Welcome to Tidewater Dental Group
About Our Practice
If you are looking for a family dentist, reconstructive dentist or cosmetic dentist in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, or Chesapeake, please browse our website to learn more about our dentists and dental services. Look for information about seasonal specials and other offers to help you save money.
Meet Our Doctors
Dr. Mendelsohn has lived in Hampton Roads for his entire life. He was born in Norfolk, and graduated from Granby High School. After high school, he went to the University of Richmond, where he received his undergraduate degree. He then went on to Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia and obtained his degree in Dentistry.
After VCU, Dr. Mendelsohn went on and served in the military for 2 years. He spent his first year in the military at the Naval Air Station in Marietta, Georgia, and came back to the NOB here in Norfolk for his second year. After his military service, he settled in Virginia Beach and opened his dental practice in May of 1972.
Dr. Mendelsohn is a member of a number of important dental organizations, including the Tidewater Dental Association, Virginia Dental Association, and American Dental Association. In addition, he is a Lumineers Certified Dentist.
Dr. Mendelsohn still lives in Virginia Beach today with his wife, 3 daughters and 5 grandsons. He enjoys football and horticulture in his spare time.
Dr. Raina was born in India, and raised in Canada. Living in Canada she learned to speak French along with her native language Hindi. She went to undergraduate school at University of Toronto. To pursue her dreams of becoming a dentist she moved to Philadelphia. She graduated from Temple University School of dentistry in 2008. In addition to her education, she has completed a one year general practice residency at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Raina attends numerous hours of Continuing Education annually to keep abreast of the new developments in dentistry.
Dr. Raina is also member of the American Dental Association, Academy of general Dentistry. Dr. Raina strives to provide the best for her patients at all times. She is warm, friendly, and caring and always seeks to put her patients’ needs first to achieve efficient and comprehensive treatments. When not at work, Dr. Raina enjoys spending time with her family . Her husband Purvak Patel and her have been married for 4 years and are parents to a 20 month old daughter named Ayanna. They also have a Shih Tzu named Capri whom they love dearly. Dr. Raina recently moved to Virginia from Oregon and is looking forward to be a part of our dental practice and is looking forward to meeting all the wonderful patients and staff. While Dr. Raina’s passion is dentistry, she enjoys doing hot yoga, outdoors, playing sports and dancing.
We look forward to giving you the best dental experience you’ve ever had. Call Tidewater Dental Group today at 757-424-1976.