Santa Barbara Dental Spa
B K Rai, DDS:
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Santa Barbara Dental Spa
B K Rai, DDS
Santa Barbara, CA













A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm

Tuesday: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Wednesday: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm

Thursday: Closed

Friday: Closed

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Maria G. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I wish there were more stars that I could rate. I am a very nervous patient in the chair. I recently went to another Dental office where they stated that I needed ALOT of dental work, a couple of crowns, fillings and a deep cleaning. It just didn’t seem right since they didn’t take the time to actually look in my mouth. they only check a couple of pockets in my mouth and identified the deep cleaning (every other dentist i went to checked every tooth and every surface and i have never needed a deep cleaning before) . He just looked at my mouth and diagnosed crowns. I didn’t feel comfortable so I made an appointment to see Dr. Rai since i have always heard good things. He determined that i Did NOT need all of that dental work, i was so relieved. He fit me in to his schedule as soon as he could. And on the day of my appointment he did everything he could to make me feel comfortable and to calm any nerves that i had. They adjusted the music to my liking, provided blankets to make me comfortable, and were constantly checking to see how i was feeling during the procedure. i have never been more excited to go back to a dental office in my life. Thank you Dr. Rai for taking away years and years of traumatic experiences with the dentist.

Rachel Lee (Source: Google)


I am extremely happy with the results and my overall experience at Santa Barbara Dental Spa with Dr. BK Rai and his staff. In less than 2 hours he achieved what I thought would take multiple appointments. The work looked great there was no pain involved! I highly recommend Dr. Rai.

Mikael M. from Santa Barbara, CA (Source: Yelp)


Just discovered this place about 3 years ago, and i have to say it is a great place to get your dental work done. The staff and atmosphere is relaxing, and they worked as hard as they could to not only fix my problem, but to do it as pain freely as possible. They even have television sets mounted to the chairs. I highly recommend yhis place.

Jjr A. from Santa Barbara, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have taken my family to a number of dentists in the area and Dr. Rai is the best.  He is very skilled and professional.  Since he is very good at what he does I feel confident that the restorations he has perfomed on me and my family will last. When it comes to the health of your mouth quality matters and if you want it done right the first time go with Dr Rai.

Sheikh Nuruddin (Source: Google)


Dr B K Rai is the dentist for whole family. Can’t expect more. He always advise right thing required for your teeth.. nothing more nothing less. Santa Barbara Dental Spa complemented by amazing dentists and support staffs. They are dedicated and always smiling also best at what they do best. I am happy with the improvement of teeth health of my family of five.

Belinda A. from Huntington Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


I had a wonderful experience at Dr. Rei’s office. I, as do most, suffer from dental procedure related anxiety and have an extremely low threshold for pain. Not only did Dr. Rei and his staff address my anxiety, and pain, they were also patient and caring. They made sure I was comfortable throughout the entire procedure. Dr. Rei made sure that I was properly numb and relaxed prior to moving forward with my procedure. The staff was so considerate, I even had a blanket and was able to watch my favorite television show!!! Needless to say, my dental concern was properly diagnosed and treated too. I truly felt that I was at a spa and would highly recommend Dr. Rei!

Alison J. from Santa Barbara, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Rai has been nothing but welcoming and conscious in each of my visits within the last couple of years I have been a patient. He calls to check up on both my husband and I after visits and always remembers the little details about our lives that always make you feel cared for! I highly recommend SB Dental Spa and Dr. Rai!

MiTmite9 (Source: Google)


When I first met Dr. Rai and his staff, a few months ago (Sept. 2013), my only intention was to have my teeth examined and cleaned. I hadn’t been feeling all that happy with my regular dentist. This disenchantment had led to me putting off getting my teeth cleaned and getting some necessary crown work done. How fortunate for me that Dr. Rai had put a super deal of a coupon on Groupon. I went in, met with Dr. Rai and felt instantly as though I had made one of the best decisions of my life. What a lovely and gentle man he is. His assistant and hygienist are both top notch, too. All the staff are happy and smiling. It’s obvious that they like being there. The doctor showed me what other work I needed done. He explained everything thoroughly. No matter how many questions I asked, he answered each one patiently. Using a special lens and camera, Dr. Rai showed me exactly what I needed done and why. Part of the reason I had put off the necessary maintenance for my teeth is because I don’t have any dental benefits/insurance. Dr. Rai offered me a special plan, where I will save 100s of dollars. Hooray! After my first visit, I had two of my family members make appointments to have their teeth cleaned and examined. They came home very happy, telling me how much they liked their new dentist. I highly recommend Dr. Rai. Don’t hesitate to go in to see him. It may well be one of the best decisions of your life, too.

