Meet Dr. Karan Patel

My decision to become an orthodontist was made the day my braces came off. As a child, an injury that affected my appearance was impacting my confidence. After treatment, my self-esteem was not only restored but elevated beyond all expectations. I strive every day to create smiles that provide that same transformative experience my orthodontist afforded me all those years ago.


  • Saint Louis University
    Center of Advanced Dental Education in Orthodontics, M.S. in Dentistry
  • Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine
    Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry
  • Nova Southeastern University
    Bachelor of Science in Biology

Professional Affiliations

  • Diplomate, American Board of Orthodontics
  • Secretary, Polk County Dental Association
  • West Coast Dental Association
  • Florida Dental Association
  • American Dental Association
  • Florida Orthodontic Association
  • Southern Association of Orthodontists
  • American Association of Orthodontists


  • Digital Dentistry SureSmile; DentSply Sirona
  • Saint Louis University Orthodontics
    Certification in Invisalign
  • Saint Louis University Orthodontics
    Certification in uLab
  • Saint Louis University Orthodontics
    Soft Tissue Laser Training
  • Saint Louis University Orthodontics
    Tweed Typodont Course

Community Service

  • Give Kids a Smile
  • Alpha Omega Oral Cancer Awareness 5k
  • Family Medical Mission
    Shadowed and assisted health professionals from America in providing free medical care to the underserved in India. Assisted in surgeries and helped teach healthy lifestyle practices.

Outside the Office

When I'm not practicing orthodontics, I enjoy spending time and traveling with my large family! I follow and play basketball and football – that includes fantasy sports! From trying new restaurants to cooking using as many methods as possible, food is a passion of mine. I gravitate towards learning about new technologies and how they can help increase my productivity and creativity. I especially love technology applied to graphic arts and design.

American Association of Orthodontists Board Certified - American Board of Orthodontists
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