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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)

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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
        May 7, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Tempe
        Dr. Garber and his staff are the best! Made a dreaded root canal not bad at all. I am not even dreading going back for the 2nd appointment 😀
        Google
        5.0/5
        May 5, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Tempe
        My husband had a great experience here getting his wisdom teeth pulled. They managed to get the Novocain in without triggering his needle-phobia. Dr. Baddam and Tia were amazing.
        Gentle Dental Tempe replied on May 6, 2021:
        Dear Valerie, 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
        Apr 30, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Tempe
        I got a root canal done by Dr. Garber and the whole process was so easy. I believe the woman who assisted him was named Ashley, but she was amazing! I was super nervous going into it, but she did an amazing job distracting me and helping me relax. Thanks again!
        Gentle Dental Tempe replied on Apr 30, 2021:
        Dear Millie, 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
        Apr 17, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Tempe
        I typically hate going to the dentist but the staff is amazing and welcoming. The environment makes me comfortable and brings me at peace that my teeth will be cleaned efficiently
        Gentle Dental Tempe replied on Apr 21, 2021:
        Hi Esmeralada, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
        Facebook
        5.0/5
        Apr 16, 2021
        Facebook Gentle Dental Tempe
        Staff are very nice. Dr Garber is very cool and he's very good. No pains during the procedure. I highly recommend this clinic.
        Gentle Dental Tempe replied on Apr 21, 2021:
        Hi Julie, thank you so much for your positive comments about Gentle Dental Tempe!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Apr 12, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Tempe
        Always friendly staff. Helpful with questions a patient might have. Encouraging, even when dental problems seem very large and costly. They remember your name and your history with them. I especially appreciate Dr. Garber's expertise and willingness to discuss possibilities with me.
        Gentle Dental Tempe replied on Apr 16, 2021:
        Joanne, thanks for your praise and kind comments about our team.
        Google
        5.0/5
        Apr 9, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Tempe
        I am blown away at the level of service provided by Dr. Garber and the Gentle Dental staff. If you ever need a root canal look no further. Dr. Garber is amazing, my son and I both needed root canals, he explained everything and knocked ours out quickly and painlessly. Seriously we both did not feel a thing, even the shot to numb was painless. Thank you Gentle Dental!
        Gentle Dental Tempe replied on Apr 15, 2021:
        Dear Gabe, 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
        Apr 6, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Tempe
        My 5 year old had an amazing experience here. Thanks
        Gentle Dental Tempe replied on Apr 7, 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 2, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Tempe
        My daughter has braces and goes to the Gentle Dental Tempe location to see Dr Kess and all that I can say is that office is wondering from the front office to the back office. Robin is the assistant whom my daughter sees and just makes her feel so at ease at every appt. I would highly recommend this office if you need Orthodontia Care and if available ask for “Robin” she’s awesome and she cares.
        Gentle Dental Tempe replied on Apr 15, 2021:
        Tilina, thank you for sharing your positive experience! Your recommendation means so much to us and we're so happy to have earned it. Thank you again for taking the time to let the world know about your positive experience. Have a great day!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Mar 31, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Tempe
        I went here on yesterday to have an extraction done on my loose number 12 tooth! I am extremely happy with the results. No pain afterwards, just a little soreness of the gums, but all out a great experience!! Thank you Dr. Baddam and Denise for being very kind and gracious!!!
        Gentle Dental Tempe replied on Apr 14, 2021:
        A Carter, thank you for your kind review; we are happy to pass along your comments to the team here at Gentle Dental Tempe!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Mar 29, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Tempe
        I recently went to Gentle Dental in Tempe for a tooth extraction . The oral surgeon Dr Baddam and her assistant Tee were extraordinarily kind. The procedure was quick and painless. They truly live up to their name “ Gentle “. I would also add that the check in process was also painless. I Highly recommend General Dental. Thanks!!
        Gentle Dental Tempe replied on Apr 15, 2021:
        Dear Kevin, 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
        Mar 29, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Tempe
        The root canal was almost painless. I had a good experience with the doctors and technicians. Unfortunately the treatment plan caused emotional pain because I thought I was going to get my crowns that day, but they wanted more money as a down than was in my HSA after the root canal —- this was just because one side doesn’t communicate well with the other side. Now I will wait months fir my crowns and I’m a little worried about that.
