Meet Oral Surgeon, Dipa J. Patel, DDS

Board Certified Oral Surgeon in Arlington VA & Washington DC

Dr Dipa Patel, Arlington VA & Washington DC Oral Surgeon

Dr Dipa Patel is a local DC area native. She was born in Prince George’s County and raised in Manassas. She then attended the University of Virginia obtaining a BA in Religious Studies. From there her early childhood love of arts, crafts, sewing and music led her to select dentistry as a form of artistic expression. Interestingly after a few years at Maryland, the love of high pressure procedures drew her to specialize in oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Long Island Jewish Medical Center, the Northport VA and Stony Brook served as thorough training grounds for her residency. In this program dentoalveolar surgery received strong emphasis. As many of the attending surgeons who trained Dr. Patel were full time private practice themselves, she developed an understanding of what it took to succeed in the private world of oral surgery.

Dr Patel at meeting of Virginia Society of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeonsAfter a brief stint as an associate, Dr Patel became interested in delivering oral surgery to extremely fearful patients with a slightly gentler approach. With patient comfort at the forefront of her mind, she has evolved her practice and continues to do so — always looking for new ways to revolutionize the patient experience.

Along the way, Dr Patel has done fundraising for Muscular Dystrophy Association via running her second and third marathons, and the recent Marine Corp 10K. She skis on the west coast regularly, plays golf at a moderate handicap, and has plans to complete the Ironman. For Dr Patel there is never going to be a place where she becomes comfortable — she will always strive for higher achievements and goals.

She is the future President of the Virginia Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and currently serves as a delegate to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.

Recently her passion has become making a difference in the world of opiate and narcotic addiction. De-stigmatizing this is her primary goal. Also in an effort to reduce prescribing she regularly utilizes non-opiate pain control methods such as Exparel®.

Dr. Patel's Parrot, Kiko, offering Pet Therapy

Finally she embraces animal adoption via her beloved parrot Kiko, a 20-year-old Eclectus parrot with a charming and sweet personality. On occasion he is present at our Arlington location to provide anxiety relief for anxious children. 


Dr. Dipa Patel named as a 2015 Top Doctor

Washingtonian’s 2015 Top Doctors, Washingtonian magazine coverBest Washingtonian 2015

Washingtonian’s 2015 Top Doctors were identified by a survey of more than 10,000 locally practicing physicians asking which of their peers they trusted most with their patients.


Community Service

  • College Bound
  • Give Kids A Smile
  • Dentistry From the Heart

Professional Memberships

  • American Dental Association (ADA)
  • American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeonsVirginia Dental Association (VDA)
  • Northern Virginia Dental Society
  • Virginia Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Middle Atlantic Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
American Association of of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS)
American Dental Association (ADA)
Virginia Dental Association (VDA)
Northern Virginia Dental Society (NVDS)
Virginia Society of of Oral & Maxillofacial SurgeonsMid-Atlantic Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons



Ready to schedule your consultation with Dr. Patel? Call Arlington Dental Implant & Oral Surgery Center Phone Number 703-566-1908 (Arlington VA) or Waterfront Dental Implant & Oral Surgery Center Phone Number 202-733-1856 (Washington DC) today!