Smita V. Patel, DMD

★★★☆☆

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DO NOT GO TO DR SMITA PATEL! SHE DOES HORRIBLE WORK!

Our daughter was a patient of the previous practice that Dr Patel took over several years ago. She was on the tail end of a many year orthodontics, oral surgery, dental implant process, all Dr Patel had to do was to maintain the spacing and bite until our daughter was old enough to have the dental implant, Dr Patel failed! When the time came the oral surgeon said he could not proceed because her teeth had shifted. When we confronted Dr Patel she claimed the our daughter had gone through a "growth spurt", she had not grown taller, shoe size had not increase, zero growth in any other way, but Patel claims she had grown. After consulting with the other medical professional involved we decide to go to another orthodontist, but we needed to collect a deposit for a retainer from Patel because we hadn't reached that stage yet. Patel had the gall to insist we sign a malpractice release form before she'd refund our deposit. This legal document would have not only released Dr Patel for any malpractice suits but would have also placed a gag order on us so we could never speak about what happened i.e. I couldn't do what I'm doing now and post a negative review of her on the internet. Only after several exchanges with Dr Patel did she finally agree to release our deposit with out us having to sign the malpractice release. I wouldn't have been so angry about what happened if she hadn't tried to gag us.

All in all Dr Patel is a horrible orthodontist not only in her ability but also in her moral character. Do not go to her, and let all of your friends and family know this also.

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DO NOT GO TO DR SMITA PATEL! SHE DOES HORRIBLE WORK!

Our daughter was a patient of the previous practice that Dr Patel took over several years ago. She was on the tail end of a many year orthodontics, oral surgery, dental implant process, all Dr Patel had to do was to maintain the spacing and bite until our daughter was old enough to have the dental implant, Dr Patel failed! When the time came the oral surgeon said he could not proceed because her teeth had shifted. When we confronted Dr Patel she claimed the our daughter had gone through a "growth spurt", she had not grown taller, shoe size had not increase, zero growth in any other way, but Patel claims she had grown. After consulting with the other medical professional involved we decide to go to another orthodontist, but we needed to collect a deposit for a retainer from Patel because we hadn't reached that stage yet. Patel had the gall to insist we sign a malpractice release form before she'd refund our deposit. This legal document would have not only released Dr Patel for any malpractice suits but would have also placed a gag order on us so we could never speak about what happened i.e. I couldn't do what I'm doing now and post a negative review of her on the internet. Only after several exchanges with Dr Patel did she finally agree to release our deposit with out us having to sign the malpractice release. I wouldn't have been so angry about what happened if she hadn't tried to gag us.

All in all Dr Patel is a horrible orthodontist not only in her ability but also in her moral character. Do not go to her, and let all of your friends and family know this also.

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This Dr does indeed have multiple "contests" as well as promotionals, however this is not a substitute for quality service and care.
Patients were nearing end of treatment ( having been in treatment two years) before the dr. realized she had not included back molars in the alignment process. Upon questioning her, she was short and was not willing to take the time to explain the process.
Dr. Patel goes through many many staff members. The girls are changing all the time. This speaks volumes!!
Getting an appointment also is a pain, her hours are short and she is not in the office many days because she is also trying to run a practice up on Queen Anne Hill.
This is not an office I would recommend to anyone!! End results were marginal at best!!

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This Dr does indeed have multiple "contests" as well as promotionals, however this is not a substitute for quality service and care.
Patients were nearing end of treatment ( having been in treatment two years) before the dr. realized she had not included back molars in the alignment process. Upon questioning her, she was short and was not willing to take the time to explain the process.
Dr. Patel goes through many many staff members. The girls are changing all the time. This speaks volumes!!
Getting an appointment also is a pain, her hours are short and she is not in the office many days because she is also trying to run a practice up on Queen Anne Hill.
This is not an office I would recommend to anyone!! End results were marginal at best!!

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Dr. Smita and her staff are great, my kids really like going, the office always has some sort of contest going on with amazing prizes like Wii's, flat screen TVs which is a big motivator for teenage kids to keep on track with their treatments.

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Dr. Smita and her staff are great, my kids really like going, the office always has some sort of contest going on with amazing prizes like Wii's, flat screen TVs which is a big motivator for teenage kids to keep on track with their treatments.

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