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Welcome Arrowhead Patients!

Our dental team extends a special welcome to patients transferring from our sister office, Gentle Dental Arrowhead.
Your care remains our number one priority during this transition. Please contact us if you have any questions or to schedule your next appointment. You can also contact our other sister office, Gentle Dental Peoria.

Hours

Monday 10:00-6:00
Tuesday 9:00-5:00
Wednesday 8:00-5:00
Thursday 9:00-5:00
Friday 8:00-12:00 (every other week)
Saturday Closed

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  • Monday – Thursday: 7:15am – 8pm PST
  • Friday: 7:15am – 6pm PST
  • Saturday: 7:30am – 4pm PST

Request an Appointment

Please contact our office by phone or complete the appointment request form below. Our scheduling coordinator will connect with you to confirm the appointment.



New Patients

$100 Off

New Patients $100 Off

New patients only. On services of $300 or greater not covered by insurance. Services provided by an Arizona certified dentist.

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New Patients

$50 Exam & X-Rays

New Patients $50 Exam & X-Rays

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Ortho Special

Braces from $99 Month

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Flexible payment plans. Including FREE Orthodontic consultation.

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To Know Us Is To Love Us

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.

Meet The Team

WHO WE ARE

  • Bruce Begotka

    Bruce Begotka

    D.D.S., Endodontist

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  • Erik Unger

    Erik Unger

    DMD, Periodontist

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  • Hilary Luinstra

    Hilary Luinstra

    D.D.S., General Dentist

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Reviews

SEE WHAT OUR PATIENTS HAVE TO SAY!

4.8 /5
12 reviews
Google
5.0/5
Sep 25, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Deer Valley
I have been a patient here for some time. I have had some billing issues that I could not seem to get resolved until Jody the office manager came to this practice. She took time to sit with me to understand where these issues were coming from and said "I will take care of this just give me some time!" Well she did take care of it just like she said. I now have a zero balance here! I also came to the office to have some work done and Brandi called me to see how I was doing. It made me feel more like a patient and not a number. Dr. Luinstra and the staff are great and I appreciate everything Jody did for me!
Google
5.0/5
Sep 20, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Deer Valley
For somebody that is extra fearful and anxious this dentist office was a good experience! I wish they were all that nice and easy. Such caring folks. When I was in the chair I overheard another customer. He had such nice things to say to the staff. I could just hear how satisfied he is with their service. And how much they all cared. A successful dentist appointment!
Google
5.0/5
Sep 19, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Deer Valley
Thank you Dr Unger and to the entire staff! I felt at ease and they were so kind and helpful with my extractions. Even with my few post op phone calls for questions, they were very pleasant. Hi fives all around!
Google
5.0/5
Sep 11, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Deer Valley
Dr. Luinstra and staff are absolutely amazing! Such a fun group of people! 10/10 would recommend coming here!
Google
5.0/5
Sep 9, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Deer Valley
I chipped my upper back molar and required a filling. Only. 1 day off and was not able to return for.several weeks. Brittney explained the process, front desk gal quoted me price, Dr. Luinstra worked here magic fingers to evaluate and than prep the site.( chiipped tooth). Brittney finished molding and shaped tooth and fixed tooth. Great place. Fast, informative, and empathetic to my needs.
Gentle Dental Deer Valley replied on Aug 23, 2019:
Dear Darren Tsosie, Thank you for the wonderful feedback. At the Gentle Dental Deer Valley, we are glad that the team has put you at ease and taken great care of you during your visit. Your review means a lot to us and we look forward to seeing you at your next visit.
Google
5.0/5
Sep 5, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Deer Valley
Fun friendly people and awesome music playing!
Gentle Dental Deer Valley replied on Sep 6, 2019:
Robert Lord, we're happy to hear you had such a positive experience with our team!
Google
5.0/5
Aug 16, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Deer Valley
Thanks to Gentle Dental help with a lot of problems from another Dentist. Gentle Dentist able to help and correct damage to my teeth.thanks to Jody,Ed.
Gentle Dental Deer Valley replied on Aug 27, 2019:
Alan Byerhoff, we're happy you found our staff to be so supportive during your experience here at Gentle Dental Deer Valley.
Facebook
5.0/5
Jul 25, 2019
Facebook Gentle Dental Deer Valley
This Doctor listened to me xrayed the area I ask . Found the problem and came up with a plan ... Professional and Kind... Ill be going here for my dental needs.. I Highly Recommend Them
Gentle Dental Deer Valley replied on Aug 28, 2019:
We appreciate your positive review about your recent experience with us!
Google
5.0/5
Jul 24, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Deer Valley
I had a wonderful experience at this office .. They concentrated on my problem .. And didnt drain my insurance on unnecessary xrays.. I WILL CONTINUE CARE AT THIS OFFICE ..AND BELIEVE ME I HAVE SEEN ALOT OF DENTISTS THRU THE YEARS...
Gentle Dental Deer Valley replied on Aug 27, 2019:
Hi Carla Griffith, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
Google
5.0/5
Jul 24, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Deer Valley
I am so happy with Gentle Dental. The staff is so friendly, professional and informative. I highly recommend this location. I trust them 100%
Gentle Dental Deer Valley replied on Jul 26, 2019:
Your recommendation means so much to us and we're so happy to have earned it. Thank you for taking the time to let the world know about your positive experience. Have a great day!
Facebook
5.0/5
Jun 1, 2019
Facebook Gentle Dental Deer Valley
I love going to the office the team are so friendly and knowledgeable!!!
Gentle Dental Deer Valley replied on Jun 5, 2019:
Jennifer Velocci-sparveri, thank you for your kind review; we are happy to pass along your comments to the team here at Gentle Dental Deer Valley!
Google
5.0/5
May 31, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Deer Valley
Love This Office Great customer service with Nicole and Jody they've helped me out a lot I definitely recommend this office to anybody that needs dental work it's a great office and again great customer service Jodi Barber and Nicole R.Donna Leech and Ed Kalen And Dr Luninstra.. Awesome experience yes and Gentle Dental thank you.
Gentle Dental Deer Valley replied on Jun 5, 2019:
Dear Lisa Perez, Thank you for taking the time to post your kind words about our staff. We are excited to share this with the team. At, Gentle Dental Deer Valley, it means a lot to us to know you had a great experience and we look forward to seeing you on your next visit.
Google
5.0/5
May 31, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Deer Valley
Great place great workers and great environment!
Gentle Dental Deer Valley replied on Jun 5, 2019:
We appreciate your positive review about your recent experience with us!
Google
5.0/5
May 31, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Deer Valley
Absolutely love Dr Luinstra! She explained everything to me and her Asst Ed was great too! Donna did such an amazing job cleaning my teeth! The front office ladies go above and beyond to make you feel comfortable and help with billing. I would definitely recommend this office to anyone who is looking for a great dentist and also great staff!
Gentle Dental Deer Valley replied on Jun 5, 2019:
Nicole Rash, thank you for your kind review; we are happy to pass along your comments to the team here at Gentle Dental Deer Valley!
Google
5.0/5
May 31, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Deer Valley
Wonderful staff. Fantastic Doctor!
Gentle Dental Deer Valley replied on Jun 14, 2019:
We appreciate your positive review about your recent experience with us!
Google
5.0/5
Apr 15, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Deer Valley
I needed to find a new dentist, and was very nervous due to the fact of having less than great experiences with other dentists in the past. I have had the good fortune of having Dr. Hilary Luinstra as my dentist and she turned out to be fantastic! I needed several teeth extracted, and was very impressed with her kindness and patience. Unlike other places I've been, I have felt welcomed by her and her staff. If you need a dentist, I wouldn't hesitate to call Dr. Luinstra----She's Awesome, as well as her staff!
Gentle Dental Deer Valley replied on Apr 16, 2019:
Dear Betty Mitchell, Thank you for taking the time to post your kind words. At, Gentle Dental Deer Valley, it means a lot to us to know you had a great experience and we look forward to seeing you on your next visit.
Facebook
5.0/5
Apr 12, 2019
Facebook Gentle Dental Deer Valley
The staff here is great! Donna takes her time with her patients and Dr. Luinstra makes in known she wants the best for you. Defiantly recommend
Gentle Dental Deer Valley replied on Apr 15, 2019:
Thank you again for taking the time to let us know how we did. We hope you have a great day!
Google
5.0/5
Apr 10, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Deer Valley
Very polite and accommodating. I had to change appointment a few times, always polite and helpful. Donna has been cleaning my teeth for years. She is very thorough. You have not had your teeth cleaned until Donna has cleaned them. Dr Hilary Luinstra is very easy to talk with. She takes her time with you and explains everything in language that you can understand. You will never feel like just another customer here. Everyone here is friendly, understanding and easy to talk with. If you are looking for a place for any dental treatment you have found it. You won't be sorry.
Gentle Dental Deer Valley replied on Apr 10, 2019:
Dear David Mentier, Thank you for taking the time to post your kind words about our staff. We are excited to share this with the team. At, Gentle Dental Deer Valley, it means a lot to us to know you had a great experience and we look forward to seeing you on your next visit.
Google
5.0/5
Apr 9, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Deer Valley
Always get the best care and the employees treat me great!! Definetly recommend
Gentle Dental Deer Valley replied on Apr 9, 2019:
We appreciate your positive review about your recent experience with us!
Google
5.0/5
Mar 19, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Deer Valley
Had a cleaning and exam done there. The office is clean and organized, the front desk staff were incredibly nice and friendly, they made the check in process easy as well. The staff in back were very knowledgeable and professional. Everything was explained to me step by step. I left there with no questions and no complaints at all. I will definitely be going back there for anything I need.

