Gentle Family Dentistry Staff

Charles Clausen, DDS

Gentle Family Dentistry - Charles Clausen, DDS

Dr. Clausen was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota and graduated from the University Of Minnesota School Of Dentistry. He has provided gentle dental care to the families of the greater Phoenix area for over 20 years.

I believe continuing education is vital to maintaining successful treatment outcomes. In addition to my national affiliations, I participate in a local comprehensive care study club where we make presentations and share knowledge on complex interdisciplinary dental cases. We also provide orthodontic care, and I have studied under some of today's leading clinicians amassing over 1,200 hours of continuing education in this field alone.

Whether you require full mouth reconstructive dentistry or gentle routine care we invite you to our office. Our mission is to meet your needs in delivering expert gentle dental care.

Dr. Clausen enjoys spending time with his wife and 4 children in addition to golfing, boating, skiing, and coaching amateur hockey.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

  • American Dental Association
  • Arizona Dental Association
  • Central Arizona Dental Society
  • International Association of Orthodontics
  • American Association of Functional Orthodontics

Kimball Morejon, DMD

Gentle Family Dentistry - Kimball Morejon, DMD

Dr. Kimball Morejon is from Arizona. He attended Case Western Reserve University’s School of Dental Medicine. He was awarded the US Air Force's Health Professions Scholarship Program for outstanding academic performance. Dr. Morejon serves in Air Force reserves one weekend each month at Luke AFB, AZ.

Dr. Morejon's continuing education allows him to stay current with the latest dental technologies and procedures. Gentle Family Dentistry is excited and fortunate to have Dr. Morejon and his world class dental expertise.

Dr. Morejon has a loving wife, also an Air Force veteran and three beautiful children. He enjoys the outdoors, playing the organ for his church, and spending time with family.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

  • American Dental Association (ADA)
  • Arizona Dental Association (AzDA)
  • The Prestigious Spear Study Club

Joseph A. Santoro, DDS

Gentle Family Dentistry - Joseph A. Santoro-DDSDr. Joseph A. Santoro graduated from the University of Colorado School of Dentistry. His passion for surgical dentistry led him to complete a two year internship in oral and maxillofacial surgery and a fellowship in oral implantology,  both from the prestigious University of Miami. As one of just a handful of fellowship trained implantologists in the country, Dr. Santoro has dedicated his career to the pursuit of excellence in implant surgery and bone regeneration. His greatest delight is seeing the positive impact his care has on the lives of his patients.

Dianne

Gentle Family Dentistry & Orthodontics - Dianne

Business Manager

Dianne has been with us since 2006, and enjoys being a part of a very special and gifted group. She works with our team to help ensure that all our patients receive the highest level of customer service when it comes to appointment scheduling, financial arrangements and other business related issues.


  Dianne enjoys outdoor activities with her husband and laid back golden retriever.


Christie

Gentle Family Dentistry & Orthodontics - Christie

Office Manager / Insurance Coordinator

After living in the Chicago area all her life, Christie and her family moved to the Phoenix area in July of 2009. She has extensive knowledge of the Insurance Industry. Being the bridge between patient benefits and the Insurance reimbursements, Christie's know how in this field is important within the practice. During Christie's free time you will find her jogging, riding her bike, or doing her favorite thing, spending time with her family.


Trish

Gentle Family Dentistry & Orthodontics - Trish

Registered Dental Hygienist

Trish grew up in Las Vegas and moved to Phoenix in 1975 and has worked in the dental profession since 1996. She received her dental hygiene license from Phoenix College in 2002 and has worked for Gentle Family Dentistry & Orthodontics since 2005.

Trish enjoys traveling with her husband Jeff, spending time with family and friends, and her two golden retrievers. Other interests include nutrition, holistic living, playing Bunko, working out, volunteering and attending a Women’s Bible study.

Holly

Gentle Family Dentistry & Orthodontics - Holly

Registered Dental Hygienist

Holly has been a dental hygienist since 2000. She is an Arizona native and the mother of three young adult daughters. Her goal is to make each of her patients feel comfortable and calm.

Holly enjoys decorating, hiking and collecting recipes she will never make.

Lori

Gentle Family Dentistry & Orthodontics - Lori

Registered Dental Hygienist

Lori takes great pride in sharing her wealth of knowledge as a seasoned hygienist, integrating all parts of health with oral health needs .Lori is known for her soft touch and kindness with all her patients, developing lasting relationships.

Lori enjoys reading, spending time with family and hiking with her 3 wonderful dogs.

Karina

Gentle Family Dentistry & Orthodontics - Karina

Dental Assistant

 Karina started working with Dr. Clausen in 1997. Karina is extremely thorough when she assists patients, and her soft spoken demeanor reassures patients that they are in good hands.

Karina enjoys dancing, travel and spending time with family

Maria

Gentle Family Dentistry & Orthodontics - Maria

Dental Assistant

Maria has been in the dental field since 1996. Her favorite part of her job is when she can gradually see a patient who is very apprehensive due to bad past experiences grow into a comfortable patient who is no longer afraid to have their dental work done.

Maria enjoys going to the movies and spending time with family in her free time.

Angie

Gentle Family Dentistry & Orthodontics - Angie

Dental Assistant

Angelica most enjoys helping our patients achieve their dental goals and seeing how it transforms their lives. She finds providing a soothing environment to our patients rewarding.  Angie is great at calming fears and answering questions.

She loves to paint and watch movies in her spare time.

NaQuia

Gentle Family Dentistry & Orthodontics - NaQuia

Receptionist / Treatment Plan Coordinator

NaQuia has lived in the Phoenix area for over 10 years. She has been our treatment plan coordinator for over 6 years.

NaQuia enjoys helping patients achieve all their dental treatment goals and seeing each patients special smile each day. She has one son and in her free time they enjoy movies, hiking and checking out new restaurants.

Sandra

Gentle Family Dentistry & Orthodontics - Sandra

Receptionist / Scheduling Coordinator

I have two beautiful children and one grandson. I really enjoy working in the dental field and I am fortunate to work with a great crew. I love helping people and look forward to meeting you.

Suzanne

Gentle Family Dentistry & Orthodontics - Suzanne

Front Office Assistant

Suzanne has worked as a dental administrative assistant and receptionist several years. She enjoys helping people with their treatment plans and insurance. Suzanne has a wonderful smile that you will notice as you enter the practice.

In her down time she like to surround herself with animals of all kinds including her own felines and senior guinea pig who make her smile every day. Suzanne volunteers at the local shelter giving love and hugs to animals awaiting a home of their own.

Gentle Family Dentistry & Orthodontics
13055 W. McDowell Rd. Ste G103
Avondale, AZ 85392‎ USA