Desert Smiles Dentistry
Akhil Mehta, DDS:
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Desert Smiles Dentistry
Akhil Mehta, DDS
Phoenix, AZ













A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Sedation dentistry

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Sleep apnea therapy

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Tuesday: 7:00 am to 4:00 pm

Wednesday: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm

Thursday: 7:00 am to 4:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Brett S. from Phoenix, AZ (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been to many dentists in my life, most of whom outsource root canals, extractions, braces, gum wellness, implants. Finally I found this dentist (Desert Ridge) that does it all for me, my wife, and our kids. I’ve had two implants by an “implant only” place on 7th St. who advertises “$1,000 implants”. After bone graphs, anesthesia, I paid close to $8,000. Plus the bone graphs and other fees that dentist charged – I’ve now learned were completely unnecessary or inflated. But Desert Smiles Dentistry is fair & honest and saves me time & money and I love that I found them. One stop shop for everything ! Love it – Love it !!!!!!

Nicole R. from Arlington, VA (Source: Yelp)


Ok first of all, guess who is actually afraid of dentists? That would be me! Due to previous experiences (at a dentist in Flagstaff) which involved lots of crying and absolutely no compassion, I put off going to the dentist for a few years. So, after I moved from Flagstaff to Phoenix I had the inkling suspicion that I had a dreaded cavity, and sucked it up and made an appointment here (it’s my families dentist). First of all, ABSOLUTLY WONDERFUL customer service! I told them about my previous experience and they took the best care of me. Explaining every thing hat was happening, introducing each individual that stuck their hand in my mouth, and being extremely compassionate every step of the way. I would recommend this place a thousand times over. Also, the fact that I got an appointment the day after I called in was actually amazing!

Beverly Tirado (Source: Facebook)


I can’t say enough great things about Dr. Mehta and his staff at Desert Smiles Dentistry! Employees are wonderful, friendly and explain everything and Dr Mehta is caring to each patient and he is so nice! I have never felt this easy about a dental office. Good karma and happy staff give them a try!

Michael H. from Phoenix, AZ (Source: Yelp)


My family suggested that I engage Desert Smiles for my denistry needs. My first visit was an excellent experience. The outer office personnel staff was friendly, knowledgeable and professional. Rosemary, the Dr.’s Assistant, was very personable and exuded a high of expertise for my personal needs. Dr. Mehta is extremely professional and caring. He provided several alternatives for treatment. He explained every step of the various processes. The office staff explained the costs in relationship to my insurance benefits. Overall, I am left to give Dr. Mehta and his entire staff 5 stars only because the isn’t 6 stars Michael Harding

Cheryl Spahija (Source: Google)


I would have to say this is the best experience I’ve had a dental practice. Beginning with the front office staff to the hygienists to Dr. Mehta, everyone in this practice is unfailingly polite and helpful. This is the first time I’ve ever had Novocain that I haven’t felt awful the rest of the day. Plus the quality of the dental treatment I received there is excellent. I highly recommend this practice!

Sarah F. from Phoenix, AZ (Source: Yelp)


This was my first time going to a new dentist in over twenty years and I couldn’t have had a more pleasant experience! The ladies at reception were SO welcoming, and my hygienist made me feel so at home and comfortable. I came in to get a chipped tooth fixed and Dr. Mehta did a fantastic job! My tooth looks even better than before. Definitely recommend Desert Smiles if you are looking for a dentist!

Greg A. from Flagstaff, AZ (Source: Yelp)


I was referred to Dr. Mehta by Dr. Velangi (implant) who was referred to me by Dr. Trent Lally (root canal). These guys are seriously like the Avengers of Dentistry! When I was a kid I had a dentist who was horrible, and I had been scared to get any major work done for the past 20 years. These 3 guys were professional, caring and extremely skilled in their crafts. Dr. Mehta’s office was so efficient and had impeccable communication, they even wear head sets. Every time I was going to ask for something they already thought of it. Dr. Mehta and Rosemerry were so patient with me through the process of getting my 2 front teeth made, they told me the room was mine until I am happy with the end product. I can now smile again, watch out ladies! Seriously thank you guys.

Chris Bray (Source: Google)


These guys are the best! From the Office Staff, to the Dental Assistant, to the Hygienist, to Dr Mehta, everybody goes out of their way to be nice and accommodating. Taking care of my wife and I is the easy part. Taking care of my 91 year old Dad can be a challenge and they all just take it in stride. Excellent care, good rates, no up-sell and nice people. I am so glad we found them.

