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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Preethy Jacob Kunthara graduated with a DDS from NEW YORK UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF DENTISTRY in 1997. Her love for private practice motivated her to open her own office, Simon Dental Care, Mesa, AZ in 2003. Simon Dental care offers full scope of dental services including restorative, cosmetic, implants, dentures, endodontic treatment and oral surgery. Dr. Kunthara takes pride in her friendly and efficient office. A kind and compassionate provider, she takes care of her patients with the utmost gentleness. Dr. Kunthara has been keeping up to date with the technological advances and has state of the art equipment, including digital x-rays and soft tissue laser. When not treating her patients she is involved with the community and loves reading, writing, and movies. If you are looking for a dentist in Mesa, you are at the right place!
Verified Patient Reviews
Great office and staff!
She was very helpful and I am going back to see her next week. Great dentist
I always have a great experience at Simon Dental. The staff is wonderful and Dr. Kunthara is the best. They all seem to really care about me as a patient. I really like the new location as well!
I had a wonderful experience with Dr. Kunthara and would highly recommend her. She was gentle, efficient and professional during my appointment. I was seen soon after I arrived and she was very good at answering any questions I had during my visit. She made me feel very relaxed during my appointment and was gentle when she was working on my teeth. I will definitely be coming back to her next time I need to see a dentist.
She needs a more pleasant "bedside manner". She called before appointment to indicate that dental tech would not be coming in BUT if I really needed to see her she would give my dental work a look and not charge me. When I arrived everything became a chore. I filled out five pages of info. A secretary was in the office and she called my insurance company to find out exactly what was being covered. After 30 minutes waiting I asked if the Dr. could see me like she had told me and I was told in a argumentative manner they were investigating my insurance. I told them I had to leave. ALL the Dr. had to do was put me in the chair and look at my teeth just as she said she would and not give me grief about it. I am not surprised that she is missing dental techs and has no customers.
It's a very comfortable environment. Dr Kunthara does a very good job at explaining what's going on.
Dr kunthara was wonderful and open on saturday!!! very friendly staff,she explained things to me in depth so i knew my options and what to expect . She always left the decisions up to me, but gave me the pros and cons...I got a root canal procedure and honestly i did not feel any pain at all ...10 hours later still no pain ..I had pain that was unbearable...now totally pain free...honestly i hated going to dentist, but that has changed..no big deal now...This was my first time seeing dr kunthara and if you want a friendly,speedy, professional job done i highly recommend you give them a try..I dont normally write reviews but i was so impressed i felt i had too!!!!!
The experience was great! The wait was minimal. A very friendly and professional staff. I have recommended their services to other friends and family.
Staff was very good and friendly , at the end of the appointment she took time to go over exactly what the charges where and what insurance covers etc.. The Dr. was very friendly and knowledgeable, Very professional and genuine.
She is always friendly and attentive you will defiantly educate you on every aspect of your mouth. I love the fact she actually took pictures so I could actually see my mouth shes awesome.
Great visit, as always. Everyone is super friendly and they are up front about all work done and the costs. They are always playing music, which I love!
I absolutely loved Dr. Preethy Kunthara !! She was nice, honest but most importantly she was very genuine.
She is great! I have high anxiety going to any dentist but her office is so warm and friendly! Everyone there is super helpful I think I may have found the dentist for me!
My visit with Dr. Preethy Kunthara was great, hands down a great dentist! I haven't been to the dentist in a while. I went in expecting to get a lecture on how horrible I'm taking care of my teeth . To my surprise I didn't. She took the time to explain everything I needed to be done. I wasn't pressured to do anything I did not wish. She's very nice. I will be continuing to come seeing her.
Great staff! Everyone was personable and helpful.
The doctor was very polite and helpful and I'll definitely be back!
Dr Kunthara and her staff is very friendly and made my visit went smooth. Surely recommend her.
She was very efficient and gave good advice about my situation and my options.
Very professional and honest on what needs to be done. And she's open on Saturday!
I had a wonderful experience at Dr. Kunthara's office. She was very kind and her staff was so helpful. She did a thorough exam and gave me different options for my treatment. What I appreciated most was her taking the time to explain to me what was going on in my mouth and why the treatment needed to be done. I will definitely be going back to her soon! This office also has Saturday hours which are great because I usually work Monday-Friday.