        Gentle Dental Tempe replied on Apr 15, 2021:
        Hello Rose Grace, thank you; we appreciate your feedback!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Mar 26, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Tempe
        From Jessica at the Front Desk and Carrie Dr Phams assistance it was a great visit Always a great experience Liz the hygienist was super gentle and caring for both my Mom and I. Antoinette at the reception was very caring and very helpful. Dr Thompson is the true Gentle Dentist.
        Gentle Dental Tempe replied on Dec 11, 2018:
        Hi Andrea D'Amico, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Mar 24, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Tempe
        Best dental experience of my adult life. Normally, I liken going to the dentist to being tortured for information. Information I do not possess but would willingly provide to get out of the situation both immediately and unharmed. I came in today to fix a chip I had in my front tooth. It was not substantial but it was likely noticeable from inside of 15 feet and definitely visible within any reasonable conversational range. They were able to take care of me in one visit. They assessed and fixed within 45 minutes and I didn't even need novacaine. They matched the tooth perfectly and it looks as if I never chipped it in the first place. Thank you!
        Gentle Dental Tempe replied on Mar 24, 2021:
        Matthew, we're happy you found our staff to be so supportive during your experience here at Gentle Dental Tempe.
        Google
        5.0/5
        Mar 19, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Tempe
        My visits have always been fast & painless. The entire staff is friendly and super energetic even at 7am. The doctor is very gentle which I appreciate.
        Gentle Dental Tempe replied on Mar 19, 2021:
        Isabel, thanks for your praise and kind comments about our team.
        Facebook
        5.0/5
        Mar 17, 2021
        Facebook Gentle Dental Tempe
        All of the staff at Gentle Dental are friendly and great. Lisa is the best! I highly recommend Gentle Dental!
        Gentle Dental Tempe replied on Mar 17, 2021:
        We appreciate your positive review about your recent experience with us!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Mar 17, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Tempe
        Great Place to Get all Your Dental needs in one place.. Dr.Baddam and Assistant Denise is one off the best experiences i had in the CHAIR....High Five....to them..
        Gentle Dental Tempe replied on Mar 17, 2021:
        Paul, thank you for your kind review; we are happy to pass along your comments to the team here at Gentle Dental Tempe!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Mar 15, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Tempe
        If you feel like you are a dental wimp such as myself and you need a root canal, this is the place to go! See Dr. Garber, he is by far the best!
        Gentle Dental Tempe replied on Mar 17, 2021:
        Jill, we're happy you found our staff to be so supportive during your experience here at Gentle Dental Tempe.
        Google
        5.0/5
        Mar 12, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Tempe
        I have been taken care by Dr. Liz and Dr. Baddam and respective assistants since last year, and only have good things to say about my experiences. Dr. Liz does a great job taking care of my teeth (cleaning and gum treatment), and Dr. Baddam extracted two of my wisdom teeth in 5 minutes without full anesthesia (similar experience to what others reported below). Their assistants have also been super pleasant to chat with, which makes the experience less daunting (for people that aren't fans of going to the dentist). I couldn't have asked for better care! Additionally, both dentists and the reception staff are extremely polite. I definitely recommend this Gentle Dental unit.
        Gentle Dental Tempe replied on Mar 17, 2021:
        Dear Luiza Maria, 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
        Mar 12, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Tempe
        Recently I was looking for a new Dentist for my family. Two of my grown up children recommended Dr. Kenneth Thompson at Gentle Dental. I took my younger children to get their teeth cleaned a few days ago and we had an outstanding experience! Dr. Thompson Is kind and explains what he is doing (my 17 year old daughter said he had a great sense of humor). Liz Pierce is an amazing dental hygienist and goes the extra mile to be helpful. The front office workers (Antoinette, Zhane, and Penny) answered all my questions in a professional, honest, and respectful manner. I highly recommend Gentle Dental!
        Gentle Dental Tempe replied on Mar 17, 2021:
        Dear Rose , 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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