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Dr. Lokesh Rao, DDS

Dentist, Cosmetic Dentist

Professional statement

Dr. Lokesh Rao graduated from New York University College of Dentistry with a Doctorate in Dental Surgery. He completed a general practice residency at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx where he also served as Chief Resident, overseeing the treatment of twenty-five general practice residents. Dr. Rao spent the last 5 years working in private practice in Manhattan and Southern Westchester County. He strives to stay up to date on the cutting edge of technology and new dental treatments by accumulating more than 1300 hours of continuing education that range from esthetic full-mouth rehabilitation to implant placement and prosthetic restoration. Dr. Rao is currently on staff at the Continuing Dental Education program in Implant Dentistry at NYU College of Dentistry.

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • Ameritas
  • Assurant Employee Benefits

Specialties

  • Dentist
  • Cosmetic Dentist

Practice names

Education and training

  • Dental School - New York University, Doctor of Dental Surgery
  • St. Barnabas Hospital, Residency in General Practice

Professional memberships

  • New York State Dental Association
  • Ninth District Dental Society
  • American Dental Association

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1194039362

Office locations

Westchester Dental Design

1915 Central Park Ave

Yonkers, NY 10710

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A job well done. His bedside is always reassuring. He works very well with his Technician. He solved my problem rapidly and put me at ease
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He is the best !! Only dentist I will see!! Very easy going and explains everything he does ! He does great work! Very personable as well! Highly recommend.
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My appointment with Dr. Roe was excellent. I got there a half hour before my appointment. He took me right in he makes you feel at ease as well as being professional. I would recommend him to anyone needs a Dentist
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The doctor was amazing and very friendly. So was everyone else in the office & Virginia did a great job on my cleaning. I’ll definitely recommend and be back!
Less than 6 months ago
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I can not speak highly enough of my awesome dentist! Great “chair side manner”! Dr. Rao explains what he is doing and why. He is a perfectionist who stands by all his cosmetic dental work and if anything is less than100% perfect ... he will continue to see me until I am 100% happy :-). This dental office is extremely clean and all staff are extremely professional and accommodating. I have been a patient in this office for over 18 years now!
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Dr Rao explained was the proverbial "consummate professional". He explained every part of the procedure and answered all of my questions. He was especially careful to ensure that I felt no pain whatsoever during my visit and tailored his approachto suit my specific case. Best of all, the dentist chair was large and well-padded...really comfortable. I was so relaxed, I almost dozed off. My visit was so great, I have asked my company to add his name to our "employee referral list".
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Dr. Rao & his staff are very courteous. I visited Dr.Rao as my right bottom jaw was bothering me a lot. After a careful examination and couple of X-rays he determined that the bottom tooth was decayed a lot and neededhis removal. He performed the tooth removal procedure with no pain then and there after my pain disappeared. Thanks to Dr. Rao and his associate.
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Couldn’t be better except if I didn’t need dental treatment at all!
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I have a huge fear of the dentist. This was the first procedure I have had done in years. Dr, Rao was so comforting explaining everything to me in a very calming manor. What I built up in my mind tobe a very painful experience was the opposite! The procedure was done with little to no pain. Dr. Rao is truly a professional who made me feel very comfortable. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!
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Skillful Great knowledge and experience- teaches. V vigilant as to how you feel
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Dr Rao is the best! he's patient, kind and gentle. He always asks if anything hurts or if anything is uncomfortable while he works on you. I have been seeing Dr. Rao for some time now and I would highly recommend him to anyone!
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Dr Rao was timely, welcoming knowledgeable and professional. He cheerfully has responses to my many questions and provided clear and understandable answers. I am absolutely satisfied with his care and treatment. He has always been interested in my well being and comfortable while undergoing procedures.
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Right person right place.
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They were amazing. I'm deathly afraid of the dentist and have been since I was a small child. This was the 1st dentist experience I have ever walked out happy. I highly recommend!!
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Extremely knowledgeable and personable. Office feels welcoming. Great first visit!
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Dr. Rao is kind, courteous and professional at every appointment. His staff is friendly and made sure I was as comfortable as possible. Today, I had my teeth cleaned. After inspection, I was found to have two cavities. There was roomin the schedule for me to have the cavities filled on the same day. There was no pain and Dr. Rao was constantly checking up on me during the procedure. The fillings were perfectly sized and I have no complaints. Overall, it was a very pleasant visit.
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Dr. Rao .... He is simply THE BEST!!! I have ben a patient of Dr. Rao's for a few years now and have been a patient at this dental office for over 17 years. Highly professional demeanor .... very personable ...Dr. Rao communicates regarding precisely what he is doing during dental procedures. I find him extremely accommodating ... he always makes me feel comfortable and at ease. Dr. Rao can even give a painless or very close to painless injection ... I give my dentist 10 stars!!!
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Absolutely the BEST DENTIST EVER!!!!! There is no health care professional that I can recommend as highly as Dr. Rao!!!! He can even give you a shot of Novacaine without you feeling a thing!!! Extremely knowledgeable, highly professional,best "chairside manner" I have ever experienced .... he explains everything he is doing while he works ..... while continuing to check in with you that you are doing fine!!! Dr. Rao is the ultimate perfectionist when it comes to routine and cosmetic dentistry. As a bonus, he also has a very pleasant and calming personality... If you see Dr. Rao .... your expectations will be much higher and you will never want to see another dentist!
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Dr Rao was excellent. He accommodated me even though I was late. Was very professional but with great bedside manners. And explained everything he did. Highly recommend!
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He explains everything to you before he does anything and makes sure your comfortable with any procedure or work your getting done. I definitely can say the dentist isn't my favorite place, it's a bit scary but I was happy walkingout the office. And the staff was very nice, they squeezed me in because I was in a lot of pain. Highly recommend this place.
