Practicing the art of dentistry since 1994, Dr. Kavita Kulkarni provides the finest quality dentistry available. She has extensive experience in all aspects of general dentistry. She is a graduate of New York University School of Dentistry. She received the prestigious Irwin R. Thal award for her excellence in clinical dentistry. Dr. Kulkarni also has a Bachelor of Dental Science degree from ABSM College of Mangalore University in India. Dr. Kulkarni is licensed by the Arizona Dental Board and is a member in good standing with the American and Arizona Dental Associations. Through her frequent participation in continuing education courses, Dr. Kulkarni ensures that her patients always receive the latest and most effective treatments possible. Her honest and minimally invasive approach combined with pleasant chair-side manners is sure to make you feel comfortable and relaxed. You can rest assured that maintaining the health of your teeth is her primary goal.
The team is incredibly polite and courteous at Smile-ist! I always get helpful reminders and I'm seen on time, every time. As they are located in Phoenix, the location can not beat. Their equipment is top of the line and they explain what they are doing and what they are seeing with regard to your personal oral health, so very detailed. At Smile-ist I always have a pleasant experience and would certainly recommend them!
I was dealing with a very serious problem where my tooth cracked and had a huge cavity that had turned into a terrible infection. I was in tremendous pain for 3 weeks before I decided I had no choice but to go to the dentist. Of course, fear and finance played a huge part in not going sooner. I was taken care of from the very first call and treated attentively. I went in at 10:30 and as soon as I walked in I felt a sense of peace, everyone was extremely polite and I was treated with amazing care and understanding, explaining every step of my tooth extraction from the x-ray to aftercare. Dr. Kulkarni was AMAZING and very careful. I can't thank her enough for taking amazing care of me. I would highly suggest Smile-ist for all your dental problems and needs! Best dentist you will find in Phoenix.
We have been Smile-ist fans since we moved to Phoenix at the end of last year. We tried another dental office closer to our new home for convenience after moving, however, we missed the courteous and caring team at Smile-ist after a year with the other dental office. My wife and I are now back with Dr. Kulkarni and couldn't be happier. They are so courteous and have amazing customer service.
I have been coming here for months and they wow me every time. The office in Phoenix is great! Everything is clean and up to date. They have spared no expense in ensuring you are relaxed, comforted and have the finest of everything. But even more importantly, they ALWAYS go out of their way to give you the finest care possible. The staff at the front desk welcome you as soon as you walk in the door. They are great at explaining it all to me. Thank you so much for explaining everything. You are the sweetest, most fun and helpful people I've ever met. The whole office is truly the best. They really make you feel like a part of the family and I always leave feeling incredibly amazing inside and confident knowing that my dental needs are being taken care of. Dr. Kulkarni even took the time to explain all the details to me herself! A+ rating for sure!
This was my very first visit after reading the reviews about Smile-ist and I found them even better than the reviews said. I was scared a bit, but Dr. Kulkarni took good care of me. They are completely honest. They told me exactly what the problem is in my teeth. They are the best dentist in Phoenix as far as I am concerned. I highly recommend Smile-ist!!!!!
After recently moving to Phoenix from California, I started to look on Doctors Network for a new dentist. It had been about 6 months since my last cleaning and checkup, so I was long overdue. I heard about Smile-ist and called to get an appointment. Upon arrival, I was faced with a very pristine and up to date office with courteous team members. My dentist, Dr. Kulkarni, was extremely knowledgeable, polite, and made me feel relaxed. During my cleaning, I discovered that I had to get a few fillings and a crown. They explained everything in amazing detail so I knew I was in the best of hands. I've had a few visits for my cleaning, filling, and crowns and all of these visits have been fantastic. I would definitely suggest Smile-ist for their intelligence, astounding customer service, and amazing dental skills. And their location in Phoenix is great!!!!
I've been going to Smile-ist in Phoenix since 2017, and I highly suggest them to all my friends! I recently moved 30 minutes away from Phoenix, and for a second thought about finding another dentist that was closer to me. But then I remembered how incredibly courteous, knowledgeable and completely amazing Dr. Kulkarni and the team are, and I knew that I wanted to stay with Smile-ist. When I went in for my cleaning last month, I was welcomed with smiles and was seen quickly. The hygienist was courteous, detailed, and did an amazing job. Dr. Kulkarni comes by for an exam with every cleaning and is always very sweet and caring. Simply put Smile-ist is simply amazing! If you need a dentist in Phoenix be sure and give them a try – I promise you won't regret it!
