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The Team

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Dr S. Gakhal

BDS (Manc) - GDC Reg. No.: 76606 Sunny

"When a patient walks into City Dental, its like welcoming them into my home they become a part of the family and we always strive to ensure that they have a healthy smile for life" Dr. S Gakhal

As soon as you meet Dr. Gakhal all your dental anxieties will be put at ease, his relaxed and informal manner have gained him a reputation in the Leeds area for being the dentist for nervous patients. Both adults and children alike have praised his gentle manner and the large number of new patients that come to City Dental through word of mouth is a testament to his level of care and high quality dentistry. He will listen to your needs and concerns, understand what you want and then give you a professional opinion advising you on all the possible treatment options.

Meet Sunny

Dr. Gakhal continually strives for perfection and has undertaken extensive postgraduate studies in dental implantology, restorative dentistry and cosmetic dentistry. His ongoing post-graduate education ensures that he is up to date with the latest advances in dental techniques, materials and technology. More recently Dr. Gakhal completed a year long course in implantology at Trafford Hospital, Manchester enabling him to carry out more advanced implant procedures. In recent years Dr Gakhal has undertaken extensive training in cosmetic orthodontic treatments.

Dr I.Ibrahim

BDS (Cairo) MDentSci (Leeds) - GDC Reg. No.: 85213 Ihab

Dr Ihab Ibrahim graduated from Ain Shams University in Egypt in 2000 with an honors degree. Restorative Dentistry has been his main area of interest as he developed a special interest in root canal treatments alongside with his passion in cosmetic dentistry including crowns, bridges , veneers and tooth whitening.

By completing one-years training in different hospitals in Egypt, He decided to move to Denmark where he gained lots of experience through working in different practices through out the country. In 2005 he moved to the UK seeking knowledge and professional experience, he enjoys treating patients with different levels of Anxiety and from different cultural backgrounds. He has always been praised by his tutors and patients for his ability to create a warm and relaxing atmosphere to relive any nervousness.

Meet Ihab

In order to always achieve his goal in providing the best treatment based upon the best knowledge and experience; he is currently undertaking the Diploma of Membership of The Joint Dental Faculties of The Royal College of Surgeons in England (MJDF RCS).

He achieved his Masters Degree in Restorative Dentistry in 2011 from Leeds Dental Institute which will help him delivering more reliable evidence based treatments to his patients.

Moreover, he completed a one year course in Implant Dentistry at The Eastman Dental Institute in London in 2007 and he is now fully qualified to place and restore dental implants.

In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, reading and going to the gym.

Dr. Kunal Rai

BSC (Hons) MDDR MSC (Distinction) Dental Inplantology PG Cert Rest Dent PG Dip Align Therapy Kunal Rai

Dr Kunal Rai qualified in 2015 and spent time working in a busy NHS and private practice, where he first began developing his interest in dental implants and minimally invasive cosmetic dentistry.

Kunal has kept abreast of the latest developments in techniques and materials in both fields, training with some of the world's foremost clinicians and academics.

In addition to his work at City Dental, Kunal is a teacher at Leeds Dental School, where he supports final year students' education in restorative dentistry. He is also a clinical advisor and mentor for Invisalign.

Kunal is a member of the British Dental Association, the Association of Dental Implantology and the International Team for Implantology.

He was a finalist for the Best Young Dentist award in 2020 and 2021 and is a prolific author in dental press and journals.


BChD University of Leeds 2019 - GDC Reg. No.: 283914 Deksha

After graduating from the University of Leeds in 2019, I continued training to expand the range of services I offer my patients and discovered a love of smile makeovers and facial aesthetics.

I take part in dental public health initiatives and am especially interested in research and publication. I’ve contributed to many projects, including one exploring the impact of antibiotic resistance on dental care.

I’m committed to staying up-to-date with evidence-based dentistry to provide my patients with personalised, science-supported care.

In my free, I love to travel and sample new cuisines.



