Dr. Manika Patel was born and raised in Zambia, Africa where she completed her high school degree. At the age of 17 she relocated to the United States with her family. Despite cultural, financial and social obstacles that she overcome, she pursued her Bachelors Degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Southern California and then decided she wanted to explore the dental field further. She completed her DDS degree at the University of Southern California in 2008 and is a proud USC Alumni. She has work experience widespread in the United States including California, Louisiana and Texas.
Her passion in dentistry stems from a need to want to help others have a happy and healthy lifestyle through a healthy, functional and beautiful smile. She values the time she spends with her patients in not only providing optimal dental care but also educating them on good dental home care and prevention of dental disease. She has the confidence and zeal to deliver high standards of quality dental treatment to all of her patients and has a gentle touch.
Dr. Manika is a mother to an active and beautiful 18 month old daughter and is expecting a little boy soon. She truly enjoys and values spending quality time with her family. Some of her personal interests outside of Dentistry include running, hiking, the outdoors and reading a good book. These days she spends most of her time chasing her 18 month old around. Since moving to the Valley of the Sun 4 years ago she has discovered a diverse culture here and lots of great restaurants and art festivals!!!!!