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Our Team

The Pure Dental Spa team is a family of highly trained and experienced professionals; every member of our team is focused on serving you with the best modern dentistry has to offer.

Dr. Rajul Patel

Dentist

Dr.Patel - Dentist
Dr. Patel Patel’s passion for dentistry started during her undergrad at Loyola University of Chicago where she worked part time as a dental assistant. This led her onto her journey to New York University’s College of Dentistry to complete her education. After graduation, Dr. Patel set out to create an office that makes going to the dentist an enjoyable experience, rather than a dreaded one. And so, Pure Dental Spa was born.

Dr. Patel has created a one of a kind practice at Pure Dental Spa that invites patients to relax while receiving quality dentistry and spa-like amenities. “Providing our patients with the most comprehensive and complete treatment is our number one priority,” said Dr. Patel. To fulfill this guarantee Dr. Patel continues her education by attending courses, seminars, workshops and case studies each year. She is an active member of the ADA, AGD, CDS, and ISDA. Her recent focus has been on implant placement.

 

Dr. Avani Patel

Dentist

Originally from Reno, Nevada, Dr. Avani Patel has been residing in Chicago for two years. Dr. Avani graduated from Tufts University in Boston where she received her Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry (DMD) with high academic recognition. Dr. Avani hold certifications in Invisalign, and Cerec-CAD-CAM, and Botox. Dr. Avani is an active member of the American Dental Association (ADA), Chicago Dental Society (CDS), and the Illinois State Dental Society (ISDS)

“Dentistry involves so many different elements—art, science, health and more. As a dentist at Pure Dental Spa, I’m able to combine art and technology to sculpt, design and create custom oral health plans for each patient. I feel beyond privileged to have the ability to do this for patients.”—Dr. Avani Patel. When she’s not saving the world one tooth at a time, Dr. Avani enjoys trying new restaurants, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.

Dr. Amitoj Mehta

Orthodontist

Dr. Amitoj Mehta’s passion for educating and helping people fulfill their oral health ambitions led him into orthodontics. Graduating from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) where he completed his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) and Orthodontics and Dental Facial Orthopedics program. Dr. Mehta is one of Chicago’s leading orthodontists and major patient advocate at Pure Dental Spa. He is currently an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), American Dental Association (ADA), Illinois State Dental Society (ISDS), and Chicago Dental Society (CDS).

“It’s incredible to witness how enhancing someone smile with braces can change their whole personality and outlook on life. My life’s work is dedicated to educating and giving our patients the smile they have always wanted young and old. Orthodontics allows me to establish lifelong bonds with my patients—we do this as a team. Once the braces come off, I get such joy in watching patients walk a little taller and smile a lot bigger!”—Dr. Mehta Patel. In his spare time, Dr. Mehta enjoys playing cricket, cycling and reading.
 

Dr. Prem Patel

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Dr. Prem Patel was born and raised in Addison, Illinois. He
received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he graduated with High Honors. Dr. Prem attended the University of Pennsylvania and obtained his Dental Medicine Doctorate degree. During this time, he remained very active academically and was awarded several surgical and scholastic distinctions. Dr. Prem was later accepted into the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania’s Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery residency program. Once admitted to his residency program, he attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine where he earned his MD degree. Dr. Prem went on to receive his two-year General Surgery certificate, while completing rotations of adult and pediatric anesthesia at the Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Prem provides a wide-range of oral and maxillofacial surgery procedures, including: facial trauma and reconstruction, pathology, dental implant surgery, bone grafting, removal of impacted wisdom teeth, TMJ surgery, sleep apnea, and corrective jaw and cosmetic surgery. In his free time, he enjoys eating, traveling, exercising, and spending time with his family and friends.  If you need to see an oral surgeon, set up a consultation today!

Dr. Robert Lee

Endodontist

Dr.Robert Lee - Endodontist
Dr. Robert Lee is the premiere Endodontist in Bloomingdale, and we are honored to have him as a part of the Pure Dental Spa team. His is a master of his craft, but most importantly he is compassionate to the patients need and eases their concerns with a detailed explanation of their procedure. “We’ve had many patients tell us they never thought they would enjoy a root canal, but they did with Dr. Lee,” said Dr. Patel.

