Dr. Jay Patel


Creating Beautiful Smiles

Dr. Patel’s journey began 8,676 miles away, in a city named Morogoro in Tanzania, a country located on the east coast of Africa. He later spent his pre-teen and early teen years in Ndola, Zambia, and then moved for his high school years to London, England.

His voyage to the United States took place years later in 1979, where he finished his undergraduate degrees in Chemistry and Physiology at Southern Illinois. After finishing school, he got married and has three wonderful children: Jason, Sarina, and Justin.

Dr. Patel chose dentistry because he wanted to have the ability to create beautiful and healthy smiles. He loves his profession, which he also describes as his passion. He completed his Doctorate in Dental Surgery at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois and his residency in Orthodontics at Indiana University. Since then, he continues to attend education courses in orthodontics to keep on top of the latest industry developments.

Outside of the office Dr. Patel enjoys to work out, travel, and participate in sports.

His Credentials 


  • Undergraduate degrees in Chemistry and Physiology at Southern Illinois

  • Doctorate degree in Dental Surgery from Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois (1986)


  • Practicing dentistry since 1986

  • Residency in Orthodontics at Indiana University (1988)

Fun Fact

  • Dr. Patel’s heroes are Ghandi and Mother Teresa – they are both inspirations to millions.

Putting Patients First

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“The real star of the show was Jen, my dental hygienist. She noted my anxieties and was so understanding and gentle with the whole process. She never made me feel bad about neglecting my oral care and just said she was happy I was there now. If you have any fear about going to the dentist, I HIGHLY recommend Carol Stream Dental.”

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“I absolutely love everyone at the office! Everyone is so welcoming and caring. They all seem to love what they do. They are very professional and explain everything in detail. I no longer live in Elgin but I will continue to come here because of how amazing they are.”

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“This practice is phenomenal with children. I have been taking my daughter here for 6 years and today she had a baby tooth pulled. Dr. Johnny and the hygienist were amazing! It was a positive and painless experience for my daughter. I definitely recommend their office for pediatric care.”

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