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Dr. Ronald (Ron) Rao, DDS

Dentist, Cosmetic Dentist, Dental Pain Specialist

Professional statement

I understand that many people experience high levels of anxiety when just thinking about visiting the dentist. This is especially tough for people who have neglected their oral health due to a long-standing real phobia of dentistry. In addition to the traditional dental pain-reduction techniques, I have knowledge of many stress-reducing and relaxation practices. I think you will be pleasantly surprised to find your visit to be quite enjoyable. We offer many cosmetic dental options, including Invisalign, implant restorations, porcelain veneers, and tooth-colored fillings. We will work with most PPO insurance plans for reimbursement and also offer monthly payment options for your convenience. My Visiting Denture Service provides denture house calls for home-bound patients in the NY Metro area. Choosing your dentist is so important and may even be a "breakthrough" decision for you. I don't take that lightly. Please be assured that my staff and I are here to support you with any and all of the needs or concerns you may have. I look forward to meeting you.

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Specialties

  • Cosmetic Dentist
  • Dental Pain Specialist
  • Dentist

Practice names

Education and training

  • Dental School - New York University, Doctor of Dental Surgery
  • NYU Undergraduate

Professional memberships

  • American Dental Association
  • Christian Medical and Dental Association
  • New York State Dental Association
  • Second District Dental Society of New York

