He graduated from New York University College of Dentistry in 1988. He completed a two-year General Practice Residency Program and a two-year Implant Dentistry Fellowship from North Shore University Hospital. He resides on Long Island with his wife and son.
Dr. Patella is the Chairman of the Department of Dentistry at Glen Cove Hospital, where he has been teaching general dentistry to dental residents for over 20 years.
Dr. Patella lectures all over the country on the topic of Digital Cosmetic Dentistry and Cerec CAD/CAM technology which he has been performing in the practice since 2005.
Dr. Patella is a member of the American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry.