Meet the Team
Dr. Niket Patel
BDS (Birm) 1998
GDC No. 74348
Niket graduated from the University of Birmingham in 1998 and is the principal dentist at Smile Essential. He combines education, experience and a gentle touch to provide his patients with an exceptional restorative dental care. He is especially known for his friendly, gentle laid-back chair side manner.
Niket is committed to providing a 5 star experience and placing his patients' satisfaction above all else. He and the team at Smile Essential take the time to personalise the dental experience taking the fear and intimidation out of dentistry and is a Dental Phobia Certified Dentist.
Niket has undertaken extensive training with many of the UK and world-wide leading dental and cosmetic specialist such as Dr Paul Tipton, Dr Chris Orr, Prof Pascal Magne, Dr Newton Fahl and Dr Jason Smithson. He has also completed a one year training programme at the Eastman Dental Institute in London leading to a Certificate in Restorative Dentistry and Advanced training on Occlusion and Smile design from the world renowned Dawson Academy. He has also completed training on cosmetic adult orthodontics, Six Month Smiles. This has led Niket having a particular interest in Cosmetic and Restorative dentistry.
Niket's mission is to give people the confidence to Smile for life.
Outside of work, Niket is married to Pinky and has two daughters Mishka and Hana. He is passionate about eating food and cooking, which has led him to travel to many countries to experience international cuisines and gather recipes to add to his vast recipe portfolio.
Niket currently hold memberships of the following bodies:-
- General Dental Council
- British Dental Association
- Dental Phobia Certified Dentist
- British Dental Health Foundation
- 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)