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Qualifications and Experience
“I was born in Russia, and at age 19 my family and I immigrated to the United States and settled in Silver Spring, Maryland. In 2002, I graduated from University of Maryland Dental School and moved to Atlanta, Georgia. There I was able to improve my clinical skills in all aspects of dentistry, including pediatrics and dental implant technology. Then, in 2007 I moved to Sarasota. “In practicing dentistry, I believe that patient education and disease prevention is the key to keeping smiles healthy and beautiful for life. I am committed to utilizing the most advanced technology for, both treatment and education of, my patients. I welcome you to my practice.” - Dr. Kira Gekht, DDS
Verified Patient Reviews
This dentist and her assistant were amazing for my daughter. I recommend !
Love the Simply Smiles team!
I felt so comfortable with Dr K. Gekht. She explained everything that I need to have done very clearly. I am confident she will help me get my smile back. Phyllis was also excellent and very helpful as well as everybody working in the office. Haven't seen such nice employees in an office in a long time.
Everybody in the office is very friendly and the office is beautiful. Dr. Gekht is a top notch dentist and explains everything to you in advance. You hardly feel the anesthesia injection and even a tooth extraction was pain free. I almost couldn't believe all the great reviews here but now I understand.
I have found Dr Gekht to be a most caring and professional Doctor. There is no doubt that the client always comes first. Dr. G is a fine communicator and her work is some of the best in the area. You would have to look long and hard to find a better dentist. John W
Dr Gekht has gone above and beyond to help me with all aspects of my dental needs. She is very understanding and compassionate as well as personable. Very impressed.
She is really awesome. I'm 63 years old and this is the best experience I've had in my lifetime. I would highly recommend her.
Dr. Gekht, I am new to Dr. Gekht and have had nothing but superlative care since we began. The staff is wonderful the work done has more than exceeded my expectations. My entire family has moved to the practice. I highly recommend Simply Smiles and Dr. Gehkt. Brad C.
Finding your dentist when you move from New Jersey to Florida is the challenge. My New Jersey dentist was a personal friend and I had been seeing him for 30 years. The only way I ever would've switched dentists was to move away from New Jersey. I had tried another dentist here in Sarasota and hadn't been pleased. I did a little research with staff at my orthopedist' office and Kira was touted. I'm very pleased with my new dentist. I would recommend her highly. Nancy E.
Always a pleasure
This was the best dentist I have been too in all of Sarasota and quite honestly, one of the best dentists I've had in my life. The entire staff is excellent, definitely recommend Simply Smiles to anyone looking for a dentist in the Sarasota area.
Awesome dentist and wonderful staff. They saw my 10 year old for 3 extractions. She was so scared and they put her totally at ease. We will definitely be back and would highly recommend Dr. Gekht to everyone.
Wonderful dentist..highly recommended
Very pleasant, feel right at home!
Very knowledgeable !
These people are wonderful..always
Dr. Gekht is the utmost professional. She came highly recommended. So far 5 family members are using her. Meeting her is the best part of moving from Ct. We have 10000% trust in her and her excellent staff.
Always a nice visit, very attentive and caring. I would highly reccomend Dr. Gekht!
Excellent dentist..new to the area...so happy to have found Dr Gekht
Dr. Gekht is simply Awesome! Two weeks ago I had severe pain in one of my teeth.It was a Saturday and her office was closed. I called on her emergency line. She called back in 30 minutes and came to office especially to see me. She is highly competent, professional and caring.
She is the best! Dr.Gekht put in a new crown and I have never had a crown go in without adjustment. She has such a warm personality and makes you feel like you are her only patient. I am so fortunate to have found her.
I researched many Dentists information online and reviewed the reviews. I selected Dr. Gekht's office because of her background, and her office is a more personal office as opposed to a large house full of impersonal dentist cranking out patients.. This was my first visit to Dr. Gekht's office...Very nice office environment...My wait was only about 5 minutes..First a Dental Assistant did Full Mouth X-Rays because my last Dentist office had never done a full mouth... Next the Dental Hygienist Phyllis performed my Quarterly Gum Maintenance followed by a cleaning..Phyllis is extremely friendly and will keep you laughing as she performs her magic. Then Doctor Gekht reviewed my X-Rays and inspected my mouth for cavities, chips, etc. and suggested ideas for improving my smile with a buildup of front teeth... As I stated this was my first visit and I had never met or been exposed to any of the employees or Dr. Gekht prior to this visit. Willis S.
