Meet the Doctor

Dr. Atul Patel


MASTERSHIP, Academy of General Dentistry, (MAGD)

• Awarded to Only 1% of All Dentists Nationwide For EXCELLENCE in the Field of Dentistry

Dr. Patel’s goal is to provide comprehensive advanced dentistry to the community, by continual enhancement of clinical and management skills through training and sharing knowledge with the top dentists in the world. In addition, to give back by offering volunteer care services in impoverished areas.

  • School of Dentistry, Royal Dental Hospital, University of London
  • Private Practice London, UK
  • Private Practice Hayward, California
  • Private Practice San Jose, California
  • License to practice UK (General Dental Council)
  • License to practice California (Board of Dental Examiners)
  • All licenses are current and in good standing.
Professional Memberships:
  • FELLOW of International Congress of Oral Implantologists (FICOI)
  • MASTER of Academy of General Dentistry (MAGD)
  • Premier Invisalign Provider Designation from Align technologies
  • FELLOW of American Dental Implant Association (ADIA)
  • American Dental Association (ADA)
  • California Dental Association (CDA)
  • Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI)
  • Association of International Orthodontist
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD)
  • American Dental implant Association (ADIA)
  • General Dentistry
  • Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry Veneers, Crowns, Bleaching
  • Implants to replace missing teeth [20 years experience]
  • Orthodontics
  • Invisalign – Straight teeth without braces
  • Sleep Apnea – Dental appliances for better breathing


Awards and Publications
  • FELLOW of the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD), 2001
  • FELLOW of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (FICOI), 2005
  • MASTER of Academy of General Dentistry (MAGD), 2007
  • Premier Provider of Invisalign
  • FELLOW of the American Dental Implant Association (ADIA), 2013
  • Implantology, University of the Pacific, 1993
  • Orthodontics Institute Training, United States Dental Institute (USDI), 1995
  • Aesthetic Dentistry, University of the Pacific, 2002
  • Dental Implant Training Program, San Francisco Implant Dentistry, 2004
  • Dental Implant Training Program, Los Angeles Implant Dentistry, 2005
  • Invisalign Certification – Align Technology, 2008
  • Sleep Medicine, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM), 2009
  • CEREC Computerized Crowns (CAD/CAM) Certification, 2010
  • Implant Therapy in the Esthetic Zone, Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC, 2011
  • Piezo Surgery: Understanding the Devices, Concepts, & Techniques, Dr. Jin Y. Kim, 2011
  • Northern California Annual Meeting Course, Hiossen Implant Symposium, San Francisco, 2012
  • Implant Continuum, Implant Seminars, San Francisco, 2013
  • Guided Bone Regeneration Seminar, Hiossen Inc, 2013
  • CAD/CAM Guided Surgery Seminar, Hiossen Inc, 2013
  • Hands-On Surgical Course, Implant Seminars, Dominican Republic, 2013
  • Advancing the Excellent in Dental Implant, Pacific Coast Implant Study Club, Dr. Mike Chen, 2014
  • Master Series Implant Continuum Program, Dr. Arun Garg, Miami, 2014
Smiles For Humanity: Founder and Director

Smiles For Humanity is a Non Profit organization that provides International Volunteer Services to Impoverished Areas. Community reach and Volunteer service - Missions performed in Thailand, Philippines and Dominican Republic.

Doctor Patel has lived in Uganda, India, UK and USA with fluency in multiple languages. He has been currently residing in California since 1986, and is married. His daughter graduated with a bachelors in Fashion and Business from Long Beach State University, and his son graduated in Business from UC Berkeley and is now a dental student at University of the Pacific.

In his spare time he enjoys golf, traveling and volunteering.


