Dr. Neha Patel
Special interest in Oral Surgery
Dr. Neha Patel is a General Dentist who was born and raised in Central Florida . She completed her undergraduate and dental training at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond , VA. While in dental school, Dr. Patel spent time volunteering for Mission of Mercy in rural areas of Virginia where patients did not have access to dental care. She also spent a week abroad volunteering for Jamaica Project, where she provided care to underprivileged locals. These volunteer opportunities have allowed Dr. Patel to accomplish her goals of giving back to the community, and in the process gave her the chance to meet and learn from people. The gratitude and appreciation from patients continue to fuel her passion for dentistry.
After dental school, Dr. Patel continued her dental education by completing 2 years of General Practice Residency at Staten Island University Hospital in New York , where she acted as Chief Resident during her second year. During this time, Dr. Patel treated patients in a hospital dental clinic setting where she gained additional experience in general dentistry. In addition to improving her skills in routine dental procedures, Dr. Patel gained more training in wisdom tooth and other surgical extractions, periodontal surgery, treating special needs patients and treatment on children with nitrous oxide.
Dr. Patel believes that is important for each patient to have a dental home that promotes optimal oral health. It is important to her to work together with patients to achieve their dental goals while making their experience as comfortable as possible. It is also a goal of hers to increase awareness through prevention and patient education. In her spare time, Dr. Patel enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking, reading, spending time outdoors, and exercising.
Virginia Commonwealth University , B.S. Biology 2008 Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry, D.D.S. 2013
Staten Island University Hospital, General Practice Residency (2 years) 2013-2015