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Adult and Pediatric Services

Hours

Monday 8:00-5:00
Tuesday 9:00-6:00
Wednesday 8:00-5:00
Thursday 8:00-3:00
Friday 8:00-1:00
Saturday 8:00-1:00 (2nd Sat of month)

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  • Monday – Thursday: 7:15am – 8pm PST
  • Friday: 7:15am – 6pm PST
  • Saturday: 7:30am – 4pm PST

Schedule an Appointment

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



Humana Dentist

Your Local Humana Dentist

At Gentle Dental we understand that major dental needs can come up when you least expect them. That’s why we accept most insurance plans and payment options including cash, major credit cards, and discount plans.

We’re Humana Dental Experts

We proudly accept Humana insurance plans and options at Gentle Dental. Our skilled staff can help answer and clarify issues regarding benefits and payments as well as work with you to ensure you get the most out of your existing Humana Dental plan.

We’re Here to Answer Your Questions

If you have questions regarding if your Humana insurance plan is accepted or around which payment plan is right for you, don’t hesitate to reach out to us, our team is here to help guide you.

Schedule Your Appointment

Please call us to schedule your appointment or fill out our request an appointment form.

New Patients

$100 Off

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

The Marana Gentle Dentle location is conveniently located on W. Arizona Pavilions Drive, in the Pavilions shopping center.

In addition to our normal operating hours, we are open until 8 p.m. on Thursday and accept appointments on Saturday for your convenience. Book an appointment online, give us a call, or stop by our offices to speak to our friendly front desk associates. We accept most major dental insurance plans, and we offer payment plans and reduced rates for those without coverage.

We specialize in a wide variety of services, including children’s orthodontics, cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, dental veneers, oral surgery, and more. Doctor Laos and his team specialize in orthodontics and have been providing the community with great service for years.

We aim to build lifelong relationships with our patients, so our staff provides the personal care and attention you deserve. We know that some patients experience anxiety during dental procedures, so we strive to create a stress-free environment.

Our attentive staff is eager to help you get the best dental care for your needs. Call 520-226-8302 for more information or to schedule an appointment or consultation.

Meet The Team

WHO WE ARE

  • Khristi Poidmore

    Khristi Poidmore

    D.D.S. Periodontist

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  • Mark Slivka

    Mark Slivka

    D.D.S. Orthodontist

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  • Michael Neish

    Michael Neish

    D.M.D., General Dentist

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Reviews

SEE WHAT OUR PATIENTS HAVE TO SAY!