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I just started coming to Ms. Patel’s dentist office and it’s been the experience ever! I highly recommend you come here. The service is great and everyone genuinely cares about your overall health. I will continue to come here for all of my dental needs. I now look forward to dentist appointments!! Thank you.
—Pedro T.
Dr Patel is outstanding .
—Raman C.
Staff is very friendly, comfortable environment. Very sanitize and clean
—Elsa C.
They are amazing I have brought my family and myself there for almost 25 years. They go above and beyond. The staff is pleasant kind and competent. Many successful procedures and treatments have been done at their facility and my family and I are very pleased.
—Susan K.
Very good work , knows what he is doing
—Tony M.
I have been with Dr.Patel for over 12 years.He runs a very professional office.The office staff is also very good.He is the best dentist i have ever had!Thank you so much Cosmetic dentistry for the many years of service you have done a great job!
—Partick S.
Friendly and caring staff. Professional dentistry performed!
—Milinda M.
The staff are very friendly and helpful. I don't have any problem with making my appointments.
—Cherie S.
Great staff very helpful Dr. Patell is very knowledgeable and friendly. Always look forward to my appointments!
—Christian G.
They are AWESOME! Staff and Dr is absolutely on top of their stuff. Great service and top of the grade equipment!
—Gretel F.
Dr Patel has been my dentist for more than 30 years now. I have had practically every procedure he performs at one time or another. Besides the general cleanings every 6 months by his hygienist; I have had fillings, root canals, crowns, and wisdom teeth pulled by Dr. Patel. I thoroughly trust my dentist and know he is not trying to do additional work just to get more revenue for his office. If he says I need to have work done by him or be referred to a dental specialist; I know it is necessary and just have it done. Dr. Patel's office staff is a total reflection of how Dr. Patel treats his patients. Always professional and respectful his office team is lead by Toral Patel the office CPA and his wife. Dr. Patel and Toral Patel truly care for their patients like family. Whenever I have had a true dental emergency for example severe pain or a broken tooth; Dr. Patel has gone out of his way to come into office or stay late to accommodate me and my dental emergency. I would highly recommend Dr. Patel to friends and family. My late Mother Patsy and husband Jesse are also patients. We have all been very satisfied and would never consider another dentist. Sincerely, a very loyal lifetime patient, Lisa Sanchez -Garibay
—Lisa G.
I've been going to Dr. Patel for more than 15 years. The dental hygienists are very thorough, very good customer service, and the latest in dentistry technology. I highly recommend Comestic Dentistry of Hayward.
—Judith R.
Dr patel is excellent. Gentle and informative. I highly recommend!
—Vincent V.
Staff is really friendly and professional. Everyone there wants to not only help take care of your teeth but also treat you like family. I never looked forward to my dentist appointments until I found Cosmetic Dentisty of Hayward.
—Dorian L.
Very professional and personal. They care about you and have the latest in technology. Thank you for everything will always remember Atul Patel DDS.
—Steven M.
Great work. KeepGod1st
—Maurice C.
Dr. Patel and his staff are friendly, caring, and dilligent. I used to have a fear of dentists but feel totally comfortable every time I visit Dr. Patel's office due to his excellent bedside manner. Another thing I like about this practice is their flexibility with billing and payment plans. They also have an office in San Jose!
—Bogdan K.
When I walked in the building, I was greeted right away by very nice receptionist and was offered refreshments. I was nervous at first but Dr. Patel made me feel very comfortable and talked me through the whole procedure. Great service from all staff and an amazing Dentist!
—Dominique B.
Very nice customer service. Very qualified and professional personnel. Modern and advanced technologies equipment. I'm very confident going to Dr. Patel "Dental Clinic". Thank you.
—Sylvia S.
Dr. Patels office is one of the best dentist and his staff is always on top of their stuff. I always feel comfortable when I'm there and they have the friendliest of people that stay consistent as far as reminding me about my appointments! I would definitely recommend them. Although there were times when I had to wait for a long time for my appointments, they do their best to improve on their timing everything! The work they do is amazing!
—Eduardo C.
I've been going here for about 2 years now and it has been a very pleasant experience. The doctors and assistants are all professional and friendly. Highly recommend checking them out.
I have never felt uncomfortable while in this office. They go above and beyond to ensure you are taken care of. When I needed my wisdom teeth removed the Dr. Patel took half an hour out of his time just to answer each and every one of me questions and concerns. My family has been with this office for over 15 years, we are all very happy with the service and atmosphere.
I have been Dr. Patel's patient for a very long time. EVERYTHING DR. Patel does is outstanding. If you are looking for caring, competent and knowledgeable dentist, look no more. Make an appointment with Dr. Patel.. you'll. E glad you did
—Raj P.
