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 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.
SarahRegistered 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.
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!
KindraCertified Dental Assistant
Kindra is our certified chairside dental assistant. She graduated from Phoenix College with an Associates in Dental Assisting in December of 2022. She is currently majoring in biochemistry at Arizona State University in order to apply to dental school! Kindra is an Arizona local and loves to travel around the state to go hiking with her dogs. She spends a lot of time studying, reading, and helping out at an urgent care where she works part time as a medical assistant.
Denise graduated with her Associate's Dental Hygiene Degree in May 2011 from Rio Salado College in Tempe. She has recently finished a degree in holistic nutrition from the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, in Tempe AZ to further her understanding of the connection between overall health and oral health. Denise stays up-to-date with the latest research and techniques in the field to ensure that she can provide personalized care that meets the unique needs of each and every patient. In her free time, Denise enjoys reading about preventive lifestyle, practicing yoga, and cooking for her family. As someone who is passionate about helping people in her community, she finds her work as a dental hygienist to be incredibly fulfilling. Denise is certified in Guided Biofilm Therapy (GBT) and looks forward to providing care to our patients with this state of the art technology.
Roya Asin, DMD
Dr. Asin is a board-certified dentist who was born and raised in Phoenix! After earning her Bachelor's of Science from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, she came back to the valley of the sun to receive her dental degree from Midwestern University in Glendale, AZ. During her time in dental school, she took a special interest in leadership positions and led her peers as the class president. She currently teaches at the dental school part-time.Dr. Asin’s main goal as a practitioner is to treat each of your dental needs as comfortably and painlessly as possible. Because dentists primarily work with their hands, she believes that dentistry is also a unique form of artistry. With an eye for aesthetics, she yearns to give great attention to detail in order to handcraft each case into a beautiful work of art.When she’s not spending time practicing dentistry, Dr. Asin likes to travel, especially as AZ temperatures soar into the mid-90’s. Dr. Asin’s #1 pastime is spending time with her husband, Alex, their goldendoodle, Archie, and the rest of her family.