Meet Dr. Patel
Endodontist in Santa Cruz
I would like to welcome you to my practice where you can expect honesty, integrity, uncompromising quality of care and compassion.
While practicing as a general dentist for 8 years in southern California I developed a deep love and passion for Endodontics. The gratification that one gets by alleviating toothache and seeing a smile on the patient’s face has always attracted me to this field and it continues to do so even today.
I decided to go back to school and pursue my specialty training at the University of Medicine and Dentistry in New Jersey. I also did an extra year of Endodontic Fellowship at the University of Florida, Gainesville. I feel very lucky that I got the opportunity to work with some of the top-notch mentors and gurus in the field of Endodontics.
With the help of the right education and perseverance, I was able to become a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics, the highest honor awarded by The American Board of Endodontics.
However, my biggest accomplishment is the love and the trust of my patients and referring dentists. I feel very blessed to have the support of my community (Santa Cruz). I am not only passionate about helping my patients, by alleviating their pain but also their fears associated with root canal procedures.
Being a dentist for 20 years with a background in general dentistry helps to have a comprehensive approach in treatment planning rather than just focusing on a single tooth. I have also served as a part-time faculty at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. In my practice, we use the most up-to-date techniques and technology so that you receive the highest quality of care.
My husband and I have a 4-year-old son and call Santa Cruz our home. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, dancing with my son, listening to music, and traveling.