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Hours

Monday 8:00-6:00
Tuesday 7:00-8:00
Wednesday 7:00-6:00
Thursday 7:00-6:00
Friday 7:00-5:00
Saturday 8:00-2:00 (By Appt)

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 Tempe is conveniently located on S. Rural Road between E. Vaughn Street and E. Bell De Mar Drive.

We offer flexible hours including early mornings, evenings and Saturdays for your convenience and accept most insurance plans. For those without dental insurance we offer a Gentle Dental Smile Plan that provides low cost preventive and diagnostic care and discounts of 20% or more on all dental treatment. We also have payment plans 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 children’s and teen dentistry. Our skilled team of dentists can help you with all types of general dentistry, orthodontics, cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, periodontics and endodontics, oral surgery, teeth whitening, and much more.

We pride ourselves on building relationships for life with our patients by providing a great patient experience, service excellence 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 S. Rural Road. We offer convenient, handicap-accessible parking. To set up an appointment or for further assistance, please call us at 602-346-9775. 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!

4.8 /5
332 reviews
Google
5.0/5
Jul 26, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Tempe
If you ever need to see a Endodontist, you need to go see Dr. Garber and his wonderful team!!!!! They are very professional, welcoming, and really do make you feel very comfortable. I have seen them twice now for a root canal and my experience was completely pain free. Very happy with my experience. Thank you!!!!
Google
5.0/5
Jul 19, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Tempe
Dr. Garber is Endodontist whisper! He is an absolute professional. He cares about his patients and his work is incredible. You are made to feel comfortable and he is a perfectionist. Another great experience is the total care that you get. You are greeted by Maria and Desi who are professional and caring. They are the complete team!
Gentle Dental Tempe replied on Jul 20, 2021:
Dear Vernon, Thank you for the kind feedback. At the Gentle Dental Tempe, 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
Jul 9, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Tempe
I had a root canal today on my lunch hour. The team at Gentle Dental Tempe went far beyond excellent and caring professional service for me today. From lovely Desi up at front desk all the way to Oscar the assistant for Dr Garber. I have had many root canals in the past and I’ve never experienced a more caring, professional doctor who managed to make my visit painless and so quick. I honestly never felt a thing including the injections. LOVE THIS TEAM OF PROFESSIONALS! I highly recommend them and there isn’t a rating high enough to give them! A+++++++++++++++
Gentle Dental Tempe replied on Jul 16, 2021:
Dear Susan, Thank you for the kind feedback. At the Gentle Dental Tempe, 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
Jul 9, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Tempe
Amazing staff and incredible service. Thank you Tee.
Gentle Dental Tempe replied on Jul 13, 2021:
Hi Ryan, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
Facebook
5.0/5
Jul 8, 2021
Facebook Gentle Dental Tempe
The people that work there are amazing. #1 is Penny # 2 is Christal . These are the front desk ladies, they really make your day! But most of all there is Lois, she was or is the most helpful. Lois is a very peasant person to work with. She handles the insurance,very pleasant and very helpful. Then there is Dr DelSnyder the Dentist, hvery giving and wonderful man. He is a God send love this man. And last but most loving is Drs helper Rosie, she really makes your day she is fun to work with . She makes your teeth molds. What I like about that Dentist is that he and his assistant Rosie are perfectionist, they will not let you leave without you looking your best. Thank You Gental Dentist of Tempe n Rural rd.
Gentle Dental Tempe replied on Jul 13, 2021:
Dear Manuel, 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 Tempe, 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
Jul 6, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Tempe
Doctor Baddam and Tee are a hoot. Tee is just precious she has the personality and ability to make even a tooth extraction bearable. They know you are in a uncomfortable situation as it were and are so confident and professional I can seriously say I will miss them.
Gentle Dental Tempe replied on Jul 13, 2021:
Dear Max, 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 Tempe, 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
Jun 29, 2021
Facebook Gentle Dental Tempe
My dental hygienist (Liz) is so kind! She is instructive and very gentle when cleaning my teeth. Her assistant is right there, should either of us need anything. I am temporarily using a walker, and the office staff was eager to open doors for me, brought the forms for signing to my seat so I did not have to stand. All the staff was very kind and considerate.
Gentle Dental Tempe replied on Jun 30, 2021:
Dear Pat, Thank you for the kind feedback. At the Gentle Dental Tempe, 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
Jun 22, 2021
Facebook Gentle Dental Tempe
Had my surgical procedure with Dr. Baddam with Tee giving me chairside care TO A TEE! Made me so comfortable like a baby with a pacifier!🤔
Gentle Dental Tempe replied on Jul 13, 2021:
We appreciate your positive review about your recent experience with us!
Google
5.0/5
Jun 16, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Tempe
Awesome experience. Made me feel very comfortable from when I got there until left. Also the transparency and details to the step by step process was very helpful. Look forward to my next visit
Google
5.0/5
Jun 15, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Tempe
Very professional and courteous staff. Made my visit enjoyable, which is not typical for a visit to the dentist office. I appreciated Dr. Garber's professional and personal disposition. Thank you!
