Arpan Nalin Patel, DMD
Dr. Patel made the decision at a very young age that he wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps and become doctor of medicine in dentistry. He can even recall back to the age of seven, walking around his father’s practice, constructing and playing around with all the dental models. This love for dentistry stuck with him all throughout his teenage years and into college. Prior to attending dental school, he earned his Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Biology from The University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. Not long after graduation, is when he decided to follow in his father’s footsteps and attend the same graduate school at The University of Pennsylvania. There he gained extensive knowledge in multiple fields of dentistry including cosmetic, restorative, and surgical. In 2000 he completed UPenn’s Dental Medicine Program and became a doctor of medicine in dentistry. After graduation, he joined his father’s successful practice almost immediately and was mentored by him. This mentoring in highly specialized care immediately put Dr. Patel five to seven years ahead of his peers. In his first month of working with his father, he learned how to perform full-mouth rehabilitations, something newly trained dentists are usually not too keen on. His extensive knowledge in the field does not end there.