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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

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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
        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.
        Facebook
        5.0/5
        Apr 27, 2021
        Facebook Gentle Dental Desert Winds
        Very nice staff and would highly recommend it everyone
        Gentle Dental Desert Winds replied on Apr 30, 2021:
        Charlie, thanks for your praise and kind comments about our team.
        Google
        5.0/5
        Apr 27, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Desert Winds
        I've been a loyal client of Gentle Dental Desert Winds for many years. When I call in, the front desk picks up promptly and courteously. My concerns are usually adressed to my satisfaction. When I'm quoted the price for services, there's never any surprises at billing, or upsell pressure. Wait times for appointments are always reasonable. My hygienist, Cathleen Vallely, is pleasant and thorough. I have recommended Gentle Dental to friends.
        Gentle Dental Desert Winds replied on Apr 28, 2021:
        Dear Donna, 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.
        Facebook
        5.0/5
        Apr 15, 2021
        Facebook Gentle Dental Desert Winds
        My 9 yr old & I have been going to this office for several months...WE LOVE IT! The staff is so nice and accommodating. Our dental assistant Kendall has made the experiences so peaceful and pleasant for my little one who normally gets anxious just talking about an upcoming appt. Keep up the great work y'all
        Gentle Dental Desert Winds replied on Apr 21, 2021:
        Dear Crystal, Thank you for the kind feedback. At the Gentle Dental Desert Winds, we are glad that the team has put you and your family 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
        Apr 14, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Desert Winds
        I was so scared and nervous about having one of my wisdom teeth removed, but all the staff especially Lee made me feel really comfortable, thank you
        Gentle Dental Desert Winds replied on Apr 14, 2021:
        Jessa, we're happy you found our staff to be so supportive during your experience here at Gentle Dental Desert Winds.
        Facebook
        5.0/5
        Apr 13, 2021
        Facebook Gentle Dental Desert Winds
        Excellent job on my root canal! Would highly recommend.
        Gentle Dental Desert Winds replied on Apr 13, 2021:
        Thank you for taking the time to let us know how we did. We hope you have a great day!
        Facebook
        5.0/5
        Apr 13, 2021
        Facebook Gentle Dental Desert Winds
        Excellent service by Dr. Garber. I was speechless by the end of my visit. I had high anxiety based on past bad experiences, but him and his assistant made me feel at ease throughout the process, and I didn’t feel a thing. It was worth every penny.
        Gentle Dental Desert Winds replied on Apr 15, 2021:
        Dear Lilian Gaby Perez Navarrete, 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
        Apr 9, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Desert Winds
        I can’t say enough to express how truly positive my experience with Gentle Dental was! The staff was wonderful and they explained and communicated everything that needed to be done superbly! Athena made sure to explain everything she was doing every step of the way and boy was she thorough! She worked on each tooth with care and precision. I can write 10 pages on my positive feedback, but to sum it up, it was literally the most positive all around experience I’ve ever had at a health care facility in my life! You won’t be disappointed and you won’t have to search any further after giving this place a chance.
        Gentle Dental Desert Winds replied on Apr 29, 2021:
        Dear Robert, Thank you for the delightful 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.
        Facebook
        5.0/5
        Apr 6, 2021
        Facebook Gentle Dental Desert Winds
        The staff and the work they do!
        Gentle Dental Desert Winds replied on Apr 6, 2021:
        Hi Karoline, thank you so much for your positive comments about Gentle Dental Desert Winds!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Mar 5, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Desert Winds
        Great experiences here, all around! Assistant Lee is a dedicated professional with a great sense of humor and positive attitude 👍
        Gentle Dental Desert Winds replied on Mar 5, 2021:
        I. Mike Anon, thank you for your kind review; we are happy to pass along your comments to the team here at Gentle Dental Desert Winds!
        Facebook
        5.0/5
        Feb 25, 2021
        Facebook Gentle Dental Desert Winds
        The Drs there are amazing . Dr Lee was so nice and very gentle when pulling my tooth. I would recommend anyone to go see her.
        Gentle Dental Desert Winds replied on Feb 26, 2021:
        We appreciate your positive review about your recent experience with us!
        Facebook
        5.0/5
        Feb 25, 2021
        Facebook Gentle Dental Desert Winds
        Dr Beddom, Dr C Lee, Josue, Lea, Denise, Shakay, and Liz are ALL very nice, caring and efficient office! They helped me with my bridge work and my short roots from a childhood issue. Thank you for your patience with me! I’m TERRIFIED of dentists and they really made me at ease! Thank you!
        Gentle Dental Desert Winds replied on Apr 29, 2021:
        Georgina, we're happy you found our staff to be so supportive during your experience here at Gentle Dental Desert Winds.
        Google
        5.0/5
        Feb 11, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Desert Winds
        I changed my Dentist for closer location of my residence and was a little concern about dealing with a new denistry staff. From the time I entered the office I felt welcomed. The entire staff was very cordial and professional. My hygienist and Dentist were nice and very informative about my treatment plan. Love it here!
        Gentle Dental Desert Winds replied on Feb 16, 2021:
        Dear Carla, 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
        Jan 12, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Desert Winds
        I love this office. Athena is a wonderful hygienist and is always great conversation. I have never liked a hygienist enough to care to always see the same one until I saw Athena. Dr Lee is also very sweet and thorough, and is great with my kid too. Her dental assistant is also wonderful. The front office staff are friendly as well and make good conversation while I wait, and I might add I never have to wait very long. Honestly, I was a person who hated the dentist and this office turned me around.
        Gentle Dental Desert Winds replied on Jan 27, 2021:
        Dear Jill, 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
        Dec 15, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Desert Winds
        Cathleen is the best dental hygienist I’ve ever had! I’ve always had very sensitive teeth and she is so gentle and always tries to make me comfortable during my visit. I definitely recommend this office. You will leave with a happy smile!
        Gentle Dental Desert Winds replied on Jan 27, 2021:
        George, we're happy you found our staff to be so supportive during your experience here at Gentle Dental Desert Winds.
        Google
        5.0/5
        Dec 14, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Desert Winds
        Cathleen is the best hygienist ever! What sets her apart is her attention to detail and above all her integrity. I have known her for quite some time and used to see her at the Gentle Dental Greenfield location when she used to work there as well. Her skills and desire to serve her patients sets a whole new standard. She is very gentle but also does a very thorough cleaning. The whole staff at the Desert Winds location is amazing and welcomed me with open arms. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
        Gentle Dental Desert Winds replied on Dec 15, 2020:
        Dear Chris Vallely, 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.

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

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