Meet Your Team

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Hilary Luinstra
D.D.S.
General Dentist

About Me

Dr. Hilary Luinstra was born and raised in the small town of Hayfield, Minnesota just outside of Rochester, MN. After graduating from Hayfield High School Dr. Luinstra went to Dental Hygiene school at Minnesota State University, Mankato and graduated with her bachelor’s degree in 2000. While she was a hygienist Dr. Luinstra decided to go back to school to become a dentist. In 2011 Dr. Luinstra graduated from the University of Minnesota with her Doctorate of Dental Surgery. After graduating from dental school Dr. Luinstra moved to Arizona in August of 2011 and has been practicing dentistry here since.

As a member of the ADA and the Arizona Dental Association, Dr. Luinstra strives to stay current with the latest developments in the field of dentistry through continuing education. Dr. Luinstra loves all aspects of dentistry and enjoys working with both adults and children. Her goal is to build lasting relationships by delivering an exceptional patient experience, where she is exceeding her patient’s expectations through genuine care and comprehensive dentistry.

Away from the practice, Dr Luinstra loves spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoys playing sports of all kinds including, hiking, water sports, skiing, kickball and working out at the gym. Dr. Luinstra is most passionate when she is traveling, whether back home to visit family in Minnesota, or trips just for fun with friends and family.

Education

  • The University of Minnesota- Twin Cities, Doctor or Dental Surgery Degree (DDS), May 2011
  • Minnesota State University-Mankato, B.S. Dental Hygiene (RDH), May 2007

Affiliations

  • American Dental Association
  • Minnesota Dental Association
  • Arizona Dental Association
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Akhil Mehta
D.D.S.
General Dentist

About Me

 

Dr. Mehta says, “The best part about dentistry is being able to positively change people’s lives. I mean to show patients that dental procedures can be accomplished without pain or anxiety. I want everyone to be happy and confident with their smile, whether it’s maintaining the beautiful smile they already have, or helping them to achieve the smile they’ve always dreamed of!”

After graduating from University of Central Arkansas, Dr. Mehta received his Dental Degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. To keep abreast of cutting edge technology, he’s a member of the American Dental Association and the Arizona Dental Association. He also speaks Hindi.

Dr. Mehta says, “In my free time I enjoy getting outdoors for some exercise and also like to cook.”

 

Education

  • B.S., Chemistry–University of Central Arkansas 
  • D.D.S.–University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Affiliations

  • American Dental Association Arizona Dental Association
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Nicholas Netzel
D.M.D.
Endodontist

About Me

Dr. Netzel feels that building a foundation of trust by treating his patients as special individuals is vital. He understands how uneasy some patients may feel about their dental visits, and how he can make a difference in providing a relaxing and positive experience.

After graduating from Arizona State University, Dr. Netzel received his Dental Degree from the Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine. He was awarded his Endodontic Certificate from the University of Alabama School of Dentistry. He is a member of the American Association of Endodontists, the American Dental Association and the Arizona Dental Association.

Away from the office, Dr. Netzel enjoys spending time with his wife and three daughters.

Education

  • B.S.–Arizona State University
  • D.M.D.–Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine
  • Endodontic Certificate–University of Alabama School of Dentistry

Affiliations

  • American Association of Endodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • Arizona Dental Association
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Erik Unger
D.D.S.
Periodontist

About Me

Dr. Unger says, “I love helping my patients to smile again, feel confident about their teeth and enjoy their favorite meals! I am a fun and outgoing person who is 100% dedicated to your care!” Dr. Unger encourages his patients to be involved in their treatment in order to achieve the best results possible, and is always open to questions and is attentive to each patient’s needs.

After graduating from University of Arizona, Dr. Unger received his Dental Degree from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry. He was awarded his Periodontology Certificate from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

To keep abreast of cutting edge technology, he’s a member of the American Academy of Periodontology, the Western Society of Periodontology, the American Dental Association and the Central Arizona Dental Association. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology.

Dr. Unger says, “I like to get outdoors whenever I can and enjoy hiking. I CrossFit, also. I enjoy trying exotic new foods.”

Education

  • B.S., Molecular & Cellular Biology
  • Psychology–University of Arizona
  • D.D.S.– University of the Pacific School of Dentistry
  • Periodontology Certificate–University of Alabama at Birmingham

Affiliations

  • Diplomate
  • American Board of Periodontology
  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • Western Society of Periodontology
  • American Dental Association
  • Central Arizona Dental Association

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3414 W. Union Hills Dr.
Phoenix, AZ 85027
623-434-0620

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DayHours
Monday8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Tuesday8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Wednesday8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Thursday8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Friday8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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