Meet the Doctor

Poonam Gokhale, DMD

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● 19+ years experience as a dentist

Dr. Gokahle has seen what works well and what does not, and, more importantly, what patients really care about. Based on her personal experience, she feels strongly that as a dentist serving in a family oriented community such as South Austin, her primary goal is to provide state of the art dental services in a family friendly ambience. This is what she and her staff strive to do at West Creek Dental.

Dr. Gokhale has enjoyed close professional and personal relationships with so many of her patients, employees and peers owing to the fact that she is much more than an accomplished dentist with a “gentle touch”, she is also a very sympathetic person with a good sense of humor.

Education & Experience
  • Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD), the Prestigious Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Boston University
  • Practiced in High Volume, Highly Personalized Clinics
  • Owned and Operated a Family Dental Practice Near Dallas, TX
  • Primary Dentist and Sole Owner of West Creek Dental
Post-Graduate Training in
  • All Aspects of Cosmetic & General Dentistry
  • Invisalign® Certified

Dr. Gokhale is a proud Austin resident, and although she didn’t go to UT, her husband did! (to be fair, we don’t have a dental school in Austin yet, although that’s going to change soon, we hope). Her two boys say they will, of course, go to UT as well.

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Testimonials

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Patient Testimonial
Of course I'm in pain, but while I was there the staff was excellent. They made sure I was always as comfortable as I could be. Dr.Gokhale honestly cares about her patients. I can honestly say I found my new primary care dentist.
—Erin Michelle Rojas
Via
Love this dentist!! Absolutely takes the anxiety away :). Easy to get appointment when I was in need. Resolved my aches and pain! Upfront with break down of estimated charges. Very reasonable compared to the other dentists I have visited for similar issues. Definitely going back.
—Anu K.
Via
Dr. Gokhale is so kind and really tries to make you have a great experience. Dental work can be a bit painful, but Dr. Gokhale will listen to you and try to make sure you are comfortable during your cleaning. Her staff is friendly and you will feel welcomed to be there from the time you walk in to the time that you walk out. I am so glad that I found her through a friend referral.
—Michelle N.
Via
Best dentist I've ever had! Kind, gentle and caring every step of the way. Wonderful staff that makes you feel at ease the moment you walk in. I feel so blessed to have found them!
—Patty H.
Via
I originally chose West Creek Dental because they were just a block away. I have since moved to North Austin, but I gladly hazard the drive down MoPac to see Dr Gokhale and her staff. Dr. Gokhale is super gentle. Absolutely painless dentistry! Cynthia at the front desk is friendly and efficient and she easily fixed me into their schedule to re-seat a temporary crown that had popped off. Dr G answered the after-hours call herself and followed up the next morning. Annette her tech, is super knowledgeable and skilled. She adjusted the permanent crown "micron by micron" until it felt perfectly natural. There's an attention to detail and service that you just can't find in a larger practice. I've been going to her going on 5 years. Well worth the drive!
—Rudy P.
Via
My experience at West Creek Dental was excellent! The staff were very courteous and attentive. They explained the procedure and insurance / payment options in detail. Dr. Gokhale is very knowledgeable and precise in her explanation of work that needs to be done and treats you like you are the only patient in the office. Never rushed and never makes you feel pressured. Highly Recommended!
—Teju S.
Via
Doctor Gokhale did a fantastic job casting and adjusting my new dentures. Rose and the office staff are great folks and i highly recommend Westcreek Dental ! Thank you Doctor Gokhale !!
—Cindy C.
Via
Such a wonderful dental practice! Dr. Gokhale and her staff are very sweet, professional and courteous. There is a short wait time. As a busy working mom, I appreciate this so much! Both my 11year old, 9 year old and husband are patients at West Creek Dental. My kids feel at ease with Dr. Gokhale and her staff. Dr. Gokhale herself is knowledgeable and conservative. She recommends only procedures my family needs. Thank you West Creek Dental! You have a loyal patient from here on out. I HIGHLY recommend this office!!!!
—Courtney H.
Via
I had been MIA for a year but knew that I needed to get in to see Dr. G. They were so gracious and understood why I had been gone so long. Dr. G looked at my previous work that she did last year and found it to be in great working order. I got my teeth cleaned and they look great. She is going to do a deeper dive into my x-rays and see me for another visit. I'm really grateful for her entire team including Anali and Perla.
