Meet The Doctor

Dr. Patel and the staff at Baybird Orthodontics are committed to providing personalized care for each patient who trusts her with their smile. Our first responsibility to every patient is to be their trusted advisor about their orthodontic needs and how treatment will affect their facial appearance, their smile, and their dental health. Dr. Patel loves getting to know her patients and providing a positive experience on the way to achieving a beautifully straight smile. Dr. Patel has a commitment to precision treatment, and passion for people leading to excellent results.


Dr. Patel graduated from Caesar Rodney High School in Camden, Delaware. After finishing her undergraduate studies at the University of Maryland, she studied dentistry at Temple University Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry in Philadelphia. She completed her orthodontic residency at Seton Hill University in Greensburg, Pennsylvania where she earned her Masters of Science in Orthodontics and certificate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. Dr. Patel is a Board Certified Orthodontist and member of the American Association of Orthodontics, Middle Atlantic Society of Orthodontics, Delaware State Dental Society, and Kent Sussex Dental Society.

Outside the Office

Dr. Patel lives in Dover with her husband, Kunal, and son. When Dr. Patel is not at the office, she enjoys spending time with family. Her hobbies include reading, traveling, DIYing, and trying new cuisines! Dr. Patel loves to experience new cultures through food and is always open to new restaurant recommendations!

Meet the Team


Shannon, with over 20 years of experience in the dental field, is dedicated to assisting with any insurance and treatment questions at Baybird Orthodontics. Her aim is to ensure that every visit is informative and comfortable for families, empowering them to make the best decisions. Shannon values creating a sense of belonging within our practice. She is committed to learning new techniques and staying current with advancements in dental technology. She adores summer, relishing the warmth and sunshine. During her free time, she cherishes moments with her husband, children, and fur baby, Marley.

"I take great joy in witnessing patients' confidence grow and transform as they see their smile change throughout treatment."


Candice is an enthusiastic lifetime learner! She enjoys new experiences and welcomes the challenges they present along the way. Candice and her husband, Jamie, embrace living minimally and spend most of their time outside. Whether out tending to the garden, discovering a new trail, kayaking or even riding bikes, their two (small) dogs are alongside as much as possible. Together they passively own and operate a small family built business which they're passionate about. Candice's spirits expand locally in supporting other surrounding small businesses.

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