Dr. Patel Family Dentistry

  • Accepting new patients.
  • Following the new 2021 Alberta Dental Fee Guide.
  • Walk-ins and emergencies are accommodated.
  • Warm and friendly atmosphere.
  • Wheelchair access available.
  • Separate kids waiting area
  • Provide DIRECT BILLING services to insurance
  • Offer FINANCING so your family can get dental care without upfront expenses
  • Text msg/ email reminders

Meet Our Team

Dr. Viral Patel, Sara Hegberg, Kelli Hoopfer, Karen Sorensen, Miranda Mailer, Shaunna Ackerman, Kennedy Rost, and Meetal Patel.

Dr. Patel

Dr. Patel

Dr. Viral Patel graduated from Bharti Vidyapeeth University in Pune, India with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 2004. He started his career in India working in both hospital and private settings in rural areas where he grew up until he immigrated to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada in 2006. For a few years, he explored North America and prepared for his board exams. In 2009, he joined New York University and graduated in 2013 with a Doctorate in Dental Surgery. He has practised in Texas, New Mexico, Edmonton, and High Prairie for 3 years. He decided that rural Alberta was where he wanted to be, so in 2016 he took over the practice in Stettler and now provides dental services to Stettler and surrounding communities. He spends his free time with his wife, Meetal, and 2 kids. Viral loves to cook, watch movies, listen to music, explore the mountains and drink coffee.

Karen

Karen

Karen graduated from the dental assisting program at SAIT in Calgary in 1989. She came back to her hometown Stettler and has worked the past 30+ years at this office. She has always prided herself on keeping current with expanded duties and enjoys the clinical side of dentistry. Karen enjoys working with all ages of patients and helping them reach their dental goals. Away from the office Karen and her husband Red have been avid cheerleaders of their crew of six children. Karen enjoys her downtime trail riding her mare Miss Lily with family and friends locally and in the mountains.

Miranda

Miranda

Originally raised in Manitoba, Miranda moved to Stettler with her family in 2005. She attended middle school and high school here, before venturing off to Calgary to obtain her Dental Assisting Certificate from SAIT Polytechnic. After working in the city and gaining experience for 4.5 years, Miranda was ready to be back in a small town, hence moving back to Stettler and beginning to work with Dr. Patel in January 2018. Since being back in town, Miranda married a local boy at the end of August 2020 and is now preparing for the arrival of her first baby!

Meetal

Meetal

Meetal grew up in Edmonton and graduated with Bachelors of Pharmacy from the University of Alberta. She married Dr.Patel in 2006 and has 2 wonderful children. She moved to Central Alberta with Dr. Patel in 2016, when Dr. Patel took over the dental practice. She works as the office as the Office Manager.

Sara

Sara

Sara graduated with a BSc with a specialization in Dental Hygiene in 2002 from the University of Alberta and has been working part or full time ever since. Patient care is of utmost importance to her and she has enjoyed working at this office since 2014 getting to know and caring for all of our patients here. She attended school here for 8 through 12th grade and after living in multiple cities around Canada, she and her husband Jason decided to settle back here in 2010 after starting their family. They have 4 young girls that keep them on their toes. Sara enjoys being active and social and she loves her music as most patients can attest to.

Kelli

Kelli

Kelli is a registered dental hygienist who has been with our clinic since 2015. She graduated with a Diploma in Dental Hygiene from the University of Alberta in 2010, and later went on to complete a Bachelor of Science with Specialization in Dental Hygiene degree. She thoroughly enjoys being part of a career that focuses on educating, diagnosing and treating oral health conditions in order to maintain a healthy smile. Kelli is a Stettler native and now resides on a farm east of town where she can be found spending most of her free time with her husband and two kids.

Shaunna

Shaunna

Shaunna is originally from Saskatchewan. She graduated from the Dental Assisting program at Wascana SIAST in Regina, Sask. in 1989. She has more than 30+ years experience. She is also trained to work as our front end administrator. She moved to Stettler in 2001 with her husband Ray and found employment in Red Deer. She was driving back and forth for 18 years until a job finally came available in Stettler. Shaunna likes the variety of services available in our office and enjoys getting to know our patients as she helps meet their needs. She has a positive, friendly attitude that makes all of our patients feel welcome. When she isn’t taking care of our patient’s needs, Shaunna enjoys crafting, reading and camping with her husband and daughter.

Kennedy

Kennedy

Kennedy grew up in Stettler and moved to Edmonton after graduating high school. She received her diploma in Dental Assisting from NAIT in 2020. She returned to her hometown to begin her career. She is passionate about patient care and patient education. You may see her helping out at reception as well as in the back assisting with all your dental needs. She is dedicated to expanding her skills to provide the best care for our patients. In her spare time, Kennedy enjoys the outdoors and spending time with her husband.