Karen has been part of the team since June 1996 and started working at the practice as a qualified Dental Nurse. Karen is now Practice Manger and oversees the smooth running of the practice. She is also the nominated Registered Manager for the practice with the CQC and with the support of the team ensures that the practice adheres to the most current rules and regulations.
Karen is committed in making sure that patients receive the highest standard of care and quality of treatment at all times.
I am a longstanding member of the TG’s Leicester practice team, with a wealth of experience in both dental nursing and reception.
I am always happy to meet new and existing patients alike and you are assured of a warm welcome as our patient journey is very important to me. I look forward to meeting you.
Nikki Wale - GDC Number 135027
Nikki has been with the practice for over twenty years, qualifying with the NEBDN National Certificate in 1998. Since then, she’s been actively involved in professional development and was awarded her NEBDN Certificate in Radiography in 2009. In the practice, she is the lead for Decontamination and Infection Control but also has particular interests in the practice’s minor oral surgery service and Dental Implants. Outside of work, Nikki’s a keen charity fund raiser and runner, and recently completing her first marathon has raised money for several causes including Kash4Kenya and the LRI’s paediatric oncology unit.
Ria Asawla – GDC Number 129450
Ria has been dental nursing since 2003 and has been with the TGs team since 2013. She enjoys treating all age ranges and helping to calm patients once in the dental chair. Her interests lie in aiding in implant placement and complex surgical extractions.
In her spare time Ria enjoys going for runs and frequently participates in marathon running with Nikki (see above!)
Sana Joly – GDC Number 273993
Sana joined the practice in 2017 after moving from the North West and has been working as a Dental Nurse since 2014.
She gained her qualification in 2017 with a Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing.
Sana is caring and patient and you can be sure to see her with a smile ready to help you every time you visit the practice.
In her spare time, Sana likes to bake and spend time with family and friends.
Charlotte started her role as dental receptionist in September 2014 and coming from a non-dental background has thoroughly enjoyed learning the new skills and knowledge associated with the role. Charlotte loves meeting and greeting patients into the practice and doing her upmost to help ensure a positive patient experience. In her spare time, Charlotte enjoys cooking, reading and spending time with friends and family. Charlotte is totally and completely obsessed with bunny rabbits, especially the ‘fluffy’ kind.
Tia has recently joined TG’s and is currently completing her Dental Nurses Qualification.
She is a confident and supportive member of the team.
Tia has had a new addition to her family, her beautiful puppy Blue.