Meet The Dentist
"Your Hometown Dentist"
Dr. Rae began his journey toward dentistry at DeLand High School as a graduate of the International Baccalaureate program. This highly demanding program prepares students for the high demands of a college course load. This program gave him an advantage at Florida State University where he received two degrees, a Bachelors of Science in Biology and a Bachelors of Arts in Classical History. After taking acceptance exams required by dental schools, Dr. Rae became a student at Nova Southeastern University School of Dentistry. This program focuses students on clinical experience, fashioning a superior graduate. As a private school, Nova allows their dental students to focus on a high level of experience in all aspects of dentistry while also developing the business and social skills necessary to become a valued member of their chosen community.
Dr Rae, having grown up in DeLand is excited to once again become part of the community by providing quality dental care at a fair price. Reputation and a positive patient experience are a priority for Victorian Dental. We strive to make dentistry an enjoyable experience that people look forward to rather than dread. The integration of technology and a caring staff will provide an atmosphere that is enjoyable to all patients. We are proud to become a part of Victoria Park, growing area of DeLand. Dr. Rae is also an active member of the dental community. He enjoys local study clubs and national meetings and plans on becoming a part of the political aspects of dentistry by lobbying on a state and national level. On a personal note, Dr. Rae can often be found near some form of water, enjoying all that Florida has to offer from the beautiful springs to the plentiful ocean waters.
Dr. Rae has extensive experience in all aspects of general dentistry. Our restorative program focuses on providing a superior product that looks great and lasts. We take the extra time to ensure that our patients receive the best possible care that they will love for years to come. The all digital imaging systems we have invested in provide higher quality diagnostic radiographs. This is essential to establishing the need for dental care and provides an advantage in determining exactly what type of treatment the tooth will need. Our fillings use a multi layer technique that adds strength and allows for a natural look with perfect color matching. Each tooth has a unique color that changes from top to bottom and even depth. With our multi layering technique, we can match these variations to provide a superior look that integrates perfectly with your smile.
The pride and joy of our superior technological lineup is the Cerec machine. This allows us to provide crowns in one visit. No longer are patients required to have multiple visits and endure temporary crowns that never look like a natural tooth. The Cerec crown is superior to other crowns in several aspects. The main advantage is the lack of a metal base, allowing for a more natural look and feel. Our lab area includes a custom staining area to ensure exact color matching. Everyone has slight variations from standard shades, therefore custom staining is necessary to create exact color matching. The number one issue people have with crown and bridge work involves variations from their natural shade.
Endodontics, or “root canals” have changed dramatically over the last several decades. No longer is this procedure unbearable for the patient due to advances in technique. We take proper care to ensure that comfort is a priority. Our rotary file system allows for faster procedure times and the use of antibiotics ensures that anesthetics work properly. Procedures that used to take several appointments now take only one, reducing chair time and time missed from work. Our implant system, by Nobel, is the standard to which all other implant companies strive to achieve. This gives our implants the best possible chance of success upon placement.
Victorian Dental serves as a complete dental care office. We strive to reduce the amount of referrals needed by incorporating all aspects of dentistry into our office. Extractions, implants, crowns, bridges, fillings, root canals, cleanings of all types, braces, dentures and partials are all done at Victorian Dental, ensuring that all of your dental needs will be taken care of. Using new technology and top of the line equipment gives Victorian Dental an advantage in helping you achieve your dental goals, whatever they may be. Our kind, knowledgeable staff is never pushy and strives to keep our patients informed and comfortable during their dental experience.