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Dr. Sejal Patel, DDS

Pediatric Dentist, Dentist

New York, NY

About Dr. Sejal Patel

Dr. Sejal Patel was raised in California but has called New York City home for the past seven years. She is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and the New York University College of Dentistry. After dental school, Dr. Sejal completed a two-year specialty training program in Pediatric Dentistry at the Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, New York. She is a recipient of the Richard C. Pugh Achievement Award —awarded annually to approximately twenty individuals for scoring in the top 3% on the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry’s comprehensive board exam—and is also certified as a Diplomate by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Sejal has devoted much of her professional time and energy serving and educating children. After college, Dr. Sejal dedicated a year teaching math to high school students in underprivileged neighborhoods through a non-profit organization in northern California. During dental school, Dr. Sejal participated in an outreach program through which a small group of her professors and fellow students provided free dental consultations and procedures to children in rural India. She has also organized dental educational programs locally, including demonstrations for students at elementary schools throughout New York City on proper brushing and flossing techniques. During her free time, Dr. Sejal enjoys experimenting with photography and painting, knitting, playing badminton, biking, reading, and savoring a good cup of coffee. She currently lives in New York City with her husband and two kids.

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Employee Benefits
  • Cigna

Specialties

  • Dentist
  • Pediatric Dentist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Montefiore Medical Center - Moses Division Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

Education and training

  • Dental School - New York University, Doctor of Dental Surgery
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Montefiore Medical Center, Residency in Pediatric Dentistry

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • New York Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

Awards and publications

  • Richard C. Pugh Award

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Gujarati

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1689953325

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5.0
Recent reviews
My daughter is 6 and had such a great experience! Dr. Patel was patient, kind, creative, welcoming, and made my daughterfeel comfortable and at ease. I appreciated her use of imagination with my child and the way that she wasn't afraid to be silly for the sake of making her less nervous.
My daughter is 6 and had such a great experience! Dr. Patel was patient, kind, creative, welcoming, and made my daughter feel comfortable and at ease. I appreciated her use ofimagination with my child and the way that she wasn't afraid to be silly for the sake of making her less nervous.
Hailey C. · June 25, 2019
Dr. Patel is amazing. She’s thorough, informative, kind and fun. I’m very happy to be her patient. Would definitely recommendher. Thanks Dr. Patel
Dr. Patel is amazing. She’s thorough, informative, kind and fun. I’m very happy to be her patient. Would definitely recommend her. Thanks Dr. Patel
Luke D. · Less than 6 months ago

Dr. Sejal Patel's office location

Tooth Works

232 West 61st Street

New York, NY 10023

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We love Toothworks!

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My daughter is 6 and had such a great experience! Dr. Patel was patient, kind, creative, welcoming, and made my daughter feel comfortable and at ease. I appreciated her use of imagination with my child and the way that she wasn't afraid to be silly for the sake of making her less nervous.

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Dr. Patel is amazing. She’s thorough, informative, kind and fun. I’m very happy to be her patient. Would definitely recommend her. Thanks Dr. Patel

Less than 6 months ago
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Amazing pediatric dentist. Great patience and advice.

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Dr. Patel is the best! She has a great bedside manner and is wonderful with my 5-year-old daughter. I trust her clinical judgement, and she’s very knowledgeable about the most recent dental literature and recommendations.

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She’s excellent with kids. Entertaining, really fast and explains every procedure. She even called and text asking about my son’s condition after she extracted his tooth. We are definitely coming back and highly recommend dr Patel.

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Dr. Sejal Patel is so patient, kind and thorough. We are lucky to have her as our pediatric dentist.

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Dr. Patel is truly special. She is so patient and kind with my daughter. She is gentle and very committed to making the visit a success even though it is stressful for my daughter.

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She’s great

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I took my autistic son, who dislike doctors, dentists and nurses to my daughter appointment today to get acclimated. My daughter was very happy with Sejal Patel and had fun. My son who kept repeating “not Ian turn” and crying, was greeted by Sejal with compassion and care…he actually sat in the Dentist chair and was extremely excited to come back to see her. Thank you very much for going above and beyond for my family.

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Fantastic as always ..... throughly answered abs explained all my questions and presented me with appropriate options as well

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Dr. Patel is so encouraging and thorough at each and every visit. She takes her time to explain everything to me and my son. She is certainly the best!

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My son and I absolutely love Dr. Patel and every single person in the office. We could not have found a better dentist!

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She is the best!!!!!

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Dr. Patel is very thorough, patient and practical. She took time and care to examine my son and shared useful advice afterward. She's great with kids and really understands the incidents and accidents that can happen to toddlers as well as how to address the myriad of dental concerns arising from them. I highly recommend her! Vera

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What a wonderful doctor! So nice and took the time to walk us through all the details of good habits- whether it is brushing, recommended snacks and drinks- and made the cleaning for my 14 month old as fast and easy as possible and offered him a toy right after which put him at ease :) Loved also the fun for kids waiting room and the zero waiting time and punctuality!

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She is warm, kind, very meticulous and thorough, and great with kids--the perfect pediatric dentist.

