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Neela Patel D.D.S. is a Houston Heights Dentist, Cosmetic Dentist, offers comprehensive dentistry, Sedation Dentistry, Veneers, Root Canal, Implants, Zoom Teeth Whitening, Crowns & TMJ


Thank you. All right. Well, this morning I want to talk about my dental journey. I know that everybody knows life is a journey, and so I want to share my journey with you this morning. So, 25 years ago, this is me graduating from what is now Texas A&M Dental School, but it was Baylor at the time. Yeah. You know how it is when you graduate college or a professional school, you feel like you've got the bull by the horns, you've got everything. But, then I soon found out I had a lot of uncharted waters that I needed to navigate. Because what I wanted to be, and what I always knew I wanted to be was, not just a dentist, I wanted to be the best that I could be.

I quickly enrolled in a general practice residency at the VA here in Houston. And, what that gave me was a lot of skills on dealing with patients with complex medical histories, and doing a lot of surgical cases, just a lot of experience. After that, I graduated, and this is me in my family now. My daughter is on the right. My husband is behind us. We're hiding him because he's sweaty. But anyways, I was living in Scottsdale, it's how I moved to Scottsdale. I was in a group practice there, a large clinic, one of eight doctors. What that gave me was the experience of running a practice. The nuts and bolts of running a major practice, and what I wanted, and what I wanted for my patient, and I guess, what I didn't want it to be. When I left there in 1997, Channel 5 News out there, did this survey to dentists. It went out to all the dentists in the valley. Everyone had to kind of-