Very professional tone and manner very skilled and confident dentist works quickly with strategic timing and purpose
Wonderful visit. Dr Kira patiently explained every step of the procedure proposal. So happy to have found Dr Kira!
Awesome and genuinely caring people
Quite caring. and concerned about my teeth very competent
I had a cavity filled today.My experience was great ! The dentist did a great job,and the whole staff was friendly!I would highly recommend this practice.
She is a professional doctor. I would recommend Dr. Gekht to everyone. She is the best dentist I have ever had.
Dr. Gekht and her staff provide a professional and good quality service. I strongly recommend Dr. Gekht.
I am very pleased with my first appountment. The staff is very friendly and professional. Dr Gekht was very easy to talk to. She not only repaired my chipped front tooth but reinforced both of my front teethe to prevent further damage as they are thin, due to grinding and acid. She took a conservative approach, which was less costly. She is my new dentist now!
Dr. Gekht is the best! She is gentle, knowledgeable, very efficient and was much less than my former Sarasota dentist for the crown replacement I needed. Her staff is also outstanding. I'm a big fan & will recommend to friends & family.
The whole staff was very friendly and genuine.
I would highly recommend this dentist! She and her staff are professional, friendly and prompt.
Dr. Cara is very, very efficient, a perfectionist, and is a lovely person to do business with. I am very happy with the work she did for me.
Grateful to be taken as a new patient with online scheduling so then everything was streamlined at the office by friendly staff. Dr Gekht is highly professional so I was very pleased with my visit today. Thank you.
This is the best dentist I have ever used. They clearly explain options and procedures, and let you know what they are doing even during the work. I travel past many, many dentists to go to Dr. Get note that we've found her. Amd, the staff is great.
Dr. Gekht is a highly skilled, caring, and ethical dentist. Also, her prices seem reasonable compared to those of other dentists in Sarasota County.
Best dentist ever!
Dr Kira Gekht is awesome I recommend her to everyone I know.
My favorite dentist of all time! I live in New England and try to have all my dental work done while in Florida because I actually enjoy going to the dentist here......and dread it at home!!
Love Dr. Gekht, and all of the other lovely ladies that work there!!
SHE IS THE BEST DENTIST SHE IS A BALL OF LOVE FUNNY AND VERY CARING NEVER FELT SO SECURE
I love going here.. They made me feel super comfortable.They Let me pick my own music to listen to while I had my fillings done. Kira is great to talk to and is very professional and knowledgeable
Dr Gekht replaced my old crowns to get me ready for braces. She did it just great! My orthodontist is happy and all prepared for the long treatment. Definitely will come back after my treatment to finish the job. Thanks a lot!
Dr. Gekht and her staff are very through and gentle. I have been to several dentists through the years but she is the best.
" As good as it gets "
I am absolutely astounded by the amazing work done by Dr. Gekht and her staff. Dr. Gekht does incredible work combined with an atmosphere that is relaxing and comforting. For the first time in my 47 years of life, I actually ENJOY my visits! I wish I had found Dr Gekht and her staff years ago. She is up to date with the latest technology and procedures. I can't say enough positive in the little space here. I strongly recommend her to anyone, any age!
I was so impressed with Dr Gekht and the entire staff! Everyone was so pleasant and friendly! Dr Gekht made me feel comfortable and took the time to talk to me and listen to my concerns. Highly recommended!
Dr. Gekht took the time to understand the long-term fix that I need, not just the immediate issue I was having. She explained all of the options and gave insightful suggestions, giving the reasons for her suggestions. The entire staff at Simply Smiles are top-notch and treated me like a long-term friend, not just a customer.
I picked her office originally due to very positive internet reviews, and definitely was not let down. I had a very pleseant experience with Dr. Gekht and look forward to more in the future. She's very knowledgeable, personable and professional about her work.
