As a Georgia native, Dr. Patel loves serving the people of Atlanta. After graduating from Duluth High School, he achieved his undergraduate degree in Microbiology at the University of Georgia. From there he went on to complete his advanced dental training at the University of Tennessee in Memphis. During the early years of his career, he had the privilege of serving the people of Nashville alongside one of his mentors.
To ensure his patients are always getting the best and latest treatment, Dr. Patel is passionate about continuing education. He works hard to master the newest techniques on the leading edge of modern dental care. To that end, he is well on his way to achieving one of the highest distinctions in dentistry – becoming a Fellow in the prestigious Academy of General Dentistry.
“...Dr. Patel is the most genuine and straight to the point person I’ve met. When I visited his office, I was in need of having an implant done which can be a very expensive and long process. Dr. Patel and his assistant Valerie were amazing during the entire process and made sure I was 100% happy before ever leaving the office. Not only was I actually happy, I was comfortable every time I was in the office.”
Dr. Patel and his wife make their home in Atlanta with their 2 children, Mila (3 years old) and Liam (6 months old). In his spare time, he enjoys working out with his wife, strolling the city with his family, cooking and eating diverse cuisines with family and friends, and attending college football games. Whenever he gets the opportunity, you might also find Dr. Patel swinging a club on a course or practicing shots on a driving range to improve his golf game.
Originally from the Chicago area, Dr. Kansal graduated in three years from Indiana University, where he was on the Chancellor's List every semester. After college, he had his choice of dental schools and selected the prestigious University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. Following graduations, he went on to complete his residency at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville, NC where he gained experience in advanced dentistry, surgical, anesthesia, family medicine, ENT, and emergency care.
Going way above and beyond the required standards, Dr. Kansal completes more than 100 hours of continuing education every 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. He is a member of both the Academy of General Dentistry and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
“Dr. Jay Kansal and his staff have been my primary dental care providers for many years now and I couldn't give them a higher recommendation. For his part, Dr. Kansal is a perfectionist, he will not let any detail escape his scrutiny, whether it be a simple filling or root canal and his ability to match colors is un-surpassed. His hygienists staff, who have treated me for many years are the best, especially one, who for not her excellent work could have provided the good Doctor with much more work.”
Dr. Kansal has received multiple awards, including:
When not in the office, you can find Dr. Kansal with his wife and twin children (5 years old) enjoying all Atlanta has to offer, or traveling. He's an avid reader and podcast listener (Tony Robbins being a top favorite!), and is constantly on a quest to educate himself.
Dr. Samira Jafari completed her undergraduate studies at Kennesaw State University, graduating Suma Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology. She continued her education at Augusta University (formerly known as Medical College of Georgia), where she achieved her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. While in dental school, she was chosen by faculty to serve as a tutor for the Fixed Prosthodontics course and she also received several awards including the “Golden Molar” award for having great hand skills in operative dentistry, an Award of Merit for Excellence in esthetic dentistry by the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry
She continues to expand her skills every year by attending training opportunities and staying current with the latest techniques, technologies, and treatments.
Along with her husband and 2 children, Landon and Lana, Dr. Jafari lives in Johns Creek. She enjoys outdoor activities, trying new foods, and exploring new restaurants and cuisines in the city. In her free time, she loves spending time with friends and family. She also volunteers her time and dental skills to help serve the underprivileged population in our communities.
“My mission is to provide my patients with gentle, caring, and comprehensive lifetime dental care. I believe in conservative and preventative dentistry and my goal is to increase the longevity of my patient’s teeth. What I love most about dentistry is that it combines my two passions of helping others and art. It also enables me to make a difference in patient’s lives, whether it’s getting someone out of pain or giving them a whole new smile and seeing how it transforms their personality and life.”
Dr. Mark Persaud grew up in New York City. He began his early undergraduate studies as a graphic design major reflecting his childhood love for art. While in college, he had the opportunity to work as a dental assistant. This introduction to dentistry, along with his love for art and serving people, developed into a newfound passion for dentistry. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies from the New York Institute of Technology. Following graduation, he went on to Meharry Medical College where he achieved his Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS). At Meharry Medical College, Dr. Persaud was on the Dean’s list every year and received awards in various dental disciplines.
He completed his dental residency in Advanced Education General Dentistry (AEGD) with NYU Langone through the Grady Health System in Atlanta, GA. His training consisted of training in multiple disciplines including the opportunity to offer advanced comprehensive dental care to underserved communities and medically complex patients. He continues to pursue continuing education opportunities to better serve his patients.
“Dr. Mark and his team are awesome. Definitely tell it to me straight and want what’s best for me. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a new dentist!”
Dr. Persaud lives in Smyrna with his wife and 2 children. He enjoys spending time with family and friends, and exploring new and exciting ventures that the city of Atlanta has to offer.