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Meet Our Team

Dr. Nimish Maniar

Dr. Nimish Maniar, D.M.D

Dr. Nimish Maniar was born and raised in the South Florida region. He attended undergraduate school at The University of South Florida, where he majored in Biomedical Sciences with minors in Biology & Business graduating in the top 5% of his class

He then continued his doctorate training at the prestigious Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine.

Immediately following dental school, he completed an additional 1 year General Practice Residency at St. Barnabas Hospital in New York City with a focus on Implant placement.

Dr Nishka Patel

Dr. Nishka Patel, DMD

Dr. Patel began her education at University of Florida in Microbiology & Cell Science and received her masters in Biomedical Sciences from University of South Florida. She then attended Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine where she earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D).

Dr. Patel prides herself in creating lasting, comfortable relationships with her patients, allowing them to overcome their dental fears and work towards having a happier and healthier smile. She strives to treat every patient with a gentle touch, kindness, and compassion.

During her free time, Dr. Patel enjoys traveling, trying new cuisines, and anything creative: drawing, painting, most recently, flower pressing.

“I will ensure that your expectations are not only met but exceeded!” You can expect quality care and a gentle exam utilizing the latest technology. We will tailor a treatment plan to improve your oral health while addressing your needs.”
– Dr. Maniar

Professional Associations:
– American Dental Association
– American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry,
– Implant Certification with AIE
– Invisalign Gold Provider


Dr. Dharam Tayal, D.D.S.

Dr. Dharam Tayal began his dental career in India, where he received his Bachelor of Dental Surgery (B.D.S.) at the prestigious Government Dental College and Hospital in Amritsar. Soon after, he traveled to the United States, where he received his Master of Science (M.S.) from State University of New York at Buffalo. Finally, Dr. Tayal attended the New York University College of Dentistry, where he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S) and graduated with Honors in Esthetics. Since graduation, Dr. Tayal’s career in both dentistry and cosmetic dentistry has taken him to many offices in both the U.S., such as this dentist in Lake Mary, and abroad.

He has over eight years of experience, including several offices around New England. He also serves as President of Wave Dental Group (an association that owns and manages multiple dental offices) since 2013.

Dr. Tayal is also an active member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and the American Dental Association.
Dr. Tayal’s impressive education and career history make him one of the top dental professionals – but that’s not the only reason we are thrilled to have him at Dentist of Lake Mary. He is also a dentist with a real sense of compassion for others. He is dedicated to providing his patients with quick, pain-free, and thorough care. He stays up to date on the latest and greatest dental cosmetic procedures (he is even an Invisalign-certified dentist) and works tirelessly to create the most beautiful smiles on every face he sees.

He also works hard to create a comforting environment for all his patients; he speaks English, Hindi, and Punjabi fluently and is happy to do what it takes to make his patients feel at ease during their appointments. When he is not in the office, Dr. Dharam Tayal enjoys traveling, hiking, and photography, as well as learning new languages and working on various software programs.

Dr. Tayal and the Dentist of Lake Mary team are always eager to give our patients the best dental experience possible. We hope you come to visit our esteemed dental professionals soon.