Our Team

Our Doctor

Hetal Patel, DMD

I love what I do and am grateful that I can change people’s smiles to make them feel more confident in their appearance, as that can truly change their entire lives! – Dr. Hetal Patel

 

Dr. Hetal Patel is a skilled and gentle dentist, whose infectious smile makes even the most timid patient feel secure and able to relax. He is always ready with a joke and makes time to get to know his patients. For Dr. Patel, dentistry is truly a way of making the world a better place, by improving the lives of his patients, patients who have become his friends. Each day brings with it new challenges, new people to meet and help, and new conversations, all of which keep Dr. Patel engaged and interested in his work.

 

Education and Continuing Education
Dr. Patel first studied dentistry in India and practiced there for several years before coming to the United States, where he attended the University of Illinois, Chicago, and received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine. Each year, Dr. Patel attends many dental seminars and conferences, constantly seeking to further his professional education so he is best able to meet the needs of his patients, by offering leading-edge, proven treatments and options.

 

Professional Affiliations
Dr. Patel is an active member of the:

American Dental Association

Illinois State Dental Society

Chicago Dental Society

 

Personal Life and Community Involvement
Dr. Patel is a native of India. He and his wife, along with their two daughters, now call West Chicago their home. When he has time, Dr. Patel loves playing golf and traveling with his family. Dr. Patel’s community involvement includes volunteering at health fairs and he donates his professional services by offering dental care for the underserved, too.

Our Team

Nicole B. – Office Manager

Nicole worked in the dental industry ten years ago and recently got back into it again. She is a creative and active person who loves traveling and spending time with her family, friends, and significant other. Nicole has two dogs that are named Ben and Virgo that she absolutely adores. In her spare time she enjoys running, cooking, painting, and gardening. She is also in the process of obtaining her graphic design/marketing degree.

Rachel E. – Dental Assistant

Rachel has been working in the dental field for three years. In her free time from working with our awesome patients she enjoys the outdoors, shopping, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.

Rachel J. – Dental Assistant 

Rachel recently graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a degree in biology. She will be applying to dental school in the near future. In the mean time she enjoys running, cooking, watching Netflix, going to Cubs baseball games and just spending time and making memories with friends and family.

Nicole B. – Hygiene Coordinator  

Nicole has been a dental hygienist for 5 years. She graduated from Lake Land college with her Associates in Dental Hygiene and proceeded to complete her Bachelors at Northern Arizona University. She is certified by the Academy of Laser Dentistry in laser usage and has taken multiple continuing education courses to further her knowledge in dentistry.

Nicole spends a majority of her free time at the gym pursuing her passion for fitness. She is a nationally qualified bikini competitor in the sport of bodybuilding and is very dedicated to her training and nutrition.

Outside of work and the gym, you can usually find her lounged on her couch watching a movie and cuddled up with her little dog, Zoey.