General Dentistry

Our general dentistry services take care of the daily dental needs of you and your family.
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  • Preventative Services
  • Restorative Services
  • Emergency Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

Our cosmetic services include a variety of treatments for patients looking to enhance their smiles.
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  • Teeth Whitening
  • Dentures & Partials
  • Veneers
  • Inlays & Onlays
  • Crowns & Bridges
  • Implants
  • Bone Augmentation

Specialty Dentistry

Our extensive network of neighborhood practitioners make it easy to find dental specialists.
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  • Orthodontists
  • Endodontists
  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Periodontists
  • Prosthodontists

Insurances We Accept

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.

CIGNA HMO
METLIFE PPO
CIGNA PPO
EDS HMO
TDA HMO
AETNA DMO
DELTA AZ-PPO
UNITED HEALTHCARE PPO
ASSURANT UDC HMO
AETNA PPO
HEALTHCOMP
SECURECARE DENTAL
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!

(623) 688-5070

Questions about Insurance?

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.

About Payment

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

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.

Flexible Financing

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:

  • Low down payment and no interest1
  • No money down and no interest2
  • Extended terms up to 48 months at 14.9% promotional interest rates3

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.

  1. Valid photo ID and checking account, credit card or debit card required.
  2. On approved credit. For promotional purchases over $300 if paid in full within promotional period. If promotional purchase is not paid in full within promotional period, interest will be imposed from the date of purchase at 26.99% APR.
  3. On approved credit. For promotional purchases over $1,000. Fixed monthly payments based on repayment over 24, 36, or 48 month period.

 

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We make your life easier with convenient hours including evenings and weekends.

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