AboutSmile Artistry Chino Valley

Smile Artistry Chino Valley is a Chino based 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. As a cosmetic dentist, we offer services like checkups, teeth cleaning, crowns, veneers and more.

We also perform emergency dentist services that include bonding, root canals, crowns, and bridges. As a local dentist, we create lifelong relationships with our patients and their families and work to ensure that they receive treatments in a comfortable and relaxed environment. Dr. Vijaya Cherukuri and our staff invite you to schedule an appointment by calling 909-895-2184 and experience why our patients think Smile Artistry Chino Valley is the best dentist in Chino.

Dr. Vijaya Cherukuri

I really enjoy the opportunity I have as a dentist to serve my patients.. Since opening our Chino office doors in 1988, I have seen families grow in our practice and now see their children and grand children.

I also have the privilege of working alongside a wonderful team who share family values and take pride in serving others. This creates a comfortable atmosphere where you can feel safe and cared for.

While maintaining the time tested values of trust and respect and as a life- long – learner, I have kept up with the technology trends, procedures and techniques and feel blessed that as a team we have been able to deliver our services efficiently and continue to provide optimal esthetic and functional and long lasting results in a trusting environment.

As a family practice dentist, I take care of patients of all ages and feel particularly skilled with taking care of patients with special needs and dental anxieties. Taking the time to listen and patiently addressing concerns with empathy goes a long way.

I received my dental degree from Osmania University and followed it with extensive training at UCLA.. With my passion for learning, I feel well trained to serve most patients’ dental needs including placing and restoring implant, root canals and crowns, wisdom extractions, fillings restorations making our office truly a “one stop dental office”.

With a healthy mix of the old and the new, we are uniquely qualified to deliver a super positive dental experience, that so many patients seek . Hence, I t ruly believe that our office is the best kept gem of Chino Valley”

My children Adarsh and Anand are the spark of my life and continue to inspire me to be the best that I can be. As an only child , I am deeply engaged in the care of my octogerain and nonagenerian mom and dad.. My five year old maltese, Aspen, is the baby whose unconditional love uplifts my spirits. I love travelling and look forward to making more trips over the coming years. Life happens once and filling it with happy experiences remains my ultimate goal.


Dental Administrative Assistant

Being the first face our patients at Smile Artistry see when they come into the office, I strive to give everyone their best initial dental experience possible when stepping into our office!

Born in Fallbrook, California and being the youngest of three, I was never spoiled but I lived a loving life with my family growing up. In 1985, I moved to Los Angeles where I graduated from Roosevelt High School. I first stepped into the dental field in 1998 as a back office assistant. Within the field I found my passion for communicating and assisting patients with their dental inquiries. Transferring into Dental Administration in February of 2000 had to have been one of my best decisions! Now I get to help the patients at Smile Artistry first-hand by inspiring them to feel great about their smiles.

Happily married for 22 years with the love of my life; our wish for a big family was granted. I am a mother of five beautiful children and grandmother of seven adorable grandchildren. On my free time I enjoy going to the lake with my family and friends or enjoying a glass of wine while watching movies all night.

Inspiring quote:

“Life is short, smile while you still have teeth!”


Front Office Assistant

With a loving family of six including three younger brothers, Flora was born and raised in Los Angeles County. Flora graduated High School in 2013 with Honors in General Studies and Honors in Art. Displaying discipline and determination she rose through the ranks from Cadet to Captain while she was in the Law Enforcement Explorers Academy at her High School. She obtained her phlebotomy license soon after graduation. Even now, Flora continues to further her education in college by taking classes within the Biology Field.

Combined with her bubbly personality, artistic talents, and unyielding motivation, Flora strives to welcome patients, new and returning, to a place where they will be showered with bright heartwarming smiles.

Inspiring quote:

“We know the tooth, the whole tooth, and nothing but the tooth!”

Theresa Lucero

RDA/Treatment Coordinator

I’m the youngest of three children and lived in California my whole life. I graduated from Chino High School in 1994 and went straight into the dental assisting program where I graduated top of my class and received my RDA license in 1995. With all the new advancements and technology in the dental field I expanded my career and received my Phlebotomy license in 2019. I enjoy working hand and hand with the doctor and truly love what I do. I take great pride in helping others ease their fear of the dentist and treat all my patients as if they are my family members and they matter. I have two amazing children Sebastian and Emily and try to spend as much time with them before they are off to college. I also like hiking, concerts and finding new places to explore.

Inspiring quote:

“ They sure are handy when you smile, so keep your teeth around a while.” —Dr. Seuss ...

Sylvia Moreno

Registered Dental Assistant

Sylvia was born in San Jose, CA but lived in the Los Angeles area all her life. She received her Dental Assistant license in 2001. With her resolve and love of the Dentistry field she became a Registered Dental Assistant shortly after. Even now with the recent advancements in the dental industry she continues her education by obtaining her phlebotomy license. This allowed Sylvia to further develop and nurture the skills she already possessed.

Sylvia married in 1993 to her Junior High School Sweetheart, who she has been with for over 36 years now. They have four loving children which includes a daughter and three sons. They lovingly share their home with three adorable Xoloitzcuintli (Hairless Mexican) dogs. Sylvia always keeps a positive attitude and never forgets to leave the house without a sparkling smile.

Inspiring quote:

“It takes 72 muscles to frown, while only 14 to smile.”