Thank you Dr. Patel for taking care of my full teeth impression for my night guard. Before, I was so nervous for taking my impression due to anxiety. You made me relaxed and comfortable, and made the entire process very easy and quick. Thank you and your entire team for understanding my situation. I would highly recommend Dr. Patel services to others.
—Sonia S.
I have been a customer for four years and the service is excellent. Out of all the dentists I have had Dr.Patel is the best one. He is responsible and treats his customers with care. I would definitely recommend this to others!
—Jessie L.
The staff at Cosmetic Dentistry Hayward always makes me feel important and welcome. Dr. Patel is always happy to personally sit down with me, at every visit, he goes through all my questions with me answering each one in depth. He helps me to understand my options, payment plans, and long term goals. He takes great care of my family members and friends and gave us all that perfect million dollar smile.
—Sarina P.
They're really friendly and personal dentristry. They have taken good care of my family and my teeth are straighter than ever.
—Marcus S.
Excellent service. The friendly staff members make sure you get the best treatment. I am a truck driver and work odd hours. They even schedule me early Saturday morning before my soccer matches. I really appreciate their great service. Would highly recommend Dr Patel to anyone who needs a good dentist.
—Razah K.
Doctor Patel and staff are super nice. I definitely recommend for you and your family to come here. Best dentist in the area.
—Karla G.
Sarina and Stacey are amazing! Always so professional when answering the phones and scheduling. Ms. Patel is awesome as always. Their front desk are always so helpful and work around my schedule when it comes to making an appointment. I definitely recommend coming here if you are looking for a good dentist. I have been using Invisalign and it has made my teeth straight. They have always taken care of my family and I. I Couldn't have a better dentist!
—Mary G.
I do not usually write reviews, but after discovering Dr. Patel and his dedicated staff, all I can do is praise and appreciate the level of commitment they have provided since first discovering them 2 years ago. The ambiance of the office compliments the staffs welcoming aura. I have had my periodic dental exams, invisalign, and dental cleaning performed with Dr. Patel and his professional staff. The team walks you through every procedure methodically and with care. Moving from my old orthodontist to Dr. Patels team at Cosmetic Dentistry has been one of the most positive transitions I have experienced in quite some time. Thank you for taking care of me and giving me a new reason to value my smile. : )
—Anthony P.
My family and I have been going here for years. I definitely recommend coming here if you want a very good dentist who cares for you. Front staff is super nice always. They definitely work with my schedule and have my teeth looking amazing!
—Alejandro G.
Happy to have come across a very dedicated and trust worth cosmetic dentistry, everyone in this location are on top of everything, and it’s true about them putting us patients first. Especially my self coming from Oakland will drive 20mins away from home to come back home and feel great about my Smile.
—Alex M.
This dentistry has safe my life,because of their skills and love for every one .Dr Patel. is like my family. and friend , Dr may God bless you and your staff.
—Isaac S.
What an amazing team. They have always worked around my schedule and my wife. Those 6pm appointments are hard to come by but we appreciate that you have that time slots available for those of us that come home late. Keep up the great work team.
—Rahul S.
I haven't had a cleaning in over two years! I feel a difference already. They take the time explain everything and to make sure you are comfortable. Rachel was so patient and helpful! Thank you. I actually look forward to my dentist appointments now!
—Sabrina S.
My Family and I have been a client of Dr. Patel for well over two decades. I have watched his practice grow from having just him and Mrs. Patel working at the office (which was in the early 1990's), having two convenient locations (Hayward and San Jose), to having dozens and dozens of employees including interns. He has one of the top Dentistry's in all of the San Francisco Bay Area as he has not only received numerous awards, but also gives back to the community. He even takes time out of his busy schedule to volunteer as he started a non-profit organization some years back called "Smiles For Humanity" which provides International Volunteer Services to Impoverished Areas. Dr. Patel and his staff are extremely professional, patient, understanding and of course, very friendly. They definitely go the extra mile to ensure that you are comfortable and provide superiority care during your visit as well as contacting you for post-office follow-up phone calls to ensure your appointment went smoothly. His facility is not only state of the art, but very clean and family friendly, with a color synchronized atmosphere! I am also pleased to see that he offers top of the line technology used for patient x-rays (which is done in seconds), scheduling and sending reminders of appointments via e-mail and even mobile. I seriously and highly recommend the care provided by Dr. Patel and his extremely qualified and diligent Dental staff! I totally have to agree with the previous Yelp reviewer that "In a nutshell Dr Patel is a "perfectionist" if you want to cut out the middle man and go straight to the best, see Dr. Atul Patel" and you will not be disappointed!! I certainly can attest to this as I have been his patient for well over twenty-plus years!! Finally, I can understand that everyone uses Yelp to find quality and reputable services for them and their families, so when it comes to finding Dentistry, look no further than Cosmetic Dentistry of Hayward!! Respectfully, Shaun P. East Bay
—Josh S.
I would give this place 10 - stars if I could! This place is amazing. From start to finish went smooth and quite awesome I might add. Last week was my appointment for a deep cleaning. I am a new patient so I did not know what to expect. I went in optimistic. My appointment was last week. The day prior, Maritza called me to confirm my appointment which I totally forgot (Thanks Maritza=). The next day, I came in, got checked in right away and my waiting time was at least 20 - 30 minutes at the most (which is usually the average wait time). The receptionist was very nice and professional! Dr. Patel greeted me with complete gratitude. He was very nice (not like other dentists I know). He made sure I was comfortable and explained everything he did that day before even starting. He is very intelligent and knows all about oral health! After he did my deep cleaning, he made sure I was informed of what I needed not to do and sent me on my way. I will come here again. I have had worse experience with dental offices and this by far has been the most easiest and simplest process ever and I can't thank them enough for giving me a quick, smooth experience. Thanks Cosmetic Dentistry=).
—Tiarah P.
True story - I'm terrified of the dentist. By the time I was a sophomore in high school, I'd had way more than my fair share of time in the dentists chair ranging from extractions to more rounds of braces than I can count etc. The dentist just isn't my cup of tea. Enter Dr. Patel. After a visit to their San Jose office, it was discovered that my crown and filling weren't cutting it and needed to be redone. So I begrudgingly scheduled an appointment in their Hayward office to get "tortured". Toral was great at helping me put my mind at ease and ultimately I decided to forgo the sedation (which meant I needed a driver to and from) and just go with the laughing gas. I was insanely nervous and as I sat in the chair, my body fought the laughing gas. I have no clue what Dr. Patel did, but all of a sudden I was off in la la land, which was exactly where I needed to be. I have very vague memories of the experience, but all of them are absolutely 100% painless. I would like to personally say thank you to Ann, my personal person during the whole procedure. She was phenomenal and dealt with some really strange requests from me. I felt taken care of from A-Z - everyone was kind and professional and helped me feel at ease, even when I felt like I was going to have a panic attack. I was so impressed and pleased when they were able to get everything done all at once and I didn't have to come back to get the permanent crown put in. Thank you so much Dr. Patel and staff!
—Martha H.
I have been going to Cosmetic Dentistry of Hayward for many years now and this review is long overdue. Dr. Atul Patel is in a class by himself, his attention to detail and your personal comfort should be the standard by which other dentists should be judged. Dr. Patel is gentle, personable, a perfectionist when it comes to cosmetic dentistry and has the most modern technology and up to date information. He has won many awards for excellence in many aspects of dentistry. He is also a compassionate individual who does a lot of charity work for children overseas, changing their lives. I am always comforted into going to the dentist because I know it will be the best care that is available. The whole staff is very friendly from Genesis & Lalaine at the front desk to the doctor himself, they all make you feel very welcomed. The office is very modern, clean and has a comfortable atmosphere. If you have a fear of going to the dentist like I did, you should definitely visit Dr. Atul Patel.
—Nina C.
I had a great first visit here, I found the staff super friendly and Dr Patel is really nice and intelligent. Throughout my entire visit the rda and doctor were really informative and took there time to explain everything to me. The team was gentle, caring, and compassionate. I recommend this office to anyone because they are truly the best.
—Sabrina S.
I love the staff here. I switched my husband over to Cosmetic Dentistry and have alsp recommended several friends. Dr. Pa
—Dianah R.
Dr. Patel and his staff are amazing. I've been coming to them for about 25 years with my family. They go above and beyond to make you feel comfortable and do a great job. I would highly recommend this place to family and friends you won't be disappointed.
—Nooria K.
I've been a patient here for 15+ years and have always had a really positive experience. They have an incredibly knowledgeable, helpful, and organized staff that's always happy to help with state of the art equipment. Cannot recommend this place enough.
—Hirsch P.
Been going here for years!!! Must I say that Dr. Patel is the best, he cares for his patients and staff. His wife is always caring and always makes you feel welcomed! Their staff is amazing, and flexible schedule as well. They always make sure that you are up to date with your cleaning. Been using invisalign for the past two years, my teeth are straight and no gaps! The treatment has worked for me and they always track your progress! If you want a dental office that cares about your teeth, come here! Definitely recommend this office!
—Mary G.
great dentist, nice staff and hygienists, had light cleaning and lower retainer made and was very smooth process overall
