Smile Dental Group
Vanessa Sanderson, DDS:
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Smile Dental Group
Vanessa Sanderson, DDS
West Lancaster, CA














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

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Pediatric dental care

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Dental implants

Sedation dentistry


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (By appointment only)

Sunday: Closed





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

Norma Martinez (Source: Google)


Highly recommended we have been patients for over 12 years dr vanessa n her staff are very friendly, it’s sad that people take the time to give them bad reviews, everyone in the clinic do the best to give u the best treatment they can, it can get overwhelming but it’s the patient’s who have no patience that make it so overwhelming, i think for a dr like vanessa it’s worth waiting for.. I have recommended family and friends n have got good reviews… if I could give them a 1000 stars I would.. we r one lucky family that had the opportunity to meet a great staff but our forever favorite will always be Dr vanessa

Vanessa DuPont (Source: Google)


Awesome place. I am so happy with the service. I had several crowns replaced and the process was so smooth. Their prices are the best I have found. I drove 1 hour to have my treatment done with Dr.Kim he is amazing. Dr.Vanessa sees my daughter and she is just the kindest human being. I highly recommend smile dental. Be a little patient. Sometimes there is a bit of a wait but they do not rush when it’s your turn. They do an incredible job.

Elisa Rocha (Source: Google)


This place and the staff who work here are wonderful they are great to my kids and go above and beyond for my girls. My husband and I go here too and they are great with us too, we never have any problems and we have been going to smile dental since my oldest was 4 years old she is now 9.

Ena Salud es Vida (Source: Google)


(Translated by Google) My name is Ena Valenzuela I have the sagtifaction of sharing my experience has been excellent because as a mother of 4 barons here they have given me great help they do not like the dentist or me personally but it is of great importance to take care of everyone’s dental health in The Yaqui family received a smile attitude of no problem, patience with my children and my husband Jiijii Jii because he is the most difficult a cervicio with clean because I observe that very carefully and what is more pleasant is that I can have all the cervicios in a only place for all my family and have the reminder that call that I have to have my family with a beautiful smile there are experiences that do not express themselves with words you have to live it for more than 3 years that I love it and still lack for the brakes Of my children the price is cheap compared to the consecuensia that you have of not taking care of yourself for that and many more reasons I give my recommendation the woman dedicated to her fault we need this c help lase ******** (Original) Mi nombrees Ena Valenzuela tengo la sagtifaccion de compartir mi experiencia ha sido exelente por que como madre de 4 barones aqui me an brindado gran ayuda ellos no les gusta el dentista ni ami en lo personal pero es de gran importancia cuidar la salud dental de todos en la familia yaqui recibimos uns sonrisa actitud de no problema paciencia con mis hijosy mi esposo jiijii jii por que el es el mas dificil un cervicio con limpiesa por que observo eso con mucho cuidado y lo que mas agradesco es que puedo tener todos los cervicios en un solo lugar para toda mi familia y tener el recordatorio esa llamada que me hase tener a todaaaa mi familia com una linda sonrisa hay experiencias que no se expresan con palabras tienes que vivirlo ya son mas de 3 anos eso me encanta y todabia falta por los frenos de mis hijos el precio es economico comparado con la concecuensia que tienes de no cuidarte por esa y muchas razones mas doy mi recomendacion la mujer dedicada a su falia necesitamos esta clase de ayuda ********

P. A. from Beverly Hills, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Vanessa and the staff are the best by far! I’ve been a patient for a little over a year now and have had the best experiences and services! They go above and beyond to make sure myself and family feel like we’re in great hands. Dr. Vanessa definitely knows how to maintain and perfect my teeth while giving me more of a reason to show off my smile! I would definitely recommend her and the office for their stupendous work!

