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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)

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Please contact our office by phone or complete the appointment request form below. Our scheduling coordinator will connect with you to confirm the appointment.



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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

  • Bradford Kess

    Bradford Kess

    D.D.S, M.A., M.S., Orthodontist

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  • Brian Arnett

    Brian Arnett

    D.M.D., Prosthodontist

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  • Jon Delsnyder

    Jon Delsnyder

    D.D.S., General Dentist

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  • Kenneth Thompson

    Kenneth Thompson

    D.D.S. General Dentist

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  • Kurt Wallin

    Kurt Wallin

    D.M.D., Periodontist

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  • Prashanthi Baddam

    Prashanthi Baddam

    D.M.D. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

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  • Stuart Garber

    Stuart Garber

    D.D.S., M.S. Endodontist

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Reviews

SEE WHAT OUR PATIENTS HAVE TO SAY!

4.8 /5
332 reviews
Google
5.0/5
Feb 26, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Tempe
Friendly and highly efficient staff!!! Safe, friendly environment. I have been seeing Liz for several years for my teeth cleanings and she is tremendous!!!
Gentle Dental Tempe replied on Feb 26, 2021:
Hi Matt, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
Google
5.0/5
Feb 19, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Tempe
The office staff is so friendly and accommodating, especially if you are late. Dr Gerber is very friendly and tries to make you feel comfortable, well as comfortable as you can be with a drill in my your mouth.
Gentle Dental Tempe replied on Feb 19, 2021:
Dear Diana, 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
Feb 19, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Tempe
Really nervous going in, Dr. Baddam was fast, down to business, no fluff just get it done! Her assistant Reena was very good!!! She put me at ease gave great direction.. Thank you!!!
Gentle Dental Tempe replied on Feb 19, 2021:
Sue, thank you for your kind words and this wonderful review!
Google
5.0/5
Feb 16, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Tempe
Came to gentle dental with severe pain and was given 10/10 care by Dr. Baddam and her team. I am Incredibly thankful for them!
Gentle Dental Tempe replied on Feb 16, 2021:
Hi Zack, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
Google
5.0/5
Feb 16, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Tempe
Kirk @ scheduling was above & beyond. Professionalism on the mark, verified insurance followed up as was concerned with work schedule. Thank you for the exceptional service. Doctors including Dr Baddam & Dr Thompson are the reason we travel all the way from the west valley to them.
Gentle Dental Tempe replied on Feb 15, 2021:
Dear Lena, 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
Feb 16, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Tempe
I had all of my wisdom teeth removed from Dr. Baddam today and had a great experience! She was very funny and nice, and so far everything has been great since my procedure this morning! Recommend going and getting Dr.Baddam!!!!
Gentle Dental Tempe replied on Feb 19, 2021:
Hi Holland, thank you so much for your positive comments about Gentle Dental Tempe!
Google
5.0/5
Feb 15, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Tempe
Sweet courteous staff. Constantly checking up on me and making sure I was okay. Will work with you on payment plans.
Gentle Dental Tempe replied on Feb 15, 2021:
Jade, we strive for 100% satisfaction, and it is great to see you had such a positive experience at Gentle Dental Tempe.
Google
5.0/5
Feb 12, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Tempe
T was great and made me feel very comfortable.
Gentle Dental Tempe replied on Feb 12, 2021:
We appreciate your positive review about your recent experience with us!
Google
5.0/5
Feb 12, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Tempe
Dr. Garber is an amazing Endodontist, very nice and considerate to his clients. I have had amazing experiences each time I have been to him for a dental procedure. Highly recommend him to anyone who needs a great dentist for root canals, etc.
Gentle Dental Tempe replied on Feb 15, 2021:
Hi Mary, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
Google
5.0/5
Feb 10, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Tempe
Made me feel comfortable, even though i was so scared. Took incredible care of me, I can barely remember their names, but the three ladies that worked on me including the oral surgeon, were so sweet and nice, By far my favorite wisdom teeth removal experience 💛
