In order to get the best outcome, Dr. Patel and her staff will take the time to listen to your concerns about your oral health.


What we believe

We are dedicated to educating you on your oral health needs. It is important to understand your mouth in order to make the best possible decisions on your dental care.


Who We Are

Your team at 32dental is enthusiastic about getting to know our patients and building relationships.


Shivani A. Patel, DMD

Dr. Patel was born in Zambia and moved to America when she was four. She was raised in Sumter, SC with her parents, brother and twin sister. She attended the University of South Carolina and received a degree in Biology in 2006. She then went on to pursue her dream of becoming a dentist at the Medical University of South Carolina where she received numerous academic and clinical awards. She was the recipient of the Academy of General Dentistry Senior Student Award, John Meador Sneed Scholarship, and the International College of Dentists Award in addition to being on the Dean's List during her time at MUSC. Upon graduation, she was asked to become a member of the National Dental Honor Society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon.

After receiving her degree she completed a year at a General Practice Residency at Palmetto Health Richland where she expanded her duties to include oral surgery, endodontics, implant dentistry and complex restorative procedures.

Dr. Patel is a member of the American Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry, South Carolina Dental Association, and the South Carolina Academy of Implant Studies. She is currently the President of the Greater Columbia Dental Association for 2016.


Amy is our Front Desk Coordinator. She joined Dr. Patel in January 2014. She is responsible for making all dental appointments for the office. Amy has been in the dental field for 17 years and can answer most any dental question you may have. Amy and her husband moved from Illinois to Columbia at the end of 2013. Residing on Lake Murray, you can find Amy fishing and boating in her spare time.


Sherry is our Office Administrator. She has been working in the dental field for more than 23 years, beginning as a Dental Assistant, then transitioning into management. She worked with Dr. Patel at Palmetto Health Dental Center during her residency. Sherry is well versed in insurance and can answer any questions you have about your dental benefits. She enjoys working with patients to help them better understand their treatment needs and how to achieve optimal oral health.


Sandra is Dr. Patel’s Dental Assistant. She is originally from Germany and has been an assistant for 16 years. She joined our team in August of 2012 and previously worked with Dr. Patel and Sherry at Palmetto Health Dental Center. She has worked events for Dentrust Dental International, Inc. assisting our Military Reservists in there oral health care needs.


Naomi is our dental hygienist. She graduated Dental Hygiene school from midlands Technical college. Was born in Prosperity, SC and grew up in Columbia. She is married and has three children. She enjoys flower gardening, art, reading.  She served in the National Guard for 8 years (1989–2007).