Dr. Jaanki Patel, Associate Orthodontist

Education and Continuing Education
Bachelor of Science, Biology- University of Houston
Doctor of Dental Surgery- University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston
Certificate in Orthodontics- University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine
Master of Science in Dentistry- University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine

As with most things in life, there is always room for growth and improvement– orthodontics is no exception. I value continuing education and the role it plays in helping me provide the best care possible for my patients. It is always exciting to discover a more efficient way to do something!

Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Orthodontics
  • Diplomate Eligible, American Board of Orthodontics
  • American Dental Association
  • Colorado Dental Association
  • Metro Denver Dental Society

Family and Community
I am originally from Bedford, England. As a teenager, I moved to Houston, TX with my parents and two younger sisters. It took some time to get used to life in a new country, but I quickly grew to love my new home and all the opportunities it has to offer. Along with my Indian heritage, I feel like this cross-continent experience has helped shape who I am today.

After practicing as a general dentist for three years, I was thrilled when orthodontic residency led my family to Denver. We fell in love with the beautiful landscape, vibrant seasons and diverse culture that the city has to offer. Outside of the office, I love being mom to my two young children– spending time outdoors with my family is my favorite thing to do. I also enjoy reading, learning to cook new meals and keeping connected with family and friends.

Orthodontics is truly an amazing profession and I feel privileged to be a part of it! Having had braces myself as a teenager I know the lifelong impact a functional smile and bite can have. It is great to be able to go through this journey with my patients. My hope is that my patients and parents feel taken care of and happy about their orthodontic experience, and that they also receive the level of care that I would expect for my own children.

I am so excited to be a part of the Eng Ortho family and look forward to building new relationships and connections within the community!

Rachael, Practice Manager

I am the practice manager for Eng orthodontics, you will find me behind the scenes creating schedules, coordinating insurance contracts, working with our new hires, and assisting families with their orthodontic needs. I have been in orthodontics for over 20 years and the best part of my job is working with our patients and their families on a day to day basis, and seeing their new beautiful smiles at the end of treatment.  I am married to my high school sweetheart and we have two beautiful children, a son and a daughter. In my spare time I enjoy cooking, baking, volunteering and being involved in different activities through my church.

Jodi, Clinic Manager

I’ve worked with Dr. Eng for several years; I started as an assistant and am currently the Clinic Manager for this amazing practice. It’s my responsibility to make sure that our clinics are staffed with talented, caring assistants and that they have everything they need to provide an excellent experience for our patients. Although my Clinic time is more limited now, it will always be my first love. It’s fun getting to know our patients and building lasting relationships not just with them, but with their families, too. I’m fortunate to work with such a great group of people and it’s so rewarding to work in a field in which we all contribute to create beautiful smiles, every day.  I have three kids and one grand-daughter and I love spending time with my family in my free time. I’m an avid reader and I’m crazy for music of any kind. I also enjoy movies, hiking, and hauling the hubs off to concerts.

Brenda, Admin Manager

I have always enjoyed the beauty of orthodontics. As an assistant, my favorite part of treatment is seeing the beautiful, confident new smiles when the braces are removed! Outside of the office, I enjoy spending time with my family, being outside, going for walks, and cooking delicious food. Of course, all of this must be done with music!

Rachel, Marketing Manager

I am the Marketing Manager for Eng Orthodontics. I work behind the scenes with all things pertaining to marketing for the practice. I love that the purpose of my work is to bring smiles and joy to others.  In addition to working for Eng Orthodontics I also am the Director of Fundraising, Marketing & Media for TRUE Africa, a non-profit that offers enhanced educational opportunities and humanitarian aid for HIV/aids orphans in rural sub-saharan Africa. I am the mother to three amazing boys who are sweet and kind. Dr. Albert Eng and I have been married for seventeen years and love spending as much time together as we can. When I am not busy working for Eng Orthodontics, working for TRUE Africa or being a mother and wife for my family I enjoy traveling around the world, fostering abandoned newborn bottle-fed kittens & puppies, being with my sisters, running, and Crossfit.

Tammie, Insurance Coordinator

I am the Insurance Coordinator. My goal is to help our patients and parents understand their insurance and to help them maximize reimbursement from insurance. I have two children, a son and a daughter, two dogs, and I am married to my high school sweetheart. In my free time I love to baking, camping, hiking, biking, and spending time with my family, and (of course) shopping!

Pam, Treatment Coordinator

I have worked as an orthodontic assistant since 2008 and recently transitioned to be a treatment coordinator. My favorite part of my job is seeing the joy on our patients’ faces as they watch their smiles transform. I enjoy working in a fun environment where I can establish relationships with our patients and see their progress during treatment. I have two kids and I love reading and spending time with my family in my spare time.

