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Adult and Pediatric Services

Hours

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

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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

Conveniently located at 5690 N. Fresno St., Suite 101, Gentle Dental Fresno provides expert dental care in a comfortable, pressure-free environment.

Experienced and highly trained to deliver the latest in dental care, our staff provides a wide spectrum of services, including preventive and restorative dentistry, teeth whitening, dentures, partials,  inlays, onlays, veneers, implants, crowns, bridges, bone augmentation, orthodontics and oral surgery. Since we know dental issues don’t just happen during business hours, we also offer emergency dental services, along with gentle compassionate pediatric dentistry that puts your child’s comfort and well-being above all else.

Committed to helping our patients maximize affordable, our office accepts most major insurances plans. Our professional staff can also help you get the most from your benefits and explain any deductibles and copays you may owe. For patients without insurance, we offer flexible financing, along with discounts through our Dedicated Dental Plan.

For caring, compassionate care, Gentle Dental Fresno is the only name you need to know. Call to schedule a cleaning, consultation or professional treatment with our dedicated staff of conscientious professionals, and enjoy expert dental care in Fresno, California.

Meet The Team

WHO WE ARE

  • Ali Pootrakul

    Ali Pootrakul

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

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  • Varun Mallela

    Varun Mallela

    D.D.S. General Dentist

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Reviews

SEE WHAT OUR PATIENTS HAVE TO SAY!

