Meet the Active Dental Team
Our doctors have furnished the office with state-of-the-art equipment and materials to provide exceptional care for our patients! We offer a wide range of services from general, cosmetic, restorative, emergency, and pediatric dentistry to dentures, dental implants, and even Invisalign treatment – all right here in our conveniently located Dallas-Fort Worth, TX office!
We know choosing the right dentist here in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX is a big decision. That is why our team does everything to make sure you and your family is treated with the best dental care. Call our office today to schedule your appointment with one of our amazing doctors to get your smile and confidence back to 100%!
Meet Your Award-Winning Dentists in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
Dr. Kalpesh Patel
Hello! My name is Dr. Kalpesh Patel. I was raised in Texarkana and am a proud homegrown Texan as there was never any doubt that I would make Dallas my home. I invite you and your family to come and experience a better dental office! I look forward to meeting you soon.
In May of 2006, I completed my dental training at one of the most prestigious dental schools in the nation, Baylor College of Dentistry. My passion for dentistry, is founded on my love for people. In fact, this motivated me to establish my own practice.
In June of 2009, I opened Active Dental of Irving. Since then, we have been helping individuals attain healthy, beautiful smiles. In December of 2019, we established our second practice, Active Dental of Arlington. Arlington, TX is a great location in DFW. I enjoy the great community here and how fast the community is expanding! You can imagine how excited we were to extend our services to more members of our community!
Because my mission has always been to provide world-class dental service, I place great value in staying up-to-date with the latest technology and the most current techniques. This enables me to provide the best care to all of my patients! My dental team shares in that same vision which is why we are successful at making everyone feel right at home!
On a personal level, I accomplished yet another milestone in January 2013 when I married my best friend, Hetal! Now I am working on getting her to join me on supporting the best basketball team out there, the Dallas Mavericks!
Dr. Josh George
Hello! My name is Joshua George, and I am excited to be a part of the Active Dental family. I was born and raised in Dallas, TX, and completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Texas at Arlington in December 2016. I began my dentistry journey at UTA through community outreach programs that provided dental care to underserved populations. Experiences like these drove me to pursue my passion – dentistry. Ultimately, I completed my dental training and received my Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in May 2022 from UTHealth School of Dentistry at Houston.
I strive to treat all my patients as my family while providing exceptional dental service. I am also passionate about educating my patients on the importance of dental care. I plan on staying up to date with the latest technologies and techniques to provide the best care for all my patients.
Outside of dentistry, I love spending time with family and friends. I also enjoy working out, playing basketball as much as physically possible, traveling, trying new food spots in town, and cheering on our own Dallas Cowboys & Dallas Mavericks!
Fun fact: I have a twin brother who is also a dentist!
I look forward to meeting and working with you all!
Dr. Bhavik Patel
Having grown up in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, there’s no place quite like home. My venture into dentistry began as an undergraduate student at Baylor University in Waco, TX. I decided to start shadowing my mentor and fell in love with it. I felt a natural fit in a profession that I was passionate about.
I completed my dental training in 2013 at Baylor College of Dentistry, one of the most esteemed dental schools in the world. Dentistry isn’t just a job for me – it’s my passion. There’s nothing more rewarding than putting a smile on my patient’s face. A smile can change not only the demeanor of a person but also their state of mind, and I’m fortunate to be a positive influence in this regard.
I took ownership of Active Dental Plano in October 2016. Being both an owner and the dentist has been very gratifying, and I take pride in attaining healthy, beautiful smiles for my patients. I’m grateful to a part of the Plano community, impacting lives in a positive manner.
Being an elite provider and providing world-class dental service has and always will be my goal. By taking Continuing Education courses and being up to date with technology, I’m able to provide exceptional care for all of my patients. With a team that shares my vision, we ensure that every patient receives outstanding service and feels right at home.
During my free time, I enjoy spending quality time with my family and friends, especially my wife and beautiful daughter Mila. I also love to workout and stay active. My hobbies include reading, traveling, and keeping up with Dallas sports. Go Mavs and Cowboys!
I cannot wait to work with you and your family, and we welcome you to our office!
