Dr. Shalin Patel

Partner & Chief Clinical Officer


Dr. Shalin Patel recognizes the value of team-building to achieve successful results. A highly regarded dental professional with over ten years of clinical experience, Dr. Patel is responsible for developing procedures and finding solutions to create successful practices. A hands-on leader focused on achieving results in a dynamic, patient-oriented work environment, he has a proven track record of building and training clinical teams around a cohesive growth strategy and clear leadership vision.

Read Dr. Patel’s article in Dental Entrepreneur’s Magazine

As a recognized leader in the field of dentistry, Dr. Patel has also been featured in multiple national dental publications such as: DentalTown®, Dental Economics®, Dentistry Today® and in Dental Entrepreneur® Magazine. He has offered a PACE-approved Continuing Education course approved by the Academy of General Dentistry to teach doctors methods on increasing clinical case acceptance, quality of care, productivity and efficiency. Under his leadership, the team of DECA Clinical Advisory Board Doctors implement unique and innovative clinical systems to train doctors to become highly efficient without compromising quality of patient care.

As an administrator who has helped create core values based on collaboration and cooperation, Dr. Patel is responsible for helping with the development, execution and monitoring of clinical standards and practice protocols. DECA Dental’s commitment to excellence is always the top priority to Dr. Patel. He manifests a culture geared towards patient centered clinical care by recruiting, training and working with elite dentists from the finest schools across the nation.

Quality of care is never compromised at DECA Dental, therefore he interacts with local dental lab technicians along with supply and manufacturing vendors to ensure only the best materials and supplies are used, thus enabling all offices to offer patients an exclusive warranty on all dental work. Dr. Patel helps uphold the core clinical philosophy in that all dentists, by using state of the art technology and cutting-edge techniques, strive to provide and maintain the highest quality of dentistry.

Dr. Patel attended the University of Mississippi for both his undergraduate studies and for dental school. Based on his years of clinical experience and commitment to continuing education, Dr. Patel has given a variety of lectures to both dental schools and dental organizations nationwide on creating a culture of clinical excellence.

Meet the rest of

Dr. Sulman Ahmed

Founder & CEO Read Bio

Dr. Rodney Alles

Partner & Chief of Clinical Affairs Read Bio

David Hinton

Chief Financial Officer Read Bio

Dr. Sulman Ahmed

Founder & CEO

Dr. Sulman Ahmed is the Founder and CEO of DECA Dental. He is instrumental in shaping and overseeing DECA Dental’s growth, strategy and culture. In 2008, Dr. Ahmed opened his first dental office and set out to create a truly patient centered model. His belief in putting patients first is the fundamental backbone of DECA Dental’s core values and patient care delivery model.

Read More