Meet Your Team

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Arbia Zainvi
D.D.S., M.P.H.
General Dentist

About Me

Dr. Zainvi graduated with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Washington School of Dentistry as one of her classes’ strongest graduating dentists. Dr. Zainvi has previously earned a Master of Public Health in Biostatistics and Clinical Research from the University of North Texas Health Science Center. As a testament to her dedication to dentistry, Dr. Zainvi has received numerous scholarships, honors and awards. Additionally, while at the University of Washington School of Dentistry, Dr. Zainvi served as a teaching assistant, clinical tutor and research analyst in dental research projects which led to publications in international, peer-reviewed journals. She has also presented her dental research papers and posters at international and national conferences.

Dr. Zainvi is thrilled to be a part of the Gentle Dental team providing exceptional care to the people of the Pacific Northwest. Her patient care philosophy is one that places the patient at the center of every treatment plan. She believes in creating a wonderful dental experience for her patients and strives to serve her patients with compassion, excellence and value.

Dr. Zainvi is a member of American Dental Association, Washington State Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry and the International Association for Dental Research.

In her spare time, Dr. Zainvi enjoys traveling, the outdoors, cooking, reading and spending time with family and friends. She is fluent in Hindi and Urdu.

Education

  • B.D.S., Dentistry–Dr Z A Dental College & Hospital, AMU, Aligarh, India
  • D.D.S.–University of Washington School of Dentistry
  • M.P.H, Biostatistics and Clinical Research–University of North Texas

Affiliations

  • American Dental Association
  • Washington State Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • International Association for Dental Research
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Jagdeep Gill
D.D.S.
Endodontist

About Me

Dr. Gill says, “I enjoy meeting and getting to know all of my patients, and providing them with exceptional dental treatment and oral health knowledge. It’s great to have such a positive impact impact on patients oral health and therefore their overall well-being. I love science and working with my hands. I always knew I would have a career in the health care field serving patience.

After graduating from the University of British Columbia, Dr. Gill received his Dental Degree from the Howard University College of Dentistry. He was awarded his Certificate of Endodontics from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine.

He’s a member of the many organizations including the American Association of Endodontists and the Washington State Association of Endodontists. Dr. Gill also speaks Punjabi and Hindi.

Dr. Gill says, “In my free time, I enjoy an active lifestyle, including playing basketball, running, hiking, and exploring the Pacific Northwest with my wife Nisha and our dog, Kenyon.”

Education

  • B.Sc., Biology–University of British Columbia
  • D.D.S.–Howard University College of Dentistry 
  • Certificate of Endodontics–University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental Medicine

Affiliations

  • American Dental Association
  • American Association of Endodontists
  • Washington State Association of Endodontists
  • Washington State Dental Association
  • Seattle King County Dental Society
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Aravind Buddula
D.M.D., M.D.S., M.S.
Periodontist

About Me

Dr. Aravind Buddula’s father, a pediatric surgeon, served as his initial inspiration and played a key role in shaping his career. He loves treating his patients and giving them the gentle care they need for great oral health. Delivering periodontal services at multiple Gentle Dental offices throughout the Seattle region, he brings a wide range of knowledge and experience to each patient’s care.

His love for his profession is reflected in his achievements. While studying Dentistry at a top dental school in his home country of India, Dr. Buddula received an award from the International College of Dentists for achieving the highest marks in Prosthodontics. He furthered his education with a Masters of Dental Surgery in Periodontics from the College of Dental Surgery in Manipal, India. He went on to pursue a Certificate in Public Health at the Oklahoma University of Health Sciences in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He then attained his D.M.D degree at Tufts School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Buddula made the Dean’s Honor Roll for his exemplary performance on the National Dental Board examination, and was selected by the world-renowned Mayo Clinic to complete his Fellowship in Periodontology and Masters in Biomedical Sciences. His work there earned him the Dental Student Award for outstanding achievements from the American Academy of Periodontology. Especially interested in implant surgery, he has multiple articles on this topic in international, peer-reviewed journals, and his papers have been accepted for presentations at various national and international conferences. He is a member of the American Academy of Periodontology and American Dental Association.

Recognizing that patient care and understanding are the essence of any health profession, Dr.Buddula has genuine love and concern for his patients. This fact was acknowledged when he was placed amongst the best periodontists in patient care at the Mayo Clinic, based exclusively upon the positive patient feedbacks he received.
 
In his spare time, Dr.Buddula enjoys watching movies and playing cricket. He is fluent in English, Telugu and Hindi.

Education

  • D.M.D., Dentistry – Tufts School of Dental Medicine
  • M.D.S. – College of Dental Surgery (India) 
  • M.S., Periodontics – Mayo Clinic

Affiliations

  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Periodontology

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