I've always had no problem going to the dentist. I usually enjoy it. I just moved here aka first time leaving the family dentist. I had to get a bunch of fillings (which I thought was odd that so many popped up in 6 months?) and afterwards I had pain when I chewed. I went back and she said shaving the filling down should fix it. She shaved a lot off and I still have some pain occasionally. Also, no tooth brushes after a cleaning? Office/other staff are very friendly! Not a fan of Preethy
The office staff was personable and they eased my nerves about going to the dentist.
Very happy I found this office! The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable, and my appointment was quick yet thorough.
Very nice. I'm so glad I found you!
She was very informative and made me feel very comfortable !
She is the best Dentist in the Valley.
Dr. Preethy was wonderful. Me and my husband went for our first dentist visit after we got insurance and the staff treated us great and educated us about our insurance. I, particularly have very bad teeth and Dr. Preethy was amazing and did not make weird faces or expressions about my teeth, and even more important, she educated me about to take a better care of my mouth. I will keep on going there. I do recommend this office.
Considering I went in wth a lot of pain, they quickly attended to me and was very caring about it. The dentist was great and helped the pain stop right away & that was what I needed. Great experience & I felt they all cared how I felt.
Professional and thorough. I had a Saturday emergency and was seen quickly. Recommended!
I needed some emergency dental treatment while on vacation in Mesa (travelling from Canada). I was able to get an appointment the same day and Dr. Kunthara quickly identified my problem and gave me more than one option which I appreciated because I was able to choose to wait until I returned home to my own dentist to have the fractured tooth repaired. The cost was reasonable, the office clean with good technology. I would definitely recommend her to anyone who has dental needs. Susan from Toronto
She was straight forward and spoke to me clearly. She also worked with me and my schedule to get my dental work done.
Everyone was great like always!
Dr. Kunthara was very pleasant and explained everything that she was going to do and needed to do. Made the trip to the dentist bearable!
Amazing. I've not been to the dentist in 20 years so I was very nervous. Dr. Kunthara and her staff put me at ease immediately. Everyone was extremely friendly, helpful and professional. I received an affordable and very sensible long-term plan to restore my broken, damaged and missing teeth. Dr. Kunthara made arrangements to complete a necessary root canal immediately. I have heard horror stories about root canals, but this was a very positive and easy-going experience. I was offered prescriptions for pain meds afterwards, but I did not and have not needed them. I have experienced no pain from my root canal only minimal discomfort. Had I known this would've been such a positive dental experience I would not have put off going back to the dentist 20 years. I am actually looking forward to my next appointment and getting my teeth and mouth restored to health. I am very grateful for Dr. Kunthara and her entire staff.
I've been to this office 3 times mainly because Dr. Kunthara is nice, however front desk staff is a bit unprofessional, the wait is always 30-60 mins long and it seems like she always gets new staff, (this says a lot about an office). The office itself is old, there aren't any new dental equiptment or even a TV in the patient room. You'll just stare at the wall or be on your phone til it's your turn, which will be awhile! I have never been seen at my appointment time.
I saw her back in summer of 2014 and it was the worst dental appointment I have ever had. I will never return to her office ever again. She insulted my smile to try to convince me that I needed cosmetic surgery. She rushed through the entire appointment. She pressured me to get a lot of extra work done. I decided to seek a second opinion of my dental health, because I was so taken aback by all her comments. The second-opinion dentist actually treated me right and didn't see the need for extra work.
She was well educated and quick on her assessment. She didn't try to oversell me on dental needs.
The staff was warm and welcoming and Dr Kunthara was gentle and thorough. Overall it was a good experience.
Dr. Kunthara and her staff were wonderful to me. I have had some traumatic experiences with the dentist, but they were respectful and kind. I would highly recommend Dr. Kunthara to anyone looking for a positive dental experience.
Dr. Kunthara and her staff are great!!
She is a great dentist and the staff is friendly and professional. They are great at explaining and showing area of your teeth. They tell you services they provide but not in a pushy sales type of way. If you are new to the area, an unsure young adult, or want a new dentist I would recommend her.
Dr. Kunthara has the best bedside manner of any dentist I've seen. She was extremely attentive to my personal pain threshold and made cavity filling as comfortable as possible. Being someone who is extremely prone to cavities, I was anxious to complete several fillings in one day, but Dr. Kunthara eased me through the procedure and we were finished before I realized it! I highly recommend her to anyone who is nervous about going to the dentist, she will take great care of you!
