Meet Your Gilbert, AZ Dentist – Dr. Mitchell Lepetich, DMD
Dr. Mitchell Lepetich was born in
Mesa, AZ and grew up in Tempe. He
attended Arizona State University, earning his undergraduate degree in
Molecular Biosciences & Biotechnology in 2004. He attended A.T. Still University, Arizona
School of Dentistry & Oral Health in Mesa, AZ, obtaining his DMD degree in
2008. He concurrently obtained a Certificate in Public Health from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 2008.
to Pursue Dentistry:
Dr. Lepetich admits that as a child
he was fearful of going to the dentist. However, over the years he realized the care
that dentists can provide and the way dental work can change people’s
lives. Through many experiences of
shadowing different dentists, he realized this was a profession that he
strongly desired to pursue. Dr. Lepetich
has always had a special attention to detail and enjoyed working with his hands
and now enjoys seeing the benefits that modern dentistry can provide. He understands how personally
rewarding dentistry is when you are upfront and honest with patients, take the
time to thoroughly understand their individual needs, and let them know you truly
care. He has found there is more to
dentistry than just ‘treating a tooth’.
Dr. Lepetich has always had a desire
to excel in the dental field. He takes
pride in his work and feels it important to be able to provide his patients
with the latest techniques and evidence based dentistry. He strives to inform his patients of the many
different options available to restore their smile to their satisfaction. He frequently attends continuing education
courses to be a leader in the dental field.
Dr. Lepetich and his wife Lexie have four children. They currently reside in Queen Creek. Dr. Lepetich's interests
include hands-on home improvement projects, watching sports, and outdoor
gardening. He is currently a Boy Scout Leader and enjoys outdoor
activities; particularly camping, hiking, and mountain biking. He and his
family love spending time together; whether family vacations, sporting
activities, or just hanging out at the house.
Message from Dr. Lepetich:
I strive to have a dental practice and team that will stand out about the rest. In a time where corporate dentistry is continually expanding, I feel having a family owned private practice gives me the opportunity to truly give individualized care.
All dentists have their own philosophy and approach to treatment. I tend to take the conservative path. I am very thorough and detailed, and will explain any concerns that I see. I will let you know issues that are of immediate concern, and also those areas that we will need to keep an eye on and monitor over time. Our office does not do high pressure sales or try to push treatment that is not needed. I understand barriers to dental work, whether they are time, cost, anxiety, fear, etc. However, let us help you through these. I am here in my practice for the long term and hope to develop a long term relationship to help you however I can.