house periodontist to ensure gum disease prevention, treatment and maintenance is to a high standard.

    Minal has a wealth of information of complementary therapies and integrated medicine. Her gentle nature puts patients at ease, allowing her to focus on providing dental care in a holistic manner.
    Outside dentistry, Minal enjoys yoga, pilates and healthy cooking.