The dentists at 44 Dental care are highly experienced  and caring to offer you the best level of treatment. Our entire team regularly attend courses to remain at the forefront of dentistry.

Dr Altaaf Hathiari

BDS Manchester – GDC No. 74556

Dr A Hathiari qualified in 1998 from Manchester University in 1998. Since then he has aquired a wide range of expertise in many aspects of dentistry. Dr Hathiari has attended many post graduate courses over the years at Eastman Dental Institute in London.

Throughout the years he has devoted himself to maintaining high standards of clinical excellence carried through his career. Dr A Hathiari has gained a reputation for providing a complete solution to the patient with high demands, a wide range of treatments such as smile makeovers with veneers to precision fitting partial dentures.

He is also an accredited Invisalign  practitioner providing invisible braces to straighten crooked teeth as well as a qualified Enlighten Evolution tooth whitening expert – the only tooth whitening system to guarantee a bright white tooth shade!

Dr Surendra Shenoy – Specialist Oral Surgeon

BDS MDS FDSRCPS Glasgow – GDC No. 84285

Dr Surendra Shenoy has been providing Minor Oral Surgery Services at 44 Dental Care, Leicester for the past four years. He is also employed by a NHS Foundation Trust Hospital of a neighbouring county as a Specialist Oral Surgeon.

Since qualifying as a dentist, for the past 22 years, Dr Shenoy has been exclusively involved in providing Oral surgery service. He has spent most of his career in secondary care Oral and Maxillofacial Surgical units and gained substantial clinical and surgical knowledge in managing more complex cases. Dr Shenoy is one of the GDC registered specialist with an extended competency in Oral Surgery. Over the years he has managed to establish a good rapport with the local dental community and also provides one to one mentoring to local GDP’s in Oral surgical techniques and procedures.

Dr Jean Jeaques Khamis – Specialist Prosthodontist

BDS MFDS RCS MClin.Dent MRD RCS Eng. London – GDC No. 75033

Dr Jean-Jacques Khamis qualified as a dentist from King’s College London. He underwent further training at the Bristol Dental Hospital, gaining experience in oral surgery and restorative dentistry. He embarked upon specialist registrar training in Prosthodontics at the Eastman Dental Institute London and there he completed a Masters of Clinical Dentistry in Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics.

On obtaining his Membership in Restorative Dentistry he became a General Dental Council registered specialist in Prosthodontics. Jean-Jacques specialises in cosmetic work be it with implants, crowns and bridges, veneers or dentures.

Dr Ricky Ruparelia

BDS (Manchester) MSc (Endo) MFDS RCS (Ed) Endodontics GDC No. 252633

Ricky obtained his dental qualification from the University of Manchester. During his undergraduate years, Ricky developed a passion for Endodontics. Shortly after his undergraduate studies, Ricky was awarded the Diploma of the Faculty of Dental Surgeons from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

After winning several awards in the field of Endodontics, Ricky completed a 3 year postgraduate masters (MSc) degree, in order to gain the knowledge and skills to treat complex Endodontic cases on referral. Alongside Endodontics, Ricky has also had extensive training in advanced restorative and cosmetic dentistry from the prestigious Tipton Training Academy, Perio Academy, Frank Spear and The Dawson Academy to name a few. As a former dental phobic himself, Ricky can empathise with those who are nervous about seeing the dentist.

He has a natural ability to put patients at ease and takes considerable pride in providing his dental phobic patients with high quality care.

Madeline Francis


Our Dental Hygienist Madeline has been practising for over 20 years since graduating in 1994 and works with us here on a part-time basis.

At 44 Dental, as well as carrying out the routine procedures such as cleaning, treating gum disease, and oral health education, Madeline also works closely with Dr JJ Khamis, our specialist prosthodontist, to help prepare patients with oral health instructions before their dental implant procedures.

Rachel Taylor

Dental Nurse – GDC No. 112554

Rachel has been with the practice for over 30y years and has a vast amount of experience in the field of dentistry. Patients find her calm and friendly manner comforting and re assuring. She is fully qualified and registered with the GDC. Rachel also manages the minor oral surgery and implant referrals for 44 Dental Care

Oktawia Myka

Dental Nurse – GDC No. 188182

Oktawia is a fully qualified dental nurse and registered with the GDC. Her approachable personality has been vital for those patient who are nervous about there dental treatment.

Molly Taylor


Molly is our full time practice receptionist.

Sanaa Patel

Dental nurse

Sanaa is our fully qualified dental nurse. She also works as a minor oral surgery nurse, assisting Specialist oral surgeon, Mr Shenoy.

Patient Testimonials

  • My dentist was so supportive and understanding of my phobia and went out of their way to explain my options and put a care plan in place. They examined my teeth quite thoroughly without heavy handed poking and prodding like other dentists I have been to. They showed a dedicated interest in helping me with my phobia and, notably, was extremely polite to the nurse. An overall sense of calm and professionalism that had me very relaxed for once.–Gary Benning, Leicester

  • I was incredibly nervous beforehand as I had not been to a dentist for a good 10 years and am of an anxious nature too. The dentist and his assistant were so reassuring - I cannot thank them enough, both very caring, considerate and kind. I am now so pleased to have found a dental practice I can trust and am ecstatic that my teeth are now being treated properly. Thankyou so much to everyone at the practice.–Sophie Watts, Leicester