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DentalWorks Matthews has proudly stood behind many of Matthews’s healthiest smiles since 2007. Our dentists are seasoned pros, eager to meet you. Call us today to ask about our affordable services or schedule an appointment online. 

Drs. Patel, Alston & Associates I, P.A.

Michael Bossolina
DDS - Dentist

Harish Patel
DMD - Dentist

Steven P. Best
DMD - Oral Surgeon

Free Whitening for Life®!

Learn more about this limited-time, new patient offer.

It's simple. Come in for your initial exam, cleaning, and x-rays (services typically covered by most insurance plans) and you will receive free custom take home whitening trays and gel. Subject to exam results and doctor approval. Limited-time only. May not be combined with any other offer. $399 value. See practice for details.

Services We Offer

A full-service experience for the entire family.
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General Dentistry

By coming in for regularly scheduled dental care checkups and cleanings now, you can help prevent serious problems ranging from cavities to gum disease from occurring later. To help combat such issues, we offer:

  • Comprehensive dental care exams
  • Professional cleanings
  • Fluoride treatments
  • Fillings
  • Sealants
  • Extractions
  • Dental crowns
  • ClearCorrect™ braces
  • Dental implants
  • Pediatric dentistry
  • Periodontics
  • Root canals
  • Sedation dentistry
  • Wisdom tooth extractions

More Info: General Dental Services.pdf


Emergency Care

A chipped tooth, a lost filling: some of the most pressing dental problems have a habit of happening when you least expect them. Fortunately, we offer emergency dental services. If you have a problem that requires immediate treatment, our dentists do their best to take care of you as quickly as possible.

More Info: Emergency Dental Care.pdf



Self-conscious about wearing dentures? Don’t be.

Custom dentures look and feel natural, so the only thing people will see is a winning smile. Custom-designed to match your appearance.


Don’t let a few missing teeth ruin your day – or your smile.

Custom-crafted dental partials can easily fill in any gaps and get your smile back to looking its best.

  • Acrylic Partials
  • Cast Metal Partials
  • Flexible Partials


Cosmetic Dentistry

Not satisfied with your smile? We offer a variety of cosmetic dentistry services to brighten, whiten, repair, and restore your teeth.

  • In-office and at-home tooth whitening
  • Tooth-colored fillings
  • Veneers
  • Zoom!®

More Info: Cosmetic Dentistry.pdf


Dental Implants

One of the newest solutions to the age-old problem of missing teeth, dental implants are durable enough to last a lifetime.

They are placed into the bone, then restored to replace lost teeth or retain loose dentures.

  • Single tooth replacement
  • Multiple tooth replacement

More Info: Dental Implants.pdf


Oral Surgery

If you are having problems with your mouth or jaw, you may want to consider oral surgery. Our surgeons are equipped to diagnose and treat diseases, injuries, and defects that may arise.

  • Tooth extraction
  • Dental implants
  • Facial injury treatment
  • Jaw alignment
  • Reconstructive treatment
  • Dental implants
  • Sedation dentistry
  • Wisdom tooth extractions

Insurance & Payment Options

How do I pay? Do you take my insurance?

With more major insurance plans accepted and a variety of financing options, we strive to get each patient the care they need. Click below to look for your provider or learn about our payment options.

Dentists in the DentalWorks network accept most major insurance plans – significantly more than most area dentists. Below are just some of the plans that are accepted. Each affiliated practice is a little different, so contact the practice nearest you for a complete list.

  • Access Dental
  • Aetna
  • Aetna Access
  • AmeriPlan Discount
  • Ameritas
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant/Dental Health Alliance Discount
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • CIGNAaccess
  • CompDent
  • CompDent Advantage
  • Coventry First Health
  • DeCare
  • Delta Dental Preferred
  • Delta Dental Premier
  • DeltaCare
  • Dental Benefit Providers/United Healthcare
  • Dental Health Alliance
  • DentalWorks USA
  • Dentegra
  • DenteMax
  • Guardian
  • Humana
  • MetLife
  • Principal
  • Traditional Insurance
  • United Concordia
  • United Concordia National Fee For Service
  • WellPoint

Pay your way.
At DentalWorks, we accept about any form of payment you can think of (and probably a few you can't).

