Dr Pooja Rai joined the Maven Dental Lutwyche team in 2019 as an Associate dentist with over 15 years of experience in dentistry. She graduated in 2004 from Manipal College of Dental Sciences before moving to Australia to completed the ADC examinations in 2011. Since then, she has practiced all across Australia including Perth, Canberra and Brisbane.
In line with Maven Dental’s principles, Dr Rai is a firm believer that “life-long learning” is imperative to be on the cutting edge of modern dentistry. She completed her Fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in General Dental Practice (FRACDS, GDP) in 2014. She also completed her Masters in Public Health from University of Western Australia in 2011. Dr Rai enjoys volunteering and has been involved in overseas camps as well as the ADF (Australian Dental Foundation) with the Rebuilding Smiles program.
Dr Rai’s practice principles are based on ethical, empathetic, evidence-based dentistry. She enjoys all aspects of general dentistry, with special interest in restorative and cosmetic dentistry, prosthodontics (crowns, bridges, dentures) and oral surgery (extractions). She is aspiring to complete implant and orthodontic training in the near future.
Dr Rai aspires to dissipate the fear most people associate with dentistry. She finds it very rewarding when her patients say a heartfelt thank you, previously anxious patients return regularly and when her patients recommend her to friends and families.
Besides dentistry, Dr Rai enjoys spending time with her husband and 4 year old girl, reading and travelling. With her Nepalese background, she is an avid nature lover enjoying hiking and trekking. She is also a passionate pump instructor who loves to inspire people.