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20930 Bonita St. Suite Y | Carson, CA 90746

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Children are not just small adults. They are not always able to be patient and cooperative during a dental exam. Pediatric dentists know how to examine and treat children in ways that make them comfortable. In addition, pediatric dentists use specially designed equipment in offices that are arranged and decorated with children in mind.

A pediatric dentist offers a wide range of treatment options, as well as expertise and training to care for your child’s teeth, gums, and mouth. When your pediatrician suggests that your child receive a dental exam, you can be assured that a pediatric dentist will provide the best possible care.

Lenise Yarber, DDS

Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Lenise Yarber - Pediatric Dentist in Carson, South Bay, Wilmington and Gardena, CADr. Yarber spent her childhood in beautiful Anchorage, Alaska and attended high school in Federal Way, Washington. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene from the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry at the University of Southern California (USC) in 2002. She continued her education in dentistry at the USC School of Dentistry, where she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. During her studies she was the recipient of the Doctors Out To Care Award, the USC Century Award for Academic Achievement, the American Dental Hygiene Association Award for Commitment & Service and the Colgate-Palmolive Outstanding Leadership Award.

Upon graduation she was appointed a position as a member of the USC School of Dentistry faculty and served as a liasion for the recruitment and retention of underserved students into the profession of dentistry.

With a passion for the oral health care needs of children, Dr. Yarber completed an Advance Pediatric Dental Residency at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine’s Harlem Hospital based program in New York. In 2010 she received the Harlem Hospital New York City Health and Hospital Corporation Women In History Award for Outstanding Commitment to Patient Care.

In her spare time Dr. Yarber enjoys traveling, attending musicals, and spending time with her husband and daughter.

With commitment and enthusiasm for outreach and service, Dr. Yarber is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, California Society of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, California Dental Association, National Dental Association, and serves as the current President of the Angel City Dental Society.

Proud Member of:

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry   American Dental Association Member - Pediatric Dentist   National Dental Association    CDA - Dentistry   California Society of Pediatric Dentistry ACDS


DeAndra Turner, DDS

Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Lenise Yarber - Pediatric Dentist in Carson, South Bay, Wilmington and Gardena, CADr. Turner, a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist, grew up in Los Angeles, California and is the youngest of six children. She attended high school in Moreno Valley, California, graduating in 1996. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She attended Howard University College of Dentistry, where she received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery Degree. During her studies she was the recipient of the NDA Colgate Palmolive Scholarship, Blue and Gold Alumni Scholarship and on the National Dean’s List. She graduated Summa cum laude and became a Diplomat of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry in October 2012.

With a passion for the oral health care needs of children, Dr. Turner completed an Advanced Pediatric Dental Residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center a hospital-based program in New York.

With commitment and enthusiasm for outreach and service, Dr. Turner is a member of the California Dental Association, American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Angel City Dental Association, and American Association of Women Dentists.

Emma C. Onwuka, DDS

Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Emma C. Onwuka - Pediatric Dentist in Carson, South Bay, Wilmington and Gardena, CADr. Emma Chioma Onwuka is a board-certified pediatric dentist. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences from Stanford University and her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. While at UCLA, she held leadership positions in the student chapter of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and received the Excellence in Pediatric Dentistry award by the Southern California Society of Dentistry for Children. Following her time at UCLA, she completed two additional years of specialty training in pediatric dentistry at the University of Washington. Her pediatric dental training was based full time at two community clinics in Yakima, Washington, a rural farming community. In Yakima, there is a great need for pediatric dental care and her program provided a unique training experience as she gained a very high level of clinical exposure treating children and adolescents of all ages, including those with special healthc are needs.

Dr. Onwuka was born and raised in Southern California. She is excited to be “back home” to serve the dental needs of the children in the area. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, watching movies, and spending time with her family and friends.


Loliya Stewart, DDS

Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Loliya Stewart - Pediatric Dentist in Carson, South Bay, Wilmington and Gardena, CADr. Stewart is a pediatric dentist with southern roots who grew up in the suburbs of Atlanta, GA. She attended Emory University where she double majored in psychology and decision information analysis, earning a Bachelors in Business Administration. She attained her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where she was a recipient of the Dean’s Scholarship. She went on to complete her pediatric dentistry residency training from UCLA School of Dentistry, where she served in the role of Chief Resident. During her spare time, Dr. Stewart enjoys outings with her husband, attending special events, outdoor activities, reading, and spending time with friends.

Dr. Stewart is a Board Candidate of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and is a member of the American Dental Association, National Dental Association, Western Los Angeles Dental Society, California Dental Association, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Dr. Stewart believes strongly in treating each patient like family and instilling the values to create and maintain healthy smiles for each and every child.


Jessica Tsai, DDS

Anesthesiologist

Dr. Jessica Tsai - Pediatric Dentist in Carson, South Bay, Wilmington and Gardena, CADr. Jessica Tsai is a dentist anesthesiologist who is trained in a wide range of anesthesia techniques helpful to dental practices. She provides the comfort and safety of monitoring, sedation and general anesthesia for dental patients treated in surgery centers and private offices. Having completed a hospital residency at Loma Linda University, Dr. Tsai has advanced training in clinical pharmacology and emergency care. This allows her to competently assess and manage the risks inherent to dental anesthesia and to provide treatment for adult and pediatric populations. Since embarking on her professional career, Dr. Tsai has come to realize her genuine love for the pediatric patients and has now dedicated her practice to caring for children and adolescents.

After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree from UCLA in Neuroscience (Cum Laude), Dr. Tsai continued at UCLA to complete her dental education. During her time as a dental student, she consistently earned Dean’s List recognition, scholarships, and many exceptional performance reports. Dr. Tsai graduated with honors and achieved top board scores. After several years in private practice, Dr. Tsai continued her education with residency training in Anesthesiology at the School of Dentistry of Loma Linda University in Southern California. Here she was trained in all modalities of medical anesthesiology, with a focus in caring for pediatric and adult patients with special needs and complex medical conditions. She is certified in Basic Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support with the American Heart Association.

Dr. Tsai is a member of American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists, International Anesthesia Research Society, American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and Western Los Angeles Dental Society.