Lorraine, Treatment Coordinator

Every patient is important to us! I help to educate new patients about orthodontics and the treatment they will receive. I love being part of a team that is committed to giving our patients beautiful smiles while making them feel right at home. I have been married to my best friend for over 31 years and we’ve raised two awesome kids! I love walking, sewing, reading, and serving in my church. Most of all, I love being a Grandma to my two little granddaughters!

Melody, Front Desk Coordinator

I count my blessings daily that I am a part of the Eng Orthodontics family as an employee and as a mother of a child receiving treatment. I am enjoying the opportunity to learn something that I have never done. As the Scheduling Coordinator, I’m responsible for checking voicemail, assisting with scheduling appointments and anything else that is needed.

My husband, Jarrod and I have been married for 11 years. We have 2 beautiful daughters and 3 dogs. I’m a dog person so I would gladly have a whole house full of dogs! In my free time, I’m usually reading, watching movies (if its cold), doing CrossFit, attending concerts, hiking, swimming or planning our next family vacation!

Najari, Clinical Assistant

I absolutely love working in orthodontics! I enjoy getting to know our patients and establishing a friendly relationship with them. It brings joy to me knowing our patients walk out with a beautiful and confident smile. In my spare time I love to spend time with my little boy and the rest of my family.

Holly, Clinical Assistant

I love being an orthodontic assistant. It is always fulfilling and rewarding to build relationships with our patients and making them feel important and comfortable. Outside of the office I love to spend time with my husband and our two beautiful children. Our extra time is spent together boating, camping, fishing, hunting, exercising or just relaxing at home with family.

Brianna, Clinical Assistant

I feel so blessed to be part of the Eng orthodontics team. I have always enjoyed in helping others feel great about themselves and I am lucky that I get to do that as my daily job! I want to be able to share the same enjoyable experience that I had when I had braces with our patients. I love the team that I work with! When not at the office, I am out exploring beautiful Colorado with my husband. I enjoy hiking, taking long walks and spending time with my family and friends.

Yessy, Clinical Assistant

Hola! I am the lead assistant for our Colorado Smiles Ortho offices. My job is to oversee the clinic and make sure everything is flowing smooth. I have been working in orthodontics for five years and it is so much fun! I love watching the patient’s smiles and confidence transform from beginning to end and getting to know each one of them! I absolutely LOVE my job! I cherish my time at home with my kids and family. We are pretty laid back. We enjoy binge-watching shows, playing video games, listening to music, goofing around and food.

Alejandra, Clinical Assistant

I am an orthodontic assistant at Eng Orthodontics. I have been in the orthodontic field since 2006 and by far this has been my best job ever! I am truly blessed to work with such amazing caring doctors and a wonderful team who go above and beyond for our patients. The best part of my job is helping transform all the beautiful smiles. I enjoy spending quality time with my three children and husband. We love to go on road trips, movies and play at the park.

Heather – Marketing Coordinator

I am the Marketing Coordinator for Eng Orthodontics and I love it. I work side by side with our awesome marketing team, Rachel and Kelly. I plan events, work with schools, and try to create excitement throughout the community…amongst other things. As a marketing team, we try to create a fun atmosphere in our offices because we love our patients! When I’m not working at EngOrtho, I am a choreographer for community and high school musical theater. I love to dance, work out, write music, sing, and play the piano. And most importantly, I love spending time with my awesome husband and my three amazing kids!

Kelly, Marketing Coordinator & Clinical Assistant

I am on the marketing team with Eng Orthodontics.  I get to plan contests, decorate offices, run event booths, plan team and patient events, and do anything else that needs to be done! I have loved interacting with the Eng Ortho team and patients. I look forward to continually learning other aspects of the business.  When I’m not working I stay busy with my wonderful husband and four energetic children. I am involved in church service and currently serve as the Primary President where I oversee all of the children’s programs.  Some of my favorite things are cooking, going out to eat, exercising, and reading.

Jordan, Sterile Technician

I am a sterile technician for Eng Orthodontics. I love working with the fun Eng Ortho team and think it’s awesome to have a job where we make everyone so happy.  I love working out at my Crossfit gym, drawing, traveling, watching movies with my family, and spending time with my friends.  I love being in high school! I especially enjoy mathematics, science and art. I plan to work and study hard so that I can be an orthodontist for Eng Orthodontics in the future!

Joshua, Sterile Technician

I love being a sterile technician for Eng Orthodontics. I love seeing all of the kids smiling at their appointments and being excited to choose fun colors of rubber bands. My favorite things to do in my spare time are Crossfit, playing the piano and violin and hanging out with my friends. I love high school, especially math! I am really excited to go to a university where I plan to study to become an orthodontist. I hope to be a doctor at Eng Orthodontics someday.