Hello and thank you for taking the time to read about me.
My name is Upen and I am one of the principal dentists, and owners of The Grove Practice, alongside my twin brother Viren. We have a unique set up working together and are fortunate to be treating our patients in the ways we had envisaged, in the fantastic surroundings we want our patients to feel at home in.
A little about me…I grew up in Bedworth, Warwickshire and for a large part of my life, I have stayed around the Midlands. I married the lady of my life from Hong Kong, in April 2017. Hong Kong feels like a second home now and I love travelling, enjoying the smallest pleasures in life. I love running (maybe not repeating marathons again), skiing and hiking, and the roar at the King Power Stadium supporting my beloved Leicester City Football club! I also like learning new languages such as Spanish and have been learning how to sail in the last few years.
I graduated as a Dentist from Birmingham University in 2007. Since then, I have continued in general dentistry providing care for patients in Derby, Leicester and from 2011 – in Leamington Spa. One of my most rewarding experiences to date, took me to the rolling hills of East Lancashire, where I worked as a Senior House Officer at the very busy Royal Blackburn Hospital.
I have undertaken extended post-graduate training from internationally renowned dentists in the fields of restorative, cosmetic dentistry, and orthodontics. Last year, I was fortunate enough to head off to Key Biscayne, Florida for a 1-week residency at the world renowned Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education. I felt honoured to be invited, as only a small percentage of dentists in the world will have had this opportunity. We learn how to treat patients looking at a holistic approach, the bigger picture and mostly – about you, and not just one tooth at a time.
One of my particular fields of interests is in Orthodontics (teeth straightening) and I completed my Masters of Clinical Dentistry degree (MClinDent) in Orthodontics. In addition, I am already a fully accredited provider of orthodontic treatment options such as Invisalign (since 2009), Inman Aligner, Quick Straight Teeth. I am a member of the British Orthodontic Society, the British Dental Association, and the British Society of Dental Sleep Medicine.
All of this means that with our fabulous team, I can offer private general dentistry to the highest standards, teeth straightening of simple and more complex cases, cosmetic dental treatments like composite bonding and veneers, help manage grinding and tooth wear, jaw tension and snoring problems.
All our dentists at The Grove Practice, including myself, are the secretaries and hosts representing the region of Coventry & Warwickshire for national associations such as the British Dental Association (BDA) and Dentinal Tubules, for whom we run study clubs and evening lectures. As dentists, we are committed to staying up-to-date and fostering a community of learning and development.
Above all, my main aim is to do all I can to ensure our team, including me, are always being the best we can be to ourselves and to you, in order to offer the highest level of service to everyone. There’s more about the practice and me, on our website, please take a look!
I sincerely look forward to meeting you and getting to know you all in due course.