The Team

Dr. B.K. Rai Santa Barbara Dental Spa

Dr. B.K. Rai

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. I have also put together a phenomenal team that I enjoy having in my office, as I am sure all my patients will enjoy interacting with as well. Each and every individual in this team has unique qualities that will essentially help improve the quality patient care we provide in office.

Most people don’t love going to the dentist, so 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!

  • Dr. Rai Graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Dental Surgery.
  • Completed a 3 year Master's Degree program in Operative Dentistry and Endodontics in 1983
  • 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 Santa Barbara Periodontal Surgery Study Club for 6 years
  • Member of Stuart Gnathology and West Coast Gnathologics & TMJ Club for 10 years
  • Successfully completed the IV Sedation program at USC in 1994
  • Successfully completed the UCLA Aesthetic Continuum in 2007.
  • Completed the Dental Implant course in 2008
  • Completed the Invisalign Course in 2012
  • 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 Spear Faculty Club and Spear Study Club for 5 years
  • Has attended many courses on Cosmetic Dentistry, Prosthodontics and Implantology over the years
  • Specializing in Cosmetic dentistry, full mouth reconstruction and Implantology including grafting and Gum surgery  

Michelle Madrigal

Michelle Madrigal

Michelle brings years of administration experience in the dental field to help you achieve your perfect smile. Michelle's experience in insurance billing and negotiation ensures that patients receive thorough guidance when communicating with insurance providers. She believes planning your dental care doesn't have to be stressful and her calm and caring demeanor will help to put you at ease.

Michelle is a local and long-time Santa Barbara resident. In her free time, Michelle enjoys art, reading, and all types of music. If you see her walking around Santa Barbara with her dog, stop and say hello!

Valerie De Luna

Valerie De Luna

Valerie, became a dental assistant in 2019. She is very passionate about the dental field and is continuously learning. She is currently enrolled in school and is pursuing her dream in becoming a Hygienist. She loves being a part of the SB DENTAL TEAM! She is very enthusiastic and works extremely well with patients. One thing she loves the most, is when patients leave with a huge smile on their face! It makes her feel amazing! Outside of work she enjoys time with her husband and family. Some of her hobbies include reading and the outdoors. She can't wait to meet you!

The Team


Gamyn comes to us with 20 years of dental experience in private practice with 10 of those years in a periodontal specialty practice. Gamyn is also a certified Holistic Health Coach and has a license with expanded duties in Dental Hygiene. Gamyn brings her many years of experience in dental and blends it with her passion for overall health and wellness to create a dynamic experience for each of our patients.

Gamyn grew up in the Pacific Northwest and now lives in Ojai, California where she and her new husband have a big, blended family with 5 teenage boys, 2 cats, 5 chickens and the newest addition of a Vizsla puppy. She and her husband love to travel, garden and putt around on their Nordic Tug in the Channel Islands.

I've been seeing Hayley, the dental hygienist for over a year and she has always been fantastic - gentle and sensitive to my teeth cleaning needs! Last week I was in excruciating pain over a wisdom tooth and they were able to get me in for an evaluation later in the day. Dr. Rai was also exceptionally gentle with my aching tooth, and they were able to schedule me for an extraction just three days later. Pretty happy now, if you ask me! Update- I've now had my wisdom teeth removed, and I have to say it was a rather pleasant experience. I was incredibly nervous and Dr. Rai and his dental assistants really took care of me - from making sure my feet weren't cold to explaining what he was doing along the way. The three hours passed really quickly! The evening after my extractions, Dr. Rai personally called me to check in, see how I was feeling and ask if I had any questions for him. I really feel I've been well taken care of.
Christina Alexandra E. - Santa Barbara, CA


Sleep More Soundly Tonight

By BK Rai in Dental Education

Think you might be experiencing sleep apnea but aren’t sure? To help you start figuring out what may be going on with your sleep, you can take the Epworth Sleepiness Scale Sleep Apnea Assessment below.


3 Dental Treatments That Can Transform Your Smile

3 Dental Treatments That Can Transform Your Smile
By BK Rai in Santa Barbara Dental News, Dental Education

Behind every dull, tired smirk is a smile waiting to beam. Your dentist loves helping patients unlock the smile of their dreams and offering them the latest and greatest in cosmetic dentistry.

Here are three of the best treatments to get if you’re looking to transform your smile.


We Are Open And Taking Appointments!

By BK Rai in Important Announcements

Due to COVID 19 we have had to make changes in our schedule. Hygiene days are now Wednesdays and Thursdays. For the meantime, any appointment made for routine care will have to be kept and we will handle cancelations on a case by case basis. A fee will be applied to appointments canceled with less than 48 hours notice. Please contact our office about this policy if you have any questions.

  • All patients will be prescreened before appointment.

  • Call/Text upon arrival, we will meet you at the door when it is ok for you to come in.

  • Shoes will be sanitized at the door.

  • Wear a mask at all times unless advised otherwise.

  • Oxygen levels and/or temperature will be taken upon arrival. 

  • We have designated "Sanitation Stations" throughout the office to be used freely.