Originally from India, Dr. Patel received her BDS degree from Gujarat University in 2003 and DDS from New York University in 2010. Her goal is to provide you with the highest possible standard of personalized dental treatment in the most gentle and professional manner. She provides dental services with the aim of extending the life of your natural teeth to provide you with confidence that a beautiful smile can instill. She believes that a beautiful smile can brighten your life and that strong teeth and gums are essential to your overall good health. Choosing a new dentist could be a daunting task but with her you know that you are receiving the very finest dental treatment.
Dr. Patel lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband and two kids. When she's not practicing dentistry, you can find her enjoying a cup of Tea, whipping up a delicious dish or answering the question 'why' from her 5 year old son Neil for the eleventy-bajillionth time.
Dr. Hertzel grew up in Olmsted Falls, Ohio, a southwest suburb of Cleveland. After graduating from Olmsted Falls High School in 1997, he attended Muskingum College. While attending Muskingum, he was a member of the MACE Club, Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society, American Chemical Society, Order of Omega, and Spirit Band.
Dr. Hertzel received his Bachelors of Science in Biology along with minors in Chemistry and Business in 2001 from Muskingum College. From there he went on to attend dental school at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry, where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2005. Dr. Hertzel has been in private practice in Columbus since graduating from Ohio State. He enjoys all aspects of general dentistry, and has extensive experience with CEREC same day restorations. Dr. Hertzel resides in Gahanna with his wife Mone' and two children, William who is 12 and Isabelle who is 9. He enjoys his spare time with his family hunting, bowling and mastering the art of smoked meats. He is a connoisseur of whiskey, craft beer and barbecue.
Dr. Paul Kim, D.D.S. earned his General Dentistry degree from the Ohio State University. While obtaining a bachelor's degree in Exercise Science from the University of Toledo, Dr. Kim shadowed dentists that served underprivileged populations, sparking his interest in dentistry and volunteer service that continues today.
As a student, Dr. Kim served an integral role in the development and leadership of the Asian Pacific Student Dental Association (APSDA) at the Ohio State University. The APSDA is a student run organization that focuses on addressing the dental needs of Asian-Pacific populations by providing community outreach programs, dental care clinics, and encouraging collegiate collaboration throughout the Asia and Pacific regions.
Dr. Kim is a current member of the American Dental Association, Ohio Dental Association, and Columbus Dental Society. He enjoys hiking, outdoor fitness activities, and kickboxing.
Katlin (Hygienist) - Katlin joined our practice in 2016 bringing over 5 years experience as a Registered Dental Hygienist. She graduated from West Liberty University with her Bachelors Degree in Dental Hygiene with a Management Track. She is licensed to administer local anaesthesia and nitrous oxide. Katlin prides herself in providing excellent care to her patients in a comfortable environment. She resides in Thornville with her husband and two kids. In her free time she enjoys family activities, working out and bonfires in her backyard.
Ashton ( EFDA / Dental Assistant ) - "My passion for dentistry began when I was 11 and my little brother lost his first tooth. I attended C-tec my junior and senior year of high school and graduated with my radiographers license and Ohio Dental Assistant Certification. After being in the field for almost five years I decided to further my education at Sinclair Community College where I received my EFDA training. I joined this wonderful team at the end of September of 2016. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my Husband and family."
Hanna (Dental Assistant) - Hanna was born and raised in Newark, Ohio. She graduated from Lakewood High School and the Career Technical Education Center of Licking County (C-TEC) in May of 2016. Hanna graduated from C-TEC as a Certified Ohio Dental Assistant and began working here shortly before she graduated. Hanna's passion in dentistry started when she was 13 going through the start of her ortho treatment. Being completely amazed with the whole process Hanna knew that she wanted a career in dentistry. Her main goal in dentistry is to give patients a confident smile so they never feel like they have to hide it.
Krista (Front Office Coordinator) - Krista joined our practice in January 2017, adding 12 years of experience to our front office. Krista is crossed trained as a dental assistant and maintains her radiology licenses making her Versatile in our practice. Krista strives to meet and exceed all expectations our patients may have. Rather it be with financials, scheduling appointments, insurance questions she will help you in any way she can. Krista resides in Muskingum County with her husband and eleven year old son. In her spare time she enjoys watching her son in all his sport activities and spending time with family and friends.
Molly (Front Office Coordinator) - Molly joined our team in spring 2017 with over a year in dental front office experience. She has had a passion for the dental field since she was a child, and has even worked as a chair side assistant. Seeing patients walk out of the office with a beautiful smile is what its all about. She resides on Buckeye Lake with her husband and their two dogs. In her free time she loves to work out, spend time with friends and family, and most of all, sitting on the deck with her husband while enjoying lake life.