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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
Facebook
5.0/5
Jul 22, 2021
Facebook Gentle Dental Thunderbird
I recommend Gentle Dental Thunderbird Excelente service and fast ,nice secretary’s, very clean
Google
5.0/5
Jul 21, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Thunderbird
I love the service I receive. Best of all if I have questions they are always answered so that I understand what is needed for keeping my own teeth in good health! I just had my teeth cleaned once again (7/20/2021) and it was fantastic, no cavity and teeth were cleaned again. I love the feel of clean teeth. Thanks for my care Gentle Dental!@!!!
Gentle Dental Thunderbird replied on Mar 22, 2021:
Hi Cherie, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
Google
5.0/5
Jun 14, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Thunderbird
I've been going to gentle dental since my kids were little , always been a good experience there . Upgrades to the building have been nice and staff is very attentive and patient with our needs . Quality of service always a plus , even with new staff . Going to the dentist is always a scary thing but they manage to make it a good experience thank you so very much .
Gentle Dental Thunderbird replied on Mar 10, 2021:
Dear Claudia, 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
May 21, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Thunderbird
Dr. Kamel and her assistant Kyle were awesome. Like most people I fear the dentist and on top of that, I struggle with anxiety. They both were kind, patient and understanding. Thank you both for the best experience at the dentist office by far! Highly recommend this place :)
Gentle Dental Thunderbird replied on May 21, 2021:
Dear Mirta, 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
4.0/5
May 17, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Thunderbird
Staff is friendly, informative and helpful!
Gentle Dental Thunderbird replied on May 19, 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
Apr 15, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Thunderbird
Gentle Dental was recommended to me by a friend about eight months ago, and I have been very pleased. Initially, I had my teeth cleaned and examined. I was already aware of the condition of some of my older dental work and a few months later had the misfortune of breaking a tooth. I called Gentle Dental the next morning and they made time for me to come in that same day to begin treatment. I am usually the sort that grips the armrest, white-knuckled and tense, while anyone is working on me, but Dr. Kamel is very competent, caring and calming. Oh, and gentle! Everyone I encountered at this practice was friendly and courteous. Highly recommend.
Gentle Dental Thunderbird replied on May 6, 2021:
Dear, 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.
Facebook
5.0/5
Apr 14, 2021
Facebook Gentle Dental Thunderbird
Very nice people and gentle dental work.
Gentle Dental Thunderbird replied on Apr 15, 2021:
We appreciate your positive review about your recent experience with us!
Facebook
5.0/5
Mar 17, 2021
Facebook Gentle Dental Thunderbird
This place was very nice! Staff is super friendly. I called in the morning and they squeezed me in the same day for an emergency extraction. Not only that, but I was in and out faster than I think I’ve ever been for any dental work ever. Thank you for the prompt courteous care!
Gentle Dental Thunderbird replied on Apr 9, 2021:
Dear Elizabeth, 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
Mar 11, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Thunderbird
Great experience
Gentle Dental Thunderbird replied on Mar 17, 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
Feb 8, 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.
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
4.0/5
Oct 23, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Thunderbird
Update: I’ve switched to the Gentle Dental Rio Vista office where Nedra moved to, Dr. Patel was 10x better in service and skill than Dr. Hamblin, and I recommend everyone to switch. I’ve been coming to this office for two years now. They’re not a perfectly oiled machine, but everyone who works there gives 110%. Sometimes I wait longer than I want, sometimes they run out of water and you have to wait. Really these are minimal issues in relation to the amazing attitudes and personalities of the staff. I usually just get my teeth cleaned by Nedra, because her Dental is so Gentle. I recently got to work with Melissa, who really made me feel loved. She must be an awesome mom, because I felt like she cared about my comfort and experience. I don’t like dental work done on myself, I really am coming for the people here and how they make me feel.
Gentle Dental Thunderbird replied on May 10, 2019:
Dear Lauren Satterlee, 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.
Facebook
5.0/5
Sep 3, 2020
Facebook Gentle Dental Thunderbird
