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Dr. Viraj Desai, DMD

Dentist, Cosmetic Dentist

Professional statement

Dr. Viraj Patel was born and raised in New Jersey. She went on to receive her BA from NYU in Chemistry with a minor in Psychology. She then returned to NJ to attend UMDNJ – New Jersey Dental School where she earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine. While at NJDS, she also earned a leadership and service award for her active participation in the student senate. Dr. Patel then went on to complete an Advanced Education in General Dentistry program with Lutheran Medical Center. She is committed to continuing education and believes it can help provide the best possible experience for her patients. Dr. Patel is Invisalign Certified and is currently working towards her fellowship with the AGD. Dr. Patel is currently an active member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Texas Dental Association, and Capital Area Dental Society. She moved to Austin from NYC and looks forward to exploring the Austin outdoors and music scene. In her spare time she enjoys yoga, fashion, cooking, and traveling. A graduate of the prestigious New York University as well as the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Dr. Patel looks forward to seeing you soon!

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Specialties

  • Cosmetic Dentist
  • Dentist

Practice names

Education and training

  • Dental School - University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Doctor of Dental Medicine

Professional memberships

  • Capital Area Dental Society
  • Texas Dental Assistants Association

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1366884819

Office locations

Swish Dental

3310 West Braker Lane

Austin, TX 78758

Swish Dental

3715 South 1st Street, Suite B

Austin, TX 78704

Swish Dental

8916 Brodie Ln, #400

Austin, TX 78748

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Dr. Patel is the best Invisalign dentist. My treatment has been going so smoothly and I’m so glad that I chose Swish dental. They have always been so helpful and caring. From the scan to being ready for retainers, I amso glad I came to Swish. I look like I have a new face. Thanks guys.
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Amazing amazing doctor. I follow Dr. Patel to whatever location she is at. She and her staff is so attentive. Her offices are so beautiful and I know my treatment is in great hands.
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Dr Patel and her Swish team are in the Best in Austin. I’ve gone to my share of dentists and they just took care of me from start to finish. Their level of compassion is like no other. The office isso modern and beautiful and everyone Is so attention detailed. I have a complex mouth with Many things going on and she put me at ease for my plan. I have also now had the work in my mouth and everything feels so good. I’ve never felt better. 6 stars for the Swish folks!
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Office was super new and super modern. Everything was easy from the checkin to checkout. I didn't feel like anything was pushed on me.
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This office was amazing. Everything is set up so nicely with the aesthetic and super friendly check in lady. She even offered me water. I was seen quickly as I had an overnight emergency and all of my concerns were addressed.Their office is brand new and everything is up to date. I really enjoyed my conversation with the tech. Dr Patel is very friendly and thorough. She did her best to make sure I was comfortable throughout the visit. She even fixed my problem same day. Give them a try.
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The entire office was extremely welcoming and pleasant. Put my normal dentist visit anxieties right to ease.
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So easy, so knowledgable, were very clear about costs, would absolutely recommmend.
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I came in early to fill out paperwork. I fully anticipated waiting until the scheduled appointment time. Fortunately, I was seen well before. Dr. Patel and her staff were very thorough in explaining the issue and explaining the possible actionsteps. I'm normally very uncomfortable in the dentist office, but this was a rather painless visit. Thanks!
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I've gotten some cosmetic work done here as well as my routine cleanings and really could not be happier with my new smile. They worked out a great payment plan for me and dr patel and kenneth were so good. I'vebeen in the dental chair many of times so I know the good and the bad. They truly provide excellence in service and care. If you are anxious like me, this is the place for you.
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Everyone at Dr. Patel's office is very nice and accommodating. I enjoyed my visit and can't wait for my Invisalign to come in. Thank you, Dr. Patel!
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Dr Patel and her staff were absolutely amazing. Thorough, informative, and kind.
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She is awesome!
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They came highly recommended from a friend and everything our friend had said was true. Extremely accommodating and they go over all procedures before doing anything so there are no billing surprises. Extremely high tech and has a modern feel.The doctor went over all my X-rays and exam and made sure I understood everything. Chris the Hygenist was very gentle and thorough. I will be returning back for fillings soon.
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EXCELLENT service! Over the weekend, I called the office and was able to get Dr. Patel over the phone. I had never been to this office and she was so helpful over the phone. She gave me instructions for the weekendand they saw me Monday. They were able to fix my smile and make me look good again.
