Dr Patel qualified with both her undergraduate Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree and postgraduate Masters in Orthodontics from King’s College London.
She undertook her specialist training in Orthodontics at Guy’s Hospital and the Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead. This allowed her to treat both child and adult patients, requiring multidisciplinary care from other specialties. In addition Dr Patel has treated a number of adult patients with lingual orthodontics systems, and is an advanced Incognito user, allowing her patients to have discrete and aesthetic treatment.
Her Masters research looking at websites and orthodontic marketing, was published in the European Journal of Orthodontics and presented at a Medical World Congress in Maui, Hawaii – She has also been invited to speak both regionally and internationally, in Austria and Italy.
Dr Patel believes that orthodontics is where Art meets Science and out of work she has a keen interest in the History of Art, painting and attending current exhibitions. She enjoys her annual ski trips, playing squash and making the most out of life.