Mr Patel completed his specialist training in Oral Surgery at Guys & St Thomas Hospital and successfully gained his CCST and specialist registration on the Oral Surgery list and appointed as a consultant in 2016.
Mr Patel has a number of specialist areas. He has concentrated his service and research towards the dental management of oncology patients. This includes those treated for head and neck cancer with radiotherapy as well as those given medications such as bisphosphonates, denosumab and a host of other cancer drugs implicated in osteonecrosis of the jaw. His particular interest is in osteonecrosis of the jaw and leads a tertiary service having managed over 350 established cases of osteonecrosis of the jaw.
Mr Patel has over 60 publications in peer-reviewed journals and has presented his work at national and international conferences. He continues to be an active researcher with regards to osteonecrosis of the jaw. He has also served as a representative on a number of national dental committees.