Rahul G. Kode, DDS
Dr. Rahul G. Kode is one of the few dentists who created his own accelerated dental degree program. After attending university for only three years, he was granted admission to the Arthur A. Dugoni University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco. Only a handful of students around the nation are accepted to dental school without a Bachelor’s degree. In school, Dr. Kode achieved great heights, receiving the prestigious honor of excellence in full mouth rehabilitation. After graduating, he decided to move to the Valley of the Sun. After only working for a few experienced doctors, he opened up his own practice in Ahwatukee in 2003, creating Dental by Design.
Dr. Kode’s full focus is to provide quality cosmetic dentistry to his patients. His long-standing team has been created to provide the utmost in quality dental care and excellent customer service. Dr. Kode has taken care of thousands of patients over the last eight years and always strives for excellence. Being a member of many dental organizations, you will see him flying around attending many continuing education courses. Dr. Kode is on track to finishing his Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry, of which there are only a small percentage of dentists around the nation.
Dr. Clinton Lepetich
Dr. Clint Lepetich has a long family tradition in Tempe/Chandler for over 40 years. His grandfather was a pharmacist in the area and his father is a well respected obstetrician serving the east valley for over 25 years. Dr. Lepetich attended Arizona State University and obtained his bachelors degree. He as fortunate enough to stay in the East Valley for his dental education and he obtained his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree, and Certificate in Public Health from the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral health in 2012. He then completed his his post-doctoral residency training in Pediatric Dentistry that included a Masters Degree (MSD) at Loma Linda University in 2014.
Dr. Lepetich’s training includes the latest advances in pediatric dentistry and the comprehensive care of pediatric patients. He has trained with some of the international leaders in dental traumatology (Dr. Leif Bakland) and is up-to-date on the trained on the handling of pediatric emergencies and the newest treatment protocols.Dr. Lepetich is also well trained on offering in-office sedation to pediatric patients.
Dr. Lepetich is passionate about dentistry and the role that oral health can play on children’s attitudes and emotions. He is passionate about pediatric dentistry and believes in treating every child like he would treat his children. Dr. Lepetich has been married to his wife, Michelle for four years and have two young children; a 2 year old daughter, Marlee and a 8 month old son, Nolan.
Dr. Lepetich interests outside of dentistry include spending time with his children, cycling and outdoor activities. He is currently a scout leader in the boy scouts and enjoys camping and other activities. He also has been a part of mission trips to Nicaragua, Honduras, and Ecuador. Dr. Lepetich is excited to join and continue the tradition of excellent treatment for its patients<