60 Wolf Creek Blvd.
Dover, DE 19901

Our Doctors


A P. PATEL, DMD, FMIII, FICOI, is the Director of Surgical Implant and Reconstructive Dentistry at American Dental Care. Dr. Patel was voted for “Top Dentist in Delaware for 2012, 2015 and 2016” by Delaware Today magazine reader’s poll and by peer review respectively. His joy is treating each of his patients with the most modern of dental treatments, while welcoming new ones. He respects that no 2 patients are alike, and his goal is to provide each long-lasting dental health and support. He is married and enjoys his time with his daughters, Jill and Jia. Dr. Patel’s father, also a dentist, has been a useful companion, friend, and mentor.

Graduate Education

He is a graduate of the University of the Pacific, California and Temple University, Pennsylvania where he graduated with top recognition and numerous awards including those for Oral Surgery, Periodontics, Endodontics, and Prosthodontics. Since graduating in 2002 he has completed numerous postgraduate courses in Advanced Comprehensive Dentistry and continues to commit over 100 hours per year to Continuing Dental Education.

Dr. Patel’s patients enjoy knowing that he takes an active part in advancing the practice of modern dentistry with his interaction with other Doctors, Professionals, Hospitals, Institutions, and Organizations throughout the country.

Advanced & Post-Graduate Education

He is actively a member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the Academy of General Dentistry and the Academy of Osseointegration. He is a graduate of Dental Implant Surgery and Prosthodontics from top renowned institutions, such as the Misch International Implant Institute—the most revered Surgical and Restorative Dental Implant residency program in the world, the Maxicourse at NYU—designed and staffed by the pioneers of Implant Dentistry, and the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI)—the most revered Cosmetic and Restorative Dental program. He has further advanced his status in the dental field by achieving Fellowship status at the Misch International Implant Institute and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists—the world’s largest dental implant organization.


Dr. Patel also shares his knowledge and expertise of Implant Dentistry from the podium, having lectured to hundreds of General Dentists, Oral Surgeons, Periodontists, and other Specialists. He has been a guest speaker for various large orthopedic and restorative companies like Zimmer, 3M, and Dentsply.

In 2008, Dr. Patel began volunteering his time and experience to the Christiana Hospital in Wilmington, DE. He enjoys sharing his time and experience with the dental residents and his exposure to their youth and perseverance.


My emphasis is on patient comfort as well as keeping up-to-date with the latest advancements in dentistry. I am committed to continuing education and advancing dentistry to provide you with the most modern and successful dental treatment available. This enables me to provide with the best quality of care in the field with confidence. I am very proud to be available to your family and welcome you to my practice with open arms.

Dr. Patel
Beautiful Smiles. Magnificent Dentistry.


Dr. Kehan Li was born and raised in China. After moving to the United States at 15 years old, he became a resident of Pennsylvania. Dr. Li earned a Bachelor of Science Degree Magna Cum Laude from Juniata College in 2012 and graduated from the renowned University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine in 2016. While in dental school, he earned the highest distinctions in all hands-on and clinical classes. After finishing graduation requirements one year early, Dr. Li furthered his education by completing extra selective courses in implantology, advanced periodontics, and advanced education in general dentistry. Since 2016, Dr. Li has had the opportunity to practice dentistry in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware.

Dr. Li is an Invisalign certified provider. As voted by his dental peers in the Delaware Today magazine "Top Dentist" poll, Dr. Li was awarded the distinction of Top Dentist in 2020 and 2021. He was also voted as one of America's Top Dentists in 2016 and a Top Invisalign Dentist in 2017. Dr Li is a member of the American Dental Association Academy of General Dentistry, Delaware State Dental Society, and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Continuing education courses enable Dr. Li to stay current with the newest technologies and expertly perform many aspects of dentistry, such as dental implants, endodontics, Invisalign, cosmetic dentistry, nitrous sedation, botox, and cosmetic fillers.

Dr. Li is a highly skilled and trusted provider of dental care. He knew he wanted to work in dentistry in high school, as he recognized that dentistry is a remarkable combination of both science and art. Realizing that dentistry would fit his interests and talents perfectly, Dr. Li passionately pursued the field and has found a love for dentistry. He enjoys collaborating with his patients to restore confidence and health through transformative dentistry. Dr. Li seeks to always exceed his patient's expectations. When Dr. Li is not passionately practicing dentistry, he enjoys traveling and fishing


Dr. Venkat Kondapalli was born and raised in India and finished his Bachelor’s in Dental Surgery from Sree Balaji Dental College and Hospital, Madras, India. He then moved to the United States and finished his Doctorate in Dental Surgery from the prestigious State University of New York at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, New York in 2017.