Very good experience
I appreciate the honesty of this office. The person that helped me was good at explaining the charges to me.
I highly recommend this doctor, she was really great. The staff was friendly and Dr. Kunthara made me feel very comfortable.
Her staff is great but she is more concerned with teaching them than she is with treating patients in a way that is respectful (I have heard her say some very rude things about me while she thought I could not hear, as well as being very condescending and rude to me directly) and not painful (she "forgot" to give me something for the pain during a filling and then "forgot" to wait until it actually started working even though I was literally screaming from the pain). As of today, they have moved around my appointment repeatedly when I have rearranged my entire (busy) schedule in order to see them TODAY, calling me only a few hours before my appointment to tell me that she can't see me today because she has to watch her child who is neither ill nor dangerous because the school closed for the day. She is hugely irresponsible and rude, and I cannot wait until I am done with this particular treatment and can go to a dentist that can actually do their job.
I would recommend Dr. Kunthara to all my family ans friends.
The receptionists are great as are the students, but Dr. Kunthara is condescending and rude, as well as not careful about properly numbing teeth/gums before painful fillings etc.,
I did not have a good experience. Numbing medication wore off partway through procedure & dentist didn't stop until I started crying. Dental work wasn't good & went to a different dentist to fix work done here. Unable to get a refund on work done & office wanted complete payment for bad work completed. Thankfully the dentist let it go & didn't have to pay. But since I used up all my insurance money there & I pretty much had to pay fully out of pocket at the next dentist who had to redo & complete dental work along with completely new x-rays. I wouldn't recommend going here.
Charged me for procedures I didn't ask for.
I chipped a tooth while traveling and found Dr. Kunthara on zocdoc. She was great! I got an appointment that same day and she fixed my tooth within 30 minutes of me stepping in the door. Thanks so much!!!
Dr. Kunthara and her staff are top notch! I have already recommended her to my friends and co-workers. I especially like that her office has Saturday hours. Do yourself a favor and book with her today!
Dr. Preethy is amazing and is very personal and remembers even little things about you and your family. She is an awesome dentist and I am glad I am in network with her again.
Very professional and courteous. Focused all her attention to the business of dental issues rather than trying to turn the office visit into a marketing event. Dr Kunthara was thorough and provided direction and recommendations on next steps for good dental care.
Great as always!
Dr. Kunthara is awesome, funny and takes good care of you and your teeth!
I don't usually leave reviews, but for the sake of helping someone find a great dentist I decided to. The doctor was great! I went in there extremely nervous about my what my experience was going to be like and walked out confident that my dental health would be taken care of. Rather than leaving horrified and upset, I left relieved knowing what the issue was (she walked me through the steps and concerns by showing pictures and making recommendations) and the solutions to them. The entire staff was friendly and personable as well. My faith is restored in going to the dentist again!!! Highly recommended.
I would refer friends and family. The staff if friendly. It's a very comfortable environment. Dr Kunthara does a very good job at explaining what's going on
She's the best!
I thought she was a pretty nice doctor, but She was a bit rough and I didn't feel like she thoroughly cleaned my teeth. I've been to many other dentists and my teeth were cleaned much better. Her staff in the front office were very nice and friendly! The woman who did my X-rays didn't speak good English I couldn't understand what she was saying to me, but she was nice. The only thing I can complain about is how rough she was. I tasted blood in my mouth from her poking my gums.
Dr. Kunthara was direct and to the point, which I think is desirable in a dentist. Her staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. Although the location leaves something to be desired, the interior of the office is comfortable and clean.
Scheduled a follow up appt.
Very helpful and friendly.
Excellent as always! Dr. Kunthara is the best!
Dr. Kunthara remembers her patients. She is patient, caring and professional. Her staff is also both friendly and professional. They went to great lengths to make sure I was comfortable and at ease.
Helped to fix the uneven portion that floss was catching on.
Great appointment...quick and comfortable
As a new patient I had an excellent experience. Karen at the front desk is friendly, fast, and goes over every detail so you are not left feeling unaware of cost and what your visit includes. The assistant took my x-rays and was nice and made me feel comfortable. The dentist showed me areas of my teeth that need help and offered information and references for some cosmetic work. After my quick visit Karen went over my cost and gave me a form to show what teeth need work and estimated cost. This is the best dentist experience I have had.
Everything went smoothly and I am satisfied with my visit.
