Dr. Xue Shirley Zhao
Dr. Shirley is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist and a graduate of Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. She completed her specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry at Brookdale Hospital Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY, while serving as Chief Resident during her final year of residency.
Prior to coming to the Northwest, Dr. Shirley spent the past three years providing dental care to the children of Hawaii, on Maui, Kauai, and The Big Island. She is honored to be in a profession where she gets to connect with her patients and build meaningful relationships.
Dr. Shirley was raised to be bilingual, fluent in Mandarin (Chinese) and English. She is so excited to call the Northwest her home! And looks forward to connecting with our community in fun and creative ways. Outside of the office, she likes to travel and hike.
Despite being serious about fighting cavities, she looks forward to making every child’s dental experience positive and enjoyable.
Dr. Dusayant Patel
Dr. Patel was born and raised in Houston, TX, and attended The University of Texas in Austin, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Sciences focusing on Early Childhood Development. He then obtained a Master of Science in Oral Health Sciences at Boston University School of Medicine before earning his Doctorate of Dental Medicine at Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine in Boston, MA, while graduating at the top of his class with Magna Cum Laude Honors. After practicing as a General Dentist in Texas, Dr. Patel relocated to pursue advanced education in Pediatric Dentistry. While serving as Chief Resident, he completed his training at Oregon Health & Science University Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland, OR. He is a member of the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
Outside of dentistry, Dr. Patel enjoys living an active lifestyle while exploring the natural beauty that the Pacific Northwest has to offer. He is an avid sports fan, and his love for the arts extends to everything from visiting new exhibits and art galleries to seeing live music. He is a loving and involved family member, a loyal friend, and a dedicated pediatric dentist to the patients who brighten his life each and every day.