Locally, Tejas volunteers at the local Medical and Dental Clinics on a regular basis, specifically the HVAC Dental Clinic in Lakeway and Downtown Austin and at the Marble Falls Rotary Dental Clinic. Dr. Patel sponsors many Lake Travis School Organizations and volunteers his time and skills to help in any way he can.
He has been very involved with the Bee Caves chapter of Rotary International and has served as their International Projects committee chair. He also volunteers with Mobile Loaves and Fishes on a regular basis. Recently, Dr. Tejas teamed with many other local Dentists and the Lake Travis Education Foundation to create a the Lake Travis Dental Associations ANNUAL Health Professions/Dental Scholarship that will benefit local High School Students.
He has also teamed up with local Dentists for a Tooth Brush Drive to benefit the local shelter/food pantry to help those in need. Dr. Patel also shares his expertise with the community, speaking to local healthcare specialists, professional groups and students. He also serves as a mentor to young dental students.
In 2009 his Business was nominated by the Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce for Business of the year and 2010 as an Unsung Hero in the Community.
Brush by Brush, is a giving back concept developed by Dr Tejas Patel. With Brush by Brush Dr Patel commits to donating atleast 500 toothbrushes and dental hygiene products each year to those in need.
In the past those who have benefitted are local and international non- profit organizations. Dr Patel has donated tooth brushes to local schools, local Rotary Clubs, Mobile Loaves and Fishes, as well as in conjunction with his international volunteer trips.
The goal of Brush by Brush is to help those in need with the basic necessities to care for their oral health and also to inspire other Dental Offices to donate to those in need through organizations that they are involved with.