About Us

Meet Dr. Praful Patel


“As a dedicated dentist in Upper Darby, I’ve enjoyed providing solutions that inspire confidence since earning my Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree in 1974.” – Dr. Praful Patel


Dr. Patel with his sons


Practice Philosophy

Treating everyone under his care as though they are treasured family is Dr. Patel’s top priority. He has found in his many years of practice that taking a warm and personal approach that addresses your individual needs is the best way to foster the mutual trust necessary for you to feel confident in your choices for dental care.

Community Involvement

Choosing to be an Upper Darby dentist was easy for Dr. Patel. He loves our community and raised his family here! This is just one reason that Dr. Patel is an active member of our community – through assisting not-for-profit hospitals and girls' boarding schools. He is also dedicated to helping all people access excellent dental care and organizes dental camps in developing countries.

Home Life

Dr. Patel is as dedicated to his family as he is to dentistry. His wife Damayanti manages his dental practices in Upper Darby and Philadelphia, and his two children are dentists too! Drs. Amit and Amish Patel are, like their father, dedicated to improving not only how you feel about dental care, but also to improving your life by replacing missing teeth with dental implants – even if you need a full-mouth restoration!

The Importance Of Dental Implants 

Dental implants have become the gold standard tooth replacement with good reason. Unlike crown & bridge treatments, which bridge the gap made by a missing tooth with an artificial tooth held in place by crowns, dental implants replace the missing tooth root with a post that is restored with a crown. This allows you to keep your jawbones healthy because they need root stimulation to stay strong. Plus, only the missing tooth is replaced, with no damage to neighboring teeth for crowns. Replacing missing teeth with dental implants is something Dr. Patel is passionate about. If you are plagued by gaps in your smile, he would love to help you smile with newfound confidence.


Meet Our Team

Dedicated, compassionate, and caring are just a few of the words used to describe our team of friendly professionals at United Dental Care, Upper Darby. With a joint mission to not only provide your care with expertise and integrity, but also to help you feel differently about dentistry, we have tried and true methods to help you feel at ease and comfortable at every visit.

Whether you are looking for convenient appointment times, have questions about treatment recommendations or your dental insurance, or need a refresher on your oral homecare routines, our team is always here to ensure that your dental care always exceeds your high expectations.