Meet Our Dental Providers

Marc Geronimo, D.D.S.
General Dentist

While studying at New York University’s College of Dentistry, Dr. Marc Geronimo was motivated by a special quote: “The block of granite in the path of the weak becomes a stepping stone in the path of the strong.” Today, he balances his General Dentistry practice with a leadership role in the local community, such as member of the Pre-Professional Health Committee at SDSU and speaker at various high schools on the topics of Dental Awareness and Professionalism, and continues to use this quote as inspiration to overcome fears and obstacles.

 As a dentist, Dr. Geronimo builds strong relationships with his patients – he truly enjoys providing excellent care to help people get out of pain and improve their smiles and oral health conditions. He is a member of several professional organizations, including the San Diego County Dental Society.

 Dr. Geronimo is proficient in Tagalog. In his free time, he enjoys working out, spending quality time with his family, and watching football – he’s a big San Diego Chargers fan!


B.A., Psychology – San Diego State University
D.D.S. – New York University College of Dentistry


San Diego County Dental Society; California Dental Association; American Dental Association

Anitha Goud, D.D.S.
General Dentist

Dr. Goud says, “Helping people to achieve and maintain excellent dental health gives me the most satisfaction from my profession. In particular, I enjoy seeing the happy smiles of patients when a difficult procedure turns out fabulous!” Dr. Goud encourages her patients to be involved in their treatment in order to achieve the best results possible, and is always open to questions and is attentive to each patient’s needs.

After graduating from KLE University Institute of Dental Sciences, Dr. Goud received her Dental Degree from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry. To keep abreast of cutting edge technology, she’s a member of the American Dental Association.

Away from the office, Dr. Goud likes outdoor sports and spendng time with her family.


B.S.Dentistry–KLE University Institute of Dental Sciences
D.D.S.–University of the Pacific School of Dentistry


American Dental Association

Natalia Camacho-Worms, D.M.D., M.P.H.
General Dentist

Dr. Camacho-Worms says, “There is nothing more rewarding that to give a person back their confidence. I love the fact that I can not only make people’s mouths healthier, but I can also make their mouths more beautiful. Everyday at work, I help make a difference (no matter how small) in someone’s life and that is the most exciting part of what I do. I was called to the dental field because I knew that I wanted to make a difference in people’s lives by contributing to the improvement of their health. Through personal experience, I know how devastating it is when you are ashamed to smile and I love that I am able to help people with that.”

After graduating from Loyola Marymount University, Dr. Camacho-Worms received her Dental Degree from the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health. She also was awarded a Master of Public Health degree from the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. She’s a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry. and the Academy of Osseointegration among many others. She also speaks Spanish.

Dr. Camacho-Worms says, “Away from the office, I love to cook, try new cuisines, play board games, read, exercise, and spend time with my husband, family, and friends.” 


B.S., Biology–Loyola Marymount University
D.M.D.–Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health

M.P.H., Master of Public Health–Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science    


Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health Clinic

Orientation Teaching Assistant Award 2013

Academy of Osseointegration, Outstanding Student in Implant Dentistry Award 2013


American Dental Association
Arizona Dental Association
Academy of General Dentistry
Academy of Osseointegration
American Association of Women Dentists


Nicholas Withem, D.M.D.

General Dentist


Dr. Adashek, D.D.S

Dr. Adashek says, “Helping anxious dental patients manage their fears during periodontal treatment is very important to me.” His goal is to provide a caring, comfortable and superior dental treatment so that each visit is an positive experience. After graduating with a BS in Zoology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Dr. Adashek went on to receive his D.D.S. certificate from Marquette University School of Dentistry. He continued his studies at the Mayo Clinic, where he received a Masters Degree in Biomedical Sciences and a Certificate in Periodontics. Dr Adashek is a Board Certified Periodontist and is a member of the American Dental Association, Arizona Dental Association, Academy of Osseointegration, American Academy of Periodontology, Arizona Society of Periodontists and the American Board of Periodontics. On his free time, Dr. Adashek enjoys reading, exercising, playing tennis and family time with his wife and two young sons.