Karen Chandler (Source: Google)


I hadn’t been to the dentist in many years. I was very scared and apprehensive about going because my teeth were long overdue for care. The receptionists were very pleasant and nice. The hygienist and dentist were absolutely amazing. They were very caring, thorough and made me feel very comfortable. Even though I had to get a tooth pulled, my experience was great! Thank you for the extra care and sensitivity!

Heather L. from Glendale, AZ (Source: Yelp)


I Called to make an appointment for my son and Melissa got him in right away and was very pleasant on the phone. When we got there the front office staff was very friendly and the office was spotless clean! Kristen clean his teeth and was very thorough with his medical history and any concerns  I had. After he had his teeth cleaned he saw Dr.Mehta for an exam and 2 cavities. Dr.Mehta was awesome!! my son has always been scared of the needle and he said he didn’t even feel the shot. He explained the process to him and that made him feel much more comfortable. We found a dentist for life I would never go anywhere else.

Jessica S. from Phoenix, AZ (Source: Yelp)


This is by far the best dental office I have ever been to! The staff is beyond amazing! I had to be seen quickly and they got me in right away. They scheduled me literally ten minutes after I called! It was so great! From the moment you walk through that door it is nothing short of absolutely pleasant. I am a person who is so afraid of going to the dentist because I’ve had a few awful experiences but the staff showed me kindness and compassion. The doctor is amazing as well. I experienced no pain and was in and out quickly. I will recommend this office to anyone! I am very happy with my experience with Desert Smiles Dentistry. I will not go anywhere else. Thank you so much to their entire team.

Cathy Gleason (Source: Google)


Today was an emergency visit. Melissa at the front desk was pleasant, full of smiles and concerned for the well being of everyone in the office. I especially was pleased to see her take everyone’s temperature when you first arrived. What I liked most is that she openly announced the patient’s temperature and that gave me peace of mind. Rosemary was super bubbly. She was singing and humming to the songs. I needed this burst of energy and positivity. She was very engaging and personable. I’ve never had someone hold my hand when getting a shot. She has such a kind and compassionate spirit. Dr Mehta also was personable and took the time to explain everything. He was gentle and displayed confidence. This is a great team and I’m so glad to have found my new dentist!

Alex M. from Tempe, AZ (Source: Yelp)


I am not generally afraid of the dentist, but it is an inconvenience to make an appointment and go, so like many I put it off until I know there is an issue. Also, back story, I chipped my front teeth when I was a kid, so dentists always have a range of recommendations on how to make it look good. Desert Smiles Dentistry is absolutely amazing with scheduling. I missed my appointment a few times and they had no issues rescheduling and did not charge me any fees. Then, at the actual dentist appointment, it was better than expected. They ask you how you think your teeth are from 1 to 10, which is interesting. They seem to care about you. For me, they started work on fixing my tooth that is in pain right away, the same day, rather then scheduling another appointment. That is good service! Ariel is awesome! Regarding my front chipped teeth, they asked me about them, but bai ally told me they would not really even care about it until everything else was 100% good. That is a bit different from other dentists who go immediately to grinding or pricing out veneers right away. Lastly, location, location, location. This place is close to my house and the highway!

Jake D. from Phoenix, AZ (Source: Yelp)


I have been with the Desert Smiles family ever since I can remember. With they’re relocation and transfer of systems/dentists. They have always treated my family just like their own. The Invisalign orthodontics they have are amazing. I am currently finishing my last two trays and things have gone extremely smoothly. Even with the unfortunate misplacement of 2 of my trays, they were very kind in ordering replacements for me. Desert Smiles is THE dentistry to go to! They are some great people who will never forget who you are and they have an outstanding passion to put your needs first.

Jen M. (Source: Google)


I had such an amazing experience at my exam. I would have to say the best experience I have ever had at a dentist. Mel the receptionist worked hard to accommodate my work schedule and was able to get me in on a cancellation. Jessica the hygentist was very thorough and detailed with her explanation of the overall health of my teeth and what steps we could take to get my smile to where I want it to be. The staff is super friendly and knowledgeable. I would recommend to anyone.

Judi from Phoenix, AZ (Source: Healthgrades)


I am 67 years young, and I have never met a kinder, more honest dentist in my entire life. I feel like I finally found a fabulous dentist, as well as a wonderful man. He replaced a loose crown, by being careful and not ruining it. He was able to use it to glue back in after cleaning it. I have had 3 other dentists tell me there was no way to save it. One even said I needed a root canal! I would absolutely recommend Dr. Akhil Mehta, DDS to anyone looking for honesty, brains, and kindness.