Everyone was amazing. I’ve had bad experiences with previous dentists and was reluctant to try again with a new dentist but was long overdue for work to be done. I can’t praise Gental Dental enough. All of the personnel were helpful and friendly. Doctor Kamel was patient kind and understanding. Explained all treatment and procedures throughly. She truly is a gentle dentist. This is my new home for all dental needs. Thanks to all for your kind and professional service. God bless you all. I give you guys a 5 plus 😊
Google
5.0/5
Feb 25, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Thunderbird
I had a great experience. All the staff made me feel welcome and comfortable enough to get my crowns done something I was supposed to do a long time ago! Dr. Hamblin was very patient with me and made sure I was comfortable and most of all happy with my new smile. I strongly recommend this Dental office. Sandra the manager is very helpful and made sure All my questions and concerns were addressed. She sure knows how patients should be treated.
Facebook
5.0/5
Jan 13, 2020
Facebook Gentle Dental Thunderbird
dentist took time to explsun and hygienist took her time and gentle
Google
5.0/5
Sep 19, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Thunderbird
My 93 yr. old dad is hard to please. That being said, he and I are completely thrilled to have found Gentle Dental T-Bird. Super easy to make an appt., the front office staff greet us with a smile and are very friendly and professional. Dr. Bingham and his assistant, Melissa, are top notch! My dad has had two extractions, cleaning, filling and a partial made from this great team. No pain, no waiting, and most of all...their prices are totally FAIR. They are NOT out to make a quick buck with their patients. They are knowledgeable, professional, and kind. They treat my dad like he is part of their family. Kuddos to everyone!! xoxo
Google
5.0/5
Aug 26, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Thunderbird
I came in roughly 2 weeks ago to get 2 teeth pulled and Dr. Ashraf is very good and he communicates with you the steps he is taking during the procedure I have never had that at a dentist office, he also called me later that day to make sure i was doing ok, thank you Dr. Ashraf. Today 8/26/19 I came in for my post-opt exam from 2 weeks ago to make sure everything is ok and it was except for one of my teeth that had been giving me problems during those 2 weeks waiting for my post-opt. Well they decided to do full exam x-rays, and they ended up pulling 3 teeth 2 more than I thought. Melissa was great on helping me stay calm and breath and she even let me give her hugs after everything was done, she is so nice and friendly we laughed and talked about our kids. The only down side to this last visit is I let them know that I couldn't take hydrocodone and he oopsed and wrote me the same script as last time. He was very busy today so I totally understand the mistake, I called their office and let know about the mistake and spoke with Sandra and she no problem calling me in another script for a pain medicine that I can take, thank you Sandra your a sweetheart😊. I will recommend them to my friends and anyone else who is looking for a good, trusting dentist that makes you comfortable going to the dentist. Thank you all you guys are good😊
Gentle Dental Thunderbird replied on Aug 27, 2019:
Dear Vickie Evans, 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, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Thunderbird
You can completely tell that they cleaned house and replaced the entire staff with great ones. It’s not even like the same office. Well done Sandra and staff! I look forward to coming back next Monday to! And that’s saying something since it’s a dental office still.
Gentle Dental Thunderbird replied on Aug 19, 2019:
Natalie Burke, we strive for 100% satisfaction, and it is great to see you had such a positive experience at Gentle Dental Thunderbird.
Google
5.0/5
Aug 19, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Thunderbird
Been going there for years. Always cool, they make me laugh..
Gentle Dental Thunderbird replied on Aug 19, 2019:
We appreciate your positive review about your recent experience with us!
Google
5.0/5
Aug 16, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Thunderbird
My wife with dentist phobia went to this location and Dr. Bingham and his nice assistance melissa very professionally helped and calmed her up and did very good job. Highly recommended . And from now she will come back to fix smile nice again
Google
5.0/5
Aug 13, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Thunderbird
Very friendly and considerate
Gentle Dental Thunderbird replied on Aug 15, 2019:
Jacqueline Johnson, 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.

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Our experienced Dental Professionals use the latest techniques to be as gentle as possible.

Gentle on Your Wallet

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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