After his graduation, Dr. Kondapalli worked in underserved areas in Illinois and Missouri before moving to the east coast. He joined American Dental Care, Dover in April 2022 as a full-time general dentist. He is an active member of state and national dental associations and continues his educational endeavors by pursuing extensive continuing education each year. He believes in providing quality comprehensive dental care whilst making sure his patients are well informed and educated about their oral healthcare needs.

Dr. Kondapalli relishes family time, binge watching TV shows, soccer, painting, and cooking.


Dr. John N. Russo was born and raised in Wilimington, Delaware and still resides there to this day. Dr. Russo completed his education at Mount St. Mary's University and The University of Maryland Dental School. Still highly involved in the education of incoming dentists, Dr. Russo teaches weekly at Christiana Hospital and has been a member of the teaching board for over 40 years. Dr. Russo was the President of the Academy of General Dentistry from 1999-2000 and is a Member of the American College of Dentistry and the International College of Dentistry. Dr. Russo has participated in many conferences and speaking engagements, including an opportunity to speak in Korea to thousands of other dentists with the Korean Dental Society.

Dr. Russo is passionate about serving his patients and has diligently treated patients for 58 years. He loves practicing dentistry and helping individuals feel better about themselves. Dr. Russo is skilled at these transformations and helps restore confidence through his work.

When Dr. Russo is not caring for his patients, you can find him on the golf course or enjoying a sporting event.


Dr. Nwaneka Nwokolo is a friendly, gentle and patient general dentist, with a true passion for all aspects of dentistry. She enjoys providing quality comprehensive dental care with a strong emphasis on patient education and continuing education. She earned her Doctorate in Dental Surgery degree from Howard University College of Dentistry in Washington, DC. She completed a Postdoctoral General Practice Residency at the John D. Dingell Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Detroit, Michigan.

Dr. Nwokolo is an Invisalign certified provider. She received training from the American Academy of Facial Esthetics (AAFE) in Botox and Facial Fillers. In addition, Dr. Nwokolo completed a thirteen month implantology maxi-residency with the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) at Rutgers University. Dr. Nwokolo participated in a four day humanitarian mission trip placing twenty-five implants to underserved populations in the Dominican Republic. She is also a Dawson Academy trained practitioner.

When Dr. Nwokolo is not providing dental care, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling with friends, cooking, and painting

 DR. Sobia Choudhri

Dr. Choudhri, grew up in Delaware and received her Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology along with a minor in Biological Sciences from the University of Delaware. She earned her dental degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery. She then completed a General Dentistry Residency at the Christiana Care Hospital in Wilmington, Delaware. Dr.Choudhri is a member of the Delaware State Dental Society, the American Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Choudhri is dedicated to providing professional care to all of her patients.


Dr. Phyllis A. Colombaro graduated In 1987 from the Medical College of Virginia (Virginia Commonwealth University) with a degree in Doctor of Dental Surgery. Dr. Colombaro also holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology, a Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology, and a Master of Science in Microbiology. Dr. Colombaro is a member of Delta Sigma Delta, Dental Fraternity, Omicron Omicron Chapter.

After practicing several years as an Associate Dentist in Virginia and Pennsylvania, Dr. Colombaro opened her own Private Practice in Frederick, Maryland and Hagerstown, Maryland in 1994.

In 2016, Dr. Colombaro moved to Delaware to join the La Red Health Center. Dr. Colombaro became the Chief Dental Officer at La Red Health Center. Here, she assisted with the design and operation of their new clinic in Milford, Delaware. While at La Red Health Center, she taught Dental Assisting students from Delaware Technical Community College and Dental Hygiene students during their externships at La Red Health Center in Georgetown.

In 2022, Dr. Colombaro joined American Dental Care to continue her treatment philosophy of putting patients first.

In her spare time, Dr. Colombaro enjoys traveling, spending time with family, her rescued dog, and three cats.


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The staff at American Dental are wonderful, friendly and helpful! The atmosphere is very inviting, and you can tell everyone enjoys working there.

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office hours

Monday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Wednesday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Thursday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Friday: 8:00AM - 2:00PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed


The staff at American Dental are wonderful, friendly and helpful! The atmosphere is very inviting, and you can tell everyone enjoys working there.

Marie Grove

Always running on time and get the job done quickly and done correct the first time! Very clean and organized faculty! Makes going to the dentist enjoyable!

Amy Crabtree

View More