Mike Clark (Source: Google)


I enjoyed the experience there when i loathe going to most dentists. His professionalism and knowledge are very high caliber, and he always seeks to make the patient feel very comfortable. I like the soft music, the comfy massage type chair i was in, and the way he explains what’s going on in there. I’d recommend him to anyone who’s been wary of dentists who are insensitive to their patient’s comfort for sure. All in all a way to have a good experience for a change when going to get dental work done, so Hooray for Dr. Rai!

Stephanie M. from Atascadero, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Rai and his staff provide gentle and professional care every time I visit. I have been a patient at Santa Barbara Dental Spa for 3 years. The office is very clean and inviting. I love my hygenist, she is always extremely gentle and provides a pleasant atmosphere that takes the edge off of being at the dentist. Dr. Rai has filled a few cavities for me and has done excellent work everytime, and is always very polite and friendly. I have always felt safe and cared for during eacy and every one of my procedures here. Easy location and parking too, which is a plus in Santa Barbara!

Christina Alexandra E. from Santa Barbara, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been seeing Hayley, the dental hygienist for over a year and she has always been fantastic – gentle and sensitive to my teeth cleaning needs! Last week I was in excruciating pain over a wisdom tooth and they were able to get me in for an evaluation later in the day. Dr. Rai was also exceptionally gentle with my aching tooth, and they were able to schedule me for an extraction just three days later. Pretty happy now, if you ask me! Update- I’ve now had my wisdom teeth removed, and I have to say it was a rather pleasant experience. I was incredibly nervous and Dr. Rai and his dental assistants really took care of me – from making sure my feet weren’t cold to explaining what he was doing along the way. The three hours passed really quickly! The evening after my extractions, Dr. Rai personally called me to check in, see how I was feeling and ask if I had any questions for him. I really feel I’ve been well taken care of.

Suzi Walter (Source: Google)


Dr. Rai and his staff are exceptionally caring and attentive to each and every one of their patient’s specific needs. My experience has been great at the office, and I feel so comfortable and at ease when I am there- which is a very difficult concept to grasp in any dentist’s office! The technology that Dr. Rai uses is extremely high tech, and his meticulous work is seen positively with every different case that he encounters. He treats his patients as his own friends, and his dental assistants are so amazing and sweet. I have had many problems with cavities in the past, and it can be very overwhelming when it comes to treatments and dentist visits. Dr. Rai and his staff are great about taking everything one step at a time, and making sure that it is done the right way. He has not only taken care of myself, but my entire family as well, and we are ever so grateful to have a dentist such as himself in our lives! The Dental Spa offers everything from agreeable treatment plans, to chairside comfort, to personal support. I would highly recommend Dr. Rai as a dentist, he is truly a very talented and special individual.

Michael S. from Santa Barbara, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been to many dentists during my long lifetime, and none has been better than Dr. Rai. His manner is calm, supportive and caring, his evaluation is accurate, and his treatment recommendation is precisely what is needed. His staff is equally capable, supportive and caring. Haley is the best hygienist I have ever experienced, providing gentle, efficient and complete cleaning and supportive guidance. I have seen Dr. Rai for the past couple of years, and had a few fillings and some minor cosmetic work done. Recently I made the mistake of going to another (very highly rated) dentist to take advantage of a special deal, since I am on a very tight budget. I was told I needed two crowns and a root canal, an assessment apparently based on their poor x-ray evaluation and their inclination to do excessive work. I immediately went to Santa Barbara Dental Spa, where Leslie followed her wise hunch and immediately arranged a (free!) x-ray of the problem tooth, shot personally by Dr. Rai. He then discussed the x-ray with me, and it was obvious to me that the new x-ray equipment was far superior, but more importantly that the angle of the x-ray exposure he chose was key in providing accurate information. Leslie followed up with creatively finding the most cost-effective means of payment (which did not require loans or high-interest credit offered by the “other place”). Santa Barbara Dental Spa saved me great unnecessary expense, but more importantly from an unnecessary molar murder by root canal and two crowns, and instead provided an accurate set of x-rays, an honest evaluation and two minor fillings. Go to the right place the first time: go to Santa Barbara Dental Spa.

