Dentist in Phoenix, AZ
All our professionals at Desert Ridge Smiles maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry.
Radhika Rawal, DDS
Dr. Radhika Rawal is excited to be the proud new owner of Desert Ridge Smiles! She 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.
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. Mimi obtained her degree from Concorde Career College of San Diego, CA. After performing work that included coronal polishing on children, and other general dental assisting capabilities, she moved to the Valley of the Sun in 1995. She has attended numerous seminars including the renowned Pac-Live seminars. Mimi's interest in the dental field was inspired by her mother, one of the few female dentists of her time. Mimi is always looking for opportunities for growth, and an ability to express her creativity.
Jebeta, our new patient coordinator, will most likely be the first person to greet you in our dental office, whether on the phone or in person. She has been in the dental field since 2004 when she completed the dental assisting program at Concorde Career College in California. She is experienced in general and cosmetic dentistry, periodontics, and dental assistant instruction. Jebeta is our front office coordinator, specializing in patient relations, scheduling, and insurance. She is originally from Bayfield, CO and enjoys spending time with her husband and three kids.
Dana is a midwestern girl from Iowa, who completed her Dental Hygiene degree there in 1999. A favorite part of her job is to comfort the patients while in the dental chair, allowing them to leave with a healthier, cleaner smile. In 2015, Dana moved to Arizona with her husband and two daughters. In her free time, Dana enjoys being with family, reading, and being outside. Being an animal lover, Dana and her family have accumulated a few pets: A labrador, a St Bernard, and 2 guinea pigs. Fun Fact: Dana loves all things Disney and considers Disney World to be her favorite place