Dr. Puja Patel was born in India and moved to Tampa, FL with her family at the age of 9. She graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Microbiology and Cell Science. Dr. Patel obtained her DDS from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Dentistry with Cum Laude honors. She then served our country’s veterans during her General Practice Residency at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center.
Dr. Patel’s passion for dentistry stems from her own experience of pain and discomfort due to lack of proper oral health education. She highly values oral health awareness and promotes preventive measures for all patients. Dr. Patel enjoys taking continuing education courses in various advanced restorative topics, including esthetic composite fillings, veneers, implants, and full mouth rehabilitation.
Dr. Patel married her college sweetheart, Roshan, and they are both avid Gator fans. In her spare time, Dr. Patel enjoys hiking, gardening, traveling, and spending time with her family.