• About Us

  • Fairfield DentistDrs. Jesal A. Patel and Shawn A. Dornhecker both attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio for their undergraduate studies in Microbiology. In 1994, both Drs. Patel and Dornhecker were fortunate enough to attend The Ohio State University's College of Dentistry. During that period they were engaged and eventually married in 1998 upon graduation. After receiving their Doctor of Dental Surgery degree, they were accepted into a general practice residency in dentistry at The Medical College of Ohio in Toledo.

    This residency provided the opportunity to treat the general population, underprivileged children, immunocompromised patients, and acted as the hospital's ear, nose and throat residents. Upon completion of the residency Drs. Patel and Dornhecker were voted Otolaryngology and Dental residents of the year by the hospital attending doctors. Both doctors have been active in attending and many continuing educational classes, ensuring that their patients receive the most comprehensive and advanced dental care.

    They are members of The American Dental Association, The Academy of General Dentistry and The Cincinnati Dental Society, and The Keely Dental Society. Drs. Patel and Dornhecker have been in practice in the Cincinnati area since 1999 and currently reside in the Mason area. They enjoy spending time with their daughter Sia, 8 years old, and Aron, 6 years old. Dr. Dornhecker is an active athlete who participates in local volleyball leagues, mini Triathalons, extreme active races, and Stairclimbs for charity events. Dr. Patel is also active in many charity events and cultural programs.

    Both Doctors have participated in The Climb the Carew Tower stairclimb for The American Lung Association and many obstacle races including Tough Mudder , Spartan Race and Warrior Dash to name a few. This past year, Dr. Dornhecker finished in the top 5% both times he competed in the Tough Mudder series.

  • Fairfield Office Staff

  • Piper

    Office Manager

    Piper is the office manager of our Fairfield location. Having joined the practice in June 2015, she is here to assist you with any financial concerns, insurance issues, and treatment planning for patients with extensive dental care needs.

  • Brittany

    Dental Assistant

    Brittany is a dental assistant at our Fairfield office. She is a 2013 graduate of Dental Assistant Pro in Lebanon, Ohio. She joined our dental team in May of 2013. Brittany is eager to learn the most current dental technology offered at our office. Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her son and family, especially outdoors.

  • Regina

    Dental Assistant

    Regina is a dental assistant at the Fairfield office. She is a 2012 graduate of the Ross Medical Education Center. She joined our office in July 1012. Regina enjoys spending time with her family, bowling, watching movies, and going for rides on their motorcycle.

  • Western Hills Office Staff

  • Danielle

    Office Manager

    Danielle is the office manager of our Western Hills location. Having joined the team in 2012, she is here to assist you with scheduling treatment, insurance concerns and any financial concerns you may have. Danielle enjoys spending time with her son, family and friends.

  • Gina

    Dental Hygienist

    Gina (RDA) is the registered Dental Assistant at our Western Hills Practice. She is a 2003 graduate of the Institute of Medical and Dental Technology. She joined our practice in December 2004 and has enjoyed being a part of this wonderful team. She enjoys learning the new cutting edge dental technology that is being offered at our practices. In her free time she likes spending time with her family and friends, shopping, and going to the movies.

  • Lisa

    Dental Hygienist

    Lisa joined our Western Hills practice last year. She has been a dental hygienist for 30 years. Lisa is a graduate of UC’s Raymond Walters Hygiene program.  In her free time, she enjoys weightlifting, running and spending time with her children, family and 

  • Kim

    Dental Assistant

     Kim has over 2 years of experience in the dental field, and joined our Western Hills office in 2015.