AboutAsha Dental

Asha Dental is a Leawood based family dentist practice that treats patients of all ages. We are committed to delivering the highest quality dental care and do so using advanced dental equipment. We are a cosmetic dentist that offers services like checkups, teeth cleaning, crowns, veneers and more.

We also perform emergency dentist services that include bonding, root canals, crowns, and bridges. As a local dentist, we create lifelong relationships with our patients and their families and work to ensure that they receive treatments in a comfortable and relaxed environment. Prashant Patel and our staff invite you to schedule an appointment by calling 913-440-4199 and experience why our patients think Asha Dental is the best dentist in Leawood.

Doctor of Dental Surgery

Dr. Prashant Patel

Dr. Prashant Patel grew up in Buffalo, New York and is a big fan on the Buffalo Bills (NFL Football). He enjoys all sports but played baseball and football all through high school and still enjoys playing some local leagues.

After graduating high school he moved to the Midwest and attended the University of Oklahoma, where he started his undergraduate and continued his education at the Dental School at University of Oklahoma. In 1995, youngest in class, he graduates from the School of dentistry and relocated to Overland Park, Kansas where he started his practice from scratch.

As he begins his next step in life with getting married in July of 1997 in Los Angeles, California. After their first child was born in 2003, he decides to relocate to Southern California to be closer to family. There his family grew in 2004 with another baby boy and shortly after that he purchased his office in La Mesa, California.

Along with General Dentistry, Dr. Patel has passion and dedication to Aesthetic Dentistry. People’s lives have literally been changed by the confident and radiant smiles Dr. Patel provides. His expertise has come from his extensive training in Aesthetic Dentistry and his sheer determination to be the best at what he does. His strong commitment to quality and compassion for his patients make the process relatively easy with remarkable results.

Dr. Patel has an office staff that is committed to making their patients feel comfortable. When you come to Dr. Patel’s practice you will enjoy watching your favorite TV shows or listening to your favorite music. They offer their patients a neck pillow to help relax you and make you feel more comfortable during your visit.

Dr. Patel’s patient philosophy has always been to be committed to educating his patients not only about their dental condition, but also about other ways to solve their dental concerns. Dr. Patel believes that every patient should be fully informed of the many different types of treatment options available for any given condition before deciding on a particular course of treatment. Dr. Patel’s goal is to be discreet and accommodate his patients and keep them in good health. He is happy to answer any dental questions or concerns you may have. Come into our office for your next dental checkup!

Doctor of Dental Surgery

Dr. Smith

Dr. Smith graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in Organismal Biology in 1992. He then entered the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry earning his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1997. Dr. Smith knew his passions were in straightening teeth and creating beautiful smiles and soon he began Orthodontic Residency and earned a Certificate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics from UMKC in 2000.

In 2010 Dr. Smith accepted a part time teaching position as an Adjunct Clinical Professor in the Graduate department of the UMKC Orthodontic and Dentofacial Orthopedics department, instructing two days a month.

Dr. Smith has been committed to creating fantastic smiles as well as growing long lasting patients over the years.

Meet The Team

Our Philosophy

A visit to the dentist’s office isn’t just about checking for cavities anymore, there have been incredible advancements in the field of dentistry, and we have responded by expanding our range of custom dental care to suit your needs.In addition to our general dentistry services, we also offer a wide array of cosmetic dental procedures such as veneers, dental implants and teeth whitening.The smile is our window to the world, and it’s the first thing that makes an impression on people we meet; it’s no wonder that more and more people are turning to cosmetic dentistry for corrective procedures and aesthetic and enhancement. So whether you want to fill a cavity or get a complete dental makeover, we can help you achieve the smile you deserve.For more information or to schedule an appointment for a free consultation, please call us today.


Business Staff

Hello everyone! Jessica here, I am part of the dental concierge team. You might hear my voice over the phone and might be seeing me as we welcome you to Asha Dental. Our dental concierge team has been coached to welcome our patients and help answer any questions they might have for their appointment, treatment, insurance or billing.

I have been in the dental field since 2003 and been working side by side with Dr. Patel since 2004. I started as Dr. Patel’s dental assistant in San Diego and moved to Kansas City in 2014. Working with patients and helping them coordinate all aspect of their dental care is my passion. Working at Asha Dental with a great team and a fun atmosphere is a great joy.

I enjoy Cooking, dancing, Swimming, Bike riding, and hiking with my two boys Kevin 12 and Kobe 6.


Clinical Staff

Hey there! I am Maria, dental assistant. I graduated from Centro Escolar University College of Dentistry in Philippines in May of 1997. I’ve been in dentistry for almost 15 years. It’s my passion and I enjoy it very much. Helping the doctors create beautiful smiles and seeing patients out of pain gives me a sense of fulfillment.

One of my strongest attribute is being a good listener. I love learning about different cultures and listening to stories people tell me.

During my down time, I enjoy watching football with friends. I love trying and exploring different restaurants when I get the chance – makes me such a foodie.

I must also say, that I love my family and they are the greatest blessing and gift that God has given me. I believe in spreading kindness and infect people with love, not hate.


Clinical Staff

Hi, my name is Kirsten. I am part of the Asha Dental hygiene team. I have been practicing dental hygiene for over 25 years. I seek to create a long-term professional relationship with our patients in a caringenvironment.

When I am not at work, I enjoy spending my time watching my daughter play softball and volleyball.

My family and I like to spend time outdoors, such as hiking in the mountains or being at the beach.



Hi there I’m Melinda! I am apart of Asha’s dental team and am one of the Hygienists. I graduated with my Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from Old Dominion University. In joining Asha Dental, I am most looking forward to getting to know my patients and helping them with their dental needs.

In my spare time I like to watch my boys, William, Bradley, Tyler and Trevor play sports. I like to ski and vacation with my Husband, Jeff, work out and hang out by the pool.

I can’t wait to get to know you in the office!