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Extended Hours
Experienced Dentists
Adult and Pediatric Services

We would like to welcome our Gentle Dental Wible patients to our office.

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

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

Orthodontics

We offer a variety of options to achieve the smile you always wanted.
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  • Invisalign
  • Traditional Braces

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.

Don’t see the service you need? Give us a call!

(661) 221-5511

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FRIENDLY, CONVENIENT & FLEXIBLE

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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