Learn More About Our Practice

I am Dr. Neela Patel and I would like to invite you to explore what makes our practice unique.


Houston Heights Dentistry is one of Houston’s premier locations for general and cosmetic dentistry treatments. Dr. Neela Patel is highly skilled in a wide range of dental procedures that can restore her patients' dental and oral health and enhance their smiles. She spends 1 on 1 time with you doing a detailed comprehensive exam that includes the entire chewing system including the health of your jaw joints, your gums, muscles and the way your teeth function. The recommendations she makes are based on your overall health that is specific to you. Our dedicated and highly trained staff works to ensure the best care possible so that each individual leaves our office with a positive experience. The spacious and state-of-the-art facilities of Houston Heights Dentistry offer comfort and advanced technological procedure options so the needs and requirements of each patient are met. We offer quality dental care for all ages with a wide array of dental problems in order to treat and restore smiles. Our expectation at Houston Heights Dentistry is to provide the highest standard of dentistry for all patients.

Meet the Doctor

Dr. Neela Patel

I am passionate about education and caring for my patients, but improving the lives of my patients is at the core of why I became a dentist. From a very young age, my dream was to be a doctor. My father who had a passion for learning, especially about the human body and how it works, was a great influence to me. Two other mentors that influenced me were my physician, and dentist in Arkansas. The family physician had a passion for caring about his patients, and he strived to make sure they were educated about how to be healthy. My dentist had just bought a retiring dentist’s practice in our small town, and he truly loved what he did. It showed in his relationships with his patients, and how excited he was about dentistry. I would go to his practice during the summer and help him with different procedures. He showed me many procedures, but he also showed me what was truly important, the patients in his practice. This upbringing in a small town, has shaped my vision for my practice.


Phyllis, Office Manager

Phyllis has been in the dental field for over 20 years. She joined our practice in 2015 and is essential to making the practice run smoothly and efficiently. Her thirst for knowledge has been demonstrated in the numerous continuing education courses she has taken. She also strives to provide high-quality service and a friendly atmosphere to all of our patients. “I take great pride to be a part of such an amazing and dynamic team!” Phyllis enjoys spending her time outside of work with her loving family.

Melody, Financial Coordinator

She has over 22 years of dental office experience. Melody's specialty is helping patients to understand their dental needs. She also works with patients to develop financial plans to afford their dental needs. Melody is well-versed in dental insurance, and patient financing and really enjoys helping patients to find the best solution for their specific budget. Helping others is her passion. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with loved ones and reading. She enjoys road trips and traveling.

Gloria, Registered Dental Assistant

Gloria graduated in 2013 from The College of Health Care Professions. As one of our registered dental assistants, Gloria works with Dr. Patel in a variety of procedures and treatments. She takes great care to ensure that our patients feel comfortable and at ease during their treatment time. Gloria always says, “I love our patients. They are the sweetest. They somehow always make my day!” She is always seeking to gain more knowledge and experience to give our patients the best care possible. Gloria is the oldest of six siblings. She is very outgoing and loves to spend time with her family and her friends.

Pina, Dental Hygienist

Pina has over a decade of experience practicing as a dental hygienist in the Houston area and has a deep passion for the profession and for taking care of her patients. She graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Dental Hygiene from Athens Technical College in Athens, GA. As our part-time hygienist, Pina is devoted to ensuring that her patients receive the best care possible and understands how to properly take care of their smile. Pina is married and has a daughter and son whom she loves to travel with. She also enjoys cooking, shopping, and watching movies.

Shauna, Dental Hygienist

Shauna grew up in Magnolia, Texas and recently joined our practice as our full-time hygienist bringing over 18 years of customer service experience with her. She graduated from Houston Community College and earned her Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene. Additionally, she maintains certification in laser dentistry. Shauna has always had a love for dentistry and people. She is a compassionate and caring person who loves to build relationships and provide excellent care to patients. Shauna enjoys traveling, cooking, and spending time with her friends and family.

patients say

I had an emergency appointment with Dr. Patel this morning, my first with her. They worked me in and discovered the reason for my toothache. Dr. Patel is very knowledgeable and caring. Phyllis, the office manager is phenomenal. She is efficient, friendly, and caring.

Linda C

I can’t even begin to describe the care and detail Dr. Patel and her team do for their patients. I came in and got a very thorough exam in their state of the art facility. I’ve never had such a great experience and felt more cared for than I do here.

Joanna G

Dr. Patel and her staff are great!!! She spent several hours with me at my first appointment and was extremely thorough. The hygienist was wonderful too. I’m so glad I found her.

Karan L

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