DR. RAINA - YOUR ORTHODONTIST
“All my patients have charming smiles. I take pride in enhancing them which in turn boosts their confidence and makes them smile even more. This is what makes my day. Working with my patients, especially children, teaches me how to be resilient, patient, and forever curious. Their excitement and questions help me better my practice of orthodontics. Their determination and persistence drives me to be efficient.” – Dr. Raina
A board-certified orthodontist, Dr. Raina is a specialist who caters to quality, not quantity. She recognizes that every patient has unique goals. She customizes her treatment plans according to the needs and desires of her patients, while focusing on the details and planning for long-term success. Dr. Raina believes successful orthodontic treatment requires teamwork in its true sense; She strives to keep her patients and their families involved with the orthodontic team to attain the best possible outcome.
Dr. Raina cherishes the opportunity to get to know her patients and develop a relationship of trust. She likes to learn from her patients about their non-dental interests and hobbies :) She often says - “They help me keep up with the latest and greatest outside the world of orthodontics". She loves her patient's positive spirits and determination to improve their teeth and enhance their smiles.
"Some young patients lack self-confidence and have psychosocial concerns due to teeth that are not aligned. Restoring their confidence and having them smile without hiding their teeth is the best feeling ever.” - Dr. Raina
“I have spent almost 20 years to attain my professional skills and my commitment and passion to learn continues.” — Dr. Raina
- Bachelor of Dental Surgery – SDM College of Dental Sciences, India
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery – University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Dentistry
- Specialty certificate in Orthodontics – Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville
Dr. Raina engages in continuing education because it helps her keep up with the latest research, technology, and techniques. This learning gives her the opportunity to bring back to the practice, to serve our patients better and to constantly improvise team performance.
In addition to attending annual confrences, seminars, and classes at the national, regional, and state level, Dr. Raina wishes to return to teaching and share her experiences with younger colleagues in the future. Dr Raina and her mentor, Dr. Allen Moffitt, worked together on a research project which was published in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. In the past, she has enjoyed volunteering in rural dental camps of South India, Smile Train projects, Kansas Mission of Mercy, and at the Free Health Clinic in Kansas City.
Outside the Office
Raised in the foothills of the Himalayas, Dr. Raina moved to Kansas City to be close to her family. She and her husband have been together since 1999 and have gone through all the highs and lows in life, together. Dr. Raina is a fur mom to an adopted Puerto Rican mutt that she loves to the moon and back. She likes being outside with their dog, enjoys eating different cuisines, and looks forward to continue traveling around the world.
In her free time, she is constantly planning and looking for opportunities to diversify her travel portfolio. Her favorite trip was to Iceland, and her most scrumptious food adventure was in Thailand. She likes to watch movies. Her favorite superhero is Captain America, and superheroine is Wonder Woman.
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Southern Association of Orthodontists
- Florida Association of Orthodontists
- American Board of Orthodontics, Diplomate