L H. from Santa Barbara, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Rai is by far the best dentist I’ve ever experienced in my dental life. The dental treatment I had done was very extensive however the results are absolutely incredible. I can’t stop smiling. I’ve always had a pleasant experience at Santa Barbara Dental Spa. The office is so relaxing, the staff is friendly and eager to make you feel as comfortable as possible and the technology is top notch. Dr. Rai has a very calm demeanor and you can tell he truly cares about his patients. He’s knowledgeable and always openly communicates with me about the agenda for each visit, no surprises. I’ve referred him to all my co-workers and friends and they always seem to have the same feedback. I am very appreciative of all the services I’ve received and would continue to recommend him as a dentist!

Mike S. from Santa Barbara, CA (Source: Yelp)


Santa Barbara Dental Spa is as good as it gets. For me, the purpose of going to a dental office is to receive tooth care with as little stress as possible, and the work provided by Dr. Rai and his staff is second to none. Dr. Rai takes the time to answer any questions fully, and the exceptional quality of his work reflects experience and a genuine caring about his patients. I’ve had cavities filled and old fillings replaced, and most recently had enamel repaired on several teeth, which look and feel perfect now. And of course his staff is of the same caliber. The hygienist, Haley, does outstanding work quickly and comfortably, and is only supportive in her conversation and interaction. For the first time, I have found a dentist and a hygienist I actually look forward to seeing again. I noticed some reviews that complained about the equipment in the office. I’ve had a great experience every time I’ve been there, and have noticed nothing negative about equipment. If you’re looking for the best care for your teeth at a reasonable cost, I can give them only the highest recommendation

Sharon S. from Santa Barbara, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Rie and his staff are fantastic! I’ve been through a dental nightmare for the past several months. I am so glad I found Dr Rie…he is a dream. Dentists are not my favorite by far. After seeing several around town, this dental office is the kindest, most professional and personally calming. After all the trouble of dental work and just strange experiences with dentists in SB, Dr. Rie made me feel like I actually will get quality care. In my opinion Dr. Rie feels safe. He acknowledges my fear. My pain is treated properly. Not minimized as I have experienced with other dentists. Unfortunately, I have a great deal of dental work ahead of me. This causes me tremendous stress. However, Dr. Is able to treat my dental work. He’s capable of helping me with my stress level. Thank you Dr. Rie.

Elizabeth G. from Bella Vista, CA (Source: Yelp)


I did my research when I moved to this area and I think it says something that other dentists choose to come up from LA to have Dr. Rai work on them and their families. 6 years later and I still feel that Dr. Rai and his staff are the best around. Yet somehow they’re always identifying the little ways they can improve your experience even more. Let’s be frank, whatever you call it it’s still the dentist so it’s definitely the little things that count: like fresh flowers when you come in, the ability to have neck and shoulder massages when you’ll be in the chair for a while (cavitiy -ugh!), just the soothing spa-like sites and sounds upon arrival set you at ease in a way you don’t get elsewhere. The thing I’ve always been most impressed with by Dr. Rai is his commitment to education and continually advancing his skills. I learned that he meets up with a group of other dental practitioners from around CA to discuss advances in technology and best practices. Making sure to keep his skills relevant and his dentistry skills top notc

Courtney D. from Santa Barbara, CA (Source: Yelp)


Let me start out by saying that I hate going to the dentist and was very anxious about my appointment. I have never been more satisfied with a dental office in my life. The staff were all extremely friendly. Dr. Rai was funny and kind. Michelle was very gentle cleaning when cleaning my teeth, which is usually my largest fear about the dentist. Overall I had a great experience and will be returning.

Rishalia Cut (Source: Google)


Dr Ray and his staffs are awesome. Dr. Ray is a very experience doctor, and his staffs are super helpful and friendly. The place extremely clean, peaceful, and updated with a new equipment. I have been coming here for more than 15 years. Although I live in LA, I still come here every 6 months for their service.

Gail F. from Goleta, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been a patient of Dr. Rai for 10 years now and he is very empathetic and a great listener. He makes me feel very important and is very respectful. He is very attentive to your dental health. Edgar the Treatment/Benefits Coordinator does a superior job at getting me in appointments that are convenient for me including a day when I was free I called to see if I can get in for a check up and he let me know that someone just cancelled their appointment so I was able to go in their place. Edgar designed a treatment plan for me that worked well with my busy schedule and coordinated it with my benefits to work out for me financially as well. Michelle Seibenberg the Dental Hygientist helps you to relax and not worry about a thing and she assures me that she will treat the urgent matter and also the appearance of my teeth. Michelle is very skillful at her job and very knowledgeable. Very caring and compassionate. Dr. Rai and his staff are helping me to achieve goals that I didn’t realize where possible in regards to my dental health. With that I give great thanks.

