Dr. Seena Patel currently serves as the Associate Director of Oral Medicine and Associate Professor at the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health at A.T. Still University. She is also an associate at Southwest Orofacial Group in Phoenix, AZ, limiting her practice to orofacial pain, oral medicine, and dental sleep medicine since 2012. She is a Diplomate of both the American Board of Orofacial Pain and the American Board of Oral Medicine. Dr. Patel simultaneously earned her dental and master’s in public health degrees from the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health in 2010, and completed a 2-year residency in both orofacial pain and oral medicine at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry at the University of Southern California in 2012.
Her educational interests are in myofascial pain, head and neck cancer and dental management, oral mucosal diseases, management of obstructive sleep apnea with mandibular advancement devices, and the dental management of medically complex patients. She has authored numerous publications and abstracts and also serves as a reviewer of several peer-reviewed dental journals. Furthermore, she has spoken nationally and internationally on orofacial pain, oral mucosal diseases, dental sleep medicine, and the dental management of head and neck cancer patients and has given over 50 professional continuing education courses.
Dr. Patel maintains her membership in the American Academy of Orofacial Pain, American Academy of Oral Medicine, Central Arizona Dental Society, Arizona Dental Association, American Dental Association, American Dental Education Association, and Special Care in Dentistry Association.