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Extended Hours
Experienced Dentists
Adult and Pediatric Services

Hours

Monday 8:00-4:00
Tuesday 8:00-4:00
Wednesday 8:00-5:00
Thursday 8:00-4:00
Friday 8:00-4:00
Saturday 8:00-1:00 (By Appt)

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  • Monday – Thursday: 7:15am – 8pm PST
  • Friday: 7:15am – 6pm PST
  • Saturday: 7:30am – 4pm PST

New Patients

$100 Off Non-Covered Services

New patients only. On services of $300 or greater not covered by insurance. Services provided by an Arizona certified dentist.

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New Patients

$50 Exam & X-Rays

Includes new patient exam and full mouth X-Rays.

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Ortho Special

Braces from $99 Month

Flexible payment plans. Including FREE Orthodontic consultation.

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To Know Us Is To Love Us

LEARN ABOUT US

Gentle Dental Desert Winds is conveniently located at the corner of W. Guadalupe Road and N. Gilbert Road, just west of Wells Fargo Bank.

We offer flexible hours, including evenings and weekends, as well as emergency walk-in care. We accept most insurance plans, including PPOs and HMOs. If you don’t have insurance, our Gentle Dental Smile Plan provides low-cost preventative and diagnostic care with discounts of 20 percent or more on all dental treatments. Our staff will help arrange financing and payment plans as needed.

Our friendly team of dental professionals includes hygienists and specialists who provide gentle, personalized family dentistry for patients of all ages. With orthodontists, endodontists, periodontists, and oral surgeons on staff, we can service all your special needs in-house.

We pride ourselves on building relationships for life with our patients. With experienced dental and front office staff, we can help you maintain good oral health and overall well-being in a friendly, compassionate environment. We’ll make you feel valued, respected, and as important as family.

Stop in and see us on Guadalupe Road at our wheelchair-accessible office. To set up an appointment or for further assistance, please call us at 480-400-8871. One of our friendly staff members will be happy to speak with you.

Meet The Team

WHO WE ARE

  • Prashanthi Baddam

    Prashanthi Baddam

    D.M.D. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Reviews

SEE WHAT OUR PATIENTS HAVE TO SAY!