Dr. Lee earned his advanced degree in endodontics from the University of Illinois. Prior to choosing to pursue a career as an endodontist, Dr. Lee practiced general dentistry in the greater Chicago area for a number of years, where he form a long last friendship with Dr. Patel. Dr. Lee is the author of a professional article in the Journal of Endodontics. In addition, he is active an active member of the ABE, ADA, and AAE. When not practicing dentistry, Dr. Lee enjoys playing tennis and spending time with his wife Judy and their kids.

 

Dr. Joshua Foxson

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
Dr. Joshua Foxson - Oral & Maxillofacial SurgeonDr. Joshua Foxson has been helping patients achieve beautiful and healthy smiles for 6 years. His interest in dentistry began while completing his Masters in biology at Towson University in Maryland and continued as a researcher at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He then went on to earn his D.D.S (Doctor of Dental Surgery) from New York University College of Dentistry. After graduation Dr. Foxson started his hospital residency training at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. There he had various surgical and medical rotations including anesthesia, general surgery, plastic surgery, head and neck surgery, emergency medicine, and trauma surgery.

Dr. Foxson’s passion for providing excellent oral care goes beyond the surgical suite. He has participated in mission trips to the Dominican Republic to provide care for the underserved. “Dr. Foxson brings a superior level of knowledge to our team, his expertise extends to performing more than 1,000 procedures,” said Dr. Patel “He makes everyone around him better at what they do,” she added. He has many years of advanced training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Implant Surgery and is an active member of the AAOMS, ADA, ISOMS, CSOMS, GLSOMS, ISDS, CDS and ADSA.

 

Jazmin Tuazon-Delgado

Dental Hygienist

Dr.Jazmin Tuazon-Delgado - Dental HygienistA great hygienist, with a real ability to connect and understand people, is how Dr. Patel describes our team leader, Dental Hygienist Jazmin Delgado. “Our patient’s can’t stop raving about Jazmin and how comfortable and confident they feel when they are in her chair,” said Dr. Patel.

Jazmin moved to the Bloomingdale area to further her hygiene career and enjoy time with her family.
A graduate of the University of Hawaii, she is certified to deliver local anesthetic, soft tissue laser, and AED/CPR. Jazmin was attracted to dentistry for the opportunity to truly help people and create beautiful, healthy smiles. She is now able to accomplish both of these and work with a team that is committed to advancing their skills and knowledge with state-of-the-art technology. Our patients love Jazmin because she places a strong emphasis on prevention when speaking with patients about their oral health.

Jose Rivera

Dental Hygienist

Dr.Jose Rivera – Dental HygienistWith 6 years of experience as a hygienist, Jose has helped set the standard of care at Pure Dental Spa. His drive to know and understand all aspects of dentistry allows him to be the ultimate patient educator and the leader of our hygiene team. “It is very gratifying for me as a hygienist to give care to my patients in a calm and caring atmosphere where their comfort and well being is the main concern, “ said Jose. With this level of knowledge and understanding allow Jose to be the best dental hygienist in Bloomingdale. “Jose’s daily preparation for every patient shows his dedication and commitment to providing the highest level of service,” said Dr. Patel.

Jose is always looking for continuing education and when he heard Pure Dental Spa offers laser dentistry, he quickly became certified in laser dentistry. “The technology here is incredible, and Dr. Patel and the entire team are committed to remaining cutting edge in both the areas of high-tech dentistry and patient experience. With those two goals, how could I want to work anywhere else,” said Jose.

Serene Shalabi

Dental Hygienist

Dr.Serene Shalab - Dental HygienistSerene brings a fresh perspective on the latest technologies and trends in Dentistry. Serene graduated from Sanford Brown Hygiene School and quickly learned the ropes. “As the newest member to Pure Dental Spa, I truly love and appreciate the tender care and extra amenities we offer to all of our patients. They really make all our patients feel warm and welcomed.”