—Pam H.
Via
Let me start off by saying that the staff at West Creek Dental are fabulous. They are very thorough and gave me a pain free cleaning. Everything was explained in detail so I felt like they cared. I did have a couple of cavities so I came back to have them filled. I have extremely sensitive teeth so I wasn't to thrilled about filling my cavities. I hardly felt the injections and she worked quickly and gently giving me a pleasant experience. I have kept regular appointments and my teeth have never been healthier. What a great Dentist!
—Mary
Via
Went in on such short notice. They were able to get me in within the same day I called. They helped me through the process and the kindness made the whole problem easier. I was very worried as most people are scared of dental work. But the office was very gentle and talked me through everything.
—Keilee G.
Via
Very Friendly environment also very professional
—M S.
Via
Very nice high quality service professional & friendly staff nicely given me a pain free dip cleaning.......
—Sanjay T.
Via
I get all my dental work for myself and my kids done at West Creek Dental. The service is exceptional and the staff is so professional. Scheduling appointments is easy. Dr. Gokhale does an amazing job each time. Her timely advice has saved us a lot of trouble. We would recommend West Creek Dental for all your needs.
—Rupali M.
Via
From the office manager, to the dental assistant/hygienist, to the dentist herself, all made me as comfortable as I could be and was more than accommodating to my needs. I’ve been scared of the dentist since I could remember, but that all changed today. Thank you West Creek. Best experience I’ve ever had.
—Michael F.
Via
Very nice staff. Our appt are always on time.
—Raquel E.
Via
Doc Gokhale is the bestI've been coming here for about 18 months. Started with a cleaning and wanted to fix my front teeth (never really straight, one was half fake from a break when I was a kid..)Anyway, Invisalign wasn't a good option so I opted for crowns... And let me tell you I get compliments weekly. Hell, random girl at a bar even made out with me because of it. Can you say that about your dentist? Yeah, I didn't think so.Had a handful of old metal fillings that were finally crapping out and have gotten 3 other crowns/replacement fillings and couldn't be happier.Don't listen to these other reviews... bunch of cheapskates and people complaining that their kid should be better... weak.Thanks Doc!
—Adam W.
Via
We have been visiting Dr.Poonam ever since they opened this office around 2.5 years ago. She is doing great job. My son really liked going there. He had cavities and she fixed them immediately. We visited a different Dental office where we had lot of billing issues. We don't have any such issues with West Creek Dental. Appointment scheduling is easy and they are also offering weekend appointments. They also do follow up calls once the procedure is complete.
—Rathi Nadarajan
Via
Had my semi-annual teeth-cleaning...very thorough and efficient. All good.
—David B.
Dr. Gokhale if thoughtful and has taken really good care of me as a patient! She did a wonderful job with my crowns and her team is kind and courteous. She's the only dentist I've gone to in Austin and I highly recommend her!
—Akki Bnaki
Via
Great, friendly staff! They made me feel right at home. Dr. G was so helpful and informative every step of the way. I love her attention to detail! Just finished my invisalign treatment!
—Brian LeSure
Via
Nobody likes going to the dentist, but Dr. Gokhale makes it very easy to enjoy the appointments. I've been going to West creek dental for over 4yrs. She's very caring and considerate, the staff is friendly and flexible. She really cares about the patients' well being. I highly recommend West Creek dental.
—Zicri Bogart
Via
I've been going here for about 5 years now and am very happy with the services provided by Dr. Gokhale. She's patient with me (I've had a history of dental discomfort/anxiety) and had good interactions with other related providers like the microendodontist (her referral) and my orthodontist (referred by someone else). Tidy office and pleasant staff. Would recommend to anyone.
—Doray Sitko
Via
Today Dr. G changed my smile. I am SO happy with the crowns and bridge I had done and it was all worth it! I shopped around trying different cosmetic dentists in the area; but Westcreek Dental was my first stop and I ended up coming back to it. No one else matches her sincere, genuine touch and her small, personal office. The girls on her team just make it all that much better of an experience. The price, quality, service was all stellar. I will be recommending her to any one needing dental work. Thanks again, Dr. G— i am SO HAPPY!
