Born in Houston, Dr. Patel’s family moved to Lakeland, FL when she was age of 3. Dr. Patel was admitted into the honors combined BS/DMD program at the University of Florida. This allowed her to receive both her Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Dental Medicine degrees in seven years.
Dr. Patel continued her specialty education at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, where she completed her pediatric dental residency. During this time, She had the opportunity to serve as chief resident. After completing her residency, she practiced in Jacksonville for three years.
Dr. Patel is currently a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Florida Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, and the Dental Society of Greater Orlando.
Dr. Patel says: “I am an avid fan of the University of Florida, GO GATORS! Recently I have grown to love Pure Barre workouts. When I am not at the studio or gym, I enjoy traveling, reading and cooking. I am thrilled to be back in Central Florida, which is closer to my parents who still reside in Lakeland.”