About Us

General, Cosmetic, and Restorative Dentistry

Our Aim Is To provide High Quality Dentistry

We believe that your visit should be a pleasant experience. Our aim is to provide high quality dentistry, extensive preventative advice and good customer service, in a pleasant environment.

To register at the practice, please contact us to book an appointment for an initial consultation.

Typically, this will take around 30 minutes, so please make sure that you allow enough time. We will carry out a thorough examination of your mouth, teeth and gums, and provide full explanations of any treatments required together with a full written estimate of costs.

Prevention in Dentistry

Ruddington Dental Practice is a family orientated, mainly private dental practice. We believe that prevention in dentistry is much better for our patients than trying to repair the ravages of dental disease. This is why we will spend time with you discussing your diet and tooth cleaning techniques as well as encouraging regular attendance at a time interval tailored to your needs. If we correct the cause, then long term your need for actual reparative treatment will be less.

Dental Health for Children

Seeing a dentist form a young age ensures that your child benefits from the best preventative advice. We can identify and minimise possible dental problems in the future. We have a range of options for your children’s dental health.

Meet The Team

We are committed to offering high quality dentistry and maintaining the professional standards required by the General Dental Council. We will keep up to date with the latest techniques and materials and our equipment and procedures mean that we can offer a high standard of treatment with no risk of cross infection.

Please see the website of the General Dental Council at www.gdc-uk.org for further information.


Principal Dentist

GDC No. 81215

View Bio

Amar Patel, our principal dentist joined the team in 2009. Amar qualified in 2002 with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) from the University of Sheffield, and became our principal dentist in 2013. He has embraced the ethos at Ruddington and continually strives to keep updated with the new developments in the dental field. He has a keen interest in Endodontology (Root Canal Treatment) and has been awarded a Postgraduate Certificate in Endodontology from the University of Chester in 2015. He aims to further the range of treatments he provides by undertaking further postgraduate education in the near future.

Out of work Amar has no choice but to keep active with his two, sporting mad boys. He enjoys travelling, participating in tennis, football, road cycling and oil/acrylic painting when time allows. Amar has completed the 1-2-1 Implant training course at Sheffield University and is now looking to offer the provision of Dental Implants at Ruddington Dental Practice.


Associate Dentist

GDC No. 62129

View Bio

Nicola Sorrell qualified from the Liverpool University Dental School in 1987, and moved to Nottingham a few years later. Nicola began working in Ruddington in January 1993 taking over the Practice in the village, owning and running it for over 20 years.

She now work in the practice on a part-time basis providing all aspects of general dental care and cosmetic dentistry.  Recently she trained in the cosmetic treatment of fine lines using Botulinum and Dermal Fillers, both of which she is now providing at the practice.  Her focus has always been on providing treatment at the highest clinical standards with personal and caring attention.

Out of work she is a keen golfer and ardent dog lover.


Associate Dentist

GDC No. 157084

View Bio

Ahmad Al-Shammary qualified from the University of Baghdad in 2005 with a bachelor of dental surgery, he then finished the UK dental qualification exam in 2008 and since has been practicing providing all aspect of general dentistry.

Ahmad has a special interest in orthodontics (straightening of teeth) and was awarded a post graduate diploma in orthodontics from the University of Warwick in 2018 and is planning to finish his master degree in the future, he also finished a post graduate course in clear aligners (Invisalign).

Ahmad has recently joined our practice, he provides orthodontic treatment as well as general dentistry.

Out of work, he is busy with his little family, he likes swimming and cycling with his two boys.


Associate Dentist

GDC No. 271257

View Bio

Alexander Jackson qualified from Newcastle University Dental School in 2017.
He practices all types of general dentistry, with a keen interest in
restoring patient smiles using both removal prosthodontics (false teeth;
dentures) and fixed prosthodontics (crowns, bridges, veneers).

Alexander moved back to Nottingham, where he grew up, in 2020 with his
girlfriend and cat. Aside from dentistry, he enjoys road cycling and


Practice Manager

GDC No. 150335

View Bio

Selina re-joined the team in April 2011 after previously working for Miss Nicola Sorrell back in 1999 where she trained and qualified as a Dental Nurse in 2001. Selina has also gained a certificate in Oral Health Education and is able to run Oral Health sessions at the practice as and when required. Selina is a senior member of our team and is currently working towards settling into her new job role as Practice Manager. Selina lives in Nottingham with her husband and her 2 children and her hobbies include keeping fit, travelling and making handmade crafts.


Dental Hygienist

GDC No. 139438

View Bio

Abbi joined the practice in 2011 after completing her studies at Cardiff University. Prior to this Abbi was a dental nurse in her home town of Coventry. As a Hygienist, Abbi enjoys promoting preventative measures aimed at maintaining a healthy smile. Abbi lives in Nottingham with her husband and 1 year old daughter. Outside of work she enjoys running, gradually building to long distance and participates in numerous charity runs throughout the year.


Senior Dental Nurse

GDC No. 270511

View Bio

Demi-Leigh joined the team at Ruddington in 2015 as a trainee Dental Nurse, after qualifying in hairdressing. She has now achieved her Dental Nursing Level 3 Diploma and has thoroughly enjoyed her journey in becoming competent in her job role as a dental nurse. She is looking into furthering her dental career by undertaking Dental Radiography and/or Oral health education in the near future. In her spare time, she uses her hairdressing skills as a hobby and dedicates the rest of her time to her loved ones. She enjoys travelling and days out.


Dental Nurse

GDC no: 286762

View Bio

Emma joined the team at Ruddington in July 2016 and completed her level 3 Dental nursing Diploma in April 2019. Emma is now thoroughly enjoying her new career and finds the role extremely rewarding. Emma is very interested in dental implants and is considering a post qualification in this in the near future. In her spare time, she likes to keep active, but most of her time is dedicated to her daughter. They enjoy days out, parks and cinema trips.


Senior Dental Nurse

GDC no: 260024

View Bio

Callum has been a qualified dental nurse for 6 years and has been part of our team since April 2019. He has previously worked at another dental practice covering roles as a receptionist and local sterilisation unit supervisor. In the future Callum would like to start courses in dental health education and dental practice management. Callum enjoys socialising with friends outside of work and represents his local football club AFC Bridgford.


Trainee Dental Nurse


View Bio

Jodi joined the team at Ruddington in October 2020 as a trainee Dental Nurse. Jodi came to us fresh from school and is currently working towards her level 3 Dental Nursing diploma.

Jodi is thriving in her new role and can’t wait to become a qualified Dental Nurse. In Jodi’s spare time she enjoys spending quality time with her family and her dog Max.



Trainee Dental Nurse


View Bio

Channay joined the team at Ruddington in August 2020 as a trainee Dental Nurse and is currently working towards her level 3 Dental Nursing diploma. Channay has previous work experience in Care as a mental health support worker and is now able to adapt past work experience into her new role.

Channay enjoys spending time with her family, socialising with friends and travelling.


Dental Receptionist

GDC no: 111945

View Bio

Julie joined the team at Ruddington in August 2020 as a Dental receptionist. Julie has over 40 years’ experience in the dental world,  from Dental Nursing to admin roles. Julie thoroughly enjoys front of house and has become a popular friendly face to all of our patients.

Outside of work Julie enjoys keeping fit, swimming and spending time with her 2 grandchildren.