Meet Our Dentists

Dr. Kalpesh Patel: Having been raised in Texarkana, I am definitely a home grown Texan. In May of 2006, I completed my dental training at one of the most prestigious dental schools in the nation, Baylor College of Dentistry. There was no doubt that I would make Dallas my home and would eventually start my own practice in the DFW area.

 My passion for dentistry, coupled with my love for people, motivated me to establish my own practice. In June of 2009, Dr. Joseph Strickland and I partnered together to open Active Dental of Irving. Since then, we have been helping individuals attain healthy, beautiful smiles. In December of 2009, we established our second practice, Active Dental of Grand Prairie. You can imagine how excited we were to extend our services to more members of our community!

My mission has always been to provide world class dental service. Staying up to date with the latest technology and most current techniques enables me to provide only the best care to all my patients. My dental team shares in that same vision, which is why we are successful at making everyone, feel right at home.

On a personal level, I accomplished yet another milestone in January 2013 when I married my best friend, Hetal. Now I am working on getting her to join me on supporting the best basketball team out there, the Dallas Mavericks!

I invite you and your family to come and experience a better dental office!

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Dr. Jason Strickland: I feel pretty lucky to do the work I love and devoting myself to the field of dentistry.  I enjoy coming to work everyday with a very special team who are dedicated in serving others.

I was born and raised in Texarkana to two of the best parents anyone could ask for. I attended the University of Central Arkansas where I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Science and I went on to graduate from Baylor College of Dentistry in May 2007.  It was great to reach a personal goal when I partnered with Dr. Patel to open our first practice in Las Colinas in June 2009. Things just kept getting better when we opened our doors to all of you in Grand Prairie, December 2009.

I strive to maintain excellence in dental care and chair-side manner. I am constantly exploring new opportunities to better manage my patient’s health, smile, and appearance. My goal is to address every question and concern you have for me in a kind, professional, and respectful manner. I genuinely care about providing great service.

When I am not caring for patients, I enjoy visiting my family back home, playing kickball, and remaining an active member of my community. I look forward to meeting you and your family soon, and being able to provide you with outstanding dental care!

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