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From the moment you walk through our doors, you’ll be enveloped in serenity. Enjoy your choice of beverage and the company of aquatic life while waiting for your appointment – or a loved one’s. Our entire staff is dedicated to bringing comfort, compassion and quality to every aspect of your experience. And with state-of-the-art technologies, you can rest assured that Dr. Cherukuri and Dr. Kommineni can provide the very best in modern, comprehensive dentistry. Whether it’s your first visit or your fiftieth, you’re always welcome at Harrisburg Smiles!

Dr. Naveen Cherukuri

Dr. Cherukuri comes from a family of doctors who encouraged him to study medicine. His mother is his greatest inspiration, and it was her assurance that he’d be changing people’s lives that convinced him to become a dentist. She was right, and Dr. Cherukuri loves seeing how a transformed smile can actually change someone’s life forever.

To pursue dentistry, Dr. Cherukuri attended Dental School at Rajiv Gandhi University. He then moved to Jamaica to practice and volunteer with organizations providing dental care to remote areas. While attending the University of California School of Dentistry, Dr. Cherukuri met Dr. Kommineni, ultimately deciding to bring their skills to Harrisburg. Outside of his personal work, Dr. Cherukuri assists the US Army Reserve as a dentist.

His time in Jamaica really influenced all his work and charity efforts. Along with his work in Harrisburg, Dr. Cherukuri still volunteers with the Jamaica Awareness Association of California and tries to assist in areas where healthcare is limited. To Dr. Cherukuri, building a strong community means having healthcare professionals who foster a culture of healthy habits. With the growth of Charlotte, he’s hoping to help create a strong, vibrant community.

Outside of dentistry, Dr. Cherukuri enjoys spending his time outdoors. He is especially fond of hiking (or just walking) the area’s many trails with his wife and two children. Whenever possible, the family loves to travel, and Dr. Cherukuri is especially interested in learning about different cultures and meeting new people.

Dr. Sanath Kommineni

Dr. Kommineni knew he was going to work in medicine from a young age; his entire family works as physicians. It was only at the encouragement of his older brother, a general family physician, that Dr. Kommineni chose to pursue dentistry and he fell in love with it upon further research. Even though his brother has now passed away, Dr. Kommineni still values the example he set and works with his brother in mind.

After working with underserved populations in India for three years, Dr. Kommineni was motivated to pursue his Masters in Community Health from Old Dominion University. He holds a Bachelors in Dental Surgery from Rajiv Gandhi University and Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Southern California, where he excelled and was on the Dean’s List throughout his academia. He has also been serving as a dentist with the U.S. Army Reserve for the past five years.

Dr. Kommineni moved to Charlotte seeking the perfect place for his two little girls to have a great education and easy access to the outdoors with refreshingly mild weather. With its prospering community, Harrisburg enticed Dr. Kommineni to get involved and grow with its diverse population, bringing bright and renewed smiles.

His endeavors in perfecting patient-focused dentistry are never-ending as he thrives to do so by being part of the AGD, ADA and NCDS, and by participating in dental conferences year-round when not providing patient care.

Dr. Kommineni enjoys the outdoors with his wife Dr. Kupperi, who is also a dentist, along with his two kindergarten-age daughters. In addition to dentistry, his passions also include riding his motorcycle in the mountains, trying out food around the world, traveling, and taking photographs.


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 Tara is the first smiling face you will see when you visit us. She graduated from Pensacola Junior College with a degree in Business Management. In her free time, she loves to spend time with her three children and husband.

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