Meet Our Doctors
Dr. Dipesh Patel
Originally from Rome, Georgia, Dr. Dipesh Patel completed his undergraduate studies with honors at the University of Georgia before earning his doctorate from Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine in 2012. To further solidify his education in dentistry, he has dedicated countless hours to completing continuing education courses to keep up with modern dentistry. Whether it’s 3D cone beam technology (3D x-ray) or 3D intraoral scanning (to prevent taking impressions), Dr. Patel believes in constant education and advancement so that he can serve his patients with the latest that dentistry has to offer. He is experienced in dental emergencies, laser dentistry, root canal treatments, fixed and removable prosthodontics, surgical extractions, pediatrics, and implants. He is also Invisalign and nitrous oxide certified. Furthermore, Dr. Patel is currently undergoing rigorous training in sleep medicine because he believes in an interconnection between dentistry and medicine. Treating a person as a whole, not just the oral cavity, is a philosophy he has followed since the day he graduated.
After dental school in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Dr. Patel could not see himself living anywhere besides Georgia. He has a deep love for the state, especially since it is home to his family, friends, and, of course, his favorite sports teams. When he’s not working, he’s an avid sports fan and loves to watch his teams play – Go Dawgs! Go Braves! Go Falcons! Go any team from Georgia! Don’t worry if you’re not a Georgia sports fan, he loves having some friendly sports banter about your favorite teams! He also loves to travel so that he can learn and immerse himself in different cultures and people. In addition, in the mornings prior to work, he likes to meditate and read to get the day started on a positive note. He has a fondness towards self-development and motivation. Some of his favorite books – “The Code of the Extraordinary Mind” by Vishan Lakhani, “The Power of Habit” by Charles Duhigg, “The 5 AM Club” by Robin Sharma and “The Secret” by Rhonda Byrne – focuses on just that. Dr. Patel has been a part of the Marietta Dental Professionals team since 2012 and he looks forward to building long-term relationships with not only the team, but also the patients at Marietta Dental Professionals.
Dr. Patel’s Personal Motto
“I stand for hope and love. I believe that where there is hope, there is an opportunity. I believe that privilege is a gift and with that gift comes the opportunity to change lives for the better. I dream of a world in which all beings, regardless of their privilege or circumstances have the support they need to become the creators of their destinies and realize their fullest potential, enabling a prosperous world abundant with hope, joy, and love for all.”
Dr. Lina Al-Chaar
Dr. Lina Al-Chaar is originally from Champaign, Illinois where she also completed her undergraduate studies from the University of Illinois, majoring in molecular and cellular biology with a minor in chemistry. Soon after, she earned her doctorate from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry. She was honored with multiple awards during her time at the dental school, including recognition in teaching dentistry, excellence in diagnosis and treatment planning, and in advocating for health literacy.
Dr. Al-Chaar enjoys practicing all aspects of dentistry. She is first and foremost passionate in developing an honest and comfortable relationship with every patient she interacts with. She performs a diversity of procedures including cosmetic dentistry, root canals, extractions, and fixed and removable prosthetics. Her ultimate goal is to create healthier and happier smiles while making you feel confident and well informed on the treatment. Previous patients of Dr. Al-Chaar have described her as “really caring for the needs of her patients,” “amazing bedside manner,” “wants to provide the best care possible,” and ”does an amazing job at trying to make me feel comfortable.”
Although enjoying her life in the Midwest, she decided to make a move down to the warmer weather of Georgia. She not only learned to love the weather but has gotten accustomed to the company of the good Georgia people. In her free time, you can find her baking, spending time with her large family, or traveling!