Dr. Palak Patel
Dr. Palak Patel is a trusted and compassionate general dentist serving the greater Hartford area. Growing up in Connecticut, Dr. Patel understands the importance of personalized care and building lasting relationships with her patients. Dr. Patel is trilingual and speaks English, Spanish, and Gujarati. With a genuine passion for dentistry and a commitment to excellence, she provides exceptional dental care that leaves you with a healthy and confident smile.
Education and Expertise
Dr. Patel is a graduate of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, where she earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. During her time at Tufts, Dr. Patel excelled academically and was recognized for her exceptional leadership skills as a recipient of the ICD USA Section Leadership Award and sat on the Tufts University Board of Trustees as the TUSDM Representative. During her time in Boston, she also received her M.S in Biomedical Sciences degree from Tufts University School of Medicine. Prior to moving to Boston, Dr. Patel graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Health, Behavior in Society, with a minor in Biology from the University of Rochester. In recognition of their exceptional leadership skills and contributions to the university community, Dr. Patel was honored with the 2017 Student Life Award for Campus Contributions during their undergraduate years at the University of Rochester.
What sets Dr. Patel apart is her compassionate and patient-centered approach to dentistry. She believes in treating each patient as an individual, taking the time to listen to your concerns, understand your dental goals, and tailor a treatment plan that meets your unique needs. Driven by a genuine desire to help others, she creates a warm and welcoming environment where you’ll feel at ease from the moment you step through the door.
Background and Experience
Dr. Patel’s background includes extensive experience in comprehensive dental care, thanks to her residency at NYMC – Metropolitan Hospital H+/H Hospital in New York City. Here, she focused on providing comprehensive care with an emphasis on diagnostic skills and continuity of care. Her expertise spans a wide range of procedures, from fixed prosthetic work like crowns, bridges, and implant crowns, to removable procedures such as partial dentures and complete dentures. With a commitment to staying at the forefront of dentistry, Dr. Patel has gained experience in extractions, endodontics, incision and drainage procedures, laceration repairs, and interpreting CBCT scans. Her diverse skill set allows her to provide comprehensive dental services under one roof, ensuring you receive the highest standard of care.
Dr. Patel’s caring nature extends beyond the dental chair. She actively engages in community service and public health initiatives, demonstrating her dedication to making a positive impact on the lives of those around her. As the founder and president of the Health Literacy Club, she promote health literacy within the TUSDM community, ensuring that patients visiting or affiliated with the clinic can navigate the healthcare system with confidence. Her commitment to service has also led her to volunteer for organizations that provide dental care to underserved populations.
Experience the Difference
When you choose Dr. Patel as your dentist, you’re not just receiving expert dental care; you’re partnering with a dental professional who genuinely cares about your well-being. Her empathetic nature, combined with their exceptional clinical skills, will make every visit a positive and comfortable experience. You can trust her to provide you and your family with the highest level of dental care in a warm and welcoming environment. Schedule your appointment today and take the first step towards a healthy and beautiful smile that will last a lifetime.