Dr. Minal Patel DDS
Family. Community. Roots. These are just three of the reasons Dr. Minal Patel chose to open Park Place Smiles, her General and Cosmetic Dentistry practice in Glendora. A Southern California native, she grew up in Norwalk and witnessed the challenges and joys her father experienced operating his own neighborhood pharmacy in Long Beach for over 38 years.
To pursue her dreams of a career in healthcare and helping others, she chose UCLA for her undergraduate education where she studied Psychobiology. From there she went on to New York University Dental School where she graduated in 2007, but she couldn’t wait to get back to Southern California to begin her career in dentistry.
For seven years she associated herself with one of the most respected and well known cosmetic dentists in the state. Dr. Patel was mentored by an implantologist and from him Dr. Patel learned and perfected her craft to the point where she was soon doing all the restorations such as implants, crowns and bridges in his office. For four of her seven associate years she was the managing dentist in Anaheim Hills and Walnut. This is where Dr Patel developed her passion for cosmetic dentistry, helping to achieve for each patient the beautiful and healthy smile they had always dreamed of.
Furthering her education Dr. Patel has completed significant coursework at the Las Vegas Institute which specializes in cosmetic dentistry and occlusion therapy. She is also a certified Invisalign® treatment provider. These things are what drive Dr. Patel and why she has determined to dedicate her life to creating a community of patients who will be as passionate and concerned about their good oral health as she is. We invite you to join this dynamic and growing community of patients who seek the best in their oral healthcare needs.
Dr. Charles Park – Implantologist
Dr. Charles Park is a graduate of University of California in Los Angeles. He has been a dentist for over 15 years and has been through several post graduate courses in different fields of dentistry since receiving his DDS degree.
Dr. Park is an instructor at the prestigious Global Dental Implant Academy where he trains dentists and specialists in the art of implantology. He also lectures at his alma mater, UCLA, and enjoys training the next generation of dental professionals.
We are excited to have Dr Park as part of the Park Place Smiles team.
Domenica – Hygienist
Domenica and her husband moved from Oregon to California in 2016 and have enjoyed assimilating themselves into the Glendora community. A graduate of Pacific University with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene, she practiced in Oregon for over five years before joining Park Place Smiles. In her free time she enjoys reading, traveling, and outdoor recreational activities including hiking and running.
Melissa Luna – Office Manager
Melissa joined our team with over 25 years of experience and knowledge in the dental field. Melissa is happily married to her husband for 21 years with two teenage children. In her spare time she enjoys baking, arts and crafts, and camping with her family.