Payal Patel, DMD, is a family practice dentist at Lifetime Dental Care, PLLC, in Woodbridge, Virginia.
Dr. Payal Patel grew up in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and attended East Tennessee State University, where she graduated in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in chemistry and a minor in health sciences. Realizing her passion for dentistry while volunteering at a local VA Hospital, she then went to Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine to obtain her Doctorate of Dental Medicine (DMD), where she had the opportunity to tutor younger dental students and enjoyed the teaching experience. She graduated from there in 2010 and received the Dean’s Award for Academic and Clinical Excellence. Dr. Patel went on to complete a general practice residency at the University of Tennessee Knoxville Medical Center, where she received advanced training in modern techniques for private practice, operating room, and dental emergencies. As part of her residency program, she also received training in the field of forensic dentistry.
Dr. Patel worked in Knoxville, Tennesse, for seven years in private practice before moving to Washington, DC. Throughout her career, she has taken courses to advance her skills in restorative and cosmetic dentistry, Invisalign, Botox, and laser procedures. Dr. Patel has a strong understanding of the latest techniques and procedures for the delivery of quality comprehensive dental care. In her dedication to patient comfort for both children and adults, she strives to reduce the anxiety sometimes associated with visiting the dentist.
In her free time, Dr. Patel enjoys traveling, hiking local trails, sporting events, rooting for the Vols, and spending time with her friends and family.