Kalyan K. from Phoenix, AZ (Source: Yelp)


It’s been a great experience with Dr.Mehta and Brittany. Brittany really took great care of my teeth and never made me feel scared,generally that would be the first thing to happen when you visit a dentist. They really are professional staff and know the job to the core. I strongly recommend Desert Smile Dentistry for all those who really care about their teeth and wants to have a happy experience. Great smiles start at Desert smile dentistry.

Tavit (Source: Google)


The staff was awesome. Dr Mehta was awesome. The cleaning process is always never enjoyable, that’s a given. But the staff was really knowledgeable and cared about my well being and suggested tips I could do at home to improve my gum health. Overall great experience and would recommend to my friends and family.

Kelli C. from Phoenix, AZ (Source: Yelp)


Desert Smiles Dentistry is by far the best in Phoenix!!! I used to live right across the street, and have since moved to the east valley, but will continue to come here. Their service is outstanding. The staff is friendly, funny, and informative. I have a hard time finding a dentist I am comfortable with (little anxiety) and they made me feel so comfortable that I honestly (like really) no longer dread my dentist visits. They’re amazing!!!!!

Monique Hill (Source: Google)


I am a new patient and my experience was everything that I was looking for. I called to make an appointment and was able to get in the same day. The person who took my call asked what would make me stay? The answers given to her was customer service and wait time. The customer service was excellent and the wait time was short. I have made a follow up appointment and will be returning. My hygienist explained everything that she was going to do each step of the way. She gave me recommendations based on my needs and what she felt would help improve my situation.

Vanessa C. from Phoenix, AZ (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Mehta and staff are truly exceptional. Going to the dentist can be intimidating sometime, however with this office I feel happy and secure that I’m being taken care of. The staff is very welcoming and appointments are on time or near time schedule. No long waits. Dr. Mehta is friendly and knowledgeable, taking time to answer all questions. I have been coming here for over a year, and will continue to get my cleanings done by this office. Highly recommended.

Lizz Becerra (Source: Google)


Dr. Meta is awesome and so nice, I have a smallnfear of the dentist and he was super gentle and awesome the whole. Rosemary the assistant is by far the nicest sweetest person ever. I have never been to the denist where I wasn’t so scared and she really helped and made me feel safe and comfortable every visit. Front staff is just as nice and welcoming. Great job everyone 10/10 would recommend.

Anna W. from Phoenix, AZ (Source: Yelp)


No one is ever a huge fan of going to the dentist, but I can say, at DSD it’s not bad at all! The staff is always so friendly and fun, I usually leave feeling happy because their energy is so good! Dr. Mehta is also just as good as the staff he hires, kind and friendly. I would definitely recommend their office as I, and my family, have been going there for many years. Don’t wait on your dental care out of fear because there is no reason to worry at DSD!

Michelle B. from Phoenix, AZ (Source: Yelp)


Everyone in their office is so pleasant and cheerful. Any hygienist I’ve been to does a very thorough and complete cleaning. Dr. Mehta is great, and I definitely trust in his professional knowledge. The best thing about this office is they truly care about your dental health and not just about selling you something! (The last two offices I tried before this seemed to care only about selling you cosmetic services and not general dental health) Would recommend this office to anyone, including my family members.

Andrea Hubbard (Source: Google)


We made a same day appointment for tooth pain my husband was having. They got us in quick and were great at explaining the detailed cleaning procedures he needs. Dentist and hygienist both had great bedside manor and Mel up front was especially helpful and so wonderful with me while I waited for my husband to finish up. We found a new dentist for the family and couldn’t be any happier. Thank you!!

Monique Gilliam (Source: Google)


I have been to a few dentist over the years and this place is top notch. They are quick to respond by phone, they call you and keep you aware of any changes with your appointment, and they are reasonable with their pricing from what I have experienced. Their customer service is above average. The dentist is friendly and attentive. Their hygienist are also amazing and do a great job at tackling the cleaning of your teeth and keeping you informed on what you should do better to maintain the health of your teeth. I have moved quite a distance from them but I still make the drive because I like them so much.

Lisa H. from Phoenix, AZ (Source: Yelp)


Amazing! From the second I walked in I felt comfortable and loved everyone. Dr. Mehta explained everything to me and gave me different options for my treatment. Rose the dental assistant was awesome and so personable. Melissa at the front desk was so helpful, I never felt rushed or pressured it was great. I love this office and will definitely be recommending people here!

