Gentle Dental Affiliates with Southwest Dental Group


Gentle Dental more than doubles its footprint in Arizona by affiliating with Southwest Dental Group and establishes one of the state’s largest dental service organizations.

Tempe, AZ (April 21, 2014) – Gentle Dental is pleased to announce its affiliation with Southwest Dental Group of AZ. Southwest Dental includes 10 locations in Phoenix and Tucson. The combined Gentle Dental and Southwest operation more than doubles Gentle Dental’s footprint in AZ and establishes it as one of the state’s largest dental service organizations. The combination also enhances Gentle Dental’s ability to deliver the most complete multi-specialty care, including general dentistry, hygiene, orthodontics, endodontics, oral surgery, periodontics and pediatric dentistry. Gentle Dental is excited to share its own best practices, while also learning from the Southwest team to deliver outstanding patient care and operational performance including the expansion of Southwest’s innovative dental plan that provides members with significant savings on dental services.  More information about Southwest Dental and their dental plan can be found at or by calling (480) 456-0821.

“Gentle Dental will bring tremendous value to the Southwest team and our patients,” says Rima, Urban, Vice President Operations for Southwest Dental Group. “Their focus on clinical excellence, patient convenience and value is a perfect fit and we are excited by the opportunities that our shared resources and experience will bring to our staff and patients.”

Gentle Dental’s CEO Vito Dacchille adds, “the addition of Southwest to the Gentle Dental Family enables us to continue to build an elite organization focused on providing unsurpassed clinical excellence and satisfaction to our patients. This is but one step in our commitment to serving Arizona with continued investments in technology and infrastructure to support our practices and enhance the patient experience. At Gentle Dental Giving smiles is our passion!”

Last week Gentle Dental also announced the affiliation of Paradise Dental Group, another Phoenix area dental practice located in Glendale, Arizona.

About Gentle Dental

Gentle Dental is part of InterDent Services Corp. headquartered in Inglewood, California. InterDent provides management services to over 165 affiliated dental offices employing more than 475 dentists in the following eight states: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Kansas, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Washington. For over 30 years, Gentle Dental has delivered comprehensive care in general, cosmetic, and specialty dentistry. Visit  to learn more.