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Experienced Dentists
Adult and Pediatric Services

Hours

Monday 8:00-5:00
Tuesday 8:00-5:00
Wednesday 9:00-6:00
Thursday 9:00-6:00
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

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    $100 Off Non-Covered Services

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        To Know Us Is To Love Us

        LEARN ABOUT US

        The Stockdale Gentle Dental is conveniently located at the northwest corner of Coffee Road and Stockdale Highway. Our office is north of Wells Fargo Bank, at the east end of the parking lot.

        Our late evening hours on Wednesday and Thursday, and our availability on Saturday, make it easy for you to schedule your dental appointment around your busy life. We strive to bring all our patients the best and most affordable dentistry. We accept the majority of dental insurance plans, and we offer reduced prices for those without insurance through a Dedicated Dental Plan, which lowers the cost of nearly all procedures by 20 percent or more. We also accept payment plans so you can pay for your procedure in installments.

        Our office is a multi-specialty facility, specializing in orthodontics, root canals, crowns, bridges, teeth implants, and dentures. We also offer general family dentistry services, such cleanings, fillings, and more. Our staff of hygienists, dentists, and oral surgeons is compassionate and communicative, and our stress-free environment will ensure the most relaxing dentistry experience for you or your child.

        Let our compassionate front-office team help you make your appointment or schedule your consultation today by calling 661-214-3730. Our facility offers wheelchair access and serves the needs of all patients. We proudly offer Spanish translation for those who require it.

        Meet The Team

        WHO WE ARE

        • Ali Pootrakul

          Ali Pootrakul

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

        Reviews

        SEE WHAT OUR PATIENTS HAVE TO SAY!

