Dr. Puja Patel
Dr. Patel received her bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Science from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. She also earned a bachelor’s degree in Dental Laboratory Sciences from University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX. After receiving two bachelor’s degrees, she decided further to complete her master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences from Barry University in Miami, FL. She then went on to earn her Doctor in Dental Surgery from the University of Detroit Mercy in Detroit, Michigan. From there she completed a very thorough and challenging General Practice Residency at New York Medical College at Westchester Medical Center. During this training, Dr. Patel received extensive training in root canal therapy, third molar extractions, and pediatric dentistry.
Dr. Patel believes that improving her patients’ smile has a positive impact on their overall appearance and self-confidence. She dedicates her practice to educating patients on how to achieve their optimal oral health. Dr. Patel is passionate about general dentistry and providing compassionate, responsible care for families and children.
Dr. Patel is a member of the American Dental Association and Texas Dental Association.
During her downtown, Dr. Patel loves to spend time with her family. She enjoys watching and attending sporting events, especially the Aggies, cooking, and shopping.
Dr. Dhaval Thakkar
Dr. Thakkar received his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Chicago, Illinois in 2005. He then moved to Boston to attend Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. During his senior year of dental school, he was honored to serve the veterans at the VA hospital in Togus, Maine. He graduated from dental school in 2009 and had an opportunity to help the underserved population in the south of Chicago for two years. He finally deiced to move to Texas in 2011 because he fell in love with the warm weather and warm-hearted people of Texas.
Dr. Thakkar has been practicing dentistry for over seven years and is committed to keeping up with the latest advances in modern dentistry. He completes many times the required number of continuing education hours every year. He genuinely believes every patient should be treated as one of his family members. He is passionate about dentistry and loves helping his patients improve their smiles and quality of life. Dr. Thakkar is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA) and the Texas Dental Association. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Kelly, and son, Yash when he is away from doing dentistry.
Xiang (Sean) Hu
Dr. Xiang (Sean) Hu brings an excellent skill set to provide dental services for families at Prestige Dental. He is very compassionate and detailed oriented when it comes to treating his patients. He graduated from Binghamton University in New York with a double major in Economics and Chemistry. Dr. Hu earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine from Temple University School of Dentistry in Philadelphia, where he graduated with high honors and was among the top ten percent from graduating class. From there, he went on to complete a very thorough and challenging General Practice Residency at New York Medical College – Westchester Medical Center. Dr. Hu received extensive training in implant surgery, root canal therapy, third molar extraction and pediatric dentistry during his residency program. He strives to advance his career in dentistry by completing many continuing education courses. He has recently participated in courses focusing on clear braces (Invisalign, ClearCorrect and Six-Month Smiles).
Dr. Hu has volunteered at various hospitals and community centers to give back to the community. He has also served in Costa Rica for two weeks and in Jamaica for ten days to create smiles for an underserved population. He is a member of American Dental Association (ADA), Texas Dental Association and Texas Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Hu loves to spend time with his wife and son during his downtime. Outside the office, he enjoys hiking, fishing and spending time with his family.