Meet the team

Award-winning orthodontists

Mandeep S Gosal

Specialist Orthodontist

BDS (Shef) BMedSci (Hons) MSc MOrth RCSEd

GDC Number: 82851

Mandeep qualified from The University of Sheffield Dental School in 2003. After gaining a varied experience in paediatric dentistry and orthodontics, he took up an Honorary Clinical Tutor post at King’s College London. Mandeep was involved in training and examining future dentists in paediatric dentistry. This lead to an appointment as a Registrar in Orthodontics at King’s College Hospital and St George’s Hospital in 2010. He successfully completed his specialist training winning the William Houston Gold Medal for the most meritorious MOrth exam performance and a Distinction award in his Masters in Orthodontic Science degree.

For the last twelve years Mandeep’s dental practice has been exclusively limited to orthodontics only, and he enjoys creating beautiful smiles for children and adult patients, with a particular interest in complicated multi-disciplinary cases and using adult-friendly aesthetic braces.

Mandeep has published articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals, and is actively involved in research to help further the professions knowledge in the field of orthodontics. This commitment to professional development and research helps him to stay at the forefront of orthodontic knowledge, and apply this knowledge to his clinical practice.

Mandeep is Founder and Director of The Ortho Course – a nationwide education format and course for dentists, helping them excel in orthodontics.

Outside work, Mandeep enjoys spending time with his wife and three young girls, and spending long Sunday mornings out on his bike. Although his tennis career never materialised, he enjoys watching the professionals.

Bal Gosal

General Dental Practitioner

BDS (Shef) BSc BioMedical Science (Hons), MJDF

GDC Number: 83616

Bal studied dentistry at The University of Sheffield after receiving an Honours degree in Biomedical Sciences. She qualified as a dentist in 2004 and has since worked in general practice part-time whist bringing up three young children.

She is committed to post-graduate education and received her Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties (MJDF) in 2014.

Whilst working in practice she developed a keen interest in paediatric dentistry, oral surgery and orthodontics. She completed her Masters degree in Orthodontics through Warwick University. She has aspirations to present some truly prize worthy cases.

During the little free time Bal has, away from work, studying and bringing up children, she enjoys relaxation through yoga and shopping. She keeps fit by regularly going to the gym and running around after three kids.

Claire Skidmore

Receptionist and Referral Manager

Claire has been the receptionist at the practice since 2010 and manages child and adult referrals from local dentists. 

Claire enjoys meeting new people and says the best part of her job is seeing patient’s confidence grow through their treatment.

Claire is married to Nigel and is a mum to Esme and fur baby Bruno. She enjoys spending time walking and cooking great food.

Claire is also our dedicated practice spider catcher.

Mary-Anne Bond

Orthodontic Therapist

GDC Number: 139012

Mary-Anne is a qualified Orthodontic Therapist and has been part of our team since 2010. Mary-Anne started off at the practice as a Dental Nurse, she gained her qualification in Dental Radiography, and later went on to complete her diploma in Orthodontic therapy and is a valued member of our team.

Mary-Anne is our very own Rocky Balboa at the practice, having won 2 boxing fights & is currently training towards her 3rd unlicensed fight in November. Hoping to win her first title belt.

In her spare time Mary-Anne enjoys keeping fit, socialising, spending time with her Husband Lee and friends and family.

Nicola Gilbert

Dental Nurse

GDC Number: 133709

Nicola has been at the practice since 2003 and is a very experienced dental nurse, as well as the practice chatterbox. 

In 2010 she qualified in Dental Radiography. 

She is a highly motivated individual, which helps in life as a competitive bodybuilder who now runs her own IBFA show and competition tanning company A1 Tan. 

She also likes spending time with beloved husband Kenny G and son Levi.

Donna Rowbotham

Practice Manager

GDC Number: 111400

Donna has worked at Loughborough Orthodontic & Implant Clinic since 2007; she manages and oversees the day to day running of the practice.

She loves that every day is different and that there is always a new challenge to overcome.

Donna is proud that the practice is constantly evolving with new technological advances and equipment; she strives to support the whole team to be the best they can be and ensures that every patient receives the best possible care.

In her spare time Donna enjoys travelling to new places, socialising with family and friends and country walks.

Donna Bertram

Orthodontic Therapist

GDC Number: 133331

Donna has worked in dentistry for 25 years experiencing many aspects of the profession, and is hugely passionate about orthodontics.

She enjoys interacting with patients and achieving the best possible results. Her simple Moto is ‘every patient should complete treatment with a smile they are proud to show the world.’

In her spare time she enjoys spending quality time with her husband & the adventure of raising 3 daughters. In-between she tries to keep fit and loves looking for the next holiday destination.