        4.8 /5
        140 reviews
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        5.0/5
        Feb 5, 2020
        Facebook Gentle Dental Stockdale
        The whole staff was wonderful. They made me feel so comfortable. With having 2 Extractions. Love the Dentist.
        Google
        5.0/5
        Dec 12, 2019
        Google Gentle Dental Stockdale
        I was very pleased from the beginning. The staff so kind helpful & so respectful & understanding. The Dentist oh my goodness the best. Very informative kind & understanding, he just wants the best for his patients..... I thank God for directing me here....This place deserves a great big trophy for all the goodness that they do for the patients...THE BEST DENTIST IN BAKERSFIELD!!!!!
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        5.0/5
        Nov 27, 2019
        Google Gentle Dental Stockdale
        They're #1 in my book.
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        5.0/5
        Nov 27, 2019
        Google Gentle Dental Stockdale
        Doctor Ha and Frank were exceptional and very accommodating while I explained my money pit of a mouth and all of my dental woes, and the girls are reception were very kind and helpful. Would definitely recommend!
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        5.0/5
        Nov 19, 2019
        Google Gentle Dental Stockdale
        The most friendly staff ever!! Dr Ha and his team are great, Lisa is very kind and warm. The Hygienist Gill is very knowledgeable and takes his time cleaning! I love it!! Thank you guys!!
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        5.0/5
        Nov 19, 2019
        Google Gentle Dental Stockdale
        I took my son today for his 6 month check up. The receptionists was really nice she received us with a smile. We felt welcome . She even help out my son be brave and not feel scared. Thanks for that. The dentists did a good job with my son clean up. For sure will be back again in 6 months.
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        5.0/5
        Nov 8, 2019
        Google Gentle Dental Stockdale
        I like this office. Everyone is very nice. I really like Dr. Ha. He is very nice, kind and thorough.
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        5.0/5
        Jul 30, 2019
        Google Gentle Dental Stockdale
        They are a nice group of people in this office. In referring my family and friends to this office. Dr seem concern about my oral health.
        Facebook
        5.0/5
        Apr 15, 2019
        Facebook Gentle Dental Stockdale
        The staff was so nice!!! they made my daughter feel comfortable she wasn't scared at all. We loved it i will be going here from now on.
        Gentle Dental Stockdale replied on Apr 16, 2019:
        Adriana Hernandez, it's experiences like yours that really keep us motivated!
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        5.0/5
        Oct 16, 2018
        Facebook Gentle Dental Stockdale
        The people working at Gentle Dental are friendly, polite and know their business.
        Gentle Dental Stockdale replied on Oct 18, 2018:
        Hi Shaheen Talesh, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
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        5.0/5
        Sep 4, 2018
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        5.0/5
        May 19, 2018
        Google Gentle Dental Stockdale
        I WANT TO THANK DR HA AND HIS WONDERFUL STAFF ..THEY ARE AMAZING!! THEY MAKE ME FEEL LIKE FAMILY AND THANK YOU SO MUCH DR HA FOR YOUR AWESOME WORK..MY SMILE WOULDN'T BE A SMILE WITH OUT YOU..THANKYOU STOCKDALE OFFICE👍👍YOU GUYS ARE AWESOME!
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        5.0/5
        May 9, 2018
        Google Gentle Dental Stockdale
        Dr. Ha and his assistant were awesome attending my 8 year old. They made her feel comfortable and they were very patient with her when she cried. Definitely will continue on coming to this office.
        Gentle Dental Stockdale replied on May 14, 2018:
        Maria M, we're happy you found our staff to be so supportive during your experience here at Gentle Dental Stockdale.
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        5.0/5
        Mar 1, 2018
        Google Gentle Dental Stockdale
        Very fast, very professional, very comfortable and very pleasant experience! Extremely happy with quality of care
        Gentle Dental Stockdale replied on Mar 5, 2018:
        Justin Milford, we strive for 100% satisfaction, and it is great to see you had such a positive experience at Gentle Dental Stockdale.
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        5.0/5
        Feb 2, 2018
        Facebook Gentle Dental Stockdale
        I had a broken tooth an I was referred by by insurance. The staff was amazing they took care of me knowing I was in pain the made sure I was taken care of quickly. They did a temporary fix and scheduled me in the fallowing day to remove the damaged tooth. They made me feel happy I was there and joked around made it go by fast an completely painless. Best experience I’ve ever had at any dental office. Thanks to the staff and Dr. Ha for everything. I’ll be back soon for regular checkups and work.
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        5.0/5
        Jan 24, 2018
        Google Gentle Dental Stockdale
        I am a chicken when it comes to dental work and due to various issues with my mouth, it can take longer to do simple procedures. The staff in this office is Amazing! Very kind and patient, even with a difficult client like me.
        Gentle Dental Stockdale replied on Jan 26, 2018:
        Amy Sanders Carrillo, thank you for sharing your positive experience!
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        5.0/5
        Jun 11, 2017
        Facebook Gentle Dental Stockdale
        There are all a gift From God and i am so thankfull
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        5.0/5
        Jan 27, 2017
        Facebook Gentle Dental Stockdale
        My experience after 4 visits very friendly really nice Doctors highly recommend Stockdale Hwy location.
        Google
        5.0/5
        Jan 27, 2016
        Google Gentle Dental Stockdale
        The entire staff made me feel as though I was the #1 client. Such great care, dedication and focus on being sure I was comfortable was such a priority. Then, when it came time for the dentist to drill out and prep my molar for a cap he made me feel very relaxed with his smile, genuine and friendly greeting and the incredible skill he showed in making it as quick and comfortable for me as possible. His sense of humor was refreshing too. The dental assistant working with him seemed to be like his own hands. The two were so well orchestrated in making, what I always used to fear - the dentist, the experience feel as it should, like one of healing. Thank-you to a fantastic team at the Town & Country Dedicated Dental office here in Bakersfield.
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        5.0/5
        Feb 21, 2015
        Google Gentle Dental Stockdale
        On Feb 19, 2015 you gave us this review: 5.0 /5 I was very apprehensive going into this dentists office as I have had bad experiences in other offices, and yes I am one of those chickens that do not like going to the dentist, but to my delight I experienced a pleasant appointment. From the front office staff, XRAY tech, dental assistant and Dentist I felt completely at ease. Dr. Ha was great at explaining details, and very gentle. I have work on my teeth coming up and I am not one bit apprehensive (well maybe a little apprehensive) I know I am in good hands and feel comfortable. KUDOS to this office!!!! Please take a moment to review us on one of these popular sites: Yelp Google+ Local

        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.

        DELTA CA-PPO
        DELTACARE PMI HMO
        CIGNA PPO
        METLIFE PPO
        UHC-DBP HMO
        AETNA PPO
        AETNA DMO
        CIGNA HMO
        LIBERTY DENTAL HMO
        MET SAFEGUARD HMO
        HEALTHCOMP
        PREMIER ACCESS PPO

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

        (661) 214-3730

        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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        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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