Dr Alison Lockyer – Dentist and Practice Owner

Qualification BDS Edinburgh 1980 (UK) – GDC No. 54140

Alison is the Practice Owner and has worked in general dentistry for over 35 years. She started Number One Dental Practice in 1995 when she moved to Leicester.
Alison’s working days at the practice are Monday, Thursday and Friday, when she can offer joint appointments, with our Dental Therapist – Kate.

Kate White – Oral Hygiene Therapist

 Qualification RDN Dip He Dental Hygiene         Therapist (UK) – GDC No. 20163

Kate is the Dental Therapist at the practice, her role is to help you achieve good dental health and maintain your gums and teeth.

A Dental Therapist has all the skills and training of a Dental Hygienist, but can also carry out some dental treatments, such as fillings and taking x-rays.

Kate graduated from Sheffield Dental Hospital in 2011 and joined our practice in April 2012, she has a kind and friendly mannerism which is often complimented, particularly amongst anxious patients.

Lesley Trivett

Qualification BDS London 1979 (UK) – GDC No. 53778

Lesley is our associate dentist. She started at Number One Dental Practice in 2018.

Claire Rushin – Receptionist

Receptionist and Personnel Manager

Claire has been at Number One Dental Practice for over 20 years- since it opened. She loves working with people and has been in dentistry for all of her working life; first as a Dental Nurse, she is now personnel manager and part time receptionist.

Our Dental Nurses…


Qualification RDN – GDC No. 111562

Donna has been with Number One Dental Practice for 13 years and has built up good relationships with patients past and present. She has undertaken further training to take x-rays and impressions.


Qualification RDN – GDC No. 161331

Lucy has been working at Number One Dental Practice for 11 years, her calming nature notably generates confidence in our nervous patients. Also a qualified Oral Health Educator, Lucy can see patients directly to discuss proposed treatments, oral hygiene habits or any concerns about treatments.


Apprentice dental nurse

Ciya is undertaking a two year apprenticeship with us to become a dental nurse. She is interested in becoming a dental therapist eventually. She started with us at the beginning of 2019, and is friendly, welcoming and chatty. You will mostly see her working alongside Alison.

K3 Dental

Sheena Kotecha
Dr Sheena Kotecha – Consultant Orthodontist

Qualification FDS (Orth) MPhil MOrth RSC (Edin) PG Cert Med Ed BDS Hons (London)- GDC No. 83698

Sheena is part of the K3 Dental, the specialist division team that is based at Number One Dental. Sheena qualified with honours from Guy’s, Kings and St Thomas School of Medicine and Dentistry where she was runner up for the London Gold Medal. She completed specialist training in Orthodontics at Birmingham Dental Hospital in 2011 and did a further two years of training to reach consultant level. She was awarded a clinical prize from the British Orthodontic Society in 2012.

She is currently a Consultant at Birmingham Dental Hospital and University Hospitals North Midlands where she has a significant role in training future orthodontists. Her special interests include the management of missing teeth and adult orthodontics. She focuses on providing patients with high quality care in a friendly and caring manner.

Sunny Kotecha