by JENNIFER FRAKES

At the heart of the dental practice of Dr. Jagruti Patel, DDS, is a commitment to offering quality care in a comfortable, relaxing environment while educating patients on how to make the best oral health decisions. “We strive to provide individual attention to each and every patient and treat them with gentle, professional care,” stated Dr. Patel, who graduated from Loma Linda University in 1988 with a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree.

Upon graduation, she established a private practice in Massachusetts, where she stayed for 16 years before returning to sunny Southern California. Her current office in Carmel Valley offers all phases of dentistry, including tooth-colored fillings, porcelain veneers and crowns, root canals, periodontal treatment, children’s dentistry and orthodontic treatment. She is certified to provide cosmetic veneers, Invisalign and

Six-Month Smiles orthodontic treatment. She also gives free cosmetic consultations to patients looking to improve their smiles.

According to Dr. Patel, she is dedicated to educating patients about the importance of oral health and how it affects general health and wellness. “I want to teach patients techniques to attain optimum oral health for better systemic health,” said Dr. Patel. This focus on patient education is also apparent on Dr. Patel’s website, which offers valuable information about a variety of dental problems and their corresponding treatments.

“I want to teach patients techniques to attain optimum oral health for better systemic health.” ~Dr. Jagruti Patel, D.D.S.”

In addition to ensuring her patients are fully informed about how to improve their oral health, Dr. Patel and her staff are committed to furthering their own education and training. Dr. Patel, Charlene, the registered dental hygienist, Maria, the office manager, and Elizabeth, the registered dental assistant, regularly attend continuing education courses and conferences pertaining to new dental procedures and technologies. “We are constantly working to improve the level of care provided in our office. I attend numerous seminars, hands-on workshops and webinars to provide patients with the best dental care available,” explained Dr. Patel.

Dr. Patel and her staff also understand the importance of convenient appointment times for their patients. Early morning appointments are available Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, and the office stays open until 6 p.m. on Thursday. “Our hours are designed to accommodate our patients’ busy schedules. Our goal is to keep your teeth healthy and your smile bright,” declared Dr. Patel.

For additional information about Dr. Patel’s practice and her staff, as well as answers to many common questions regarding dentistry and general oral health, please visit www.jpateldds.com.