Krystal T. from Palmdale, CA (Source: Yelp)


Best office I have been to in the antelope valley hands down , clean rooms pleasant doctors and assistants , there was a little wait time after getting X-rays done before getting into a room but the front office staff and back office staff was super friendly and made me feel much more comfortable because I have anxiety going to dental appointments. Dr.vanessa was my doctor for the exam and she is such a sweet and informational doctor . She was very helpful on explaining the work I needed to get done and she made me feel comfortable about what I needed to do. Definitely would recommend to a friend to come here was a very pleasant experience !

Yesenia P. from Palmdale, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’m very happy with there service. Very clean my kids love   Dr. Vanessa there staff very sweet helpful. My son had very bad experience some wear else it was really hard for him but here at smile dental group made him feel so control I’m so glad.  She very reasonable they do everything myself I’m going make appt soon I want get braces they Do Invisalign I’ll keep u posted.

Alice S. from Del Sur, CA (Source: Yelp)


The personnel are all very courteous and professional. The Doctors listen to your symptoms and explain the work being done to alleviate the problem. They have up to date Equipment and provide professional service to the patient. The location is so convenient with plenty of parking spaces without time limit. Dr Vanessa’s Smile Dental will continue to service me and my family.

Christina R. from Lancaster, CA (Source: Yelp)


Could not be happier with Smile Dental Group! My family & I always receive excellent care. If you have any anxieties/issues about any treatment they always take their time to explain. My youngest has anxiety & has been receiving the most patient, understanding care through her Invisalign treatment. Dr. Vanessa & all the staff are the best!!!

David G. from Palmdale, CA (Source: Yelp)


I must say this place is amazing! They put my seven year old Daughter at ease, she has had bad experiences with dentist. We tried three dentist even drove to the valley for a pediatric dentist, and she would not even sit for any of  them. This office treated her so good made her comfortable she loved all the staff!! Thank you guys so much for making sure my daughter Giana got the care she needed. 🙂 I highly recommend them for kids she still needs to get treatment in one week but she is ready. I’ll do A follow up on her treatment I’m sure it will go smooth..

Sabrina S. from Lancaster, CA (Source: Yelp)


Had an amazing experience…i was terrified to come in and get a root canal that I needed for over 5 years but felt comfortable enough to finally get it done after everyone made me feel so much better they were so understanding and kind and made me laugh and the best part was that it wasn’t half as painful as I thought the procedure it self was painless they were able to do all the work same day and i finally don’t have pain from a rotten nerve I loved the staff they are amazing

Kim M. from Lancaster, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Vanessa is so patient and so gentle. My 7 year old needed quite a bit of work done and had never had this kind of dental treatment before. She helped keep him comfortable, she talked and soothed him the entire time. You know when someone is passionate about their job and she really cared about what my son was going through. Very impressed. Great experience. Because of her, my son isn’t afraid of the dentist.

E. M. from Lancaster, CA (Source: Yelp)


Upon moving to the AV we were worried about finding a good dentist. But we are so glad and thankful that we have found Smile Dental and Dr. Vanessa! My daughter had a very traumatic experience before going to see Dr. Vanessa and was absolutely terrified, but Dr. Vanessa made her experience wonderful. She explained everything so our daughter could understand it, she was patient and so kind, she kept both our kids happy and comfortable! The entire staff is friendly and helpful. I must say we refer all our friends and family to her, she truly is the ABSOLUTE BEST! Our kids are actually excited when we tell them they have to go to the dentist, “Yeah, we get to see Dr. Vanessa!!!!!!!!!!” As well, I have also seen Dr. Vanessa, she is great, makes your experience a very pleasant one! This is without a doubt our permanent dentist and dental office, hands down the best in the AV!!!!!

Jessica H. from Palmdale, CA (Source: Yelp)


Myself and 2 children went in, I was seen had all my fillings on top done, being that I hadn’t been to the dentist in 7yrs you can only imagine I’m expecting the worst, my 9yr old had pictures, exam and a cleaning, my 2yr old couldn’t get any easier I sat him on my lap Dr. Vanessa took a look and that was as easy as it could get. Yes it took a little while but what other dentist will make it a family appt, and even try to bond with your kids, overall best experience possible! It’s almost like my family kind of hung out at the dentist. I know, sounds funny, but  it really felt that way. Dr. Vanessa’s a keeper! My hole family goes there now and I don’t mean just myself, spouse and kids.

