Meet Our Doctors

Bindi Patel, DDS

At Young Dental Care, we want to change the way you feel about going to the dentist. I grew up with dentistry. My father is a dentist, as well as my uncle and many of my cousins. I come from a long lineage of people who are passionate about teeth and understand the importance they play in our overall health.

From a young age, I have been involved in all aspects of dentistry. As a high school student, I worked at my father’s dental practice as an assistant cleaning the instruments and wiping the chairs in the operatory rooms. In college, I shadowed my father in the office and realized that the dental profession combined my love of art and science. I realized that I could utilize my creative and compassionate strengths, as well as my studies in biology, to excel in this field.

After completing dental school at the University of Illinois Chicago and graduating with honors, I used the knowledge I learned from my father and completed over 200 hours of continuing education in my first year of practice alone. I became trained in treating cosmetic dentistry, neuromuscular dentistry, temporomandibular joint disorders, obstructive sleep apnea, and proper airway and breathing development, as well as facial growth and development in children. I learned so much more beyond the general dental treatments I had learned in school and realized how proper structure and function of the teeth, airway and jaw joints align with not only whole-body health but also beauty.

After getting married to my college sweetheart, Ameet, and settling down, I chose to practice at the best establishment in the area. In my free time, I am busy chasing my toddler, Ryaan, around; playing with my dog, Bella; and getting ready to welcome my newest little bundle into the world. I would be honored to have you as part of my dental family.

Credentials:

  • Bachelor of Science in Biology — Loyola University, Chicago
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery — University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Continuing Education — Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Studies
  • Cosmetic and Orofacial Pain Training — American Academy of Facial Esthetics

Further Training:

  • Invisalign® Clear Aligners, Certification
  • Myobrace, Orthodontics Without Braces, Certification
  • Orofacial Pain, Short Residency
  • Rondeau Orthodontics
  • Orthotropics
  • BOTOX® and Dermal Fillers
  • TMJ and Orofacial Pain

Professional Memberships:

  • The American Dental Association® (ADA)
  • The Chicago Dental Society (CDS)
  • The Illinois Academy of General Dentistry (ILAGD)
  • The Academy of Clinical Sleep Disorder Disciplines (ACSDD)

Alex Daniel, BDS, MPH, DMD

Dr. Alex Daniel is proud to provide quality dentistry in Aurora, Illinois. He is a graduate of the Christian Dental College in Ludhiana, India, where he received his bachelor’s degree of dental surgery in 2012. He then earned his Master of Public Health in 2017 with certificates in epidemiology and health education and promotion at Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois, and he graduated with his Doctor of Dental of Medicine in 2019 at Southern Illinois University in Alton, Illinois. He likes to stay up to date in his field by reading current dental journals and continuing his education throughout the year.

Dr. Daniel’s goal as a dentist is to help people be happy with their smiles by taking away their pain/problems and educating them on how to prevent gum disease. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Society and Aurora Dental Society, and he has been a part of the International Advanced Placement Program at Southern Illinois University.

He is married to his wife, Punika, and has an adorable dog named Roxas. His favorite things include working out, superheroes, his dog and spending quality time with his family.

Brittany A. Shubert, DMD

“It is my pleasure to welcome Dr. Brittany Shubert to our practice to help cover my maternity leave. Dr. Shubert is a kind, compassionate, and wonderful lady with many years of dental experience. She is gentle and has an excellent bedside manner. It is her top priority to make certain all of our patients will be cared for, and all of their needs met while I am gone for the summer. I look forward to seeing you all again when I return in August!”

Dr. Bindi Patel

Dr. Brittany A. Shubert received her Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana and her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Midwestern University in Downers Grove, Illinois. She graduated Midwestern University summa cum laude and was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Beta Epsilon Chapter for outstanding academics.

Dr. Brittany said, “I always knew I wanted to be in health care, but what I love most about dental medicine is the opportunity to develop long-term relationships with my patients and watch their families grow. Besides my pharmacist brother, I am the first health care professional in my family. I entered private practice after graduation and have been proudly providing quality care for the community for the last seven years.”

She is a member of the American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry and Chicago Dental Society.

Dr. Shubert enjoys all aspects of restorative and preventive dentistry and strives to help educate and improve the community’s overall oral health.

Dr. Shubert currently resides in Bolingbrook. She enjoys yoga, Pilates and anything outdoors!

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her fiancé, Mark, and their 3-year-old Pug, Bella. Together, they love to travel, stay fit at the gym and enjoy the outdoors in the warmer months.

Amy Newkirk, DMD

After many years of caring for the Aurora, community, Dr. Amy Newkirk has retired. Dr. Bindi Patel is the new owner of Young Dental Care. Our doctors and staff look forward to continuing to provide quality, gentle care for you to enjoy a positive dental experience. Thank you, Dr. Amy Newkirk, for your many years of service.

Dear Patients and Friends,

I hope this letter finds you and your family happy and healthy. We have been living through challenging times these past two years as individuals, families and a community. I feel optimistic that, with spring approaching, there appears to be a glimmer of light at the end of this long tunnel!

I have had the chance to share with some of you the personal health challenges that I have also been facing these past two years. In January of 2020, I was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer, and I spent the next 12 months completing chemotherapy, surgery and radiation. Unfortunately, my life in remission was short-lived, and in January of 2021, we found that the cancer had spread to my lung and chest lymph nodes. A huge blow after a long year of treatment.

By now, most of you have had the chance to meet Dr. Bindi Patel. Dr. Bindi joined our practice just as I was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. She has been a wonderful addition to our team. As I was out for emergency surgery, Dr. Bindi stepped into her leadership role at the office and cared for our patient family as I continued to fight my battle.

It is with a heavy heart that I am writing to you today to announce my retirement from full-time dentistry. With weekly chemotherapy treatments and mounting side effects from surgeries, I have decided to refocus and spend more time with my husband, Randy, and our two children, Reilly and Garrett. Having a terminal cancer diagnosis is daunting, and it is time to shift my focus to making memories with my family and taking strides to maintain my quality of life.

However, it is my absolute pleasure to announce that Dr. Bindi Patel is stepping up as the new owner of Young Dental Care. I am overjoyed that she has pledged a long-term commitment to our patient family and our community. She has demonstrated the highest level of clinical excellence and is dedicated to keeping Young Dental Care at the forefront of modern dentistry. Dr. Patel is a caring, talented and compassionate professional who shares my commitment to providing excellent comprehensive family dentistry. My family and I are so very happy to call her our family dentist.

I appreciate all the phone calls, cards and prayers that I have received during my ongoing battle with breast cancer. Please know that I am available if you have any questions or if you just want to chat. I look forward to maintaining a small clinical role at the practice going forward.

Dr. Bindi Patel and Dr. Alex Daniel will continue to provide the high-quality family dental care that you have come to expect over these past 65-plus years since Dr. Keith Young founded Young Dental Care. In some cases, our office has treated three generations of your family! You have all become a part of our family in so many ways, and we will continue our commitment to you and yours.

It has been my greatest pleasure to be of service to you and your families. I wish you all good health, lots of laughter and much love.

Sincerely,
Dr. Amy Newkirk