Dr Jay Patel graduated from Cornell and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Northwestern University in Chicago. Committed to excellence, Dr Patel attained Mastership status in the Academy of General Dentistry. This distinction is awarded only to those dentists who have undergone intensive advanced training and rigorous examinations to test proficiency and mastery in each of the 16 disciplines in dentistry. Less than 1% of the dentists in the United States have attained this honorable distinction. As a Master, Dr Jay Patel is proud to be recognized as one of the nation’s best trained dentists. In addition, Dr Patel has received advanced training in Neuromuscular Orthodontics from the world renowned Las Vegas Institute for advanced Dental Studies (LVI). He is only one of two dentists in New Hampshire that provide Neuromuscular Orthodontic Treatment for children and adults using computerized instrumentation to obtain optimal jaw positioning and structural health. He is an active member of the International Association of Orthodontics (IAO) and the American Orthodontics Society (AOS). He is past President of the Concord Dental Society and currently a delegate representing the state of New Hampshire for the Academy of General Dentistry. He currently serves as a peer reviewer to assess the quality of articles submitted for publication in the Journal of General Dentistry. Dr Patel enjoys reading and writing music. He is an avid golfer (has played 85 of the top 100 golf courses in the U.S.!) and an intrepid traveler-having visited over 92 countries!