—Savannah Celeste
Via
For the past 5 years West Creek Dental has been “fixing” the bad dental work my previous dentist managed to mess up and charged me for his bad work. The time taken and caring attitude is reassuring to me of the quality work and referrals provided to my dental care. Check West Creek Dental out for yourself. You decide and place value in your own experience.
—Alberto Perez
Via
I am very happy to have chosen WCD as my dental office. I must have been the most difficult client, but the whole team handled all my questions and insurance concerns. Dr. G definitely has a gentle touch and great bed side manner. I feel so confident and secure in my smile and will only trust WCD from now on. Cleanliness, affordability, and awesome customer service! Thank you WCD team!
—JC Ramos
Via
Shout Out to Dr. Gokhale and staff at West Creek Dental! They helped give me a beautiful smile with Invisalign! She is friendly and so gentle. I'm really happy with the results!
—Cindy Martinez
Via
Dr. Gokhale and her staff are great. She is by far the best dentist I have found. After having Invisalign, routine dental care, and Zoom Whitening I can say they do high quality work at an affordable price. If you are looking for exceptional dental care I recommend giving West Creek Dental a visit.
—Ann Marie
Via
Dr. Gokhale and her team are really wonderful. As a health care practitioner myself, I truly understand what is expected by patients with timeliness, professionalism and great outcomes. I am so pleased with the crowns that Dr. Gokhale completed for me and would highly recommend her practice. They worked around my complex schedule and I truly appreciate it.
—Pam Machemehl Helmly
Via
Dr. Gokhale made us feel right at home. She is the most gentle and relaxing dentist we have ever been to. When we moved to Austin I tried a new dentist every year until we found her. Every procedure is explained in detail and we are educated on our treatment options. My wife and I are excited to bring our son here!
—JS
Via
Dr. Gokhale is kind, gentle and absolutely thorough. I did deep cleaning and extraction which were completely painless. The staff is helpful and friendly.
—Rachana Akhade
Via
I've been going to West Creek Family Dentistry for about 2 years now and absolutely love this place. Dr. Gokhale is amazing at her profession, not only is she very professional, she cares so much for her clients. Dr. G. and her excellent team make you feel just like family every time you walk in the door. I recommend West Creek Dental Family Dentistry to anyone out there looking for a Dentist.
—Ruth
Via
Hands down the best dental experiences I've experienced. Staff is kind and informative. Sadly, I've spent more times in a dentist chair than most and the staff at west creek is excellent.
—Jett Garner
Via
I originally chose West Creek Dental because they were just a block away. I have since moved to North Austin, but I gladly hazard the drive down MoPac to see Dr Gokhale and her staff. Dr. Gokhale is super gentle. Absolutely painless dentistry! Cynthia at the front desk is friendly and efficient and she easily fixed me into their schedule to re-seat a temporary crown that had popped off. Dr G answered the after-hours call herself and followed up the next morning. Annette her tech, is super knowledgeable and skilled. She adjusted the permanent crown "micron by micron" until it felt perfectly natural. There's an attention to detail and service that you just can't find in a larger practice. I've been going to her going on 5 years. Well worth the drive!
—Rudy Peña
Via
I have been looking for a dentist for a few months. The team at West Creek Dental are very knowledgeable and have superb customer service.
—LaVonne H.
Via
Service was very prompt, professional and pleasing! Thanks!!
—Bhuban P.
Via
My new dentist, Dr. Gokhale is amazing (very caring). Her staff is always welcoming and kind. I can't say enough about the clinic. I am very pleased. Looking forward to the great dental care I know I'll always receive for many years to come.
—Ana Reese Steele
Via
I went in with a lot of pain so desperate I wanted my tooth pulled . I explained I had little time with my work schedule to go to oral surgeon appointments to save my tooth and get a root canal. They called around and found me an oral surgeon to take me immediately and do the work that same day and put me out of my pain. I appreciate their efforts as not all dentists would go that extra mile!
—Christine Y.
Via
Excellent service and nice clean facility. Staff very friendly and Dr Gokhale was fantastic. Highly recommend.
—Mike K.