4.9 /5
229 reviews
Google
5.0/5
Oct 21, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Marana
I went in for a cleaning, x-rays, and exam. The staff was great and I was particularly impressed by the new hygienist. In addition to being very thorough, she was quite personable. I was also very pleased with the doctor. My wife was being seen by him in the next room over and she, too, was pleased. It was obvious that they took extra precautions to protect the patient and themselves from Covid. All this and they were even on time!
Google
5.0/5
Oct 20, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Marana
Nothing but good things to say. Dr Neish takes his practice seriously and is equally a pleasant person to be in company of when having dental work done. I truly feel I am in good hands at this office location
Google
5.0/5
Oct 6, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Marana
Great service and friendly staff from the moment you walk in until you walk out. Great communication leading up to your appointment. Best dental care I have ever received.
Google
5.0/5
Oct 6, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Marana
Dr. Neish did a great job with a filling I had done! He was honest and answered my questions throughout the procedure. Highly recommend his work!
Facebook
5.0/5
Aug 21, 2020
Facebook Gentle Dental Marana
Loved the new hygienist, she is so good.
Google
5.0/5
Aug 6, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Marana
Great service total care of all of my family’s dental needs. Excellent professionalism in regards to all things dental
Google
5.0/5
Feb 28, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Marana
I really don't like going to the dentist, but for the past 10 years I have been going to the office in Marana. Everyone is wonderful there, they are all so nice. They take the fear out of going to the dentist. Every procedure is explained. They are patient, and always make you feel comfortable. I even had braces. Gentle Dental is Gentle.
Google
4.0/5
Feb 19, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Marana
Google
4.0/5
Jan 28, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Marana
I prefer a private practice personally, but as chains go this specific location isn't bad, just not the best. My appointment was rescheduled three times, one out of those three times it was moved to a completely different time in error which I only discovered through an email confirmation. So mistakes are made, like everywhere else, but they do seem to be eager and capable of rectifying them. I especially like Dr. Shannon; he's very knowledgeable, thorough and personable. A plus is that they're open one Saturday a month. They seem to have frequent doctor turnovers, but all together a good practice.
Facebook
5.0/5
Jan 23, 2020
Facebook Gentle Dental Marana
Gentle Dental provides good service with a friendly staff and frequent new faces.
Facebook
5.0/5
Jan 23, 2020
Facebook Gentle Dental Marana
The friendly dentists and the young lady that cleaned my teeth was as gentle as could be. I don't like going to the dentist but this was on of my best encounters at a dental facility. I highly recommend Gentle Dental at Arizona Pavilion.
Google
5.0/5
Nov 20, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Marana
This place is amazing!!!
Facebook
5.0/5
Nov 20, 2019
Facebook Gentle Dental Marana
This place is the best everyone was friendly and professional would recommend to everyone.
Google
5.0/5
Oct 28, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Marana
Like their quality of work
Google
5.0/5
Oct 4, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Marana
Doctor Kenny is Amazing! I was so numb, I thought he pulled the wrong tooth, Many thanks to all staff and Kenny!
Facebook
5.0/5
Jul 16, 2019
Facebook Gentle Dental Marana
5 Stars Very wonderful experience! Major surgery done and it has been just a blessing with Dr Valdes and the staff. Dr Kenney the surgeon was awesome and very good at his job. Dr Valdes is nothing less than incredible with his dental knowledge, ability to care for the patient both physically and mentally. He's just the best dentist, truly, that ive had in a very long time. I am already recommending Gentle Dental to everyone here.
Gentle Dental Marana replied on Jul 17, 2019:
Dear Cindy Fraser, Thank you for taking the time to post your kind words and for taking the time to let the world know about your positive experience. Your recommendation means so much to us and we're so happy to have earned it. Have a great day!
Facebook
5.0/5
Jun 18, 2019
Facebook Gentle Dental Marana
The staff is very friendly. Everyone is well trained and do their jobs very professionally. The dentist explains everything and answered all my questions. The office and work areas are very clean and organized.
Gentle Dental Marana replied on Jun 18, 2019:
Lela Lesson, your satisfaction is our top priority.
Google
5.0/5
Jun 11, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Marana
Excellent service! The whole staff is beyond amazing; friendly, respectful, and nice. They dont waste my time or money, and they dont hurt me!!!!
Gentle Dental Marana replied on Jun 13, 2019:
Hi Becky Kaufman, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
Facebook
5.0/5
May 30, 2019
Facebook Gentle Dental Marana
Excellent visit to Gentle Dental Marana! They are always professional & friendly! They answer all my concerns and take the time to explain good dental care & proactive maintenance ! We have been with this office for over a decade and we have always been pleased with the care we have received!
Gentle Dental Marana replied on Jun 17, 2019:
Dear Candace Greenburg, Thank you for the delightful feedback. At the Gentle Dental Marana, 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
May 27, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Marana
The staff has made me feel welcome and part of a family i drive a long distance to see them but its worth it
Gentle Dental Marana replied on Jun 5, 2019:
Hi Noe Ochoa, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!

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
METLIFE PPO
CIGNA PPO
EDS HMO
TDA HMO
AETNA DMO
DELTA AZ-PPO
UNITED HEALTHCARE PPO
ASSURANT UDC HMO
AETNA PPO
HEALTHCOMP
SECURECARE DENTAL
DELTACARE PMI HMO
BC/BS OF AZ PPO
AMERITAS PPO
UNITED CONCORDIA PPO
ASSURANT FORTIS PPO

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

(520) 226-8302

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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(520) 226-8302

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Gentle in So Many Ways

Gentle on Your Mind

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

Gentle on Your Wallet

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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