Steven E. Kratofil, D.D.S. Inc.

Welcome to our new page! We are a practice devoted to personalized patient care. With over 20 years of experience and a highly trained staff we are committed to providing State-of-the-Art dental care with attention to personal service, comfort and well being.

We provide a comprehensive approach to you and your family's dental needs. Our goal is to restore and enhance the natural beauty of your smile and help you achieve the smile of your dreams. Do you have an appointment with us? Feel free to fill out and print our patient forms, linked below! Patient Information Form:

Dental and Health History Form:

Operating as usual

[11/26/20]   Wishing all of our wonderful patients and friends a happy, safe and blessed Thanksgiving. We are thankful for you every day.

[10/10/20]   To Our Fabulous Patients:

For those of you that haven’t heard, we are open! If you missed your cleaning appointment back in March, April, May or June, be sure to give the office a call to schedule that cleaning. If you’ve been in to see us, tell your friends and family! Just make sure to bring a mask. 😷

[06/11/20]   To Our Valued Patients:

We hope this finds you and your family in good health. Our office has re-opened and we are now back to our regular schedule.

When it’s time for your next appointment, you will see some changes that we have put in place to help protect our patients and staff. For example:

•Our office will be calling you before your appointment to ask some screening questions. You will also be asked these same questions when you arrive for your appointment.

•Your temperature will be taken upon your arrival to the office.

•Face masks are now required for entry into the office

•We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use before you enter the office. You will also find it available in the reception area and in other areas for you to use as needed.

•You may see that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines and children’s toys since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect.

•The waiting room is now marked to allow for social distancing between patients. We are doing our utmost to limit the number of patients in the waiting room at any one time.

We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, our staff, and every patient safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please call our office at 760/242-7744.

Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends.


Drs. Kratofil, Fowlie, Nayyar, Newbold and Staff

[03/30/20]   Dear Valued Patient,
In an effort to support national efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, our practice is taking the following steps to help assure your health and well-being and that of our community:
• We are following directives from the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to limit patient and staff exposure to this virus.
• Your health, and the health of our dedicated staff, matters to us, so going forward we are suspending all non-emergency care until further notice.
• Patients will be seen only for urgent and emergency dental needs.
The safety and well-being of our patients continues to be our primary concern. We will continue to monitor the status of COVID-19 nationally and within our community and keep you up-to-date regarding our plans to re-open for business as usual.
If you have a dental emergency and need to be seen, please do not hesitate to call us at 760/242-7744.
Thank you for your on-going patience during this extraordinary time. We will get through this together.


Our top priority is the health and well-being of our patients, families, staff and community. In this unprecedented time, we are deeply committed to keeping everyone safe.

In light of the evolving pandemic and out of an abundance of caution, we have decided to close our office until April 1st. We believe that this closure will allow us to more effectively evaluate this dynamic situation and assist in following the CDC’s guidance on social separation. If you have an appointment scheduled with us during this period, our office will be in touch to help reschedule your appointment.

There WILL be a dentist on call in the event of a dental emergency. Should you require emergency dental care, please call our office as you normally would and one of our dentists will contact you.

We did not make this decision lightly. A great deal of care, research and planning guided our decision. We will continue to evaluate the situation as it evolves and determine on a weekly basis when it is appropriate for us to return to our normal business hours.

Again, please understand that we are making this decision with the health and well-being of our patients, our families, our team and our community in mind.

We wish all of you continued health and strength during this challenging time.


Dr. Steve Kratofil
Dr. James Fowlie
Dr. Shikha Nayyar


In the interest of the health and well being of our patients and staff, please be advised of our office sick policy. If you have any questions, please call us at 760/242-7744.


To Our Patients


It’s Girl Scout cookie time again. Support your local scout troop and buy cookies today!


Steven E. Kratofil, D.D.S. Inc.

[03/08/19]   A little funny for you Friday!


