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, and skiing.


  • 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.


  • 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.


Gentle Family Dentistry & Dental Implants - 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.


Gentle Family Dentistry & Dental Implants - 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.


Gentle Family Dentistry & Dental Implants - 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 & Dental Implants 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.


Gentle Family Dentistry & Dental Implants - 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.


Gentle Family Dentistry & Dental Implants - 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.


Gentle Family Dentistry & Dental Implants - 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


Gentle Family Dentistry & Dental Implants - Blair

Dental Assistant

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

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


Gentle Family Dentistry & Dental Implants - Judith

Dental Assistant

Judith loves helping patients achieve their dental goals and seeing them smile after their procedure. With over 5 years experience, Judith looks forward to helping you achieve great dental health.

The mother of 3 wonderful boys, Judith enjoys family time with her children, playing basketball and movie night.


Gentle Family Dentistry & Dental Implants - 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.


Gentle Family Dentistry & Dental Implants - 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.

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