Gentle Dental Tempe replied on Feb 15, 2021:
Dear Kylie, 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
Feb 9, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Tempe
I am so glad I found this office!! I had a wisdom tooth removed at some other location and had a terrible experience with a really bad dentist and that made me postpone the removal of my other wisdom tooth. I can’t express how thankful and impressed I am by the work of Dr. Prashanthi Baddam. Dr. Baddam literary took lees than 5 minutes to remove my wisdom tooth. I had very minimum discomfort during the procedure. Dr. Baddam was very nice and professional. The office staff was very polite and welcoming as well. Also, assistant T was very sweet and provided me with all the information I needed after the extraction. I did not even have to ask any questions. I will be coming back to this office for any dental work I might need in the future and I will gladly recommend my family and friends to visit this office. THANK YOU!!!! :)
Gentle Dental Tempe replied on Feb 15, 2021:
Dear Sandrita, 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
Feb 9, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Tempe
The office was clean. The staff was great, especially Liz. She definitely made me feel welcome and was super friendly.
Gentle Dental Tempe replied on Feb 15, 2021:
Hi Valeria, thank you so much for your positive comments about Gentle Dental Tempe!
Google
5.0/5
Jan 29, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Tempe
Dr.Baddam pulled out my broken wisdom tooth. Shes an amazing surgeon. Felt no pain, done so fast. Nothing to worry about. Thank you reena for being so helpful, and Kirk for giving great customer service.
Google
5.0/5
Jan 26, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Tempe
Staff are always friendly and helpful. Lisa is a great hygienist. She always works quickly and diligently so I can get out on time. Been coming here for years and I highly recommend!
Gentle Dental Tempe replied on Jan 26, 2021:
Hi Amanda, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
Google
5.0/5
Jan 23, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Tempe
staff here are just plain super heroes! making you comfortable before and after procedure. good people Managing this + customer first ethnic, should be everyone’s “go to” dentist office!
Gentle Dental Tempe replied on Jan 25, 2021:
Hi Paige Zirkler, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
Google
5.0/5
Jan 22, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Tempe
I just had a tooth pulled today and the whole experience was absolutely wonderful!! The doctor baddam was so professional and nice and just so cordial. And the nurse T just made my day she made me feel so comfortable my procedure was done in no time and I was ready to go! I was so nervous before I went in there and I was just at ease from the both of them! Thank you so much!
Gentle Dental Tempe replied on Jan 25, 2021:
Dear Kathleen Jones, 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
Jan 18, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Tempe
Dr. Garber and his staff at Tempe Gentle Dental are amazing. They were kind and made me feel important. Dr. Garber fixed my tooth problem when other Doctors couldn't. Very blessed to have been seen here. I will be scheduling a follow up appt with Desi soon !
Gentle Dental Tempe replied on Jan 22, 2021:
Dear Tyla, 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.
Facebook
5.0/5
Jan 16, 2021
Facebook Gentle Dental Tempe
I got a root canal done and honestly was the best experience I have ever had with a dental office. Highly recommend and the staff is very friendly and kind.
Gentle Dental Tempe replied on Jan 20, 2021:
Hi Jassmelyn Diane Deleon, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
Google
5.0/5
Jan 15, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Tempe
Dr Garber and his his staff are great. Fast, friendly and very professional. Great experience as far as a root canal could be.
Gentle Dental Tempe replied on Jan 15, 2021:
Adam Schinness, thank you for sharing your positive experience!
Google
5.0/5
Jan 11, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Tempe
Dr Garber it was excellent he did my root canals on two of my teeth he was efficient he was fast and he was friendly and he made me feel very comfortable he made me laugh through my work so I would not be nervous and I would definitely go back to them
Gentle Dental Tempe replied on Jan 25, 2021:
Drk, we're happy you found our staff to be so supportive during your experience here at Gentle Dental Tempe.

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

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 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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Gentle on Your Schedule

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

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