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Meet Our Dental Specialists

Smile Design Dental Group is happy to present our team of outstanding Dentists in San Clemente California, yet conveniently located to Dana Point, San Juan Capistrano. Mission Viejo and other nearby Orange County California cities.

  • Clinical Director/General Dentist - Dr. Arash Asil, DMD
  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon - Dr. Moretta, DDS
  • Periodontist - Dr. Alireza Khansari, DDS, MSD
  • Anesthesiologist - Dr. Avery Mittman, MD

Meet Our Clinical Director

Dr. Arash Asil
Clinical Director

Dr. Arash Asil

Dr. Arash M. Asil has been involved in the field of dentistry for over a decade. He received his undergraduate degree in Biology from UCLA, Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree from Boston University, and postdoctoral certificate in Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry from University of Southern California (USC).
Dr. Moretta
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

Dr. Moretta

Dr. Carlos Moretta has been in the field of Dentistry since 1990. He has practiced as a Registered Dental Hygienist and General Dentist prior to beginning his residency training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He completed this training in 2009 and has since practiced both hospital based and private practice Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
Dr. Alireza Khansari
Periodontist, Implantologist

Dr. Alireza Khansari

Dr. Khansari is an accomplished professional in the field of Periodontology. In addition to surgical and non-surgical periodontal treatments, Dr. Khansari is certified for use of advanced surgical techniques for dental implants, bone and tissue regenerations, sinus elevation and complete full mouth dental implant reconstruction.
Dr. Avery Mittman

Dr. Avery Mittman

Dr. Mittman has been practicing anesthesia since 1990. He is experienced in a broad range of anesthetic techniques. He has practiced in a number of different settings including hospitals, trauma centers, surgicenters, physician and dental offices.

Philosophy and Basic Conditions

Standard of Excellence

A standard of excellence in personalized dental care enables us to provide the quality dental services our patients want and deserve. We provide comprehensive treatment planning and use restorative and cosmetic dentistry to achieve your optimal dental health. Should a dental emergency occur, we make every effort to see and care for you as soon as possible.

Unique Features

Smile Design Dental Group uniquely offers an In-Office Discounted Plan that is designed for patients without any type of dental insurance. In-office insurance allows us to provide the highest quality dental services at an affordable fee for our patients. In addition, our office provides a five year warranty on dental procedures as long as you allow Dr. Asil to check your dental health twice a year during your dental check-ups and cleanings.

Education & Prevention

As a practice, we truly believe that preventative care and education are the keys to achieving optimal dental health. That is why we focus on thorough exams – checking the overall health of your teeth and gums, performing oral cancer exams, and taking x-rays when necessary. We also know that routine cleanings, flossing, sealants, and fluoride are all helpful in preventing dental disease. Not only are we focused on the beauty of your smile, we are also concerned about your health. A review of your medical history can help us stay informed of your overall health, any new medications, and any illnesses that may impact your dental health.

Uncompromising Safety

Infection control is also very important to us. To protect our patients and ourselves, we strictly maintain sterilization and cross contamination processes in our office using standards recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Amalgam (silver) fillings, associated with mercury and lead poisoning as well as numerous other health ailments have long been abandoned in Dr. Asil’s practice. As a matter of fact, Dr. Asil has been improving the health of his patients by safely removing amalgam fillings. Radiation from dental x-rays have been reduced to an absolute minimum at Smile Design Dental Group. Dr. Asil’s state-of-the-art office offers digital radiographs that significantly reduce the amount of patient exposure while providing the best in diagnostic imaging.

Training & Expertise

As your dental health professionals, we want you to be confident knowing that we are a team of highly trained and skilled clinicians. We pride ourselves in providing the care you need to keep your smile healthy. To give you the best possible service and results, we are committed to continual education and learning. We attend dental lectures, meetings, and conventions to stay informed about new techniques, the latest products, and the newest equipment that a modern dental office can utilize to provide state-of-the-art dental care. Also, holding membership in various professional dental associations helps us to stay abreast of the changes and recommendations for our profession.

A Positive Experience

Building a foundation of trust by treating our patients as special individuals is vital to our success. We understand how uneasy some patients may feel about their dental visits, and how we can make a difference in providing a relaxing and positive experience. Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with excellent personalized care and service to make your visits as comfortable and pleasant as possible. We anticipate getting to know you, both as patients and as friends. We thank you for allowing us to take care of your dental needs and look forward to serving you. Contact Us if you have any questions or make an appointment today…..we’ll give you a reason to smile!