Family Dentists in Hemel Hempstead
At Leverstock Green Dental Practice, we have gathered a highly-qualified team that combines experience and skill with a compassionate and family-friendly approach to dentistry.
We are proud providers of first-class dentistry, offering a comprehensive range of treatments delivered by highly-qualified and experienced dental, hygienist and support teams in a beautiful, relaxing atmosphere.
Meet our Team
Dr Girish Bhuva
BDS (Lond) LDS RCS (Eng)
Dental services the way it should be.
Girish qualified from University College London in 1975 and has been Principal of Leverstock Green Dental Practice since 1983. Due to his expertise and passion for dentistry, this practice has flourished into a well-established, caring, family-friendly practice.
He strongly believes in creating a comfortable, relaxed and welcoming environment for all patients. This has long been the ethos at Leverstock Green Dental Practice, where he has looked after the dental care of families over several generations.
Girish is a true all-rounder with almost 40 years of experience across all aspects of general dental practice. He has also spent many years training and mentoring dental staff, including having trained Foundation Dentists under the Barnet Postgraduate Deanery for several years.
He has instilled the values of integrity, hard work and compassion, ensuring a high quality of dental care is provided by all members of this dental team.
Girish is a passionate golfer and an incredibly proud grandfather!
Dr Kinnari Bhuva
BDS (Lond) MJDF RCS (Eng)
Kinnari qualified from Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’s Dental School in 2009 with Merit and gained her postgraduate membership to the Royal College of Surgeons (MJDF) in 2011.
She has worked within the Paediatric and Oral Medicine departments at Guy’s Hospital, London and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery unit at Leeds General Hospital. This allowed her to consolidate and expand her skills in these specialist fields before joining Leverstock Green Dental Practice in 2012.
She is a certified Invisalign provider and excels in all aspects of general dental practice, with a keen interest in crown and bridgework. Kinnari is kind hearted, sincere and friendly - her approach makes patients of all ages feel comfortable in the dental chair. She is also passionate about teaching and mentors junior dentists at the Royal College of Surgeons.
In her spare time, she loves a good adventure! She has recently summited Mt Kilimanjaro and Everest Base Camp.
Dr Shekha Bhuva
BDS (Lond) MFDS RCS (Eng) MClinDent (Hons) M(Perio) RCSEd
Specialist Periodontist and Implant Dentist
Specialist Periodontist and Implant Dentist
Shekha completed her dental undergraduate training in 2005 from Guy’s King’s and St Thomas’ Dental School.
She has a passion for knowledge and this has led her to undertake the prestigious four-year Masters in Clinical Dentistry (Periodontology) program, which she completed with Distinction from Guy’s Hospital. She is a registered Specialist in Periodontology.
Shekha has also completed further postgraduate training in the placement and restoration of dental implants at Guys Hospital, London. She is committed to the field and her practicing career is now solely limited to the management of a full range of periodontal conditions and implant dentistry.
She has worked as a specialist dentist at the Eastman Dental Hospital (UCLH). She has been actively involved in the British Society of Periodontology and sat on the council as Commercial Liaisons Officer from 2013 to 2019. She has also taught extensively at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Shekha regularly lectures nationally and has been an examiner for the MJDF postgraduate examinations and lecturer for the Royal College of Surgeons.
She currently splits her time between an eminent practice on Harley street and working in practice in Hertfordshire.
When she is not kept busy by her 2 young children, Shekha enjoys an active outdoor lifestyle. She is passionate about promoting oral health, and has spent time providing dental care in orphanages and villages in Vietnam and Nepal.
Patients have always commented on Shekha’s kind hearted, honest manner and gentle approach. She has a large referral base and is happy to see both self-referred patients as well as patients referred by their general dentists for all things gum and implant related!
Areas of special interest include :
The treatment of chronic gum disease
The replacement of missing teeth with implants
Treating gummy smiles and crown lengthening procedures
Treatment of infected implants (peri implantitis)
Dr Ishira Shah
Dr Ishira Shah graduated from Kings College London. She has a calm, caring approach to patients making them feel comfortable during appointments. She is known for her gentle and friendly nature which is especially appealing for anxious patients.
Ishira enjoys practicing a range of general dentistry and is always endeavouring to improve her skills. She has attended multiple courses in a variety of fields to develop her general and aesthetic dentistry and will be undergoing a post-graduate certificate in restorative and aesthetic dentistry.
In her spare time she loves to perform and practice Indian classical dance (Kathak) and enjoys spending time with her friends and family.
Dr. Urvi Doshi
MFDS RCS (Eng) Dentist
Urvi qualified from Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’s Dental School in 2004 and gained her postgraduate membership to the Royal College of Surgeons MFDS RCS (Eng) in 2006.
She has since worked at the Oral and Maxillofacial surgery departments at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and The Charing Cross Hospital in London. This has allowed her to refine her skills in the field of extractions and surgery. She has since been in general dental practice.
Urvi’s main interests lie in restorative and aesthetic dentistry. She especially enjoys using composite (tooth coloured filling material) to restore teeth as conservatively as possible. With over 15 years experience she is proficient at providing all aspects of general dentistry. She also provides facial aesthetic treatments (anti wrinkle injections and dermal fillers) and attends regular courses to continue her professional development.
Urvi has a gentle and compassionate manner about her and this works well with children as well as adults.
While she is not working, Urvi has two young children who keep her busy. She enjoys yoga, reading and spending time with her family.
Dr Saagar Ruparelia
BDS (Lond) MJDF RCS (Eng)
Saagar qualified from Barts and the London in 2009. Since then he has spent time in general practice, and has developed a strong passion for oral surgery.
He will soon complete his postgraduate qualification in oral surgery, at the Royal College of Surgeons, London. Saagar has passed the exam for Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties, Royal College of Surgeons of England (MJDF RCS) and regularly attends courses to keep his knowledge and skills up to date.
Saagar is very personal and popular. He relishes the broad variety working in practice can bring, in particular putting those patients with dental anxiety at ease.
Saagar has a new found love for golf and recently taken up the sport! As well as keeping active, he loves spending time with his family and friends.
Mrs Minal Shah
Minal qualified as a dentist in 1993 from Manchester. Following a career break, she decided to focus her energy and skill set on providing hygiene therapy and joined Leverstock Green Dental Practice in 2010.
She takes pride in promoting all aspects of preventive dentistry, including giving detailed oral hygiene instructions. She also works very closely with our in-house periodontist to ensure gum disease prevention, treatment and maintenance is to a high standard.
Minal has a wealth of information of complementary therapies and integrated medicine. Her gentle nature puts patients at ease, allowing her to focus on providing dental care in a holistic manner.
Outside dentistry, Minal enjoys yoga, pilates and healthy cooking.
Our Dental Team
'I just wanted to say how much I have appreciated your care and support with my dental treatments, not only through the years, but especially recently, and during the pandemic - you are all lovely.'