Dentist in Valley Springs

Welcome to the Office of
Joana Motiu, DDS

With two convenient locations in Valley Springs and San Andreas, Dr. Joana Motiu and her staff are committed to giving you a beautiful and healthy smile. Our expert skills and compassionate care coupled with utilizing the latest advances in dental technology make every visit to our practice a positive, comfortable, and stress-free experience.

As your Valley Springs dentist, every patient is treated with the individualized care and attention that they deserve. As your dentist, Dr. Motiu takes the time to listen to your smile goals, assess your dental needs, and develop the best treatment plan. We recognize that the best results are the product of working with a trusted partner in care.

Our state-of-the-art office provides a comprehensive range of dental services for every member of your family. Using the most advanced technology and treatment modalities, we offer dental services that can help you to maintain your oral health for a lifetime, as well as provide you with a wide range of solutions to cosmetically transform the appearance of your smile and to restore a smile compromised by dental problems or other factors.

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish, French, Romanian

Some of Our Services

  • Children's Dentistry

    Many preventative techniques are available today for kids to minimize tooth decay. Baby teeth, as well as grown up teeth, can be coated with sealants. Flossing and brushing is fun - discover all the gadgets! Fluoride is important in small quantities. Ask your dentist for the various options and techniques available.

  • Oral Cancer Screening

    Early detection is critical. If you smoke, or have smoked, you may be at risk for developing oral cancer. The good news is techniques are now available to detect cancer early. Long before the traditional biopsy, cancerous cells can now be detected for early treatment. IMPORTANT: Have a yearly cancer screening during your regular dental cleanings and exams.

  • Comprehensive Gum Care Protection

    Periodontal/Gum Disease occurs to some degree in more than 60% of all dental patients. Our practice is dedicated to providing a comprehensive and individualized periodontal program for all our patients. Under local anesthesia, (try the new patch!), patients' oral soft tissue care is rehabilitated not only by traditional means but also by administration of local medications. Surgery is only the last resort.

  • Bleaching

    Many patients today are educated via the media regarding the latest in tooth whitening techniques. Many have purchased whitening products at pharmacies only to yield unsatisfactory results. Our practice can provide patients with "in-office" as well as "at-home" bleaching. A consultation regarding bleaching is important. There are many reasons why tooth discoloration occurs. We would be happy to offer you a free consultation.

  • Root Canals

    Our dedicated dental staff is trained to provide root canal therapy in a gentle and caring manner. Teeth are important for oral function. A beautiful smile is best served by the most conservative treatment available. Because of the newer root canal techniques available today; fewer x-rays are taken, roots are cleaned more efficiently to remove infection, and rapid sealing means that patient care can be achieved in one to two appointments instead of the traditional three to four.

  • Exractions

    At times, dental treatment dictates a more traditional approach to care. Some teeth are not meant to be. Wisdom teeth give more heartache than "wisdom". Other teeth ... more heartache. We are available for emergencies and follow up care.


Best dentist ever! I have never met a kinder gentler giving person and doctor. I wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Motiu.


Dr. Motiu is just the best there is! ... Thank you Dr. Motui and staff!


Dr. Joana and her staff are awesome. Very nice environment. Xoxo