About Palm Court Dental
Welcome to Palm Court Dental, where we have offered heartfelt dental care for families since 1992. Our team aims to deliver an exceptional, stress-free dental experience.
We value each and every patient and spend extra time to actively listen and understand our patients’ needs and expectations. You can trust our experienced team as we strive to provide the highest level of care with comprehensive dentistry in Fontana, California, and the surrounding areas of Riverside, Rancho Cucamonga, Ontario and Redlands, California.
Dr. Ricky Chung, Dr. Neal Vavra and our team treat our patients like family, and we can accommodate for those who speak Spanish or Mandarin Chinese. We offer comprehensive cosmetic dentistry treatments, laser dentistry, air abrasions, root canals, one-day porcelain crowns, oral surgery, Invisalign® clear aligners, Six Month Smiles® and more. Call us today to schedule your next appointment!
Meet the Doctors
Yu-Chi “Ricky” Chung, DDS
Dr. Chung is originally from Southern California and received his Bachelor of Science in biology from New York University in 2003. He completed his Doctor of Dental Surgery at New York University College of Dentistry in 2006. Upon finishing his education in New York, he became licensed to practice in both Nevada and California. The beginning of his career took him to a general dentistry office in Las Vegas Nevada, where he honed his clinical and patient management skills for the last 10 years. When Dr. Chung is not dedicating his time to his patients and dentistry, you will find him enjoying his time with his wife and their baby. Dr. Chung is a member of the American Dental Association®, California Dental Association and Tricounty Dental Association.
Dr. Neal Vavra
Dr. Neal Vavra was born and raised in the Inland Empire. It is no wonder that as the son of a Riverside dentist, he went on to follow in the footsteps of his father. After attending RCC, he graduated from CSU San Bernardino with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. Dr. Vavra then graduated with honors from the University of the Pacific in San Francisco in 1987. He was chosen to participate in a General Practice Residency for dentistry at the Jerry L Pettis VA Hospital in Loma Linda. He would later take a dental implant maxicourse at Loma Linda University. Dr. Vavra continues his education regularly and even completed over 400 hours in dental courses last year.
Dr. Neal Vavra has been practicing in Fontana since 1988. One of his main beliefs is to “treat people the way you want to be treated.” Gentleness and patience has helped children and adults find a relaxing and comfortable experience at the office. Dr. Vavra makes it his goal to treat patients with kindness, compassion and honesty so they can have healthy mouths, confident smiles and comfort in their dental visits. With the use of Invisalign® clear aligners, dental implants, metal-free crowns, whitening and other cosmetic procedures, you can have the smile and confidence you have always wanted and deserved.
Dr. Vavra is a member of the American, California and Tri-County dental societies. He also holds membership with the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, American Academy of Facial Esthetics and the TKO Dental Honor Society. He is certified to place and restore dental implants and to straighten teeth with Invisalign®. Staying in touch with the latest technology through continuing education and surrounding himself with the best team and laboratories has allowed Dr. Vavra to choose the best for his patients. In his spare time, our dentist enjoys gardening, wood working, fishing and making stained glass. He is a husband, a father of four and a grandfather of seven.
Meet Our Team
Our friendly team is excited to meet you! We are dedicated to providing personal care, and you can count on us to give you our full attention throughout your entire appointment. Call Palm Court Dental today at 909-829-3994 to make your appointment with our dentists in Fontana, California, and learn more about our dental services.
Angie – Office Manager
Angie has been with our office for over 24 years. She works her hardest to help her patients reach the goals they have for themselves. Angie loves seeing people’s lives change from the work we provide. She has four children and seven grandchildren. In her spare time, Angie enjoys gardening and traveling.
Hillary – Assistant Office Manager
Hillary attended George Fox University, where she studied business management and marketing. After she graduated, she worked at OHSU School of Dentistry, where she ran the continuing education department. She has extensive dental knowledge and loves when she can help people love their smile.
Nicholas – Registered Dental Hygienist
Nicholas is one of the newest members of our team and already loves being part of our family unit because he has the opportunity to create healthy smiles and make people laugh. When not at our dental office, Nicholas likes to go fishing with his dad.
Nicole – Registered Dental Hygienist
Nicole has been with Palm Court Dental for over 13 years. She graduated summa cum laude from Eastern Washington University with her bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene. What Nicole loves most about our office is the atmosphere. We are a family and we are all passionate about dental health and giving the best care to our patients. Nicole is married to the love of her life and they have two beautiful kids. She enjoys spending time with her family and animals when she isn’t working.
Tawnia – Registered Dental Assistant
Tawnia graduated from Chaffey College before joining our dental family. She is a great asset to Palm Court Dental with her extensive knowledge of front and back office work. Tawnia has three children.