Our Team

Heart of Vinings Dentistry

Equal parts proven professionals and seasoned artisans of their respective crafts, our staff will provide you with an enjoyable and memorable experience that will keep you coming back. Despite being a new office, our talent brings countless years of experience and proven methodology that sets Heart of Vinings Dentistry apart from its peers. Come and see the difference a smile makes.

Meet Our Team

Dr. Ronak Patel

Dr. Ronak Patel

As a Georgia native, I was ecstatic at the chance to move back to Atlanta. I grew up in Duluth, where I attended Duluth High School. After achieving my undergraduate degree in Microbiology at the University of Georgia, I attended dental school in Memphis, Tennessee, at the University of Tennessee. Upon graduating, I took my talents to Nashville to work with one of my mentors.

I now live in Atlanta with my wife, who is a first grade teacher. In our spare time, we enjoy going to Piedmont Park, cooking and eating diverse cuisines with family and friends, running 5Ks, and attending college football games. Although my skills may not show it, I’ve come to love the game of golf. You can find me near a golf course or driving range every chance I get.

When I’m not in the office, I have vowed to my patients and myself to continue my education on the latest and most proven techniques in dentistry. I constantly make an effort to attend continuing education classes to make sure I am continually training so that I can master the best treatment methods to ensure my patients receive the latest and greatest care! As a result of the constant training, I am well on my way to becoming a Fellow in the prestigious Academy of General Dentistry.

Dr. Jay Kansal

Dr. Jay Kansal

Dr. Jay Kansal is originally from the Chicago area. He attended Indiana University as an undergrad, where he was on the Chancellor's List every semester. After only three years of undergraduate studies, Dr. Kansal was accepted to several dental schools, an honor fewer than 1% of dentists can claim. Dr. Kansal decided to attend the prestigious Ivy League University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, a dental school that is consistently ranked in the top 10 dental schools in the U.S.

After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Kansal completed an optional residency at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville, NC. Dr. Kansal completed six months of advanced dentistry and operating room training along with four months of hospital rotations including anesthesia, family medicine, ENT, and emergency care.

Dr. Kansal is dedicated to providing the best dental care and staying current with the newest dental advancements. He consistently takes five times the legal requirement of continuing education, completing more than 100 hours a year. He recently received his fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry - an accomplishment fewer than 10% of dentists worldwide achieve. He has studied with the top dental clinicians in the U.S. including the Scottsdale Center for Dentistry, the Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education, Dr. Gordon Christensen, and Dr. Ross Nash among many others.

Dr. Kansal has received multiple awards, including:

  • Kudzu’s Best of 2015
  • OpenCare Patients’ Choice Winner 2015
  • America's Top Dentists 2010-2015
  • Atlanta Magazine and 5 Star Professional- Atlanta's Top Dentists 2014
  • Fellow in the American Academy of General Dentistry
  • Los Angeles Institute of Clinical Dentistry- one of only 50 out of 2500 members, and the youngest member to complete the continuum
  • Who’s Who Among Professionals 2008
  • Limoli Practice Management Award 2007
  • Community Service Honors 2007
  • Psi Omega National Achievement Award 2007

Dr. Kansal is a member of both the Academy of General Dentistry and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.