The mission of our dental practice is to offer a warm and caring environment in which patients can attain the most comprehensive and highest quality dental care in one convenient location.

We know that you have a choice of dentistry in the area and can assure you that coming to our practice will change the way you look at dentistry. We treat you as a whole person understanding that you expect and deserve the best. Our goal is that you will feel confident in our ability to meet your dental expectations.

We are sensitive to your dental needs and strive to integrate dental care with your long-term health goals and budget. It is our commitment to improve and maintain your oral health and help you have the best smile possible.

Ricardo A. Suarez, D.D.S. is a West Covina based family dentist practice that treats patients of all ages. We are committed to delivering the highest quality dental care and do so using state-of-the art dental equipment. We are a cosmetic dentist that offers services like checkups, teeth cleaning, crowns, veneers and more. We also perform emergency dentist services that include bonding, root canals, crowns, and bridges. As a local dentist, we create lifelong relationships with our patients and their families and work to ensure that they receive treatments in a comfortable and relaxed environment. Drs. Suarez and Tam and our staff invite you to schedule an appointment by calling 626-400-1253 and experience why our patients think Ricardo A. Suarez, D.D.S. is the best dentist in West Covina.

Meet The Doctors




  • B.A.: University of Southern California, Biological Sciences 1996
  • DDS: University of Southern California School of Dentistry 2000
  • G.P.R.: General Practice Residency 2001, Miami VA Hospital


  • Oral Conscious Sedation
  • Level I Laser Certified – Soft Tissue
  • Fellowship Award Academy of General Dentistry
  • Board Member Southern California Academy of General Dentistry 2012
  • Progressive Orthodontics Seminars 2008
  • E4D Dental Elements 2010


  • American Dental Association, California Dental Association, San Gabriel Valley Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry
  • Continuing Education:
  • Has exceeded over 500 hours of continuing education

Volunteer Work:

  • Remote Access Medical (R.A.M.) 2009 & 2010
  • Give Kids A Smile 2011
  • Care Harbor LA – 2012 General Dentist
  • Pasadena Community College Dental Hygiene Clinic – Supervising Dentist


Dr. Tam graduated magna cum laude with a major in Microbiology and a minor in Dance from UC San Diego. She continued her education at UCLA School of Dentistry, where she received her dental degree graduating summa cum laude. With a strong interest in refining her skills and knowledge in Periodontics, she decided to continue her training at UCLA School of Dentistry for an additional three years, completing a residency in Post Graduate Periodontics and Dental Implant Surgery.

Dr. Tam is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. A Diplomate is a periodontist who has made significant achievements beyond the mandatory educational requirements of the specialty and who is certified by the American Board of Periodontology.

Her professional affiliations include memberships in theAmericanAcademyof Periodontology, Western Society of Periodontology, California Society of Periodontists, American Dental Association, California Dental Association, San Gabriel Valley Dental Society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society, Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, and Pierre Fauchard Academy.

Dr. Tam has served as clinical faculty for the UCLA School of Dentistry and the Dental Hygiene Program at Pasadena City College.

Dr. Tam also spends time lecturing for various dental study groups for continuing education for dentists.

Besides English, Dr. Tam speaks Cantonese. In her spare time, Dr. Tam enjoys dancing, baking, and crafts.

Meet The Team



April has been in the dental field since 1995 and has working as a Registered Dental Hygienist since 1999. She has been at our office for 17 years. What she loves most about dentistry is the patient care. She loves educating patients about their mouths so they are able to maintain a healthy smile.  She loves the relationships she has with her patients and values their friendships.

She has been with her husband since 1991 and they have now been married for 13 years. She has two girls Sydney, 6, and Ashley, 9.  In their spare time her family enjoys snowboarding in the winter and boating in the summer, Justin Bieber concerts and soon they’ll been heading to Hawaii for vacation.



Annie has been in the dental field since 1994 and became a Registered Dental Hygienist in 2002. It has been her pleasure to work with Dr. Suarez’s team oriented dental office as she feels we always strive for professionalism and excellence.  The past 10 years have passed so quickly.  She enjoys working in a state-of-the-art practice where she can provide the highest quality care to all of her patients. Her goal is for all of her patients to have a beautiful healthy smile by educating them on the importance of overall health and quality dental care.  She is committed to her profession through continuing education classes on up to date technology and the newest information.

