Dr. Patel was born in Chicago, IL, and grew up in the small southern town of Newton, NC. From an early age she knew she wanted to work with children, and pediatric dentistry became a perfect fit for her.
She attended the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in biology with honors and a minor in chemistry. She then continued her education at the UNC School of Dentistry, receiving her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree.
Following dental school, she completed her pediatric dental residency at Miami Children’s Hospital. This two-year hospital residency provided Dr. Patel with extensive knowledge and training in traditional behavior management, hospital dentistry, pediatric dental trauma, and caring for special-needs patients.
Dr. Patel is a board certified pediatric dentist and a Diplomat of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She is an active member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, North Carolina Dental Society, and North Carolina Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Patel strives to create a positive and comfortable experience for her patients. She looks forward to building relationships with her patients and their families with the goal to provide excellent dental care. In her spare time, Dr. Patel enjoys traveling, trying new restaurants, and spending time with her husband and daughter, family, and friends.