I had to schedule an appointment for my daughter and I was hesitant as our last visit to different dentistry was not an amazing one. But, after talking with the receptionist from Smile-ist in Phoenix yesterday and voicing my doubts, they put me right at ease and was able to get my daughter in for an exam this morning! My daughter was a little stressed but the hygienist (I'm sorry, I forgot their name!)came out and was so caring with my daughter. She explained everything to both my daughter and I. The dentist, Dr. Kulkarni was so welcoming and courteous to us and my daughter was so happy with her care! I highly suggest this place to everyone in Phoenix.
I've been a patient here for 5 years now. The staff always makes sure I’m comfortable. I have to give a special shout out to the assistant, she’s absolutely wonderful. They let you listen to music to help you get distracted from the work they’re doing on your teeth if it makes you anxious. They even give you a card with your next appointment date on it. I couldn't believe it. I love this place so much that even if I have to move at some point in my life I plan on making my bi-annual appointments here, even if I have to fly to Phoenix.
Dr. Kulkarni is the best. I now know what a professional and knowledgeable dentist should look like. Her top priority is the patients, she’s not in it for the money, and wouldn’t charge you for unnecessary procedures in an attempt to make more money, like some other dentists in the Sunnyslope area. She does quality work and is very thorough. I’ve had other dentists in the past rush through procedures just to get me out the door. Dr. Kulkarni is easy to talk to too. She’s the best dentist in Phoenix, AZ, and I’ve been to a lot of them. Everyone should look her up.
My wife and I moved to Phoenix about a year ago, and we were nervous about finding a good dentist near me. We’ve tried three different places, but none of them were satisfactory. But I had a dental emergency in Phoenix a couple weeks ago. I lost my crown and after doing a bit of research decided to go to Dr. Kulkarni. I only had to go in once for her to get the crown completely finished. There was almost no pain, the only thing that hurt a little bit was the novocaine needle. The crown looks great. Anyone needing awesome dental work done should come here.
Save up to 90% on your visit!
Unlike dental insurance, a direct dental plan with Dr. Kulkarni and Doctors Network is a membership that gives you access to significant discounts on almost all of our services. Everyone can join for a low monthly fee of $29.99 and a one-time activation fee of the equal amount. The cost of membership is typically a fraction of most dental insurance premiums.
Patients who sign up for a direct dental plan through our office in Phoenix can attend routine preventive exams and cleanings for only $25 per visit. This includes X-rays, when necessary, and the cost does not change no matter how many times you visit per year. When cosmetic or restorative treatment is required, the costs of your treatment will be discounted by up to 90%, including fillings, dental crowns, dental implants, Invisalign® and more.
Sign Up for a Direct Dental Plan with Dr. Kulkarni
Dr. Kulkarni, our team, and the experts at Doctors Network share the common goal of making dental care simpler, more affordable, and more attainable for all of our patients. Please note that a direct dental plan is not insurance, and is not designed to replace your existing coverage. We offer this direct dental plan to help reduce your out-of-pocket expenses and therefore maintain your oral health.
If you have questions about Doctors Network, or are ready to sign up, then contact Dr. Kulkarni at Smile-ist today, or call Doctors Network at 1-866-800-3168.
General Dental Care for Patients of all Ages in Phoenix, AZ
General dentistry is as important to your smile as taking care of your teeth at home. For example, checkups and cleanings are necessary to avoid dental issues like tooth cavities and gingivitis. At our Phoenix, AZ dental office, Dr. Kulkarni and our team offer a wide range of family dental services to help you enjoy a lifetime of beautiful, healthy smiles.
The Importance of General and Preventative Dentistry
In all aspects of your health, prevention is vital. Therefore, the primary focus of family dental care is preventing issues from developing in the first place. Besides practicing good hygiene, professional dental cleanings and exams help stop the accumulation of oral bacteria into plaque and tartar. Other treatments, such as teeth-whitening, clear braces, and treatment for teeth-grinding, can also help you manage existing issues before they worsen.
Excellent Dental Health in the Long Run
During your dental appointment, your dentist will carefully examine your teeth and gums for signs of trouble. If any are present, then he or she will consult with you about appropriate treatment options to stop the problem from growing worse. However, caring for your smile will still rely on ongoing general dental care.
Make an Appointment with Your Phoenix General Dentist Today!
With a strong focus on prevention, preventative dentistry is essential to maintaining your good oral health. To schedule a consultation, call Dr. Kulkarni's dental office in Phoenix, AZ today at (602) 861-3700.