Ravi Agarwal, DDS| Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery | MedStar Health

Ravi Agarwal, DDS
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.7 out of 5 (457 reviews)

Specialties: Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery

Languages: Hindi, English

(202) 877-5602

About me

Ravi Agarwal, DDS, is a full-time board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon and the Chair for the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

Dr. Agarwal received his dental degree from the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry before bringing his southern warmth to MedStar Washington Hospital center for a 4-year intensive residency program in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Agarwal spent time as the residency program director supervising the education of the twelve OMS residents for ten years.  Dr. Agarwal specializes in corrective jaw surgery, the treatment of facial trauma and secondary repair jaw deformities. He sees patients for mouth and jaw pathology such as growths, cysts and tumors, wisdom teeth extraction, dental implants and bone grafting. His clinical interests include tissue engineering and 3D treatment planning. His research interests include the aspects of intraoperative surgical techniques in jaw surgery as well as management of outcomes in post-surgical facial trauma patients. Dr. Agarwal also maintains privileges for pediatric oral and maxillofacial care at the Children's National Medical Center.

Dr. Agarwal emphasizes individualized treatment through the use of unique 3D treatment planning. This method involves generating a model from a CT scan, performing a virtual surgery and then making guides based on the virtual plan to improve accuracy and precision. He also utilizes tissue engineering techniques in order to avoid harvesting an individual's own tissue or bone for reconstructive procedures.

Dr. Agarwal's practice is unique because he is located in a hospital where he is part of a multidisciplinary team that has the ability to treat complex issues of the face and jaw at a much higher frequency. Being located in a hospital gives him access to more advanced technology as well as a group of talented and capable colleagues and physicians. Teamwork results in better outcomes for his patients. For this reason, Dr. Agarwal is heavily involved in teaching and training residents at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, whom he works with every day.

Dr. Agarwal is an advocate for bringing the use of complex dental implant rehabilitation as well as continuing the implementation of minimally invasive procedures through the use of 3D treatment planning and digital technology to the MedStar Washington Hospital Center. When not working on the development of a methodology to incorporate digital technologies into the practice of oral surgery, Dr. Agarwal is cheering on UNC Tar Heels sports teams.

"I approach my patients as I would a friend or family member. This means that I take the time to sit with them to talk and more importantly to listen. I'm transparent when I talk about the risks and benefits of any surgical procedure that I may present. Growing up in the South has tremendously fostered my gentle and caring nature, which invokes confidence in my patients about the care I provide as well as my ability to satisfy their treatment needs.

The best compliment a patient can give me is to recommend me to their friends and family because they feel that they received the best treatment possible."

Clinical areas of focus

  • Bone Grafting
  • Cosmetic Jaw Surgery
  • Dental Extractions
  • Dental Implant Surgery
  • Facial Fracture
  • Jaw Infection
  • Jaw Reconstruction
  • Maxillofacial Pathology
  • Orthognathic Surgery
  • Temporomandibular Joint Disorder
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Cheek Bone Fractures
  • Cleft Lip
  • Cleft Palate
  • Congenital Anomalies Of The Face
  • Craniofacial Anomalies
  • Craniomaxillofacial Trauma
  • Dental Infection
  • Dentofacial Deformities
  • Dry Socket
  • Eye Socket Fractures
  • Face Infection
  • Facial Asymmetry
  • Facial Deformity
  • Facial Fracture
  • Facial Laceration
  • Facial Trauma
  • Hemifacial Microsomia
  • Impacted Teeth
  • Jaw Cancer
  • Jaw Deformities
  • Jaw Fracture
  • Jaw Infection
  • Jaw Injury
  • Jaw Misalignment
  • Lefort Fracture
  • Lip Mass
  • Maxillofacial Pathology
  • Maxillofacial Trauma
  • Micrognathia
  • Missing Tooth
  • Mouth Abscess
  • Mouth Cancer
  • Mouth Cyst
  • Nose Fracture
  • Oral Complications Of Cancer
  • Oral Lesions
  • Orbital Fractures
  • Osteomyelitis Of The Craniofacial Skeleton
  • Osteonecrosis Of The Jaw
  • Salivary Gland Disorders
  • Scalp Laceration
  • Sialadenitis
  • Sinus Fracture
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Temporomandibular Joint Disorder
  • Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction
  • Tooth Abscess
  • Wisdom Teeth
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Procedures I perform

