Meet Dr. Raval
Neal Raval BDS
Dr. Neal Raval was born in Germany but now lives in the Greater Seattle area with his wife and two daughters. Dr. Raval attended school in both Germany and England. While in England, he completed his pre-dental and dental education in Oxford and then later at the University of Birmingham.
After graduating, Dr. Raval worked for the National Health Service in England and then moved to Germany to work with his father, who had inspired him to pursue dentistry. When he was a child, our expert dentist spent time in his father’s office and developed a passion for working with his hands. It was these experiences and his time in Germany (as an adult) that developed his passion for periodontal surgery, dental implants, and comprehensive dentistry.
Dr. Raval moved to the U.S. in 2009 and completed his residency in periodontics and implants at the University of Washington. He also attained a Masters in Dentistry by producing ground-breaking research that changed the way dentists perform implant dentistry.
Since then, Dr. Raval has continued to excel and strive to be a leader in his field. He continues to develop new skills, attend continuing education courses, and pioneer the latest technology.
Above all, Dr. Raval wants to educate his patients about the importance of oral health and how it directly impacts a person’s overall wellness. Our specialist is always there for his patients to ensure you get the support and help you need.
Not your average Bellevue dental professional.
- Chairman of Birmingham Dental School Society
- President of British Dental Students Association
- Worked in the National Health Services in England
- Worked in a private practice in Germany
- Past Faculty at University of Washington, School of Dentistry
- Lectured nationally and internationally on implant dentistry, oral medicine, and general medicine related to dentistry
The dental exam by Dr. Raval was gentle yet thorough, and the news was positive! I can very honestly say I look forward to my annual check-ups.
Jette T. (Actual Patient)
Get to Know Dr. Raval Better
What do you do outside of the office?
I love spending time with my two girls. I make them breakfast, get them ready for school, and get them to bed every day. I also enjoy spending time with my wife and attending family events. We have a lot of family here in Seattle, so there is always a family function somewhere on the weekend.
Who is your hero? Why?
My dad. He has inspired me my entire life as both a dentist and a man. He is so humble and always has incredible life advice for me.
What was the best day of your life and why?
When my daughter, Arya, was born. I had unfortunately suffered cancer at a very young age of 27. It was a very challenging time and it never really sunk in. The day my daughter was born, my life changed forever and I have never looked back. Nothing is impossible if you put your mind to it!
What flavor ice cream would you be?
Vanilla. It is so smooth and goes with everything. It always tastes good, melts on your tongue, and ideally is from Häagen-Dazs.