She is amazing and really take care of your needs over anything else even your financial situation, she really trying to help you the best way she can.
She's a perfectionist, something I personally appreciate!
Everything was explained and the time was taken to adjust my bite where it fells natural. I felt relaxed and comfortable.
Always satisfied with Dr. Gkht and her great staff !!
Top notch dentist. Friendly office staff.
She and her staff are passionate about dental care. Very informative with their approach.
I am looking forward to my next appointment.
Dr. Gekht is an amazing dentist. She takes the time to listen to the patient and then adjusts what needs done to accommodate the situation. Amazing team at her office as well.
I was very impressed with the service I received from Dr. Gekht's office. I'm new to Sarasota from New Jersey and needed a great dentist since I had a great one in NJ. Dr. Gekht's office is definitely it!
very meticulis does nice work.also is fun to be around.would highly recomend
I found Dr Gekht's office after checking out other dentists in the area. They were friendly and effiecent and didn't pile on services I didn't need. Dr Gekht is great! I have recommended them to friends and family
Dr. Gekht is very personable, thorough, professional, and very concerned with having an excellent outcome for whatever work you have done. Her staff is as well. I would recommend her to anyone, and I have.
Always such a pleasure and comfort to know you are in the care of a considerate, warm and highly skilled professional.
Dr. Gekht greeted me right away each visit & was very attentive. The staff is very friendly, nice clean office. I would highly reccomend Simply Smiles!! :-D
Great care from the Doctor and her assistant!
I found them great!!!! Very professional, accurate, and knowledgable. I would highly recommend them.
After moving to Florida from PA we tried several dentists until we found the right one ..........and that was Dr. Kira. She has a wonderful personality and made my visit to the dentist a positive experience. I always know that I am getting the best care when I am treated by her. Hope to be her patient for many years!
Dr. Gekht is a wonderful dentist. She takes pride in the work that she does, and really listens to her patients. I was very lucky to find Dr. Gekht and would recommend her to anyone whole heartedly!
She is a very nice person. Glad I found her when I moved up from Fort Myers, Fl.
not only is Dr Kira Gekht a super great dentist, but her supporting staff make her outshine any other general dentist that I've ever seen professionally. I was offered choices and options, without being talked down to. After I explained my knowledge of procedures and options, and asked her to fill in the gaps with what I DIDN'T know, she did exactly that! The office was very clean and comfortable, and I have to say the single most enjoyable experience that I've ever had at a dentist's office. Thank you, Dr. Kira, Crystal, and Lori for restoring my resolve that I don't have to hate visiting the dentist anymore.
Very helpful Staff, and Dr Gekht is very nice, thorough, and very likable! Also very pretty! I think I would prefer her in my mouth over any dentist I've ever met! She is great!
It was excellent.
Thanks for all you have done for me.
Very nice and professional staff.
As usual, the staff is professional and still remain warm and friendly. I appreiciate the care and concern shown when I am in pain and nervous. It is encouraging to visit the dentist and know my fears as an adult are not going to be blown off. They really understand the meaning of serving their patients!
I needed a filling and Dr. Gekht made it quick and painless! She always does great work. The ladies in the officer are also very pleasant to work with. They always send me timely reminders of my appointments, which works well for me because I'm a new father. I would recommend Dr. Gekht to anyone.
Dr Gekht has done a number of procedures on my wife, myself, and two of our friends; we've all come away with a strong positive impression- she's a great dentist!! Her office is well run too, and her dental hygenist is exceptionally smooth and competent. You won't go wrong trusting your teeth to Dr Gekht and her staff!
Dr. Gekht is by far the most professional and efficient dentist I've ever known. In addition, her staff is also extremely personable and professional.
I had a dental emergency. The office was extremely responsive and made my appointment for the next morning.
Dr. Gekht is Highly skilled and has a friendly, comforting energy. I was made to feel welcome and special. I look forward to my next visit. Jeff L.. Venice, FL
Very friendly, helpful and informative!
Professional, Friendly, and Compassionate.