  • Bone Graft Using Stem Cells
  • Bone Grafting
  • Bone Grafts Using Growth Factors
  • Cheek Implant
  • Cosmetic Jaw Surgery
  • Craniomaxillofacial Trauma Reconstruction
  • Dental Bone Grafting
  • Dental Extractions
  • Dental Implant Surgery
  • Dentoalveolar Surgery
  • Eye Socket Reconstruction
  • Facial Asymmetry Surgery
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Implant Supported Bridge
  • Jaw Reconstruction
  • Mandibular Maxillary Osteotomy
  • Mandibular Reconstruction
  • Maxillofacial Regeneration
  • Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Maxillomandibular Advancement
  • Oral Surgery
  • Orthognathic Surgery
  • Preprosthetic Surgery
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Temporomandibular Joint Replacement
  • Temporomandibular Joint Surgery
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Practice locations

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110 Irving Street Northwest
Washington, DC, 20010


Fax 202-877-5602

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MedStar Health accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Health, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Innovation Health: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Cigna HMO & Network (HMO)
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Open Access
    • United Community Plan - Maryland Health Choice Program
    • United Navigate
    • Cigna Choice Fund PPO
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund)
    • United Erickson Advantage Plans
    • Tricare Reserve Select
    • Tricare East Prime
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network (VA CCN)
    • United Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Tricare East Select
    • CareFirst NASCO
    • United AARP Medicare Complete
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • United Student Resources
    • Carefirst EPO
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthcare Alliance
    • Carefirst Blue Preferred PPO
    • United Choice
    • Kaiser Select-Added Choice
    • United Mamsi Life & Health
    • Kaiser Flexible Choice
    • Cigna True Choice Plus Medicare (PPO)
    • CareFirst (NCA) Indemnity
    • Uniformed Services Family Health Plan (USFHP)
    • Medicaid - District of Columbia
    • Priority Partners - Maryland Health Choice
    • United Select Plus (POS)
    • Choice Care Network/HUMANA (PPO)
    • Kaiser Medicare Advantage Signature and Select
    • Carefirst BlueChoice HMO
    • Aetna Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • United Group Medicare Advantage Plans
    • United Golden Rule
    • Innovation Health: Open POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Kaiser Select
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • CareFirst Administrators
    • Kaiser Medicare Plus
    • HumanaChoice Honor’s plan PPO
    • WellPoint Maryland
    • Cigna Indemnity
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • United Medicare Advantage DSNP District of Columbia
    • Health Services for Children with Special Needs (HSCSN)
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • I-SNP
    • CareFirst Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • Cigna POS/Network POS
    • UnitedHealthcare Individual Exchange Plans
    • Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthy Families
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Medicaid - Maryland
    • Cigna TotalCare (HMO D-SNP)
    • Cigna Achieve Medicare (HMO C-SNP)
    • United Nursing Home Plan (C-SNP
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Aetna Open HMO/Open HMO Option/Open EPO Plus
    • Kaiser Signature
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • United MD IPA (HMO)
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA
    • United Choice Plus
    • Cigna PPO and PPO Plus
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Open Access
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • CareFirst BC/BS Advantage Core/Enhanced
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage prescription drug benefit (PPO)
    • Cigna Alliance Medicare (HMO) |
    • Kaiser Maryland Medicaid MCO
    • WellPoint Maryland - Maryland Health Choice
    • CareFirst MedStar Select PPO
    • AmeriHealth Caritas DC Healthy Families
    • Virginia Premier
    • Tricare for Life East
    • Cigna Network Open Access
    • Cigna HMO Open Access
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Traditional Medicare Fee for Service
    • CareFirst MedStar PPO
    • Aetna Signature Administrator PPO/TPA
    • Amerigroup DC Healthy Families
    • Carefirst Healthy Blue (HMO/POS)
    • Aetna HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Aetna HMO
    • United Core Essential (HMO)
    • United Optimum Choice
    • United GEHA (for all other states) Compass Rose
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Aetna Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • AmeriHealth Caritas DC Healthcare Alliance
    • United Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • Kaiser HMO Plus and DHMO Plus Member
    • Cigna Preferred Medicare
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • United Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO)
    • CareFirst Blue Card Program (Out-of-area BCBS plans)
    • Cigna EPO
    • United MD IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Medicaid - Virginia
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • HumanaChoice PPO
    • D-SNP)
    • Amerigroup DC Alliance
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network
    • Police and Fire Clinic
    • Cigna POS Open Access & Open Access Plus
    • Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • Cigna True Choice Medicare (PPO)
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • First Health PPO



Board Certification: American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Residency Program: MedStar Washington Hospital Center (2012)

Dental School: University of North Carolina School of Dentistry (2008)

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Ratings and reviews

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  • Feb 15, 2024

    Everything was wonderful

  • Jan 26, 2024

    The doctor was very professional. Very knowledgeable, very patient and a good listener.

  • Jan 4, 2024

    Very much so pleased