AboutPortola Dental Group

Portola Dental Group is a Palm Desert based family dentist practice that treats patients of all ages. We are committed to delivering the highest quality dental care and do so using advanced 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. Marc E. LeBlanc, DDS and our staff invite you to schedule an appointment by calling 760-201-4085 and experience why our patients think Portola Dental Group is the best dentist in Palm Desert.

Dr. Marc E. LeBlanc

Dr. Marc E. LeBlanc

Dr. Marc E. LeBlanc has been caring for the Central Coachella Valley’s dental needs for over 25 years. After graduating from the USC School of Dentistry with honors, he knew he wanted to spend his career right here in the desert. He has taken countless advanced courses in all aspects of advanced dentistry.

Whether you are in need of implants, veneers, root canals, crowns, bridges, cosmetic dentistry or just need a fantastic general dentist, you have found the right place. We promise you will feel right at home the moment you walk into our friendly and caring office. We look forward to meeting you and hope to see you soon.

Dr. Assal Aslani

Dr. Assal Aslani

Dr. Aslani grew up in Los Angeles and is new to the Coachella Valley. She attended University of California, San Diego then moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan to complete dental school at the University of Michigan. She continued her advanced dental training at the VA Hospital in La Jolla, CA treating our veterans. While living in the Pacific Northwest, she became a National Health Service Corps Provider and worked as Dental Director in a non-profit public health setting serving those in need. Dr. Aslani has experience treating patients of all ages, backgrounds, and those with a myriad of oral health issues. She is committed to serving her patient’s needs and continues her education through advanced courses and training. Dr. Aslani enjoys skateboarding, paddle boarding, camping, and spending time with family and her rescued asthmatic cat, Yeti.


Office Manager

With over 20+ years working in cosmetic dentistry as well as the beauty industry, Audra has a true eye for aesthetics. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and enjoys furthering her knowledge and keeping her RDA license through continuing education courses. In her spare time she enjoys the beach, traveling, shopping, and spending time with her family. Audra is an avid animal lover and adores her dachshund Reggie.


Registered Dental Hygienist

Born and raised in New York, NY. Graduated from NYC Technical College with an associate degree in dental hygiene in 1996. Annette has a Bachelors Degree in Art History. Annette enjoys staying active. She hikes, walks her dogs and travels.


Treatment Coordinator

Ariela has lived in the Coachella Valley for 6 years and loves her desert lifestyle. Ari has over 10+ years in client services along with management in the beauty industry. She is most likely the first person you will speak to when you call our office as well as greet you upon arrival. Ari enjoys time with her family and discovering new adventures with her puppy Coco.


Insurance Coordinator

Janell was born and raised in the Coachella Valley and loves everything about desert living. She has over 12+ years of dental experience and loves to conquer insurance challenges. Janell enjoys the outdoors as well as spending time with her family. In her free time, you will find her skiing (water & snow), hiking, rock climbing, and traveling.


Dental Assistant

Judy is always smiling and loves to ensure that her patients are comfortable and happy. She has worked in the dental industry for 20+ years and caters to those who may be nervous or skittish about dentistry. Judy enjoys gardening, creating new inventions, and spending time with family.


Dental Assistant

Born and raised in the Coachella Valley, Marrissa knows all facets of desert living. Marrissa has worked in various dental specialties for 20+ years and enjoys all aspects of dentistry. She prides herself on exceptional customer care and strives to help nervous patient’s become believers in pain free dentistry. In her free time, Marrissa enjoys gardening and spending time making new memories with her family.