Google
5.0/5
Jun 14, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Tempe
When I went in to my dentist a couple of weeks ago to report tooth pain, he took one look at my x-ray and reported back to me that I would need to have a root canal. I was devastated. I'd never had one, but I'd heard from multiple sources over multiple years that there was nothing worse. In addition to that, I had once had a rather traumatizing encounter with a drill at a different dentist's office due to not having been anesthetized properly. Needless to say, my anxiety went through the roof. I had a couple of weeks to work myself up to this morning's visit to Dr. Garber. What happened surprised me. I never imagined myself saying this, but my root canal was downright pleasant. Dr. Garber and his assistant, Carlos, explained everything that would happen. When Dr. Garber told me he'd been doing nothing but root canals for 22 years, I told him I was glad it wasn't his first rodeo. He grinned and pointed to his gleaming cowboy boots and said it sure wasn't. As the procedure went on, he made jokes and shared stories. He ensured that I was properly, fully numbed, and when the procedure began, the worst was the sound of the drill, which he overcame with the lilt of his calm voice. At the end, Desi at the front desk helped me get sorted out with next steps--she was kind, straightforward, and efficient. I don't think I've ever had such a positive experience with any appointment having to do with my teeth. I cannot recommend Dr. Garber and his staff enough. Well done.
Google
5.0/5
Jun 14, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Tempe
I appreciate Dr. Arnett taking the time to ease my anxiety & straight talking with me about the situation I'm in with my mouth. I have 100% confidence in his approach to treatment. The office & assistant staff are amazing!
Google
5.0/5
Jun 14, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Tempe
Dr. Garber is OUTSTANDING!!! He’s very caring and kind the duration of the procedure, checking to make sure you are Ok. He does an excellent job, pain free root canals, not even joking. I seriously will not even consider going to anyone else. His staff is the bonus. Desi at the front desk is so nice and helpful and his assistant Ashley is wonderful too! Thank you all so much for taking excellent care of me!
Google
5.0/5
Jun 12, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Tempe
Gentle Dentle has helped me so much with getting beyond my fear of dentists and dental visits. Liz is my RDH and Kayla is her assistant. Kayla is.so kind and so patient!! Liz is very good, thorough and I never experience pain, fear or shame! Dr. Thompson is a kind, gentle man who takes wonderful care of my teeth. All.of them help me what is typically a very stressful event for me. I am very grateful to all, including the young woman at the front desk (unfortunately I did not get her name.) I highly recommend this team. Ellyn Taylor
Facebook
5.0/5
Jun 12, 2021
Facebook Gentle Dental Tempe
Liz, my RDH, Kayla and Dr. Thompson are always so kind, so.patient and gentle. They are an.amazibg team. I know I am getting the best dental care and am always treated very well. Thank you! you are a. leasing! Ellyn Taylor, Mesa Az.
Google
5.0/5
Jun 11, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Tempe
Just had my first visit and it was one of the best dental experiences I’ve ever had! It was quick, efficient, and the staff went above and beyond to make my first time a pleasurable experience. Thank you, Gentle Dental!
Facebook
5.0/5
Jun 11, 2021
Facebook Gentle Dental Tempe
I am 70yrs old and have always been afraid of Dentists..after all I have been to in my life BY FAR Gentle Dental is the most kindest caring staff and Dentist I have ever encountered..Dr.Garber is not only comforting engaging thorough and considerate of his patients he has a great sense of humor and knows what he's doing and talking about..good advice, answers my questions with out dismissing my concerns and I cannot say enough good about this Dental Office and its staff! Desiree who is the front office gal is so kind and helpful and explains everything and the Dental Assistant Ashley was very accommodating and proficient in her assisting the dentist..BIG BIG KUDDOS to this great dental office..would recommend them anytime!! Thanks again for such wonderful caring service! I can't wait to come back for my next visit if for nothing else but just to say hi and visit with these great people!! Blessings to the Dentists and Staff at Gentle Dental!! A very happy and satisfied patient!
Google
5.0/5
Jun 11, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Tempe
I have never in my life felt comfortable in a dental office. Dr. Arnett and his team changed that for me. They have the greatest staff and produce amazing results. Big shout out to alice in the front office, shes so nice!
Google
5.0/5
Jun 11, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Tempe
I have been going here for years and always have a great experience with my hygienist Lisa and her assistant Desiree. Lisa is obviously passionate about what she does, provides me with great information, and is very invested in keeping her patients healthy. Desiree is always kind, informative, and also approaches her work with the same integrity as Lisa. I so appreciate knowing that this team really cares and always does their best for me!
Google
5.0/5
Jun 10, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Tempe
Robin and Michelle are the BEST! They get the job done and they work great with kids. I can honestly say these girls know what they are doing and I appreciate them for taking care of my teeth😁.

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
ASSURANT FORTIS PPO
DELTA MN - WELLS FARGO

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

(602) 346-9775

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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(602) 346-9775

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Gentle on Your Schedule

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

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