4.9 /5
588 reviews
Google
5.0/5
Sep 1, 2020
Google Gentle Dental North Fresno
Great Staff! Always recommending the best way to keep your perfect smile. I recommend them to all my family everytime they mention the need a dental check up.
Gentle Dental North Fresno replied on Sep 1, 2020:
Antonio Gonzales, we strive for 100% satisfaction, and it is great to see you had such a positive experience at Gentle Dental North Fresno.
Google
5.0/5
Aug 28, 2020
Google Gentle Dental North Fresno
I was utterly pleased at the service at this facility! Friendly and straightforward, no complaints about it whatsoever!
Gentle Dental North Fresno replied on Sep 1, 2020:
We appreciate your positive review about your recent experience with us!
Google
5.0/5
Aug 28, 2020
Google Gentle Dental North Fresno
The welcoming environment was more than appreciated. I definitely recommend this dental office.
Facebook
5.0/5
Aug 27, 2020
Facebook Gentle Dental North Fresno
Very nice clean place with helpful staff
Google
5.0/5
Aug 27, 2020
Google Gentle Dental North Fresno
All the ladies you encounter at this office are very sweet and helpful! The dentist himself performs his work with care and gentleness. The environment really puts the anxiety of going to the dentist at ease.(:
Google
5.0/5
Jun 20, 2020
Google Gentle Dental North Fresno
I went here. Very nice. I would recommend this place. I feel very comfortable with gentle dental
Google
5.0/5
Mar 2, 2020
Google Gentle Dental North Fresno
Very nice staff. Great dr
Google
5.0/5
Feb 24, 2020
Google Gentle Dental North Fresno
Dr Mallela is informative of my dental health. Listens to my concerns and takes time to do good work. The reason I am still at Gentle Dental.
Google
5.0/5
Feb 23, 2020
Google Gentle Dental North Fresno
I know... searching for a new dental office is a pain and can be hit n' miss, but I found a home at Gentle Dental. The office staff is attentive and friendly, and the professional staff is awesome! Ellen Nelson is a very skilled, caring and thorough hygienist, and Dr. Mallela is a great dentist with a very calming and friendly demeanor. Highly recommended! ********* 2nd time posting a review for the wonderful staff at Gentle Dental. Ellen, my hygienist, always keeps my gums in great shape, but this time I needed some major dental work to keep me smiling. Dr. Mallela and his assistant Paty were just fantastic! Friendly, patient and very professional, they answered all my questions and concerns and performed the work flawlessly. I was quite at ease in the chair and completely trusted Dr. Mallela's highly experienced technique and skills. Paty worked in perfect tandem with Dr. Mallela and the entire process was as smooth as can be. Afterwards Corrine helped to clean me up and get me on my way smiling, and walking out the door I realized how thrilled I am to have found such great people to trust in and to take care of me.  Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
Gentle Dental North Fresno replied on Feb 4, 2019:
Dear Matt Kubiak, Thank you for taking the time to post your kind words about our staff. We are excited to share this with the team. At, Gentle Dental North Fresno, 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
Feb 13, 2020
Google Gentle Dental North Fresno
I’ve enjoyed being a patient of Gentle Dental for the last several years. Dr. Malella does not leave the office until he’s called each and every patient for that day, to make sure all is okay. That’s unheard of. Office staff is amazing. Erika, the Office Manager is very friendly, and always greets you with a smile. She’s very knowledgeable with the insurance coverages, and makes sure her clients are taken care of. Ellen is the best Hygienist is town. She’s very thorough, and pays attention to detail. I’d highly recommend Gentle Dental to anyone looking for a great dental office!
Google
5.0/5
Feb 13, 2020
Google Gentle Dental North Fresno
Always good work my Dr Mallela and the staff. Thanks
Google
5.0/5
Feb 12, 2020
Google Gentle Dental North Fresno
Everyone is extremely nice and welcoming! They really make sure the you don’t feel nervous or anxious when you’re there!
Google
5.0/5
Feb 7, 2020
Google Gentle Dental North Fresno
Very friendly and the dentist is very caring. Staff are polite.
Google
5.0/5
Jan 30, 2020
Google Gentle Dental North Fresno
5 star very nice and felt very comfortable. Liked the dentist very much. And girls were very sweet.
Google
5.0/5
Jan 30, 2020
Google Gentle Dental North Fresno
Friendly, prompt service. I’ve been coming to Gentle Dental for many years, and have always had great results.
Google
5.0/5
Jan 29, 2020
Google Gentle Dental North Fresno
All of the staff are very nice and professional. The Doctors explain everything in detail and assist you in important decisions. This is a great place for those who a hesitant to go to the dentist and those who enjoy it.
Google
4.0/5
Jan 25, 2020
Google Gentle Dental North Fresno
Overall had a good visit. The Staff were all nice & welcoming. Dr explained x-rays & treatment plan thoroughly. I have never had a dentist suggest that I need invisiline or braces. I’ve always been told that I have straight teeth for never having braces before. I brush my teeth at least 3x a day because I don’t like feeling sugars or food on my teeth & I have never been told I needed a “deep” clean. When office manager was going over my bill she said I didn’t qualify for a regular clean because Dr said I needed a deep clean. So I had to pay out of pocket a couple hundred dollars for the “deep” clean. I had a cleaning 6 months prior before I moved to California. The deep clean did feel good but if I’m ever suggested it again i will decline as I did not see that it was really any different than a regular cleaning.
Google
5.0/5
Jan 23, 2020
Google Gentle Dental North Fresno
The staff are courteous and friendly. The front desk work with your schedule and smile. The dentist and hygenist and assistants are smart and humble. Its great i can bring my whole family here.😊
Google
5.0/5
Jan 22, 2020
Google Gentle Dental North Fresno
The service was great! The staff is very professional! doctor varun is amazing he will listen to you properly and gonna tell you the best way to do with you teeths ! Love this place !
Google
5.0/5
Jan 21, 2020
Google Gentle Dental North Fresno
I love Ellen, my dental hygienist!

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
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • 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
  • Prosthodontists

Pediatric Dentistry

Our pediatric services include a variety of treatments and specialties for patients looking to enhance their smiles.
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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.

DELTACARE PMI HMO
UHC-DBP HMO
METLIFE PPO
CIGNA HMO
LIBERTY DENTAL HMO
DELTA CA-PPO
MET SAFEGUARD HMO
HEALTHCOMP
ACCESS DENTAL HF/HMO
ANTHEM B/C CA HMO
AETNA DMO
CIGNA PPO
GUARDIAN PPO

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

(559) 825-5597

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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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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