Meet Gurpreet…

Tell us a bit about yourself?

I’m a local girl I was born and educated in Loughborough and then went over to Sheffield to embark on my dental degree. I have been a dentist now for nearly twenty years and have worked in numerous dental practices in Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire.

Your role at the dental practice?

I am a Dental Associate at Smile Essential and alongside my experienced colleagues, I help to provide dental care to patients from routine examinations to a variety of dental treatments. These include simple fillings to more complex treatments such as crown and bridge work and cosmetic treatment including tooth whitening and adult orthodontics.

Your favourite part?

I especially enjoy the cosmetic side of dentistry – there’s an immense amount of satisfaction in providing patients with treatments that allow s them to feel more confident about themselves and their smiles.

What do you like about being part of the Smile Essential team?

This might sound like a cliché – but it’s the feeling that I belong to a family here. I feel a valued member of the team. This perhaps explains why the majority of staff have been here years!

When you were little what did you dream of doing when you grew up?

A backing vocalist for Wham or Madonna.

Favourite film?

Goodfellas or anything by Martin Scorcese.

Favourite TV programme?

Any good comedy – Modern Family.

How important do you think a good smile is?

A good healthy smile is essential in allowing people to go about their daily lives with that inner confidence. Good dental health is vital to ensure that we can function as we should e.g. so we can eat drink and speak normally – otherwise this can have a major impact on our daily lives. This is why regular dental visits are so important. Seeing a dentist regularly ensures that possible problems can be spotted early and corrected preventing major problems in the future.