Meet Dr. Patel

Dr. Neal Patel grew up in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.  He was the valedictorian of his high school class, and he attended Duke University for his undergraduate education where he received his Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in economics.  After college, Dr. Patel was immediately accepted into dental school at the Medical University of South Carolina College of Dental Medicine. He graduated near the top of his class and was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society.

Upon graduation, Dr. Patel moved to Louisville, Kentucky to continue his education.  He was accepted as one of six residents into the University of Louisville Department of Orthodontics, a prestigious full-time, 2-year program known for its intensive clinical training.

Upon completion of his residency, Dr. Patel graduated with his certificate in Orthodontics and his Masters of Science in Dentistry.  His orthodontic training includes Invisalign certification and experience with all of the latest orthodontic technologies.


Duke University, Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Medical University of South Carolina College of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.)
University of Louisville Department of Orthodontics (M.S.)


Invisalign certification and experience with all of the latest orthodontic technologies.

Professional Affiliations

Meet the Team

We recognize that all of our patients are unique and deserve to receive orthodontic care that reflects their individual needs. We are exceptional because of our deep commitment to the people that work here together combined with our passion for excellence in orthodontics. This difference becomes readily apparent at the first interaction a patient has with our office and is re-enforced throughout treatment. We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you!


Orthodontic Assistant

I became a Certified Dental Assistant in 2016. My first dental assisting job was at a periodontist office in Clemson, SC. I had always wanted to work in orthodontics, and when I moved to Shelby I had the opportunity to pursue this passion. Aside from the dental field, I am also a Specialist (E4) in the Army National Guard. I completed my Basic Training in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. As a Bridge Crew-Member, we build various types of bridges but mostly construct Float Bridges. It has been a wonderful experience to be in the military and meet so many amazing people.


Orthodontic Assistant

I began my career in orthodontics in 1993. As a trained orthodontic assistant, I am able to assist in all clinical procedures, perform lab duties, and take x-ray images for our patients. I enjoy working with our amazing team and creating smiles. In my free time, I love spending time with my husband and our sons. We enjoy working in our yard, doing projects around the house, and hanging out with friends.



In 2017, I attended a dental assistant training school in Charlotte where I received my certificates for DA & Radiology. I have always had an interest in all aspects of the dental field and being able to work reception in an orthodontic office has proven to be an excellent way for me to branch out into the career that I’ve always dreamt of. In my spare time I really enjoy spending quality time with my husband, our fur babies, and our closest family and friends.