Via
Nothing but great things to write about regarding my experiences at West Creek Dental! Attentive and considerate care by outstanding professionals.
—Phillip C.
Via
Nothing but great things to write about regarding my experiences at West Creek Dental! Attentive and considerate care by outstanding professionals.
—Phillip C.
Via
West Creek Dental answered all my questions, informed me of my choices, and provided advice in a non-judgmental way. They were professional and kind. I would advise anyone seeking dental services to call them for an appointment. Sincerely, Ms. W.
—Marianne W.
Via
West Creek Dental was able to get me in the day after I had a crown break off. The staff were professional and friendly. Will return in the future!
—Joe K.
Via
Very well maintained and run. Always checking on you to make sure you are ok and comfortable. Will tell everyone about the care for you and not just the money. I would like to thank all involved for the help .
—Jay S.
Via
The whole staff is awesome, definetely found my new dentist in Austin and will recommed to others.
—Sean L.
Via
I really appreciate how cheerful and friendly all of these ladies are. The doctor has a lovely bedside manner, so soft-spoken and kind. I am so excited for my crowns; and I already told them I will be recommending them to everyone! Major importantly they were quick to answer any questions I had and they accept care credit !!
—Savannah G.
Via
Front desk, assistants and Dr. Poonam Gokhale, DMD all know me by name and I am greeted warmly upon every return. I have had cleanings and crowns done at West Creek Dental and procedures go smoothly and the staff truly takes care of their patient.
—Shannon M.
Via
The staff is warm and welcoming, and competent. The facility is well designed (private rooms, state-of-the-art equipment and furniture). And the dentist is lovely -- skilled, kind, and very thorough. My wife and I visited West Creek Dental four times in December 2016 year, and we'll definitely continue to frequent this establishment.
—Peter A.
Via
I just had a cleaning and exam. The doctor did my cleaning which is awesome!! She is so thorough and gentle. The office staff is great too. The front office coordinator even noticed an insurance error and fixed it!! I will never go anywhere else!!
—Michelle B.
Via
I chose West Creek and Dr. G. because of the value being offered for a new set of dentures. I was very pleased with her professional touch and attention to detail during the fitting process. The fitting went super smooth and feel confident that the finished product will be excellent !
—Jeffrey C.
Via
Doc Gokhale is the bestI've been coming here for about 18 months. Started with a cleaning and wanted to fix my front teeth (never really straight, one was half fake from a break when I was a kid..)Anyway, Invisalign wasn't a good option so I opted for crowns... And let me tell you I get compliments weekly. Hell, random girl at a bar even made out with me because of it. Can you say that about your dentist? Yeah, I didn't think so.Had a handful of old metal fillings that were finally crapping out and have gotten 3 other crowns/replacement fillings and couldn't be happier.Don't listen to these other reviews... bunch of cheapskates and people complaining that their kid should be better... weak.Thanks Doc!
—Adam W.
Via
Been a client for 8 + years... But my first review Dr Poonam Gokhale is skilled, professional, honest, really good staff! She has done wonders for my teeth and smile. Now At 65 yrs, my teeth and smile are the best - healthy and good looking... Took her recommendations a step at a time.......And they are still my real teeth with crowns... She sees you... not her wallet I’m serious ... “I got a friend “
—Sheree Scudder
Via
Just wanted to do a quick review of Westcreek Dental here in south Austin. Great staff, very organized and extremely clean facility. Dr. Gokhale is a top-notch technical master and does it all with very little discomfort to the patient. She has done a great job of fixing less-than-stellar work that I have had done in the past at other facilities and really given me a smile I'm proud to show.
—Patrick M.
Via
Everyone was courteous and explained everything in advance. Dentist was very professional and get a great job cleaning my teeth. Office and equipment was spotless great experience definitely going back I recommend this dental office to everyone. Prices are very reasonable
—Frances B.
Via
Staff was great as well as the doctor explaining what needed done
—Nash M.
Via
Had a pleasant experience at West Creek Dental center. Dentist is very experienced, professional and explained every detail of the treatment. My tooth extraction procedure was much smoother. Enjoyed the friendly and polite nature of the staff. The ambience and hygiene is impressive. I would be very happy to recommend this Dental center to my friends!
