While in dental school, she continued her passion for service by becoming an active board member of the American Student Dental Association. She was appointed as the coordinator of the St. Vincent de Paul Free Clinic Project, where she organized and provided treatment to underserved communities in the greater Detroit area. While there, the clinic was awarded the Pierre Fauchard Academy Foundation grant in order to double the days the students could provide free treatment to the community.
Dr. Patel’s goal is to understand her patients' concerns and to provide quality care while making the dental experience as comfortable as possible. She enjoys taking hands-on continuing education courses in order to stay updated in the field and is an active member of the dental community through her commitment to the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and the Indian Dental Association.
After graduating from dental school, she moved back home to California where she could be closer to her family and friends and away from the cold weather! She recently moved to the West Los Angeles area and enjoys exploring the city, trying new restaurants, hiking with friends, and taking Pilates classes.
DR. NIHARIKA DESAI
Dr. Desai received her DDS at the renowned University of Washington School of Dentistry in Seattle.
She also received her BS in Cell & Molecular Biology from UW as well. Go Huskies! In order to escape the rain, she moved to LA and completed a post-doctorate program at USC to further enhance her dental skills. The sunshine was too enticing and she has been here ever since.
Dr. Desai strongly believes in providing the best comprehensive care possible. She emphasizes patient education and preventative maintenance. Dr. Desai constantly takes continuing education classes in order to stay up to date on the latest dental materials and technologies. She is an active member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and the West LA Dental Society. Not only is she an extremely skilled dentist, but her calm and gentle demeanor also puts all patients at ease.
When Dr. Desai isn’t busy keeping LA’s smiles their best, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their 2 children. She can be found cheering at her children’s basketball games and treats herself to sushi from her favorites restaurants whenever she can.
DR. SOPHIA LEE
Dr. Sophia Lee completed her undergraduate degree in molecular biology at UCLA and earned her
Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of the Pacific in San Francisco. After graduation, she moved back to Los Angeles where she was raised and has been practicing in private practice serving patients of all ages.
Dr. Lee believes in treating people, not just treating teeth. She strives to create a comfortable atmosphere and make each dental experience a pleasant one with her warmth and gentleness. She is committed to providing quality dentistry and genuine care for her patients as she continues to learn and stay current with the latest dental topics and procedures.
When she’s not in the office, Dr. Lee enjoys yoga, hiking, traveling, and spending time with her husband and son.