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Hours

Monday 8:00-5:00
Tuesday 8:00-5:00
Wednesday 8:00-5:00
Thursday 8:00-5:00
Friday 8:00-2:00
Saturday Closed

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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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$50 Exam & X-Rays

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To Know Us Is To Love Us

LEARN ABOUT US

Oracle Gentle Dental is conveniently located at the southwest corner of North Oracle Road and West Ina Road. Our office is about a block south of Wildflower restaurant.

Open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, we offer the office hours you need to plan your dentistry procedures around your busy schedule. We provide flexible payment plans and accept almost every kind of dental insurance. For those without coverage, we offer the Dedicated Dental Plan to reduce the cost of many dentistry services by 20 percent or more.

Our team of dentists, dental surgeons, and dental hygienists specialize in periodontics, endodontics, and all forms of general family dentistry. We want you to feel safe and comfortable with our entire staff. We believe in creating lifelong relationships with our patients, so you will always be treated with the kindness and respect you deserve.

We provide wheelchair accessibility, and we’re able to transfer patients to reclining dentistry chairs or other specialty seating to ensure the highest level of comfort. Let us help you schedule your appointment or consultation today. Get in touch with our helpful front office staff by calling 520-485-4544, and let us know if you have any questions about dental procedures or the payment plans we offer.

Meet The Team

WHO WE ARE

  • Clark Burningham

    Clark Burningham

    D.M.D., General Dentist

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  • James Sather

    James Sather

    D.D.S. Endodontist

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  • Khristi Poidmore

    Khristi Poidmore

    D.D.S. Periodontist

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  • Mark Slivka

    Mark Slivka

    D.D.S. Orthodontist

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Reviews

SEE WHAT OUR PATIENTS HAVE TO SAY!