4.9 /5
239 reviews
Google
5.0/5
Aug 31, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Desert Winds
Let me start by saying NO ONE ever really wants a root canal. That being said, I am so thankful for the kindness and professionalism shown to me at the office today. I was a mess when I showed up and was in incredible pain. The gals at the front desk got me checked in right away, I was taken back to a room within minutes, and Maria was quick to bring me an ice pack. Dr. Garber was so incredibly gentle and patient and worked seemlessly with Maria to get me fixed up and on the road to healing. Many thanks to all of them! So, while no one ever wants to do this, if you need it done, this is the place to be!
Gentle Dental Desert Winds replied on Sep 1, 2021:
Dear Michele, Thank you for the kind feedback. At the Gentle Dental Desert Winds, we are glad that the team has put you at ease and taken great care of you during your visit. Your review means a lot to us and we look forward to seeing you at your next visit.
Google
5.0/5
Aug 29, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Desert Winds
i was so nervous getting my wisdom tooth pulled but I was in and out, it was painless, the staff is amazing I am so happy i decided to go with them they are honest and the overall experience 10/10
Gentle Dental Desert Winds replied on Aug 30, 2021:
Hi Kayla, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
Google
5.0/5
Aug 19, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Desert Winds
Everyone was lovely!! Cathleen the Hygienist was AMAZING!! Very gentle, thorough, and explained everything she was doing the entire visit to make me more comfortable. The assistants were helpful, and Dr Lee was very kind, and detailed with her diagnoses as well. Overall a great experience at this office, with this team!
Gentle Dental Desert Winds replied on Sep 8, 2021:
Dear Alexandra, Thank you for the kind feedback. At the Gentle Dental Desert Winds, we are glad that the team has put you at ease and taken great care of you during your visit. Your review means a lot to us and we look forward to seeing you at your next visit.
Google
5.0/5
Aug 19, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Desert Winds
Everyone here is very sweet and caring (: Cathleen Vallely did my cleaning today and I let her know I had tmj pain and she was very mindful of it. I got a filling done by a different doctor too but I don’t remember her name, she was also very mindful of my pain and offered me a bite blocker, great experience overall (:
Gentle Dental Desert Winds replied on Aug 31, 2021:
Dear Fatima, Thank you for taking the time to post your kind words. At, Gentle Dental Desert Winds, it means a lot to us to know you had a great experience and we look forward to seeing you on your next visit.
Google
5.0/5
Aug 17, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Desert Winds
I had a great and friendly experience at this office while getting my dental cleaning! They were efficient yet were able to have the cleaning done in a timely manner.
Gentle Dental Desert Winds replied on Aug 17, 2021:
Hi Ashlee, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
Google
5.0/5
Aug 16, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Desert Winds
Very thorough and explained all the details of my cleaning. I was happy to have been offered a laser treatment to help with killing bacteria below the gum line
Gentle Dental Desert Winds replied on Aug 17, 2021:
Beth, we're happy to hear you had such a positive experience with our team!
Google
5.0/5
Aug 3, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Desert Winds
Top notch! Painless root canal, who could ask for more! This team is the BEST! Highly recommended!
Gentle Dental Desert Winds replied on Aug 3, 2021:
Hi Susan, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
Google
5.0/5
Jul 29, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Desert Winds
Dr. Baddam is amazing and the dental assistants were so kind and caring with my daughter. Highly recommend
Gentle Dental Desert Winds replied on Aug 10, 2021:
Hi Sheila, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
Facebook
5.0/5
Jul 21, 2021
Facebook Gentle Dental Desert Winds
True to their name. Kendall always makes sure I’m comfortable and not in pain.
Gentle Dental Desert Winds replied on Jul 22, 2021:
Pamela Nicole Carr, we're happy you found our staff to be so supportive during your experience here at Gentle Dental Desert Winds.
Google
5.0/5
Jun 28, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Desert Winds
I love the service that I received on my first visit! All the ladies were extremely helpful and I appreciate the way that they listened to my concerns and questions and explained any answers they provided.
Gentle Dental Desert Winds replied on Jun 30, 2021:
Dear Jazmyne, Thank you for taking the time to post your kind words about our staff. We are excited to share this with the team. At, Gentle Dental Desert Winds, it means a lot to us to know you had a great experience and we look forward to seeing you on your next visit.
Google
5.0/5
Jun 22, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Desert Winds
Our whole family comes here. They are fast, efficient and patient. We have only had good experiences!
Gentle Dental Desert Winds replied on Jul 13, 2021:
Hi Caitlin, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
Google
5.0/5
Jun 18, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Desert Winds
Gentle Dental is wonderful!! Dr. Lee is very caring and my new tooth is wonderful and feels great!! Also, the staff is very friendly and they make sure that I am comfortable at all times. Cathleen does a wonderful job of cleaning my teeth. This is one of the best dental offices that I have ever been to. I would highly recommend them!! Thank You!!
Facebook
5.0/5
Jun 17, 2021
Facebook Gentle Dental Desert Winds
Staff very nice. Front staff explains what is covered by insurance, what is not and how much. No pressure from them. The dental staff engage with patient, explain everything they are doing. Catherine Vallely is awesome.
Gentle Dental Desert Winds replied on Sep 10, 2021:
Hi Larry, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
Google
5.0/5
Jun 15, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Desert Winds
Kathleen is amazingly gentle with every cleaning I’ve had. I highly recommend them.
Google
5.0/5
Jun 15, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Desert Winds
I went to Gentle Dental at the recommendation of my partner who recently went to see them, and I've never been so happy with a dental experience. My most recent dentist was not clear or truthful with any of my treatments, and I didn't find out I was out of network with my new insurance until AFTER the appointment. And even then, I only found out because I checked with my insurance to see if Dr Lee was in network. I had also attempted to get a copy of the x-rays I'd had done a month ago sent over to GD, but they left me on hold or never replied to my voicemails. The lovely lady at the front desk (I'm so sorry I don't remember her name!) understood my difficulty with them and said she'd attempt to call them. After several tries, they gave her the same experience. She reasured me that regardless of insurance, they would ensure I'd have my x-rays redone with no additional cost. I'd barely been in the clinic for 10 minutes, and they were already going above and beyond for me. Gentle Dental is the exact opposite of my old office. Every single person I spoke with, whether it was at the front desk or during treatment, was incredibly kind and upbeat. They listened to all of my needs and answered every possible question, ensuring I was comfortable and I fully understood every part of the process. And that was *before* I told them about my previous dentist! They weren't pushy with any additional product, only recommending what I could absolutely use with my current condition and still offered the suggestion of other over the counter varieties. I know I'm writing a novel here, but I cannot stress enough how wonderful the staff is. It's easily the best dental experience I have ever had, and I'd give them ten stars if I could!
Gentle Dental Desert Winds replied on Sep 9, 2021:
Dear Bryn, Thank you for the kind feedback. At the Gentle Dental Desert Winds, we are glad that the team has put you at ease and taken great care of you during your visit. Your review means a lot to us and we look forward to seeing you at your next visit.
Google
5.0/5
May 27, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Desert Winds
First time here and had a great experience. Everyone was very friendly and made me feel comfortable. Would definitely recommend.
Google
5.0/5
May 26, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Desert Winds
The customer service was great! Called at 10:15 when my crown fell out and I got an appointment at 10:30. Great team of professionals!
Gentle Dental Desert Winds replied on May 27, 2021:
Dear Gina, Thank you for taking the time to post your kind words. At, Gentle Dental Desert Winds, it means a lot to us to know you had a great experience and we look forward to seeing you on your next visit.
Google
5.0/5
May 11, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Desert Winds
First time coming in and was treated very professionally, kindly, and in a urgent manner to create a plan for my teeth needs. Worked with Several staff members today and was very impressed. I highly recommend coming here, especially if you have anxiety/nerves at the dentist typically. They welcomed me with kindness and communication as a new patient.
Gentle Dental Desert Winds replied on May 12, 2021:
Dear Alyssa, Thank you for taking the time to post your kind words. At, Gentle Dental Desert Winds, it means a lot to us to know you had a great experience and we look forward to seeing you on your next visit.
Google
5.0/5
May 4, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Desert Winds
Everyone was attentive and thorough, always willing to answer questions, and genuinely concerned for the health of my teeth. The environment was relaxed and everyone was friendly.
Gentle Dental Desert Winds replied on May 5, 2021:
Hi Arielle, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
Google
5.0/5
Apr 29, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Desert Winds
Been seeing Cathleen for years! She is an amazing hygienist and always takes great care of my teeth 😁
Gentle Dental Desert Winds replied on Apr 30, 2021:
Cassandra, we strive for 100% satisfaction, and it is great to see you had such a positive experience at Gentle Dental Desert Winds.

