Meet Our Doctor
Shivaprasanna Rai, DDS
Dr. Shivaprasanna Rai earned his BDS from the College of Dental Surgery KMC in Mangalore, India, in 1984 and then earned his MDS (Master’s Degree in Conservative Dentistry) in restorative dentistry and endodontics in 1988 from Kasturba Medical College (KMC) Manipal in Mangalore, India. Dr. Rai served as an assistant professor in the Department of Conservative Dentistry at the College of Dentistry at KMC in Bangalore 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 15 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, International Dental Implant 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 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 – Dental Hygienist
For over 14 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.
Roxana – Dental Assistant
Roxana has been a team member of Rai Family Dentistry for over 3 years. She is certified in physical education and sports, and her language skills include English, Japanese, Romanian, French, and Spanish. She enjoys the positive environment at our office and our desire to grow together. Roxana is dedicated to our patients’ comfort; she is very professional and has the same desire to grow together by working as a team. Dentistry is a new field for her and she’s very excited to come to work every day and continue to learn. Roxana feels very fortunate to be in a field that she enjoys.
Roxana has been married for 3 years. When she isn’t working, she enjoys sports, fitness, music, fashion, and going to the movie theatre.
Malika – Establishment Officer/Office Manager
Malika has been part of our team since inception. Her delightful, informative, and caring tone always allows both our team members and patients to be excited to come in. Being born in India, she earned a BA in economics and MBA in marketing. She played cricket, a popular Indian sport, representing inter-college and interstate tournaments. She emphasizes good communication in order to provide better service for all of our patients as well as the staff. She handles a great majority of all customer relations, including patient questions, dental insurance, and patient financing.
Malika lives with her wonderful husband and lovely daughter, a high schooler who plays soccer and swims. Malika speaks English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Tulu, and French. Her hobbies include traveling, watching good movies, reading, shopping, and gardening.
Check back soon to meet Maha!