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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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  • Dino Drummer

    Dino Drummer

    D.D.S., General Dentist

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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
Sep 10, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Oracle
The staff at this location is A+! From the front desk, to the dental assistant, hygienist and dentist you receive quality care. I had previously been disappointed with my service here and am thankful for the staff they have now!
Gentle Dental Oracle replied on Sep 22, 2020:
Dear Stephanie M, 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
Aug 27, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Oracle
What a wonderful place!! Scheduling is a breeze- staff is friendly!! They handled my dental emergency & I had my cleaning all in the same week! If you are looking for a new Dental Office - stop looking..... this is your place ♥️
Gentle Dental Oracle replied on Sep 1, 2020:
Djt, we're happy you found our staff to be so supportive during your experience here at Gentle Dental Oracle.
Facebook
5.0/5
Aug 24, 2020
Facebook Gentle Dental Oracle
Haven’t been to the dentist in a long time. Really appreciate how welcoming they made me feel here!!! Highly recommend coming here!
Google
5.0/5
Aug 24, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Oracle
Great experience really enjoy coming here!!!
Facebook
5.0/5
Aug 22, 2020
Facebook Gentle Dental Oracle
Extremely professional, and knowledgeable Dental Care. My hygienist and Dentist are very thorough in explaining their findings at the conclusion of my exam; they're also great at answering any questions I might have. I have complete confidence in the staff at Gentle Dental, and highly recommend their services.
Google
5.0/5
Aug 20, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Oracle
Staff was incredibly nice. Definitely some of the most welcoming people I’ve ever met. Highly recommended!
Google
5.0/5
Aug 6, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Oracle
Awesome Team!
Google
5.0/5
May 28, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Oracle
Very happy with the professionalism and friendliness and very glad they opened back up.
Gentle Dental Oracle replied on Jun 26, 2020:
Hi Craig Wisnom, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
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!

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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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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