Here at Apex Dental Associates, Dr. Dara Darabi, Dr. Sarita B. Patel and our team take great care in crafting a warm and welcoming environment where our patients can feel at home. We are honored to serve you and provide you with customized care to improve and refine your oral health!

Dr Darabi

Dara Darabi, DDS


Dr. Dara Darabi was raised in Southern California. He felt that a health care profession would uniquely integrate his passion for science with his desire to work closely with people. He received a Bachelor of Science degree for physics and biochemistry, then attended the Creighton University School of Dentistry in Omaha, Nebraska, where he was the recipient of multiple scholarships and awards for his achievements in restorative dentistry.

After achieving his dental degree, Dr. Darabi moved to beautiful western Massachusetts, where he worked in a community clinic before opening his own practices, first in Springfield and then moving to Turners Falls, Ludlow and Florence.

Dr. Darabi is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) and has been recognized as an AGD fellow since 2013. He attends numerous continuing education classes and seminars each year to ensure his patients benefit from the latest advancements, techniques and technologies in dentistry. Dr. Darabi has also received advanced trainings in oral and implant surgeries, orthodontic and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) therapies, and dental sleep medicine. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine (ABDSM) and a member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID).

Outside of dentistry, Dr. Darabi enjoys hiking on the weekends in the beautiful Pioneer Valley with his family and Shiba Inu dog, Sienna. He is also an avid follower of all things related to personal health. He looks forward to helping his patients achieve optimal health through their oral health.

Dr. Patel

Sarita B. Patel, DMD


Dr. Sarita Patel is a friendly and remarkably skilled clinician with true passion for family dentistry. She aims to provide patients with healthy, beautiful smiles. With her cheerful outlook and a positive attitude, she provides excellent dental care in a relaxed and comfortable manner.

Dr. Patel is a native of Mystic, Connecticut. She joined Apex Dental Associates after attending one of the most prestigious dental schools in the world – The New York University College of Dentistry – where she completed extensive training for her dental career.

Learning that Dr. Darabi was expanding his services and appointment opportunities, she jumped at the chance to join our growing western Massachusetts family practices.

Meet Our Team

Our dental team here at Apex Dental Associates takes a special approach to providing dental care in Florence, Florence, Ludlow and Turners Falls, Massachusetts. As individual members of our team, they each go out of their way to be there for our patients and to help them with whatever they need. At our office, we speak English, Spanish, Russian and Romanian to better assist patients in feeling welcome here. If you would like to learn more about our dental team, please contact us today at 413-570-4881 and schedule a visit with our dentists, Dr. Dara Darabi and Dr. Sarita B. Patel.

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