D. G. (Source: Google)


I was greeted with such warmth and smiles. The receptionist was taking care of me through out the entire way. As I was taken in the Dental assistant was super nice she had such Wonderful energy and a smile that is so welcoming. The office is so warming and pleasant. They even has toys and books for children to be entertained. I was taken care of in such a manner that I felt so great and comfortable. The staff and Dentist was very attentive to my needs. I fell in love with this place. They went over all my options and gave me recommendation for what I need to have done. At the end they gave a very nice surprise from the treasure box for my child along with a toothbrush and paste to make sure he brushes. I must say it’s the best place to go for your Dental needs. Thank you Desert Smiles Dentistry for such great customer care. And making me feel welcome.

Tremain Nunez (Source: Google)


I had a real bad experience with the dentist about 10 years ago and it scared me off… well until I found desert smiles the staff is outstanding, friendly I mean family. They take really good care of you and the Dr. is as good as it gets. The care I received there today was out of this world and I mean when I saw I will never go anywhere else and neither should you. I can’t wait to go back in a few weeks and before today you would never hear me say I’m excited to go to the dentist, but I am now. Thanks so much to the Staff and doctors at Desert Smiles.

Natasha H. from Hamden, CT (Source: Yelp)


I love this place. The only bad thing I have to say is that I wish we found it sooner! My husband and I found Desert Smiles 2 days before our insurance was discontinued and 4 days before an across country move- calling to schedule and appointment was a Hail Mary and they were able to accommodate us for a cleaning. During our visit it was discovered that my husband need pretty substantial work and I had a cavity. We were nearing the Memorial Day weekend and they had no more openings. Instead of sending us on our way with x-rays in tow, they schedule us for the very next day after hours. The hospitality we were shown was unlike anything else we had ever experienced. Most importantly the dentist and his technician were impeccable. Lastly, I forgot to mention we had a 6 month old with us. The staff made sure we all were comfortable and that during the work she could be with one of us at all times. I couldn’t have been more pleased with the service.

Esther Alicea (Source: Google)


The most gentle, thorough, positive outlook, friendliest, caring staff you will EVER encounter! Seriously, if you have anxiety, come here! They are so aware of you, ask you if you need breaks, I mean just super friendly! The staff runs so well together- other places take note because this place is a perfect 10! Been coming here 2 yrs and plan on staying there forever!

Patti Lopez (Source: Facebook)


I love this place!! I’ve been coming here for 4 years!! From the front desk ladies to the hygienists and the assistants and let’s not for the dentist himself!! These people are so friendly and professional in everything they do!!! Patti

Igor (Source: Google)


Please allow me to say few words about office. Front office is a face of a doctor. I have left my prior dentist due to a rude customer service. My experience from first call and actual visit made me feel welcomed. Great customer service, attitude and kindness. I just wish I came to this office 20 years ago. Looking forward to bring my family and friends, thank you all for an amazing visit yesterday . Olga Lurie. 🙂

Rachel R. from Omaha, NE (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been coming here with my dad and sister for probably 6 years and they’re all so nice each time. Brittany was so adorable and we chitchatted the whole time and she made sure to keep the scraping on my teeth at a minimum which I really appreciated. They were also really accommodating with scheduling a second appointment before leaving town. I also like that I can now make appointments less than like 6 months in advance. Also keep that caramel fluoride coming, best fluoride I’ve ever had on my teeth!

Alex H. from Deer Valley, Phoenix, AZ (Source: Yelp)


I was worried to go to the dentist, i never took care of my teeth. From the second i walked in the front staff were super nice. The hygienist and the dentist were always making sure i was ok and comfortable. The front staff went over all the treatment with me so there was no surprise when the payment came. Needless to say i know im in good hands here and not so nervous about coming to see my dentist.


Desert Smiles Dentistry is a hometown dental practice located in Phoenix, AZ specializing in comprehensive dentistry for the entire family. Our practice places a premium on excellent service, quality care and patient convenience. With an emphasis on lifetime preventative care in Phoenix, AZ, we offer a full range of dental services to meet the individual needs and preferences of each patient. From routine cleanings, to complete smile makeovers, we utilize the latest dental techniques to give our patients the most up-to date service. Akhil Mehta is a concerned and interested dentist serving the community of Phoenix, AZ. Dr. Mehta attended dental school at the University of Tennessee. He completed his master’s degree at Purdue University and holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Arkansas. Dr. Mehta is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry. He practices at Desert Smiles Dentistry, where his patients benefit from his passion for dentistry: “My mission is to provide exceptional care for my patients while developing long lasting and trusting relationships with them. There is nothing more satisfying and fulfilling than watching a patient leave with a smile.” Dr. Mehta is devoted to ensuring the longevity of his patients’ health and developing long-lasting relationships with them. He takes his time to understand symptoms and give correct diagnoses to ensure the continued health of all his patients.