Dr. Raj Sanghvi, D.D.S.
Born and raised in the Central Valley amongst almond trees, Dr. Raj Sanghvi is a
highly-trained Pediatric Dental Specialist. She is excited to now be living in the
“City of Trees” providing high quality care and positive dental experiences for
children. She believes that these early experiences are the building blocks to a
positive future attitude towards dentistry and oral health.
Education and Experience:
Dr. Raj attended University of California, Davis where she graduated with a
Bachelors of Science degree in Human Development. She then went on to
UCLA School of Dentistry where she earned her DDS degree. Her love of NYC
took her to New York Presbyterian Hospital/ Weill Cornell Medical Center where
she earned her General Practice Residency Certificate. This was a one-year
hospital based program where she got extensive dental training in trauma,
special needs and immunocompromised patients. While in NYC, she assisted in
a research study at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, which looked at the
longterm effects of chemotherapy and radiation on the development of teeth in
children. Dr. Raj’s dream of working with children led her to complete a two year
specialty training at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania where she received her certificate in Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Raj has a deep connection to her community. She has volunteered with the
Sacramento based Food Literacy Center and local dental outreach events,
including Give Kids a Smile. She also organizes an annual pop-up art event that
highlights and supports a local or national children’s organization.
A different organization is chosen every year to bring awareness to different
children’s issues. She believes that all disadvantaged children deserve better
and that health, a safe home and other basic needs to thrive & grow are a child’s
right. Some of the organizations the annual event has supported include:
2014: United Cerebral Palsy
2015: Children’s Receiving Home of Sacramento
2016: Sacramento CCHAT(Children’s Choice for Hearing and Talking) Center
2017: National Tay Sachs and Allied Diseases Association
2018: Mustard Seed School (Sacramento based school for homeless children)
2019: FARE (Food Allergy Research and Education)
2020: Improve Your Tomorrow
Dr. Raj enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters.
They enjoy being foodies, traveling and spending time in Lake Tahoe. She has
an appreciation for art, music and creativity. You can also find her reading fiction,
trying new recipes in the kitchen, running and walking their energetic