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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.



Hi, I’m Kirsty and I have been part of this amazing team at City Dental since 2009. I have worked in the dental industry for over 15 years, from my first role as a dental nurse, to my current role as Practice Manager. My responsibilities include coordinating the team and overseeing the non-clinical side of the practice. This includes ensuring ever changing industry regulations are complied with. I also spend time as a treatment co-ordinator. I enjoy this role as it gives me the opportunity to regularly talk to patients and answer any question or concerns they may have about their treatment. Like every member of our practice team, our job is to ensure that every patient receives the highest standard of care possible. One of the most rewarding parts of my job is the friendships I build with patients. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my friends and family. We have a family dog so go on lots of walks. I also enjoy cooking, and a bit of baking.



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 my name is Fatima and I just recently qualified as a dental nurse in July 2020. I started working for City Dental in January 2021.

I am extremely passionate about my job as I love seeing patients on a day to day basis and ensuring that they are happy with their smile. I am interested in oral health and would love to progress my career in the future by going down the oral health route.

Outside of work, I love to go for walks with my family and friends and I enjoy trying out new food places.



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.



Hi, I’m Jane,

I qualified as a dental nurse in 2010. I have recently joined City Dental and I am very proud to be part of such an incredible team. Being part of the patient journey and delivering beautiful smiles is one of the most rewarding parts of the job. Since qualifying I have completed further training in dental implants, I have a passion in this area as it’s both interesting and rewarding, seeing patients gain a new found confidence when eating and smiling makes my job worthwhile.

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. My hobbies include rugby, running and kayaking.