Daniela A. from Canyon Country, CA (Source: Yelp)


My husband and I were at Smile Dental last week, he needed a root canal and a crown, and I needed a bleaching tray. The staff was super friendly as always, and once again Dr Vanessa Sanderson was amazing! Very professional and kind. The most honest dentist we have ever known. We have been Smile Dental patients for many many years and we never got disappointed with them. They will never try and push you to have services done that you don’t really need, like many other dentist offices do. We truly recommend Smile Dental and specially Dr Vanessa Sanderson!!!

Ale R. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I went with my friend daughter to see dr Vanessa. I was impressed by her she was amazing with kids in general. I saw how they were so happy to see her. She’s very professional and the best kids dentist I ever seeing. I’m so glad that I was the one who took my friends daughter there so I could see how great treatment they offer. I will definitely go there for my own dental work.

Liz B. from Rosamond, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Vanessa is very attentive and caring. The staff are excellent about going over all options and billing so you know up front what your cost will be. All of my kids see her and love her! She recently completed a crown for me and I couldn’t be more happy with how it fits/seated. Understand that with gentleness takes time. Dr. Vanessa takes time to connect with each of her clients, this takes time, allow grace in your schedule so you can be appreciative of the same treatment.

Genevieve C. from Lancaster, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been going to Smile Dental for over 10 years. Dr. Vanessa always made my two sons comfortable and happy to go to the dentist. I recently had an issue with DentiCal myself, and the staff and the doctors helped me and I am very appreciative. Maddie and Gloria have awesome bedside manner. You can tell the staff love helping people, going above and beyond to the patient’s satisfaction! Thank you, Smile Dental!

Ciara Jackson (Source: Google)


I always have the best experience when I come to smile dental. They know me and my daughter by name, give the best friendly service. This is the only dentist office my daughter been coming to since she was little she is now a teen and she love this office. They does an outstanding job here at smile dental.

Brooke Dupont (Source: Google)


My family and I have been seeing Dr Vanessa for the past 7 years. She is incredible. Sometimes it takes a little bit to be seen but they do not rush anyone in what needs to be done and her work ethic and knowledge are impeccable. I feel safe and so does my husband and my daughter. I love the way my daughter is treated. Recently I had the pleasure to meet and have dental work done with Dr.Kim. I wish I could post a picture of the before and after. He made my smile look like a million dollars. I will not be seeing or trying any other dentists. It is so worth the drive for us !

Juleette D. from Vacaville, CA (Source: Yelp)


We have been to a few dental offices and this is by far the best one! My daughter has epilepsy and is easily stressed and gets nervous when needing any medical procedures done especially dental work even if it’s just a cleaning. Dr. Vanessa is so gentle and calming for my daughters needs and has built a comforting relationship with her. The staff is friendly and is amazing at working with us to ensure that my daughters needs are met. We love Smile Dental Group!!

Sandra Arambula (Source: Google)


I did a walk in it was nice to get the help I needthe staff was out of this world going the extra mile to make you comfortable and the way they treated my 2yr old was phenomenal I live in Palmdale but I’m willing to drive that far in order to get that kind of great service Thank you smile dental

Angelina E. from Lancaster, CA (Source: Yelp)


I haven’t had many good experiences at dentists but I was referred to Smile Dental on Ave K by my sisters as well as a coworker and I have to say this was a great decision. They were very helpful and took care of me. The staff is very generous. The facility itself was clean and taken care of. I’m happy with my care at Smile Dental.

Sandra D. from Lancaster, CA (Source: Yelp)


Everyone in this location is very friendly, they do their very best to make everyone feel welcome and comfortable. I was always scared of the dentist till I came here. Gloria is amazing….she always does her very best to make me feel comfortable..she’ll go above and beyond for her patients I love her. Everyone is always happy you never see anyone with a grumpy face. It’s all smiles all day everyday.

