Welcome to Our Practice

Dr. Maria Luisa Vales at The Bonita Art of Aesthetic Dentistry specializes in beautifying smiles, maintaining your dental health, and helping you improve your appearance. Our experienced and friendly staff takes great pride in keeping your smile beautiful. Our promise to you is that the veneers, tooth colored fillings, crowns, and bridges we create will look as good or better than the teeth you were born with.  We use the highest quality and incredibly durable products to restore your teeth. You can trust your smile with us.

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Keeping it GREEN:

To expedite your appointment time with Dr. Vales, please fill out either the New Patient Forms (if we haven't met you yet), or the Existing Patient Forms (if you are a patient of record).  Please save a copy of our Notice of Privacy Practices and the Dental Board of California's Dental Material Fact Sheet for your records.

After you fill out the forms, please send them to us by email, do not print.  All forms are taken care of digitally.  We use a tablet computer for the forms and your signatures.  You can do so by one of these two methods: 

  1. Save the form to your desktop.  Fill out the form and save again.  Open your email account, click to compose a new email, address the email to: [email protected].  For the subject line, enter “Dental”.  Click on the attachment icon, browse to your desktop and highlight your form, then attach.  Write a note if you’d like and then send.  When you come in to see Dr. Vales, we'll have the forms ready on our tablet computer for review and your signatures.  So, keep it green and save a tree, don't print the forms on paper.
  2. Fill out the forms on our tablet at the time of your appointment.

Appointment time is allotted for filling out the forms in the office.  If they are emailed to us, it leaves you more time to discuss treatment plan and concerns with Dr. Vales.

We appreciate your time in taking care of this for us and look forward to seeing you soon. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view these documents.  Click this link for a free download:   Acrobat® Reader ®

Meet The Doctor

  • Dr.
    Maria Luisa C. Vales, D.M.D.

    Dr. Vales has been practicing dentistry in the Chula Vista, Bonita area since 1995.  She graduated from Centro Escolar University in 1988 and attended Loma Linda University in 1994 for preparation to complete the California Dental Board Examination. Read More


I came with many painful issues that needed to be addressed and I was met with the utmost professional care and compassion.  Elizabeth was kind and efficient with scheduling and explaining in detail my course of care.  Dr. Vales was brilliant and I saw how she paid attention to detail and the integrity of her work.  I have suggested to my family and friends to visit Bonita without hesitation.  Thanks to all three of you! Many blessings and continued success. 

Jacqueline M.

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We are closed for lunch 12:30pm - 1:30pm (Mon-Thur)


8:30 am-4:30 pm


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8:30 am-1:00 pm





Dear Friends, Family, and Patient’s,

We hope that you all are doing well during this pandemic. Our office is open and seeing patients. We’ve made a few changes and have kept on working. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.

Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe. Read More