About Your Dentist
"A smile is the universal welcome." - Max Eastman
"To provide exceptional comprehensive treatment in order to improve my patients’ oral health and change their lives with beautiful smiles and positive dental experiences."
Doctorate of Dental Medicine
Nova Southeastern University - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Master of Biomedical Science
Barry University - Miami Shores, FL
Bachelor of Science in Nutrition
University of Florida - Gainesville, FL
Continuing Education & Professional Memberships
Dr. Patel is a member of the Florida Dental Association, American Dental Association, American Student Dental Association, and Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity. She enjoys taking continuing education courses and is always looking for more opportunities to advance her clinical skills and better serve her patients.
Life & Hobbies
Born in Gainesville, Dr. Patel grew up with a multicultural background, as her father is from Gujarat, India, and her mother is from Kona, Hawaii. In her free time, Dr. Patel enjoys arts and crafts, spending quality time with her family and friends, cooking and baking, and educating about health and wellness.
“To provide the best quality of dentistry to my patients every time they sit in my chair. Education is key to a good and healthy life. I want each of my patients to understand how the oral cavity works. With this, patients will understand the importance of wanting to improve and maintaining a good oral health.”
University of Puerto Rico, Bachelor’s in Biology
– Mayagüez, Puerto Rico
University of Puerto Rico, Doctorate in Dental Medicine
– Medical Sciences Campues, Río Piedras, Puerto Rico
Continuing education & professional memberships
Dr. Riera is a member of the American Dental Association and American Association of Women Dentists. She also strives to look for opportunities that expand her knowledge and give her new tools to improve her quality of care.
Life & Hobbies
Dr. Riera De Jesus is a proud Puerto Rican with a mixed family. With her father being Venezuelan, and her mother Puerto Rican, she grew up surrounded by strong family values and a large support system. Being a good example for her younger sister has been her overall goal in life. Every year, Dr. Riera goes on a volunteering trip with “Dentistas Misioneros de Puerto Rico” to the Dominican Republic. With a large group of dentists, students, and other volunteers, they treat the community of San Juan De La Maguana for three days. In addition, she gives back to her beloved Puerto Rico whenever it's needed.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, going to the beach, cooking, reading, and puzzles.