—Deepali D.
Via
I’m never disappointed with the results, and I’m treated efficiently and respectfully. Dr. Gokhale and team are an exceptional practice.
—Phillip C.
Via
This is my second time love how the doctor explained everything she is great and also her staff very helpful.
—Ericka R.
Via
Always feel right at home at West Creek. The Dr and all the staff are awesome.
—J S.
Via
I take all my family to West Creek Dental and they are always flawlessly professional and courteous. Normally I just get cleanings but I just got a crown done and as it’s a more delicate and longer procedure I can say I’m even more impressed with their work, attention to detail and empathy with the patient.
—Leyla A.
Via
She was friendly, amazing, and will now be my new dentist. She helped me fix my smile. Thank you so much. I look forward to you continuing your work on my teeth.
—Michael F.
Via
Great staff, efficient, friendly, and caring. I know I am in good hands with Dr. G. I had gone to several Dentists over the years to discuss replacing my old veneers and every one of them told me I needed complete mouth restoration at the tune of $30,000 (minimum). I finally found Dr. G. and she was the only Dr. who listened to me and provided the care I had been searching for. She helped me understand what was really going on with my teeth and came up with a plan to focus on the priorities to get my teeth to a healthy state so I could have the best results possible with the cosmetic work that I really wanted. She delivered! I really appreciate her gentle approach and her willingness to tell it like it is. If you are looking for a Dentist who is not going to try to sell you services you don't need and is focused on doing the right thing for her patients, look no further than West Creek Dental. Everything that Dr. G. does, she takes the time to really explain, give options and include you in the decisions so you really feel like you have a voice in your plan of care. I really can't thank her enough for all she has done for me!
—Mindy W.
Via
Professional, friendly, and gentle. Total neighborhood dentist atmosphere and staff. I definitely would recommend West Creek Dental.
—Sarah S.
Via
We had such a great experience at west creek dental!! Everyone was so friendly to me and my daughters. My daughters were nervous and had a lot of questions, the doctors and nurses answered all of their questions and were very patient with them. They took the time to show them the proper way to floss and brush as well!! The nurse at the front desk was so helpful and friendly as well. She engaged in conversation with my girls and was very helpful answering my questions. My girls left with a very positive experience and feel comfortable and ready for their next visit. I wish we would have found them sooner!! I highly recommend getting dental work here!!!
—Christy G.
Via
I am overly pleased with the quality of their work, professionalism and their effort in making a visit to the dentist a fearless experience.
—Howard G.
Via
My husband is a patient at West Creek and he kept telling me to just try them because he know how I am. I am not a person that enjoy going to the dentist. It's very stressful and always cause me a lot of anxiety. But the staff at West Creek Dental was very understanding and treated me with respect and made sure I was a relaxed and my blood pressure and heart rate was at a respectable rate (?). It was a good experience and I know that my procedures will continue to become less stressful due to the care and professionalism of the staff. I will recommend West Creek Dental practice to my friends and family.
—Gwen S.
Via
Highly professional, friendly and caring. I will easily and eagerly recommend West Creek Dental
—Howard G.
Via
The staff here are wonderfully friendly, helpful, and care about you and your dental health! They are happy to answer any concerns you might have, and offer great ways to take care or your teeth on top of the standard brushing and flossing process. Every procedure I've had here gave little to no discomfort.
—Victoria P.
Via
Dr. Gohkale was thorough during my examination and clear with her explanation of what next steps needed to be. Cynthia was more than helpful in setting everything up, explaining the insurance process, and making sure the tiniest of details were handled. Will continue to return to West Creek Dental.
—William D.
Via
First visit to a dentist in over twenty years, two visits resulted in three years of pain gone. two extractions. no pain. 20 to 30 min for pain preventive shots to take affect. 10 minutes for extractions, 5 minutes to recoup. Out the door. no mess no muss. I am 65 years old with a disability and they handled me perfect, cost around $550 with no insurance coverage.
—Ruthana C.
Via
I am Afraid of a dentist office and have let my mouth go. But the doctor made me feel comfortable as well as the staff. Analee has worked with me with scheduling and cost. They are extremely nice and informative. I’m so glad that i found Them. I love This place.
—Jessica Klasing
Via
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