Dr. Dhara B. Patel was born and raised in Illinois. She is an all-around Illinois girl and moved to Colorado in Summer of 2021 to enjoy nature and become a part of our amazing NEO team. While completing her dental degree she worked for multiple families as a nanny and a private tutor where she realized her love for kids and pediatric dentistry was the perfect fit. Dr. Dhara treats children of all ages and backgrounds and has a passion for working with children with special needs. Her philosophy is to focus on preventative therapies and to counsel families on how to improve health with changes in their breathing/sleep, nutrition, and oral hygiene habits at home. She truly is devoted to overall child health and wellness and is constantly reading books and attending lectures that will help her understand what overall health and wellness entails for her patients. She even has her own podcast dedicated to this topic called Blooming Smiles: a podcast, which is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher.
At home, she enjoys spending time with her rescue dog, Mylo. She is a world traveler and has backpacked through Europe and even traveled all the way to Indonesia to learn about sustainability and the epidemic of deforestation in the region. She is a culinary enthusiast and enjoys trying new restaurants or making vegetarian meals at home. In her time in Colorado she has developed a relationship with nature through hiking. Dr. Dhara is also a big believer of giving back; she has spent her time volunteering at community service organizations that focus on child abuse prevention and awareness.