Mary A. from Mojave, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been going to Smile Dental for some years now and I must say Doctor Vanessa is amazing!! Her energy is always so loving and so calm. She’s an all-around amazing doctor and I would recommend her to anybody! She is patient, understanding and kind and so gentle with her hands !! My kids and I have been going to her for years now! She’s one of a kind ! You’re in good hands when you’re with her!

Jillian C. from Lancaster, CA (Source: Yelp)


Smile Dental on K is a great dental group. Our entire family is seen by their staff. Everyone is polite and courteous.I love that they always follow up on your appointments not just texts but calls ,especially if they haven’t heard from you or missed appointments.  My daughter Jaila had a hard time with dental anxiety, when she first started prepping for braces.However Dr. Vanessa personable manner made it an easy and gentle process.  always a joy to see with her humorous approach .

Michael P. from Lancaster, CA (Source: Yelp)


We are new to this office as we used to drive to Valencia for the very popular children’s dentist office known by many in the AV. I will be completely honest with you I am more than happy with the change. My boys are age 5 and 9 and Dr Vanessa and her assistants were so kind to them and put their nerves at ease. Our visit was quick and our wait was no different than the other dental office. The one on one was much more personal than the one in Valencia I will definitely be returning to this office. I appreciate the time they took to make my kids feel comfortable and if I am waiting longer in the waiting room next time I will remember that they take the time with the kids and that’s worth the wait in my opinion.

Catherine M. from Lancaster, CA (Source: Yelp)


The office staff was very pleasant, got us in within 15 min of arriving. We were just scheduled to fill out paperwork for first time patient and get x-rays done so they can send out for authorization to medical insurance for a future tooth extraction. But while we were there, my daughter got a teeth cleaning, and a baby tooth pulled. What great service! The lobby is fairly small and was packed with appointments waiting, but I would recommend this dental center!

Kalen D. from Lancaster, CA (Source: Yelp)


We have been seen by Dr Vanessa for the past two years and she is very attentive and caring to our family’s needs. The staff is professional and always offer outstanding service to all their customers. We are fortunate to have amazing dental professionals in the AV.   The staff is professional and attentive whenever we arrive at the clinic.

Analyn S. from Palmdale, CA (Source: Yelp)


Let me start by saying I had visited many different  dental offices prior to Dr.Vanessa and she is just absolutely amazing!!! Not only is she just so sweet she makes all 3 of my boys feel so comfortable  taking them to the dentist isn’t such a hassle anymore since they aren’t scared!! Ricky and gloria are also great they are always accommodating and so caring with my boys!! Shout out to all the staff I have no complaints  and everyone is awesome keep up the great work and I definitely have and will keep recommending everyone I know!!!

Mirian P. from Central LA, Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Those in need of great Dental care look no further. I came to Dr Vanessa’s clinic with terrible pain and left “One Happy Patient”.  Dr Vanessa patiently examined my x-rays and Dr Kim worked on my fillings while David worked on my crowns. The three of them were very professional while courteous. They go The “human connection” down for sure.  The dentists and the clinic staff make you feel welcome from the time you walk in. I am so pleased with my results I am walking on cloud 9. Truly grateful to the Smile Dental Group in Lancaster! ,

Hannah P. from Lancaster, CA (Source: Yelp)


By far the best dental office I’ve been to in the antelope valley.  They were able to squeeze me as a new patient with a complicated case for a same day appointment. Id been having horrible tooth pain and was in desperate need of a consult ASAP. The wait time was about 5 minutes, staff is professional and courteous and the dentists were amazing! They reviewed my x-rays with me and explained everything thoroughly, all while making me feel completely at ease. I underwent treatment and was prescribed the medication I needed that same day. Very pleased with my experience here and would highly recommend this office to anyone looking for great quality care!

