Dr. Yogesh T. Patel, DDS
Dr. Yogesh T. Patel is a graduate from The University of Texas in Austin with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology in 1996. Thereafter, he attended Texas A&M Health Science Center Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas were he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2000. Once Graduating, Dr. Patel worked as a full time clinician and volunteered part time at Texas A&M Health Science Center Baylor College of Dentistry in the restorative sciences department in the undergraduate clinic from 2001 to 2003.
In 2005 Dr. Patel graduated from Texas A&M Health Science Center Baylor College of Dentistry with a certificate in Endodontics. Subsequently he has been practicing Endodontics in Dallas, Texas at North Dallas Endodontics till the present time. Dr. Patel has been teaching part time since January 2008 at Texas A&M Health Science Center Baylor College of Dentistry in the Endodontic Department. He is a board eligible candidate for the American Board of Endodontics and is currently pursuing his goal to become a Diplomat of the American Board of Endodontics. Dr. Patel is a member of the American Association of Endodontists, American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, Dallas County Dental Society and The Greater DFW Endodontic Society. His research interests include root canal anatomy, morphology and associated electronic devices.
Manos Sigalas, DDS, MS
Manos Sigalas, DDS, MS was born in Athens, Greece. Very early in life he decided he wanted to be involved in the medical field. Psychiatry was the medical specialty that caught his attention. Unfortunately, he was deemed “too crazy” to be allowed to pursue it and so dentistry became his alternate focus. Being a hyperactive child (also called an absolute menace by his parents) he wasn’t all that unfamiliar with the dental office. Their family dentist had a special area reserved for him in order to treat and repair several broken teeth over the years.
During the long five years in the National and Kapodistriac University of Athens, Faculty of Dentistry where he completed his undergraduate dental studies Dr. Sigalas grew to enjoy endodontics mainly due to the fact that it was the hardest of the specialties to master during dental school and that gave him bragging rights over his close friends who literally hated it.
Upon completion of dental school Dr. Sigalas was accepted as one of the youngest residents ever in the prestigious Graduate Endodontics program of Baylor College of Dentistry in downtown Dallas where he spent the next three years of his life and obtained a certificate in Endodontics along with a Master of Science degree in Oral Biology. He grew so accustomed to the Dallas weather, the friendly good looking people, and the relaxed way of life that he did not hesitate to accept a position as a full time Assistant Professor of Endodontics that was offered to him immediately upon the completion of his studies.
In addition to lecturing and terrorizing the undergraduate and graduate students, Dr. Sigalas found a chance to enjoy other fun aspects of life as well, including cinema (wrote movie reviews that were published in Greek magazines), sports (he became a highly ranked soccer referee for 6 years), cooking (attended several classes, attempted several recipes and gained a lot of weight) and especially traveling (American Airlines agents address him by name). In 2006, he decided to join the group of Endodontic Associates in the Irving office where he has been a full time practitioner ever since. He still occasionally lectures on several endodontic subjects (mainly trauma and diagnosis) on different dental professional groups and also in his motherland at least twice a year.
Dr. Sigalas and his two dogs, Hector and Bear, permanently live in North Dallas in the Preston Hollow area. He is still a huge soccer fan but he also loves the NBA and NFL. He spends his time between Dallas, Athens and the Caribbean and never turns down an invitation for fun. When he is not involved with teeth, Dr. Sigalas also enjoys collecting different types of art, reading and writing movie reviews, cooking and spending quality time with his friends.
Dr. Nadia Budhani, DMD
Nadia Budhani, DMD grew up in Vancouver, Canada and obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree from Simon Fraser University in 2002. After finishing her undergraduate education, Dr. Budhani moved to Boston, Massachusetts, where she earned her Doctorate in Dental Medicine from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 2006. At Tufts, Dr. Budhani graduated near the top of her class and was inducted into the prestigious Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Society. It was in Boston that she met her husband, Aamir (who was from Texas and is a dentist as well), and the two were married in 2007. While specializing, Dr. Budhani practiced part time as a general dentist and completed her post-graduate program in Endodontics from Boston University School of Dental Medicine in 2008.
After she finished her residency, Dr. Budhani and her husband decided to move to the Dallas area, settle down, and start a family. They have lived in Irving since 2008 and have two beautiful children. Dr. Budhani loves the warm weather, the friendly people, and the great, unique culture that North Texas has to offer.
When not performing root canals on patients, Dr. Budhani spends most of her leisure time with her family, traveling, listening to Bollywood music and enjoys watching and rooting for the Texas Longhorns (she has become a big college football fan over the last few years).
Dr. Budhani has a firm belief in providing comprehensive, thorough Endodontic care to all of her patients. It is for this reason, that she keeps up-to-date with the latest journals from the American Association of Endodontics and utilizes the newest techniques in the field. She is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics which is the highest level of education in endodontics.
Dr. Budhani also possesses a very unique level of empathy and friendliness and is often complemented by her patients on her pleasant chair side manner.