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Dr. Shivaprasanna Rai, DDS

Dr. Shivaprasanna Rai earned his BDS from GDCRI Bangalore, India, in 1984 and then earned his Master’s Degree in Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics (MDS) in 1988 from Kasturba Medical College (KMC) in Manipal, India. Dr. Rai served as an assistant professor in the Department of Conservative Dentistry at the College of Dentistry at KMC in Mangalore in 1989. He then graduated with his DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery degree) from Virginia Commonwealth University, in Richmond, Virginia, in 1994. From 1994-1997, he was honored to work as an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at VCU, in Richmond.

While Dr. Rai has been practicing dentistry for over 36 years, he continues his education to expand his knowledge in different areas and stays updated with the newest technology and trends in the dental field. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Virginia Dental Association, and Northern Virginia Dental Society. He is an alumnus of the Dawson Academy Alumni Association.

Dr. Rai’s greatest goal is to provide quality, comprehensive dentistry to all of his patients and their families in order to improve their health and self-esteem.

Dr. Rai is married and has one daughter. In his free time, he loves to travel.

 

Meet Our Dental Team

Our dental team welcomes you to Rai Family Dentistry! We are a caring, professional, experienced team dedicated to helping you achieve all of your goals for the health and appearance of your smile. We strive to provide the high-quality care you deserve in a friendly, welcoming atmosphere. We welcome you to call or visit us today to learn more about our staff and to schedule your next visit with Dr. Shivaprasanna Rai, our dentist in Stafford, Virginia. We are eager to care for you and your family!

Elizabeth

Elizabeth

Dental Hygienist

For over 17 years, Elizabeth has been a wonderful part of our dental team at Rai Family Dentistry. She graduated from Germanna Community College in 2009. She enjoys working at our office because we are family oriented and give our best possible care to each patient. We take pride in building a lifetime of healthy smiles. Elizabeth is dedicated to not only our practice, but also to our patients.

In her free time, Elizabeth enjoys hiking, the beach, and anything outdoors.

Malika

Malika

Establishment Officer/Office Manager

Malika, a founding team member, brings a delightful and caring tone that excites both our team and patients. Born in India, she holds a BA in economics and an MBA in marketing. She played cricket in inter-college and interstate tournaments. Malika emphasizes communication to improve service for patients and staff, handling most customer relations, including patient questions, dental insurance, and financing. She lives with her husband and daughter, who plays soccer and swims. Malika speaks English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Tulu, and French, and enjoys traveling, movies, reading, shopping, and gardening.
Briana

Briana

Dental Assistant

Briana has been a part of our team at Rai Family Dentistry since 2015 after completing her DATS program. Briana enjoys working at our office because we work as a team to provide the best care possible to our patients. She enjoys being able to help people and loves when patients walk out with healthy smiles. Outside of the office, Briana loves spending time with family and friends.

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