Sunny Smiles Dentistry for Children and Young Adul

789 S Victoria Ave
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 644-5516
Contact: Ilapogue, Sunil
Business Description: Dr. Sunil Ilapogu (aka Dr. Sunny) is a highly qualified pediatric dentist. His calm and pleasant personality ensures your child a positive experience which promotes a lifetime of dental health. Dr. Sunil Ilapogu, D.D.S. (aka Dr. Sunny) attended Loma Linda University Dental School and completed his degree in 2002. While studying dentistry, Dr. Sunny recognized that he had a great love for working with children and chose to complete the pediatric residency program at Loma Linda University Hospital in June 2004. After graduation, Dr. Sunny moved to Ventura, CA to be an associate in Dr. Channers pediatric dental practice. One year later, Dr. Sunny acquired the practice and is striving to provide all children and teens with a positive dental experience. Dr. Sunny and his wife, Natalie, have three small children and enjoy living in Ventura. They are actively involved in the community and volunteer with Interface, Give Kids A Smile and Head Start. Sunny Smiles Dentistry is a sponsor of YMCA and provides dental education to over twenty preschools, kindergartens and day cares in the local area. Dr. Sunny enjoys travel, golf, basketball, hockey and spending time with his family. Dr. Nation grew up in southern California and attended college in the Napa Valley. He spent one year abroad to learn Spanish, then returned to southern California for dental school at Loma Linda University along with Dr, Sunny and completed his masters degree in Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Nation and his wife are blessed with two young children, Jaden, age five and Jianna, age three. Dr. Nobel is a native of southern California. He attended UCLA for undergraduate, dental school, pediatric dentistry training and is currently on the faculty at the UCLA School of Dentistry. Throughout his career, Dr. Nobel has dedicated himself to the treatment of under served children. He created Ticket to Smile, an organization dedicated to the dental care of children in homes affected by domestic abuse. His wife Ariana grew up in Ventura and attended Ventura High School. In their spare time, they enjoy traveling, as well as trying out the newest restaurants. Our doctors provide the most up-to-date and thorough treatment for a wide variety of dental procedures in an atmosphere that encourages your child to feel relaxed and comfortable. They are trained and qualified to treat all children including those with special needs who may have emotional, physical, or mental challenges. This specialized training and commitment to comprehensive oral health is why many parents wisely choose a pediatric dentist in a very similar way in which they choose a pediatrician to provide their childrens medical care. To insure that your children stay healthy, our doctors work with pediatricians and other medical and dental specialists as an important part of your childs health team.
In Business Since: 2005
Service Area: Ventura, CA
On Angie's List Since: 3/20/2013
Office Hours: Mon 08.00 AM - 05.30 PM, Tue 08.00 AM - 05.30 PM, Wed 08.00 AM - 05.30 PM, Thu 08.00 AM - 05.30 PM, Fri 08.00 AM - 04.00 PM, Sat Closed, Sun Closed
Licensed: Yes, I am appropriately licensed for my trade.
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Cities Served: National
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