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 Clear aligner and Oralign  practitioner providing invisible braces to straighren 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 James Mead

BDS Cardiff – GDC No. 49969

Dr J Mead qualified in 1983 from Cardiff university and is a well known dentist in the local area. He has provided outstanding care to many loyal patients and continues to be at the forefront of dentistry. He is the leading clinical tutor in the UK for the revolutionary Confidentures which is now gaining popularity as the best alternative to those patients who struggle to wear full dentures. Dr Mead has special interests in root canal treatments using Protaper – the best root canal system in the UK!

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 Gonzalo Diaz Alvarez

GDC No. 185391

Dr Gonzalo Diaz Alvarez is originally from Spain. Gonzalo studied in Spain where he gained a DDS in Dentistry. He has been practicing in United Kingdom since 2009 where he has developed an interest in Endodontics completing a Masters Degree at the University of Chester. Gonzalo is now working towards registering onto the ‘Specialist Endodontics’ list. Dr Diaz Alzarez is registered with the GDC.

Joanne Poole


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

She has a particular interest in working alongside maxillofacial surgeons in the hospital, supporting patients who have had major procedures and need help to maintain their oral health whilst recovering. As a result Joanne has worked with many different dental specialists and has extensive experience working in the hospital setting.

At 44 Dental, as well as carrying out the routine procedures such as cleaning, treating gum disease, and oral health education, Joanne 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 26 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 registred with the GDC


Jackie Eden

Dental Nurse – GDC No. 9999999

Jackie joined the practice in 2011 and has successfully completed her qualification in dental nursing.  Her approachable personality has been vital for those patients who are nervous of dental treatment. She is a fully qualified dental nurse and registered with the GDC.

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