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I have been using this location since it first opened and I was very excited to see a north location since I had heard about this place from friends. I was having terrible pain last week and they were able toget me in swiftly and schedule the root canal and crown for the same week. I liked the convenience of the location and the great care I was given. Everyone from check in to check out explained my options very thoroughly. Everyone there was warm and welcoming into their office. I am so happy with the color of my crown and it looks so natural. They even offered me free whitening which was the cherry on top. I will be sending all of my friends and family over to this office. Great service!
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This is now the 3rd screw up I have had with this place and I am absolutely furious. I went in to have my permanent crown put on yesterday and the lab didn't make it right so they put my temporaryback on. Well, sitting at work in a meeting and it just fell off!! Had to make another Appt in April for the permanent when it comes back. I already had one bad experience (before this) with this place. At this point, I would NOT recommend this place to anyone. They might have a clean office and nice employees but JESUS CHRIST - this is infuriating!!! People CANNOT keep taking off work like its nothing to have their mistakes fixed.
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Dr Patel had excellent bedside manner. Much better that the cleaning I had where the tech just ignored me when I told him I have extreme anxiety about the dentist and is partly to blame why I haven't been to thedentist in years. Dr Patel did the opposite and made sure I was ok throughout the procedure and had a very kind caring disposition.
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Honestly a great experience. The staff is awesome and the practice is just top-notch.
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Dr. Patel is a great dentist! I have a general fear of the dentist and she always makes me feel calm and normal in spite of my fear. She also knows if something is uncomfortable and works her best to fix the issues.
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Dr. Patel is terrific: so gentle, always checking in with me as we went along.
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I unfortunately go allot :-) and never have issues getting right in and everything is very professional and well done. They even put up with my nuisances when I go.
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Dr Patel is absolutely amazing. I came in to get my filling replaced and it was done so fast! She and Kenny were very sweet. I told them from experience with filling that my jaw tends to get tired. They gaveme a mouth guard and it made the procedure 100x easier for me! Thank you so much.
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The office visit was awesome. Everybody was attentive and very nice.
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My second visit was absolutely amazing, as was the first one! Again, the staff was great and very kind. They explained everything before they did anything. I am very happy with my decision to try Floss Dental. I will absolutely recommendmy friends and family to make future dentist visits with Floss Dental.
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I absolutely love the whole staff. It wouldn't be fair to not mention how wonderful the Floss staff was. They were genuinely nice and so helpful. Anything I didn't understand, they took time to explain it to me. I never feltrushed at any point, which is rare visiting a medical office. Amazing staff!
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I have been to this office before but today was having an emergency pain. They were quickly able to get me in for my examination and take care of my treatment. Dr. Patel went above and beyond to be sure Iwas comfortable and the person on the phone was extremely empathetic and helpful to my situation. It also helps that they are modern and up to date office.
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Hygienist was pretty bad. The office seemed devoid of personality. Nice place, effective, but overall pretty cold and unfeeling. The receptionist Manda Amanda was warm and welcoming but it ended there.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Patel is great but I felt that her assistant today was paying more attention to what was on the TV then finishing up with my procedure. I had to go back after I left because the temporary crown was still too high.
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Second visit at this office and it was great! I had a crown done today and it was such an easy flow process. Very thorough and all of my questions answered... I referred a few friends and coworkers in btw thisvisit and last and they also love it here! Looking forward to the next visit here.
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Had such a lovely experience at this office. Everyone was Friendly and willing to help. The Dr was especially informative and gave me all of my options. I also found them affordable.
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The Doctor was fine. It was her assistant (some young Hispanic kid) that was rough, sloppy and didn't seem like he wanted to be there. He flossed my teeth really rough, my bib fell on the floor, he didn't replace itwith a new one. My shirt got wet from all the water he was splashing around. Careless.
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They were great! My Hygienist (Dave, I think?) was great!! Overall office was clean and very professional. Gotta love the free whitening treatment too :)
