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Meet The Team

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At Smiles of La Mesa, we prioritize your comfort, dental health and smile.
Our La Mesa dental team is dedicated to providing patients with the quality dental care for the whole family.

We offer affordable and effective treatments for all kinds of dental problems. Each patient has unique needs and preferences, and at Smiles of La Mesa we understand this and aim to provide to custom treatments.

Our service doesn’t end in the dental office. We provide proper patient education and dental home care instructions. We want top serve our patients by providing them proper information that helps them make more conscious decisions about their oral health needs.

Meet the Doctors

Prasad Gonavarum, DDS

Prasad Gonavarum, DDS

A doctor of Dental Surgery graduated from University Of Southern California (USC), one of the top schools in the United States in dental surgery. Dr. Gonavarum has been practicing general and cosmetic dentistry for over 30 years. He spent 11 years practicing in the Caribbean Islands (Jamaica, St.Kitts & Nevis, Anguilla, and The British Virgin Islands) while he served as a senior dental surgeon in Anguilla, and as a chief dental officer in St. Kitts & Nevis. Dr. Gonavarum has attended several advanced courses in Cosmetic dentistry, Implants, and Endodontic (Root Canal Therapy). He is an active member of American Dental Association.

Office Manager


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Hi, I’m Amber. I’ve been a dental hygienist for almost 9 years. I love giving people the care they not only need, but deserve. I’d love to meet you and help get your oral health in order. I’m Joyful and Gentle! Come in, lets chat!

I moved to San Diego from Chicago just a couple years ago. I love spending my free time outside, with family, and at C3 (my church). I have a brown eyed, curly haired son named Elijah. He lights up my world. Looking forward to meeting and getting to know you 😉


Registered Dental Assistant

Ventura was born and raised in Mexico, Graduated from dental school in UABC and works as a Dentist in Mexico. In San Diego she is certified as a register dental assistant. Has been in the dental field since 1998.

Ventura enjoys watching movies and spending time with her family.

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Happy Clients

I recently had an exam and cleaning of my teeth and all the staff were so welcoming and friendly. They made me feel at ease with the procedures and talked me through everything. I would highly recommend this dental office.

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