—Preston Z.
Dr. Patel and his staff have made a life changing difference in how I feel about dentists. I came in without having seen a dentist in over a decade with cavities in almost every tooth. I came in as a grown woman with my mother in literal tears from fear. Dr Patel had the patience to work with me to fix my smile. I have gone from panic attacks at the thought of going to the dentist to making it to my appointments without stress or anxiety. I wholeheartedly recommend Cosmetic Dentistry Of Hayward to EVERYONE who mentions they are in need of a dentist. If you have any doubt in your mind lay it to rest because in dr Patel's hands you are in the best care. I will sing his praise forever because he has made a believer out of me
—Elizabeth E.
I came in today after six months for my usual cleaning, and again such a pleasant experience. This new lady Uma Chigurupeti did my cleaning and what a good job she did. To start with she made me feel so comfortable, she genuinely cared about me. It is her first day here at this location and I hope to see her again when I came back for cleaning in six months. Thanks to Dr. Patel for always giving us the best professionals ever. I recommend to everyone who needs dental care. When coming in look for the sweet Uma.
—MarceLo R.
Dr. Patel takes pride in his work and ALWAYS goes the extra mile. I highly recommend him. He's AMAZING!
—Renee T.
Dr Patel was great in explaining all my options for dental care
—Dorian L.
I hope he can make the best possible of what he spoke for next visit. I really enjoyed the attitude it seems to me a good doctor.
—Manuel M.
Dr. Patel and staff or very professional and tentative to to patients needs.
—Ron R.
I have been a patient of Dr Patels, for at least 20 years. I won't go to any other Dentist but him. He has taken wonderful care of me during those years. I highly recommend him to anyone.
—Judy R.
Evey one is so friendly and waiting time is excellent. I will tell all my friends about my experience at Atul Patel, DDS,MAGD.
Dr. Atul was very nice. His and his assistant's service was very quick and proficient. They could answer all my questions. Very happy with my very first visit. He's the first doctor I've consulted in U.S. and I had got a very good service.
—Venkat S.
Very family oriented and professionals. Definitely worth it.
—Evelyn A.
I don't really enjoy going to the dentist, but we all know we have to. Dr. Patel is the best. I have referred a few friends to him and they love him. He & his office staff are very caring, very professional and make you feel real comfortable. I would highly recommend Dr. Atul Patel. Thanks Dr. Patel for everything.??
—Lisa K.
My visit is always above excellent. Dr. Patel examined my teeth with great care and concern. He informed me of my future treatment plan in detail that I'm looking forward t o our next encounter. I'm very very satisfied and happy with Dr.Patel
—Lupe M.
The staff always greet me and are very friendly. The staff always take time to explain the procedures in detail. They always try to work with me and my family financially, such as setting up payment plans if necessary. They also contact the dental insurance company for me to make sure that my insurance is covering what it's supposed to be covering.
—Jason K.
Both my Husband and I have been patients of Dr. Patel for 10+ years. I highly recommend Dr. Patel to anyone who is looking for a Dr. who really cares about his patients and who listens..His Staff are Awesome! Everyone is handled with much professionalism,yet still have a sense of humor. Sincerely,
—Juana P.
Dr.Patel is a very excellent dentist . By far one of the most professional and courteous dentist that I’ve ever encountered . He’s the kind a dentist that takes pride in his work therefore making sure that you have the best treatment plan. Meanwhile, Educating you so you know every step of the way. He goes over and beyond for his patients. That’s what makes him different from the rest. He also uses the latest technology.
—Renee T.
The team is very friendly, honest and wanted to give the best service to your satisfaction. Under leadership of Dr.Patel the professional performances are to a high level, offering a diversity of services "all on once" at the same office. Prices are definitely reasonable and acceptable and they are able to work with a large type of health insurance.
—Saul S.
I've had several visits with Dr Patel, including a tooth extraction and bone graft in prep for implant, and now a crown. He is quick and precise, and his work is very good. I've never felt any significant discomfort during his procedures. Dr Patel and everyone in his office is very kind and patient, even rescheduling me several times because I'm bad at appointments. They treat me with respect and compassion. I actually kind of enjoy going to the dentist, which is odd to say.
—Caleb C.
Dr Patel and his crew are excellent my complaint is against because the office never got my appointment luckily I called to confirm and they made they appointment over the phone
—Jimmy A.
Atul Patel, DDS was refereed by my co-worker and it's been the best referral for a new cosmetic dentist in the Bay Area! Their San Jose office is very modern with the best resources available. I'm very impressed with the dentist and his staff of professionals. I would highly recommend Dr. Patel to any one who needs a dentist to provide the best treatment plan and options.
—S. A.
I've been using this office for years and always get appointments fast and get any problems fixed correctly
—Tony M.
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