HEE Midlands and East
The Educational Supervisors: Hanish Chotai has been an ES since 2005 and holds a certificate in Clinical Education. Hanish has a special interest in cosmetic dentistry and smile design, having attained qualifications in Advanced Cosmetics, 1-1 Implants at University of Sheffield, and is an Invisalign provider. He is also qualified in Facial Aesthetics, acupuncture and NLP. Hanish has been an LDC member since 1996.
Shilpa Chotai has been a Joint ES with Hanish Chotai since 2018. Shilpa has a special interest in cosmetic dentistry and has qualifications in Advanced Cosmetics. She is a Six Month Smiles and Inman provider and is qualified to administer acupuncture.
The Practice: Desford Dental Care has a local reputation for a calm and caring approach towards nervous patients and regularly receives 5 star reviews on Google, NHS Choices and our own social media pages. We have been a training practice since 2005.
The practice building itself is modern and boasts 5 fully-equipped air-conditioned, ground floor surgeries, a decontamination suite, a light and airy reception area, offices and staffroom/kitchen facilities. There are also Shower facilities
The practice is fully DDA compliant and all facilities, including a disabled toilet, are wheelchair friendly. We have a car park with 8 spaces, one of which is for disabled parking. There are separate parking facilities for staff.
We are a large and friendly team of 4 clinicians, 2 hygienists, 6 nurses, 3 receptionists, a dedicated decontamination nurse and a practice manager. All of us are very experienced working with Foundation dentists and have enjoyed the experience over the years.
The practice had a successful CQC inspection in December 2018 and is working towards obtaining BDA Good Practice.
The practice is involved in the local community, supports local charities and initiatives such as Desford In Bloom and makes regular educational visits to local schools and nurseries.
We are a Dementia Friendly workplace.
We are environmentally aware and a large proportion of our electricity comes from solar panels.
The Area: Desford is in a very attractive rural setting, and the practice itself is in a conservation area. It is approximately 8 miles in opposite directions from Leicester and Hinckley respectively. Desford is a thriving village and has all the amenities needed on a day to day basis. Local shops include a Co-Operative, pharmacy, Post Office/general stores, beauty salon, barbers and a tea shop.
There are two public houses, both serving food.
There is a church, a library and a GP/medical centre.
Bosworth Academy (11-18 year olds) is based in Desford.
Junction 21 of the M1 is approximately 15 minutes drive, as is Fosse Park, a large out of town shopping centre.
A regular bus route between Leicester and Market Bosworth runs through Desford.
Mainline train services - Leicester, Hinckley , Narborough.
Other Points of Interest: There is a Tropical Birdland site 1 mile away
Bosworth Battlefield is 2 miles away
Market Bosworth Water Park is nearby
Kirby Mallory racing circuit is nearby
Meridian Leisure Park (cinema, bowling, restaurants, gym) is 4 miles away (towards Leicester)
Caterpillar Main Site nearby
Next Head Office nearby