“My wife Lucy would say ‘sleep it.’ I don’t think that’s true though. I’m just resting my brain!”
In this video, Kunal shares 90 seconds of his time with the team at dentistry.co.uk.
He tells us what’s getting him through lockdown and how why was photographed in a bathrobe.
Kunal also shares his post-lockdown plans with viewers. If you think healthy food is number-one on this dentist’s bucket list, think again!
Can’t view the video? Check out the full transcript below.
Please introduce yourself.
My name’s Dr. Kunal Patel. I’m the owner and founder of Love Teeth Dental Practise and Wedding Smiles.
With your practice shut, how are you spending your time?
My wife Lucy would say sleeping. I don’t think that’s true though. I’m just resting my brain. However, no. I am trying to get myself mentally fit. I should probably work on the physical fit side of things, but also spending a lot of time with my family. I’ve got a young son and I’m just trying to spend as much time with him as possible.
What’s been your strangest experience during lockdown?
My strangest experience has to be being invited on BBC News to speak about the pandemic at the early stages and what role dentistry had in helping the whole population. The second most strangest experience would have had to be recording the Don’t Rush, Just Brush video, where it ended up with me looking like that.
What’s the first thing you’ll do when lockdown finishes?
I can’t wait to jump in the car, go to McDonald’s breakfast, go to work, see a few patients, hit lunchtime, get a Zinger Burger from KFC, see some more patients and finishing off with some butter chicken at a curry house. Can’t wait.
How do you think dentistry will change when you’re back?
Dentistry’s not going to be the same again, that’s for sure. Technology has been banging on our door for years. It’s now time to let it in. Companies like is like Align and Invisalign have been trying to give us technology for such a long time. I think it’s now time we let it in and put technology at the forefront of our dental clinics. For example, consultations, they may be virtual just as we’re doing right now over Zoom. Though all these factors are going to change, it’s how we embrace it that’s going to make the difference.