90 seconds with…Annika Patel

This week we hear from Annika Patel about balancing a passion for art and dentistry and what the future of dentistry looks like.

Annika Patel

Annika Patel qualified with both her undergraduate bachelor of dental surgery degree and postgraduate masters in orthodontics from King’s College London.

She undertook her specialist training in orthodontics at Guy’s Hospital and the Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead. This allowed her to treat both child and adult patients, requiring multidisciplinary care from other specialties.

In addition, Dr Patel is one of the UK’s leading orthodontists in lingual orthodontics. She is an advanced Incognito user, allowing her patients to have discrete and aesthetic treatment.

Her masters research, looking at websites and orthodontic marketing, was published in the European Journal of Orthodontics and presented at a Medical World Congress in Maui, Hawaii. She has also invited to speak both regionally and internationally, in Austria and Italy.

Dr Patel believes that her strong influence in the art world aids her work in orthodontics. She has a keen interest in the history of art, painting and attending current exhibitions.

Annika enjoys her annual ski trips, being a mum and making the most out of life.

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