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Dr. Vaibhav Rai, DDS

Dentist, Cosmetic Dentist, Dental Pain Specialist

Professional statement

Dr. Rai loves dentistry and more importantly his patients. Smile Loft is not only his vision but also his passion. Dr. Rai graduated from Howard University College of Dentistry and was inducted into the prestigious National Dental Honor Society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon. After dental school, Dr. Rai continued his education and completed an additional one year of specialized training in general and cosmetic dentistry at the Washington DC Veteran’s Affairs Hospital. After Residency, Dr. Rai had privilege of working as an Associate alongside Dr. Rene McCoy-Collins, Dr. George P. Thomas and Dr. Elmer Bowman at Capitol Dental located in northwest Washington DC. In April 2013, He acquired Dr. Stephen Kleiman’s practice and founded Smile Loft Laurel with emphasis on patient comfort and pain free dentistry. Dr. Rai has participated in many continuing education at the post-doctorate level and have gained wide range of experience in different areas of dentistry. He is pro?cient in all cosmetic and restorative procedures along with surgical and root canal therapies. Whatever your treatment needs maybe, Dr. Rai will always take the time to explain all the options and make you feel comfortable.

In-network insurances

  • Advantica
  • Aetna
  • AmeriGroup

Specialties

  • Dentist
  • Cosmetic Dentist
  • Dental Pain Specialist

Practice names

Education and training

  • Dental School - Howard University, Doctor of Dental Surgery
  • Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Residency in General and Cosmetic Dentistry

