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

New Patients

$50 Exam & X-Rays

Includes new patient exam and full mouth X-Rays.

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New Patients

$100 Off Non-Covered Services

New patients only. On services of $300 or greater not covered by insurance.

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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

Located at 3150 Panama Lane Suite, Gentle Dental Panama is proud to serve patients in and around Bakersfield, CA, including Venola, Wible Orchard, and Gosford.

At Gentle Dental Panama, we provide calm and compassionate care for patients of all ages, including infants and children. Our skilled dental professionals value open communication with patients and will help you decide which treatment is best for you. We think of our patients as family, so you’ll be treated gently and with the respect and consideration you deserve. 

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 will also inform you about the best oral hygiene practices so you can maintain healthy teeth and gums between visits. 

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

Our office is conveniently located in Panama Wible Center at the northeast corner of Wible Road and Panama Lane, just north of Howard’s Mini Market. We are near to Molly J’s and next to WYS Accounting. We offer wheelchair access within our facility and in our parking lot, and we have Spanish speaking staff in house for those who require translation. 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. 

Meet The Team

WHO WE ARE

  • Ali Pootrakul

    Ali Pootrakul

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

Explore our services

  • General Dentistry
  • Orthodontics
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Specialty Dentistry
  • Pediatric Dentistry
General Dentistry General Dentistry

Our friendly dentists, caring hygienists and helpful staff are here for your whole family.

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Orthodontics Orthodontics

Stop hiding your smile. Get the straight teeth you’ve always wanted.

Specialty Dentistry Specialty Dentistry

Our extensive network of neighborhood practitioners makes finding specialists easy.

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Pediatric Dentistry Pediatric Dentistry

Give your child the compassionate and thorough care they deserve.

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Life, it happens.

Life, it happens.
And we're here
when it does.

Going to the dentist should fit your schedule, not the other way around. We’ll get to know you and your family, work with your calendar, and keep things quick, simple, and thorough.

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“Gentle Dental is my favorite dentist office I have ever been to. They are professional, understanding and reasonably priced. I can’t help but walk out with a smile!”
Jacqueline K
“Gentle Dental has made staying on top of oral health easy for the whole family. We all come in on the same day, which is a blessing for our busy schedules.”
Brian R
“I always wanted a straighter smile, but held off due to costs. When I shared my concerns with my dentist, the team helped me find a cost-effective solution for Invisalign—and whitening, too!”
Colette C
"Best dentist I’ve had. I used to be a nervous patient, but not anymore.
The team here is patient and kind.”
Brian R
"Best dentist I’ve had. I used to be a nervous patient, but not anymore.
The team here is patient and kind.”
Brian R