Quick fast. Problems identified. Scheduled a follow on appointment. She does the cleanings herself.
The doctor was very patient as usual, she explained the procedure to me so I knew what to expect. I was afraid of the shots, but she was very gentle and the numbing gel before the shots helped too. Her staff was very helpful and professional too. I would highly recommend this office to all my friends.
I was tricked by all these reviews thinking I had found a gem in this dentist located in a strip mall across from Fiesta Mall. Went in on a Thursday for a consultation for wisdom tooth extraction. I was explained that there was no front office manager and that one of the dental assistants was helping out instead. No worries there. The consultation was rushed, I could tell they were understaffed but its a small business, so I let it slide. Had my insurance available and was given a quote with the promise that if it differed, I would receive notification via email or text. Well, great! 4 days passed, no notification. I'm golden right? No way. They get me in, do x rays and tell me right before the local anaesthetic that the actual price is more than 400% what I was quoted. What!?!? On top of that, Dr. Kunthara had the audacity to raise her voice while explaining that the person who quoted me was not in the office and that because I had my appointment on a Saturday (my appointment was on Thursday) and it was now Monday (they're closed on Sundays) there was not ample time to notify me and that I shouldn't expect that level of customer service from a small business. To make matters worse, she continued the attitude and verbal degradation when I chose to opt out of the cleaning that I never had scheduled. That's right, I went in for a wisdom tooth extraction and instead get signed up for a cleaning and full panoramic x rays in addition. I explained to her that this was never discussed, nor was it something I wanted to do. She then told me that it was her decision and that if my insurance didn't cover it she "probably" would've told me. Sorry, that's not how it works. I pay you for a service, you provide that service. If that service changes, you notify the person before you shove foreign objects in their mouth. I don't need the small business excuse. You're a small business because you do shady things like scheduling procedures that werent discussed so insurance can pay you some more money. This was by far the worst experience I've ever had with a medical professional. Not only were there easily rectifiable procedural/appointment issues... But after the fact you decide to yell to the customer while you're explaining why you're charging 400% more and make up some bull reason about how there was no time to notify me. I'm a broke college student living on a budget. That's the only reason I went to you, oh strip mall dentist. You're making a good case to just go down to Mexico. At least there if the dentist decides to yell it'll be in Spanish, and Ill expect it. But for an American Dentist who has been doing this for 8+ years, I'm baffled by how you're still I'm business. Guess the low overhead on the strip mall makes up for your shiesty practices and shoddy customer service. Have a good one, Dr Kunthara. Ill make sure that not one positive word about this places comes out of my mouth to anyone I know.
I get nervous going to the Dentist, let alone a new office, but the staff and Dr. Kunthara were all very friendly and informative! I felt comfortable right away!!! =)
Always very friendly and excellent service!
The Dentist and tech were both great and friendly! Was never rushed and was explained in detail what was wrong with teeth. I dreaded going to dentist for previous bad experiences, but Dr. Kunthara made me feel at ease. I would recommend to all friends and family.
The Dr. is fantastic and so is her staff. Sweet, efficient and friendly staff; best I've seen.
She will be my regular dentist. Great staff, very helpful.
Overall good, would recommend.
Dr. Kunthara was (as always) extremely professional, pleasant and competent. She is the best!
She is an excellent dental professional who truly cares about her patients!
She was very personable. She explained everything throughly and in a way that was easy to understand. Her office staff were very friendly, and knowledgeable.
She is a great dentist! She and her staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. Their equipment is state of the art.
Very friendly, flexible, easy to work with.
It was Great! Everyone was super nice!! Rosy Suarez was awesome Great personality and it was Very comfortable for me!!!
Rosy, the receptionist was very friendly and professional. I have never been to any dentist office that has friendly staff. Dr. Kunthara was helpful and caring. I would definitely recommend her to my family and friends.
An employee left early and everyone was picking up the slack. She explained that an employee had to leave early. The whole staff put in a great effort to get the patients seen.
Rosie was very friendly and knowledgable. All the staff was warm and professional.
Excellent dentist with friendly staff!
Awesome that I could get a Saturday morning appointment and only waited 10 minutes to be seen. Dr. Kunthara and staff were very friendly and made me feel like I'd been going there for years even though it was my first visit.
She was excellent in explaining the whole process and what she was doing and why she was doing it. Loved her staff, and appreciated the beach scene on the wall. Great experience for someone who had not been to the denist in years.