Growing up in the Lemont area, Serene had always aspirated to be a dental hygienist, a dream she had since middle school. “My aunt is a Periodontist, and she inspired me to pursue dental hygiene at a young age. “Serene’s gentle nature make her a favorite with patients and team member,” said Dr. Patel. Her eagerness to learn the latest technology, challenged her to become laser dentistry certified within 4 months of her joining our practice.

Megha Patel

Dental Hygienist

As one of the first members to the Pure Dental Spa team, we guarantee any visit with Megha will be a memorable one! “Megha started as a dental assistant when we first opened the practice in 2010. Since then, she’s grown tremendously as a dental professional and personally. Megha completely embodies what Pure Dental Spa’s mission is all about”—Dr. Rajul Patel.

Megha graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2008 with her Bachelors in Science and Art. In 2012, she became a Registered Dental Hygienist from Kennedy King College. She holds certifications in Basic Life Support (BLS), Certified Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), and Laser Bacteria Reduction. “My goal is to always ensure our patients feel 100% informed and comfortable during their visit. There’s nothing more gratifying than educating and helping our patients overcome their dental fears!”—Megha.

 

Jannira Murillo

Dental Assistant

Dr.Jannira Murillo - Dental AssistantJannira is not only a fantastic at explain treatment to patients, but she is an amazing dental assistant, and works with Dr. Patel on a daily basis. “I wanted Jannira to be a part of our team certainly because of her skills, but more so because of her energy, positive attitude and ability to explain the importance of dental treatment to our patients,” said Dr. Patel. “She really cares about our patients, and it shows,” she added.

Having over 7 years of experience, Jannira brings a wide range of skills. She is able to assist with routine cleanings, complex oral surgery, root canals and crown cases. “We provide so many different services for our patients, meaning that no matter their problem or issue we need to be able to handle it right here in our office – I like that. My assisting experience also let’s me explain the importance of treatment to patients,” said Jannira.

 

Mayra Alejandra Heredia

Dental Assistant

Dr.Mayra Alejandra Heredia - Dental AssistantA desire to learn the latest advancements in dental care and technology are what first attracted Mayra to Pure Dental Spa. “I love the opportunity to work with the leading technologies like CEREC, Laser Dentistry and Implant dentistry,” said Mayra. As Dr. Patel’s assistant she brings more than 3 years experience to her role working side-by-side assisting Dr. Patel with patient care.

“Mayra’s combination of high tech dentistry with a strong focus on patient care are what make her a perfect fit for our office and team,” said Dr. Patel. As a people person you can rest assure Mayra will always greet you with a smile, which makes our patients feel comfortable and at ease. “I loves working with and learning about our patients, it’s the most important part of our jobs”

Diana Marin

Lead Dental Assistant

With over 6 years of dental assisting experience, Diana’s passion for providing excellent care radiates during every patient visit. As the lead clinical assistant at Pure Dental Spa West Loop, Diana will ensure you receive the most relaxed dental experience. Having worked in varies elements of the field, she has extensive chairside assisting proficiency—from routine dental exams to the complexities of oral surgery and orthodontics.

“Diana plays a crucial role to our Pure Dental Spa team—she has extensive knowledge and does an incredible job caring for all our patient’s needs”, said Dr. Rajul Patel. “Her positive and vibrant energy is undeniable!” Diana strives every day to continue advancing her assisting skills and to grow professionally. “Pure Dental Spa has allowed me to stay up-to-date on the newest dental technologies. It’s so exciting to be part of a team that pushes me to learn and grow!”—Diana.

Kathy Barajas

Patient Coordinator

When you visit Pure Dental Spa Bloomingdale, Kathy will be one of the first team members to welcome you. Kathy’s extensive background in dental administration and her lively personality makes her a key player to Pure Dental Spa team. “Kathy has an incredible way of explaining treatment and insurance questions to patients. She’s very thorough and extremely helpful to everyone she meets”—Dr. Rajul Patel

In addition to her impressive administration knowledge, you’ll also find Kathy assisting our clinical staff. “Working as a Patient Coordinator and helping the clinical team has given me the opportunity to develop great relationships with our patients. It’s such a rewarding feeling knowing I’m able to help patients in so many different ways”—Kathy.

