Dentist Elora Dr. Shruti Patel
Dr. Patel is delighted to be a part of the healthcare team at Centre Wellington Dental. She received her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Sydney.
Prior to this, Dr. Patel received an Honours B.Sc. in Microbiology at the University of Guelph
and later successfully completed a research-based M.Sc. in Molecular and Cellular Biology.
She has three scientific publications to her credit.
Dr. Patel’s passion for dentistry is guided by her belief that all patients be treated with
respect and care, and by her desire to be part of an inspiring journey towards ideal oral
health. These principles were reinforced while she was on volunteer placement in rural
Australia, where she was part of a dedicated team of dentists, oral health therapists, medical
nurses and denturists who provided emergency dental services to children and adults,
dentures to seniors and oral health education in Aboriginal schools. She was also privileged
to volunteer for the Australian Red Cross Refugee dental services program in partnership
with the Australian Dental Association. In 2016, Dr. Patel was one of four students selected
for the scholarship exchange program to the Tokyo Medical and Dental University and
Osaka Dental University in Japan. Upon graduation, she was the recipient of the Dr. E John
Wilkinson Prize for Proficiency in Dental Ethics and Professional Responsibility Faculty of
Dentistry, University of Sydney. Dr. Patel also tutored pre-med students in Canada and
taught dental students under the Indigenous Tutoring Assistance Scheme at the University
of Sydney while completing her dental degree.
Dr. Patel is continually inspired by and grateful to her family who are also dedicated
to healthcare. Her husband is a practising Dentist, her father-in-law is an Orthodontist and
her father is a Physician. Dr. Patel lives in the countryside with her husband and two golden
retrievers. In her spare time, she loves to travel and has explored parts of India, New
Zealand, Australia, Japan and Canada with lots more yet to see.