Meet the Team

Meet the caring team at Bottesford Dental Health

Furqan 2023

Furqan Ishak

Owner / Dentist

GDC Number: 81058

I grew up in Scotland and qualified at Dundee University in 2002, before moving down to Nottingham to start work as a dentist. I opened Bottesford Dental Practice in 2011 hoping to improve dental health in the local community and surrounding villages – and to create a dental practice to be proud of.


I really enjoy working as a general dental practitioner, doing different treatments every day and I’m increasing my skills for the future with implant training. When I’m not working I enjoy listening to music and going to concerts and festivals. I like football, but unfortunately for me, I am a big Tottenham Hotspur fan. I love food and going to restaurants and trying different cuisines – and I also like to cook at home. I got married in 2012 to my wife Safeera and we have a little boy Laith who keeps us really busy and entertained.

Tasha 2023

Tasha Patel


GDC Number:  272936

I studied dentistry in Valencia, Spain and graduated in 2017. Since moving back to Nottingham I have been working full time in a general and emergency care clinic. I always aim to provide the best quality of care possible while helping my patients feel relaxed and comfortable throughout – I am particularly good with those feeling apprehensive or nervous about the dentist!


I also try and continually increase and refine my skillset and have done a number of postgraduate courses in pursuit of this, with the hope of commencing a restorative diploma in 2020. In my free time I try and travel as much as I can, enjoy great food and (attempt) to keep fit!

Aum 2023

Aum Parekh


GDC Number:  291018

I graduated from Valencia, Spain in 2020. I have been working in a general dental and emergency clinic before commencing here in Bottesford.


I enjoy all aspects of dentistry and have a keen eye for detail. I find treating nervous patients particularly rewarding and always put my patient’s needs first. My aim is to provide individual, tailored treatment to each and every one of my patients in a relaxed and approachable manner. I love building rapport with my patients and ensure they are involved in their treatment every step of the way, in addition to equipping them with the skills they need to achieve their treatment goals and maintain a healthy mouth.


I am committed to developing my skills further and am currently training in Short-term Orthodontics and have started a Post Graduate Diploma in Restorative Aesthetic Dentistry.


In my spare time, I enjoy keeping fit in the boxing gym, going out on hikes and like to play Cricket. I also love to travel with the view to explore new cultures and experiences abroad.

Sam 2023

Sam Leeming

Practice Administrator / Dental Nurse

GDC Number: 287745

I previously was at Grantham College studying health and social care and decided that being a nurse is something I definitely wanted to be, I just didn’t know what kind! Since starting here at the practice I have felt in the right place and I love what I do and the lovely people I work with also. I qualified as a dental nurse in 2019.


I live in Bottesford and have done for 10 years so I love working in the community I live in. In my spare time I love walking my black Labrador called ‘Ava’ and attending to my lop eared rabbit ‘Carlton’. I love spending time with family and friends. I am quite a jet-setter also as I have family all over the world. I have been to Canada, Australia, Greece and Spain which are all beautiful places and I’m very fortunate to have been.

Ash 2023

Ashleigh Gallagher

Dental Nurse

GDC Number: 257855

I joined Bottesford Dental Practice September 2018. I am experienced and competent in my role as a Dental Nurse, assisting in procedures. Having gained my Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing in 2014 I have worked in the public and private sectors.


My goals are to provide a first class service with our patients’ dental needs, providing reassurance and advice in a relaxing, stress free environment. I am a family orientated individual who enjoys the outdoors and visiting new places, having travelled to Thailand, Australia, Canada, USA and many places in the UK. As much as I enjoy diverse foods, I’m not a very good cook and rely on my partner to do the cooking.

Jenni 2023

Jenni Pattni

Dental Nurse

GDC Number: 262043

Hi I’m Jenni,


I am originally from Aberdeen in Scotland but have lived in Bottesford for the last 8 years. I trained with NHS Grampian and have had a happy and varied career in Dental nursing.


My great passion is volunteering and I have been to Uganda twice with Dentaid to help those people in a less fortunate position than we will ever find ourselves in.


In my spare time I love walking, reading and travelling, being lucky enough to have visited several lovely places including, Uganda, India, Paris and Venice.


I hope to make your visit to Bottesford Dental as pleasant and relaxing as possible.

Becky 2023

Becky Clarke

Dental Nurse

GDC Number: 279665

I qualified with the NEBDN as a dental nurse in 2018 and have worked in private practices since. I joined Bottesford Dental Practice in June 2023 and have love every minute of it, patients and colleagues have all made me feel very welcome.


I really enjoy building trusting relationships with all patients to give them a reassuring and stress-free experience.


Outside of work I have my son, dog, ex race horse and Shetland pony that all keep me very busy!

Pippa 2023

Pippa Rees

Dental Nurse / Treatment Coordinator

GDC Number: 264310

I joined Bottesford Dental Practice in October 2013. In May 2016 I gained my Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing. Since qualifying I have gone on to further my knowledge and experience by attending: Implants Training Course for Dental Nurses. This helped me gain confidence and competence in my role during implant procedures, but also in my general dental nursing role.


Since being promoted to Treatment Coordinator in June 2016 and attending a One Day Treatment Coordinating Course, I am keen on ensuring the practice runs efficiently so patients have the best possible experience. Once being a nervous patient myself I understand patients have fears and concerns, I am extremely driven in reassuring our patients and making their experience here at the practice as calm, comfortable and stress free as possible.

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Liga Harlamova

Trainee Dental Nurse

GDC Number: N/A

Emma 2023

Emma Leeming


I spent nearly 20 years at Ragdale Hall, first as a health advisor and then working front of house, dealing with all enquiries ensuring our guest enjoyed their stay with us. I have spent the last 3 years at a GP Surgery and enjoyed helping patients access the care they needed.


I have two wonderful daughters, one of which works here at the practice, the other lives in Canada!


I love the great outdoors, walking my dog. Walking in the Lake District being my favourite!


I love being part of a team all passionate about providing the best care and customer service, providing a relaxed and friendly environment for all our patients.

lindsay smith receptionist

Lindsay Smith


I spent 20 years in Primary education and was passionate about ensuring the children felt safe and secure and had the best possible learning experiences. I wanted to continue helping others and spent a year as a receptionist at a GP surgery across their various sites.


I have two grown up children and a beautiful granddaughter. I recently moved to Bottesford and enjoy exploring the lovely walks around the village with my cocker spaniel, Amber.


In my spare time I enjoy gardening, crafting and spending time with family and friends.


I enjoy being front of house, welcoming patients to the practice, contributing to making our patients time with us as friendly and relaxed as possible.

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