121 Wildewood Park Drive
Columbia, SC 29223
“From landscaping and HVAC professionals to travel and restaurant recommendations, I truly enjoy my conversations with our patients. I have met some remarkable people with whom I have established business and personal relationships, as well as friendships. This is what I enjoy the most about dentistry.”
– Shivani A. Patel, DMD
Dr. Shivani Patel of 32 Dental is greatly honored to be chosen as one of Columbia’s 2021 Top Dentists. She has been working at her current location since 2012 where she began to build relationships with her team and her patients in Northeast Columbia. In January 2016, Dr. Patel decided to purchase and rebrand the location making it her permanent dental home. The name stems from her passion of educating her team and her patients. Most people are not aware that a full adult dentition has 32 teeth.
Dr. Patel was born in Zambia, Africa, along with her twin sister, older brother, and parents. She was raised in Sumter, just outside of Columbia, and graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2006 with a degree in Biology. She then went on to pursue her dreams of becoming a dentist at the Medical University of South Carolina where she received numerous academic and clinical awards. Upon graduating, she was asked to join Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the National Dental Honor Society. To further expand her skill set, Dr. Patel completed a year of General Practice Residency at Palmetto Health Richland which allowed her to expand her talents in oral surgery, endodontics, implant dentistry, and complex restorative procedures in her practice.
Dr. Patel and her team have worked to provide the highest quality care to patients of all ages using modern technology, advanced techniques, and comforting hands. They are dedicated to educating patients on their oral needs and believe “it is important to understand your mouth in order to make the best possible decisions on your dental health.”
With a passionate team of professionals, 32 Dental not only builds strong teeth, but also strong relationships. They have built flourishing friendships from patients in need of a dental home. From general dentistry to cosmetics and implants, patients are guaranteed to feel comfortable, informed, and satisfied. The team hopes to continue to meet and work alongside our neighbors in the Columbia community.