2004 Santa Barbara News-Press Article on Dr. B.K. Rai

Welcome to Santa Barbara Dental Spa. Dr. Rai is committed to providing his patients the best Oral Health care and a beautiful smile utilizing the latest technology in a soothing, spa atmosphere. As an active member of the Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr Rai specializes in Smile E valuation and Smile Enhancement as well as Full mouth reconstruction including crowns, Bridge work and Implants. As a member of The TMJ and Gnathology club, Dr Rai routinely treats many patients with Bite problems including grinding of teeth and TMJ related symptoms. In addition, Dr Rai is certified to perform dental procedures under sedation to make your visit completely painless and stress free.

Dr. B.K. Rai

  • Dr. Rai Graduated from Bangalore Dental College in India in January 1978 obtaining a Bachelors Degree in Dental Surgery
  • Completed one year of internship after graduation
  • Completed a Masters program in Operative Dentistry and Endodontics from 1980 to 1983 and obtained the Masters Degree
  • California Licensure Exam at Loma Linda University in 1987
  • Worked as an Associate dentist in Los Angeles from 1987 to 1988
  • Private practice in Santa Barbara from April 1988 to present
  • Member of American Dental Association
  • Member of American Academy of General Dentistry
  • Member of California Dental Association.
  • Member of American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
  • Member of Santa Barbara Periodontal Study Club for 6 years
  • Member of Gnathology and TMJ Club for 4 years
  • Successfully completed the UCLA Aesthetic Continuum in 2007.
  • Completed the Dental Implant course
  • Attended many courses on Cosmetic Dentistry, Prosthodontics and Implantology over the years
Dental Philosophy: I make every effort to treat each patient with empathy and respect. I feel the key to a good relationship with a patient is being open and honest; it is my goal to listen, communicate, and be compassionate with each individual. This enables me to provide excellent customer service and allows patients to see they are my priority. I try to go out of my way to do whatever I can to make sure patients feel important and heard, I am their advocate. Most people don’t love going to the dentist, it is important to ensure each visit is as comfortable as it can be.  An office like ours is willing to be sensitive to your wants, needs, and concerns. You can count on the fact that we will do everything we can to work with you, satisfy your requests, and make sure you leave feeling confident that you received great work and were treated like family. I know how important this aspect of patient care can be, and believe that we continually strive for and are successful with this, which helps set us apart from the rest. Santa Barbara Dental Spa is a well-established practice that offers high quality dentistry, the most up-to-date technology, a relaxing  environment, a happy team who enjoys what they do, a personalized experience, and most importantly a relationship for life. We care about your happiness and appreciate your business!
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