1489 W Elliot Rd #101, Gilbert, AZ 85233, United States     480-744-4622   Get Socialized :

Meet Our Island Dental Team Members!

We like to work together and it shows! With a warm smile and a friendly hello, our Island Dental team is friendly and talented. They will assure that you will be comfortable and taken care of in a relaxed environment. If you have questions, just ask and we will be eager to help you.

Front Office Coordinator


Christi has been in the field since 1991 and has over 20 years experience. She graduated in 1996 from NAU with a BS degree in Biology and Psychology. Christi entered the dental field as a dental assistant and transitioned to the front office in 2000. As our front office coordinator, she can assist you with all of your front office needs such as financial arrangements, insurance, treatment plans, and scheduling.

When she is not helping patients, Christi enjoys spending time with her family, going to all types of sporting events, and dining out.

Front Office


Marissa is an Arizona native and has worked in the dental field since 2012. Although having started very young in the field, she has always had a strong interest in the dental field and can’t imagine herself anywhere else! In her free time, she enjoys going to concerts, social events, and hanging out with family and friends.

Dental Assistant


Liz has been in the dental field since 1998 and started her career in California where she was born and raised. She is a Registered Dental Assistant in California and also graduated from the Bryman College in 2003 as a Certified Hemodialysis Technician. She has been Dr. Patel’s head dental assistant since she moved out here in 2010. She is currently attending Chandler-Gilbert Community College working on her Dental Hygiene degree. Liz is fluent in Spanish.In her free time, she loves spending time with her daughter as they both enjoy cheering for the Steelers and Dodgers! Their hobbies are hiking, going to live theaters, and shopping.


Born and raised in Wisconsin, Karen moved to Arizona in 2001. Karen attended dental assisting school in Milwaukee, WI and has been working as a dental assistant since 1990. She loves the hands-on opportunities of dental assisting and the patient interaction. She is living in south Gilbert and is married with 2 children.She enjoys the outdoors, love to hike, bike and Zumba! She also has a passion for travel and is very interested in exploring other cultures, plus she is a huge beach bum and dreams of living on a tropical island.


Des has been in the dental field since 2015. She studied Dental Assisting at Carrington College. She enjoys educating her patients about the importance of oral health. She is currently attending Carrington College working on her Dental Hygiene degree. In her free time, she loves spending time with her son and hubby. Their hobbies are traveling, going fishing, and watching football.

Registered Dental Hygienist


Troy graduated from Rio Salado Dental Hygiene School in 2015. After working at a few offices, he found his home at Island Dental in 2019. Troy cares about people and wants to help them improve their oral health with the latest technology, products, and procedures available. He likes listening to his patients' concerns and exploring solutions together. Troy was born in Delaware and raised in New England. He moved to Arizona in 1992. When he is not helping patients, he enjoys vacationing with his wife and family, playing guitar, and leading worship at church.


Kristy has been a hygienist for 25 years. She attended Taft College for 4 years where she graduated in 1997 at the top of her class with a science degree in dental hygiene. Upon graduating, she practiced in California until she recently relocated to Arizona. She is dedicated to treating patients with optimal care and motivating patients through patient counseling and education. She is attentive, compassionate, and committed to applying her extensive skills for an enhanced and dental experience. Kristy has 2 daughters and is anxiously awaiting being a grandmother one day. Meanwhile she enjoys her 2 grand dogs, Louie and Moose. She loves traveling and hiking as often as she can.

Let’s Get Started

If you have any questions about general dentistry or would like to schedule an appointment with your Island Dental - Dentist Gilbert, AZ, Dr. Naman B. Patel at Island Dental - Dentist Gilbert, AZ, give us a call today at (480) 507-9400 or request an appointment online below. We can’t wait to see you smile!


What Our Patients Say About Us

585 Google Reviews
(4.9)Average Rating
Sara Campbell
Sara Campbell
I highly recommend Island Dental! I’ve been there twice and have received great dental care and advice. Christy was my hygienist today and she was incredible - it was the most thorough cleaning I’ve ever had. It took a little longer than other cleanings, but she let me know beforehand that she’s a perfectionist. She was sensitive to my needs and did a great job. Dr. Patel is nice too. When there was a claim error from a previous visit, the office staff immediately corrected it and saved me $10. They get you seen quickly too. Highly recommend overall :)
Sep 01, 2022
Tameka Gibson
Tameka Gibson
There is so much good I can say about this place. First off lets start by acknowledging the employees from the front desk to the back, very friendly and kind. I appreciate feeling important by them because they will reach out to you through text to help make arrangements that works best for you, they take their time and respect your time. The treatment I am receiving is nice and easy thanks to the dental assistants and the doctor. I travel an hour to this place and will continue although i live in a city with multiple dental options.
Mar 02, 2023
Jenny Richins
Jenny Richins
I have been coming to island dental for years and am so glad I put my trust in Dr Patel. He is very friendly and a very good dentist. My kids also go to this office and see Dr Patel. His team help accommodate to my younger kids and teenagers. I would highly recommend my friends and family to go to him.
Oct 26, 2022
Mercy Meo
Mercy Meo
Very disappointed. My husband and I have been going to Island Dental for 4-5 years and have always been pleased with the experience. In the past, we’ve gotten in and out quickly and the receptionist has always been chatty and cheery. But mostly, we’ve been thrilled with the hygienists we’ve been seeing for years, Molly and Laura. This visit, we were surprised to have new hygienists (who we were not happy with), sales pitches for electric toothbrushes, water picks, crowns and Invisalign. The receptionist could barely muster words when checking out, let alone a smile. The whole experience was awful. When I asked about the hygienists we’d been seeing for years, I was told “they both don’t work here anymore.” That’s a red flag. Also, the hygienist my husband got told him she was a “fill in” and complained about customer service Indian telemarketers during their chat. Awkward. And the one I had knew I was uncomfortable with the new water pick cleaning system their using now and said “it made the process faster.” And then proceeded to dig at my teeth with regular tools for another ten minutes. Was it faster? Or could you have shown some compassion and listened to the patient. Needless to say, we’re not going back and are now on the hunt for wherever Molly and Laura went. If you’re out their ladies, find me!!! From, the Cat Couple.
Nov 01, 2022
Amanda Rogers
Amanda Rogers
I always have a great experience at Island Dental! They are gentle with me as my anxiety is really high and make me feel as comfortable as possible! I feel like they always have my best interest in mind and do great work!
Oct 13, 2022