Zaq A. from Santa Barbara, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Rai is an exquisite artistic sculptor! Having not taken very good care of my teeth as a child, I was having problems with major decay and Dr. Rai crafted a work of art for my mouth and I LOVE smiling again! He is a very warm, friendly person and patiently (no pun intended) explains causes, symptoms and recommends various treatments for any and all dental matters. His staff are all very friendly, welcoming and knowledgeable which makes for a calming and soothing atmosphere. Michelle, the dental hygienist there, is deft and gentle but very thorough. She gave me sound, practical advice on the care and maintenance of my teeth. Since I and my mouth still have a ways to go, I’ll be happily taking advantage of The Santa Barbara Dental Spa for all of my dental needs and will highly recommend them to everyone!

Lindsay C. from Santa Barbara, CA (Source: Yelp)


My husband & I trust the Dental Spa staff with our Dental needs. They are sensitive, caring & friendly. Never waited more than 5 minutes & the office is comfortable. We enjoys listening to music or able to watch TV during our visits. They have Yelp & the Axxess offer in addition accept insurance. We would highly recommend Dental Spa!

Elizabeth Giles (Source: Google)


I adore Dr. Rai and his staff is exceptional! I’ve been going to see him for 5+ years now. He’s kept my teeth clean & even helped me better align my bite which helped eliminate the headaches I was having. I used to hate the dentist because I had one of those evil Charlie & the Chocolate Factory types but Dr. Rai is nice, funny, and passionate about educating his clients on better teeth care. Dr. Rai seems to stay up with the latest tools and techniques for taking care of his clients. I was impressed to learn that he was engaged with a group of expert dentists from all over So Cal who meet frequently to discuss new dentistry techniques and tools. I appreciate his desire to continue educating himself. The spa feeling is certainly unexpected and soothing, too. It helps deal with getting your teeth cleaned when you know you can have a neck and shoulder massage during. 🙂 Oh and I was impressed that the new place (Chapala and Mission) has parking too! Just pull in and drive to the back of the driveway – you’ll find a paved parking lot at the bottom of the hill.

Glitter Gurl (Source: Google)


Dr. Rai and his staff are the most caring and professional people around. I had a terrible fear of going to the dentist but Dr. Rai was so gentle and patient that I overcame my fear. I highly recommend Santa Barbara Dental Spa as they are number one in my opinion! Thanks to Dr. Rai and his staff that I have a beautiful new smile!

Carole M. from Santa Barbara, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Rai has been our family dentist for many years and I recommend him highly. He is patient with my nervousness at being in the dentist chair, and extremely knowledgeable about all fields of dentistry. From regular exams, fillings, crowns, night guards appliances, cleanings, bonding, and even extraction of wisdom teeth, Dr. Rai and his staff have kept my family’s teeth healthy for many years. Dr. Rai is always easy to talk to, makes us laugh, and genuinely cares about all of his patients. I appreciate their attention to detail and recommend Dr. Rai and the Santa Barbara Dental Spa to my friends looking for great Santa Barbara dental care.

Steve H. from Santa Barbara, CA (Source: Yelp)


When my wife told me she made an appointment for me to go to the dentist, I was scared. I hadn’t been to a dentist in 4+ years because of the pain and apparent lack of caring for my discomfort that I’d experienced at the last place I’d visited. Santa Barbara Dental Spa was the complete opposite. They began by informing me of several options to ease my fears, including multiple numbing agents, anti-anxiety pills, and even an anesthesiologist to come and put me out for the entire procedure if I wanted one. I didn’t end up needing anything other than the numbing agents, but it was really nice to know they were available. Dr. Rai is the embodiment of friendliness, consideration and professionalism. He genuinely cared about my wellbeing. He explained everything I needed to know concisely, and completely abstained from even the hint of a lecture. Ultimately, I had two fillings and one replacement filling. But through each session, I watched Law & Order while feeling no pain whatsoever. He even had a comfortable wedge that propped my mouth open for me, so I didn’t have to think about it. I also had 4 deep cleaning sessions with Haley, who (not to be outdone) was just as considerate, professional, and concerned for my wellbeing as Dr. Rai. She was very informative about the hows and whys of brushing and flossing, and answered all of my questions while being really friendly and not the least bit critical. I would recommend Santa Barbara Dental Spa to anyone! Their team managed my appointments so well, including working around my schedule, calling/emailing with appointment reminders, and Dr. Rai personally called to check on me a day or two after each appointment. I know that my wife shopped around a lot to try and find a dentist that I’d be comfortable with. She even called around in LA, which would have been worth the trip to me had I not found Santa Barbara Dental Spa.