Dr. Kratofil's Invisalign Demonstration

Check out our new video, in which Dr. Kratofil demonstrates an Invisalign realignment from start to finish!


Next time you come to the office, check out our new display! We’ve collected as many of the magnets that we’ve given out over the years as we could find. Do you still have a magnet from us? Post a photo of your magnet in the comments below!


It’s that time of year again! Remember that dental benefits don’t roll over into the new year, so you’ve gotta use them or lose them. Call us at 760-242-7744 and make your appointment today!


As of today, Dr. Kratofil has been practicing dentistry for 33.3 years, or 1/3 of a century! Here he as at the beginning of his career at his graduation on May 10, 1985.


Sara's Hair Donation!

We are so proud of one of our dental hygienists, Sara! She donated about a foot of her hair to “Wigs for Kids”,a non-profit organization that provides wigs to kids undergoing cancer treatment at no charge to the kids or their families. #wigsforkids


A fun fortune from one of Dr. Kratofil's recent meals. :D


A big thank you to our Dr. Fowlie for his professional bow tying skills for our tree this year. All of us wish all of you a joyous holiday season and a happy, healthy 2018!


Have a happy, healthy and fun Halloween! 10/10/2017

Love Your Smile! It's use it or loose it time! Got dental benefits left for 2017? Call 760-242-7744 today to get that dental work done that you've been putting off. Appointments are filling up fast!


Last Friday, Doctor Kratofil and Doctor Fowlie gave free dental screenings to about 200 kindergarteners and 1st graders at Yucca Loma Elementary School! Here's a couple photos of them at work! 03/17/2017

Kratofil Steven E DDS - Apple Valley, CA

Happy Saint Patrick's Day! And a big thank you to everyone who has recently rated and reviewed us! We really appreciate the love. If Yelp is more your thing, we'd be happy to have feedback there as well! Here's the link to our page: General Dentistry in Apple Valley, CA


Happy belated birthday to Dr. Kratofil, seen here enjoyed a slice of his favorite pie last week!


Dr. Steve buying cookies from some very busy #GirlScouts. Lately he's become a big fan of the #lemonades!


Did you know that tap water contains trace minerals and naturally occurring fluoride that help strengthen your teeth? February is the American Dental Association's Nation Children's Dental Health Month and we support their drive to help strengthen children's teeth by drinking more tap water and practicing good dental hygiene skills every single day!

[12/31/16]   Happy New Year! Here's wishing everyone a happy, healthy and prosperous 2017!

[12/25/16]   Merry Christmas! Happy Chanukah! Happy holidays all around!

[11/22/16]   The end of the year is fast approaching and dental benefits and deductibles will reset with the new year. If you have remaining benefits left over this year, it's time to "use it or loose it". Call our office at 760-242-7744 and make that appointment!


A terrific pumpkin from Joanna Franke. Happy Halloween from our wonderful staff to you all! 10/31/2016

You've gotta watch this Zombie Party video for Halloween!

From our office. Enjoy our spooky doctors! Happy Halloween! It’s a perfect night to paint the town dead (er, red!). Put your party pants on and star with 3 friends in this terrorific video. 10/31/2016

You've gotta watch this Zombie Party video for Halloween!

Happy Halloween! It’s a perfect night to paint the town dead (er, red!). Put your party pants on and star with 3 friends in this terrorific video.


One more (mini) pumpkin carved by Elaine Kratofil to wrap up our spooky Halloween pumpkin decorating spectacular!


We are super excited to introduce our newest employee, Karen Mitchell! She is a terrific addition to our front office staff. She also carves a mean 🎃!


Tonight we have a pumpkin decorated by Sherri Rangle!


Today, we bring you a pumpkin decorated by Shawna Rogers!


Tonight we feature a pumpkin decorated by Sara Proulx!

Videos (show all)

Dr. Kratofil's Invisalign Demonstration
Sara's Hair Donation!





16191 Kamana Rd, Ste 102
Apple Valley, CA

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 3pm
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