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.

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. 161331

Lucy has been working at Number One Dental Practice for 13 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.

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

Sunny graduated in 2008 with distinction in clinical dentistry from the University of Birmingham and has gained extensive experience in various hospital positions in oral surgery, periodontics, prosthodontic endodontic and oral and maxillofacial surgeries in addition to general practice.

Sunny is a firm believer in continuing education and has obtained his diploma from the Joint Dental Faculties of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2011 and a Masters in Dental Implantology from the University of Manchester, where he has worked as an honorary clinical lecturer.

He currently works in general practice and is a specialist prosthodontist in training at King’s College, Guy’s Hospital London. Sunny is an active member of the International Team for Implantology (ITi) and is a member of the British Society of Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry-UK.
Sunny prides himself in the compassionate, caring ethical manner in which he treats his patients. 

Mr Daniel Saund

Associate Dentist
Consultant in Oral Surgery


GDC No. 80868

Daniel qualified from Bristol University in 2002. He has trained at the Royal Shrewsbury, Princess Royal Telford, Queen Elizabeth and Birmingham Dental Hospitals.

He has passed his MFGDP, MFDSRCS, MJDFRCS post graduate examinations and has successfully completed his consultant training in Oral Surgery. Daniel has over 10 years experience in Oral Surgery and works as a consultant at Birmingham Dental Hospital and is clinical lead for Oral Surgery at Sandwell General Hospital.

He teaches oral surgery to undergraduate and postgraduate students, and has widely presented and published on his specialist field both nationally and internationally. He places a great emphasis on ensuring his patients remain at ease and are
comfortable whilst undergoing surgical treatment.

Daniel is fully trained to provide treatment under sedation and has extensive experience in the management of nervous patients. He has a special interest in the management of jaw joint problems and dental implants.

Dr Viren Vithlani

Associate Dentist
Specialist Registrar in Periodontics
King’s College, Guy’s Hospital London

BDS (Birm), MFDS RCS (Ed)

GDC No. 113471

Viren graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2007 and has a breadth of experience from working in general practice, post-graduate training in hospital dentistry and carrying out research to stay at the forefront of dentistry. Following training posts in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Restorative Dentistry, in 2009, he gained membership of the faculty of dental surgeons with the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh. 

Viren has since embarked on a fully accredited specialist training programme in Periodontology (the prevention and management of gum problems and implants) and currently works at Guy’s Hospital in London. He has a special interest in treating nervous patients with advanced gum disease, cosmetic root coverage for gum recession and regenerative periodontics. 

Viren has worked as a specialty dentist and honorary research fellow at Birmingham Dental Hospital managing patients with gum problems, teaching undergraduate dental students and treating patients on a referral basis.