Meet the Team

Dr. Daniel Choi – Periodontist

Dr. Daniel Choi, DDS is a Board Certified Periodontist currently serving within the North Texas area. Since arriving in Texas, Dr. Choi has established a fond reputation as the go-to Periodontist for patients seeking prevention, diagnosis and treatment for severe gum disease and other periodontal care.  Dr. Choi facilitates dental implants, impacted wisdom teeth extractions, gum grafting, and LANAP Laser Treatment to name a few.  He can provide IV Sedation for patients who are anxious or fearful during their dental visit.

Dr. Daniel Choi was born and raised in the state of Ohio.  He completed his undergraduate at the University of  California Los Angeles with a degree in business and sociology.  He then pursues dentistry at Ohio State University and further obtained his education in Periodontics at the University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Choi is a serving member of the American Academy of Periodontology.  He also serves as a diplomat for the American Board of Periodontology.

Daniel Atkinson – General Dentist

Dr. Daniel Atkinson was born in Illinois but grew up from coast to coast before eventually living in Oklahoma, where he earned his undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Microbiology, then earning his DDS at The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City.

He is currently a member of the Texas Dental Association and the American Dental Association.

Dr. Atkinson has over 25 years of experience in a variety of dental settings in the State of Texas and is excited to be a part of a well-seasoned dental staff in the great community of Keller.

When he’s not busy at the office promoting healthy and beautiful smiles, he loves to spend as much time as possible with his beautiful wife Elaine, and their extended families.

Dr. Atkinson and Elaine have been residing in nearby Grapevine for the past several years.

His hobbies include photography, boating, off-roading, grilling and cooking with family and friends; and when the season arrives, traveling to college football games for all the festivities.

“I am excited to be here, I truly have made the best dental practice my very own dental home”- Dr. Atkinson

Nicole Bellingham – General Dentist

Dr. Nicole Bellingham is originally from Pearland Texas.  She completed her undergraduate studies at St. Edward’s University in Austin Texas, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biology and went on to dental school at UTHSCSA in San Antonio where she served as her class President and graduated with research honors.  She then completed an additional year of advanced training in General Dentistry (AEGD) as a Resident at the VA hospital in Temple Texas. Having loved her time during her residency at the VA, she accepted a staff dentist position at the Veterans Health Administration of North Texas in Dallas and has been serving our nations Veterans and overseeing their dental care for the past 10 years. She also serves as an attending to the General Practice Residents at the Dallas VA.

She is a member of the DFW Study Club, which is a chapter of the prestigious Seattle Study Club.

While she loves her position at the VA, she now has the desire to work closer to home and has been with Keller Family Dental part time since October 2017.

She lives in Highland Village with her husband Adam, and her son Henry who is 5 years old and a great source of her entertainment.  Dr. Bellingham enjoys time with her family, dancing, creating makeup looks, and trying out new recipes.

Bijal Patel -General Dentist

Dr. Bijal M. Patel was born and raised in North Bergen, New Jersey (~10 miles from N.Y.C.) for about 20 years. Her love for adventure and travel has allowed her to experience and live in different cities these past few years. After receiving her Bachelor of Science degree from Seton Hall University, she moved to Boston, Massachusetts to complete her D.M.D. at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. To further solidify her education in dentistry, she completed a General Practice Residency at St. Barnabas Hospital in Bronx, N.Y.

After living around the hustle and bustle of big cities for many years, she decided to take the leap and move to Texas to practice dentistry and experience a new part of the country, with no regrets. In the times where she’s not working, she likes to eat and travel as much as she can. She loves to see new places to enjoy and learn about the culture and people. But also to see old places like her hometown in New Jersey with her amazing family, is just as sweet. She considers herself a foodie – she loves to be in the kitchen cooking and baking, trying new recipes on her free time. Although not teeth friendly, cupcakes are her favorite food to make (and eat, of course). She’s truly excited to be part of this dental practice and look forward to building long-term relationships with not only the team, but also the patients at Keller Family Dental.

Natalie Robertson, Hygienist

Natalie joined our dental family in June of 2013. She was raised in Tyler, Tx. She attended Tyler Junior College where she graduated in May 2012 with her Associates in Dental Hygiene. She is very passionate about her patients dental health and overall well being and is excited about her opportunity to make a difference in her patients lives. Natalie married her sweetheart, Blake, in April of 2013. They live in Grapevine with their 4 fur kids, two dogs; Bella and Coco and two cats; Tigger and Sebastian. When Natalie is not working she loves to travel and experience new cultures.

Rachel Harris, Hygienist

Rachel was born in Omaha, Nebraska but raised in Tyler. She graduated in 2012 from Tyler Junior College with her Associated in Dental Hygiene. Rachel has earned her Bachelors degree in Operations Management at UTA. Rachel has recently got married to her husband Seth. They have one cat named “little boy”. In her free time Rachel enjoys spending time with her friends and family, she also likes gardening with her husband. They live in Kennedale, TX. When she feels adventurous she enjoys antique shopping and board games.

Alejandra Del Real, Dental Assistant

Alejandra joined our team in April 2015! She has been a dental assistant since 2010 and counting. She enjoys working hand-N-hand with patients and building long term relationships! She was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas. Alejandra is married to Edgar. Together they have 2 girls, Scarlett (7) and Cassandra (5). They have a dog, Hachi, and a Turtle named Cilia. During her free time she enjoys spending time with family and friends!

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