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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

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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
Oct 18, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Tempe
The good folks at the Gentle Dental office (Endo) of Tempe; specifically, Maria, Oscar, Ashley, Dr. Garber, & Desi are some of the most professional, knowledgable, & courteous people you will have the opportunity to meet. I had to "redo" a root canal, and Dr. Garber made the process absolutely enjoyable. The doctor's meticulous care coupled with a team that seems to be able to read his mind, allowed me relatively no pain after the procedure was complete. The added conversation was also pleasant. No need to fear the injection because the doctor uses, what I consider, the best method of applying the anesthetic. The front office was so efficient at their job that they actually saved me money, and caught a mistake that the insurance made. I highly recommend this office. Do not hesitate and just book the appointment now.
Gentle Dental Tempe replied on Oct 18, 2021:
Dear Rocke, 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
Oct 1, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Tempe
Gentle Dental Tempe is AWESOME!!! They helped me out, saved me alot of money and even gave me some free brushes!!! Penny, Liz, Desi, Becka, Hutton and Rosie helped me out a great deal! And Penny is the best because she is a Raiders fan! If you need dental help, go see Gentle Dental Tempe!
Gentle Dental Tempe replied on Oct 4, 2021:
Dear Juan, Thank you for taking the time to post your kind words. 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.
Gentle Dental Tempe replied on Jun 14, 2019:
Dear Juan Varela, 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
Sep 30, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Tempe
Great experience with Gentle Dental. They helped me get an appointment scheduled that worked with my work schedule and the entire staff was friendly and patient.
Gentle Dental Tempe replied on Oct 4, 2021:
Dear Maximilian, Thank you for taking the time to post your kind words. 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
Sep 28, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Tempe
Dr Arnett and Maria were great and very patient with me.
Gentle Dental Tempe replied on Oct 5, 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 15, 2021
Facebook Gentle Dental Tempe
Great overall. I have major work coming up so I'll update then but they were great for a molar extraction. Was disappointed in the Mesa location but Tempe was great.
Gentle Dental Tempe replied on Sep 15, 2021:
Dear Melissa, Thank you for taking the time to post your kind words. 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
Sep 13, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Tempe
Dr. Garber, Desi, Oscar, and the rest of the team are superstars at Gentle Dental Tempe Specialty. No one typically cheers, "Yay for root canals!", but they make the experience as comfortable as it can be, and they really strive to put you at ease, not to mention providing excellent follow up care . . . AND thankfully, they pipe in tolerable tunes (as far as office music goes). I've had appointments elsewhere and the tooth grinding/drilling being audible through sterile office silence, or over some depressing Karen Carpenter song, can scar you. I'd much rather listen to Pink Floyd's Comfortably Numb, as I drift off for a root canal performed by a highly skilled dentist in a great pair of cowboy boots. That being said, I'm not likely to go anywhere else for my dental care. . . .”Yay for root canals!” :)
Gentle Dental Tempe replied on Sep 16, 2021:
Dear Kimberly, Thank you for the delightful 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
Sep 3, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Tempe
After having an incomplete root canal treatment elsewhere Desiree and Dr Garber and their team became my personal heroes. They were so compassionate, empathetic and truly gentle but professionally efficient and resolving my tooth pain and infection. I can’t recommend them enough. The office is very passionate and all love their job and truly care. I returned for a follow up visit on a Friday before a holiday weekend and everyone working in this office was absolutely cheerful and loved their jobs. I was taken care of, again, with utmost professional and genuine care. Best root canal treatment, ever!!
Gentle Dental Tempe replied on Aug 16, 2021:
Dear Eliz, Thank you for the your 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
Aug 31, 2021
Facebook Gentle Dental Tempe
I had an appointment with Dr. Del Snyder for a crown. He took the time to explain the procedure. Candace assisted the doctor and she was amazing. They are both very nice. I definitely would recommend Dr. Del Snyder.
Gentle Dental Tempe replied on Aug 31, 2021:
Hi Alice, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
Google
5.0/5
Aug 31, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Tempe
Great treatment made me feel comfortable
Gentle Dental Tempe replied on Aug 31, 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
Aug 31, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Tempe
Dr Arnett is a Great Prosthodontist Dentist , excellent bedside manner. He has a great dental team , I highly Recommend him and his team for your Dental needs.
Gentle Dental Tempe replied on Aug 31, 2021:
We appreciate your positive review about your recent experience with us!
Google
5.0/5
Aug 31, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Tempe
I seldom do 5 star reviews for establishments but this was an exception. I was hesitant to see a specialist as I have had a gap in my appointment history but I was blown away by Dr. Wallin and his perio team. He was so knowledgeable in what my needs were to get back to having healthy gums and bone tissues in order to support my future ortho treatment with another specialist. Rosie was very professional and everyone overall was friendly. The front staff made the money portion easy to understand and even made sure I was covered by my insurance. All in all, I understand why they call this place Gentle Dental. They might not have the newest building but if you combine the 80+ years of knowledge and experience between the specialist, you can’t put a price in that.
Gentle Dental Tempe replied on Aug 31, 2021:
Dear Kirk, Thank you for taking the time to post your kind words. 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
Aug 31, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Tempe
I would highly recommend this office !! I had ALOT of work done (made my time there very pleasant and a good experience ) from crowns ect., general dentistry w Dr DelSnyder to oral surgery and some implants from Dr Wallin and Endo w Dr Garber !! And cleanings .. They were all awesome very professional and experienced!! And all their asst were great, Rosie went from one office to the next effortlessly .. the front desk in all offices were wonderful , helpful at scheduling all procedures and very friendly , Desi was great helping out at different offices (at the time) .. Deseri was great in general office .. The company does a very good at reminding their customers of all their different appt !! .. Everyone worked tirelessly and w a smile 😃 !! Thank you everyone for great experience and laughs along the way !
Gentle Dental Tempe replied on Sep 1, 2021:
Dear Debbie, 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
Aug 31, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Tempe
The customer service was AWESOME and absolutely loved the manager, Blair. So helpful, sweet, and just overall great experience.
Gentle Dental Tempe replied on Sep 1, 2021:
Hi Hutton, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
Google
5.0/5
Aug 23, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Tempe
Dr Garber and the staff were amazing! They took the time to explain the procedure and made me as comfortable as possible. I didn’t feel a thing!!
Gentle Dental Tempe replied on Aug 23, 2021:
Dear Timaree, Thank you for taking the time to post your kind words. 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
Aug 2, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Tempe
I had my root canal procedure done, with no pain and minimal discomfort. Everyone was friendly, caring and at the same time professional.
Gentle Dental Tempe replied on Aug 2, 2021:
Dear Divya, Thank you for taking the time to post your kind words. 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 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!!!!
Gentle Dental Tempe replied on Aug 11, 2021:
Dear J Ander12, 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 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
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!
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.
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.

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

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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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