About Dr. Anthony Patel
Dr. Anthony Patel was born and raised in Chicago and attended the University of Illinois at Chicago where he double-majored in Biochemistry and Psychology. He then completed a dual degree program at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was one of only two students out of over a hundred in his graduating class to earn both his Doctorate in Dentistry and Master of Science in Educational Leadership concurrently.
- Diplomate – American Board of Orthodontics
- Orthodontics – University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio
- DMD – University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
- MS Educational Leadership – University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education
- LEAD Certificate – Stanford University Graduate School of Business
- Advanced Education in General Dentistry – Naval Dental Center Great Lakes
- BS – Biochemistry and Psychology – University of Illinois at Chicago
Dr. Patel was awarded a full scholarship for all four years of dental school by the United States Navy Dental Corps. Upon graduation, he was sworn in as a Lieutenant and started his career as a general dentist at Naval Dental Center Great Lakes. As a result of his strong performance and extensive clinical training, he was selected to serve a three-year tour as the Division Officer onboard the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln in Seattle, Washington. During his deployments, he was able to experience the rich and historical cultures of Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Bahrain and Australia. Over his entire naval career, Dr. Patel earned numerous awards, service medals, and commendations, including the title of Surface Warfare Officer.
Upon completion of his active duty military obligation, Dr. Patel attended the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA), where he received his specialty training in orthodontics and was selected as the Chief Resident. He continued as a dental officer in the active reserve at Lackland Air Force Base, where he was promoted to the rank of Major. His background in education allowed him to participate as a lecturer to dental students and his efforts lead his peers to create the Award for Excellence in Orthodontic Education in his name, which is presented annually by Dr. Patel to a graduating orthodontic resident. Dr. Patel currently contributes his time to UTHSCSA as a Clinical Assistant Professor, where he teaches about practice management and supervises orthodontic residents in the use of Invisalign and the Damon® Smile.
Dr. Patel and his wife, Trusha, have three boys, Caden (15), Cameron (12) and Jordan (4), who make their lives immeasurably enjoyable. His most valued free time is spent with his wonderful family building lasting memories. Dr. Patel is a huge sports fan and you’ll often find him outdoors with his boys. He is a die-hard Chicago sports fan and enjoys attending collegiate and professional sporting events, golfing, and anything related to fitness. One of his greatest lifetime memories was with his loving father as they witnessed the 2016 Chicago Cubs win their first World Series in 108 years!
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