Rina Patel


Personal Biography

Dr. Patel was born and raised in Toronto, Canada, then moved to Buffalo, NY, for high school and undergrad. She worked as a dental assistant for five years while in school. She is no stranger to the cold weather, which is what led her to attend dental school in Phoenix and eventually move to San Diego. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, going to the beach, dancing, event planning, spending time with her family, and experimenting in the kitchen with different vegetarian cuisines.


Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine; Glendale, AZ


Biomedical Sciences, Midwestern University College of Health Sciences; Glendale, AZ


“As my patient, you can expect a gentle, professional, comprehensive approach to dental care that will create a pleasant dental experience. I am committed to helping you achieve the best oral health possible by tailoring a treatment plan specific to your unique needs and wants so you can maintain a comfortable and healthy lifestyle.”

Personal Favorites

Dr. Patel’s favorite TV shows are Grey’s Anatomy, Chopped, and Cutthroat Kitchen, her favorite movie is Home Alone, and her favorite book is The Kite Runner.

Professional Association

American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Xi Psi Phi dental fraternity, American Association of Women Dentists

Volunteer Experience

Give Kids A Smile, Mission of Mercy, Project Saving Smiles, Super Sealant Saturday, Future for Kids peer mentor