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Welcome to Our Practice!

We know choosing a dentist is an important decision, and one that comes with a lot of anxiety and fear for some patients. Dr. Rawal’s experience of working with patients of all ages has allowed her to learn several tricks and management techniques to help ease those fears and provide treatment in the most gentle and caring manner. So whether you’re looking for a dentist for yourself, a family member, or friend, give us a try and we promise you won’t regret it!    See what our patients are saying under the Testimonials section.

Desert Ridge Smiles offers a full range of general & cosmetic dental treatments to help you achieve your vision of a perfect smile, which can vary greatly from patient to patient. Whether that means just focusing on staying cavity free, fixing spacing or crowding, having whiter teeth, getting healthy gums, or doing a full-mouth rehab - we will listen and work with you to accomplish your goals. 

With the help of some great technology such as an iTero 3D digital scanner, GBT (Guided Biofilm Therapy), VELscope cancer screening, and diode laser - we have many tools to help us achieve your goals.    

Thank you for taking the time to read our bio and learn more about us. Feel free to call our office 480-860-4300 for any questions and to schedule an appointment. We hope to see you soon!  

To learn more about specific dental procedures, please check out the Patient Education tab, which is filled with informative videos and detailed explanations -or simply click on the icons below under ‘Featured Services’ to learn more.

Our team is extraordinary in care as we provide some of the following dental services:

  • Composite bonding
  • Black triangle closure
  • Implant Crowns
  • Traditional crown/bridge
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Invisalign Treatment
  • Dentures
  • GBT (Guided Biofilm Therapy)

We welcome our patients from various surrounding communities:

  • Phoenix
  • Scottsdale
  • Peoria
  • Glendale
  • Goodyear
  • Fountain Hills

Meet Our Staff

Learn Who We Are

  • Radhika Rawal, DDS

    Dr. Radhika Rawal grew up in Chicago and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as a James Scholar. Immediately following her undergraduate studies, she graduated with her DDS at Indiana University in 2015. She moved to the valley in 2017, and this has been her home ever since! 

    Dr. Rawal is known by her patients as being soft-handed and gentle mannered. She has a passion for working with composite, which is a form of artistry in itself. She is a current member of the American Dental Association, Arizona Dental Association, and Central Arizona Dental Society.

    She is a proud momma of a smart and fun 3-year old girl and in her (limited) spare time, enjoys hiking, doing DIY crafts, and visiting her family in Chicago. She is motivated to lead a life of quality, passion, and positivity.

  • Sarah
    Registered Dental Hygienist

    Sarah has been practicing dental hygiene for over 10 years. After spending years in Nevada, and most recently, Oregon, Sarah and her husband chose to move back to Arizona to raise their children near their friends and family. In her free time, Sarah enjoys spending time with her husband and their 2-year old and 3-month old daughters, especially outdoors.

    Sarah received her bachelor’s degree from Northern Arizona University. She is known for her patient education skills and extensive periodontal knowledge due to having worked many years in periodontal specialty offices. Her heart remains with general dentistry, as she has a passion for oral and systemic health and is eager to share her expertise in dentistry with all of you! Sarah is also skilled in guided biofilm therapy (GBT), the newest technology in dental hygiene. 

  • Kat
    Patient Coordinator

    The first person to greet you when you come to Desert Ridge Smiles is our warm and friendly PC, Kat. She has spent her entire career in the service arena. With almost 15 years in the dental field, she can navigate anything from insurance claims to financial coordinating to treatment plans. Kat believes in a work life balance and tries to find joy in everything she does. She has 1 daughter and is the proud Nonna of 4 grandkids who live here in Phoenix! She has many hobbies including watercolor painting, knitting and spinning wool. She loves to travel - especially to the beach!


What Our Clients Say About Us

  • "I might be jumping the gun here but after my first visit to Dr. Fleming's Office I feel like I picked a winner"
    Phil P.
  • "From the moment Kelly greets you and Mimi begins prepping you, you know that you are in good, capable hands"

Featured Articles

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  • Bridges

    When you lose a tooth, it affects not just the appearance, but the function of your smile. It can be difficult to eat or speak naturally, extra stress is put on your remaining teeth, you’re at greater risk for developing gum disease, your remaining teeth can shift out of position causing bite problems, ...

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  • Orthodontic Retention

    Getting your braces off is definitely a cause for celebration. You can finally enjoy your new smile after all that work and effort! But getting your braces off isn’t the end of treatment. Once your braces come off, you will enter the retention period of treatment. During the retention period, you will ...

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  • Inlays and Onlays

    Inlays and onlays are indirect restorations used to repair molars and premolars damaged by decay or trauma. Inlays and onlays fit more securely and last longer than fillings, strengthen compromised teeth, and preserve more natural tooth structure than crowns. An inlay is used to restore the center of ...

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  • Dental Implants

    If you have recently dealt with an injury or disease that affected your oral health, there are options available to recover the smile you once had. You may even be able to achieve a better smile than the one you had. Dental implants make it possible to renew your smile if you have lost some teeth. There ...

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  • Tooth Decay Prevention

    What is tooth decay? Tooth decay begins with the Streptococcus mutans bacteria. These bacteria join with food particles and fluids in the mouth to create plaque, a constantly forming biofilm which sticks to the surface of tooth enamel. The bacteria in plaque convert the sugars in our foods into lactic ...

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  • Root Canal Treatment

    Every tooth has two sections: a crown, the visible part of the tooth above the gum line, and one or more roots, which anchor the teeth within the jaw. Each tooth has three basic layers: an outer layer of hard enamel (which protects the crown) or cementum (which covers the root), a middle layer of softer ...

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  • Fillings

    The bacteria in plaque produce acids that erode tooth enamel, eventually creating a hole, or cavity, in the tooth surface. Left untreated, this decay can spread to the interior of the tooth, and might lead to the need for a crown, a root canal, or even extraction. When caught early, your dentist can ...

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  • Veneers

    A dental veneer is a thin, durable porcelain shell that is custom-fabricated to cover the front of a tooth. Veneers can restore the appearance of teeth with chips, cracks, and stains, can close small gaps between the teeth, and can reshape misshapen or slightly misaligned teeth. Veneers are a popular ...

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  • Educational Videos

    Take a few minutes to watch our educational videos and learn more about different dental treatments and procedures. Video topics include general & cosmetic dentistry, Implants, oral health and hygiene, orthodontics and preventative dentistry. ...

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  • Laser Decay Diagnostics

    Using lasers, dentists can detect tooth decay that is not yet visible and would otherwise be undiagnosed using traditional methods. Laser cavity detection is based on the fact that healthy tooth structure reflects light, or “fluoresces,” differently than does decayed tooth structure. Teeth with decay ...

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Phoenix Dental Office


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7:00 am-4:00 pm


7:00 am-4:00 pm