LEARN ABOUT US
The Deer Valley Gentle Dental is conveniently located on W. Union Hills Drive off N. 35th Avenue, next to AMF Union Hills Lanes.
We offer flexible hours for your convenience, including evenings and weekends by appointment, 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 payment plans 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, emergency dentistry, orthodontics, endodontics and periodontics, dental implants, oral surgery, teeth whitening, and much more. For a relaxing environment, we can provide a TV and headphones to focus your mind on something else during the procedure.
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.
Stop in and see us on W. Union Hills Drive. We offer convenient, handicapped-accessible parking. To set up an appointment or for further assistance, please call us at 623-688-5070. One of our friendly staff members will be happy to speak with you.
WHO WE ARE
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., General Dentist
D.D.S., General Dentist
She loves all aspects of dentistry and enjoys working with both adults and children. Her goal is to build lasting relationships by delivering an exceptional patient experience, where she is exceeding her patient’s expectations through genuine care and comprehensive dentistry.
After graduating from Minnesota State University with a major in Dental Hygiene, Dr. Luinstra received her Dental Degree from the The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. She’s a member of the American Dental Association and the Arizona Dental Association. Dr. Luinstra strives to stay current with the latest developments in the field of dentistry through continuing education.
A Minnesota native, Dr Luinstra loves loves the sunny Arizona weather and spending time with her family and friends. She enjoys playing sports of all kinds including, hiking, water sports, kickball and skiing.
BS, Dental Hygiene–Minnesota State University
DDS–The University of Minnesota
American Dental Association
Minnesota Dental Association
Arizona Dental Association
SEE WHAT OUR PATIENTS HAVE TO SAY!
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
UNITED CONCORDIA PPO
ASSURANT FORTIS PPO
...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.
New patients only. On services of $300 or greater not covered by insurance. Services provided by an Arizona certified dentist.
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Includes new patient exam and full mouth X-Rays.
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Flexible payment plans. Including FREE Orthodontic consultation.
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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.