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Extended Hours
Experienced Dentists
Adult and Pediatric Services

Hours

Monday 8:00-5:00
Tuesday 8:00-5:00
Wednesday 8:00-5:00
Thursday 8:00-5:00
Friday 8:00-2:00
Saturday Closed

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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

The Thunderbird Gentle Dental is conveniently located in the Thunderbird Medical Plaza at the corner of W. Thunderbird Road and N. 55th Avenue.

We offer flexible hours for your convenience, including early mornings, evenings, and Saturdays by appointment. We accept most insurance plans. For those without dental insurance, we offer a Gentle Dental Smile Plan that provides low-cost preventive and diagnostic care, as well discounts of 20 percent or more on most dental treatments. We also have flexible payment plans and financing available as needed.

Our friendly team of dental professionals is eager to put a smile on your face by providing sincere and compassionate care. We offer gentle, personalized family dentistry for patients of all ages, including pediatric dentistry. Our skilled team of dentists can help you with all types of general dentistry, orthodontics, cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, oral surgery, teeth whitening, and much more, all under one roof.

We pride ourselves on building relationships for life with our patients by providing a great patient experience, open communication, excellent service for all your dental needs, and education to help maintain good oral health and overall well-being. We promise to make you feel valued, respected, and as important as family.

Stop in and see us on W. Thunderbird Road. We offer convenient, handicapped-accessible parking. To set up an appointment or for further assistance, please call us at 480-582-0743. One of our friendly staff members will be happy to speak with you.

Meet The Team

WHO WE ARE

Reviews

SEE WHAT OUR PATIENTS HAVE TO SAY!

