About the Practice
Our Vision as Your Newport Beach dental home.
We strive to always provide exceptional care to every patient. We want each person to feel at home in our dental office, and we want to develop lifelong relationships with our patients. Our vision is to see your whole family as they grow, participating as your partners in keeping you healthy and happy.
We Make Our Vision Possible Through
Every individual is different. We focus on getting to know you and your needs.
We are a dental team dedicated to excellence, and that starts with our credentials, education, and clinical skills.
Dr. Desai is the only female American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry–accredited doctor in Newport Beach. You’re in good hands.
Dr. Dimple Desai
Dr. Desai chose dentistry because it was the perfect fit for her natural ability to beautifully blend aesthetics, science, and human connection. Her biggest reward in dentistry is seeing the life-changing effects this has on individuals.
At age 17, Dr. Desai decided she wanted to become a dentist. She started with dental hygiene to gain more knowledge and experience in the field. This afforded her the opportunity to further her clinical skills and learn more about patient communication and the impact that has on a patient’s relationship with their oral health.
Dr. Desai achieved her Bachelor’s in Science for Dental Hygiene and her Doctorate in Dental Surgery from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry where she earned membership to Omicron Kappa Upsilon. She was in the top 5% of her class. After receiving her doctorate, she went on to complete rigorous training from the Kois Institute, and receive accreditation from the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry—a distinction only 490 dentists in the world have achieved.
She has also completed composite courses at Cosmedent and IDEAS, is an Esthetic Professionals graduate, has attended Spears workshops, and is an International Dental Implant Association graduate.
Dr. Desai is one of only 490 dentists in the world to earn American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry accreditation.
As with everything in her life, Dr. Desai approaches dentistry with a desire for excellence. Her drive and passion are reflected in the many awards she has received as a dentist. She is a leader in the field of general and cosmetic dentistry and has received recognition as one of the nation’s Top 40 Dentists Under 40 in 2020. She was also voted by her peers as one of the Top Dentists in Orange County in 2020, 2021, and 2022. In addition, she is a published author in one of the top dental magazines, “Inside Dentistry.” Her article was reviewed by top colleagues in her profession as part of the submission process for publishing before being selected for publishing.
To continue to stay up-to-date and a top leader in dentistry, Dr. Desai is a member of the following organizations:
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
- Seattle Study Club
- American Academy of Clear Aligners
- American Dental Association
- California Dental Association
- Orange County Dental Society
- West Coast Seattle Study Club — Advisory Board Member
Dr. Desai also enjoys spending time with her two children and her husband, as well as fitness, cooking, and photography.
Dr. Desai's Accreditation Journey
Meet the Team
Lisa started as a dental assistant in 1983. A perpetual learner, she continued to grow in her dental career and expand her knowledge base. Her role as office manager allows her to oversee the patient experience from the moment you make an appointment to when you walk out of the office at the end of your appointment, ensuring the entire process delivers an experience that is above and beyond expectations.
Alexis chose dentistry as a profession after undergoing orthodontic care herself in high school. She graduated from Cypress Community College with her degree in dental assisting. As a lifelong Orange County resident, Luminous Smiles was a perfect fit in location as well as the high standard of care Alexis provides her patients. She is an expert in dental technology, from dental scans to photography to digital X-rays, lab work, and beyond.
Angie graduated from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in 1999 with her Bachelor’s of Science in Dental Hygiene. She comes from a family of dentists and has spent a lifetime observing the positive impact proper, mindful care can make on an individual. She enjoys helping patients achieve optimal oral health.