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

Dr Prasad

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 27 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, Chicago Dental Society, and Illinois State Dental Society.


Office Manager

Marcia has been in the dental business for over 30 years. She worked as a Dental Assistant for the first 10 years then transitioned to the front office For the last 18 years. She has been working here in this office and is the best person to answer your questions regarding insurance, finance and appointments. She is married and has 2 adult children and 2 lovely granddaughters that she loves to spend time with when she is not helping patients.



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.



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 😉


Insurance Coordinater

Bio coming soon