About The Doctors


Robert T. Bayley, IV, D.M.D.

Dr. Rob joined the practice in June 2005, following graduation from Temple University School of Dentistry. He is a graduate of Delaware County Christian School in 1995, and Cedarville University in Ohio where he earned his bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1999. Returning to West Chester, he then spent two years solidifying his interest in dentistry while working as his father's assistant prior to enrolling in dental school.

Married in 2004, Dr. Rob and his wife, Sonya, live in Westtown Township. They have five sons: Brock, Brogan, Bryce, Brett and Brinton. They all enjoy the occasional long weekend at the lake or beach, doing house projects, building with Legos and wrestling whenever possible. The also enjoy helping in the springtime at Sonya’s family's large greenhouse. They are active members at Covenant Fellowship Church in Glen Mills.

Dr. Rob holds membership in the American Dental Association, Pennsylvania Dental Association, and the Dental Society of Delaware County and Chester County. He has had the opportunity to travel twice to Uganda for medical trips through Covenant Mercies. A general dentist, he is proficient in all forms of general restorative dentistry, with special interests in Invisalign and minimally invasive esthetic solutions. He is known for being honest and non-pushy in his presentation, and he explains what to expect during each step of procedures. Patients frequently praise his gentle treatment and friendly chairside manner.


Akil A. Patel, D.D.S.

Dr. Akil Patel arrived at Welcome Dental in 2011, having spent the prior 11 years in private practice in suburban Atlanta, GA. Born in Athens, GA and raised in Indianapolis, IN, he received his Bachelor’s Degree in biology from Ball State University, and his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Indiana University. The University of Florida was his “home” during general practice residency he completed in 1999.

Dr. Patel resides in Chadds Ford with his wife, Dr. Rina Patel, and their sons, Akash and Shailen. Sports, reading, travel, and photography are some of Dr. Patel’s interests.

In the course of his years of practice, Dr. Patel has achieved the prestigious Fellowship status in the Academy of General Dentistry, attesting to his desire to continually strive for excellence in dental care and to keep himself at the front of his profession. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Pennsylvania Dental Association, and the Dental Society of Delaware County and Chester County.

Dr. Patel is a walking encyclopedia of dental anatomy and oral pathology. He shares Dr. Rob’s attention to detail and chances are he knows the mascot of your alma mater.