About Your Dentist

Toral Patel, DDS

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” – Mahatma Gandhi

My Mission

“I am fortunate to be a part of such an incredible healthcare profession. I have a passion for dentistry, and that passion stays ignited by my patients’ trust and acknowledgement that I receive from providing quality and personalized dental care. My mission is to restore the dental health of our society one patient at a time, by providing ethical and compassionate dental service. Our wonderful office team will ensure that you have a comfortable experience here, and while we help you get a healthy smile, you will develop a lasting relationship with us.”

Education

  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery – Dharmsinh Desai University, Gujarat, India
  • Doctorate of Dental Surgery – Howard University, Washington, D.C.

Continuing Education & Professional Memberships

Dr. Patel is an active member of the American Dental Association, Maryland State Dental Association, Indian Dental Association, and International Association for Dental Research. She has attended a wide range of continuing education courses, including Advanced Endodontics, TMJ and Occlusion, Periodontal Therapy, and Prosthetic Restorations.

Life & Hobbies

Dr. Patel has received advanced training in yoga and meditation from India. Besides practicing yoga, Dr. Patel enjoys reading, hiking, cooking for family and friends, and traveling with her husband.

Umar Shahbaz, DMD

“A smile is the prettiest thing you can wear.”

My Mission

“My mission is to provide high quality dentistry using cutting edge dental technology. I care deeply about my patients and what I do to help maintain dental health for a lifetime. My dental team works together as a unit to provide the best dental care for all ages. I treat my patients with patience and kindness.”

Education & Continuing Education

LECOM college of Dental Medicine - Sarasota, FloridaDoctor of Dental Medicine

University of Maryland College Park – College Park, MarylandBachelor of Science in Neuroscience

Life & Hobbies

Outside of dentistry, Dr. Shahbaz enjoys spending most of his spare time with his family. Dr. Shahbaz and his wife recently welcomed a baby girl to the world. In his free time, he also enjoys traveling and hiking. On most weekends you can catch him watching football (he's a huge Baltimore Ravens fan!) He also enjoys giving back to his community and frequently volunteers at his local church to assist in food donations.