Meet Dr. Racanelli – General & Cosmetic Dentist

Richard A. Racanelli DMD has been practicing cosmetic and family dentistry in Las Vegas for over 5 years. He founded his state of the art dental practice, Stunning Smiles of Las Vegas, after relocating from New York City in 2012.

He resides in Summerlin with his wife Jennifer and their son Luca. The family is proud to call Las Vegas home and love their local community. An avid travel enthusiast, Dr. Racanelli enjoys traveling to new places with his family and exploring the local culture and food. Dr. Racanelli is passionate about design, music and cooking and spends his free time enjoying food and wine with family and friends. He can often be found taking a hot yoga class or soaking up the sun poolside in the warmer months.

Dr. Racanelli graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 2001, after receiving his BS in Biology from Villanova University in 1997. He completed a dual degree accelerated 7 year program between Villanova and the University of Pennsylvania. This program allowed him to enter dental school after junior year of college and fulfill his passion to become a dentist, which started with the influence of his childhood orthodontist, a family friend and mentor.

Dr. Racanelli pursued additional training after dental school, first completing a fellowship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania from 2001-02 in order to learn advanced techniques in oral surgery and dental implants. In 2002-03 he attended the General Practice Residency program at Overlook Hospital in Summit, New Jersey where he gained invaluable experience in all areas of general dentistry and developed his love for aesthetic and cosmetic dentistry, which became his focus in private practice.

Dr. Racanelli opened a boutique cosmetic dental practice in Manhattan where he was a highly regarded practitioner prior to relocating to Las Vegas. During that time, he continued to pursue continuing education to further advance his clinical and practice management skills and he became a Premier Provider in the cutting-edge Invisalign orthodontic system. He is an active member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the ADA and has become a pioneer of Propel Accelerated Orthodontics in conjunction with Invisalign in Las Vegas.

Dr. Racanelli is known for his warm and caring chair side manner and his gentle yet precise approach. His guiding philosophy for dentistry is to get to know his patients as people first and to truly listen to their concerns in order to develop customized dental plans that fit in with their lifestyle, budget and long-term goals for the health and appearance of their mouth. Dr. Racanelli’s practice is focused on client service, technology and top notch dentistry and it is his “high tech, high touch” hands on approach to caring for his patients that distinguishes him as a provider.