Our Team

Clinical Directorate

Dr N K Somani BDS (Hons) Cert Clin ED

Principle Dentist
GDC number: 86145

Neel graduated from Guys, Kings and St Thomas Dental School London in 2005 with an Honours degree.

Neel joined the practice in 2009 to work alongside his father Dr Kishor J Somani (who founded Saffron Lane Dental,as we know it, in 1979), after carrying out his training and associate jobs in Oxford and Northamptonshire.

Dr. Raminderjit Kaur BChD
University of Leeds

Senior Associate Dentist
GDC number 66655

Ram joined Saffron Lane Dental Practice in 1991 and undertook her Vocational Training position under the guidance of Dr Somani Snr and has remained at the practice ever since. During this time she has become an integral part of our tram. She has build up a loyal patient and is privileged to see upto 4 generations of families.

She  helps anxious patients with their dental problems with her gentle and reassuring manner. 

She takes a keen interest in restorative dentistry and minimally invasive dentistry. She hopes to enhance her portfolio further

She is interested in addressing the day to day needs of her patients in terms of the treatment of dental disease and improvement of function and aesthetics either herself or in collaboration with other members of our multi disciplinary team 

She has a keen interest in Dental Public Health and hopes this will help improve the dental health of our local community. 

She undertakes a wide range of both nhs and private dentistry which includes both functional and aesthetic elements. 

Ram is multi lingual and is fluent in English, Punjabi, Hindi and Urdu. 

Away from the practice Ram enjoys spending time with her family and friends. 

She has an active social life and enjoys fine dining and live entertainment such as music, comedy and theatre. She  also enjoys reading and has a keen interest in design and fashion.


Senior Associate Dentist
GDC number- 63632

Dr Sangeeta Vora joined the Saffron lane dental practice in 1996, and has been at the practice ever since.

Mrs Vora has built up a loyal patient base over these years and enjoys seeing upto 4 generations of families within the practice.

She is known for her kind gentle and reassuring manner. She enjoys improving her patients oral health and self esteem by improving their smile.

Sangeeta is keen on post graduation education and has completed year long courses in cosmetic and restorative dentistry, and gained the qualification of faculty of the member of general practitioners.

Sangeeta provides NHS and private and Practice Plan dental care and a wide range range of dental treatments that includes tooth whitening cosmetic white fillings, dentures,bridges,crowns and invisilign.

Dr Rosa Teresa Singh

General Dentist BDS 1999 UCSM Perú- South America
GDC number : 270018

Rosa joined Saffron Lane Dental Practice in 2017, in which she completed and passed her foundation training dental year. She has now joined the practice and has became a full time associate.

She delivers mixed services (NHS and private dentistry) that involves a wide range of dental treatments, she is continuously promoting oral health and disease prevention in order to ensure the best care for patients.

She has experience in general dentistry that includes restorative procedures to remove caries and restore the loss of function and aesthetics. Rehabilitated the loss of masticatory function through the fabrication of fixed and removable prosthesis such crowns, bridges, partial and complete dentures. Performed root canal treatment in single rooted and as well multi rooted teeth. She has treated medically compromised patients with comprehensive dental needs successfully.

Motivated and multilingual professional ( English Spanish, and basic Punjabi) has special interest to treat patients with dental phobia and children, her aim is to improve patients fears toward dental treatment while delivering high standard services. Rosa enjoys spending time with her family, her hobbies include drawing, singing and going for a long walk.

Dr M Damani BSc BDS MJD

Associate Dentist
GDC number- 244890

He began his career in dentistry at Peninsula School of Medicine and Dentistry, in Plymouth. He has a special interest in implantology and is completing his postgraduate MSc in this discipline. He is also a proud member of the Royal College of Surgeons.

He also recently has visited Mini Smile Makeover Course and acquired a taste in cosmetic dentistry. He has a gentle and calming approach towards his work.

What do you like doing in your spare time?
Cycle yoga meditate and go on long walks

What one trip was the most memorable for you?
'Backpacking' around Vietnam, Sri Lanka and South India

What are your top five things to do in your bucket list?
Walk the Great Wall of China, Drive the Mongol rally, Climb Mount Everest, Obtain a pilot licence and Parachute out of an aeroplane.

What was your proudest moment?
Baking my first set of cheese scones

What one food would you eat every day if you could?
A vegetarian Sunday roast

Hygienist and Therapist:

Mrs K Shrubb Bsc Hons

Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapist BSc (Hons)
GDC number- 152716

Kam joined Saffron Lane Dental Practice in 2009 as our Dental Hygiene Therapist. She qualified as a Dental Hygienist and Dental Therapist in 2008 and achieved a Diploma from The University of Sheffield in 2008.

In 2014, she completed a Degree of Bachelor Of Science with Honours in Dental studies for Dental Care (BSc (Hons)) from University of Central Lancashire.

Cheryl Law

Practice Manager

Cheryl started at Saffron Lane Dental Practice on the 1st of July 2005 as a receptionist. She then excelled in her career and was promoted to our practice manager in 2010 after showing managerial traits.

Cheryl previously worked at Spires Hospital as a ward clerk/receptionist where she gained lots of experience, which she was able to use to help make Saffron Lane Dental run effectively and smoothly.

