Dr. Rima Patel
Dr. Patel grew up in Shelton, Connecticut and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Philosophy from Boston University. She attended University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. Upon getting her D.M.D. degree, she completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency program at University of Missouri at Kansas City.
Dr. Patel is an active member of the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Patel stays current with new technology and evolving dental care through continuing education courses. Because of her commitment to her profession, Dr. Patel was awarded her fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry in 2018 and her Masters in the Academy of General Dentistry is 2020. Only 2% of general dentists have received this honor. The Mastership Award is the highest honor available in the AGD and one of the most respected designations in the profession. This accomplishment meets the highest criteria for professional excellence. To accomplish this, Dr. Patel completed more than 1,100 hours of continuing dental education in the 16 disciplines of dentistry, including 400 hours dedicated to hands-on skills and techniques. As a recipient of this award, Dr. Patel has joined 2,208 members of the dental community who understand that great smiles and good oral health for their patients are the result of going above and beyond basic requirements.
Family is the most important part of Dr. Patel’s life and a great source of happiness. Dr. Patel is happily married and the mother of 2 beautiful daughters. In her spare time, Dr. Patel enjoys playing tennis, reading, traveling, and spending time with her family!
Dr. Rocio Jacobo LaFrance
Dr. Jacobo grew up in Mexico and moved with her family to Dalton, Georgia while she was a teenager. Dr. Jacobo attended Georgetown University in Washington D.C where she received her Masters in Science Degree and attended the Dental College of Georgia and received her D.M.D Degree.
Dr. Jacobo is an active member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and the Georgia Dental Association. She is an avid learner and is always striving to provide the very best care to her patients by attending continuing education courses.
Dr. Jacobo loves being a dentist and believes that through patient education and attention to detail, her patients can expect a healthy, beautiful smile. In her spare time, you can find Dr. Jacobo and her husband on the hiking trails with their dog Milo! She looks for any opportunity to be outside whether it be running or gardening. She also enjoys yoga and painting.