Meet Dr. Patel

"Dr. Patel is truly amazing! I came in as a new patient looking to get my smile back. I have always been self conscious about my smile and fearfully I would never see it again. But after meeting Dr. Patel, and her staff, I am already feeling more confident that I will be able to smile without hiding my smile! I am so happy I have found Dr. Patel. I couldn’t ask for a better Dentist."

Tanya S.

“We believe you deserve our best. We love people. We love dentistry. We love making a lasting difference in people’s lives by giving them the confidence to smile like never before.”
Dr. Patel

Close-up photo of Dr. Meenal Patel

Meenal Patel, DMD, FAGD, FICOI

Known for her contagious smile, warmth, enthusiasm, and passion for creating transformative smiles, Dr. Meenal H. Patel loves serving people. She is dedicated to her mission to make a lasting difference in people’s lives.

Dr. Patel graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Nutritional Sciences at the University of Florida. She went on to earn her Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree at the University of Florida College of Dentistry. She completed her post-graduate training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) residency program.  

Highly regarded as a cosmetic clinician, she has advanced training in cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics, endodontics, prosthodontics, and dental implantology with additional certifications in Invisalign and Six Month Smiles treatment. She has been awarded the prestigious Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD) as well as Fellowship in The International Congress of Oral Implantologists (FICOI). Dr. Patel also serves as an adjunct faculty member in the AEGD residency program at UNC Chapel Hill.

Photo of Dr. Patel holding a dental laser while she and the patient are wearing protective glasses

Beyond serving patients, she loves to spend time with friends and family. She also enjoys the beach and the mountains, doing Peloton and yoga, traveling, and becoming her best in every area of life.

Award-Winning Dentist

As a beloved and highly regarded clinician, Dr. Patel has received extensive news coverage and numerous awards over the last few years.

Awards and Recognition

2020 Health Care Heroes, Triangle Business Journal, December 17, 2019
Meet the 2019 Movers & Shakers
, Cary Magazine, May 30, 2019
2018 WRAL Voters’ Choice Awards Runner Up
, WRAL, January 2019
2018 Best of the Best (BOB) Tie for Bronze Award
, Cary Living Magazine, Summer 2018
Small Business  Excellence Awards: Impact Award
, Cary Chamber of Commerce, May 2018
2017 WRAL Voters’ Choice Awards Honorable Mention
, WRAL, January 2018

Media Coverage

Local dentist describes appointment, office changes, WRAL, May 28, 2020
Some NC Dentists Reopen With More Precautions
, WUNC, May 20, 2020
How parents can make dentist visits easier for children
, WRAL, January 27, 2020
Oral health resolutions can help you smile in the new year, WRAL, January 2, 2020
‘Cary Cares’ gift free massages and makeovers to women in need
, WRAL, October 7, 2019
Calendar Listing: Cary Free Day of Dentistry
, Fun4RalieghKids, July 2019
Calendar Listing: Free Day of Dentistry
, Cary Magazine, July 20, 2019
Local Dentists to Offer Free Care
, Cary Magazine, July 9, 2019
Your dentist's complete checklist - they're looking for more than just cavities
, WRAL, July 8, 2019
Cary Dental Office Provides Free Day of Dental Services
, Cary Citizen, July 5, 2019
Cary Cares: Free Day of Dentistry (full, but waitlist is available)
, Triangle on the Cheap, June 25, 2019
Free dental care for those in need on July 20 in Cary
, WRAL, June 22, 2019
Award: Meet the 2019 Movers & Shakers
, Cary Magazine, May 30, 2019
60 Percent Of Us Have Dental Anxiety — Here's How To Cope
, mindbodygreen, February 3, 2019
My Invisalign Experience
, My Cancer Chic, January 20, 2019
Award: 2018 WRAL Voters’ Choice Awards Finalist
, January 2019
Summer snacks that may be hurting your kids' teeth; and healthier alternatives
, WRAL, June 19, 2018

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