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

Ravi Agarwal, DDS
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.6 out of 5 (325 reviews)

Specialities: 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 Residency Program Director 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 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 an active practice 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
  • Maxillomandibular Advancement
  • 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 202-877-5381

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

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna USAccess (POS)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std. & Basic PPO)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • Tricare Prime
    • Tricare Standard
    • Tricare Extra (Indemnity)
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Medicare Choice
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Student Resources
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • OneNet PPO, Inc.
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Core Essential (HMO)
    • Optimum Choice
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • United Healthcare Compass (HMO)
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Network OA
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Open HMO
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Open POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus



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)

Hospital affiliations

Ratings and reviews

  • Provider explained things understandably

  • Provider listened carefully

  • Provider knew medical history

  • Provider showed respect

  • Provider spent enough time with patient

  • Aug 11, 2022

    Very caring professional care with everything being explained as we proceeded

  • Jul 28, 2022


  • Jul 7, 2022

    Never saw the care provider