General Dentistry

Our general dentistry services take care of the daily dental needs of you and your family.
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  • Preventative Services
  • Restorative Services
  • Emergency Dentistry

Orthodontics

We offer a variety of options to achieve the smile you always wanted.
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  • Invisalign
  • Traditional Braces

Cosmetic Dentistry

Our cosmetic services include a variety of treatments for patients looking to enhance their smiles.
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  • Teeth Whitening
  • Dentures & Partials
  • Veneers
  • Inlays & Onlays
  • Crowns & Bridges
  • Implants
  • Bone Augmentation

Specialty Dentistry

Our extensive network of neighborhood practitioners make it easy to find dental specialists.
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  • Orthodontists
  • Endodontists
  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Periodontists
  • Prosthodontists

Insurances We Accept

Gentle Dental accepts most dental insurance plans and options. If you do not see your insurance plan below, contact us and we will be happy to assist in confirming your existing insurance provider.

CIGNA HMO
CIGNA PPO
AETNA DMO
METLIFE PPO
TDA HMO
DELTA AZ-PPO
EDS HMO
UNITED HEALTHCARE PPO
AETNA PPO
ASSURANT UDC HMO
DELTACARE PMI HMO
HEALTHCOMP
HUMANA PPO
GUARDIAN PPO
DELTA DENTAL GEORGIA
DELTA CA-PPO
UNITED CONCORDIA PPO

...and many more.
Call to see if your insurance is covered!

(480) 400-8871

Questions about Insurance?

If you have dental insurance and are concerned about coverage do not hesitate to reach out to our friendly staff. Our team here at Gentle Dental will help you with any payment or insurance questions you may have and will work closely with you to help you get the most out of your dental plan.

About Payment

Gentle Dental aims to be as gentle on your wallet as our dentists are when providing treatment. Our professional staff will help you get the most from your dental insurance benefits and explain any deductibles and co-pays to you.

Payment options include cash, major credit cards, discount plans, and private financing.

The Gentle Dental Smile Plan

The Gentle Dental Smile Plan is perfect if you don’t have dental insurance and offers significant savings. The plan has no waiting period, involves no paperwork, and covers all pre-existing conditions.

You can enroll as an individual, couple or family and receive significant discounts on preventative services including exams, cleanings, fluoride treatments, and x-rays, as well as a host of other dental services. All other services including specialty care such as extractions, root canals, and orthodontics are discounted 20% from our list prices.

The Smile Plan is effective immediately and there are no claim forms to fill out and no maximums. Seniors 62 and older receive additional discounts on enrollment fees and parents can keep children on their family plan until age 26.

Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for everyone to obtain quality dental care at an affordable price.

To sign up or for questions, please visit www.gdsmileplan.com or call us at 800-277-1112.

You can also enroll at one of our locations.

Flexible Financing

We understand that you don’t always have the cash at hand, that’s why we accept most major credit cards and offer flexible financing options which can be helpful if you require more extensive work, orthodontics, or cosmetic procedures that aren’t covered by insurance. These plans can offer:

  • Low down payment and no interest1
  • No money down and no interest2
  • Extended terms up to 48 months at 14.9% promotional interest rates3

We want to make paying for dental services as easy as possible. For more information, call us toll-free at 1-800-GENTLE1 to get in touch with the Gentle Dental Office in your neighborhood.

  1. Valid photo ID and checking account, credit card or debit card required.
  2. On approved credit. For promotional purchases over $300 if paid in full within promotional period. If promotional purchase is not paid in full within promotional period, interest will be imposed from the date of purchase at 26.99% APR.
  3. On approved credit. For promotional purchases over $1,000. Fixed monthly payments based on repayment over 24, 36, or 48 month period.

Don’t see the service you need? Give us a call!

(480) 400-8871

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We accept most insurance plans, have a discount plan for those without, and offer flexible payment options.

Gentle on Your Schedule

We make your life easier with convenient hours including evenings and weekends.

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