At Smiles of La Mesa, your dental health and smile is our number one top priority!
Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with the best possible personalized family and cosmetic dental care you deserve!

Our team of experts they provide you with the best dental solutions . Every person is different, and at Smiles of La Mesa, we understand that the needs of patients differ from each other so dental treatments are provided to specifically match your needs.

We provide proper patient education. Part of our commitment to serving you as our patient includes providing information that helps you make more conscious decisions about your 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.


Rafael Infante DDS

Dr. Infante has been practicing dentistry in San Diego area for the past 20 years. He graduated from Dental School at USC in Los Angeles. Dr. Infante completed the Maxi Course at Loma Linda Dental School where he specialized in placing and restoring dental implants. He is a member of the SDDS, CDA, ADA and the PADA.
He will welcome you and treat you as you are a member of his own Family. He has a wonderful sense of humor that helps him to make his Patients relaxed and most comfortable.
In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his children and three dogs.


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 Hygienist
Gwen was born and raised on the island of Maui. She began working in the dental field as an assistant. She then attended Southwestern College becoming a Registered Dental Hygienist. Making patients feel comfortable in the dental office and assisting them in achieving optimal oral health is her priority. She has two children and when away from the office enjoys dancing hula, watching her daughter play polo, and spending time with family and friends.


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.