Dr Patel qualified with both her undergraduate Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree and postgraduate Masters in Orthodontics from King’s College London.
She undertook further training in Maxillofacial and oral surgery and paediatric dentistry before embarking on 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 requiring the diagnosis and treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea.
She is accredited in both Invisalign and the “Win” and “Forestadent 2D” lingual systems.
Her Masters research has recently been presented at a Medical World Congress in Maui, Hawaii and is due to be published in the European Journal of Orthodontics- 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.