Dr. Priyanka Patel, DMD, MSD
Dr. Patel believes every patient should feel comfortable at the dentist, and that relationship begins with a child’s first dental visit. She strives to make every child’s visit a positive experience while building healthy habits and providing high quality dental treatment.
Dr. Patel is a South Carolina native who enjoys bringing her warm personality to New York. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of South Carolina Honors College where she studied Biology and Spanish. Dr. Patel received her Doctorate in Dental Medicine degree from the University of Pennsylvania and graduated with dual honors in Community Oral Health and Radiological Sciences. She completed her specialty training in pediatric dentistry at Virginia Commonwealth University, where she also earned her Master of Science in Dentistry.
Dr. Patel is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and American Dental Association. In her spare time, she enjoys staying active through fitness classes, yoga, and hiking with family and friends.
Dr. Yoojin Rachel Rhee, DDS
Dr. Rachel grew up in Baltimore, Maryland, and completed her undergraduate degree in biology at Brown University. She earned her doctorate in dental medicine at University of Pennsylvania, graduating with honors in care of the medically complex, honors in community oral health, and accolades in research.
After dental school, she was elected chief resident in the general practice residency program at NYP- Weill Cornell Medicine. During her two-year general residency, she received specialized training in dental treatment of oncology patients while on her rotation at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
Following her general residency, she was elected chief resident in the pediatric dentistry residency program at Montefiore Medical Center- Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where she received her specialty certificate in pediatric dentistry. During her two-year pediatric residency, she rotated at Rose F. Kennedy Center, a special care dentistry clinic, took call in the emergency department at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, and trained in completing dental treatment under sedation and general anesthesia.
Dr. Rachel decided at the age of 7 that she wanted to be a dentist! She was inspired by her own childhood dentist’s ability to create fun and educational dental visits, and she strives to create the same positive, enjoyable, and informative experience for every child that walks into her office. She tailors each dental visit to a specific child and family’s unique needs, and her gentle demeanor and transparency will instantly make you and your child feel at home. Preventative and minimally-invasive dentistry are her preferred treatment modalities.
Dr. Rachel resides in Manhattan with her husband, Jay. Outside of the office, you can find her trying every pizza place in New York City, zipping down a ski slope, or spinning in a Soulcycle class. She is also an accomplished violinist and speaks conversational French and Korean.