Gentle Family Dentistry Staff

Charles Clausen, DDS

Gentle Family Dentistry & Dental Implants - 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 25 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 implant placement and restoration, having completed over 1,000 cases in this life-changing area of dentistry. 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, and skiing.


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.


Joseph A. Santoro, DDS

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Dr. 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 - Business Manager

Gentle Family Dentistry & Dental Implants - Dianne

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

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

Christie - Office Manager / Insurance Coordinator

Gentle Family Dentistry & Dental Implants - Christie

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 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.

Sandra - Receptionist / Scheduling Coordinator

Gentle Family Dentistry & Dental Implants - Sandra

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.

GG - Treatment Coordinator

Gentle Family Dentistry & Dental Implants - GG - Treatment Coordinator

GG is ready to greet you at our front office. Graduated from Bryman Dental Assisting program in California and has been in the dental field for over 10 years. Super friendly and loves to help others. Really enjoys family time and the outdoors. Loves animals, and traveling and looking forward to continuing her education in the dental field.

Crystal - Dental Assistant & Front Office

Gentle Family Dentistry & Dental Implants - Crystal - Dental Assistant & Front Office


Ranya - Dental Assistant & Front Office

Gentle Family Dentistry & Dental Implants - Ranya - Dental Assistant

I have been working in the dental field since 2017. I work in the front, and I love helping you answer any questions you have. Also, I am Dr. Santoro's surgical assistant, so you will see me working in the back on surgery days. I have so much passion for dentistry. I am in school working towards my bachelor's degree in medical studies and hope to become a dentist. I like traveling, working out, hiking, dancing, and spending some time with family & friends in my free time.

Angel - Registered Dental Hygienist

Gentle Family Dentistry & Dental Implants - Angel Dental Hygienist

I have been a Dental Hygienist for over 15 years. I knew at an early age that I wanted to be in dentistry and started Dental Assisting while a senior in High school. I love my job and treat my patients like family. I love spending time outdoor such as glamping, hiking and traveling with my husband, our two kids and our sweet Yorkshire Terrier.

Jackie - Registered Dental Hygienist

Gentle Family Dentistry & Dental Implants - Jackie - Registered Dental Hygienist

Jackie has been in dentistry for over a decade, starting as a dental assistant, and is now a dental hygienist. Her favorite part of working is getting to be social with her co-workers and patients and constantly being able to learn. Jackie loves hanging out with her boys, practicing yoga, and going off-roading in the Jeep outside of the office.

Holly - Dental Hygienist

Gentle Family Dentistry & Dental Implants - Holly - Registered Dental Hygienist

Holly has lived her whole life in beautiful Arizona and has been a Dental Hygienist since 2016. Holly strives to give each patient the one-on-one care they deserve to help them achieve their best oral health. In her free time, she loves to spend time with her husband and children especially in the outdoors hunting, fishing and camping

Karina - Dental Assistant

Gentle Family Dentistry & Dental Implants - Blair

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.

Blair - Dental Assistant

Gentle Family Dentistry & Dental Implants - Blair

Blair relocated from Seattle and joined our team January of 2018. She brings with her over 20+ years of expanded duties dental assistant experience. She enjoys most taking care of patients and helping them achieve a healthy smile.

Blair enjoys time at the gym, reading, cooking, and spending time with family in her off time.

Rosemary - Dental Assistant

Gentle Family Dentistry & Dental Implants - Rosemary - Dental Assistant

I have been a dental assistant since 2008. What I love about my position is helping patients smile again by assisting the doctor in giving you the best care. In addition, I enjoy baking and spending time with my nephew on movie nights or playing video games in my free time.

Jasmine - Hygienist Assistant

Gentle Family Dentistry & Dental Implants - Jasmine - Hygenist Assistant

I am a recent graduate of a dental assisting school. I enjoy interacting with our patients and helping them feel better about their smiles. On my off times, you will find me shopping, spending time with family, and hanging out with my two french bulldogs, peanut and jelly.

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