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

Ravi Agarwal, DDS
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.7 out of 5 (416 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
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Advantage Signature and Select (aka Senior Advantage)
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • UnitedHealthcare and AARP Medicare Complete Plans/ UHC Group Medicare Advantage Plans HMO, POS, PPO
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • Medicare Fee for Service
    • Kaiser PermanenteSelect-Added Choice
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Plus (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • Kaiser Virginia Premier
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature
    • Kaiser Permanente Flexible Choice POS
    • Kaiser MD Medicaid MCO
    • UHC Community Plan of MD
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Adv/Special Needs Plans
    • Kaiser Permanente Select
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna HMO
    • Open POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open HMO
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • Network OA
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • Tricare Prime
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • United Student Resources
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • First Health PPO
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./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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  • Sep 14, 2023


  • Jul 13, 2023

    Excellent Service

  • May 30, 2023

    Excellent care