Dr. Puja Patel’s passion for dentistry comes from a desire to help others have a happy and healthy lifestyle by helping create healthy, functional, and beautiful smiles. Her practice philosophy is centered around patient education so patients can make well-informed decisions and work together to improve their oral health. Dr. Patel takes the time to understand her patient’s needs to ensure each patient has a positive experience.
Dr. Puja Patel attended the University of Miami where she earned a B.S. in Psychology. She then pursued her D.M.D. degree at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine, where she was inducted into two of the most prestigious academic societies - Matthew Cryer Honor Society & Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU). She also completed a Master of Bioethics (MBE) degree during her time at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Patel then completed a residency in advanced general dentistry at the San Antonio Veterans Affairs Hospital (TX).
After moving around a lot for her education, Dr. Patel is very excited to be a part of the Tampa community again since growing up here! She enjoys travel, reading, pottery, and spending time with friends and family. She is very active outdoors and her hobbies include biking, hiking, and watching sunsets over beautiful views!