Dr. Nimisha Patel is a graduate of the University of California San Francisco’s school of Dentistry (UCSF), a top 5 dental school in the US. She earned a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from University of Bangalore in 1999.
Dr. Patel has been practicing general dentistry for over 16 years, beginning in 1999 when she joined the dental department of TATA Main Hospital (India). After obtaining her D.D.S in the US, she joined Drs. Jama Long, Dr. Staeburn and Dr. Vakharia in their Atlanta area, GA practices. Today she owns her own practice in Buford, GA and is considered one of the highly respected and conservative dentist in the area.
Through the years, Dr. Patel completed advanced studies and continuing education courses in reconstructive and cosmetic dentistry. She has participation in several dental “camps” where she along with others would travel to areas with no access to dental care, and provide free dental services and enhance people’s awareness of dental health.
She has won many awards over the years including the Patient’s Choice Award, has been recognized as America’s Top Dentists by the Consumers’ Research Council of America, and has been voted as Buford’s Best Dentist by OpenCare.com. She has gained trust and respect of many patients that were afraid to go the dentist or had bad experiences elsewhere in the past. Most if not all patients who come to see her for the first time become loyal patients and give her raving reviews! She is very proud of the fact that over 75% of her new patients come through existing patient referrals!
Dr. Patel resides in Buford, GA with her husband and two daughters. She is a very compassionate and family oriented person and believes in giving back to the community. She volunteers at medical/dental camps and donates to various charities on a regular basis. On her spare time, she likes to spend time with family, read romantic novels, travel, and watch football (Go Falcons!!). She is a member of American Dental Association, Georgia Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
What I want as a dental patient
I am a dentist, but, like everyone else, my teeth need regular care to preserve them and to make them as attractive as possible. So, just like everyone else, I go to the dentist to receive many of the procedures I deliver to my own patients.
When I sat down to write goals for my practice, it occurred to me that the kind of dentistry I want to give to my patients was exactly the kind of dentistry I wanted to receive. And I can assure you that I would hold my dentist to some pretty high standards.
I would want my dentist to see me as an individual, to know me personally and not merely treat me as a chart number or “the next patient.” I would want my dentist to foster this relationship by knowing what is important to me and respecting me as a person. And I wouldn’t want to be taken for granted, even years into the relationship.
Although I am probably as brave as the next person, I’d prefer, naturally, not to experience discomfort during my dental visit. I would want my dentist to have genuine concern for my comfort before, during and after my treatment. I would want my dentist to have thoroughly mastered pain free dental techniques.
Maybe I am spoiled, but I get annoyed if I have to do too much waiting. I’d much prefer it if my dentist and staff were ready for me when I arrived, and would really like it if I were the only patient there, so the doctor and staff could give me their full attention.
I’m a stickler for quality. I am even willing to pay a little more if I am receiving top-of-the-line treatment. These teeth are the only ones I’ll ever have, so I wouldn’t choose my dentist because his or her fees were the lowest. I would choose a dentist who could provide me with the highest level of care, which is what I feel I deserve. I would appreciate someone who is painstakingly accurate in all the details of my treatment. So what I want as a dental patient is what I hope you want, because the result of this kind of treatment is my true goal: optimal dental health and appearance. If you want this kind of care, I would be happy to be your dentist.”
– Dr. Nimisha Patel