Dr. Shaun Rai, DMD

Dr. Shaun Rai, DMD

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 47
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Dr. Shaun Rai is an experienced board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Prior to moving to Virginia Beach in 2004, Shaun B. Rai, DMD practiced as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon for four years in the metropolitan Washington, DC area. He graduated from Trinity College in Connecticut and Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, MA. He completed a residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC in 2000. This prestigious and demanding residency program provided Dr. Rai with exceptional training in all aspects of oral and maxillofacial surgery. Shaun B. Rai, DMD is a diplomate of both the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology, and is a member of numerous local and national medical and dental societies. He maintains a busy office-based practice as well and he also has privileges as an attending surgeon at Sentara Leigh Hospital and Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. Dr. Shaun B. Rai has devoted his professional career to all aspects of oral and maxillofacial surgery, with an emphasis on dental implantcases, bone grafting surgery, surgical management of impacted teeth, and delivery of the highest quality sedation and anesthesia services in a warm and compassionate manner. To keep informed of the latest developments in oral and maxillofacial surgery, Dr. Rai has always exceeded the continuing education requirements of the state of Virginia. Dr. Shaun B. Rai has always felt that communication with patients and their dentists is of utmost importance and is necessary for a successful outcome and is very honored to have been voted one of the “Top Dentists” in the Hampton Roads area by his peers in Coastal Virginia Magazine in 2013. Dr. Rai is committed to humanitarian efforts and volunteers his time and expertise as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in service to those less fortunate at the Park Place Dental Clinic in Norfolk, VA, and through the Virginia Dental Association Mission of Mercy programs. Shaun B. Rai, DMD is known for his warm personal demeanor and a passion for the details of oral surgery. He enjoys the unique combination of dentistry, medicine, and highly specialized surgery of the mouth, face, and jaws that make up the day to day life of an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. When Dr. Rai is not caring for patients, he enjoys personal fitness and spending time with his wife and two young sons.

933 First Colonial Rd Ste 205

Virginia Beach, VA 23454

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Ameritas
  • Assurant Health
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Delta Dental
  • DenteMax
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more than 12% of peers

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Practice Areas

  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Orofacial Pain Dentistry
  • Sedation Dentistry

Conditions Treated

  • Broken Tooth
  • Chipped Tooth
  • Clicking of Temporomandibular Joint
  • Dental Injury
  • Dental Trauma
  • Dentofacial Anomalies
  • Jaw Bone Tissue Deterioration
  • Jaw Irregularities
  • Jaw Misalignment Leading to TMJ
  • Malocclusion (Bad Bite)
  • Orofacial Pain
  • TMJ
  • Traumatic Dental Injuries


  • Amalgam Dental Fillings
  • Bone Grafting
  • Conscious Sedation
  • Cosmetic Procedure
  • Dental Cleaning
  • Dental Crown
  • Dental Implant
  • Dental X-Ray
  • Endodontic Treatment
  • General Anesthesia
  • Implant-Supported Dentures
  • Jaw Tracking
  • Moderate Sedation
  • Oral Conscious Sedation
  • Oral Sedation
  • Root Canal
  • Teeth Extraction
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Recording
  • Traumatic Dental Injury Treatment

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Trinity College Hartford, Ct
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1992
  • Tufts University
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • Washington Hospital Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2000