4.9 /5
382 reviews
Google
5.0/5
Jan 30, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Oracle
I am editing my review to acknowledge Chelsea, a dental hygienist, who went above and beyond to make my 89-year-old mother's first trip to this office a positive one. We arrived, filled out the paperwork, and had her X-rays taken. Then we waited and waited. An hour after our arrival, I asked someone how much longer it would be. Chelsea overheard my question and explained that she was not the person assigned to my mother, but she would be more than happy to get us started. She worked with us until the dentist and his assistant showed up. At the end of the appointment, we were told that my mother would have to come back for a cleaning, which we did not expect. I respectfully expressed my disappointment, explaining how hard it is to make multiple trips with my mother. Again, Chelsea overheard me and graciously offered to give up to lunch break to clean my mother's teeth. I realize that not every visit can be perfect; unexpected situations occur. But Chelsea turned what could have been a frustrating experience into a positive one, for which I am grateful. (Prior review) We recently moved to Tucson and I took my elderly mother to Catalina Smiles. The experience was so awful that I decided to go to Gentle Dental myself before taking her there. (You can read my review.). This experience was completely the opposite: I was charged exactly as quoted for my initial appointment and told what to expect for my second appointment. Only the dentist and dental assistant worked on me -- no assembly line approach. I chose to have all needed procedures done at one time, and they worked as efficiently as possible to limit the amount of time I had to spend in the chair. They did make an error on my bill, but quickly adjusted it when I pointed it out. I’ll be going back, with my mother.
Gentle Dental Oracle replied on Aug 16, 2019:
Dear Arlene Watkins, Thank you for the wonderful feedback. At the Gentle Dental Oracle, 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
4.0/5
Jan 27, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Oracle
Everyone is very friendly and helpful! One of the accounts managers found an error in my billing, instead of owing $700+ I get a refund for that amount. I was thrilled and she is my hero!!! ( sorry I forgot her name) All of the office personnel and dental providers are awesome!! I’ve been a patient there 8 years or more and I have always been very happy with no complaints!
Google
5.0/5
Jan 23, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Oracle
Staff and Dr. are excellent, honest and caring. No work is done that is not necessary and no overcharge.
Google
5.0/5
Jan 17, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Oracle
A well run operation that has so many professionals who come with their own special skill sets. The staff in the front are super kind and proficient! My son feels comfortable coming here!
Google
5.0/5
Jan 16, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Oracle
Best office I’ve been to 10/10 recommend.
Google
5.0/5
Jan 13, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Oracle
I wasn't sure today what to expect in my visit. I knew Dr. Poidmont wanted to pull the sutures. Somehow I had in my mind that she had something else in mind. To my surprise, the "visit" was over in 5 minutes. She cut and pulled the sutures, pull them out and was done! No pain - just gain. Great visit!
Google
5.0/5
Dec 5, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Oracle
I've always had good visits here. The doctors and staff are very informative and work with you on all issues from procedures to insurance coverage. Their flexibility, even when I made a mistake, is professional and understanding.
Google
5.0/5
Nov 26, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Oracle
I rarely take time to review any business, however, this experience for me was notable. I had a crown break and made a same day appointment. The staff at Gentle Dental, North Oracle Rd was exceptional. The Dental assistant and dentist made this experience a great one. She was personable, efficient and honestly I have never had an assistant keep all of the water out of back of my throat ever for a long duration, but she knew her stuff. The dentist was friendly and clear about the procedure and sang a few notes with the music. He was caring and got the job done. The rest of the staff was very friendly and helpful. Best dental experience I’ve had and I’ve had a lot!
Google
5.0/5
Nov 18, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Oracle
Wonderfully run office. Very caring staff. Great experience!
Facebook
5.0/5
Nov 11, 2019
Facebook Gentle Dental Oracle
The staff was very professional, thank you
Google
5.0/5
Oct 4, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Oracle
This office is just fantastic! The doctor is wonderful, all the staff is wonderful including the front desk. They go above and beyond to help you. I do travel across town to go to this office but I don't even think of going anywhere else.
Gentle Dental Oracle replied on Oct 7, 2019:
Dear Susan M Jansen, Thank you for taking the time to post your kind words. At, Gentle Dental Oracle, 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, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Oracle
Very nice, informative and gentle; their name says it all!
Google
5.0/5
Sep 27, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Oracle
2016: Absolutely the best office overall . from the desk to the dentist and all in between. I rate you all a 5 star experience . 2019 Update: Still the best 5 Stars
Gentle Dental Oracle replied on Oct 8, 2019:
Rob Rodriguez, we strive for 100% satisfaction, and it is great to see you had such a positive experience at Gentle Dental Oracle.
Google
5.0/5
Sep 26, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Oracle
Great experience at Gentle Dentle. Very professional and friendly staff. Teeth cleaning by Chelsea was quick and painless. Dr Birmingham was very personable and explained everything. Highly recommend this place.
Gentle Dental Oracle replied on Oct 8, 2019:
Dear Christina D'Amico, 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 Oracle, 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
Sep 17, 2019
Facebook Gentle Dental Oracle
Very little wait time. All Seem Very Knowledgeable, no complaints
Facebook
5.0/5
Sep 11, 2019
Facebook Gentle Dental Oracle
Amazing experience, had same day exam, cleaning and treatment. Great team and super doctor
Google
5.0/5
Sep 5, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Oracle
Dr. Birmingham was great! Super gentle, makes you feel relaxed. I had a great experience with the dentist as well as the staff! Would highly recommend.
Google
5.0/5
Apr 10, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Oracle
Mari is absolutely amazing. I tried to bring her a birthday cake but I don't know where she lives or when it's her birthday. Should anyone even bring a birthday cake to a dentist office? They probably eat them all the time but they don't admit it. But seriously, if you get to be lucky enough that she is the one fixing your mouth, good times
Gentle Dental Oracle replied on Apr 10, 2019:
Michael Pawliwec, thank you for your kind review; we are happy to pass along your comments to the team here at Gentle Dental Oracle!
Facebook
5.0/5
Mar 18, 2019
Facebook Gentle Dental Oracle
Everyone is helpful and explains what is going on every step of the way. The office staff works hard to get the appointment you need. The dental staff is gentle and caring.
Gentle Dental Oracle replied on Apr 30, 2019:
Linda Humphrey Strugala, we are very happy we could provide you with a positive experience!
Facebook
5.0/5
Mar 13, 2019
Facebook Gentle Dental Oracle
Friendly and helpful. Thank you!!
Gentle Dental Oracle replied on Apr 29, 2019:
Hi Stephanie Nunez! We're so happy we were able to help you out!

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
METLIFE PPO
AETNA DMO
TDA HMO
EDS HMO
DELTA AZ-PPO
UNITED HEALTHCARE PPO
ASSURANT UDC HMO
AETNA PPO
HEALTHCOMP
DELTACARE PMI HMO
DELTA DENTAL GEORGIA
DBP-APIPA - AHCCCS CLM
UNITED CONCORDIA PPO
ASSURANT FORTIS PPO
HUMANA PPO
GUARDIAN PPO
SECURECARE DENTAL
AMERITAS PPO
BC/BS OF AZ PPO
DELTA CA-PPO
DELTA MN - WELLS FARGO

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

(520) 485-4544

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 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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