Meet the team

At Uppingham Dental & Implant Clinic our highly skilled, friendly team shares the same single vision: we put you first. Together, we are dedicated to providing you with a first class experience, from the comfort of our reception to the very latest innovations in dental technology. We make sure you have the best possible care from the second you walk through the door.

Find out more about each of our practice team members below.


Dr Jesal Savania

Associate Dentist
BDS (Dundee) 2012
GDC No. 226943
Area of interest - Endodontics

Dr Jesal Savania is an associate dentist at Uppingham practice. Jesal was born in Leicester and grew up in Loughborough. In 2007 Jesal accepted an offer to study in the sunny town of Dundee, Scotland.

Jesal enjoys and deals with most areas of dentistry, but has a keen interest in Root Canal Treatments, he enjoys them so much that he is currently undertaking a 3 year masters degree (Endodontics MSc) in Root Canal Treatments.

Jes has already gained part one of the prestigious MJDF (Diploma of Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties of the Royal College of Surgeons England) qualification and is currently studying for part two. Jesal also enjoys many other aspects of dentistry especially white fillings, veneers, crowns and teeth whitening.

Jesal has had especially good results with anxious patients using his calm nature, excellent listening and communications skills, this makes our nervous patients look forward to their appointments with him.

In Jesal’s spare time, he enjoys playing badminton, squash and has recently joined a harmless target shooting club in Kibworth. Jesal also loves his gadgets but recently he has found a hobby for his tropical fishes at home which he has beautifully decorated and maintains.

Jesal will aim provide his patients with the up most quality and care for Uppingham patients and looks forward to seeing you soon.

Raj Pancholi

Senior Clinician
BDS (Lond) 1993, LDS RCS (Eng) 1994, MSc, BSc (Hons), FRAS, MIntP (Orthodontic Practitioner)
GDC No. 69727

Raj Pancholi is one of the senior clinicians at the Uppingham Dental Practice.

Raj qualified in dentistry from Kings College London. He then engaged in a broad range of hospital posts in oral surgery, maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics and also general practice. This was followed by undertaking further postgraduate studies in New York. Raj then completed an MSc postgraduate programme in orthodontics at the internationally distinguished Warwick Medical School. Raj has kept up to date with all modern orthodontic advancements including Invisalign, Damon, Fastbraces to name a few.

Raj is married and has two teenage boys and two dogs and is involved with his three charities which include mental health care, providing water in developing countries, and delivering eye care where needed.

Minesh Gokani

Senior Clinician
BDS (Lond) 1993, LDS RCS (Eng) 1991
GDC No. 67370

Minesh has been a local practitioner in Leicestershire since 1991. He has worked in, and owned both NHS and private practices. He has been a VT trainer in previous years and has a keen interest in continuing post graduate development through coaching and courses. Minesh is a very approachable person and has a good rapport all dental colleagues. He has been associated with the LDC for the last 19 years allowing him to be involved with the changing face of dentistry through Area Teams, GDC, HTM01-05 and CQC.

Minesh has a keen interest in Restorative dentistry, and offer implants, Crowns, Bridges as part of his treatment options.

Minesh is married with a son and daughter who keep him busy, they all enjoy travelling.

Anna Laughton

NVQ Level 3 Oral Health Care: Dental Nursing & Indp Access City & Guilds, Diploma Dental Hygiene London (2008), Diploma Dental Therapist London (2008)
GDC No. 160196

Areas of Interest – Preventative and Paediatric Dentistry

Anna has worked at Uppingham since 2008 and enjoys all aspects of her job.

About Me – I am married and I have a daughter called Francesca, I love to go to the gym and shop in my spare time.

Harriet Tsopanoglou

Dental Nurse
Diploma in Dental Nursing L3 CQF City & Guilds 2018
GDC no. 280775

Areas of Interest – Gaining my qualification and Fire Marshalling

About me – I am married and have a son, in my spare time I enjoy socialising and going to the theatre.

Rageshree Parmar

Dental Nurse
Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds, Radiography
GDC No. 160004

Areas of Interest – Meeting and looking after patients and radiography. Fire Marshall & First Aider

About me – When I am not working I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I also enjoy travelling.

Emma Naylor

Dental nurse
GDC No. 260799

Lucy Miller

Dental nurse
GDC No. 294147

Shalini Parameswaran

Trainee Dental Nurse

Alexandra Thorpe


Areas of Interest – Meeting new people and helping others as much as I can.

About Me – I have just completed my degree in Specialist Hair & Media Makeup BA (hons)and enjoy pursuing areas of my degree in my spare time. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, I would love to travel more and meet new people.

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