LEARN ABOUT US
The East Bell Gentle Dental is conveniently located at the northeast corner of North 7th Street and East Bell Road. Our office is just southwest of Cold Stone Creamery and west of One Stop Nutrition.
By opening at 7 a.m. on Monday through Friday and providing 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday hours, we make it possible for anyone to find time to schedule a dental appointment.
Our highly trained hygienists, dentists, and oral surgeons specialize in periodontics and implant dentistry. We also have extensive experience with dental crowns, bridges, periodontics, orthodontics, dental implants, and dentures, and offer regular checkups and cleanings. We’re committed to your oral health, so we educate every patient about what they can do to improve the condition of their teeth and gums between visits.
We strive to create a relaxing environment for a stress-free dental visit. We also prioritize communication, so we will discuss procedures and options with you to make sure you’re comfortable with your oral health care.
Come see us or call 480-900-5765 to schedule your dental appointment or consultation today. Our kind, gentle, and communicative staff will make sure you get the appointment that works with your schedule no matter what your oral health needs are. Our facility is wheelchair-accessible.
WHO WE ARE
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. Ashraf is excited to be serving the people of his home state of Arizona. After completing his undergraduate studies at the University of Arizona, he pursued his dental education at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine. Subsequently, he completed a residency in periodontics at the same institution earning a Master of Science in Dentistry and a Certificate in Periodontics.
Dr. Ashraf is involved with the American Academy of Periodontology, American Dental Association, and Arizona Dental Association. His most recent achievement includes being the recipient of the John F. Prichard award for research involving antimicrobial properties within biomaterials used in clinical practice. His expertise includes treatment of gum disease, implant therapy, bone grafting, and gingival recession.
Even when times are busy, Dr. Ashraf keeps up with his favorite Arizona sports team with one heartbreaking loss after the next. Nonetheless, his optimistic personality allows him to appreciate the positive aspects of life including the patients he meets on a daily basis. Having an interest in their life journey and goals, he aims to provide periodontal care that patient’s can be proud to look back on.
D.D.S. General Dentist
D.D.S. General Dentist
Dr. Haghighat says, “The best part of being a dentist is having the ability to make a positive change in someones life by making them feel confident about their smile.”
After graduation from the University of California at Irvine , Dr. Haghighat received his dental degree from the Indiana University School of Dentistry. He has received specific training in various bleaching techniques, including General Dentistry, implant restorations and the treatment of medically comprised patients.
He is a member of the Academy of General Dentists and the Arizona Dental Association.
In Dr. Haghighat’s free time he is an avid cyclist and enjoys travel.
B.S., Biology –University of California Irvine
D.D.S.–Indiana University School of Dentistry
Voted TOP 100 Dentists by Phoenix Magazine 2004 & 2011
Academy of General Dentists
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
DELTA DENTAL GEORGIA
DBP-APIPA - AHCCCS CLM
UNITED CONCORDIA PPO
ASSURANT FORTIS PPO
BC/BS OF AZ PPO
DELTA MN - WELLS FARGO
...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.