Meet the Team
Dr. Shrikesh Kotecha
BDS (Lond) 2000
GDC No. 78389
Dr. Shrikesh Kotecha (Shrik to his patients) combines education, experience and a gentle touch to provide his patients with exceptional cosmetic and restorative dental care.
Shrik truly cares about his Leicester dental patients, placing their comfort and satisfaction above all else. He takes the time to get know all of his patients individually to offer tailor made solutions and personalise the dental experience taking the fear and intimidation out of dentistry. He is also a Dental Phobia Certified Dentist and has treated hundreds of anxious/phobic patients.
He joined Smile Essential in 2003 and is a highly-regarded member of the dental team at Smile Essential. He has a special interest in cosmetic dentistry, tooth whitening and smile makeovers is known for his gentle laid back chair side manner especially when treating nervous patients.
Since his graduation from the prestigious Guy's Dental Hospital in London in 2000 where he was awarded the Alfred Woodhouse Prize for Dental Public Health Studies and Dental Defence Union elective travel award he has stayed at the forefront of the latest advances in dentistry by attending Conferences and Postgraduate Courses across the world. These include a one year training programme at the Eastman Dental Institute in London leading to a Certificate in Restorative Dentistry and The Restorative Course (Smile Design) at The Centre for Advanced Dental Education in Manchester. Shrik has also undergone extensive training in cosmetically focussed orthodontics including Six Month Smiles and Quick Straight Teeth and regularly attends postgraduate courses.
Shrik's dedication to his patients has been rewarded by being a finalist in the esteemed Dentistry Awards for the category of 'Best Young Dentist' for two consecutive years in 2009 and 2010.
His philosophy is to help patients to gain optimum dental health. To Shrik, the best thing about dentistry is meeting and interacting with patients.
Shrik has an amazing enthusiasm and passion for his dentistry which results in him providing world class dentistry of the future. Today he feels extremely happy and privileged in his profession, being able to help and work together with patients.
He loves transforming people's attitudes towards dentistry and his mission is to prove that dentists don't have to be scary!
Outside of work, Shrik is married to Lina and has two daughters, Siyana and Anya. He is actively involved in school events and a lot of his spare time is spent with his family. He enjoys travelling and has been to many parts of the world including the Caribbean, America, and Europe. He is an avid collector of vinyl records and presents a weekly radio show on an internet radio station.
Shrik currently holds membership of the following bodies:
- General Dental Council
- Dental Phobia Certified Dentist
- Dental Protection Society