"I love my profession and the interactions that I have with my patients. My staff and I want our patients to know that we care about them and take immense pride in the care we deliver."
- Dr. Lokesh C. Rao, DDS, DABOI/ID, FAAID
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, NYU CDE: Implantology
Dr. Lokesh C. 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. After working with several of the top world-renowned dentists throughout Manhattan and Westchester, Dr. Rao decided it was time to achieve his vision by opening his own private practice. His goal is to give his patients (both adults and children) a healthy and beautiful smile while ensuring their comfort during the process. He is a skillful and artistic cosmetic dentist, who takes pride in providing his patients with high-quality work for long-lasting smiles.
Dr. Rao strives to stay up to date on the cutting edge of technology and new dental treatments by accumulating more than 2000 hours of continuing education that range from esthetic full-mouth rehabilitation to implant placement and prosthetic restoration. Among which, he has accomplished accreditation in the field of implant dentistry as a Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry as well as achieving Diplomate status with the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry. Such an achievement has been accomplished by only 3 dentists (general dentists and specialists such as oral surgeons and periodontists) in Westchester County. Dr. Rao also displays a passion for the biologic nature of dentistry. As a result, he has placed a large emphasis on the health of the products he places in his patients' mouths, and the effects they have on the body as a whole. Although this can be challenging in our modern dental field, he safely removes all toxic material such as mercury and metal based restorations, while replacing broken and disfigured teeth, with esthetic and healthy materials.
Dr. Rao's strength lies in the detail, thoughtful care and design he applies to his work. He is meticulous about the intricacies that separate good dentistry from excellent dentistry, and has a calm and affable personality that can put virtually anybody at ease. He is always accessible for any questions or concerns. Furthermore, patients are given follow-up calls within the first 24-36 hours to check on their post-operative care and needs.
Dr. Rao currently serves as an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor in the Continuing Dental Education program in Implantology at NYU. Furthermore, he serves as the director of clinical photography in the program and lectures nationally on the subject of clinical photography. After a long and hard day, Dr. Rao enjoys playing tennis, swimming, macro and landscape photography. He also takes pride in spending time with his wife and two daughters. Dr. Rao strives to maintain the true spirit of the practice, which was instilled within him by his mentor and former director of the implant continuum at NYU, Dr. Trevor Bavar.
- NYU: Implant Continuum (2015-PRESENT)
- U. of Maryland: Implant Continuum Orientation (2019-PRESENT)
- AAID Boston Maxicourse (April 2022)
- AAID Annual Meeting in Dallas, TX (September 24th, 2022)
- American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry
- American Academy of Implant Dentistry
- American Dental Association
- New York State Dental Association
- Ninth District Dental Association
- Implant Study Group of New York