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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, 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 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


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 moved to the Valley a few years ago alongside her husband who grew up in Phoenix. Dr. Rawal is originally from 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 earned her dental degree at Indiana University in Indianapolis.

    Dr. Rawal has exposed herself to various clinical settings, such as corporate practice, mobile dentistry, and private practice, all which have allowed her to comfortably treat a diverse patient base. She is known by her patients as being soft-handed and gentle mannered. She is a current member of the American Dental Association, Arizona Dental Association, and Central Arizona Dental Society.

    Dentistry is an ever evolving field, and Dr. Rawal firmly believes in the importance of life-long learning in every aspect of life, but especially in her career. She has taken courses at the renowned Kois Center and Spear Education and will continue to advance her skills and perfect her craft to provide the best possible care to her patients.

    She and her husband are proud parents of a baby girl, who was born at the start of the pandemic. In her (limited) spare time, she loves hiking, doing DIY crafts, and visiting family in Chicago. She is motivated to lead a life of quality, passion, and positivity.

  • Mimi
    Registered Dental Assistant

    Noemi (Mimi) is our RDA licensed chairside assistant and lab technician, who has more than 25 years of experience in aesthetic dentistry. Mimi joined the state-of-the-art practice in 2006. She works closely with the doctor for a patient-centered environment to provide outstanding patient care using her superb technical skills.

  • KC
    Registered Dental Hygienist

    KC started as a dental assistant and continued her education in dental hygiene. She graduated from Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, CA and attended Carrington College in Boise, ID. She has degrees in both dental assisting and dental hygiene. She has worked in the fields of general, pediatric and orthodontic dentistry for over 30 years. KC loves her career as a dental hygienist and considers all her of patients as family. You will find that she is compassionate, able to put her patients at ease and ensures a positive dental experience. She is very dedicated to the dental health care profession and making sure all of her patients feel comfortable and leave her chair loving their smile. In her spare time, she enjoys being with her husband and two boys, traveling and hiking.

  • 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 over 10 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!

Testimonials

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"
    GeeGie

Featured Articles

Read about helpful topics

  • 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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  • Smile Makeover

    Smiling with confidence makes you feel great. A beautiful smile is also an important social and professional asset. Yet there are many people who avoid showing their teeth in public or in photographs because they don't like what they see. If that describes you, then why not start the process of getting ...

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  • Periodontal (Gum) Disease

    While you may think that some loss of teeth is inevitable with aging, it is actually possible for all of your teeth to last a lifetime. One of the ways you can achieve this goal is to avoid periodontal disease (“peri” – around; “odont” – tooth), which is caused by bacteria that attack the ...

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  • Mouthrinses

    Numerous studies have shown that using an appropriate mouth rinse, in conjunction with regular brushing and flossing, is an easy and effective way for you to improve your overall oral health. As part of a regular program of oral hygiene, mouth rinses (which are sometimes called mouthwashes) can be effective ...

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  • Oral Hygiene for Kids

    Teeth can last a lifetime if you take care of them right — and the best time to start is just as soon as they begin appearing. By establishing good oral hygiene routines for your children right from the start, you'll give them the best chance of keeping their teeth healthy — forever. Tooth decay, ...

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  • Invisalign for Teens

    There's a new technology that's (literally) putting a smile on plenty of young faces: A system of clear, removable aligners made especially for teens called Invisalign Teen®! If you (or a teenager you know) are a candidate for this treatment, you might find it's the best fit for your lifestyle: It lets ...

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  • Fillings

    If you have never had a cavity, congratulations! If you have had one, you are not alone. About 78% of us have had at least one cavity by the time we reach age 17, according to a 2000 report by the U.S. Surgeon General. Fortunately there's a time-tested treatment for cavities: the dental filling. Fillings ...

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  • Orthodontic FAQs

    What do orthodontists do? Orthodontists are dental specialists who diagnose and treat problems with the position, alignment or spacing of the teeth, and related irregularities in the face and the jaw. A number of special treatments, including braces and other oral appliances, are used to correct these ...

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  • Sinus Surgery

    If you want to replace a missing or failing tooth with a state-of-the-art dental implant (watch dental implant video), your dentist will first need to make sure that you have sufficient bone in your jaw to anchor the implant. This is true no matter what type of tooth is being replaced. However, if it ...

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  • Tips to Prevent Cavities

    Cavities are little holes in teeth that can eventually cause big problems. They form when tooth-eroding acid attacks a tooth's protective outer covering (enamel). This acid mainly comes from two sources: your diet, and certain oral bacteria that thrive in the absence of effective oral hygiene. If cavities ...

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Hours of Operation

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Phoenix Dental Office

Monday:

7:00 am-4:00 pm

Tuesday:

7:00 am-4:00 pm

Wednesday:

7:00 am-4:00 pm

Thursday:

7:00 am-4:00 pm

Friday:

Closed

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed