Meet The Doctors

Meet The Doctors

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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.

Arlington, TX is a great location in DFW. I enjoy the great community here and how fast the community is expanding!

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, Dr. Joseph Strickland and I partnered together to open Active Dental of Irving. Since then, we have been helping individuals attain healthy, beautiful smiles. In December of 2009, we established our second practice, Active Dental of Grand Prairie.

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!

Additionally, my favorite floss flavor is Mint and my toothpaste of choice is Crest 3D white.

Dr. Jacqueline Mendoza

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Jacqueline Mendoza back to the Active Dental family!

Before starting dental school Dr. Mendoza worked as a receptionist at our Active Dental offices. This is where her love of dentistry grew, especially the science and artistry involved in making healthy and beautiful smiles.
After graduating from Dallas Baptist University, Dr. Mendoza moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan to attend the University of Michigan of Dentistry- a leading and innovating school of dental education. Upon graduation, Dr. Mendoza practiced for a number of years in West Michigan, working in underserved areas in a public health clinic.

She recently relocated back to Dallas and is very happy to rejoin the Active Dental team. She is dedicated to offering high quality dental care to patients of all ages, including young children and geriatric patients. Her focus is on education, prevention, and providing the best treatment in an honest and compassionate manner. Her commitment to advance training allows her to provide an array of services to meet patients’ needs to help them achieve their healthy and confident smile.

When she is not treating patients, you can find Dr. Mendoza in a hot yoga studio, a hiking trail, or planning her next vacation.

Dr. Jacqueline Mendoza Active
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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. I also love to workout and stay active. My hobbies include reading, traveling, and keeping up with Dallas sports. How ‘bout them COWBOYS!

I cannot wait to work with you and your family, and we welcome you to our office!

Education – College: Baylor University

  • Bachelors of Arts in Biology
  • Minor in Chemistry
  • Minor in Business Administration
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery

Member of the following:

  • American Dental Association August 2009 – Present
  • Academy of General Dentists August 2012 – Present
  • Texas Dental Association April 2013 – Present
  • Dallas County Dental Society April 2013 – Present
  • American Student Dental Association August 2009 – May 2013
  • TDA Student Organization November 2012 -May 2013

Continuing Education:

  • New Dentist Forum, Southwest Dental Conference January 2013
  • Implant Dentistry Elective Course, Dr. Raed Ajlouni August 2012 – December 2012
  • Sirona CEREC CAD-CAM Training, Patterson Dental July 2012
  • E4D CAD-CAM Training, E4D University July 2012
  • Enteral Conscious Sedation, Dr. David Grogan May 2013
  • Oral ID: Oral Cancer, Sandra Johnson May 2014
  • Bone Grafting Techniques for Restorative Success, Dr. Imad Nouneh June 2014
  • Implementing Implant Restorations, Dr. Imad Nouneh June 2014
  • New Dimensions in Endodontics, Dr. Keith October 2014