We are the faces of Desert Ridge Smiles - we can't wait to give you a warm welcome and take care of your dental needs!
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.
MimiRegistered 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.
KCRegistered 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.
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!