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Extended Hours
Experienced Dentists
Adult and Pediatric Services

Hours

Monday 10:00-7:00
Tuesday 8:00-5:00
Wednesday 8:00-5:00
Thursday 8:00-5:00
Friday 8:00-5:00
Saturday Closed

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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.



New Patients

$50 Exam & X-Rays

Includes new patient exam and full mouth X-Rays.

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$100 Off

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Braces from $99 Month

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To Know Us Is To Love Us

LEARN ABOUT US

The Panama Gentle Dental is conveniently located in the shopping center at the northeast corner of Wible Road and Panama Lane. Our office is just north of Howard’s Mini Market.

Our late evening hours on Mondays and Tuesdays make it easy to plan your dental appointments after school or work. We accept nearly all major dental insurance plans, and we offer payment options for those without coverage, such as payment plans, free and discounted consultations, and a Dedicated Dental Plan that reduces the cost of most procedures by 20 percent or more.

Our entire staff of dentists, dental surgeons, and hygienists is highly experienced in general dentistry for all ages, including root canals, endodontics, periodontics, oral surgery, and emergency dental procedures. We also specialize in orthodontics and offer many options for braces. Beyond biannual cleanings, checkups, and routine dentistry, we’ll inform you about oral hygiene so you can maintain healthy teeth and gums between visits. We think of our patients as family, so you’ll be treated gently and with the respect and consideration you deserve.

We offer wheelchair access within our facility and in our parking lot. Give us a call today at 661-221-5511 to schedule your appointment or consultation. Our friendly front-of-house staff will make sure your every need is met. Spanish speaking staff in house.

Meet The Team

WHO WE ARE

  • Ali Pootrakul

    Ali Pootrakul

    D.D.S., M.D. Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

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  • Eileen Zierhut

    Eileen Zierhut

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

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  • Fariba Sardarian

    Fariba Sardarian

    D.D.S. General Dentist

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  • Mojgan Ghiai

    Mojgan Ghiai

    D.D.S. Endodontist

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  • Saied Samuel Ahdout

    Saied Samuel Ahdout

    D.M.D. Periodontics

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Reviews

SEE WHAT OUR PATIENTS HAVE TO SAY!

4.8 /5
71 reviews
Google
5.0/5
Feb 11, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Panama
I am a returning customer from 6 years previous. I don’t have insurance and cannot frequent a dentist visit like I need to. Gentle Dental Panama has made it possible to actually keep my teeth instead of removing them like other dentists in my past. They’re amazing staff made me feel welcome and were eager to help me find a way to plan and attack all of my needs with my priorities in mind and a schedule that worked with my budget. Dr Sardarian is an experienced, talented, and eager professional. She was amazingly efficient at diagnosing all of my issues and skillfully executed it as my budget could handle. Her staff was just as efficient and professional as she was. From walking in and being greeted by the lovely ladies behind the counter, deciding on a budget and plan for me with the professional financial adviser, then receiving the amazing service by the dental team I give this business a 100% review. There is literally nothing they could do to make my experience better. I walked in hating my smile with a broken front tooth and walked out a very happy man with a smile I’m proud to show off Chad Morgan/ Bakersfield CA
Facebook
5.0/5
Feb 11, 2020
Facebook Gentle Dental Panama
They are efficient, professional, sincere, happy, and very good at their jobs! Dr Sarvarian and her staff have helped me get a service fit for a king on the budget of a blue collar worker. They made me feel welcome and important from the minute I walked through the door to the min I left every time I’ve been here. I walked in ashamed of my smile, afraid of disapproval of the condition of my teeth and walked out with the confidence to smile everywhere I go! I will continue to go there even though I actually live out of state for the rest of my days! Chad Morgan
Google
5.0/5
Feb 3, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Panama
I was seen on time and had a lot of work done. Despite my fear of dentists, I was treated without pain and with most gentle care possible. Very happy and grateful for the team! They live up to their name....
Google
5.0/5
Jan 31, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Panama
Best dentist in bakersfield hands down. Helped me with everything. Would reccomend to anyone. Best staff.best service.best everything.
Google
5.0/5
Jan 29, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Panama
Great experience ! The doctor and staff are great .
Google
4.0/5
Dec 6, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Panama
Nice & friendly staff
Google
5.0/5
Nov 5, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Panama
Thankyou for being the amazing survice and for the amazing friendship we have created.😁
Google
5.0/5
Oct 17, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Panama
Amazing office.
Google
5.0/5
Oct 17, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Panama
Lily was really kind and respectful , I will happily recommend this place.
Gentle Dental Panama replied on Oct 23, 2019:
Javier Guzman, thanks for your praise and kind comments about our team.
Google
5.0/5
Oct 17, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Panama
good office staff is really nice and wait time not bad at all.
Gentle Dental Panama replied on Oct 23, 2019:
Kimberly Martinez, we're happy to hear you had such a positive experience with our team!
Google
5.0/5
Oct 17, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Panama
Love going to this office. The doctor and back office assistant are super nice and friendly. The girls on the front always have a smile on. Lily goes on and beyond on helping a patient out.
Gentle Dental Panama replied on Oct 21, 2019:
Rebeca Raya, thank you for your kind review; we are happy to pass along your comments to the team here at Gentle Dental Panama!
Google
5.0/5
Oct 17, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Panama
Great office, highly recommend it. Staff is amazing!
Gentle Dental Panama replied on Oct 21, 2019:
We appreciate your positive review about your recent experience with us!
Google
5.0/5
Oct 17, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Panama
Great office. They made me feel very Comfortable while having dental treatment done. The doctor and the hygienist took really good care of me .
Gentle Dental Panama replied on Oct 21, 2019:
Thank you again for taking the time to let us know how we did. We hope you have a great day!
Google
5.0/5
Oct 17, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Panama
The staff is cool, makes my kids feel comfortable each time they go in. Doctor is great with them
Gentle Dental Panama replied on Oct 21, 2019:
Luis Nunez, we're happy you found our staff to be so supportive during your experience here at Gentle Dental Panama.
Facebook
5.0/5
Oct 17, 2019
Facebook Gentle Dental Panama
Very friendly staff, clean environment, waiting time was very moderate. I totally recommend it.
Google
5.0/5
Oct 10, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Panama
Great experience for myself and while family. Friendly staff.
Gentle Dental Panama replied on Oct 11, 2019:
Thank you again for taking the time to let us know how we did. We hope you have a great day!
Google
5.0/5
Sep 30, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Panama
Very good service. Nice, respectful doctors and staff.
Gentle Dental Panama replied on Oct 7, 2019:
Thank you again for taking the time to let us know how we did. We hope you have a great day!
Google
5.0/5
Sep 25, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Panama
Customer service is great, very helpful employees.
Google
5.0/5
Aug 4, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Panama
The staff are kind, funny and extremely professional. Clean environment and I feel very confident recommending this location. I’ve been there three times now and intend on making this my dentist for always. Thank you Gentle Dental staff! Jamie Wright
Gentle Dental Panama replied on Aug 5, 2019:
Hi Emilie Dorkin, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
Google
5.0/5
Jul 12, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Panama
Great place, the doctor and employees were so kind and patient, would recommend !
Gentle Dental Panama replied on Jul 12, 2019:
Juan Guerrero, your satisfaction is our top priority.

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.

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.

Our In-House Discount Plan – The Gentle Dental Plan

For more details or to enroll, visit: www.gentledentalplan.com or call 1(800) 903-2532.
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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(661) 221-5511

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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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