Chrissie Kinach

Dental Nurse

GDC Number: 279165

Chrissie has been a valued member of the dental team since 2018. Chrissie is keen to develop her career in dentistry and has completed a number of post qualifications since being at the practice which include; Dental Radiography in 2020, Oral Hygiene and Orthodontic Nursing in 2023.

This year Chrissie is working to gain a Diploma with LSO to become an Orthodontic Therapist with the help from our Specialist Orthodontist Mandeep Gosal.

Outside of the practice, Chrissie leads a vibrant life filled with a variety of interests such as; socialising with friends and family, going on hikes or to the gym, and travelling around the world.

Phoebe Jane Hart

Treatment Coordinator

GDC Number: 287658

Grace Keyworth

Dental Nurse

GDC Number: 295773

Grace joined our team in 2023 and is currently working to gain her qualification in Dental Radiography.

As well as working in surgery, you can often find Grace singing in decon and helping our lab tech make retainers in the 3D Lab.

In her spare time Grace is a keen gardener and enjoys being around nature. She is often rescuing insects out of the surgery (just not spiders). She also enjoys staying in and seeing her friends and family.

Dixie-Leah Betts

Dental Nurse

GDC Number: 267624

Naima Ali

Dental Nurse

GDC Number: 296757

Naima joined our team in 2023, she is currently working to gain her qualification in Dental Radiography at the practice.

Naima is a bright and happy soul, who never brings a bad mood to work and keeps the practice smiling.

In her spare time she enjoys going out for dinner with friends, spending time with family and binge watching Tv shows and Netflix.

Elly Munday

Trainee Dental Nurse

Amy Bowley-Houghton

Trainee Dental Nurse

Amy joined our team in 2022 and is working towards completing her qualification in Dental Nursing.

Amy loves working at the practice especially when it comes to comforting nervous patients and seeing the end result of a confident smile, she aspires to become a dental nurse.

In Amy’s spare time she enjoys making memories with her partner Chris, her family & her Husky dog Bear.

Aggie Kukula

Lab Technician

Kate Bays


Kate has been a receptionist at the practice since 2022.

She has worked within the dental industry for over twenty years in various roles.

In her spare time she enjoys keeping active, socialising, baking and candle making. 

She also enjoys travelling to new places with her partner and daughter or friends.

Sarah Tosh


Sarah joined the reception team in 2021. 

She manages the preparation of the treatment planning clinics here at the Loughborough Orthodontics, and loves meeting new faces at the practice.

When Sarah’s not popping prosecco, she enjoys reading, socialising with friends and spending time making memories with her Husband and Son.

Arjun Patel

Associate Dentist

BDS, PG Dip (Orthodontics) PG Dip (aesthetic Restorative)

GDC Number: 271086

Arjun graduated from the University of Bristol in 2017 and has been at the practice since 2021.

Whilst developing a solid foundation of general and restorative dentistry, Arjun took a keen interest in the restorative-orthodontic interface. To enhance his knowledge and skill set, he completed a ‘Post Graduate Certificate in Advanced Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry,’ alongside a two year ‘Post Graduate Diploma in Orthodontics (Level 7).’ With our Specialist Orthodontist Mandeep Gosal.

He provides fixed orthodontics and clear aligner care to both children and adults.

Moving forward he wants to take advantage of the ever-growing sector of digital dentistry to further his work, with the aim of not only improving the treatment being delivered but also giving patients more confidence in and understanding of the work carried out.

Ketul Bagia

Associate Dentist

GDC Number: 193192

Ketul trained at Guys Hospital London, graduating in 2010 and has a special interest in Orthodontics.

He completed postgraduate training in Cosmetic Dentistry, Minimally Invasive Dentistry, Comprehensive Orthodontics, Invisalign and Full Mouth Rehabilitation.

Outside dentistry, Ketul enjoys travelling the world, having covered North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Africa. He is also a keen sportsman, often spending his spare time on the badminton court or watching football.

Chandan Hanji

Associate Dental Surgeon

BDS 2014 Interest In Sedation/Oral Surgery

GDC Number: 251424

Chandan qualified in dentistry (BDS) with honours from Kings College, University of London in 2014, having also completed a BSc in Neuroscience with Basic Dental Sciences.

He gained experience in general dental practice in the Oxford Deanery before undertaking training in a Special Care Dental Service treating adults and children with special needs and dental phobia.

Chandan has gained surgical experience working as a Senior House Officer in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS) in the West Midlands and have gained a Diploma of Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties at The Royal College of Surgeons of England (MJDF RCS Eng) I now split my time working as a doctor in OMFS providing oral surgery services at Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust and providing surgical & sedation services here at Loughborough Orthodontics & Implant Clinic.
Chandan enjoys providing surgical treatments and treating anxious patients.