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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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  • Edward Mazer

    Edward Mazer

    D.D.S. Periodontist

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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
Oct 16, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Tempe
I cannot say enough about the kindness and thoughtfulness of the staff and Dr Garber. We were treated with care and attentiveness. Our results were superior to our expectations. We will never go anywhere else for dental care.
Google
5.0/5
Oct 13, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Tempe
Camille and Desi were LOVELY to work with! Fast, reliable, and honest. Lisa made my cleaning a very comforting process😀
Gentle Dental Tempe replied on Oct 23, 2020:
Holden Yount, we're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit.
Facebook
5.0/5
Oct 3, 2020
Facebook Gentle Dental Tempe
My Endodontist is Dr. Stuart E. Garber and he is the best! My experience was fantastic with his extremely friendly staff! Check in was smooth, they follow CDC guidelines, and I felt quite comfortable waiting for my appointment on 10/2 at noon. Dr Garber is a trustworthy professional. He's patient in explaining what your problem is, and the steps required to fix it. When it was time for the gum poke, I was a bit apprehensive. But after Dr Garber numbed me up with a topical gel, he made my jaw do this twerking thing while he was injecting me, and I barely felt anything! It was quite surprising actually. The procedure was quick, and my recovery was just as quick. Dr Garber took care to exercise minimal damage to my gums, so I didn't need any prescribed painkillers. That also was shocking since my prior experience were the opposite. Dr Garber and staff gets a 10/10, and I highly recommend him. KW
Google
5.0/5
Oct 3, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Tempe
My Endodontist is Dr. Stuart E. Garber and he is the best! My experience was fantastic with his extremely friendly staff! Check in was smooth, they follow CDC guidelines, and I felt quite comfortable waiting for my appointment on 10/2 at noon. Dr Garber is a trustworthy professional. He's patient in explaining what your problem is, and the steps required to fix it. When it was time for the gum poke, I was a bit apprehensive. But after Dr Garber numbed me up with a topical gel, he made my jaw do this twerking thing while he was injecting me, and I barely felt anything! It was quite surprising actually. The procedure was quick, and my recovery was just as quick. Dr Garber took care to exercise minimal damage to my gums, so I didn't need any prescribed painkillers. That also was shocking since my prior experience were the opposite. Dr Garber and staff gets a 10/10, and I highly recommend him. KW
Google
5.0/5
Sep 10, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Tempe
I cannot praise Dr. Delsnyder and his amazing staff for the wonderful work they perform every day. From the time enter the Dentists office, u are greeted with such courtesies and smiles. Whatever u need, they will get it for u. They want u as comfortable as possible. I have been waiting 30 years to have a front bracket removed. Today my dream came true. I have a gorgeous set of front teeth and my confidence is back. The whole staff congratulated me like I was family. Dr. Delsnyder is by far the best Dentist I have had the privilege to work with. Call Gentle Dental, it will be the best experience u will ever encounter.
Google
5.0/5
Aug 20, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Tempe
The staff has been so kind, supportive, and informative. Dr. Arnett is THE best! He makes sure I'm comfortable and walks me through all steps. This office puts patients first through every interaction. I'm one of those people terrified of having my teeth worked on. Not here. I know I'll be taken care of and my fears addressed with kindness.
Google
5.0/5
Aug 17, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Tempe
Excellent treatment. Kind and experienced staff. Who knew that a root canal could be such a positive experience?
Gentle Dental Tempe replied on Aug 18, 2020:
Jan Hanshaw, 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
Jul 27, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Tempe
Superb, excellent service, as is to be expected from Gentle Dental Tempe. I was seen immediately regarding an emergency. I was personally escorted from one building to the next by my Dental Assistant in the heat of the day ( Enjoy your Minnesota vacation!). The scheduling staff was super helpful . It was easy and painless to set up a payment plan (Thanks Desi! You rock!) The X-ray techs were delicate, even apologetic for causing additional discomfort, yet still performed well. Doctor Stuart explained everything, made me feel comfortable physically and otherwise. His sense of humor and easy manner were quite comforting, as was his honesty about the painful and difficult parts of the procedure. He is extremely competent, knowledgeable, and skilled. The procedure was over quickly (double root canal), which was quite unexpected. Kudos, Gentle Dentle. Bravo!