  B.S., Zoology–University of Wisconsin-Madison D.D.S.–Marquette University School of Dentistry M.S., Biomedical Sciences–Mayo Clinic Periodontics Certificate–Mayo Clinic


American Dental Association Arizona Dental Association Academy of Osseointegration American Academy of Periodontology Arizona Society of Periodontists America

Brett Barlow, D.M.D.
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

Dr. Brett Barlow was attracted to dentistry because he loves working with his hands and with people. For him, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is the perfect combination of surgery, medicine, and dentistry.

 After receiving his Bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Science & Health from the University of Utah, Dr. Barlow attended the University of Louisville Dental School for his D.M.D. degree. He completed his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency at the Cook County Hospital in Chicago.

 Dr. Barlow is an active member of several professional organizations, particularly the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons. His personal hobbies include running, biking, skiing, and spending time in the outdoors.


B.S., Behavioral Science & Health – University of Utah

D.M.D. – University of Louisville Dental School


American Dental Association, Arizona Dental Association, American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons

Francine Vickers, D.D.S.

Dr. Vickers says, “My love for dentistry grew through my dental assisting and wanting to be a greater part of a dental team providing quality care to patients. I enjoy the unique and challenging opportunities that Endodontics presents. I like to take time listening and talking with my patients and help them to feel at ease. Educating them and providing a gentle touch are ways to reassure patients that they will be well taken care of.”

After graduating from the University of Colorado, Dr. Vickers received her Dental Degree from the OHSU School of Dentistry. To keep up with cutting edge technology, she’s a member of the American Dental Association, the American Association of Endodontics and the Arizona State Dental Association.

Marcia Younger, D.D.S., M.S.D


As a specialist in Orthodontics for both children and adults, Dr. Younger appreciates her profession for its life-changing opportunity to help people achieve beautiful and healthy smiles. She is passionate about Orthodontics, takes pride in her work and enjoys getting to know her patients during treatment. Creating a winning smile in a fun and comfortable environment is her mission!

After graduating from Clemson University, Dr. Younger received her Dental Degree from the Ohio State University College of Dentistry. She was awarded her M.S.D. and Orthodontics Certificate from the University of Washington. She is a member of the many organizations including the American Association of Orthodontics, the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association
and the Arizona Dental Association.


B.S., Nursing–Clemson University
D.D.S.–Ohio State University College of Dentistry
M.S.D., Orthodontics–University of Washington


American Association of Orthodontics Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists American Dental Association Arizona Dental Association

About Gentle Dental Mesa East

When looking for a reliable dentist, you and your family deserve the best dentists who know how to treat you and your loved ones with quality care. Gentle Dental Mesa East dentists will treat you like family, while providing a comfortable environment to help ease the nervousness of visiting your dentist. Gentle Dental Mesa East provides state-of-the-art facilities and our dental specialists are trusted for their quality service and wide range of dental specialties.

Gentle Dental Mesa East dentists have been proudly caring for the dental needs of the Mesa, AZ community and are dedicated to providing you and your family a brighter and healthier smile. Our friendly staff is devoted to supply you with the personalized dental care that you deserve. Whether it is a regular check-up or a dental emergency, our team of specialists will help you achieve a more radiant smile. Gentle Dental Mesa East dentists are trusted for the wide range of dental specialties, providing cosmetic dentistry, regular examinations, professional cleanings, x-rays, veneers, sealants, fillings, crowns and bridges, teeth implants, dentures, root canals, teeth whitening, and braces and all aspects of general dentistry to make your smile a healthy and radiant smile.

What are you waiting for? A beautiful smile is only a phone call away. Call today to schedule your first appointment with your dentist.

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Mesa, AZ 85208
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