The long road to becoming an orthodontist started with Dr. Patel accepting a full scholarship to the University of Georgia, where he became a die-hard Bulldog fan. After receiving a bachelor’s degree in microbiology with highest honors, he attended the Medical College of Georgia College of Dental Medicine to start his path to becoming an orthodontist. He received his Doctorate in Dental Medicine, also with highest honors, while also receiving multiple recognitions for his academic excellence and dental skills. To become an orthodontic specialist, Dr. Patel continued his education at the College of Dental Medicine to receive his certification in orthodontics. While most orthodontics finish there, Dr. Patel wanted to build his skills as a board-certified orthodontist. This required extensive testing along with the presentation of high-quality finished cases. Only 33% of orthodontists are board-certified, and Dr. Patel is proud to be one of them.
Dr. Patel’s dream has always been to open his own private practice and treat patients how they deserve to be treated: with compassion, integrity, and a high degree of quality. Soon after graduating, he decided to build his practice in Sandy Springs, GA. He intends to continue practicing as he always has, which is in a caring environment with state-of-the-art treatment.
In the ever-changing world of technology, and with the great advances that occur in orthodontic care, Dr. Patel continues his education through regular training and seminar sessions. He is also an active member in several organizations, including:
- American Dental Association
- Georgia Dental Association
- American Association of Orthodontics
- Georgia Association of Orthodontics
- Southern Association of Orthodontics
- American Board of Orthodontics
- College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics
He has been honored with a leadership award from the International College of Dentists. He is also part of the Spear Study Club, a prestigious study group where colleagues with the same mindset as his come together to learn how patients can be treated better with the most advanced techniques.
Dr. Patel is married to Anushka Amin, his sweetheart from Bulldog nation. They enjoy traveling all over the world. Dr. Patel is especially adventurous when it comes to food and likes to try all the flavors of different cultures. In his spare time, he enjoys working out, playing basketball, watching movies, and falling asleep to an old episode of Friends.MEET DR. PATEL