Meet Our Dental Providers
John Abdelmessih, D.D.S
Dr. Abdelmessih loves making healthy smiles! He realizes that your oral health has a profound impact on your overall well-being. His priority is keeping your teeth in their optimal condition. He understands how uneasy some patients may feel about their dental visits, and how he can make a difference in providing a relaxing and positive experience. The teamwork at Gentle Dental allows him to concentrate on helping his patients develop comfortable and confident smiles as he nurtures a trusting relationship with them.
After graduating from UC Riverside, Dr. Abdelmessih received his Dental Degree from the Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. To keep up with changing technology, he’s a member of the American Dental Association and the California Dental Association.
In his free time, Dr. Abdelmessih enjoys Soccer and swimming and spending time with his family. He also plays the guitar.
B.S., Biology–UC Riverside
D.D.S.–Loma Linda University School of Dentistry
American Dental Association California Dental Association
Yvetta Janku, D.D.S
Dr. Janku enjoys making a difference in peoples lives, whether it is easing a patients anxiety, taking them out of pain or improving their smile. Her goal is to provide a caring, comfortable and superior dental treatment so that each visit is an outstanding dental experience. She feels Dentistry combines creative artistry with the fundamentals of science and sees every day is an exciting challenge.
Dr Janku is a graduate of the Charles University School of Medicine and Dentistry in Prague–one of Europe’s oldest and most celebrated universities. To keep abreast of cutting edge technology, she’s an active member of the American Dental Association.
When away from the office, Dr. Janku enjoys travel and being in the outdoors–she is an enthusiastic skier and hiker.
B.S.-Gymnazium Usti nad Labem, Prague, CZ
D.D.S.-Charles University School of Medicine and Dentistry, Prague, CZ
American Dental Association National Dental Association
Haris Lakisic, D.D.S
Entering the field of dentistry was a natural choice for Dr. Lakisic: his father and brother were both dentists, and introduced him to this profession of helping others. He enjoys being able to help relieve people’s pain and discomfort, as well as improve better health and esthetics.
Dr. Haris Lakisic grew up in Bosnia and Herzegovina, but became a refugee and escaped to Southern California at the age of 15 due to war in his homeland. After finishing high school in Costa Mesa, Dr. Lakisic attended Pepperdine University for his Bachelor’s degree, then received a scholarship to attend the University of Pennsylvania for his D.M.D. degree. During his four years of dental school, he was consistently ranked in the top 10 of his class.
Dr. Lakisic’s hobbies include travel, fishing, and outdoor activities.
B.S., Biology – Pepperdine University
D.M.D. – University of Pennsylvania
American Association of Endodontists
Raffi Partamian, D.D.S
Dr. Partamian says, “I want patients to be happy with their new smiles. Helping people to achieve and maintain excellent dental health gives me a great deal of satisfaction from my profession. In particular, I enjoy seeing the satisfied smiles of patients when a procedure turns out fabulous!” He aims to create a welcoming and comforting environment by treating each of his patients like family.
After graduating from California State University at Northridge, Dr. Partamian received his Dental Degree from the UCLA School of Dentistry. He received his Orthodontics Certificate from Roseman University. To keep abreast of cutting edge technology, he’s a member of the American Dental Association.
Away from the office, Dr. Partamian likes spending time with his family. He also enjoys basketball and racquetball.
B.S., Biology–California State University, Northridge
D.D.S.–UCLA School of Dentistry
Orthodontics Certificate–Roseman University
American Dental Association
Ali Pootrakul, D.D.S., M.D
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dr. Pootrakul is committed to the highest quality dental care. As an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon he appreciates his role in providing pain relief to his patients through often complex surgical procedures. He applies a caring, detail-oriented approach to each patient’s case, taking time to solve their dental issues effectively, and thoughtfully provides treatment options that are specifically designed around each clients needs.
Patients that have had traumatic dental visits in the past at other offices, are pleasantly surprised with his kind manner and gentle approach to Oral and Maxillofacial surgery. Whether you are having a simple extraction or all four wisdom teeth removed under sedation you will feel more like you are at a spa then a dental office. His scope of practice ranges from extractions to full facial reconstruction and TMJ. His education and surgery training allow him to handle the most complex medical and dental cases without the need to go to a hospital.
After graduating from St John’s University, Dr. Pootrakul earned his D.D.S. from the SUNY Buffalo School of Dentistry. He received his Medical Degree from the New York Medical College. He speaks Spanish and Farsi, also.
Away from the office, Dr. Pootrakul likes spending time with his wife and son. He relaxes with exercise and is a classic car enthusiast.
B.S., Applied Math–St John’s University
D.D.S.–SUNY Buffalo School of Dentistry
M.D.–New York Medical College
American Dental Association California Dental Association Academy of General Dentistry American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
Bobby Soleiman, D.D.S
With over ten years of practice in Periodontics, Dr. Bobby Soleiman takes great pride in his work as a dental specialist. He consistently strives for perfection and never compromises on the care taken and delivered to his patients. Because each patient has individual needs, he makes sure to provide tailor-made solutions and education. Dr. Soleiman also complements his treatments with multiple forms of sedation – such as Oral, Nitrous Oxide, and IV Sedation – to make his patients’ visits as painless and comfortable as possible.
Dr. Soleiman received his D.D.S. degree from the University of the Pacific Dugoni School of Dentistry. He went on to focus his skill set on his chosen specialty through the Advanced Education in Periodontics and Implant Dentistry program at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. During his studies, his academic work garnered him induction into the Tau Kappa Omega and Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Societies. He was also selected as the recipient of the American Academy of Periodontology Award for Outstanding Achievement in Periodontists.
Currently, Dr. Soleiman remains active with his peers through his membership to professional organizations such as the California Periodontal Society and the American Dental Association. Outside of his practice, he enjoys basketball, working out, watching movies, and camping with his family. He and his wife have three children.
D.D.S. – University of the Pacific Dugoni School of Dentistry
Certificate, Periodontics – Loma Linda University School of Dentistry
American Academy of Periodontology; American Dental Association; California Dental Association; California Periodontal Society; Tri-County Dental Society
About Gentle Dental Indio
When searching for a reliable and trustworthy dentist, one can never be too picky. Gentle Dental Indio dentists understand the importance of taking the time to listen to your dental needs to better develop personalized solutions that address your personal needs. Our dental specialists are devoted to providing the most comprehensive dental care that your smile deserves. Our Gentle Dental Indio office offers the most state-of-the-art facilities, which allow our dentists to remain at the cutting-edge of modern dentistry and quality dental care, by also providing a relaxed and serene atmosphere for you to relax and allow our trustworthy dentists to transform your smile into a more healthier and radiant smile.
Gentle Dental Indio dentists stand out in the Indio community as they actively participate in neighborhood events and are proudly caring for the dental needs of the Indio, CA community. Our dental specialists are regarded as the exemplary dentists in the Indio area, as they are highly trusted for their wide variety of dental specialties, including 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.
81557 Dr. Carreon Boulevard Suite D-3
Indio, CA 92201
Call: 760-913-8232 to schedule an appointment today
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