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This place is awesome!!!! the staff is really nice and patient. Dr.Patel is great, as is her staff.I was treated with respect, and not pressured. She tells me my options, explains the intricacies and consequences, then accepts my choice withoutrecrimination. i loved the quality of the treatments I've received from her and the hygienist. The assistants are very helpful and they walked me throught everything that was going on.The front office is friendly, gives accurate, understandable billings, and goes the extra mile to work for you with your insurance carrier.
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She was so compassionate and professional for my situation. Everyone in the office was friendly and accommodating. They offer water as you walk in and a blanket in the chair for comfort. I could not ask for a better experience with them. So happy to have found this location.
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I am in love with this place!! feels like my 2nd home everyone is so friendly , prompt and corteous. All of the staff is aware of you at all times making sure you and your needs are met , fromthe front desk to assistants, hygenist and Dr . Patel know how to give you that "FLOSS" Expierence . I am very pleased from te treatment plan presentation to the actual treatment letting you know step by step of the procedure making sure you go home satisfied and with post-op instructions. Make your appointment today and experience dentistry like no other!!!
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So I will go through my visit with this office from start to finish because I had such a great experience with them! I was very frustrated when I initially called because I had a terrible experience with another office. Theother office had completed my root canal and crown and I was still in pain. The other office had given me the run around and my pain really was not going away. I came to this office wanting to see if they could help. Dr. Patel quickly found the area of pain and shared the xray with me. There was some cement under my crown that had just been left there by the other office and it turns out that this was harming my gums and causing a pain sensation. Dr Patel and Chris removed this when cleaning my teeth. They did NOT even charge anything extra for this service as it took them quite a bit of time and diligence. I am going to be switching over to them as my primary dentist as I have been so satisfied with their services. I did not think that they recommended anything absurd or were pushing anything. Anything that was recommended was for the betterment of my oral health. They even offered to do a complimentary whitening for me so I scheduled that next month. Will post another update on how the whitening goes!
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I have been going to this office and seeing Dr. Patel since 2014 and I find the service to be thorough every time. I did need some work done but was always given options and I was in control of myplan which I loved. I have seen Chris their hygienist a few times for my cleanings now and I find him to be doing a great job. This is a really nice clean office with all of the high end tools to make your dental visit pleasant. The patient's comfort is their biggest priority and I'm really satisfied with this office. I will be referring my friends and neighbors here!
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I've gone several times to Dr. Patel. I think the overall experience is satisfactory, but they always tried to sell me something. This time it was a mouth guard. When Dr. Patel saw me she never asked if I had additionalquestions for her, but did ask if I had questions on the mouth guard.
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Super sweet lady, love their staff!
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Very kind, patient and friendly. Makes you feel welcome and the patients comfort is always a priority. They always take care of me, no matter what I call for. Amazing customer service and great hygienist. Place is clean and has aTV in each room. They always walk you through what they are doing and they answer every question thoroughly! All around, love this place!
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Everyone in the office was very professional, courteous, and made me feel comfortable. As soon as I walked in, someone greeted me and led me in - no wait! The doctor seemed really busy, but she made sure to discuss all options with me and answer questions.
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Dr. Patel and her staff were wonderful. An extremely thorough dental examination followed by a thoughtful plan of next steps and immediate treatment. Definitely recommend Dr. Patel and this terrific location to everyone.
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Expedient and thorough care!
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Dr. Patel goes above and beyond for her patients, I am thoroughly impressed with this office every time!
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Very nice office and the staff was very friendly.
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Overall it was a great experience. State of the art technology and a friendly, informative staff.
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I appreciated the care and attentiveness I received. Every person on staff I spoke with, from check-in to check-out, was quite cordial and helpful. I would recommend giving this office a try!
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Excellent, professional, thorough knowledgeable.
More than 1 year ago
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Really enjoyed working with Dr. Patel and her Staff. Great bunch. Highly recommend.
More than 1 year ago
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