Meet Dr. Agnihotri

Cosmetic Facial Surgeon Richmond & short Pump

Dr. Agnihotri

Neil Agnihotri D.M.D., M.D., F.A.C.S., has two passions – a life long love of learning and his family.

Dr. Agnihotri works out of the West End office.

Dr. Agnihotri first completed his bachelors in engineering at NJIT. From there attended New Jersey Dental School, where his interest in cosmetic, oral and  maxillofacial surgery began. He then matched into the UMDNJ 6-year integrated surgical residency, through which he obtained his doctorate of medicine and internship in general surgery.

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During residency, he was given the unique opportunity of participating in medical missions including trips to Ghana and Bangladesh with SmileTrain. The trips involved treating both children and adults with cleft lips and palates. These trips gave him special appreciation for patients with aesthetic, functional and social issues. He has continued his dedication to medical care around the world with ongoing mission trips, most recently to Angouman, Haiti.

Dr. Agnihotri hugging small child
Dr. Agnihotri and small child
Dr. Agnihotri and fellow doctors

After completing his residency, he went on to complete a clinical fellowship in craniomaxillofacial surgery at the Posnick Center for Facial Plastic Surgery in Chevy Chase, Maryland with clinical privileges at Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Agnihotri was able to treat many patients with congenital deformities resulting from syndromes or congenital malformations to restore facial balance and enhance aesthetics. He continues to have an academic presence, with an academic appointment at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Dr. Agnihotri is a board certified Cosmetic Facial Surgeon, and is a fellow of two prestigious surgical societies, the American College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.

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Maxillofacial and aesthetic jaw reconstructive surgery as well as cosmetic facial surgery Dr. Agnihotri utilizes cutting-edge technology to plan your surgery and get the best possible outcome. This involves Virtual Surgical Planning using CT scans and custom cutting guides developed by specialized software. Often, patients are back to work within two weeks. To learn more about the process, click here

Dr. Agnihotri is very active and passionate about continuing his education with orthognathic and cosmetic facial surgery. Many times a year, Dr. Agnihotri will attend and even speak at local, regional and national lectures that bring together the best and the brightest surgeons from around the world. He believes it’s crucial to always be learning in order to provide the best care for his patients.

Dr. Agnihotri performing surgery


Dr. Agnihotri has been named “Top Doctor” in Richmond Magazine & Virginia Living Magazine five years in a row (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020). 


He also has been voted Maxillofacial Surgeon With Best Bedside Manner in Our Health Magazine.

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Dr. Agnihotri is an executive council member of the Virginia Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons. He serves on the Cosmetic Surgery Foundation, a group dedicated to promoting research and clinical training fellowships in cosmetic surgery.

Dr. Agnihotri is active in the community, coordinating care and providing free oral health screenings for people in the community and a number of outreach programs.

Dr. Agnihotri doing community outreach

Dr. Agnihotri and his team are always excited to have visiting students eager to learn about full-scope maxillofacial & cosmetic facial surgery. We have hosted a number of high school, college and dental students who have shadowed and spent time learning about full-scope oral & maxillofacial surgery in our office. We are excited to offer a summer internship for interested students.

Dr. Agnihotri and an intern

Dr. Agnihotri’s personal interests include running and obstacle course races. He has a particular interest in Active RVA and has participated in multiple races including local triathlons, the Richmond Half and Full Marathons. He is always eager to have everyone in the office participate in local events as well.

Dr. Agnihotri on obstacle course
Dr. Agnihotri being active

He also enjoys spending time with his wife and their ever-growing family.

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Dr. Herrera did tori removal surgery for me in January and he was amazing! His entire staff was friendly and made me feel so comfortable. From the front desk staff to the billing coordinator every single person I interacted with was helpful. Post surgery Dr. Herrera responded immediately to any questions I had, and made me feel like a friend instead of just another patient. My husband needs to have his wisdom teeth removed and we will definitely be going to Dr. Herrera!

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I had another dentist fail at extracting my root after the crown broke. They scheduled me to go to Dr Phelps the same day. I had never meet anyone at the practice before, but I’m glad I have now. Dr Phelps and the staff went above and beyond to help me, and successfully, painlessly, removes my root and pain. Thank you Dr Phelps and your team!

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I would highly recommend Dr. Wheeler for any procedure. He is easy to talk to and explains everything so completely. I knew exactly what to expect with my procedures. I had little to no pain after two extractions and a bone graft! His staff is amazing which added to an already excellent experience.

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When I had implants a number of years ago with Dr. Keeney, I thought it would be hard to find a medical professional as skilled and likable as he was. But today I came back to Virginia Oral & Facial Surgery for an appointment with Dr. Agnihotri for a different oral issue. I was thoroughly delighted with everyone I met: from the front desk personnel to the doctor’s nurse to Dr. A himself. Unlike other medical offices, I didn’t have to wait long and everyone was caring and kind. I left with a clear understanding of my issues and with a plan going forward and was much reassured. Thank you, Dr. A and everyone else at Virginia Oral & Facial Surgery!

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