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She made my kids feel comfortable and she was so thorough in explaining everything. I learned so much and now know how to better take care of my kids teeth. Thank you!

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This was our first dental appointment for our 13 month old. Dr. Sejal Patel was extremely informative and answered all of our many questions. She has amazing bedside manner - engaged with our daughter right from the start while still being able to talk us through the appointment and dental hygiene home care steps. Everyone we met at the practice was extremely friendly and welcoming.

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amazing! my daughter was so comfortable

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She is awesome. We bringing our 2.5 years old to her as well.

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Dr. Patel has always been a kind, patient, thoughtful, informative, professional, and just simply wonderful dentist to my son. We are truly grateful for her. I highly recommend her. I even recommended her to my son's pediatrician to put on her list of pediatric dentists.

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My 5 year old daughter loves Dr. Patel. She's been a patient of Dr. Patel for 2 years now and she looks forward to her bi-annual check-ups. Dr. Patel is very warm and sweet and knows very well how to make children comfortable in her office. She explains to children everything that she will do before she does it and she does so, on the child's level so when she starts the bristle machine to clean teeth, the child won't panic or be scared of what's happening. She definitely has a great way with children and we love her very much and feel grateful that she has made the dental visits experience very positive for our daughter. We highly recommend her and her office. Everyone there is super sweet and nice and the office is very much child friendly.

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My son actually looks forward to his visits with Dr Sejal. She’s great with a nervous patient and a parent with a ton of questions. You never feel rushed and my son always leaves with a smile. So thankful we found her.

More than 1 year ago
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very thorough, warm and helpful with my 3 year old's first trip to dentist

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Dr. Sejal is fantastic with toddlers and children of any age. We have been seeing her since my daughter was 15 months old. I have never seen a child *want* to go to the dentist but Dr. Sejal's bedside manner is just that good.

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Sejal Patel is very nice and welcoming, put my kids at ease, explains everything very clearly and is very thorough. She gives advice that are really useful and she is very respectful of your concerns about choices of treatment. Visits to the dentist have always been a good time for both of my kids since age 1 ! (today, they are 2 and 5).

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Dr. Patel was absolutely delightful. She was informative, thorough, and has a great sense of humor...a major asset especially with the little ones. We highly recommend Dr. Patel :)

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Dr. Patel is excellent, very professional, prepared, friendly and always smiling. She explains all the possible cases in a very clear and understandable way, to the kids and the parents. My children and I love her! I highly recommend her!

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my 3 yo son loved his first visit to the dentist! what more could you wish for?!

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100 stars! All the stars! Dr Patel is amazing!

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Dr Patel is great with kids and more than willing to explain everything. She is careful and her assistants are also great. Also has a responsive and pleasant reception staff.

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Dr. Patel is wonderful and provided a clear understanding of what was taking place and made recommendations for continued dental health.

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Love them! Mommy to a 4 year old and an 11 year old who love love love toothworks!

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Wonderful with even the littlest of patients! I would highly recommend!

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She is an excellent dentist. She is the best and understands how to treat toddlers.

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Lovely doc, professional and thorough. Highly recommend.

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As usual, Dr. Patel was terrific. She is always so patient with me and my daughter. She takes the time necessary to answer any questions we may have. She also offers up information that we may not have though to inquire of. The staff is also top notch.

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Great dentist, very informative and caring.

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Very personable, great attitude, put my son's needs first and was informative to my husband and I.

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All staff and the dentist was very nice and friendly. And if you will go there, that you should understand where it is located and who live in the neighbourhood.

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Dentist for my daughter... she's ABSOLUTELY OUTSTANDING. Amazing bedside manner. Went to her to correct problems caused by former dentist. She's amazing. HIGHLY reccomended.

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She was very good with our 2 year-old. Very thorough and gave good advice.

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She was excellent and very detailed! She accepts my dental plan and that makes it even better. The staff is super friendly and efficient. Highly highly recommend!

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Had an excellent experience/first visit with my 2 year old. Dr. Patel couldn't have been kinder, more friendly and professional. Definitely recommend!

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Dr. Sejal Patel is a truly wonderful pediatric dentist. My son immediately felt so comfortable with her on his first visit that he never raised a fuss when she cleaned his teeth. She has a very natural and fun approach when interacting with children, and her staff are wonderful as well. My three year old son actually looks forward to getting his teeth cleaned.

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This was our first visit and I will certainly recommend to our friends with children. Our daughter has a fear of dentists and Dr Patel talk her through a difficult procedure all the while remaining calm, positive and honest.

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EXCELLENT.

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Simply amazing!

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Dr. Patel has a professional and child-friendly demeanor. She naturally puts the patient, my daughter, at ease as well as me, the parent. Dr. Patel patiently takes time to describe and explain clearly the best ways to care for my daughter's teeth at this stage in her life, and she does not rush through answering any questions that I might have. The offices are clean and inviting with plenty of activities for children in the waiting room. The practice, from start to finish, makes me feel confident in the quality of my daughter's dental care.

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