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Mario Del Chiaro’s story began here in Santa Barbara California, where he still lives today.  Mario served in the Air Force during WWII and upon his return enrolled at UC Berkeley and received his Ph.D. in 1956 on an Etruscan topic, the “Genucilia Group” and was only the second Ph.D. produced in Berkeley’s Art History Department.  Upon graduation, he accepted a teaching position at the University of California, Goleta, and that was the beginning of the Art History Department at UC Santa Barbara. He has participated in excavations from all over the World and through the course of his career has published well over 100 scholarly articles.

"I've been coming to Dr. Rai for over 20 years, not only for the excellent dental care but for the special level of customer service you receive from Dr. Rai and his entire team. Not only does he follow up with you after procedures to see how you're doing, he also asks if you have any questions. I don't know of any other dentist that gives you a birthday cake on your 90th birthday! Thank you, Dr. Rai.”

-Mario Del Chiaro

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Dr. Rai and his staff provide gentle and professional care every time I visit. I have been a patient at Santa Barbara Dental Spa for 3 years. The office is very clean and inviting. I love my hygenist, she is always extremely gentle and provides a pleasant atmosphere that takes the edge off of being at the dentist. Dr. Rai has filled a few cavities for me and has done excellent work everytime, and is always very polite and friendly. I have always felt safe and cared for during eacy and every one of my procedures here. Easy location and parking too, which is a plus in Santa Barbara!
Stephanie M. - Atascadero, CA

News

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 is Monday's and Wednesday's, for the meantime, any appointment made for routine care, will have to be kept and will handle cancellations on a case by case basis. Cancellations will be held Liable for a cancellation fee. Contact our office about this policy and 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.

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Happy Valentine’s Day from Santa Barbara Dental Spa!

Happy Valentine’s Day from Santa Barbara Dental Spa!
By BK Rai in Santa Barbara Dental News

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and you’ll want to look your best for the love of your life. One way to help you accomplish this goal is by having a better smile.

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Keep Your Pearly Whites In Check This St. Paddy's Day

Keep Your Pearly Whites In Check This St. Paddy's Day
By BK Rai in Santa Barbara Dental News

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from Santa Barbara Dental Spa! We all know that St. Patrick’s Day is notorious for one thing: parties. And if there’s a party, there’s bound to be lots of booze as well.

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