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Our Team

Passionate about what we do, at Gorse Covert Dental Practice we are a team of approachable, caring and highly experienced dental professionals keen to do our best to help our patients smile with confidence. With a dedication to dentistry of the highest standard, each member of our team undertakes continuing professional development to ensure they are able to keep abreast of the latest developments and techniques in modern implant and cosmetic dentistry.


  • GDC no. 66113

    Dr Nilesh R Shah BDS M.Med.Sci. (Dental Implantology - Univ. of Sheffield) MFGDP(UK) PG Dip Ed - Principal Dentist

    After joining the team in 1992 and then progressing to become a partner in 1994, Nilesh became the Principal Dentist of Gorse Covert Dental Practice in 2009.

    With a Masters Degree in Oral Implantology from the University of Sheffield and a special interest in Cosmetic Dentistry, Implantology and Oral Surgery, Nilesh has trained at the internationally renowned 'Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education' in Miami, USA.

    As the first dentally qualified ISO 9000 Quality Assurance Manager in the UK, the winner of a Research Prize for Dental Implant related research from the Association of Dental Implantology and the holder of a Certificate in Counselling Skills from the University of Nottingham, Nilesh is a highly respected dental clinican who places great importance on the role of education in his ongoing professional and personal development.

    Nilesh also supports the development of other dental professionals through his role as a Clinical Mentor for Astra Tech, 3M ESPE and the Association of Implantology. In addition, he lectures nationally and internationally on Dental Implants and lectures at the University of Salford on their Implantology Masters Programme. He is also an Examiner for the FGDP(UK), a foundation Dentist Trainer and has been an Examiner for membership of joint dental faculties MJDF Royal College of Surgeons since 1998.

    Nilesh speaks Gujarati. He is father to Neha and Aaran and is a demon badminton player and deadly golfer.

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  • Dr Rahul Parekh

    GDC no. 211128

    Dr Rahul Parekh BChD, MFDS (Glasgow) - Associate Dentist

    Rahul joined Gorse Covert Dental Practice in September 2014 and is keen to learn new techniques to provide his patients with broader treatment options.

    He qualified in 2011 from Leeds Dental Institute with Merit and then spent one year as a foundation trainee in Cleckheaton (West Yorkshire). He went on to spend a further year at York District Hospital as a Senior House Officer in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery to improve his oral surgical skills. During this time, he presented an audit at regional level on the success rates of removal of facial basal cell carcinomas (skin cancer) and also passed the necessary exams to achieve Membership in the Faculty of Dental Surgery (Glasgow).

    Rahul enjoys all aspects of dentistry and is always attending courses to improve his skill set & knowledge to become a better dentist. He is currently studying for The Royal College Diploma in Restorative Dentistry and is a provider of Invisalign which is a clear orthodontic aligner which allows you to straighten your teeth discreetly. He is also trained in providing botulinum toxin (Azzalure®) and dermal fillers (Restylane®) for anti-wrinkle treatment around the eyes, forehead, eyebrows and lips for patients that would like to improve the appearance and help boost their self confidence.

    Outside of work Rahul enjoys travelling and food (he says, "Who doesn't love food?!"). His main dislikes are traffic (argh!), roadworks and rain! He plays squash, football and cycles in his spare time and is also a PADI qualified open water diver.

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  • GDC no. 54721

    Dr Andrew Toy BDS M.Med.Sci. MFGDP(UK) - Associate Dentist and Platinum Invisalign Provider

    Andrew qualified as a dentist from Bristol University in 1980. He has been treating patients with fixed and removable braces since 1981, completing the 2 year part-time Orthodontics course at Sheffield University in the mid 1990's.

    With a special interest in Invisalign Clear Aligners, Andrew started using the Invisalign advanced teeth straightening system in 2007. Since then he has developed his skills to become one of the most experienced Invisalign practitioners in the UK - with over 300 patients in treatment.

