About Smile Studio
Smile Studio is a Upland based OWNER OCCUPIED, family dentist practice that treats patients of all ages. We are committed to delivering the highest quality dental care and do so using advanced dental equipment. We are one of the few PRIVATE offices in the country that employ Specialists on STAFF where the patients are able to see the BOTH the general dentist and the specialists in one roof. We are a cosmetic dentist that offers services like checkups, teeth cleaning, crowns, veneers and more. We also are one of the few Dental offices in the country to have both an inhouse dental ceramic lab technician and denture lab technician in house.
Phil J. Ra DDS, FAGD, FICOI
Dr. Phil J. Ra, raised in Southern California, realized his childhood dream of becoming a dentist when he was accepted into the prestigious six-year Accelerated Dental Acceptance Program Tract (ADAPT) at USC right after high school. Graduating in 2000 as one of USC’s youngest DDS holders, he has since dedicated himself to continuous education, earning a Fellowship from the Academy of General Dentistry, showcasing his commitment to staying abreast of the latest dental techniques. Notably, he’s been recognized as one of the “Top Dentists in America” and voted “FAVORITE DENTIST OF THE INLAND EMPIRE” for seven consecutive years.
Dr. Ra is extensively involved in professional organizations like the ADA, AGD, IAOMT, and ICOI, holding fellowships in AGD and ICOI, among other certifications. Actively engaged in advancing dental knowledge, he’s served on boards, contributed to dental health articles, and participated in study clubs. His practice emphasizes Biologic Dentistry, utilizing minimally invasive and homeopathic approaches to promote overall health, including cavity re-mineralization and biocompatible materials.
In his Upland dental office, Dr. Ra employs cutting-edge technologies like digital radiography, 3D imaging, and CEREC for same-day restorations, ensuring accurate diagnoses and convenient treatments for patients. His use of CBCT technology allows for precise evaluations and guided implant surgeries with minimal discomfort. Additionally, his in-house dental laboratory ensures meticulous customization and quality control for aesthetic procedures, guaranteeing patients’ satisfaction with their smiles.
Michael Azer, DMD
Dr. Michael Azer, a Los Angeles native, earned his Bachelor of Science in Public Health from UC Irvine before obtaining his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) Degree from Western University of Health Sciences. He is dedicated to crafting beautiful smiles and enhancing oral health, prioritizing patient involvement and comfort throughout treatment.
Continuously advancing his skills, Dr. Azer pursues ongoing education in cosmetic and implant dentistry to provide cutting-edge, gentle care to his patients. Beyond dentistry, he enjoys family time, basketball, weightlifting, and exploring trendy restaurants with his wife, Lydia.