Panama City Dentist to Donate Proceeds from Dental Implants to Cancer Research

PANAMA CITY, FL – Panama City implant dentist Dr. Anish Patel will donate 5 percent of all dental implant proceeds to the American Cancer Society from now until the end of the year.

Dr. Patel, who operates Panama City Smiles, is a longtime support of the American Cancer Society, which supports cancer patients, cancer research and cancer prevention.

“We have many patients and staff members who have been affected by cancer,” Dr. Patel said. “As a local dental practice that focuses on total body health, we’re dedicated to supporting organizations that can make our community healthier and happier.”

Dr. Patel uses dental implants to replace individual missing teeth or to secure dentures and partial dentures. Dental implants, which are made from titanium, naturally merge with the jawbone to create a stable environment that will support a permanent restoration.

Replacing missing teeth is a vital part of maintaining a healthy life, Dr. Patel said. Without teeth, patients often turn to unhealthy foods. Research by the Mayo Clinic shows that patients who do not have teeth can cut their lifespan short by about 10 years.

Dental implants can provide about 90 percent of the biting force of natural teeth, while removable dentures only provide about 25 to 50 of the biting force of natural teeth. Even better, Dr. Patel can place dental implants with a more than 98 percent success rate.

“In my opinion, the dental implant is by far the best way to replace a missing tooth. It’s durable, preserves the jawbone and can last forever with proper maintenance,” Dr. Patel said. “We are proud to offer this a life-changing service and proud to support such a tremendous organization like the American Cancer Society.”

Panama City Smiles, 1022 Harrison Ave., offers general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry and orthodontics for adults and children. The practice uses the latest technology to provide quality dental care to its patients. Dr. Patel uses digital X-rays, which reduce radiation exposure, and intraoral cameras to teach patients about proper oral health techniques.

As a cosmetic dentist, Dr. Patel provides durable porcelain veneers, dental crowns, KoR whitening deep bleaching and ClearCorrect, a system that uses clear aligners to straighten crooked teeth. ClearCorrect is virtually undetectable and can correct crooked teeth, gapped teeth and mild bite issues.

Dr. Patel, who grew up in England, earned his undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Central Florida in Orlando and then his dental degree from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale. Dr. Patel is committed to advancing his skills in dentistry and takes more than 100 hours in continuing education every year. Following dental school, he completed a three-year program on progressive orthodontics and has extensive training in cosmetic dentistry and dental implants.

Panama City Smiles hosts Dentistry From The Heart every year, giving away thousands of dollars in free dental care to underserved or uninsured adults. The dental office treats about 100 patients during every Dentistry From The Heart event, and works with the community to provide participants free dental services.

To learn more about Dr. Patel or Panama City Smiles’ free day of dentistry or cosmetic dentistry services, visit the website at or call the office at 850-588-0185.

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