    Gaining 'Platinum Invisalign Provider' status in 2010, Andrew is an accredited Invisalign Teen Provider and has been selected as a Clinical Lecturer on Invisalign for Align Tech UK. When lecturing, Andrew teaches dentists and their teams throughout the UK and Ireland how to best use the Invisalign system to help patients achieve the perfect smiles they are looking for.

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  • Dr Hamzah Suliman

    GDC no. 277550

    Dr Hamzah Suliman, BDS (Liverpool) - Foundation Dentist

    Dr Hamzah Suliman graduated from University of Liverpool with Distinction in Restorative dentistry and in Oral health. Hamzah has a gentle, friendly and caring approach to his patients which fits in with his ethos of treating his patients as though they are his own family. Hamzah has a keen interest in Oral surgery and Cosmetic dentistry and would like to further his skill-set to provide the best treatment possible to his patients.

    He is really passionate and inquisitive about dentistry, he strives to be a perfectionist in what he does, this benefits his patient’s with quality treatment and the ability to regain the confidence in their smile.

    Away from the practice, Hamzah enjoys time with his close ones as well as being a keen traveller to different parts of the world with his family and friends. He enjoys leading an active lifestyle, enjoining various sports including cricket, football, badminton and martial arts. Hamzah is a huge fan of food, he loves experiencing different cuisines from all over the world - he states to be a great cook, however this cannot yet be confirmed! Hamzah is an avid Liverpool F.C fan thus ingrained within him is the core belief that all his patients at Gorse Covert Dental will be treated as a big family and ‘You’ll never smile alone!’

  • GDC no. 112560

    Dina Revell RDN - Practice Manager

    Dina has worked at Gorse Covert Dental Practice since 1986 so she is definatly a part of the furniture. She is an NEBDN qualified dental nurse and also has an NVQ level 3 in business administration. Dina's hobbies outside of work are swimming, body balance, cycling, watching movies and enjoying a holiday.

    She loves her feline friend GT and of course her husband. Another enjoyment of Dina's is the summer time and eating out.

    Her dislikes are gardening, spicy foods and winter.

  • Rebecca Commons - Receptionist

    Nominated as ‘Best Receptionist of the Year’ at the Dental Awards 2016, Rebecca is our main receptionist at Gorse Covert Dental Practice. Knowledgeable about many aspects of our practice, she is friendly, caring and always happy to help our patients with any questions or queries they may have.

    In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her two beautiful daughters, walking her four legged friend Ralf and meeting up with friends.

    Her dislikes are snakes and liver and onions!

  • GDC no. 200533

    Melissa Hodgkinson RDN - Dental Nurse

    Mel started at gorse covert dental practice in April 2014. She is an NEBDN qualified dental nurse, NEBDN qualified Oral Health Educator and also has a qualification in taking dental radiographs. Mel carries out many duties at the practice, you may see her nursing in the surgery, on reception, co-ordination your treatment plans or even doing practice managerial jobs alongside Dina.

    Outside of work mel enjoys shopping, socialising and going on holiday.

    Her main dislikes are brussell sprouts.

  • GDC no. 116711

    Kelly Harlow RDN - Dental Nurse

    Kelly started at gorse covert dental practice in April 2015. She is an NEBDN qualified Dental Nurse and NEBDN qualified in Dental radiography. Kelly has a wealth of knowledge as has been a dental nurse for 14 years.

    You will mostly see Kelly working alongside our associate dentist Rahul but she will turn her hand to anything and nothing is too much trouble. Outside of work Kelly enjoys spending time with her Husband and taking 'Ozzy' her dog for long walks. Her dislikes are inconsiderate people and pesky mosquitoes.

  • GDC no. 247484

    Lauren Crow – Dental Nurse

    Qualified in 2014 and began working at Gorse Covert in June 2016.

    Lauren enjoys cooking and baking in her spare time and is Harry Potter fanatic.

    Her dislikes include cold weather and getting older.