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Super professional in everything he does. He thoroughly explains everything and all your options before he does it. Furthermore, he is super quick and gentle. One of the best dentists I've seen.
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Dr. Rao communicates well and answers all questions thoroughly. He is concerned about patient comfort during the appointment and does his best to make the experience a comfortable one.
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Dr Lokesh Rao's office was the best Dental office I have every been at . This was my first visit .He was gentle, kind and have a warm personality. He explained everything in detail and made me feel comfortable. He wascalm and respectful to my son and I .The equipments and the office was very clean. Barbara gives a warm welcome and is so sweet. Jamie? I think that was her name, she was very patient with me. Virginia, omg! She was so detailed and this was the best cleaning I ever got. Virginia, because of you I would like to be a Dental hygienist . Thank you Dr.Rao, Barbara, Jamie and Virginia. I HIGHLY recommend Dr Lokesh Rao.
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Dr. Rao is amazing friendly and very professional I'm going to recommend to every one who needs a dentist he absolutely amazing.
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He is the answer to anyone who needs a dentist...takes away the fear,the pain...and it is the staff as well Jaime and the awesome lady up front...billing is not a nightmare when ...I think it's Jeanne is at the controls
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Dr. Rao and his staff were very polite the entire time. I screwed up my ZocDoc appointment by not indicating I wanted a cleaning scheduled. Virginia (hands of an angel! :)) was leaving early since her bday was the next day,but she happily volunteered to stay and clean my mouth for me. Overall, GREAT experience. Dr. Rao is was enthusiastic and cheerful. He went to obvious lengths to explain in detail what was happening and what to expect during the visit. Glad to be part of their family now.
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Since going to a dentist for the past 30 years, Dr. Rao was the best one ever. He is very respectful, experience, and explains every thing to you. I would highly recommend him. In fact, everyone that took care of mewas awesome. The hygienist, Virginia was the best ever!! She is so gentle and well-mannered. Thank you.
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I have been going to Dr. Rao for 4 years. And I had another 100% pain free visit. I only had a small cavity, but Dr.Rao takes his times and you get the sense that he does very careful work. Thedental hygienist , Virginia, is very thorough. My previous dentist was not as thorough ... the hygienist spent only about half the time on a cleaning as Virginia does.. The staff, Barbara and Stephanie are always a pleasure also.
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I would not recommend coming here. I felt I received care that was unnecessary from Dr. Rao. Personally, I wouldn’t trust this dentist in the future, as I feel that he gave me unnecessary drillings so that he could make aprofit, rather than giving me the care that was necessary for my health.
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It went very well. I was seen right away and the issue was minor so it was dealt with in an efficient and timely manner. Dr Rap was professional and courteous as always.
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Undeniably very efficient,outstanding professional mannerism,with a great staff.
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I hated going to the dentist and Dr. Rao has totally changed my view of going! He is fantastic and super patient. I cannot recommend him highly enough.
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He is the best dentist. Great family dentist. One you can trust for a long time
More than 1 year ago
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Very responsive to my tight schedule!
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I went to see Dr. Rao because recently I developed some difficulty in chewing on left side of my mouth. Dr. Rao quickly located the problem by finding a tooth whose old cavity filling was partially lost. He removed the oldcavity filling and replaced it with the new filling. He performed the whole procedure so professionally that I didn't feel any pain during the procedure and thereafter.
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Dr. Rao is always pleasant and understanding. He makes his patients feel comfortable and he discusses his work every step of the way. I would definitely recommend him.
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Had root canal, must say it was pain free. I took a 4 hour train tide just to see Dr. Rao, he is worth it. Made me feel relaxed and stress free.
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My son loves him. He's great with mids, teens and adults
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Lokesh is wonderful. He is a talented, kind, understanding, and caring gentleman
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I only wish I would have found Dr. Rao before all the bad experiences I had with my previous two dentist.He is truly a professional, with his patient's best interest always as the primary approach to treatment. He takes the timeto do the work right. My teeth and oral health are on the way to being the best ever. Highly recommended .
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My son loves this place. All the staff were friendly and welcoming and went out of their way to help us
More than 1 year ago
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My whole family goes to Dr. Rao. He is absolutely fabulous. I am very nervous when going to the dentist but he is so kind and accommodating. I could not recommend him highly enough.
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My visit with Dr Rao was wonderful. He is very efficient and very gentle. Great bedside manner. He gave me an injection which I barely felt!! Dr. Rao and his staff are amazing!!
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Rao was incredible. He made sure I was pain free throughout the entire procedure. One visit with him and you will be saying I found a great Dentist.
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Dr. Rao is a great and gentle dentist for all types of patients. I am 57 years old with significant dental issues and he offers innovative solutions. My daughter in her early 20s thinks he is amazing!
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Dr. Rao work is excellent and he provides the most painless visits of any dentist that I ever had! And his dental assistant, Virginia , always provides the most thorough teeth cleaning that I have had ...she spends about one houron my cleanings...much longer than my previous dentist. And the staff is very friendly too.
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I had a last minute appointment with Dr. Rao due to constant pain in one of my teeth. His office staff were very helpful in helping me make sure my insurance was accepted and seated me as soon as I wasdone with the paperwork. Dr. Rao was able to answer all of my questions and was tentative to my concerns throughout the process. It turns out I needed an extraction and some cavities filled but everything was don't right away and without any complications. Thanks Dr. Rao and staff for a great experience!
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