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Meet Dr. Raj Patil

Dr. Patil is a Board-Certified Orthodontist, working in both Erie and Longmont. He is known for his high quality, highly effective treatment and efficient results.  With his aesthetic eye, Dr. Patil combines the artistry of sculpting smiles with the precision and science of creating healthy smiles. He works meticulously to align teeth with the healthiest gum and bone support, coordinating the best jaw joint position with the best dental fit and sustainable results. Dr. Patil recognizes each patient's unique jaw, cheeks, and face, and he wholly customizes and fine-tunes treatment to meet individual needs and maximize beauty.​

Originally from the suburbs of Chicago, Dr. Patil received his Bachelor of Science in Child Psychology. He then earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the University of Iowa.  His research on anxiety, stress and fear in patients during dental treatment has been internationally published.  He has received multiple scholarships and awards for his clinical skills, academic excellence, and teaching.


Dr. Patil has been creating beautiful smiles for 25 years! He practiced as a Family and Cosmetic Dentist in Denver for 12 years.  Dr. Patil then completed a three-year orthodontic residency, receiving a Master of Science and Dental Orthodontic Specialty Certification at the University of Oklahoma. His graduate research was on understanding biological bone effects of orthodontics using Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT). He continues to work to preserve natural teeth and bone, respecting the unique features of each patient’s individual jaw, cheeks, and face. Dr. Patil is passionate about giving people more self confidence, better health, and undeniably amazing results. 

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Awards and Memberships

  • Board Certified, American Board of Orthodontics

  • President, ADA Boulder Broomfield Dental Society

  • President, Boulder Dental Forum

  • Colorado Orthodontic Foundation

  • American Association of Orthodontics

  • World Federation of Orthodontists

  • Rocky Mountain Orthodontic Society

  • American Dental Association

  • Colorado Dental Association


Personal Passions

  • His 18-year-old son Andrew and his 16-year-old daughter Ellyana

  • Industry Consulting, Lecturing, Educating, and Mentoring

  • Scuba Diving (Hawaii, Australia, Bonaire)

  • Biking (Carter Lake, Hygiene, Lookout Mtn) 

  • Skiing (Eldora, Steamboat)

  • Fishing (walleye, trout, salmon)

  • Cooking (Indian😊, Filipino😊, Italian, French) 

Spectrum Customer Service Award

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