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1962784843

Office locations

Smile Loft

7350 Van Dusen Rd, Suite 440

Laurel, MD 20707

Smile Loft

7201 Wisconsin Ave., Suite 370

Bethesda, MD 20814

Smile Loft

325 Hospital Drive, Suite 101

Glen Burnie, MD 21061

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My visit was awesome. Check in wasn’t a long process. The staff was courteous and professional, the office is clean and smells great. I’ve never in my life had a doctor/dentist with the bedside manner of Dr. Rai. Any fears thatyou may have go right out the window. He’s nice, approachable, professional and has a sense of humor. He shares information with you as well as your treatment plan and move forward from there. I’m definitely returning and this is my forever dentist.
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Best dental experience I've ever had. Dr Rai has by far the best bedside manner and takes the time to really explain his recommendations and the things going on with your teeth and gums. To top it off even the restof the staff is super pleasant, I feel like you always have to settle for one thing or another at other offices, when here its an entirely great experience! So glad I found this practice!!!
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I saw Dr Matthews and she was wonderful -- knowledgeable, helpful, and a great Dentist. Love all of the staff at Smile Loft.
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We loved it. So happy they will be taking care of my daughter’s teeth.
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Best dentist appointment I have had! Staff is great, there was no wait time, and everything was explained so I understood what was going on and what to do next. I would recommend this dentist to everyone.
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He was super thorough and VERY calming (lots of dentist anxiety here). His whole staff was very nice
Less than 6 months ago
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Almost no waiting time at all, quick and easy consultation, and great customer service.
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Great. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Would recommend to anyone looking for a great dental experience.
Less than 1 year ago
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Excellent!
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Really liked Dr Vaibhav.
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My first visit with Dr. Rai was great. He is extremely personable and nice. Made me feel comfortable after not visiting the dentist for a long time. I would absolutely recommend him.
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Staff was incredibly sweet and professional. I had an amazing experience and can't wait for my next visit
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PROS NO CONS! everyone was very professional and so friendly! they know what they're doing!
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Apt didn't go into their system...
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Great Dentist, nice staff. Thank you.
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Coolest dentist, explained everything without rushing anything, his staff also cool, very nice and they all made sure I was confortable. A+++
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Dr. Rai is very warm and personable. The office is very modern and clean. He explains everything and is very knowledgeable. Great dentist
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Great first experience! Definitely recommend Dr. Rai
More than 1 year ago
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Very personable and cheerful dentist. Explains procedures and options well. Excellent facility and staff.
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Pretty sure I found my new best friend. Dr. Rai is awesome. I went in for a standard cleaning which went smooth, no pain. At the end he fixed some unevenness in my teeth! I hated the crooked edges and justlearned to accept them, and BOOM 45 seconds later I love my teeth. He's personable, gentle, and knowledgeable. I will definitely be back! Also, his team is great. Super sweet and professional.
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Best dentist visit I ever had! Dr. Rai explained everything in detail and took great care to avoid discomfort and pain. He replaced a deep filling that had cracked and worked very thoroughly to ensure it would hold. The office iswell-equipped, clean and modern, and the staff are very efficient and friendly. I'll definitely go back!
More than 1 year ago
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Dr Rai and his staff were very professional and courteous. This was a excellent first experience at his office
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I have never been to a more honest dentist ever. Great doctor and very friendly. Works quickly and makes sure I have no pain and that I am comfortable. His staff is also very friendly and helpful. Has to be thebest dentist visit I have had in my like......and I am old!!!
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First visit and I will be back. I felt at ease from the minute I walked into the door. All staff is wonderful, friendly, and informative. Doctor was very friendly and extremely thorough.
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My visit with Dr. Rai was the best I've ever had with a dentist. Dr. Rai is very personable and takes time to get to know you, listen to your concerns, and show you on a screen everything that he istalking about. Dr. Rai points out to you behaviors that would keep your teeth healthier without making you feel guilty for not doing those things (treats you like an adult). His staff are also very considerate, as his receptionist took the time to explain the benefits to my new insurance (after calling them for verification) and quotes for services in the future. For the first time ever, I look forward to my dentist's visits. I have already recommended Dr. Rai to folks.
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Everyone in the office is Very attentive. Dr is very caring towards his patients. Does work quickly with very no to minimal pain. Will definitely go back again.
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Really great dentist - made me comfortable right from the start and provided very personalized analysis of the conditions and treatment plans going forward. Great in many ways.
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I've had horrible experiences too many times with dentists. And I never really felt they were listening. Dr Rai and everyone at the office were absolutely amazing from start to finish. Not only with laying out all options for treatment andpayment, but also in making me feel like they cared. They actually listened. Had a root canal today and I DID NOT FEEL A THING! This is definitely my dentist, I'm not going anywhere else. Absolutely amazing:-):-)
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Love them
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This office is wonderful. It has an elegant design to it and the people working there were all friendly and engaging. The dentist himself even welcomed me to the practice when I first came in. I highly recommend it for someone looking for a high quality dentist.
More than 1 year ago
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Super nice and realistic with price compared to your life goals. Cuts the BS and believes in forward thinking, not what happened prior to meeting him. Uses Simple Pay payment plan.
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Can't say enough good things about Dr Rai. He took his time with me and taught me about all of my oral maladies. He did not make me feel rushed. He showed me respect and educated men about how I canimprove my oral hygiene. His administrator and hygienist were wonderful. The dental chair has a nice vibrating massage function! I used to hate coming to the senators, and although it's still not at the tops of my favorite things to do, he made the experience as good as possible.
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Dr. Rai is great! I have had some bad experiences with dentists in the past, so was definitely happy to come across him! I've gone back a couple times now and have never had to wait. He is incredibly friendly, explainseverything, and doesn't judge, but will tell you to floss more, politely :)
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This was by far the best dentist office I've been in. They were wonderful with my 2 boys. Even with my youngest who is not so fond of the dentist. They switched staff until he was comfortable! Highly recommend!
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My appointment was great! I honestly don't think there is a better Dentist in this area than Dr. Rai.
More than 1 year ago
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I been trying for so long to find a good dentist who will help me and will be understanding and try to find every solution possible to get my healthy smile back going to this office for the first time inyears has made me feel so good! I know that Dr. Vaibhav Rai will do just that!
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My entire experience was great. I showed up early and was actually seen early. The receptionist was very friendly and knowledgeable. Dr. Rai performed the cleaning himself which was nice as I am use to having hygenists perform my cleanings atap revious dentist. Dr. Rai's is assistant was also friendly and took the X-rays. The office is very modern and clean. Overall, a great experience. I will return
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Dr. Rai was very informative and full of great energy.
More than 1 year ago
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No one likes going to the dentist. But Dr. Rai was very personable, energetic and friendly and I walked out knowing that I made the right choice for my new dentist. From the water and coffee (coffee before a dentist apptprobably not a good idea!!) that was offered in the lobby, to the electronic massage chair, I was impressed with this office. Not to mention, he not only did a full inspection of mouth and gums etc, he also was the one who did the cleaning - not the hygienist. I highly recommend.
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I am impressed. Truely a five star experience. He had a great positive attitude and that went a long way with me.
More than 1 year ago
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I really don't like dentists and walked into my appointment feeling very nervous about needing to see one. He was very nice, professional and made me feel at ease. They were very upfront about costs before they did any work. Would highly recommend!!
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Dr Rai was great. Very thorough and took the time to explain everything. I choose him because of other reviews, but his office was new and up to date- very clean & modern. He uses great modern dental technology and thechairs were super comfortable. His staff was very acocomodating, very friendly, & great to work with. I would definitely recommend.
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He was great. Very thorough exam/cleaning, he even walked me through the x-rays, and explained everything. I'd definitely recommend him.
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Dr. Rai was extremely knowledgeable with great communication skills in explaining my dental condition and the proper course of treatment. He and his staff have caring, wonderful and professional personalities. I'm new to the area and it hastaken me three tries to find the right dental office I feel comfortable in.
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Very educational experience during routine cleaning, came out of there feeling and knowing a lot more about how to better take care of my oral health. He also did a fantastic job cleaning and provided great details as to what Iought to be doing and whats happening. I highly recommend visiting this doc.
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Dr. Rai puts you at ease and always explains what he is doing. He's a great dentist.
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I had to get a crown done and I hate dental work but Dr. Rai was very patient and explained everything as he was doing it. There was no pain and it took just minutes when I actually got the permanent crown.
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