Dustin C. from Goleta, CA (Source: Yelp)


I visited Dr. Rai’s office last week and could not be happier with his work. Though I was a new patient experiencing mild/moderate tooth pain, Dr. Rai was able to take a look and assess what needed to be done immediately. He got me in a chair to help with my toothache right away. For having extreme anxiety about dental work, Dr. Rai’s office staff reached out a helping hand, offering plenty of words of encouragement. Their work is thorough, gentle, and affordable.

Bob B. from Santa Barbara, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been going to The Dental Spa for two years. I’ve been to many dentists in my life but this is a truly unique experience. Today I actually dozed off in the chair while Dr.Rai. was doing enamel restoration on three of my teeth. The staff is very personable and accommodating. Dr. Rai is very likable and his work is exceptional. I truly enjoy the massage chair, calming music and the great care. Thank you to Dr.Rai and all of the staff

Kristyl Gomes (Source: Google)


I’ve been going to Dr. Rai for dental work for nearly 5 years now and it’s always been an excellent experience. He is extremely professional and thorough with the work he does and I’ve always come away satisfied after every visit. I’d highly recommend Dr. Rai and the Santa Barbara dental spa.

Marty Waldman (Source: Google)


I’ve known Dr. Rai for about 8 years, and have found him to be the most professional, competent and skilled Dentist in my entire experience. I now live in Las Vegas, and gladly travel to Santa Barbara for regular checkups and any necessary work. Nothing but an A+++++++++ rating for Dr. Rai

Cyril John M. from Santa Barbara, CA (Source: Yelp)


If youre looking for a good dentist in the santa barbara area I would highly recommend this place. My family of 4 has been going to Santa Barbara Dental spa regularly for checkups and teeth cleaning and we have always been very happy with how friendly and professional the staff and doctors are. The facilities are new and modern looking, the equipment is top notch and the staff is properly trained on each piece. It is never particularly fun to go to the dentist however each visit I have had there has been made as pleasant as possible

Bonnie C. from Santa Barbara, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Rai has been keeping me smiling since he opened his doors. I’ve received the most excellent dental care in my life and had the good fortune to work with a dentist that understands my fears. His professional staff plays calming music, offers warm blankets, and will pick a channel you’d like to what on a TV screen hung above the chair!. Dr. Rai is world renown and I feel so lucky his practice is right here in SB. When it comes to taking care of your teeth and improving your smile and excellent dental health care, you need to make an appointment today! I promise you’ll be as loyal as I am, plus you’ll never have a better looking smile after you go!

Corena B. from Santa Barbara, CA (Source: Yelp)


When it it comes to going to the dentist, I’m a big chicken! I can be grumpy and fussy. But Dr. Rai and his staff are always kind and set me at ease. The office is beautiful and very calming. Everyone is very professional and Dr. Rai is a perfectionist, so you’ll always get the best work. I’ve been going for about ten years and have gone for cleaning, crowns, fillings and am now doing Invisalign. You’ll be greeted by Vera who is the best! She deals with all the billing and insurance like a ninja warrior.

Samuel S. from Santa Barbara, CA (Source: Yelp)


Without doubt the Best Dentist / Dental work that I’ve ever had! In my 37 years I’ve NEVER had a Pain-Free dental experience, until now. I kept waiting for the pain (like lightning-strikes to my nerves, that is what I’m accustomed too when having my teeth worked on) to begin, and then Dr. Rai was done! There is nothing better than having resigned myself to unpleasantness, and then not experiencing it! Also, everybody at the office (which is calm and comfortable environment) was very pleasant and informative, which further put me at ease. On top if all that, the prices were the best I’ve (or my wallet) has seen. I will be referring everybody I know to Santa Barbara Dental Spa and, needless to say, ALL of my future dental needs will be conducted there by Dr. Rai.

V R. from Ventura, CA (Source: Yelp)


I am a big coward when its time for me too have any dental treatment! Dr. Rai’s & Maria’s patience with me & their attention to detail continues to impress me. Haley the dental hygienist gave me one of the gentlest teeth cleanings I’ve ever had! Leslie the treatment coordinator patiently answers any questions pertaining to insurance coverage and helps make affordable financial arrangements. Everyone is always pleasant & professional.