Dr. Niki Patel
Dr. Niki Patel DMD is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science. Thereafter, she moved to Salt Lake City, Utah and attended dental school at Roseman University of Health Sciences. Dr. Niki’s passion for dentistry began at a very young age. Coming from a large family full of dentists, she spent the majority of her summer and winter breaks shadowing and working at her uncle’s dental office.
Now as a Dentist, Dr. Niki goes above and beyond to make sure her patients are educated when they visit her. Dr. Niki makes every effort to stay on top of current developments in dentistry. To that end, he maintains the highest levels of accreditation and takes advantage of ongoing education in both general and cosmetic dentistry. She enjoys providing great quality care to all our patients, and we are extremely grateful to have Dr. Niki on our team. In her free time, Dr. Niki enjoys spending time with her husband and friends, traveling, and working out. She has a little cat named Mr. Mamelon she rescued while in dental school.
Dr. Samir Prajapati
Born and raised right here in Dallas, TX it feels great to be able to do what I love in my hometown. My journey into Dentistry began in high school where I did an internship at a pediatric clinic obtaining my Dental Assisting License. I used this license to work as a Dental Assistant while I attended The University of North Texas in Denton, TX. Seeing first-hand the work of Dentists helped grow my passion for the profession.
I completed my training in Dentistry at Texas A&M University College of Dentistry in 2022, a well renowned dental institution and leader in oral head and neck research. Science has proven that smiling improves esteem and overall health as we experience the world around us. For me there is nothing more rewarding and gratifying than helping patients feel comfortable and confident in their smile.
I will continue to enhance and improve upon my skills through continuing education to stay informed on current advancements in the field of dentistry, providing the highest level of care to my patients.
In my free time I love to cook, trying out new recipes and checking out new food spots around the metroplex! Love watching, talking, and playing sports! Always rooting for the Mavs, Boys, and ManU!!
It’s a dream come true to be a part of this awesome profession and I look forward to bringing smiles to you and your family!
Dr. Dominic DiRusso
My name is Dr. Dominic DiRusso and I am excited to join the Active Dental family! I was born in Dallas, spent my childhood in Michigan, and returned to Dallas where my family and I call home. I earned my undergraduate education at The University of Texas at Dallas and my Doctorate of Dental Surgery at The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston.
My passion for helping others and the artistic aspect of dentistry made it the perfect career for me. My goal is for every encounter with a patient to be a memorable one, taking the extra steps to ensure that you feel cared for and prioritized in our office like family. I strive to provide conservative, comprehensive, and the highest quality dental care.
In addition to my passion of helping others through dentistry, I am passionate about ice hockey and enjoy spending time with family and friends. I also enjoy working out at the gym, hiking, spending time outdoors, experiencing new restaurants, and traveling to new places.
Dr. Shivam Patel
Hi! I’m Dr. Shivam Patel, DDS (AKA: Dr. Silver). Raised in Weatherford Tx after moving from California when I was still in elementary school, I proudly call myself a Texan today. From then to now, I’ve always been a nerd. And proud of it! It’s actually how I got the name “Dr. Silver.” As a kid, and still to this day, reading for pleasure was my favorite pasttime. That never stopped me from competing against my friends in basketball, footraces, or countless other physical activities and coming in 2nd place more often than not. Hence the name. “Never Gold, but always Silver.” Two decades later and I was able to add the “Dr.” part to that nickname.
For me, healthcare was always the field I wanted to pursue. In highschool, I shadowed every type of doctor imaginable. What drew me to dentistry was the realization that they got to combine the ability of developing relationships with their patients with that of being able to actively use their hands to deliver treatment. I certainly didn’t think that my search for a career when I was fourteen years old would reveal what I can only describe as a calling!
After receiving my Biomedical Sciences Degree from Texas A&M University in 2018, I eagerly signed on for another four years at the Texas A&M College of Dentistry. In May of 2022, eight years of hard work paid off when I graduated again and earned the “DDS” title. A passion for dentistry and knowledge combined with the joy of meeting new people that I can help is why when you come see us, I’ll likely have a smile on my face. I look forward to seeing you and hope you’re staying happy, healthy, and smiling.