Telephone: 01332 344810



Our Nurses and Receptionists

Here at Derby City Dental Care we have a dedicated team of dental nurses and receptionists who pride themselves in making our patients journey as comfortable as possible. We have a wide range of personalities and skill sets in our dental nursing team and many of our dental nurses have post qualifications such as radiography and oral health education. We also have some fantastic receptionists who ensure the smooth running of the practice from day to day. Our receptionist will always greet you with a smile and are here to help you with any queries you may have. Our lovely support team are here to help our patients with every step of their journey making them feel calm and relaxed throughout.



Riten Patel

BDS London
GDC: 194067

Riten graduated from Barts & The London, QMUL in 2010. His kind and friendly approach helps put patients' mind at ease. He has previously worked in Wollaton for the past 7 years and has also been providing out of hours care at Nottingham Emergency Dental Clinic for the past 6 years.

He has since completed a diploma of membership of the faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh in 2013 then did his postgraduate certificate in Minor Oral Surgery at the Prestigious Royal College of Surgeons, England, in 2014 to gain additional surgery skills. He has recently completed a course on implantology.

Riten along with Graham have now taken over the practice. They are both Educational Supervisors training new dentist and guiding them from university to general dental practice.

In his spare time Riten like to travel and has a passion for football and cricket.


Graham Wilkinson

BDS Birmingham
GDC: 80654

Graham is a dentist with a special interest in oral surgery, who has carried out minor oral surgery procedures including apicectomies, buried wisdom teeth and biopsy's at the north Derbyshire M.O.S service.

He did his training at the Charles Clifford hospital in Sheffield and lectures on oral surgery techniques to general dentists. Graham has been involved with implants for over 12 years now, and is a member of the international team for implantology, with whom he did his implant training. He is a Dental Foundation Trainer who teaches new dentists as well as lecturing oral surgery techniques to General Dentists.

Graham did his postgraduate certificate in Restorative dentistry at Prestigious Eastman Dental Hospital centre for excellence in 2008, in order to provide aesthetics, long term implant retained crowns, bridges and dentures.

At Derby Dental Care Graham also provides a full range of facial aesthetics including dermal fillers and lip reshaping and collagen induction therapy.

Lana Badran

GDC Number 289848

Lana has been at Derby City Dental Care for almost 2 years, she originally graduated from the one of the highest ranking universities in Romania, University of medicine and pharmacy, Iuliu Hatieganu. She has a keen interest in cosmetic and restorative dentistry and commits to keeping up to date with the latest development courses. Lana is quite a foodie, so when she isn't working, you will find her at the gym or travelling away.


Sahle Karanath

GDC : 313612
Sahle obtained honours in bachelors in dental surgery from Yenepoya University, in the year 2013
from India and went on to pursue his three-year Masters in Restorative Dentistry and Endodontics
from the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore India graduating in the
year 2017. Recently joining the Derby City Dental team with a dual role as a Dental Therapist and
Dental Hygienist, Sahle also recently completed his Masters in Advance General Dental Practice from
Ulster University, Northern Ireland in 2022.
Sahle has a pragmatic approach to General Dentistry and ensures patients are well-informed and
leave with a lasting smile. He understands the fear and anxiety regarding visiting a dentist and
ensures his patients always have placid and pain-free treatments. His special interests and skills
involve aesthetic smile makeover and Conservative Dentistry with minimal intervention. Outside
Dentistry, he loves to spend time with family, friends and travelling and is exploring his luck with


Harpreet Mann

Harpreet Graduated from Queen Mary University Of London, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry in 2009. She moved from London 2 year ago and has settled well, she has been with the practice since 2021 and enjoys every part of it.
Harpreet has a passion for cosmetic dentistry, dentures and facial aesthetics.

When she is not working, you will find her spending time with her family and friends or practising her yoga moves.

GDC Number: 178500


Iuliana Sofian Pauliuc

Endodontist Special interest dentist

Iuliana graduated in Seville, Spain and currently finishing a MSc in Endodontics with SimplyEndo and University of Chester.
Iuliana is passionate about root canal treatments and all the science behind it. Her passion started during her third year of university. She loves diagnosing and discussing options as she always aims for a conservative treatment (from saving the pulp and maintaining the vitality of the tooth to a complex root canal treatment.


Ketul Bagia

GDC Number 193192

Ketul trained at Guys Hospital London, graduating in 2010 and has a specialist Interest in Orthodontics.

He ensured his continuing development in Dentistry through various courses; completing certified training in Cosmetic Dentistry, Minimally Invasive Dentistry, Comprehensive Orthodontics, Six Month Smiles, Inman Aligner, Invisalign and Full Mouth Rehabilitation.

His passion for Orthodontics began in 2011 when he became a registered provider for Invisalign. He went on to refine his skills through a 2-year training programme with Professor Johnathan Sandler- an internationally recognised practicing orthodontic consultant.

Outside dentistry, Ketul enjoys travelling the world, having covered North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Africa. He is also a keen sportsman, often spending his spare time on the badminton court or watching football.


Dana-Iulia Niciu

GDC Number:260314

Dana-Iulia Niciu, known as Julia, obtained her degree in Dentistry, following a six-year integrated programme which combined study at Bachelor's and Master's level at 'Carol Davila' University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Dentistry, Bucharest, 2011.
Julia enjoys the Aesthetic & Cosmetic part of dentistry due to the positive effects what a restored and an improved smile has on one's self-esteem, wellbeing and health, she works closely with her patients on broaden their knowledge on how to prevent oral disease, helping them to develop desirable dental health attitude and habits.

Amongst Julia's hobbies and other interests are: traveling, sports, nutrition, nature and interior design.



Practice Manager

Joti Gill

Joti has been in dentistry for over 14 years having a wealth of experience as a dental nurse. She moved onto a management role in 2016 which is challenging but she thoroughly enjoys it. Joti is married with a young child who keeps her very busy, any spare time she has she enjoys cooking and socialising with family and friends.


Rasha Anjum
GDC 304953


Rasha qualified as an overseas dentist, from Ravi Gandhi University of Health Sciences, India. She settled in Derby with her family in 2021 and is the newest member of DCDC. She is currently focusing on hygiene and to provide the best patient care. With her calm and relaxing nature she aims to put all her patient at ease.
Rasha has always been passionate about dentistry and when she not working hard at the practice. You will find her at home looking after her little one and cooking.

Fun fact; She is a great henna artist and love to apply henna on people.