Meet the Team
Dr. Lina Kotecha
BDS (Birm) 2000
GDC No. 078081
Lina is dedicated to helping her patients achieve healthy and beautiful smiles. She gets a tremendous amount of satisfaction from seeing patients feel more confident about themselves and their smiles. She feels it is really important to listen to her patients and work with them to find a solution to their problems which meets their individual needs whether they want routine preventative dental care, smile makeovers or facial rejuvenation.
She has a reputation for consistent and high quality work and Lina's passionate, professional yet relaxed approach will put patients at ease during consultations and treatment.
Lina is interested in achieving only the very best she can for her patients and the practice. This means 'getting things right', and continuously moving forward, utilising new technologies and skills. She is always keen to develop her skills further and spends a lot of her spare time on dental courses.
She enjoys all aspects of general practice and has a particular interest in facial aesthetics, cosmetic dentistry and treatment of nervous patients. Lina believes in treating patients with total understanding and empathy to their needs. She says "I would always treat patients the same as if I were to treat my family - with total care and respect whilst providing them with the best dental care and choices they deserve".
Lina provides our Facial Rejuvenation Treatments, including anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers. Lina underwent her training in facial aesthetics on Harley Street. Lina believes that as dentists we are dually trained and qualified as dentists as well as facial aestheticians therefore we have a very in-depth knowledge of the anatomy, physiology and pathology of the head and neck along with the necessary medical background & educational knowledge to support this. Additionally, we are clinically trained to safely use topical and local anaesthetics where required.
So the reassurance you have, is that as a practising dentist of over 15 years Lina is highly skilled when it comes to pain free injection techniques for the comfort of her patients and is a Dental Phobia Certified Dentist.
Outside of dentistry Lina is married to Shrik and has two daughters-Siyana and Anya. She enjoys travelling, cooking and takes active steps to keep healthy by practising Bikram Yoga.
Lina currently holds membership of the following bodies:
- General Dental Council
- Dental Phobia Certified Dentist
- Dental Protection Society
- Sarah Smile Essential
I didn't want to change my identity, just wanted to look less tired and I feel the wrinkle reduction injections helped me to do this.
- Joesephine Smile Essential
I wanted something enhanced my natural beauty and natural to me means that it is a better version of me, but still is me. I did this for me. It only matters that I see the difference.
- Marta Smile Essential
I've received so many compliments since my treatment, but what people say: you look good. You look happy.
- Mr FB (Oadby) Smile Essential
The team at Smile Essential have given me confidence which I never experienced from a dentist before. I cannot thank you enough for the treatment you have done for me. I would highly recommend you to everyone.
Mr FB (Oadby)
- Mrs HL (Western Park) Dear Shrik and staff
Lina, you have completely restored my faith in dentists; my new smile is so much better and I have really appreciated your sympathetic and caring approach - thank you!
Mrs HL (Western Park)
- Mr BS (Leicester Forest East)
Thank you so much for helping me get my smile back! It has made a tremendous difference to my self confidence.
Mr BS (Leicester Forest East)
- (HL, Oadby, Leicester)
You have completely restored my faith in dentists; my new smile is so much better and I have really appreciated your sympathetic approach. Thank you!!
(HL, Oadby, Leicester)
- (JL, Narborough, Leicestershire)
Thank you for the good work on my new 'cap' this year. I am very pleased with the fit and colour of my new tooth. It looks much better now.
(JL, Narborough, Leicestershire)
- (DI, Glenfield, Leicester) Dear Shrik and staff
Thank you for your kindness during my treatment and restoring my faith in dentists.
(DI, Glenfield, Leicester)
- (KK, Leicester) Dear Shrik and staff
Many thanks for reassuring me and your gentle caring approach.
- (ATB, Aylestone, Leicester) Dear Shrik and staff
Thank you so much for helping me to get my smile back! It was well worth the long stints in the chair even if I was the biggest coward! –thanks for your patience.
(ATB, Aylestone, Leicester)
- (KP, Rowley Fields, Leicester) Dear Shrik and staff
Thank you for giving me my smile back. I can’t stop smiling now and my only regret is that I should have come to see you years ago!
(KP, Rowley Fields, Leicester)
- (LS and family, Enderby, Leicester) Dear Shrik and staff
The whole family have now been coming to the practice for over 5 years and the peace of mind together with the 1st class service you offer has been excellent.
(LS and family, Enderby, Leicester)
- (JP, Leicester) Dear Shrik and staff
Thank you for your kindness and thoughtfulness which I appreciated so much. Bless you.
- (AH, Braunstone, Leicester) Dear Shrik and staff
Thank you so, so much for the dental treatment to make my front teeth look nicer. I feel much more confident in smiling with my new veneers. Thank you so much.
(AH, Braunstone, Leicester)
- (CD, Kibworth, Leicestershire) Dear Shrik and staff
Thank you for making me feel so relaxed when I came to see you for my fillings. Like many people the dentist is not my favourite place to visit but your calm manner put me totally at ease. I am very pleased with my new white fillings and look forward to my next appointment.
(CD, Kibworth, Leicestershire)