• Our Partners

    Dr. Tejesh B. Patel


    North Carolina

    Raised in the Fiji Islands, Dr. Patel moved to Charlotte, NC in 1986 at the age of 10. While the transition to the United States was a challenging life moment initially, Dr. Patel embraced every opportunity this beautiful nation had to offer and never looked back. In 2000, Dr. Patel married his beautiful wife Shalini and they are blessed to have two wonderful children in Jaya and Jaidan. Dr. Patel enjoys his free time playing golf, traveling, trying new cuisines, watching movies, and participating in any outdoor activities with his family.

    Dr. Patel founded Matthews Family Dentistry in 2003 and has built the business with his partner, Dr. Vivek Kashyap into a well-rounded dental practice committed to providing the highest-quality dental care. Dr. Patel has gained tremendous knowledge in the past 14 years in all phases of dental practice operations and clinical operations to ensure that Matthews Family Dentistry will continue to provide an exceptional and transparent experience to all its patients. Dr. Patel strives not just for the highest technical quality, but also for gentleness, comfort, and a relationship of mutual respect and trust with his patients. While Dr. Patel enjoys all aspects of clinical patient care; his interests have gravitated towards implant dentistry and full mouth cosmetic rehabilitation of his patients.

    Dr. Patel enjoys taking endless hours of clinical education training outside of clinical practice to continue to learn newest techniques and incorporate the latest technologies into clinical practice.

    Dr. Sam Kleitches: Sam J. Kleitches DDS | Charlotte, NC
    I’ve been practicing since ‘89, and my top priority has always been the care of my patients. The Guardian partnership allows me to focus on my patient care, maintain the highest standards of dentistry, and do the work that I love without the stresses that come with running a business.– Dr. Kleitches
    Dr. Jake Moon: Savannah Dental Care| Aubrey, TX.
    I can keep doing what I’m doing while working toward partnership.– Dr. Jake Moon
    Dr. Yu: Carp Dental | Philadelphia, PA
    Guardian is different. They recognize potential and award partnership benefits right away.– Dr. Yu
    Drs. Hisham Barakat, Sanae Berrada, Uzma Ansari | Virginia
    Our initial and continued partnership with GDP has exceeded our expectations. We used to dream about the success we’re having as a group now. This has truly been a transformational experience in so many ways for everyone on our team.– Hisham Barakat
    Drs. Amit Ganglani, Joti Johal, Thayer Bouali, and Richard Dunning: Fresh Dental | Charlotte Metro
    We’ve always had a clear vision of what our Fresh Dental brand could become. Guardian has helped us focus on bringing that vision to life. We’ll be building new practices, adding great partner practices to our team across our region, and continuing to grow our legacy business. We’re so excited for what’s to come.– Dr. Joti Johal