Meet Dr. Agnihotri
Cosmetic Facial Surgeon Richmond & short Pump
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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’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.
He also enjoys spending time with his wife and their ever-growing family.
Recent Patient Testimonials
Virginia Oral & Facial Surgery
Dr. Wheeler and the staff were all great!
- Linda A
I can't say enough about Dr. Omar Watson. I would refer everyone to him; I had to have extensive work done, He was experienced, knowledgeable and pleasant from start to finish, The entire staff was friendly and informative, So glad I did my research and found Dr. Omar Watson for my oral dental needs.
- lisa k
I originally came to Dr Wheeler for ear lobe repair. He did such a fantastic job that when my dentist told me I needed a wisdom tooth removed I decided to go back to him. During a follow up appointment for my ears I mentioned my upcoming consult for my tooth and he mentioned he hated wasting a patient’s time and he’d look right then. As a mom of 4, one being a needy 2 month old, this was so very appreciated. I explained I was apprehensive and nervous about x rays because dentists have always been very hard on me and I’m prone to cavities. Dr Wheeler immediately made me feel comfortable and said there was absolutely nothing to worry about and went over my x rays with me. I was able to schedule my extraction for the day I was originally going to have my consult. The day of the extraction I was terrified. After being numbed he said I’d feel some pressure and within what felt like 20 seconds he said it was out. I was stunned. I experienced no pain, it was faster than any dental procedure I’ve ever had, and everyone made me feel so comfortable. I can’t recommend this place enough. I have never had such a positive dental experience and I’ve had numerous people tell me that they have also had incredibly positive experiences here. Dr Wheeler is considerate, efficient, and he listens to any questions or concerns you have. His nurse is also incredibly friendly and immediately puts you at ease. Thank for making this procedure the easiest one I’ve ever had.
- Meredith M
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!
- Kristianne W
Dr. Wlodawsky showed compassion and immediately asked about my pain; it was my first visit and was treated with family-like care. I will definitely refer to friends and others
- Gladys H
Doctor Herrara was awesome with my child and his assistant as well! Friendly and assured my son was well taken care of thank you all!
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!
- Daniel H