Facebook
5.0/5
Jul 24, 2020
Facebook Gentle Dental Tempe
Dental work is not fun but Dr. Garber, Oscar, and the rest of the team are super personable and dis their best to make me comfortable.
Facebook
5.0/5
Jul 15, 2020
Facebook Gentle Dental Tempe
I was pleased with great customer service, and their friendly and helpful staff. They fit me in when I had an emergency.
Gentle Dental Tempe replied on Jul 15, 2020:
Hi Sandra Paris, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
Google
5.0/5
Jul 11, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Tempe
I’ve been to 2 different locations and couldn’t ask for a better group of people to see for my dental needs! Dr. Garber is absolutely amazing and he will always be my go to person for any dental surgery!! However, I will say Oscar is the best and does an amazing job as he made me feel comfortable and relaxed during my whole procedure!! He even offered me his hand to hold/squeeze when we started the numbing process!! Go see Dr. Garber and Oscar for all you dental needs!!!
Gentle Dental Tempe replied on Jul 14, 2020:
Dear Dawn Kelly, 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.
Facebook
5.0/5
Jun 24, 2020
Facebook Gentle Dental Tempe
The staff is so nice and polite! I don’t like dental work, it brings me too much anxiety but the entire team played a huge part in making me feel comfortable before, during and after the procedure! This was the best dental experience I have had in my life and I’m not exaggerating.
Google
5.0/5
Jun 16, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Tempe
As soon as I walked in I was welcomed front desk check in was fast n welcoming assistant that took me back was so kind made me feel comfortable an continously asked if I was comfortable Dr was very nice gave me a break down of what what going to happen and told me step by step what was happening.Going to the dentist is never fun but I can say I was definitely a priority an was 100% in no pain an comfortable thank you Gentle Dental I will definitely be back!
Google
5.0/5
May 22, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Tempe
Second root canal with Dr Garber and he is spectacular!!! No pain again! and he is professional with out being stuffy. What a nice guy. I will always have him do any endodontist work for me! Very knowledgeable and explains things really well. He is the best.
Google
5.0/5
May 22, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Tempe
My son had an emergency root canal and crown put in today...I could not ask for better service and care from the Tempe and Scottsdale offices! The doctors and staff were wonderful to us and put my son at ease! Thank you!
Facebook
5.0/5
May 21, 2020
Facebook Gentle Dental Tempe
just got a root canal! they did an awesome job, super friendly!
Google
5.0/5
May 21, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Tempe
Dr. Garber is very gentle. I would highly recommend him to anyone. I've had root canals in the past and thought I had a good experience then. Dr. Garber and his staff surpassed even those past experiences. Thanks for making this such an easy thing to do.
Google
5.0/5
May 20, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Tempe
I had a great experience with Dr. Garber’s dental office. He as well as his staff are phenomenal! I highly recommend anyone having tooth pain or needing a root canal, stop by and visit Dr. Garber! 👍🏻😁
Google
5.0/5
May 18, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Tempe
I had my first root canal with Dr. Garber today and was so impressed with this office. Each member of the staff was so friendly and went out of their way to make my visit as comfortable as possible. Then they also communicated with my regular dentist office to make it a smooth and easy transition to get the crown prep work completed immediately after my procedure was completed. Thank you to this wonderful office for the professional and compassionate atmosphere you have created there. I would highly recommend you to any of my friends and family needing an endodontist.
Google
5.0/5
May 15, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Tempe
I met Dr Garber as an emergency Gentle Dental patient and was impressed that the front and back office staff were very professional, welcoming and friendlly. They were very conscientious about following recommended C-19 guidelines. Dr Garber and his assistant were very good at explaining my procedure and helping me understand what to expect. He listened to my concerns ( my previous dental history indicates, that I require more numbing injections during procedures). Dr Garber was very patient and reassured me that my dental comfort & safety would be a priority. His explanation and reassurance lowered my anxiety level and made me feel 'a part of the team'...and during the procedure, I was gratefully relieved of discomfort when needed. Hence., 'the Gentle Dental' name is so appropriate.... Kudos to Dr.Garber and entire staff. Awesome job. Thank You!

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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