Hi, I’m Nicola. I qualified from Leeds Dental Institute in 2005.I’m the hygienist here at City Dental and I joined the practice in 2006. It is my job to look after your oral health and check that your gums and mouth are healthy. I will also clean your teeth and offer advice on how to maintain a good oral hygiene programme at home, including the use of toothbrushes, tepe brushes and dental floss. Prevention is the key to a healthy smile and our aim here at City Dental is to ensure that we take good care of your smile. When I’m not at work I enjoy spending time with family, socialising with my friends, going on walks with my dog and going to the gym.



Hi, I'm Abi! I've recently joined City Dental as a Dental nurse as I’ve just got married and moved from Lancashire to Yorkshire. What attracted me to Dental nursing was the fact that no two days are the same and there’s always new fun and interesting aspects to learn and experience and now I’ve got 4 years Dental Nursing experience. I am a bubbly, warm character and express this with patients making them feel at ease. One of my favourite aspects of my job is watching the way cosmetic treatment can change someone’s life - not only in their appearance but seeing their confidence in their new smile shine through too, it really is one of the most rewarding feelings. After joining City Dental they have made me feel very welcome and right at home which has helped me a lot with moving away from family, I feel very lucky to be apart of such a lovely team!

In my spare time I enjoy socialising with friends and family and settling into this new city with my husband.



Hi, I’m Becky.

I am a qualified dental nurse, I gained my qualification in 2018. I have recently moved to Yorkshire from Norfolk to start studying to become a dental hygienist and therapist. I joined City Dental in July 2021 and feel very lucky to be part of such a great team and excited for this new chapter in my life.

Aside from work, I enjoy spending time with my friends and visiting my family when I can. I also love travelling and walking so exploring this new city is very exciting.



Hello , I'm Meena .

I am an overseas qualified Dentist. I started my work journey with City Dental in 2021 as a Trainee dental nurse. I am passionate about my job as I love helping people to put on their best smile.

Also providing the most advance dental care in a comfortable and pleasant atmosphere.

In the future , I want to complete my qualification exams to progress my career.

Besides work , I love to have quality time with my family and friends.



Hi, I'm Amy!

I've only recently joined City Dental, but feel I have been part of the City Dental family for years! They have been so welcoming, and I am extremely lucky to be part of such an amazing team! I am a fully qualified dental nurse; I gained my qualification in 2016. As you can tell by my accent I moved from Hertfordshire to Leeds 5 years ago, and have not looked back since! I've been described as being a warm and welcoming individual, what drew me to become a Dental nurse was the thought of making people feel comfortable and relaxed in an environment that can be quite daunting. I am always happy to have a little chat with patients and even the occasional hand holding, when need be!

Aside from work, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family. I also like going to Cabaret/theatre shows at any given opportunity! I also enjoy singing and dancing too (even though I may not be very good at it!)



Hi I'm Bryna!

I have recently moved to Leeds from New Zealand with my partner. I was a qualified dental nurse for 4 years working in general dentistry and orthodontics but am now starting my new journey as a receptionist here at City Dental! I hope to be a welcoming face to all patients when they come into the practice and help in any way I can.

Outside of work I like spending time with my family/friends, walking my dog, exploring different areas and traveling when I can.



Hi I'm Sophie!

I’ve recently joined the City Dental team on reception, this is a new career choice for me after previously working in a solicitor’s. I am enjoying learning new skills and expanding my knowledge within dentistry. I am lucky to be apart of such a great and supportive team, whilst helping patients to achieve a brighter smile!

In my spare time, I enjoy going on walks and site seeing. I love illustrating as I have a passion for anything arty. I also like music and enjoy a good gig!



Hi, I'm Grace!

I recently joined City Dental in March to start my journey in dentistry. I am a trainee dental nurse and I am loving my time here! Being a part of an amazing team motivates me to progress in my apprenticeship and eventually become a fully qualified dental nurse. I enjoy working alongside the dentists and being a part of every patient's journey to achieve their smile transformations'.