Your Local,Friendly Dentists

We are a mixed NHS and private practice. We offer general dental services along with implants, invisalign, oral hygiene, teeth whitening and facial aesthetics treatments.

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Have Confidence In Your Smile

Having been established within Hitchin for over 60 years we pride ourselves in providing a dental experience for clients for years to come.

At No.1 High Street Dental Practice, we appreciate difficulties patients have in visiting the dentist. As such have made it our aim to provide a friendly, warm and considerate environment for each and every patient. You will feel confident and at ease with the quality of dental care you receive.

We specialise in numerous in-house treatments. Our team reflects the experience and skills required to provide an all round service. We at No.1 High Street Dental Practice believe you should given the best treatment available without compromise.

Meet The Team

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Dr Kiran Devitt

Kiran is the Principal Dentist. She qualified as a Dentist in 2008 from the University of Birmingham. Since qualifying, she has worked at busy practices providing quality care for her patients. She has a real passion for treating anxious patients and making a trip to the dentist as easy as possible.

Kiran has completed her certificate in Restorative Dental Practice Eastmans, is a provider of invisible braces and has recently turned her hand to Facial Aesthetics. Kiran is able to provide advance anti-wrinkle and Dermal filler treatment to meet the client’s needs, and her background in Dentistry gives her a greater aesthetic eye for facial anatomy.

Kiran has completed her Post Graduate certificate in Dental Education and plays an active role in supervising and supporting newly qualified dentists. She has also been elected on to the Local Dental Committee.

Kiran is there to guide you through slight beautification or more advanced treatments in an ethical manner, so that clients feel comfortable, look fresh and rejuvenated. Outside of work, Kiran enjoys running and spending time with family and friends.

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Dr Dip Malde

Dip was born in Kenya and moved to the UK in 2006 to study dentistry. He completed his dental undergraduate training from King’s College in 2011, passing with Honours. He has since worked at a number of dental practices in the Midlands, London, Hertfordshire and Essex. His passion for dentistry and pursuit to achieve clinical excellence has led him to undertake several courses over the past few years. Dip has a special interest in implant dentistry and periodontology. He is currently close to completion of the Masters in Periodontology at the University of Essex, with the view to becoming a periodontal specialist list one day.

Dip is known for his attention to detail and wanting to achieve the best possible result in every case he undertakes, be it dental implants, periodontal surgery and everything else in between. He has a calm and gentle manner, putting even the most nervous patient at ease. He always puts his patients first and adopts a flexible bespoke approach with every client.

To find out more about Dip, his services and what his patients have to say about him, visit his website

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Dr Nikita Patel

Nikita qualified from Birmingham Dental School and has been practicing in the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire area for many years.

Nikita joined the team in 2013 and has been here ever since! Over the years she has been on several courses which has helped develop her skills to offer patients a variety of treatment options including invisalign and aesthetic composites.

When not in surgery Nikita enjoys spending time with her family, keeping fit and hiking!

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Dee unadkat

Dee joined the team in 2019 and has been a great asset to No 1 High Street Dental Practice. She qualified as a Dental nurse in 2021 and soon after embraced the role of head nurse.

You can find her in surgery working alongside all the clinicians and more closely with our periodontal and implant Dentist Dr Dip Malde. She has a real passion for patient care and ensuring that patients have a smooth journey when it comes to treatment. In her spare time she likes to bake, exercise and spend time with her family.

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Jenny Grimes

My name is Jenny, I began working at the surgery in March 1978. I started as a dental nurse and receptionist, but now In my 44th year I mainly work on reception.

I have made a lot of friends over the years and still enjoy the job enormously.

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Maria James

My name is Maria, I have worked at the practice for 26 years as a dental nurse/receptionist, I enjoy going to the gym and running, I’m often seen pounding the streets, I also enjoy football and am a season ticket holder at Tottenham.

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Leah Duffy

Leah joined the team in February 2023 as an apprentice dental nurse. She is enjoying how to assist in treatments and learning new techniques. She is a bubbly person and loves to make patients feel comfortable when they attend the practice.

In her spare time she likes to read and socialise with her friends whilst keeping up with her studies. You may see Leah cycling to and from work.

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Sydney Evans

Sydney joined the practice in May 2023 as an apprentice dental nurse. She has a keen interest in learning all about the different treatments that are offered at the practice and works closely alongside the Hygienist.

In her spare time she enjoys taking care of her loved ones including her beloved pet cats Onyx and Arlo.