Dr. Nirav Patel has been residing in North Carolina since 1992. He recently moved to Morrisville with his wife Priya.
During residency at ECU, Dr. Patel gained valuable experience in all aspects of dentistry including wisdom teeth extractions, implant placement, pre-prosthetic surgery, and treating medically compromised guests. Since then, Dr. Patel had been practicing dentistry in Salisbury, NC until moving to the Triangle area. While there, he served as the Secretary and Treasurer for the Rowan County Dental Society. Dr. Patel also likes to stay active in the community and volunteer his services on mobile dental buses and care clinics.
Dr. Patel enjoys spending time with his family and friends during his free time. He is an avid Tar Heels fan and loves sports. Him and his wife also love to travel and share new experiences together.
Dr. Leech was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois (go Cubs!). After spending most of their summer vacations on the North Carolina coast, Dr. Leech and his family were excited to relocate much closer to the beach! He lives in Raleigh with his wife, Kate, their daughter Owen, and new born son Jack.
After finishing dental school, He completed the General Practice Residency program at Georgia Regents University in Augusta, Georgia. During residency, Dr. Leech gained a tremendous amount of experience providing intravenous (IV) sedation, dental implants, wisdom tooth removal, and full-mouth rehabilitation. Dr. Leech enjoys treating a wide variety of guests, including guests with dental anxiety.
When Dr. Leech is not at the office, he enjoys spending time with his family at the beach and giving back through various volunteer opportunities such the NC Mission of Mercy (MOM) clinics.
Dr. Chima grew up in rural Illinois, and moved to North Carolina in 2008.
She attended dental school at East Carolina University. Dr. Chima enjoys all aspects of dentistry, and regularly attends continuing education classes to provide guests with the best care possible. She takes pride in really getting to know her guests and loves working with all ages. Dr. Chima also enjoys volunteering her time with the NC Baptist men’s dental bus, and NC Missions of Mercy clinics.
Outside of dentistry, she loves spending time with her husband Eric. She loves the outdoors and playing sports, especially Frisbee golf, volleyball and softball. Dr. Chima and her husband recently moved to Apex and are very eager to settle in and fill their home with dogs.
Dr. White was born and raised in Northeastern North Carolina and has always called the state of North Carolina home. Due to the rural nature of this part of North Carolina, his love for the outdoors began at a young age.
Dr. White attended East Carolina University’s School of Dental Medicine where he served as the Community Service Chair for the pre-doctoral student group DMD for two years. In his last year of dental school, he accepted placement with New York Langone Hospital’s Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) program in Juneau, Alaska while providing care for guests at the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC). Also in his last year, Dr. White was presented with the International College of Dentists’ 2017 Humanitarian Award for his commitment to community service.
After completing dental school, Dr. White traveled to Juneau to complete the one-year requirement and optional second year of the AEGD program. During his time in Alaska, he often travelled to remote communities surrounding Juneau to provide dental care to the populations that needed to fly to Juneau for dental care. During his free time while in Alaska, Dr. White enjoyed halibut and salmon fishing, hiking and camping in the mountains surrounding Juneau. He also participated in the 2017 and 2018 Klondike Road Relay Race in which he completed 1 of the 10 legs of the race stretching over 110 miles from Skagway, Alaska to Whitehorse, Canada.
Upon completion of the AEGD program, Dr. White desired to return to his native state of North Carolina to provide dental care for his fellow North Carolinians. He is excited to begin practicing within the state and learning more about CAD/CAM dentistry and implantology.
In his free time, Dr. White enjoys watching all UNC Sports, spending time on the OBX, fishing, camping, running, cooking and traveling. He aspires to visit and explore all 50 states, with already checking off two of the hardest states from the East Coast, Alaska, and Hawaii.
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As we continue to monitor the rapidly changing landscape around the coronavirus (COVID-19), our primary goal is for the safety and well-being of our patients and team members.
In response to the recommendations from the American Dental Association and the North Carolina Dental Board, WE ARE OPEN for dental work deemed Emergency Care. Emergency care is defined as trauma, broken tooth, pain, swelling, or infection.
All other, non-emergency care will be scheduled for a later date.
We have made this decision for the health and safety of you and our team members,
If you believe you have a dental emergency, instead of going to your local hospital emergency room we would prefer you contact us in order to avoid overwhelming healthcare workers dealing with those suffering from the coronavirus.
In the event you have a dental emergency during this time, please call for an appointment OR schedule a virtual consultation to speak with a doctor from the comfort of your home.
We have teams in several locations prepared to treat dental emergencies.
We will update this schedule and availability as more information becomes available.
Our commitment is to provide urgent dental care in a clean, safe and efficient manner during this turbulent time.
We are available for you.
Stay safe and healthy and we’ll see you at the office again soon!
Your Triangle Family Dentistry Team