FRIENDLY, CONVENIENT & FLEXIBLE
Our experienced Dental Professionals use the latest techniques to be as gentle as possible.
We accept most insurance plans, have a discount plan for those without, and offer flexible payment options.
We make your life easier with convenient hours including evenings and weekends.
Our general dentistry services take care of the daily dental needs of you and your family.
Our cosmetic services include a variety of treatments for patients looking to enhance their smiles.
Our extensive network of neighborhood practitioners make it easy to find dental specialists.
Gentle Dental accepts most dental insurance plans and options. If you do not see your insurance plan below, contact us and we will be happy to assist in confirming your existing insurance provider.
UNITED HEALTHCARE PPO
ASSURANT UDC HMO
DELTACARE PMI HMO
BC/BS OF AZ PPO
DELTA DENTAL GEORGIA
...and many more.
Call to see if your insurance is covered!
If you have dental insurance and are concerned about coverage do not hesitate to reach out to our friendly staff. Our team here at Gentle Dental will help you with any payment or insurance questions you may have and will work closely with you to help you get the most out of your dental plan.
Gentle Dental aims to be as gentle on your wallet as our dentists are when providing treatment. Our professional staff will help you get the most from your dental insurance benefits and explain any deductibles and co-pays to you.
Payment options include cash, major credit cards, discount plans, and private financing.
The Gentle Dental Smile Plan is perfect if you don’t have dental insurance and offers significant savings. The plan has no waiting period, involves no paperwork, and covers all pre-existing conditions.
You can enroll as an individual, couple or family and receive significant discounts on preventative services including exams, cleanings, fluoride treatments, and x-rays, as well as a host of other dental services. All other services including specialty care such as extractions, root canals, and orthodontics are discounted 20% from our list prices.
The Smile Plan is effective immediately and there are no claim forms to fill out and no maximums. Seniors 62 and older receive additional discounts on enrollment fees and parents can keep children on their family plan until age 26.
Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for everyone to obtain quality dental care at an affordable price.
To sign up or for questions, please call us at 800-277-1112.
You can also enroll at one of our locations.
We understand that you don’t always have the cash at hand, that’s why we accept most major credit cards and offer flexible financing options which can be helpful if you require more extensive work, orthodontics, or cosmetic procedures that aren’t covered by insurance. These plans can offer:
We want to make paying for dental services as easy as possible. For more information, call us toll-free at 1-800-GENTLE1 to get in touch with the Gentle Dental Office in your neighborhood.
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LEARN ABOUT US
The Avondale Gentle Dental is conveniently located in the Gateway Pavilions on W. McDowell Road between 103rd Avenue and N. 99th Avenue.
We offer flexible hours for your convenience, including early mornings and early evenings, and accept most insurance plans. For those without dental insurance, we offer a Gentle Dental Smile Plan that provides low-cost preventive and diagnostic care, as well as discounts of 20 percent or more on most dental treatments. We also have flexible payment plans and financing available as needed.
Our friendly team of dental professionals is eager to put a smile on your face by providing sincere and compassionate care. We offer gentle, personalized family dentistry for patients of all ages. Our skilled team of dentists can help you with all types of general dentistry, periodontics, cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, oral surgery, endodontics, and much more. We also specialize in orthodontics, so your entire family can enjoy a healthy smile.
We pride ourselves on building relationships for life with our patients by providing a great patient experience, open communication, excellent service for all your dental needs, and education to help maintain good oral health and overall well-being. We promise to make you feel valued, respected, and as important as family — that’s the Gentle Dental Way.
Stop in and see us on W. McDowell Road. We offer convenient, handicapped-accessible parking. To set up an appointment or for further assistance, please call us at 623-295-0488. One of our friendly staff members will be happy to speak with you.
WHO WE ARE
D.D.S., General Dentist
D.D.S., General Dentist
During his 30 year career in dentistry, Dr. Lee’s passion has kept him focused on learning everything about dentistry and as a result, is proficient in most aspects of dental care. he loves caring for his patients and creating a amizing new smiles!
After completing his degree in Spanish at Brigham Young University, Dr. Lee was awarded his dental degree from the Case Western Reserve University School of Dentistry. Dr. Lee has continued his education as a graduate of Las Vegas Institute, specializing in implant surgery, root canals, orthodontics (including Invisalign), cosmetic dentistry and all facets of general dentistry.
Dr. Lee was born and raised in St. Johns, Arizona. He served as Spanish-speaking Missionary for two and a half years. Dr. Lee speaks, reads and writes fluently in Spanish.
B.S., Spanish–Brigham Young University
D.D.S.–Case Western Reserve University
Dr. Begotka enjoys making a postive difference in peoples lives, whether it is easing a patients anxiety, taking them out of pain or giving them a new smile. He provides a caring, comfortable and superior dental treatment so that each visit is an outstanding dental experience. He feels Dentistry combines creative artistry with the fundamentals of science and sees every day as an exciting challenge.
After graduating from the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Begotka received his Dental Degree from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. He was awarded his Endodontic Certificate from Virginia Commonwealth University. He’s a member of the American Association of Endodontists and the American Dental Association. He is the recipient of the Minnesota Academy of Restorative Dentistry Award of Excellence. He also served in the U.S. Navy Dental Corps.
Away from the office, Dr. Begotka likes to get outdoors. He is an avid runner, hiker and biker. He also enjoys golf and tennis.
B.S., Pre-Dentistry–University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
D.D.S.–University of Minnesota School of Dentistry
Endodontic Certificate–Virginia Commonwealth University
American Association of Endodontists
American Dental Association
Dr. Unger says, “I love helping my patients to smile again, feel confident about their teeth and enjoy their favorite meals! I am a fun and outgoing person who is
100% dedicated to your care!” Dr. Unger encourages his patients to be involved in their treatment in order to achieve the best results possible, and is always open to questions and is attentive to each patient’s needs.
After graduating from University of Arizona, Dr. Unger received his Dental Degree from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry. He was awarded his Periodontology Certificate from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
To keep abreast of cutting edge technology, he’s a member of the American Academy of Periodontology, the Western Society of Periodontology, the American Dental Association and the Central Arizona Dental Association. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology.
Dr. Unger says, “I like to get outdoors whenever I can and enjoy hiking. I CrossFit, also. I enjoy trying exotic new foods.”
B.S., Molecular & Cellular Biology, Psychology–University of Arizona
D.D.S.– University of the Pacific School of Dentistry
Periodontology Certificate–University of Alabama at Birmingham
Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology American Academy of Periodontology Western Society of Periodontology American Dental Association Central Arizona Dental Association
D.D.S., M.S.D Orthodontist
D.D.S., M.S.D Orthodontist
Dr. Choi says, “Giving patients the opportunity to achieve the smile they have always desired provides me with the most satisfaction as an orthodontist. I treat each and every one of my patients as if they are family. I am proud to provide my patients with the best in dental technology, treatment options and patient comfort. It is my pleasure to address all your questions and concerns.”
He received DDS degree from the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine. During his studies. He was awarded his Certificate in Orthodontics and Masters in Oral Sciences from the Department of Orthodontics at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Dr. Choi’s emphasis on precision orthodontic treatment, quality patient care, and attention to the latest advancements in orthodontics enable him to provide his patients with the best quality of care in the field. Dr. Howard Choi has a wide range of experience in different areas of orthodontics and orthopedics to address your smile needs.
In his free time he enjoys travel.
D.D.S.–Columbia University College of Dental Medicine
M.S., Orthodontics–University of Illinois at Chicago
American Association of Orthodontists
Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
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