Meet Our Doctors
Raised in the Fiji Islands, Dr. Patel moved to Charlotte, NC in 1986 at the age of 10. While the transition to the United States was a challenging life moment initially, Dr. Patel embraced every opportunity this beautiful nation had to offer and never looked back. In 2000, Dr. Patel married his beautiful wife Shalini and they are blessed to have two wonderful children in Jaya and Jaidan. Dr. Patel enjoys his free time playing golf, traveling, trying new cuisines, watching movies, and participating in any outdoor activities with his family.
Dr. Patel founded Matthews Family Dentistry in 2003 and has built the business with his partner, Dr. Vivek Kashyap into a well-rounded dental practice committed to providing the highest-quality dental care. Dr. Patel has gained tremendous knowledge in the past 14 years in all phases of dental practice operations and clinical operations to ensure that Matthews Family Dentistry will continue to provide an exceptional and transparent experience to all its patients. Dr. Patel strives not just for the highest technical quality, but also for gentleness, comfort, and a relationship of mutual respect and trust with his patients. While Dr. Patel enjoys all aspects of clinical patient care, his interests have gravitated towards implant dentistry and full mouth cosmetic rehabilitation of his patients.
Dr. Patel enjoys taking endless hours of clinical education training outside of clinical practice to continue to learn newest techniques and incorporate the latest technologies into clinical practice.
"Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice, and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do." - Pele
Dr. Kashyap has been serving patients at MFD for over a decade. He is a strong believer that good oral health can lead to better overall health and self-confidence. He feels fortunate that he is able to assist his patient’s in the journey of achieving and maintaining healthy, beautiful smiles.
Dr. Kashyap likes to take the time to speak with his patients about their individual needs and desires and then customize a plan of care that is best suited for them. His chair-side manner is gentle, caring and direct. He understands that most patients would rather be somewhere other than in the dental chair so he takes the time to make sure they are relaxed and comfortable throughout any procedure.
Dr. Kashyap was born in Cherry Hill, NJ but moved when he was only 3 months old. Over the next ten years, he lived in 7 different cities in 6 different states, before moving back to Charlotte in 1988. His family has lived here since and he considers it his hometown. After spending 8 years in undergrad and dental school at UNC Chapel Hill, Dr. Kashyap attended a Residency program in New York City where he met his wife. Together they now have 3 beautiful children who bring joy and purpose to every day.
“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”
“Dr. Jay” Shukla is an experienced general dentist committed to helping patients, improving oral care, and contributing to the Charlotte/Matthews community and beyond. As a dentist, Dr. Jay is passionate about treating and educating his patients so that they are comfortable and confident with their treatment.
Along with educating his patients, Dr. Jay is passionate about furthering his dental education. He is always looking to learn new techniques, work with new technology and improve the patient experience. His goal is to develop a partnership with his patients, where they work together to improve and maintain their oral health.
Outside of patients and the office, Dr. Jay loves checking out the Charlotte food scene, grilling out in the summer, and spending time with his family. He also is a loyal NY Giants fan and is also learning to love the South’s sports scene (slowly converting him into a UNC and South Carolina fan as well).
"They sure are handy when you smile. So keep your teeth around a while!" - Dr. Seuss
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