Our Team

Find out more about the dentists and hygienist at Parklands Dental Care

Our Dentists

Mehul  Patel

Mehul Patel
BDS

Mehul graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2008. He has a keen interest in restorative and cosmetic dentistry, having helped many patients achieve the smile they have always wanted. He very much enjoys working with anxious patients helping put them at ease, treating them in a calm and friendly atmosphere.

Mehul is very committed to providing high quality Dental Care to those most in need, he demonstrates this by dedicating much of his time to providing sound NHS dentistry. Having taken ownership of Parklands Dental Care in 2012 he has spent much time adapting and introducing new equipment and services to the Practice so that the team are able to provide high quality treatment at the forefront of current Oral Health thinking. He has the support of a hard working team to help achieve this.

When away from work, Mehul enjoys getting active going to the gym regularly and playing sport. He is a confessed foodie, enjoys trips to the cinema and admits to being a petrol head in his spare time.

GDC No: 150346

Lorna  Ward

Lorna Ward
BChD

Lorna trained in Leeds and continued her education in York District Hospital before returning home to Nottingham.

Lorna’s main motivation as a dentist is to increase access to good dental care for more people, based on creating a caring and welcoming atmosphere. To aid in this approach she has attended post graduate training at Bristol University in Special Care Dentistry and Dentistry for Older Patients.
Lorna believes in a holistic approach to dental care and often uses simple calming techniques to make a trip to the practice a more positive experience. As part of her holistic approach Lorna has also trained in facial aesthetics.

Living in Nottingham with her husband and daughter; she describes herself as “a first time mum who is trying to learn to love exercise and is a fan of baking”.

With a happy and cheerful demeanour you will know if Lorna is in the Practice as you will often hear her laughter from the waiting room.

GDC No: 153586

Ajit  Pankhania

Ajit Pankhania
BDS MFDS RCPS(Glasg)

Ajit graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2014. He is a caring professional who takes pride in making sure every patient is treated in a calm and comfortable environment.

Ajit provides a range of dental treatments and is committed to involving patients in their treatment to help achieve the best possible results for every individual. In wanting to develop his skills further, Ajit has completed the MFDS qualification to become a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow.

Outside the world of dentistry, Ajit is a keen sports fan and is an avid supporter of Manchester Utd. He likes to keep active at the gym and is a regular cinema-goer.

GDC No: 252470

Hannah Kerr

Hannah Kerr
BDS, PG Dip, BSc (hons)

Hannah graduated from the Newcastle University in 2013 as a postgraduate having previously completed a pharmacology degree. Since then she has held a number of different posts across the country including Maxillofacial senior house officer, community dental officer and more recently has taken a post as a prison dentist, alongside her associate post. 
Having had a varied career and worked with people from all walks of life Hannah has numerous transferable skills and prides herself on strong communication in order to be able to provide effective dental care in the most patient centred and caring manner possible. Her strengths from working in community are working with children and nervous patients.
Outside of work and continuing her ‘work hard play hard’ ethos she spends her free time cooking, travelling (work schedule permitting) and visiting friends and family.

GDC No: 245155

Our Hygienist

Antonia  Kemp

Antonia Kemp
Dip DH RCS (Eng)

Antonia started her career in Dentistry in 2010 working as a Dental Nurse in Nottingham. She then went on to pursue a career in Dental Hygiene graduating from London’s Eastman Dental Hospital in June 2015. Alongside her Hygiene Diploma, Antonia also achieved the Carol Chiver’s Memorial Award for excellence in patient care and communication.

Since graduating Antonia’s kind and caring manner makes her very popular with her patients. She enjoys working together with her patients towards achieving better oral health and maintaining healthy gums and teeth.

Outside of work she enjoys keeping fit by running and swimming, spending weekends in the countryside and quality time with family and friends.

GDC No: 237339

Specialist Orthodontist

Aarti Mehta

Aarti Mehta
BDS Lon (Hons), MFDS RCS (Edin), Msc (U. Birm), MORth RCS (Edin), Specialist in Orthodontics

Aarti qualified with honours in dentistry, from King’s College London in 2010. She qualified with distinction and was awarded with numerous prizes for her clinical and academic achievements.

She elected to broaden the depth of her experience and worked in several hospitals nationally in multiple dental specialities including oral and maxillofacial surgery, community, paediatric and restorative dentistry. During this time, she published scientific articles and presented her work at national and international conferences. She also completed her qualification to become a member of the faculty of dental surgeons, with the Royal College of Surgeons.

In 2018 she completed her Orthodontic training with the University of Birmingham and graduated with a Masters in Science and was awarded her membership in Orthodontics. She was also invited to speak at British Orthodontic Conference where she won the UTG award for her scientific research. She was subsequently awarded with the Worcestershire Orthodontic Prize from the Midland Orthodontic Society. 

She is an active committee member of the British Orthodontic Society’s Orthodontic Specialist Group. She is a certified practitioner in Invisalign ‘clear’ braces, and Incognito ‘lingual’ braces.

Away from Orthodontics, Aarti enjoys travelling, eating out, keeping fit and her newest hobby is rock climbing. She’s interested in world religions and tries to practice yoga and meditation when she can. She is an active member of a local charity and gives her time once a week in helping the homeless.

SPECIALIST ORTHODONTIST  - why its different 

Having had the unique experience of being a general dentist initially and then a specialist in orthodontist, Aarti is highly trained in providing you with a custom smile tailored to your individual needs. She is involved in teaching trainee dentists at Birmingham Dental Hospital, and still teaches general dentists too. 

We’re proud here at Parklands to have a specialist on board who has the skills to provide the highest levels of care to look after our patients’ smiles appropriately. Creating smiles is what she does all day, every day, so we're confident you'll be pleased with the results. Book in to meet her and find out how passionate she is about giving you your smile back.

GDC No: 192684