Dr Shanil Patel graduated with an undergraduate masters from the University of Leeds. During his undergraduate training he had a strong passion for the field of endodontics and immediately began to pursue the competitive career as soon as he left university. He has worked in multiple practices doing a mixture of NHS and private dentistry and enhanced his surgical skills and medical knowledge during his maxillofacial training year at Wythenshawe Hospital.
Shanil has won various dental awards such as the Endodontic Harty Prize, the undergraduate Oral Surgery Award and the Northwest Dental Core Training Poster Prize. He was also a finalist for the North West Dental Foundation Training Restorative Case Prize. He has completed his MFDS qualification to become a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
In 2019 Shanil was offered a place on the highly competitive DDSc Endodontics Programme in Liverpool. He has since passed the Membership in Endodontics specialty examinations and is about to complete his Doctorate centred around the restoration of root-filled teeth.
When teeth become infected, usually through tooth decay or trauma, Shanil can provide root canal treatment to prevent the need for extracting the teeth. His advanced training allows him to manage cases such as molar teeth, re-treatments, curved root canals, post removal, crown removal, resorption, trauma, and abscesses. He performs treatment using state-of-the-art equipment such as a dental microscope. But his main priority has always been to treat patients in their best interests. His main skills lie in his ability to communicate and empathise with patients.
Outside of dentistry, Shanil is a sports fanatic. He mainly loves to play and watch football, but also plays golf and cricket, and regularly attends the gym. He loves to socialise with his friends and travel.