I put this video together quickly for Dr. Onika Patel. Funny in calling her “doctor.” I knew her when she was Onika, the dental student. Dr. Patel’s done some incredible work for the Arizona Dental Association and even the ADA. I, and so many others in the dental profession in Arizona, are proud of what she’s accomplished. In addition to receiving her fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), the American Dental Association (ADA) awarded Dr Patel with the 10 under 10 award (given, of course, to only ten early-career dentists in the entire country). While doing a story for Dr. Patel in the monthly dental journal I create, I toted my video gear along and quickly put this video together.
This video promotes Dr. Patel’s new practice, Minted Dental (in Desert Ridge). However, because that office is in the process of being built by Denco Dental Construction, we filmed this at the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health (ASDOH), where Dr. Patel is an instructor.
Dr. Patel’s reaction when seeing her new video for the first time…well, I am glad it was a good one, “YOU ARE A BOSS. Thank you so much!! I love the video. I also showed my husband too and he thought it was really well done. You rock! I appreciate and love the essence of it so much, I think it’s a great intro to the practice. You are so great to work with and I love your work! I can’t wait to refer docs to you! I cant thank you enough.”
Dr. Onika Patel is a General and Cosmetic Dentist in the Phoenix area. She grew up in Tempe and has lived all over the East Valley . After attending Arizona State University and majoring in Biology and Spanish, she earned a Master of Public Health degree to complement her passion for preventive healthcare and serving her community. She was thrilled to stay in Arizona and attend her top choice dental school, the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health in Mesa, Arizona. She completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) Residency in Phoenix in order to be able to provide more comprehensive and specialty care to her patients.
Dr. Patel holds leadership positions in several dental organizations. She is a board member of both the Central Arizona Dental Society and Arizona Academy of General Dentistry. She is an active member of the American Dental Association and Arizona Dental Association.
Dr. Patel enjoys giving back—in her spare time she travels around the nation mentoring students and presenting on leadership and professional development topics to her peers. She continues to volunteer at many community events, including treating US Veterans and the homeless population of Phoenix at CASS Dental Clinic.
Dr. Patel loves supporting her community and attending local events all around the valley. She supports local businesses and restaurants as much as possible and is always looking for a great recommendation!