Meet The Staff
Get to Know the Staff of Ajay R. Patel, DDS, ABOMS
Helen is the office manager for both of our offices. She has been with the practice since 1990. She has over 22 years of experience in the dental industry. Helen understands our patient’s needs. She makes every effort to ease their concerns regarding oral surgery. She recognizes that it can be a stressful time for patients and tries to find ways to make them feel more comfortable. Helen speaks fluent Spanish and is able to effectively communicate treatment plans to our Spanish-speaking patients. Helen enjoys bike riding and spending time with her young grand-daughters.
Linda is the treatment coordinator and financial assistant for both of our offices. She has been with the practice since 1997. Linda always greets our patient’s with a warm and welcoming smile. She verifies your dental benefits and coverage. She has over 17 years of experience in the dental field having started as a registered dental assistant after graduating with honors from San Joaquin Valley College. Prior to entering the dental industry, Linda spent sixteen years in the Chowchilla Elementary School District. She enjoys quilting and is a member of the Gateway Quilt Guild.
Lourdes is one of our highly qualified surgical assistants. She assists at both of our offices. As an RDA, she began her career in general dentistry and soon realized her passion was in oral surgery, especially dental implant surgery. Lourdes is highly trained in procedures under anesthesia and continually keeps up with the latest technology. She enjoys working with patients and educating them on dental implant procedures. Lourdes is bi-lingual and fluent in Spanish. She enjoys spending time with her family, especially baking with her young daughter.
Ashlee is also one of our highly qualified surgical assistants. After graduating from Kaplan College in Salida, California for dental assisting, Ashlee joined a highly respected local dental practice. She soon decided she wanted to advance her career to include surgical assisting. We are very excited to have her join our exceptional surgical team. She loves oral surgery because it is always interesting and challenging. She enjoys getting to know our patients and is committed to providing them with the highest quality of care. While she loves camping, other outdoor activities, and cooking for her family and friends, her favorite thing to do is spend time with her dad.