Elizabeth F. from Pasadena, Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Vanessa is the best! She tells you everything she’s going to do and explains it not like other dentist that just come in and start working without explaining. She felt my 7 year old feel calm during the procedure. My daughter had had a tooth extraction before because she fell and her tooth got loose, this was done at western dental when she was 3 years old and they traumatized her so bad. Up to this day she remembers it. But as soon as Dr. Vanessa came in she talked to her and assured her that she wouldn’t hurt her… After the visit my daughter said mommy the dentist wasn’t bad the other dentist was bad! I felt so glad I came here and she had a great experience! Thanks Dr. Vanessa!

Ruby O. from Palmdale, CA (Source: Yelp)


My 2 children and I are a pt at smile Dental. We have came here for a few years now . The employees here build a great pt report with there pt . They know me by name and great me as I walk in so friendly and kind . At my first visit I lost my wallet and they called me and stood late just so i can pick it up . Thank you Desiree! Dr. Vanessa knows my children well and my daughter is a very difficult pt to handle but Dr. Vanessa along with Gloria , Matty , and Katie . Are so paciente and caring with both my kids . There are TV’s in the rooms , along with kid paintings on the wall, and even cellphone holders to distract your Child from seeing the instruments on the dental tray . This place is always busy, which i think is a good thing because people don’t mind the wait because they know the treatment and care is well worth the wait . Thank you smile Dental Team

Erica H. from Lancaster, CA (Source: Yelp)


Miss Vanessa and staff have made my daughter’s dental experiences so effervescent and carefree, my daughter actually looks forward to going to the dentist which is a lot to say as an 8-year-old! Whenever we go to the dentist, the front office staff greets my daughter by her name, and tell miss Vanessa “your favorite patient is here” and miss Vanessa responds with my daughters name which makes the experience much more personable which in turn relieves my daughter’s nerves. My daughter hasn’t been the best with her teeth, especially when she goes to her other parents she forgets, so she’s had to have baby teeth pulled, capped, etc. Miss Vanessa always has a gentle touch, my daughter nervous laughs which can be difficult to work around but miss Vanessa always makes it happen. I couldn’t ask for a better dentist for my daughter! I wish she would take adult clients


We proudly provide high quality dental care to the community of the Antelope Valley and surrounding areas. Our featured services are general and pediatric dentistry. With our group of general dentists and specialist we can accommodate almost any procedure so you don't have to travel from office to office. Parents are welcome to stay in the room while our pediatric dentists provide care for children age 1-7 in an environment designed for kids. Also, the orthodontist can provide a beautiful smile for both children and adults alike. Meanwhile our general dentists are high trained in all types of procedures such as Crowns, Root Canals, Extractions, including wisdom teeth, Gum Treatment, Implants, and Dentures all in relaxed friendly environment. At Smile Dental Group our goal is to provide dental health and beautiful smiles to the whole family. After all, it is our name. Please take a few moments to look through this site to get a better feel for capabilities and services. We also invite you to email or call our offices at any time to request an appointment or ask any questions. Thank you and see you soon. Dr. Vanessa was born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil. She received her Bachelors of Science in Biology and her DDS degree in 2001, from the University of Guarulhos in Sao Paulo, Brazil. While earning her degrees in Sao Paulo, Dr. Vanessa interned with the Brazilian Air Force and was part of a volunteer group that offered their dental services, free of charge, to those persons in the Sao Paulo area lacking sufficient dental care. Dr. Vanessa relocated to the Antelope Valley and received her California Dental License. Shortly thereafter Dr. Vanessa completed a residency in Cosmetic Dentistry from Esthetic Professional, in Tarzana, CA. Almost immediately after Dr. Vanessa began practicing dentistry in the Antelope Valley, she quickly gained a reputation of being a well-trained Dental Professional as well as a highly skilled Cosmetic Dentist. Dr. Vanessa's educational and professional background, along with her warm, calming "chair - side manner" and "soft hands"