Emily Birkin

Head Qualified Dental Nurse & Qualified Implant Nurse
GDC number- 260226

Emily started her journey as an apprentice dental nurse with Saffron Lane Dental in 2013. She then became a qualified/registered dental nurse in 2015. Emily was awarded the job role of Head Dental Nurse in September 2018.

As part of her head nurse duty, she supports and guides other members of staff and patients during their dental experience at Saffron Lane Dental.

She recently passed her NEBDN Dental Implant Nursing Course in April 2020 in which now she is a qualified implant nurse. She takes control and leads the implant journeys from start to finish coordinating both staff and the patients to sure the process runs smoothly.

She also co-ordinates the cosmetic braces patients from start to finish ensuring they are aware of the full procedure.

Emily is also qualified to apply topical fluoride and to take dental impressions in which she can do upon request.

Dental Nurses

Dental Nurses

Farah Khan

Qualified Dental Nurse & Oral Health Educator | GDC Number- 207886

Farah joined Saffron Lane Dental as a qualified dental nurse in 2009.

She passed her Radiology qualification in 2012 which enables her to work alongside the dentists taking x-rays. In 2016, she passed her Post graduate certificate in Education which allows her to assess other training dental nurses.

Farah then went on to qualify as an Oral Health Educator in 2019 and gives one to one oral health education to our patients at the practice.

Farah participates in extended duties in the practice such as topical fluoride application, Health Teeth Happy Smiles, Implant treatment and taking dental impressions upon request.

Dental Nurses

Pravina Bhatt

Qualified Dental Nurse | Gdc number- 135186

Pravina joined dentistry in 2003 as a trainee dental nurse and became qualified in 2008. Pravina started working for Saffron Lane Dental Practice in 2010, where she worked with us for four years until leaving to expand her dental career further. She later returned to the practice in March 2020.

Pravina passed her fluoride training in October 2016 and is able to apply fluoride to patients teeth upon dentist request. She is also qualified to take dental impressions and passed her course in July 2012.

She has a great deal of dental experience having been involved in the industry for nearly 17 years. Pravina is a fabulous caring asset to our SLDP team.

Dental Nurses

Caitlin Calder

Dental Nurse

Caitlin started with Saffron Lane Dental Practice in 2017 and is looking forward to becoming qualified in 2020. Whilst being with us, she has gained a lot of experience and knowledge in every aspect of the dental world. She is a Very reliable and friendly member of staff and she is very adaptable to any situation. Cait has assisted in many implant surgeries with our implant nurse Emily and has a strong understanding of the preparation and treatment involved in implants. She has also taken part in many cosmetic treatments and whitening treatments. Cait is looking forward to becoming a qualified nurse with us and exploring more into the dental world with the team.

Apprentice Dental Nurses

Apprentice Dental Nurse

Norisca Albuquerque

I am a qualified dentist from India, doing my ORE registration to get permanently registered in Uk as a dentist . Meanwhile, as it is a long journey, having skills and knowledge about dentistry I decided to start my career in same profession as a dental nurse. I started working as a full time dental nurse in the year 2020 in collingham dental practice , Nottinghamshire and then it 2021 12th of April I moved to saffron lane dental practice, Leicestershire due to short distance travel.
My job roles and responsibilities are preparing fillings and other materials, providing support and reassurance to the patient, sterilising instruments, processing x- rays, tidying and cleaning dental surgery, recording and filing information of patients, advising patients on oral hygiene, carrying out stock control, assisting the dentist during various procedures like RCT,extractions,crown and bridge, veneer preparations,fillings, routine checks,scaling and polishing, reception and following guidelines and protocols.
My hobbies are reading books, watching tv, shopping, yoga and exploring new places

Apprentice Dental Nurse

Meghan Beck

I recently joined saffron lane dental practice as an apprentice dental nurse

I have only just started my journey in dentistry and have already assisted in a wide variety of treatments which i find interesting and facinating as learning about oral health care and assisting in more complex treatments

I am a keen and enthusiastic learner and looking forward to starting college course shortly

Out of work i enjoy socialising with my friends and spending time with my family.

Apprentice Dental Nurse

Jessica Katie Colclough

GDC Number: 296452

I joined SLDP in July 2021 as a apprentice dental nurse, I am keen to learn to become a qualified nurse. I am confident and compassionate in what I do. I enjoy socialising and love to spend all of my free time with my son.


Decontamination Staff

Angel Minton

Decontamination Lead/Receptionist

Angel started at Saffron Lane Dental in September 2011 as a part time decontamination nurse playing a key role to make sure our practice abides by the HTM 0105 regulations. Over the years, Angel advanced her knowledge within the practice and was appointed our decontamination lead. She also assists on reception when required to support patients on a daily basis with their appointments, payments etc.


Hannah Bedford

Hannah recently jointed us in summer 2021 and is our newest member of SLDP, taking on the role of Receptionist. Her role involves welcoming patients into the Practice, making them appointments and carrying out other administrative activities. Alongside the gold, Hannah has the knowledge and experience to run successful marketing campaigns which she did in her precious workplace.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her Daughter and socialising with friends and family. She also has a keen interest in photography which she previously studied at college.