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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

New Patients $50 Exam & X-Rays

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$100 Off

New Patients $100 Off

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Ortho Special

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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  • Eileen Zierhut

    Eileen Zierhut

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

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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
Oct 2, 2019
Google Gentle Dental North Fresno
I have had nothing but good service from doctors and staff, especially from dental hygenist, Ellen.
Gentle Dental North Fresno 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
Jul 29, 2019
Google Gentle Dental North Fresno
Dr Portales thank you for my new smile.
Facebook
5.0/5
Jun 12, 2019
Facebook Gentle Dental North Fresno
Great experience. Dentist was very gental and assistants as well. Everyone was very helpful. Good place to go.
Gentle Dental North Fresno replied on Jun 19, 2019:
Hi Ruth A. Schletewitz, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
Google
4.0/5
Mar 19, 2019
Google Gentle Dental North Fresno
Had surgery today to get my wisdom teeth removed, the doctors were great and treated me amazingly, were making sure I wasn’t in pain, they take a little long when doing simple things like a x-ray, last time I was their ( a month ago) they sat me in a chair for a hour and a half just to x-ray me which took 15 mins and said I couldn’t be worked on... not hard complaining just, they could do a little better, in the end I went home in a great mood becuase they made sure I was in no pain, thanks gental dental!
Gentle Dental North Fresno replied on Apr 25, 2019:
Joseph Roy, we're happy you found our staff to be so supportive during your experience here at Gentle Dental North Fresno.
Google
5.0/5
Feb 1, 2019
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!
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
Jan 17, 2019
Google Gentle Dental North Fresno
Not sure why the rating is 3.2... my experience here was excellent, from the front desk to Dr. Mallela and all the staff in between. They made me feel welcome, comfortable and the procedures went very well. They charged me exactly what they quoted me. I'm glad I found such a good dentist in the area.
Facebook
5.0/5
Nov 2, 2018
Facebook Gentle Dental North Fresno
Profesional, knowledgeable, friendly, affordable and compassionate❤️
Google
5.0/5
Apr 2, 2018
Google Gentle Dental North Fresno
I've used them for years! They are helpful, caring, and give an excellent experience to what is often a difficult visit.
Gentle Dental North Fresno replied on Apr 3, 2018:
Hi Shelly Zickefoose, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
Google
5.0/5
Jan 2, 2018
Google Gentle Dental North Fresno
I have been going to this dentist office for many years. Doctor Mallela is wonderful, he is very caring and thoughtful and always takes his time to make sure everything is done right. My hygienist- Ellen is such a joy to talk with. She does her best to make it a comfortable visit and she is easy to talk to about concerns. They have two of the best dental assistants I have ever met, they are both very knowledgeable and I have been super impressed with them. All in all, the staff is wonderful and they always seem to be organized. It may take a little while sometimes but I know it is because the doctor is so focused on doing the best he can for each patient.
Gentle Dental North Fresno replied on Jan 17, 2018:

Micki 89, we strive for 100% satisfaction, and it is great to see you had such a positive experience at Gentle Dental North Fresno.
Facebook
4.0/5
Apr 5, 2017
Facebook Gentle Dental North Fresno
The staff and Dr. here are wonderful! The woman that cleaned my teeth had such a wonderful touch! I felt like my teeth were really cleaned well and I was never hurt and I was treated gently and perfectly. Dr. Tang is fantastic! I highly recommend her for anyone. She had a treatment plan for me that just works so well. She listen to me she gave me options I didn't feel pressured and on and on.
Google
5.0/5
Jan 11, 2017
Google Gentle Dental North Fresno
Your staff made my visit a very pleasant one, a special thank you to Patricia. Thank you!
Google
5.0/5
Dec 27, 2015
Google Gentle Dental North Fresno
They are awesome especially the office stuff. They are helpful and always care about timing and appointments made. Great stuff and doctors. I wish I can find like them in my new place to get best service for my teeth.
Google
5.0/5
Aug 25, 2014
Google Gentle Dental North Fresno
The staff and dentist have done a great job taking care of my sons teeth. They explained several options on deciding which insurance that would work best for his situation. I highly recommend Affinity Dental to anyone looking for quality and professionalism.
Google
5.0/5
Apr 18, 2014
Google Gentle Dental North Fresno
I really love this dental office! Everyone is incredibly friendly and went out of their way to take care of my questions. They provided excellent service to me and my children. Thank you for being so wonderful. I have found my new dentist!
Google
5.0/5
Feb 20, 2014
Google Gentle Dental North Fresno
Marla and Doc were great! They were effective and kept me calm. Marla is very pleasant and I actually felt understood. Thanks for the great service.
Google
5.0/5
Feb 6, 2014
Google Gentle Dental North Fresno
Affinity Dental is the best dentist office to go to. Peggy and Sandra are the two best receptionist I have ever met! They both greeted me and asked about how I was doing. I always feel welcomed by those two. Thank you Affinity Dental!
Google
5.0/5
Jan 30, 2014
Google Gentle Dental North Fresno
We haven't been to the dentist in a long time, so we were a bit nervous! Our experience was great, though. Everyone was really nice, from the ladies at the front, to the dentist! I'm glad we chose this provider to fulfill the rest of our dental needs.
Google
5.0/5
Jan 24, 2014
Google Gentle Dental North Fresno
You have a great staff. The Sandra's and Peggy are so nice, sweet and make you feel at ease as if you where part of the family.
Google
5.0/5
Jan 17, 2014
Google Gentle Dental North Fresno
today was my 5 year old sons second time at the dentist. The DA Jamie was amazing, very patient and understanding that my son was a little afraid. Thank you.
Google
4.0/5
Jan 8, 2014
Google Gentle Dental North Fresno
I have no problem with their facility what so ever. Everyone is friendly, just like an old friend. They do a great job.

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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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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