Awards and publications

  • America's Top Dentists
  • TopDoc New York

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1922090505

Office locations

Woodpoint Dental

4864 Arthur Kill Rd, Suite #400

Staten Island, NY 10309

Woodpoint Dental

234 Skillman Avenue, Dental Office

Brooklyn, NY 11211

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I had my first check-up after a while and what an amazing experience! Couldn't have had a better one. He is such a warm, professional and COOL dentist.
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This is the first dentist office I felt comfortable, saying AHHHH.
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All of the staff is so kind, and I really appreciate that Dr. Rao takes his time to make sure there's no pain! Took the time to answer all of my questions and make a plan for my dental care that I felt good with. Great dentist and staff!
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I love the doctors, dental assistants, and the facility, but this was the 2nd time I made an appointment with them and was promised I would be seen right away...The first time I waited almost 2 hours and the second timeI waited over an hour to be seen, all the while being told that they over booked, they didn't have enough staff, or that all the exam rooms were taken. I am very disappointed and dissatisfied with whomever is making the appointments.
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The staff was so kind and accommodating. The receptionist was so sweet, and my dental hygienist Jen was great. Everyone seems happy to be there! Dr. Rao was straightforward and told me what needed done, and what I could do preventatively,which I really appreciated. Best experience at the dentist I've had in a long time!
More than 1 year ago
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They made me feel incredibly comfortable even though I am highly afraid of the dentist. The office manager was an absolute dream; incredibly patient and understanding. I would recommend this location to anyone who is unsure of finding someonein the area they have never been to because they made me feel so welcome. 5/5 stars for this location!
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My Mom had an appointment with Ronald Rao, and she was very pleased with the level of service from the receptionist to the doctor. My Mom has not had much luck with dentist, but she was very satisfied with her visit.
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Great dentist straight to the point and very helpful. Walked out very pleased with my visit.
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Quick in and out. The office is a little hectic and cramped. The staff was kind.
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Seemed like a really good dude. Was very straightforward and you could tell him and his staff really care.
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I had an emergency dental situation and Dr. Rao did an amazing job. In less than one hour, he fixed the problem perfectly. I have been going to Dr. Rao for a few years now and his work is excellent. I recommend him very highly. - Carolyn M.
More than 1 year ago
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I would highly recommend this dentist! The staff was super friendly and the dentist himself was very knowledgable and nice! Right away I felt very comfortable and will be returning for future dental work. A really wonderful experience. Thank you!
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My first visit with Dr. Rao was incredibly pleasant. I've never thought of dentistry as an art form but Mr. Rao challenges that notion, bringing a sincere passion for dentistry, a fun, easy going demeanor, and an attentive listening to hispatients, making an incredibly pleasant environment. I appreciated his candor coupled with absolutely no trace of pushiness. I sincerely look forward to being Mr. Rao's patient from now on!
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This is seriously the best dentists in town. Couldn't recommend more.
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Absolutely stellar. I ended up in his office because of a Groupon deal so I wasn't expecting the best experience but he proved me wrong. The staff as well as Dr. Rao were phenomenal. I am looking forward to my nextvisit...who says that about the dentist?! Also, thanks to Dr. Rao, my wisdom tooth extraction was also great, so thank you for the referral!!
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Experience was good
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Everything was excellent, except the fact that I had to wait 1.5 hours before x-rays and then another 20 minutes for doctor to come into the room.
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Dr, Rao was excellent. Great personality, thorough check up. Very professional staff. Clean, inviting office. I'll be back!
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It's always a great and pleasant experience to go to this Dentist's office! I will never change and I recommend all my friends to go! It's GREAT
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The best deep cleaning I've ever had. Highly recommend the office.
More than 1 year ago
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The wait was close to 3 hours. My plans for the afternoon were ruined.
More than 1 year ago
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Highly professional and patient friendly. Jessica(office manager) was very informative and took the time to explain cost and plan thoroughly. All of the medical assistance were friendly and supportive of my procedure and Dr. Rao was the absolutebest. He explained exactly what he was doing and why. He made sure I was most comfortable and did a very clean job at caring for my mouth. I haven't been to a Dentist in years, bad I know, but I'm very glad I found Dr. Rao and his team.
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The whole staff was super nice! The only downside was the wait time of 40 minutes, but it was worth it for the pleasant experience once I got in the exam room.
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Great!
More than 1 year ago
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Dr.Rao, Manny, Alma, Jessica was amazing very professional everyone made me feel at home very comfortable very professional. DR.RAO did great.The end result was great my mouth feel refreshed and clean I will return
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I think he was really fast and effective doing his work. My teeth needed to be filled and they looked as natural as my own;)
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Dr. Rao is really good. He takes the time to explain any concerns you have. I am happy with his service.
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He is an awesome doctor. He's work is great.
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Dr. Rao and his staff are courteous, helpful and kind. They did a good job and had me taken care of quickly. I'll be going back.
More than 1 year ago
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Initially I was worried about going to the dentist after an unpleasant experience with another dentist. I'm so grateful to Dr. Ron Rao, DDS and his highly qualified staff. I look forward to continuing my treatment with Dr. Ron Rao andhave already recommended my 4 adult children to do so as well. He is truly an asset to dentistry.
More than 1 year ago
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Super nice doctor, great receptionist, both were accommodating of my schedule and helped me get the best appointment possible in the little amount of time I had.
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Dissapointing front end manner. The receptionist was useless and didn't greet me right away or help to ensure all my files came through from a previous dentist. I ended up having to make multiple calls cause she refused to do apart of her job, cause it would take "forever" to find, yet only took me a whole 10 minutes to do all her work. Also heard her complain about online booking. right away i had major doubts to even see the dentist due to lack of interest, politeness, and assistance from the front. I had to wait over 2 hours just to be seen. Don't let the glowing reviews fool you.
More than 1 year ago
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Overall- the visit in the chair was excellent. Both nurses (is that what you call dentists assistants???) were super cordial & always asked if I was ok. The did their best to make sure I was comfortable when I was experiencingpain. (I even got a goodie bag for being such a great patient!) Dr. Rao was super friendly and answered all the questions that I had in a way that I could understand. The only gripe I had was about the wait time. I actually saw him about an hour after my actual appointment time, but I think they were dealing with a patient that needed extra care. The friendliness of both the staff & doctor makes it worthwhile.
More than 1 year ago
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To say I was impressed by Dr. Rao and his entire staff would be a huge understatement. Everyone I encountered there was beyond friendly and made me feel comfortable and at ease. I had gone in because of a severe toothache, but they immediately gave me the option of getting a cleaning done as well, which I was overdue for and which saved me an extra trip and was most appreciated. Dr. Rao is so personable and friendly and explained everything clearly. I cannot recommend this dentist more highly. And his office is literally steps from the L train, very convenient! Well done Dr. Rao and staff!
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I had a wisdom tooth emergency and Dr. Rao's office was able to see me that morning. They even called to let me know that I could come in earlier. Nice staff, informative and patient doctor. Procedure went well. I totally recommend.
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Very professional, Great staff, very comfortable and knowledgeable. addressed my concerns and questions with prompt responses.
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Dr. Rao is simply fantastic! Full of fun and fascinating stories about his time in New York-so much fun to chat with. Very considerate of my comfort during procedures. His staff is always incredibly professional and kind. I am so thankful to have such an amazing dentistry team.
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Very well highly detailed
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Dr. Rao was not only incredibly friendly, but also amazingly efficient. I got a filling (my first one), and though I was nervous about potential pain, I didn't feel a thing!
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Ron and his staff as some of the warmest medical practitioners I've had the pleasure of interacting with. The offices are clean without being sterile and the staff is friendly and oriented toward the patient at all times. As for Ronhimself, I couldn't heap enough praise on the man. Delightful bedside manner, a commitment to dental perfection, and attuned to his patients' needs. I would recommend Ron to anybody!
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There was a palpable sense of positivity in the air, everyone was friendly and cheerful. All information about my teeth and the services I would need were explained in a clear and concise manner, so I didn't feel lost or confusedat all. Basically, if I had to envision my ideal visit to the dentist, it would definitely look like the one I had at Dr. Rao's.
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Ron is a great dentist. I was came in early and they were able to get me right in. Thanks. Also, he was very informative about ways to improve my dental health. Most importantly he was personable and easy to get along with. I highly recommend him.
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Professional and thorough staff took care of me well on my first dentist in the past 3 years traveling. Looking forward to coming here on a regular basis now that live in the area.
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A very caring, sincere and highly knowledgable dentist! Answered all my questions and personalized this first visit. The office staff makes you feel welcome. Connie K.
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I saw Dr. Rao from recommedations for an emergency and it was my first visit. I will definitely return. Dr. Rao and staff were very professional and friendly. I was impressed by Dr. Rao's knowledge and recommendations he gave me for future services. I will definitely return.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Rao was excellent. After over 20 years with the same dentist I was trepidatious when it came to choosing a new one that accepts my insurance. I made the right choice. He took excellent care of me. With regards towait time. I was originally scheduled for a 3pm appointment. His office called that morning and asked if I could come earlier. I agreed to a 1pm appointment and showed up early. However I did not get seen till 1:45. It made me wonder why they asked me to come in early.
More than 1 year ago
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This was my first visit and Dr Rao was very careful to explain everything to me and ask important background questions before beginning the treatment. I liked him a lot and his staff (esp Alma) was great. I am going back in 6 months.
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Really nice guy. Probably one of the most personable dentists I've ever seen. But don't book an appointment with anything to do for the rest of the day. On average I waited an hour past my scheduled appointment to be seen.Though the staff was very friendly, they seemed almost surprised that it became typical to ask how far they are behind as soon as I walk in. Good people, Overbooked. Probably really good for children due to the relaxed nature, not so much for busy adults. Although their apologetic nature leads me to believe that its possibly not like this all the time.
More than 1 year ago
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He was great!!!
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