Your Dental Team

Competent, Experienced & Caring Dentistry

Welcome to Smile Artistry of Chino Valley and thank you for taking the time to learn more about our family. Our goal is excellence in everything we do and for each and every one of our patients to feel like they are a part of our family. Because of our belief in family, we gladly welcome patients of all ages.

Our team strives to provide the highest quality of dental care to meet each patient’s specific individual needs. This includes services ranging from preventative to restorative to cosmetic dentistry. We truly believe that a strong preventative plan is the best and most efficient way to maintain optimal oral health. Our office utilizes the latest in dental technology and our staff stays up to date on the newest in dental education to make sure that your smile is beautiful and long-lasting. We look forward to providing for your dental needs, and we welcome you to our family.

Dr. Vijaya Cherukuri

Dr. Vijaya Cherukuri is focused on creating long term relationships with all her patients. She understands that to earn the trust of her patients they must be, thoroughly educated, given choices for their dental care and have their time honored. Dr. Cherukuri has been a dentist in Chino for over 27 years, and knows how providing hospitality in a caring environment eases patients’ anxieties.

“I truly enjoy serving patients of all ages,” she says. “In particular those with special needs or who wish for a little extra touch of tender loving care.”

Dr. Cherukuri received her BDS from Osmania University and followed it with extensive training at UCLA. As a lifelong learner, she continues to stay updated on all the latest technology and current procedures and techniques. Her diverse experience allows her to create smiles that last a lifetime.

She is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental association, Tri County Dental Society and the International College of Dentists.

Dr. Vijaya Cherukuri is the proud mother of two boys, Anand and Adarsh. As an only child, she is blessed by her ability to spend time and care for both of her parents.

She enjoys classical (Indian) music and philosophy.

In her free time she gives back to the community, (local, state, national and international) in a number of ways. She has provided free emergency dental services to the Chino Unified school district for over twenty years. Dr. Cherukuri serves on the Tri County Dental Society Board and is a delegate to the California Dental Association House. She and her family have been active participants and supporters of the American Cancer society and the Relay for Life in Chino. As a director of CORD (Chinmaya Organization for Rural development), she works with rural communities and organizes and volunteers at service camps on the Indian subcontinent. They work to serve the poor, marginalized and the “differently” abled to lead happy and productive lives.

dr vijaya cherukuri and samantha
Office Manager


Laura is the Office Manager at Smile Artistry of Chino Valley.

Laura has been in the dental field since her high school years. Through the many hats that she has worn in the dental office including chairside assisting, she has come to understand first hand patient concerns and priorities from both a treatment and financing perspective.
“My four years in dental management have been the most rewarding. I am able to guide patients through their dental choices, find solutions to meet their dental health needs and support them.”

Laura has three beautiful children who energize her to strive to be a better person every day. Laura is also pet mom to “Bruno Romeo”, a French bull dog. Laura loves hiking and hanging out with “good friends” and she still makes time for karaoke and dancing.

“ My motto- Today Is The Best Day Of My Life”


Samantha is a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) at Smile Artistry, Chino Valley. She is a second generation RDA, taking after her mom, and has been Dr. Cherukuri’s trusted assistant since 2014. Samantha is passionate about helping each patient achieve their perfect smile and thrives when it comes to serving apprehensive patients. Her goal is to eliminate dental phobias by providing a positive dental experience, with a gentle touch, to each and every patient.

Besides dentistry, Samantha also maintains all of the office’s social media. She is passionate about spreading the word about the wonderful staff and excellent service, and has the creative flare to do so. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, painting, and spending time with her loved ones. Most of all, she enjoys being mom to Calvin, her one year old French bull dog. Samantha always has a smile on her face and cannot wait to meet you.

Patients appreciate Samantha’s candid and honest input with treatment planning choices and options to fit their individual needs and desires.

Registered Dental Assistant
Office Manager


Theresa is a licensed RDA with over 22 years of dental assisting experience, with a long time association with Smile Artistry.

With her gentle personality, she is gifted with caring for the fragile and the elderly and ensures that each patient experience is positive and comforting.

“I like treating patients like family and letting them know and making them feel like they matter” says Theresa.

She enjoys time with family playing soft ball, hiking and surrounding herself with “good people”.


Sahar is a hygienist at Smile Artistry. She graduated from Moreno Valley hygiene school and completed the dental laser certification program as well to help patients achieve and maintain optimal periodontal health.

Sahar is focused on educating patients about the status of their oral health and strives to reinforce home care as part of a team effort for healthy teeth and gums. She has been instrumental in helping patients maintain a healthy balance of gingival, oral and over-all health.

Sahar finds relaxation in walking by the ocean and watching television with her husband.. She enjoys yoga and reading on her kindle, gardening and making healthy food from scratch.

Registered Dental Assistant

I was very much satisfied with my recent visit to Smile Artistry. I felt very welcomed from the very beginning of my visit, from the helpful Receptionist, Diane, to the Assistant, Samantha, and of course Dr. Cherukuri. They were very accommodating to my work schedule with appointment times. I highly recommend this office to anyone in future need of dental care, you will be taken care of with gentle loving hands.

R Valdez