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Dr. Neelon Patel opened Pinky Promise Pediatric Dentistry in Naperville with the mission of providing quality dental care to children of all ages and needs in her community. We strive to make every child feel welcomed and empowered during their visits, and to provide them with a safe space they can comfortably call their own dental home.

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Pinky Promise Pediatric Dentistry in Naperville

Get to Know Dr. Neelon Patel

Dr. Neelon Patel, a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, is originally from Troy, MI. She completed her undergraduate studies at Michigan State University and earned a bachelor’s degree in Lyman Briggs Physiology with a specialization in Bioethics, Humanities, and Society. After graduating, she pursued dentistry and earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the University of Michigan. While she was in dental school, she enjoyed giving back to the community and promoting oral health programs for children. Given her compassion and patience towards children, she naturally chose to work with children.

After dental school, she continued her advanced academic endeavors at the University of Michigan and earned a Master of Science degree in Pediatric Dentistry. She was trained extensively in monitoring a child’s oral growth and development as well as treating medically compromised children. In addition to this, Dr. Neelon Patel is well trained in the management of extensive dental needs and is able to perform full mouth rehabilitation.

Not only is Dr. Neelon Patel a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, but she is also an Illinois State Board Certified pediatric dentist. She is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Board of Pediatric Dentists, American Dental Association, Chicago Dental Association and Illinois Dental Society.

She currently lives in Naperville, IL with her incredible husband, their adorable son and daughter, and their fur baby (Rocky). During her free time she enjoys spending time with her loved ones, being outdoors, traveling, arts and crafts, and dancing. She is classically trained in a few styles of Indian dance and loves supporting the arts and cultural activities. Dr. Neelon Patel truly feels very grateful to have the opportunity to care for your children.

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Get to Know Dr. Merva Razzak

Dr. Merva Razzak is delighted to join Pinky Promise! Dr. Razzak was born and raised in sunny Southern California and has a deep love for sunshine as a result.

She completed her undergraduate studies at UCLA, earning a bachelor's degree in Psychobiology. Following graduation, she relocated to the East Coast, spending a year in D.C. teaching children at a learning center. Dr. Razzak then returned to California to attend dental school at UCSF in San Francisco. During her time in dental school, she had the privilege of collaborating with various community-centered organizations to promote children's oral health, particularly those with limited access to dental care.

Her East Coast journey continued as she completed her pediatric dental residency at Brookdale Hospital in Brooklyn, New York. Throughout her residency, she gained valuable clinical experience, learning to provide comprehensive oral health care to children with special needs and complex medical histories. This included managing dental emergencies and collaborating with families to create customized treatment plans tailored to each child's needs. Her interactions with diverse populations inspired her to deliver culturally competent, evidence-based, and empathetic care to every patient.

In her leisure time, Dr. Razzak enjoys spending quality moments with family and friends, traveling to new countries with her wonderful husband, exploring and hiking in national parks, and practicing Arabic calligraphy.

Dr. Merva Razzak is honored to have the opportunity to care for your child's oral health and is eagerly looking forward to collaborating with your family as a dedicated team.

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Pinky Promise Pediatric Dentistry in Naperville

Meet the Team

Our team is committed to keeping dental care fun and exciting for our little patients. We treat every child that walks through our doors with the same level of compassion and understanding at every step of their visit, to help foster a healthy relationship with their oral health.

Daniela

Front Desk Coordinator

Meet Daniela! She has been a pediatric dental assistant since 2005 and it has been her passion to work with children. It’s important to her that every child has a positive experience when they come into our office. In her free time, Daniela enjoys working out and spending time with her amazing boys.

Katie

Front Office Coordinator

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Katie

Front Office Coordinator

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Taylor

Dental Assistant

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Sydney

Dental Assistant

Meet Sydney! Sydney is passionate about providing individualized care and support to our patients and families. With a background in special needs Dentistry, Sydney is a natural at making our patients feel comfortable and cared for. When she’s not in the office, she enjoys giving back to the her community and spending quality time with her family and dog, Lola.

Kiru

Dental Assistant

Meet Kiru! Originally from India, Kiru made Chicago her home since 2009. With a wealth of knowledge and a heart full of positivity, Kiru is dedicated to providing the best possible care and education to her patients. Outside of the office, she cherishes every moment spent with her two lively kids, indulging in her love for reading books and listening to music. Despite working in a dental office, Kiru has a sweet tooth for chocolates and cakes, but rest assured, she always remembers to brush and floss after enjoying these treats!

Knowledge Is Power

Dr. Neelon Patel’s dedication to her community doesn’t stop when she leaves the office. She loves going to schools and daycares to educate children and get them excited about the importance of their oral health. A firm believer that dental education is the first step towards a lifetime of healthy smiles, she brings the same enthusiasm and compassion to her speaking events, to show little ones that taking care of their teeth and gums can be fun!

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