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Philadelphia Dental Team

The process of trying to find the ideal dentist in Philadelphia for your family can be a difficult one. With so many dentists to choose from, where do you start? Our leading Philadelphia dental team consists of three very experienced and professional dentists with extensive training in a broad range of dental services. We encourage you to become more familiar with the backgrounds of our three dentists below and better understand why we are one of the fastest growing dental practices in the city of Philadelphia!

Dr. Jay Patel

Jay Patel, DMD

Dr. Jay Patel is a recent graduate of the Temple University, Kornberg School of Dentistry where he earned his Doctorate of Dental Medicine.  While in dental school, he held several leadership roles, including serving Student Body President.  He was also involved in a number of philanthropic activities such as traveling to Peru to help provide local children with much needed dental care.

Dr. Patel is Invisalign certified and continues in his training in implant placement, restorations, endodontics, cosmetic dentistry and comprehensive care through continuing education courses and hands-on seminars.

He received his Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) and his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Temple University.

Dr. Patel was born and raised in Bucks County, PA and has remained a lifelong resident of the area.  He is an avid Philadelphia sports fan following the Eagles, Phillies, Flyers and 76ers.  Dr. Patel is proud to stay in the area and give back to the community in which he grew up.

Dr. Yoel Calzada-Sanchez

Dr. Yoel Calzada-Sanchez

Dr. Yoel comes with extensive Domestic and International experience combined with passion and high degree of knowledge to provide with the highest level of dental care in a gentle and compassionate manner. Armed with a Doctorate in Dental Medicine from the prestigious University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, Philadelphia, PA in 2017, he has served on a variety of committees including being a student class member of the school’s curriculum committee devoted to creating the best possible dental education for the University’s students. During his stint in Pennsylvania, he has also assisted underserved communities comprising women, infants and children in order to provide oral health screenings for babies and at risk children while also providing their parents crucial information regarding nutrition and good oral health habits.

Hailing from a humble background in Cuba, with limited access to resources, he has learned the values of sacrifice and perseverance and has imbibed a sense of community service. Dentistry suits Dr. Yoel. His keen propensity for medical sciences, hand skills and deep desire to engage in community services could perfectly fit and fulfill the requirements of dentistry. In his early years, Dr. Yoel attended The Higher Institute of Medical Sciences of Villa Clara, Cuba, from where he graduated with honors as a Doctor in Stomatology (General Dentistry) in 2003. Post-graduation, he was involved in social service residency in Cuba where as a sole member of the dentistry office, he successfully treated individuals of all ages and educated them about preventative dentistry. In 2007, he moved to the USA that embraced him with open arms, presenting him with a kaleidoscope of opportunities to sink his teeth into. In the last 7 years of his career, he has been able to deliver value and make an impact at several of his dental practice assignments.

Dentistry had to be in Dr. Yoel’s destiny because it aligned with his passion for excellent care, and providing with best treatment to patients. His drive for new knowledge matches the dentist’s world incomparably. The key is hard work. Consistently Dr. Yoel has worked hard at what was in front of him so that each step he takes builds momentum.

Dr. Dilip Dudhat

Dr. Dilip Dudhat is a native of Montgomery County. He graduated from North Penn High School in 1991 and from Temple University School of Dentistry in 1996, at the tender age of 23. Dr. Dudhat worked as a dental assistant and EFDA throughout dental school, placing him far above his classmates in accumulating practical experience in the dental field. Dr. Dudhat is constantly on a quest for knowledge, averaging six times the required continuing education credits mandated for license renewal. However, what really separates Dr. Dudhat from other dentists is his passion and love for the profession and his strong desire to please every patient in his care.

Dr. Dudhat has performed thousands of dental implant procedures. He is a former faculty member for Osstem Implant Training and a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. He excels in all aspects of cosmetic dentistry and is certified in Lumineers®. Dr. Dudhat is also an Elite preferred provider for Invisalign®.

Dr. Dudhat is married, and has a son and a daughter who both attend elementary school. His wife is also involved in the family business. He is a sports enthusiast, with his favorite team being the Philadelphia Eagles. He also follows the Phillies and the Flyers.

Dr. Dudhat and his staff welcome you to his offices. They are always happy to answer your questions and they strive to meet your dental needs. If you are looking to improve your smile, Dr. Dudhat is the dentist for you!

Erin – Dental Hygienist

Erin graduated from Manor College’s dental hygiene program in 2009, and has been a spirited hygienist ever since.  She is an upbeat and enthusiastic hygienist, that is passionate about fulfilling her role in overall patient care.  She puts her patients needs first and will help you achieve your goal of overall health.  If you are a nervous patient, Erin is the one for you.  She has a great bedside manner and will make you feel at ease.

Erin spends her free time with her family, and playing with her adorable rescue dog Timmy.

We welcomed Erin as part of our dental care family in March 2018, and hope you will welcome her into yours as well!

Rachel – Dental Hygienist

Rachel - Dental Assistant

Rachel worked as a dental assistant for 7 years before going back to school at the Community College of Philadelphia, where she graduated from their dental hygiene program in June 2017. In her dental hygiene program she served as the Vice President of her class, and took part in numerous community outreach programs. She is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene at the Pennsylvania College of Technology. She believes passionately that all individuals should have the right to oral health education, and proper oral health care. She manages the dental hygienists in our office, and serves as the Administrative Chair for the Southeast Component of the Pennsylvania Dental Hygienists’ Association.  The Pennsylvania Dental Hygienists Association is very involved in the continuing education for dental hygienists within our state, and the laws that govern Pennsylvania dental hygienists’ scope of practice.  Rachel is very committed to the growth of her profession, and the education of her patients. She sees dental hygiene as a significant position for disease prevention within our communities, and wants all of her patients to understand the critical importance of proper oral hygiene.

In her free time Rachel enjoys exercising, and spending time with her family. She tries to run in a few races per year, ranging from 5k races, 1/2 and full marathons.  She tries to get the most joy out of everyday, and dental hygiene is included in that!

Meet Our Philadelphia Dental Team

Philadelphia Dental Team

Each member of Advanced Family Smiles works with Dr. Kanak Trivedi, Dr. Dilip Dudhat, and Dr. Jay Patel to give you outstanding dental care in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Together with our dentists, they provide a welcoming, professional atmosphere for our patients. Meet our Philadelphia dental team in person and schedule a visit at 215-637-7474.


Philadelphia Family Dentist, Advanced Family Smiles is committed to dental excellence and offers patients a comprehensive scope of family, cosmetic and implant dentistry including, dental cleanings & exams, teeth whitening, tooth colored fillings, crowns, bridges, dentures, dental implants, root canals, Invisalign, sedation, veneers, and emergency dental care. Please come and visit our Philadelphia, PA family dentist, Advanced Family Smiles.