Cash, Credit, or Check:

Affiliated practices accept most major cards, including VISA®, MasterCard®, Discover®, and American Express®.


CareCredit is an alternative option to consumer credit cards, cash, or checks. With CareCredit, you can pay over time instead of a lump sum prior to treatment. CareCredit makes it easier for you to pay for the care you need.

US Bank® Payment Portal:

DentalWorks affiliated practices offer a convenient online bill pay portal, powered by US Bank®.

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Meet Our Dentists

Michael Bossolina, DDS

> Biography

Dr. Michael J. Bossolina, Jr. earned his Bachelors Degree at State University of New York at New Paltz in 2007. He went on to earn his Doctorate of Dentistry in 2011 at University of Detroit Mercy Dental School. Dr. Bossolina commitment to continued education courses in state of the art CEREC technology, dental implants and Invisalign aided tooth movement. Dr. Bossolina is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Bossolina enjoys staying physically fit by getting to the gym several times a week. When not working or in the gym he enjoys traveling/site seeing, trying local restaurants, seeing shows and concerts, table tennis and even some occasional video games.

Harish Patel, DMD

> Biography

Dr. Patel has been practicing dentistry for more than 23 years. He has two dental degrees: one from the University of London and the other from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Patel prides himself on providing compassionate care to all of his patients. Always learning, he continually enrolls in continuing education: most recently he completed courses in endodontics and cosmetic dentistry. He is also a member of the Academy of General Dentistry. Besides improving the health and appearance of individual smiles, Dr. Patel also believes in improving the community in which he lives. For three years now he has sponsored “Race Against the Odds,” a local event to find a cure for pediatric brain cancer. The office participates in the Matthews walk-a-thon to raise support for Novant Health’s cardiac care unit. And every year Dr. Patel helps patients and the needy by hosting a food drive for Second Harvest. Patients can actually help pay for the treatment they need by donating food during the holidays. Dr. Patel moved to Matthews from New Jersey, but you won’t hear him speaking with a northern accent. Instead, you’ll hear his British roots as his family came to the U.S. from London. His two rapidly growing kids take up a large chunk of his free time. His son is an aspiring tennis champ, and his daughter participates in modern and traditional dance. When he’s not cheering them on at one of their many activities, he looks forward to taking them to see the latest movies on the big screen. While soccer was his first love, he now looks forward to cheering on the Carolina Panthers with his family.

Steven P. Best, DMD

> Biography

Steven P. Best, DDS received his Doctorate in Dental Medicine degree from Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Upon graduation, he was awarded Outstanding Student in Implant Dentistry. Dr. Best completed his residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Broward General Medical Center and Memorial Regional Hospital, both Level I Trauma Centers in South Florida. Prior to residency, he completed a one-year internship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Christiana Care Health System in Wilmington, Delaware. Dr. Best’s major focus and experience have been in pathology, dental implants, soft and hard tissue reconstruction, facial trauma, and dental extractions. He has lectured on the local and national level and has published an array of scientific and clinical journal articles on trauma, pathology, reconstruction, dental implants, and emerging technologies. Dr. Best co-authored a chapter on ear reconstruction in the textbook, Current Therapy in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Best’s practice philosophy combines thoughtful treatment planning with attention to detail, which allows patients to confidently make treatment decisions. He is dedicated to providing meticulous surgical skill with compassionate care in a comfortable environment. For patients who have apprehension about their surgery, Dr. Best provides IV sedation with a fully trained staff and the most up-to-date equipment. Dr. Best and his family love living in North Carolina. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, camping, snowmobiling, scuba diving, and spending time with his wife and three children.