In addition, to being a professional Registered Dental Hygienist, she is also a dedicated wife to Vincent and mother of three beautiful daughters: Sarah, Selena, and Sophia. Sarah is twenty-five she works part-time and attends San Diego State University. Selena is sixteen years old and is getting ready to move into her college life and volunteers at Covina Parks and Recs. Program TEAM. Sophia is ten years old and is participating in Cheerleading competitions with Strive, Believe, in Covina. While working full-time and raising a family she enhances her mental and physical well-being so she can be a role model to her family. During her free time she enjoys hiking and running. She has participated in 5k’s and half-marathons. She also ran the LA Marathon not once, but twice. She lives her dreams personally and professionally day in and day out.  Her own personal mantra is “Be Positive.”



Lupe is our patient coordinator for Dr. Suarez’s office. She has been in the dental field since 1988. She joined Dr. Suarez’s team in March of 2010. Working with Dr. Suarez and the staff has been a wonderful learning experience for her. She enjoys building relationships with our new patients and cherishes the ones already built with our existing patients. It gives her great satisfaction to see each one of our patients leave with a smile on their face. She lives in Covina with her 2 daughters; Jeannette who works with kids and is studying to become a teacher and Justine who works for the city of Walnut, but her passion is make-up artistry. Lupe has four amazing grandchildren Maleena, Jaime, Delilah and Addison. She enjoys going to football and baseball games (GO Cowboys & Dodgers!), she loves to dance, attend church, crochet and hangout with her awesome family.


Antoinette is the Front Office Coordinator for Dr. Suarez, and has been in the dental field since 1987 and joined Dr. Suarez’s team in 2011.What Antoinette loves most about working at our office, is building relationships with our wonderful patients, both personally and professionally and helping them to achieve their treatment goals. She is grateful to be working in an office with such a great doctor and staff where we all truly care about each other and our patients, as well as working with state of the art equipment.

Antoinette is a mom to 3 beautiful grown daughters. Bryanna, 26, Chelsea, 23 (both girls graduated from college last year) and Allie, 22 (who is currently a college student). She also has a handsome grandson Parker who is 4 years old and is very excited to become a big brother to her newest grandchild, who is expected in July of 2016. In 2014 she married the love of her life, her husband John. Together they have 5 children and 5 grandchildren, soon to be 6. They all love doing lots of traveling, concerts, bike riding, going to Disneyland, and spending time with family and friends.



Carolina is the front office assistant for the office. She joined Dr. Suarez and his team the summer of 2012 and has immensely enjoyed getting to know all of the wonderful patients that come to the office. She has lived in Southern California her entire life and graduated from California State University, Fullerton in May of 2012 where she received two Bachelors of Arts degrees in Psychology and Spanish. Learning is her greatest passion, second only to her family. She is the proud mom of two year old Brandon and together they love watching movies and spending times outdoors with her family. She also loves to dance, do crafts and read. In the future, she looks forward to growing her family and taking advantage of all the wonderful opportunities life has to offer.


Sandra graduated from Hacienda-La Puente Adult Education Dental Assistant Program in 2007 and became a Registered Dental Assistant in 2008. She joined Dr. Suarez’s team in 2010. She loves working as a dental assistant; it gives her the satisfaction of knowing she can help people have a healthy smile. She has two sons with Daniel, a nine year old and an eight year old, who keep them on their toes constantly. She enjoys cheering them on during their basketball games and knows they will go pro one day. Her goal for the future is to continue her education and become a Dental Hygienist.


Elaine joined Dr. Suarez’s office in March 2011 as a Dental Assistant. She is a mom of 4. She has 2 boys (Joseph & Noah) and 2 girls (Marisa & Natalia). She has been married to the love of her life, Marcello, since 2007. She was raised in West Covina and went to West Covina high School. She has worked in other fields but none of them were for her. She made the decision to go back to school, so she enrolled into college for dental assisting. On the 1st day of class she knew this is the field she always wanted to be in. This was her “calling”.  In her free time she enjoy being with her family. We like to go to Knott’s Berry Farm, Disneyland and Dodger games.