Born in Kenya, Africa, Dr. Patel moved to Tampa, Fl at the age of 11. After completing her early education here she attended the University of Florida where she earned her degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition. It was at this stage she realized the importance of oral health on systemic health. Dr. Patel furthered her knowledge by completing an intensive one year Masters in Biomedical Sciences at Barry University before attending Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, MA for her doctorate. After graduating, Dr. Patel decided she wanted to move back to sunny Florida and has been practicing in Tampa ever since.
Dr. Patel stays up to date with the latest in dental research, technology and materials. She strives to deliver painless and efficient treatment in a comforting, stress free environment. She actively participates in continuing education to expand on her clinical expertise and knowledge. She is affiliated with the American Dental Association and its constituents and the Academy of General Dentistry.
Dr. Patel believes that your smile is your greatest asset. She realizes that each patient is unique and will take the time to listen to your needs to achieve your individual dental goals. Whether it’s time to undergo that smile makeover you have always wanted or simply fix that throbbing tooth, she has the clinical experience and expertise to produce a beautiful and healthy result.
When out of the office, you can find Dr. Patel dining all over the bay area as she considers herself to be a “Foodie”. In fact, she challenges you to name a restaurant she has not been to yet! To work off those calories, Dr. Patel enjoys running outside, doing barre, and traveling with her favorite travel partner, her husband.