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Rai's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rai to family and friends
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  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (23)
in Portsmouth, VA |
I would recommend this surgeon to my family and friends. I recently had oral surgery and didn't d not feel any pain afterwards. This dentist is very safe to go to. The staff workers are very courteous and they even give you ice cream after the surgery. I felt no pain at all!!
in Portsmouth, VA |
I am a 70 year old woman who had a horrible experience with a dentist at 17 years old and have feared dentists since. My teeth got so diseased, I needed to have all my teeth surgically extracted. I shared my experience with Dr Rai and assistant Jessica and I was comforted by their compassion and understanding. Dr Rai spoke to me throughout the surgery letting know step by step what he was doing. This eased my anxiety/nervousness. My experience with Dr Rai and staff couldn't have been better.
Virginia Beach |
Dr. Rai was amazing through the whole experience, from consultation to surgery. During the consultation, he was thorough in explaining what I needed and how the procedure would go. For the surgery, he talked me through everything he was doing. It went by far smoother than I had anticipated. In fact, it was a pleasant experience. Dr. Rai and his staff were personable, professional, helpful and caring. ***Dr. Rai himself called me the day after surgery for followed.***
Facing the prospect of having my first tooth loss in my life, I went to Dr. Rai for advice on how to proceed. He was a great comfort to me from the beginning consultation. He was kind, professional and extremely understanding of my anxiety. His patience with me was exceeded only by his surgical skill that left me with a painless, highly satisfying, end result. His entire team of competent and kind staff members were wonderful and extremely proficient in their work. Put your trust in them!
in Virginia Beach, VA |
Totally compassionate, understanding, kind, gentle, thorough, and competent care from Dr Rai and his entire staff. I could not have had a better experience!
in Virginia Beach, VA |
Dr. Rai and his staff provided excellent care to my daughter during her wisdom teeth extraction. I highly recommend Dr. Rai!
in Virginia Beach, VA |
Excellent! Dr. Rai and staff were professional, courteous and extremely knowledgeable.
in Suffolk, VA |
Dr Rai does not dissapoint. He is professional and timely. His staff is friendly and knowledgeable. I had a dental implant done and i couldn't be more pleased! My surgery was fast and far less painful than i expected! I highly recommend Dr Rai if you are needing to get an implant!
in Virginia Beach, VA |
I had a complicated oral surgery case with a high risk of post-surgery side effects (both temporary and permanent). My insurance paid only for other DMDs, but I decided to pay 100% out-of-pocket to have Dr. Rai’s expertise. My surgery was a success. While I did experience typical post-surgery recovery, I had none of the possible effects that had me so worried. Dr. Rai called me the day after surgery, and was available to answer all of my questions. I would refer all my friends/family to him.
in Virginia Beach, VA |
Dr Rai made me feel very at ease. I am a high anxiety patient and he took the best care of me and my procedure went great. Thx Dr Rai.
in Virginia Beach, VA |
Although she wasn't looking forward to the wisdom teeth extraction and surgical work, Olivia loved Dr. Rai and the entire experience...Loved that it was quick and for the most part, not as painful as she expected. Dr. Rai and the office staff were extremely nice and answered all of our in-office questions and call-in questions as well. Thoroughly impressed Dr. Rai made his own calls and followed up multiple times on Olivia's progress..Wonderful bedside manner. Highly recommend Dr. Rai!!
in Virginia Beach, VA |
Excellent experience, a little nervous going in but staff was friendly oral surgeon embraces technology to enhance the experience. After having all four wisdom teeth removed in one setting noticed minimal to no pain, procedure was a breeze, was made aware of potential complications none of which seem to have happened. Again great experience highly recommended
in Portsmouth, VA |
I was a little late for my appointment but the nurses insured me that it was fine. And made the check-in an easy process. They nurse; Deana that help prepare me for surgery was awesome. She helped me to relax while going under anesthesia. Dr. Rai was very great while I was going under. He did an amazing job. I wasn't in a lot of pain as I was expecting to be in. And I was helped all the way through from the beginning to way to my car. I am very pleased with everything.
Virginia Beach, VA |
I can't compliment this office enough. My wisdom tooth extraction was very quick and painless. Dr Rai. and his assistant were very polite and friendly and made me feel comfortable in what is usually an uncomfortable situation.
in Virginia Beach, VA |
Thank you for your excellent treatment yesterday. You explained each and every step which put me at ease. Even though I was only having a small procedure, you encouraged me to ask questions if I had any. You also made it very clear that I could contact you after I went home if I had any concerns or questions. Dr. Rai, you and your staff are awesome and I will recommend you to anyone I know who require the services of an oral surgeon. Thank you again for taking such great care of me.
in Virginia Beach, VA |
Staff was great!! Hard to imagine how pleasant the experience with Dr. Rai was. All I can say is if you need an Oral Surgeon, Dr. Rai is the one to see!
in Norfolk, VA |
I was so impressed from the moment I walked into the office. I was greeted by name not by one staff member but both at the front desk. As I had another appointment immediately after my consultation that I had mentioned on the phone while scheduling, both staff members mentioned this. I knew from that point on the service and care I was going to receive would be EXCEPTIONAL. I have even received follow up calls from Dr. Rai himself to check on my recovery. Thank you Dr. Rai and your TEAM of Pros!
in Virginia Beach |
Veronica B, Virginia Beach Staff was helpful and explained procedure. Young pregnant staff was amazing. Dr Rai came introduce himself and next thing I remember was waking up to the procedure completely done. My sister came with me and the staff explained everything as far as care after the surgery (do's & don'ts). Thank you
in Virginia Beach, VA |
Great experience. Went in nervous and apprehensive however Jenna and Dr. were both great. Everything was explained and made me feel more comfortable.
Dr.Rai and staff took really good care of me while I was there. They did and amazing job taking my 4 wisdom teeth out didn't feel a thing and it was super quick...
in Virginia beach, va |
Dr. Rai's practice takes great care and service. The staff were friendly and courteous, making scheduling easy. During my Phrenectomy procedure, Dr. Rai made sure I was calm and comfortable prior to going under the knife and proceeded with a gentle hand. I had no major discomfort or pain even after. I am extremely pleased with my results.
in Virginia Beach, VA |
I have great insurance and they tried to tell me my out of pocket to extract ONE tooth (NOT a Molar,btw) was $928. REALLY??? After having to wait days, then come in with a horrible problem, I guess they thought they had me, but went to a different practice same day on the advice of my dentist and had same tooth extracted for $365. BEWARE!!!!!
Horrible ran office. They had us wait over an hour before we were told that we missed our appt because we took too long to fill out their paperwork. Don't do business that treats patients like this.
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Dr. Rai accepts 17 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna PPO
  • Ameritas
  • Assurant Health
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Delta Dental
    Delta Dental PPO
    Delta Dental Premier
  • DenteMax
  • Dominion Insurance
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Guardian
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • MetLife
  • Principal Financial Group
  • United Concordia
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Hospitals where Dr. Rai has admitting privileges

Sentara Leigh Hospital
830 Kempsville Rd
Norfolk, VA 23502
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Sentara Norfolk General Hospital
600 Gresham Dr
Norfolk, VA 23507
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