Dr. Dan Gafni and Dr. Tal Gafni have build, and created a renowned dental practice. They have done this through their dedication to providing their patients the ultimate standard of care, and genuine care experience.
Both Dr. Dan and Dr. Tal have invested years in education, and continuing education to ensure that their centers, located in Mesa and Phoenix Arizona, provide the best that dentistry has to offer. Their story is unique, and special, as it has begun for these two brothers, at an early age as both have a passion in wanting to do great things with their given talents in biology and science. As the years progressed, and after they have completed their higher education in their fields of interest, each one of them discovered on this journey of excellence that they both share love and passion for the field of dentistry.
After they graduated from the Oregon Health & Science University as Doctors of Medical Dentistry, they joined together to establish The Dental Brothers. They have built their practice, focused on advanced dentistry with the form of dentistry that would transform the high fear patient experience, that completely removes the patient fear and anxiety from their dental experience. Today their advanced dental treatment center caters to patients around the country seeking to achieve the best that dentistry has to offer in dental implants, Full mouth reconstruction, and creating a beautiful cosmetic smile in general dentistry.
In a desire to meet the growing needs of patients traveling to experience this unique level of care, the brothers warmly welcomed Dr. Timm Chaffee of Auburn, Washington, another graduating Doctor of Medical Dentistry of Oregon Health & Science University where they have all met, and became good friends. Dr. Timm Chaffee shares the same heart, vision, and passion for his patient care.
Each doctor at the Dental Brothers has unique skills sets that provide patients peace of mind, knowing that they can finally be free of fear and attain the best that dentistry has to offer.
Walk into the private office of Dr. Dan Gafni and you will see pictures of his family, special cards from appreciated patients and a special area on his desk of every advanced journal on the science and advancements in dentistry. He is captivated with on-going knowledge that positively transforms the dental experience; always seeking to ensure that he provides the best that dentistry has to offer for his patients today and for years to come.
Then give yourself the gift of stepping into a conversation with Dr. Dan Gafni and you will find that behind all the elevated knowledge is an approachable genuine human being with truthful caring beyond anything you’ve experienced before. His secret ingredient is identifying the source of your dental problem and applying immediate solutions that can last a lifetime. Patients feel close and personal about revealing their concerns knowing its’ safe and comfortable to discuss any issue of concern. It’s the kind of genuine connection where you actually know you matter and you are being completely focused on in that given moment together. He listens, he cares and he gives you a time and space to process what is in your best interest. Leaving you to feel comfortable, confident and assured that you’ve been given the best choices to your care.
His education and work have been global; everywhere from the United States to across the oceans taking on projects that elevate the mind and science in dentistry. He has gained advanced clinical dental experience in general dentistry, surgical dentistry, restorative dentistry, implant dentistry and many clinical procedures including but not limited to crown lengthening surgeries, gingivectomies, fixed and removable prosthodontics, endodontic and esthetic dentistry.
He has attained advanced dental education with the Lutheran Medical Center, Oregon Health and Science University School of Dentistry, Arizona State University in Molecular Bioscience & Biotechnology and continues to elevate himself in dentistry with the ongoing advancements that occur each year in science and dentistry.
When he’s not working, you’ll find him spending time with his wife Geanine, children and playing soccer in Scottsdale. He has also served as the Captain of the Scottsdale Community College tennis team which ranked 2nd in the state of Arizona. His personal passion for history and travels have led him to visits to Egypt, Spain, Portugal, Austria, Germany, Mexico, Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Columbia, Panama, and Costa Rica.
Walk into the office of Dr. Tal Gafni and you will see pictures of his family & friends, special cards from team members, cards from patients and a special area focused on his passion for Apple technology, with instant access to world news and advanced journals on the science and advancements in dentistry. He is captivated with technology and on-going knowledge that positively transforms the dental experience; always seeking to ensure that he provides the best that dentistry has to offer for his patients today and for years to come.
His passion in dentistry is seeing a patients smile transform with a comprehensive approach to dentistry in aesthetics, restorative and taking patients out of pain immediately. His dental education and work in anatomy understanding have allowed him to teach and work both in clinical education and in patient care. He has gained advanced clinical dental experience in general dentistry, surgical dentistry, restorative dentistry, implant dentistry and many clinical procedures including but not limited to crown lengthening surgeries, gingivectomies, fixed and removable prosthodontics, endodontic and esthetic dentistry.
He has attained advanced dental education with Implant Residency Program, Oregon Health and Science University School of Dentistry, Arizona State University with a Bachelors in Biology and he continues to elevate himself in dentistry with the ongoing advancements that occur each year in science and dentistry.
When he’s not working, you’ll find him with his wife Carla, spending time with his son or golfing. He also enjoys shooting at the range, snow-boarding and camping. And when he has time to make room for a date night with his wife, you’ll find him ready for some salsa dancing.
Growing up in rural Southern Oregon, Dr. Timm Chaffee was raised under a simple principle: use what you’ve been given to bless and help those around you. This was clearly modeled for him at the age of eight, when his family’s best friends were lost in tragic car accident. Loving through their grief, Dr. Timm’s parents welcomed the children of their closest companions into their lives growing their family by three. It was an act that lit a fire for service in his heart. Able to hone in on his career path in the years that followed, and Dr. Timm found his true calling in dentistry. It had the art component he had always cherished, the human interaction dimension he loved, and supplied him the means to serve his community.
Dr. Timm attended dental school at Oregon Health and Sciences University in Portland, Oregon where he first met Dr. Tal at student orientation. This friendship grew throughout the next four years as did his relationship with Dr. Dan. It was during these years that Dr. Timm learned more than anything the importance of not only dentistry, but the compassion, companionship, and trust that must exist between patients and their care providers; the two must treat each other as family.
Upon graduation from OHSU, Dr. Timm and his family moved to Billings, Montana where he had been accepted into Lutheran Medical Center Advanced Education In General Dentistry (AEGD) Residency. Here, Dr. Timm sharpened his skills in both the breadth and depth of clinical dentistry. He was trained in the full scope of dental medicine and was able to focus his practice towards his specific areas of interest. Most important, he strengthened his foundation of providing empathetic and excellent care for all patients and reaffirmed his goals to incorporate these values into his office culture.
In 2017 Dr. Timm’s close friends, the Drs. Gafni, invited him to leave his well-established practice in Seattle, WA to join forces with the dental Brothers. It was a great opportunity for these friends to convert their shared love of people, dentistry and healing culture to provide top-level care for the Phoenix community.
Outside of the dental office, Dr. Timm can be composing music and attending local art installations and community events. He is at home in the outdoors and any season will find him and his family adventuring: whitewater rafting in southern Oregon, cliff diving in Sedona, backpacking in the North Cascades or enjoying the trails near home.