Meet Desert Villa Dental’s Doctors


Wa Chao, D.D.S.

Dr. Chao’s history with science and dental care began as a specially trained pharmacy technician during his high school days in Los Angeles. Following graduation from high school he went on to study Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of California at Berkeley. A desire to help others and further his education led him to the University of Southern California School of Dentistry. In addition to his doctrine in Dental Science he furthered his credentials by specializing in implant placement and restoration at the University of California in Los Angeles.

During his last two years in the dental program, Dr. Chao received recognition for his role as a mentor to other dental students at the USC Mobile Dental Clinic, a group that provided dental care for elementary school children in nine school districts in Los Angeles and Orange Counties. Concurrent with his course work he also joined “Ayuda” (“Help” in Spanish), a group that traveled to Mexico to provide dental care to patients in need.

While he truly enjoyed working for other dentists in Tucson, Dr. Chao felt the urge to get more involved in his community. As a Sahuarita resident, the transition to open his own dental practice seemed like the logical next step. Dr. Chao opened Desert Villa Dental in March 2006.

Today Dr. Chao and his team are happy to assist their community members in achieving their dreams of having a perfect smile. Dr. Chao has had extensive training in all aspects of general and cosmetic dentistry, including veneers, implants, root canals, and more.



Aaron Charpentier, D.D.S.

Aaron Charpentier graduated Magna Cum Laude from Grand Canyon University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. He also graduated with honors from the dental school in Southern California at the Loma Linda University School of Dentistry as part of Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the national dental honor society.

He got his start with a dental clinic within the Central Arizona Shelter Services. The clinic was dedicated to providing necessary dental care to the homeless population in downtown Phoenix. He says of his time there, “This experience was incredibly valuable to me, as I was able to see how much of a difference can be made in the lives of others at the hands of a dentist.”

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