Getting to know our patients is one of our favorite things, though you may feel that we always talk about teeth. However, we do have other interests as well. We think it’s important to get to know each family that comes to see us, so now it’s your turn to get to know us!
Dr. Umang Patel, DDS
When did you know you wanted to work in a private practice?
Ever since I was in Dental School.
Where is your ideal vacation spot?
We enjoy staycations in the city with our kids.
What inspired you to learn some of the more advanced dental procedures (ie, dental implants)?
My mom lost all of her teeth at a very young age.
How old were you when you knew you wanted to be a dentist?
When I was 12. That was when my mom lost all of her teeth.
Do any of your kids want to be dentists yet?
We’re doing good just getting them to use the toilet by themselves, so I don’t think so.
How do you hope people feel when visiting Palos Heights Family Dental?
Like they are part of our family.
If you could go to any sports game, which would you choose?
Chicago Blackhawks or Chicago Bears. Hockey and football, please.
If you could do just one part of your job all day, what would you do?
Dental implants all day long.
What is your all-time favorite film?
Star Wars. My son has really gotten into it lately and I love watching it with him.
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