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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 S Patel

BDS (Sheff) - GDC Reg. No.: 259073 Ihab

Dr S Patel known as Shaf, likes to smile and he wants to make you smile too. After qualifying from the University of Sheffield he spent time gaining further training in Nottingham and London before returning home to Yorkshire. Shaf has a keen interest in working with you to create a healthy beautiful smile. He is a certified Invisalign, QST and 6 Month Smile provider and enjoys creating brighter, straighter, more beautiful smiles in a minimally invasive manner. Outside of work, Shaf enjoys exploring (the UK and abroad), keeping fit and climbing.



Hello, I’m Kirsty, I’m the head nurse at City Dental. As well as doing my dental nursing qualification I recently also completed a radiography qualification. I have over 10 years’ experience as a dental nurse. I am able to help patients feel at ease, aware of their anxiety and sometimes fear. One of the most rewarding parts of my job is seeing how happy patients are after completing cosmetic treatment.

I also spend time as a treatment co-ordinator at the practice. I enjoy this role as it gives me an opportunity to talk to patients and answer any question they may have about their treatment.

I love my job as I am lucky to work with such an amazing team at City Dental. I am given opportunities to improve my skills by attending courses regularly.

In my spare time I enjoy training for different events. I recently completed a Triathlon. I also love spending time with my friends and family, especially my gorgeous niece and nephew.



Hi, I’m Nicola. I qualified from Leeds Dental Institute in 2005. I’m one of the hygienists at City Dental and it’s 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, dental floss and mouthwash. 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 socialising with my friends and going to the gym ( I’m participating in The Great North Run this year so the gym is necessary).



Hi, I’m Linda and I’m the receptionist at City Dental. As your first point of contact in the practice I hope my friendly, caring approachable manor helps to make you feel at ease and builds confidence in the team that will be looking after your dental needs. I thoroughly enjoy my job; my aim is to ensure that you are always happy with the quality of care you receive here and that you will always want to return to City Dental for all your future dental care. If I can ever help in any way please feel free to call me.

Out of work I have a wonderful family and I love the great times we spend together.



Hi, I'm Rosie and I'm one of the nurses here at City Dental. I have been a dental nurse for 3 years and I joined this practice in 2015 and love the team I work with. I am trained in implant surgery and orthodontic treatments as well as starting my qualification in radiography. Being a dental nurse is such a rewarding occupation as I get to see patients whether it's for a dental problem or cosmetic treatment and watch them leave with a new confidence and gratitude. I am always happy to help and ease the patients journey.

In my down time I enjoy spending time with friends and family, reading and baking.



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.



Hello! My name is Lucky and I’m a dental nurse here at City Dental.

I joined this friendly practice after qualifying from Leeds Dental Institute, following 18 months training.

I consider myself to be friendly, calm, approachable and efficient and I have an affable, reassuring and welcoming manner. I ensure that my patients are at ease and receive the best care, leaving the practice with a smile.

In my spare time, I like socialising, cinema, walking, cooking and holidays (cruises are my favourites).