Dr. Patel is passionate about dentistry and enjoys building relationships with his patients while providing both comfort and the highest quality of personalized lifetime care. To this end, he subscribes to a philosophy of lifetime learning, and continuously hones his skills by engaging in hundreds of hours of continuing education in a variety of relevant dental topics. A member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) and the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), Dr. Patel also received the prestigious Fellow of International Congress of Implantologists award for implant dentistry in 2019.
Dr. Patel began his dental practice in India, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from Rajiv Gandhi University. He also taught at the Dental College, before moving to the United States in 2008.
After arriving in the US, he attended Monroe College and then NYU to complete his MBA and DDS, respectively. While attending University, he was an active member of the student body, and served as President of the Advanced Placement Student Dental Association. Dr. Patel was top ranked in his class,and received the prestigious Sigma Beta Delta Award. As a member of the honors program, he was involved in many research projects with a broad reach. Notably, he received the Margaret E. Mahoney Fellowship from the New York Academy of Medicine for his research investigating the effectiveness of federally qualified health centers in providing dental services to underserved communities. In 2012, the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) also awarded him a grant for his research involving endodontic materials. He has published various articles and research works in several prestigious dental journals.
In his free time, Dr. Patel enjoys, photography, playing the piano, hiking, and camping with his wife and son. We are pleased to welcome him as the newest member of the Olney Dental Wellness team!
Dr. Patel Earn Associate Fellowship in National Academy
CHICAGO, IL. –At the American Academy of Implant Dentistry’s 2021 Annual Meeting, which was held in Chicago, IL, November 10-13-Vikaskumar Patel, DDS of Laurel, MD, was recognized as an Associate Fellow of the Academy. As one of 750 dentists who hold this distinguished membership, Dr. Patel is one of the leading experts in implant care.
To qualify for Associate Fellowship, Dr Patel completed a minimum of 300 hours of post-doctoral instruction in implant dentistry, performed implant cases and passed the Academy’s Associate Fellow examination. This examination, which is conducted by an expert panel of implant dentists, included a written examination, a series of oral examinations and defense of three implant cases that he had completed.
The examination process measured Dr. Patel’s clinical proficiency in surgical and prosthetic dental implant techniques, in-depth knowledge of dental implants, and commitment to excellence in implant dental practice and to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry’s standards for ethics and patient welfare.
The American Academy of Implant Dentistry is the oldest professional organization in the U.S. dedicated to the advancement of the implant field. Its more than 5,500 members include general dentists, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, periodontists, and prosthodontists. The Academy’s Associate Fellow and Fellow credentials are a testament to excellence in implant dentistry.