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About Dr. Sheila Rao

A valued specialist in the dental community, Dr. Rao specializes in Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Sheila Rao was born in England. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of California, Riverside and earned a B.A. degree in Liberal Studies, majoring in Psychology and minoring in Philosophy. She received her D.M.D. degree from Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine in 1996 and completed her Advanced Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry at Boston University in 1998.

Dr. Rao practiced in Massachusetts for 6 years in private practice. She then moved to Kentucky and worked part-time in private practice and as a clinical professor in Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry. Since 2007, Dr. Rao has been serving the Chandler community by providing the highest quality pediatric dental oral health and oral conscious sedation to her pediatric patients. She is also a clinical attending for NYU Lutheran Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program in Central Arizona.

Dr. Rao loves spending time with her family. She has a daughter who has many activities including playing the piano, swimming, cheerleading, and church choir. Her husband is a Periodontist in Avondale and also teaches at Midwestern University. Her hobbies include traveling, spending time with friends, and embracing many cultures.

Dr. Sheila Rao’s Licensure and Certificates:

  • Active Arizona Dental License
  • Active California Dental License
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Arizona Pediatric Dental Society
  • Arizona Sedation License
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)/BLS/CPR
  • Special Smiles Clinical Director for Special Olympics Arizona
  • Oral Examiner for Arizona Conscious Sedation License
  • Adjunct Faculty for A.T. Still University