4.8 /5
333 reviews
Google
5.0/5
Oct 15, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Thunderbird
Great office and atmosphere! Dr.Kamel is a gentle and caring dentist. She listens and gives the best options for you. Team is very knowledgeable and friendly! I would 100% recommended this office to anyone.
Gentle Dental Thunderbird replied on Oct 21, 2021:
Dear Eboni Thank you for the delightful feedback. At the Gentle Dental Thunderbird, 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
Oct 15, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Thunderbird
Amazing service and friendly staff! Was greeted as soon as a walked in the door and felt very welcomed throughout the entirety of my visit!
Google
5.0/5
Oct 15, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Thunderbird
My daughter had an ortho consult with DR. Chau and Exam with Dr. Kamel I'm very pleased with the services she received! I refer all my friends and family here!
Gentle Dental Thunderbird replied on Oct 18, 2021:
Thank you again for taking the time to let us know how we did. We hope you have a great day!
Gentle Dental Thunderbird replied on Jun 26, 2019:
Alicia Tamayo, we're glad you had such a wonderful experience with us!
Google
4.0/5
Oct 11, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Thunderbird
Friendly staff, clean establishment. The radiography process was a little unpleasant because my mouth is small and sensitive and they used a small probe to get all kinds of angles in my mouth. My gag reflex was triggered a couple times. My previous dentist had a panoramic X-ray machine and I didn’t have to suffer through uncomfortable probes being stuck in my mouth at weird angles and getting my soft tissue irritated/poked. A very professional environment and knowledgeable staff, it was just physically uncomfortable—I’m very used to having dental work, but someone who is more anxious or afraid of the dentist might not be so at ease in this office. Linda (the dental assistant, I assume) seemed very inviting and gentle, and was training a new assistant who informed me it was her first time performing radiographs; so my discomfort could have been attributed to the fact that this was her first time placing the probe. The female doctor (I cannot remember her name) was professional and assuring, yet brief. I would overall recommend this dentist, but if you’re someone who really struggles with going to the dentist and has a lot of fear, this office might not be for you.
Gentle Dental Thunderbird replied on Oct 12, 2021:
Hannah, thank you for your kind review; we are happy to pass along your comments to the team here at Gentle Dental Thunderbird!
Google
5.0/5
Oct 5, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Thunderbird
Excellent, caring, understanding, dentist and staff.
Gentle Dental Thunderbird replied on Oct 6, 2021:
Hi John, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
Google
5.0/5
Sep 30, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Thunderbird
This location is great. They take the time to throughly talk about treatment plans and my tech Rema is extremely nice and answers all my questions. I also appreciate the text and call appointment reminders. I would highly recommend.
Gentle Dental Thunderbird replied on Oct 5, 2021:
Dear Victoria, Thank you for taking the time to post your kind words. At, Gentle Dental Thunderbird, 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
Sep 30, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Thunderbird
Zahrae is wonderful! I see her every time I come in for a cleaning and X-rays, she is awesome! Very good personality, super friendly, and gentle! It’s always a great visit!!
Gentle Dental Thunderbird replied on Oct 4, 2021:
Kayla Marie, thank you for your kind review; we are happy to pass along your comments to the team here at Gentle Dental Thunderbird!
Google
5.0/5
Sep 29, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Thunderbird
From the minute I walked in I felt really welcomed, thank you all for the great service & and thanks for always being so good . Thank you Dr Kamel , Linda and the entire office. I definitely recommend Gentle dental thunderbird, great office and great team . Keep up the Phenomenal work. Thanks !!!
Gentle Dental Thunderbird replied on Oct 11, 2021:
Dear Ragy, 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 Thunderbird, 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
Sep 24, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Thunderbird
One of the best experiences I've ever had.( And I hate going to the dentist) Super nice got to the root of my problem and there taking care of it. Great staff. Trust me they'll take care of your teeth..
Gentle Dental Thunderbird replied on Oct 6, 2021:
Dear Robert, Thank you for taking the time to post your kind words. At, Gentle Dental Thunderbird, 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
Sep 21, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Thunderbird
Great dentist and techs!
Gentle Dental Thunderbird replied on Sep 21, 2021:
Hi Pat, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
Google
5.0/5
Sep 21, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Thunderbird
All staff is amazing very helpful. And Relly Thanks for Dr. Kamel she did amazing work . I will refer all my friends to Gentle Dental. Thanks
Gentle Dental Thunderbird replied on Sep 21, 2021:
Joe Joe, thank you for your kind review; we are happy to pass along your comments to the team here at Gentle Dental Thunderbird!
Google
4.0/5
Sep 21, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Thunderbird
Friendly staff, very knowledgeable and professional.
Gentle Dental Thunderbird replied on Sep 21, 2021:
Thank you for taking the time to let us know how we did. We hope you have a great day!
Google
5.0/5
Sep 20, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Thunderbird
Dr Kamel and her assistant were great today.
Gentle Dental Thunderbird replied on Sep 21, 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
Sep 16, 2021
Facebook Gentle Dental Thunderbird
Gentle dental is an amazing office and I really recommend going there. The workers treat you just like a family and every single one there treated me well. The doctors, the assistants, the front office attendants, and the hygienists were all amazing at what they did. Went in there happy and went out happy!!!
Gentle Dental Thunderbird replied on Sep 21, 2021:
Dear Arturo, 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 Thunderbird, 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
Sep 16, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Thunderbird
I came in for X-rays and got my teeth cleaned the same day. The staff members are all friendly and efficient! I love this place. I personally recommend Gentle Dental to everyone.
Gentle Dental Thunderbird replied on Sep 21, 2021:
Hi Javier, thank you so much for your positive comments about Gentle Dental Thunderbird!
Facebook
5.0/5
Sep 15, 2021
Facebook Gentle Dental Thunderbird
Es una excelente clínica, el personal y la Dr son muy amables, gracias por su linda atención y su buen trabajo me encanto
Gentle Dental Thunderbird replied on Sep 15, 2021:
Dear Mirta, Thank you for taking the time to post your kind words. At, Gentle Dental Thunderbird, 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
Sep 13, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Thunderbird
Very pleased with the service I received. Dr Kamel and all her team is amazing. Alicia in the front office was very helpful from beginning to end. I would definitely recommend all my friends and family here!
Gentle Dental Thunderbird replied on Sep 14, 2021:
Juan, we're happy you found our staff to be so supportive during your experience here at Gentle Dental Thunderbird.
Google
5.0/5
Sep 12, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Thunderbird
All the folks at Gentle Dental we’re super nice. Allyssa gave me a great cleaning/ whitening treatment. She was super patient even after I asked to get out the chair early. I was so happy with the results I cried. Thank you guys so much!
Gentle Dental Thunderbird replied on Sep 14, 2021:
Dear Ashley, Thank you for the kind feedback. At the Gentle Dental Thunderbird, 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 20, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Thunderbird
I was so pleased with my service today! I am a long time client of Gentle Dental (on 54th Avenue and Thunderbird). The whole staff, including the dentists, hygienist, and front office is full of very caring and kind people. I definitely recommend this Gentle Dental to everyone in need of dental work. UPDATE: I have been back recently (8/2021) and had another great experience here? I had five teeth worked on and fixed! I never thought I'd love my dentist (Dr. Sylvia Kamel), her assistant (Linda), and the front desk, but I do! I highly, highly recommend THIS Gentle Dental office! 😊
Gentle Dental Thunderbird replied on Feb 19, 2021:
Dear Joanie, 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 Thunderbird, 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 19, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Thunderbird
I have been going to gentle dental for over ten years Thunderbird branch Phoenix Ariz. can’t say enough about the excellent service I have received from everyone at gentle dental and yes I would recommend them to my family and friends thank you very much. Ron. W .
Gentle Dental Thunderbird replied on Sep 8, 2021:
Ron, thank you for your kind words and this wonderful review!

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
METLIFE PPO
CIGNA PPO
EDS HMO
TDA HMO
AETNA DMO
DELTA AZ-PPO
UNITED HEALTHCARE PPO
ASSURANT UDC HMO
AETNA PPO
HEALTHCOMP
SECURECARE DENTAL
DELTACARE PMI HMO
BC/BS OF AZ PPO
AMERITAS PPO
DELTA DENTAL GEORGIA
UNITED CONCORDIA PPO
ASSURANT FORTIS PPO

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

(480) 582-0743

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) 582-0743

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Gentle on Your Schedule

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

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