Smile Dental Practitioners, 222 Uppingham Road, Leicester, LE5 0QG

0116 246 0795



GDC no. 60390

I first qualified as a dentist at the Government Dental College in Mumbai in 19. I then went on to work as a government dental officer in Uganda. From there I moved to Norway where I studied denistry at university again and moved on to provide 12 years of service as a community dentist. In 1983 I moved to the UK and studied denitry for the third time at Bristol University. After spending some time workin in London I set up this practice, with my wife, in Leicester in 19.

I have experienced dentistry at every level all around the world. In all this time my enthusiasm for treating my patients has never failed. I enjoy all aspects of dentistry however I perticularly enjoy making difficult extractions, especially wisdom teeth, easy for my patients.

My other passion in life is playing golf. After many years of hard work I am glad to say that I now have the time to play golf as much as I like.

Dr Zoeb Kapadia BDS (MANC) MJDF RCS (ENG)

GDC no. 80474

I graduated in dentistry from Manchester University. After completing my post-graduate training in Market Harborough I joined my father in his practice in 2003. Aspects of dentistry I am interested in particular are helping patients who are having problems with their dentures, who need root canal treatment and who need crowns and bridges. I also enjoy trwating patients who are concerned with the cosmetics of their teeth.

In addition to working at Smile I have also been the Prison Dental Officer for Leicester. Currently I hold a clinical assistant post at Glenfield Hostpital at the restorative dental department. Treating complex cases at the hospital has been a huge learning experience and greatly rewarding.

In 2007 I gained my Membership of the Joint Dental Facalties, Royal college of Surgeons England through examination. I am currently taking a Masters degree in clincal eduaction at Sheffield Hallam University.

Since 2006 I have been appointed a trainer of new dentists by the Trent Deanery. I am also an elected member of the Local Dental Committee. In November I was appointed as a specialist member for Her Majestys Courts and Tribunals servcies.

Outside of Dentistry I am an avid cyclist and runner. In 2012 I cycled from London to Paris to raise funds for a charity.

Dr Nazreen Kapadia BDS (manc) MJDF RCS (Eng)

I began my dental career at Manchester University where I qualified in 2003. I was awarded Membership of the Joint Dental colleges of the Royal college of surgeons by examination in 2009.

I have special interest in cosmetic orthodontics and have completed postgraduate courses in this field. I am a certified practitioners for Invisalign, inman aligner and Quick straight teeth. I beleieve the appearance of a patients smile can be life changing. I am very passionate about dentistry and find my career very satisfying. I particularly enjoys building relationships with my patients and helping them look after their dental health.

As a mum of three young girls, I have a sensitive and caring approach which my patients find very comforting and relaxing. I believe best patient care can only be achieved through teamwork and the team at Smile dental practice is second to none.

Outside of my work, I enjoy crochet, knitting, cooking and spending time with my girls.

Mr Arif Sadikot BDS DRDP(UCL) MJDF RCS (Eng)

GDC No: 75036

I qualified from Kings College, London in 1998 and completed my vocational training in London. I continued to work as an Associate Dentist in London and joined the Smile Dental Practitioners as an Associate in 2002. I completed a Diploma in Restorative Dental Practice from the Eastman Dental Institute and this has excelled my skills and knowledge which is reflected in my dental care.



GDC No: 82180

In 2003, I graduated with an honours degree from the University of Leeds and was awarded the prestigious Williamson medal in Paediatric dentistry and a distinction in Clinical Dental Surgery. Since then, I joined Smile Dental Practitioners and have been dedicated to providing a high standard of care for my patients and enjoy all areas of dentistry. I believe my caring and gentle ways will put the most phobic patients at ease. I am always keen to attend courses and conferences to improve my knowledge and skills, to deliver the best care to my patients.

In 2010, I completed the Royal College of Surgeons Diploma (MJDF RCS Eng). I have a keen interest in all aspects of restorative and cosmetic dentistry and is currently attending a course in Advanced Cosmetic dentistry from the well renowned Advanced Dental Seminars by Dr Christopher Orr.

Outside of practice, I enjoy spending time with my family and little boy. in my free time, i enjoy baking, fine dining, travelling and have recently been inspired by one of my patients to take up knitting!

Dr Hapreet K Ark BCS (BHAM)

GDC No: 150224

I joined the practice in 2013. In addition to general dentistry I have a special interest in oral surgery dedicating two days per week to work at the maxillofacial dept in Nottingham. I have also completed a certificate in aesthetic dentistry and can offer a range of cosmetic treatments. In my spare time I like to learn about philosophy and have an interest in meditation. I enjoy non fiction reading, current cinema and travelling.

Sheikha Nasoor





I have been working at Smile Dental Practitioners for over nine years now. I am now a Head Receptionist and I always try my best to accommodate all the patient needs, wherever possible. Outside of work I like to play pétanque and bowls. I also love a good book to read preferably on the beach.

Dental Therapist

Sheikha Nassor

GDC No: 136285

I graduated as a Dental Hygienist from Leeds Dental Institute in 2010 gaining a Graduate Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy. I am particularly interested in preventive care for adults and children, together with the treatment and prevention of periodontal disease. I enjoy creating my own garments as a hobby.

Seniour Nurses

Sima Khan

GDC 135570

I have worked at Smile Dental Practice for about 13 years. I am a senior member of staff. I work on reception and I am also a senior dental nurse. I have learnt a lot throughout my years of working here and have got to know a lot of the patients.

Outside of work I like fine dining and swimming.

Sumaiya Nazir

GDC number: 135571

I joined Smile Dental Practice in 2005 and I am a senior dental nurse. Over the years I have seen the practice grow and it gives me immense pleasure to put a smile on patient's face. I am currently doing BDA certified Radiograph course. I have a keen interest in improving patient's oral health and take every opportunity to provide patients with oral hygiene instructions. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my two kids and enjoy creating henna art.

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