Kristan Urback

Patient Coordinator

Originally from Winter Park, Florida, Kristan has an extensive background in dental administration with over 10 years of experience. “Kristan is extremely knowledgeable when it comes to explaining treatment plans, insurance benefits, and answering patient’s concerns. It doesn’t hurt that she also has an awesome personality!”—Dr. Rajul Patel.

As Pure Dental Spa West Loop’s Patient Coordinator, Kristan is dedicated to helping every patient achieve their oral health goals. “Moving to a new city is always a little scary at first, but working with such an amazing team has made my transition easier. It’s incredible to see how passionate everyone is to provide quality dental care.”—Kristan. In her spare time, Kristan enjoys exploring Chicago and discovering amazing new restaurants. Stop by our office and give Kristan your personal recommendations!

Yoselyn Vasquez

Patient Coordinator

Bloomingdale’s Patient Coordinator, Yoselyn, will ensure you receive the best dental experience. Yoselyn’s 8 years of administration background dominates when it comes to accommodating patient’s scheduling needs, explaining treatment plans, and verifying and answering any insurance question. “Yoselyn is extremely patient-oriented and team driven. She always makes it a priority to take the time to talk to and understand our patient’s concerns”—Dr. Rajul Patel.

“I love working with people! One of the most rewarding feelings is being able to help patients by explaining treatment needs and familiarizing them with their insurance coverage. Seeing a dentist can be scary for some people. So, anytime I’m able to ease someone’s anxiety, I know I’m making a difference. ”—Yoselyn.

Monica Orteaga

Lead Patient Coordinator

As Pure Dental Spa West Loop’s Lead Patient Coordinator, Monica will be your biggest advocate. With Monica’s wide-ranging and impressive knowledge of dentistry, you can rest assure all your questions will be answered. “Patients can’t stop raving about Monica! She has an incredible way of detailing and comprehensively answering patient’s insurance and treatment questions.”—Dr. Rajul Patel

Monica’s has over 5 years of extensive dental experience which includes a high proficiency of insurance, accounting, and treatment coordination. Monica will ensure you leave every visit with a holistic understanding of your dental needs. “Motivation comes easy when you work with such an amazing group of people who push you to challenge yourself. Our team’s passion for helping patients and each other inspires me every day”—Monica.

 

Isabel Pitones

Office Manager

Dr.Isabel Pitones - Office ManagerAs the Office Manager Isabel will be the first person to greet you and the last one to ensure you are 100% satisfied with your visit. “Isabel’s energy is very contagious, she is always laughing, which puts patients at ease the minute they walk in,” said Dr. Patel. Isabel’s 5 years of experience working as a patient coordinator, have given her the skills needed to really understand our patients.

As the youngest member of the Pure Dental Spa team, Isabel’s love for people keep her striving to develop better communication skills. She says, “I’m all about really understanding our patients and listening to what’s important to them.” Having worked at other dental practices as the front desk receptionist and dental assistant Isabel has developed multiple skills that make her the face of Pure Dental Spa.

 

Mehul Patel

Office Manager

Dr.Mehul Patel - Office ManagerMehul is all about relationships. “Building relationships is one of his great characteristics, so asking Mehul to join Pure Dental Spa made perfect sense,” said Dr. Patel. Since joining Pure Dental Spa Mehul has brought used his background in business management and unique skills in customer service to ensure that the patients experience is like no other dental office. Mehul joined Pure Dental Spa in 2014 with no dental experience, but quickly developed multiple skills that make his one of the faces of Pure Dental Spa. At the office he wears many hats including Office Manager, patient coordinator, but the most important hat he wears is being Dr. Patel’s partner in business and in life. “We are family practice, so joining my wife and developing our dental family was the a no brainer for me.”

Mehul is devoted to providing the best possible care for all our patients. His newly found passion for dentistry stems from the positive impact he has seen it have on our patient’s every day lives. The dedication to making a positive impact on every patient and the deep caring for the individual are what keep Mehul motivated to do more for our patients.

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