About our team

Operation International's Dental Team began in 2014 with what would become yearly missions to Haiti, providing much needed dental care to rural areas of the country. Each visit, the team treated hundreds of patients, trained local staff, and donated equipment that made dental care possible in areas where access to care was previously very limited.

The team has taken the same approach in its subsequent trips to Ecuador, Uganda, Bolivia, and Tanzania, treating at times more than 1,000 patients in a single mission by setting up a full-service clinic in regions lacking regular dental care. The dental procedures the team performs on each trip range from surgical extractions, to root canals, fillings, crowns, dentures and cleanings. Often, patients travel far distances to access the free dental care and have waited years to have their oral health and smiles restored.

Team Dental was formed by Nilesh Patel, DDS (a general dentist practicing in Portchester, NY), and Amul Patel, DDS (private practice in Mount Vernon, NY and Stamford, CT).

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