Doctor was very knowledgable and the entire staff was very nice. Rosy was amazing!
Great visit- very friendly, chatty office staff all with big smiles on. Dr. Kunthara was a pro, offered explanations and referrals for treatment, the front desk was smooth sailing, the assistants were gentle (thank you!!!) and I left feeling well taken care of. Definitely recommend!
Her entire staff was very friendly and Dr. Kunthara didn't rush through the appointment even though I know she was busy.
I went in for a Dental Consultation and got exactly what I was looking for. I was not forced into anything, nor was I treated like a number. This amazing staff is extremely friendly, especially Rosy who was very helpful and easy going. I felt very comfortable in my visit after initial apprehension (as most of us are when visiting a new dentist). I will most definitely visit Dr. Kunthara and her wonderful staff at Simon Dental again. The wait took time only because I had to fill out paperwork and it was the last business day of the year (very busy as people were trying to use the rest of their health benefits). I Highly Recommend this office.
I was nervous, but she is very reassuring. Didn't have the shameful look when she saw what was wrong and explained everything without treating me as if I was a dental expert! I've never been a fan of going to the dentist but, I'm actually looking forward to my next visit, as weird as that sounds!
Dr. Preethy Kunthara has been our family dental physician for the past 5 years. We are very satisfied with her excellent care. We would highly recommend her to anyone or any family who is looking for a dental physician ..... Tom, Annie & Family
Appointment Went Well !!!
She was very nice and personable. Great service
When I needed to book a follow up appointment, I called the office and left four or five voicemails (on different days, I'm not a psychopath) and never got a call back.
Experience went well
It was a good experience as far as getting a tooth pulled. The lady's that work there are very nice and made me feel at ease.
Dr Kunthara is very knowledgeable and professional . Her staff is as well. She never makes you wait and always has your best interest in mind.
dr kunthara and staff are very professional ..i highly recommend...
Great dentist, great staff!
Great service and great staff!
Friendly staff and great dr! Highly recommended!! :D
Called me once to come in earlier than scheduled i agreed, then the day of to come in earlier. Kind of annoying when I'm working and made the appointment at a time to fit my schedule.
Dr. Kunthara was really great! She was nice and professional and explained the entire process to me, and I didn't feel a thing!She can show you where she will be working using a mouth camera. Her staff was also very kind and helpful.
She was very professional and polite. She explained everything clearly regarding all dental concerns
Dr. Kunthara was very professional!! The staff was friendly and made us feel very comfortable!!
Dr Kunthara is very nice and very professional
Dr Preethy is very nice and caring. She's smart and she shows a lot of concern for her patients.
Very quick and very nice!
Very nice doctor. She was very professional and polite. She answered all of my questions and explained everything clearly.
I am very pleased with Dr Kuntharas office. I had a bad tooth ache Sunday night. I called Simon dental in the morning. They took me in immediately and performed the starting of a root canal on my tooth. I am so grateful to be pain free. The staff was very sympathetic to me and my situation. Dr.Kunthara was very gentle with her treatment as well. I will highly recommend this office.
Dr. Kunthara was very sweet and very informative, She made sure I understood what needed to be done and how she was going to do it! She'll even let you hold the screen in your hand and show you exactly where she'll be working!!! :]
Very friendly and very knowledgeable.
Dr. Preethy Kunthara was fantastic, very friendly and explained what needed to be done to my son so that he could understand, and isn't hesitant to go back in a week to finish the procedures. Everyone in the office is friendly and fun, very caring and considerate. Definitely like this dentist and her staff!! Will be going there for myself as well!
Dr. Preethy was fantastic! Reception was super helpful. I highly recommend!
Friendly and nice treatment
The dentist and staff were very kind and explained any questions I had.
She is professional and yet personable as well. I appreciate her and her staff for listening and taking good care of my needs. I will continue with This office.
always pleasant and professional
Dr. Kunthara and her assistant were both very friendly and professional. No one likes going to the dentist but good people can help make the experience better. This was one of those places.
Has done wonderful work on my teeth, would highly recommend. She is a very kind doctor. She walks me through the steps of each procedure.
Very Professional and spends quality time with patient
I was looking for a dentist in Mesa, find her name from my insurance. Dr Kunthara and her staff made me as comfortable as possible from the start, and regained my confidence and trust.”