40 UNDER 40 HONOREES

AMIT PATEL

  • Snellville, Georgia
  • Parkway Dental

Age:

36

Name of Practice:

Parkway Dental

Specialty:

General dentistry

Education:

DMD, University of Florida College of Dentistry


Why He Was Nominated

With more than 200 hours of CE behind him, Dr. Patel is on the cutting edge of laser dentistry.

Inspiration

When he was in high school, Dr. Patel played tennis competitively, and one of his biggest supporters was his dentist, Dr. Mukhesh Kapatia. By the time he was 18, Dr. Patel had decided to become a dentist as well.

Exciting New Trend

Laser dentistry. Dr. Patel uses Waterlase MDX to treat periodontal disease.

Tool He Can’t Live Without

Orascoptic loupes.

Something People Don't Know

About a decade ago, Dr. Patel gave himself a root canal. He declines to elaborate on why he did so, but he says he’s the only dentist he knows of to have have self-administered the procedure.