Dr. Jesal A. Patel
I consider myself an Ohioan. I grew up in Toledo, Ohio, attended Miami University for microbiology in Oxford, Ohio then was honored to have an early acceptance to The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. After my graduation from the dental program in 1998, I completed a Dental General Practice Residency at The Medical College of Ohio back in my home town of Toledo. My experience at the residency program allowed me to treat many different patient populations and learn in a medical environment. I was privileged to work and treat children and adult patients in a hospital setting with head and neck cancers, people with a history of trauma, and those undergoing organ transplants. The unique program also allowed me to treat our honorable veterans at the VA clinic, and those with special needs at the MRDD Center of Toledo. My eagerness to learn and serve as a dental resident at The Medical College of Ohio allowed me to co-receive The Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery Outstanding Resident Award. That year I was also the recipient of the Toledo Dental Society Spring Clinician Award.
In 1999, my husband and I decided to make Cincinnati our new hometown. We started practicing dentistry in our own private offices at the Western Hills and Fairfield locations. As“Ohioans” we chose to build, equip, and decorate our offices using all local companies, craftsman, and suppliers. It is extremely important to us to support our local people and businesses. We strive to serve our patients with the best quality we can provide. We are always eager to meet the wonderful people in the area and customize our care based on their personal needs. We believe every person is unique and should be treated individually and not as a number. Our goal has always been to create a personal relationship with each patient to establish trust and cater to the specific needs of each person and situation.
I continue to learn and follow the motto of my residency program, Enter to Learn, Go Forth to Serve. Over the past 18 years I have been a member of the American Dental Association, Ohio Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Cincinnati Dental Association, Keely Dental Association(Butler County), Spear Dental Club, Seattle Study Club and various other local dental study groups. I was honored to be named a Top Dentist in Cincinnati by my colleagues.
Dr. Dornhecker and I enjoy spending time doing various local runs for charity, supporting our professional and non-professional sports teams, and spending time with our children. Our lives and heart are here in our state. O-H-I-O! Go Bucks!
Dr. Shawn Dornhecker
Hello! I am Dr. Shawn Dornhecker. I have been part of the dental community in west side Cincinnati for nearly 20 years, and a lifelong Ohioan. My journey into dentistry began at Miami University in Oxford, OH, where I earned a Bachelor’s degree in microbiology. My Doctor of Dental Surgery degree was granted by the Ohio State University College of dentistry in 1998.
Shortly after graduation, I married my college sweetheart, Dr. Jesal Patel. We were accepted for an intensive on-year residency at Toledo’s Medical College of Ohio. Through this position, I had the opportunity to serve as ear, nose, and throat resident for the hospital, treating the public, underprivileged children, and patients with compromised immune systems. The hospital’s attending doctors voted us Otolaryngology and Dental residents of the year!
We made their home in Cincinnati in 1999, and opened private practice with offices in Western Hills and Fairfield. We supported local industry in the construction of these facilities, using local builders, suppliers, and materials.
I have long been a strong advocate of preventive dentistry. I know that avoiding problems in the mouth saves the patient time, money, and discomfort, and promotes overall good health. I also work closely with the finest specialists in the area, to ensure healthy, attractive results for every patient I serve.
Attendance at continuing education classes helps me stay current in the fast-evolving field of dentistry. My patients simply deserve the benefits of advanced, comprehensive dental care. In addition to seminars and coursework, I maintain active membership in:
- American Dental Association
- Academy of General Dentistry
- Cincinnati Dental Society
- Keely Dental Society
When I am not at the office, I love to spend time with my incredibly gorgeous and talented wife, Jesal, and our children, Sia and Aron. I also enjoy painting, reading, and competing in obstacle course races.
Fairfield Office Staff
Piper, Office Manager
Piper will welcome you to our Fairfield location. She joined Patel & Dornhecker Dentistry in 2015. Piper grew up in Bainbridge, Ohio which is close to Chillicothe, the first capital of Ohio! For 18 years she worked in sales and marketing and transitioned into the dental field in 2014. Piper is adept at answering financial and insurance claim questions and enjoys meeting and talking to our patients. In her free time she is active in community service, is an avid reader and loves traveling to the Caribbean.
Kylie, Dental Assistant
Kylie has lived in Hamilton,Ohio her entire life. She joined the Patel & Dornhecker Dentistry team at our Fairfield office after graduating from Fairfield High School and attending dental assisting school. She is currently in school to be a hygienist. Kylie loves going on mission trips to Haiti, and one day hopes to help patients overseas who are less fortunate. In her spare time, she enjoys activities with her family and friends.
Monica, Business Assistant/Scheduling Coordinator
Monica is always happy to help you schedule an appointment and answer your calls. She has lived in the Butler County area for several years and is a graduate of Colerain High School’s Dental Assisting Program. Monica has worked in the dental field for 28 years and joined our office in 2017. She enjoys spending time with her children and grandchildren, boating, gardening, and riding motorcycles with her husband.
Tracey, Dental Hygienist
Tracey has been part of the Fairfield office since 2014. She is originally from New Jersey and has lived in the area since graduating from The Ohio State University Dental Hygiene Program in 1997. She is dedicated to educating our patients on proper dental hygiene and oral health. Tracey enjoys her free time with her daughter and the Cultural Arts events in Cincinnati.
Western Hills Office Staff
Shelley, Office Manager
Shelley is one of the newest members of our Western Hills practice, but she has many years of experience. She assists in scheduling treatment, and handles insurance concerns and financial questions. When Shelley is not at the office, she treasures time spent with her family and friends.
Lisa, Dental Hygienist
Lisa has three decades of experience as a dental hygienist. She is a graduate of University of Cincinnati’s Raymond Walters Hygiene program and will always welcome you with a warm smile. Lisa keeps busy in her off hours running and lifting weights, and spending time with her children, family, and friends.
Kim, Dental Assistant
Kim joined Patel & Dornhecker Dentistry in 2015. She brings several years of experience in the dental field to our Western Hills office, along with a warm, welcoming manner. Kim genuinely enjoys getting to know patients and helping them understand the role of oral hygiene in their overall wellness.
Doris, Insurance Coordinator
Doris has many years in the medical insurance field and has recently joined our Western Hills team to help our patients with insurance matters. She is a west sider who also enjoys her time with her children and grandchildren.