COVID-19 update: Our offices are open and continue to operate under enhanced safety protocols to protect our patients and team members. LEARN MORE.

Extended Hours
Experienced Dentists
Adult and Pediatric Services

Hours

Monday 9:00-6:00
Tuesday 9:00-6:00
Wednesday 9:00-6:00
Thursday 9:00-6:00
Friday 9:00-6:00
Saturday 8:00-3:00 (By Appt)

Service representatives standing by

  • 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

The Indio Gentle Dental office is conveniently located on Dr. Carreon Boulevard, across the road from Sloan’s.

We offer flexible office hours to fit your scheduling needs, including emergency visits. We accept most types of dental insurance and can help arrange no-interest payment plans for procedures not covered by insurance. Our Dedicated Dental Plan offers reduced rates for uninsured patients, including low-cost preventative and diagnostic care.

Our friendly, caring dental professionals offer personalized dentistry to patients of all ages, including infants and children. In addition to family dentistry, we offer endodontics, orthodontics, periodontics, and oral surgery. Ask our specialists about cosmetics services to learn how we can help you improve the appearance of your smile.

We pride ourselves on offering compassionate, gentle dental services in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Our highly trained dental staff provide open communication with patients before, during, and after treatments so you can make informed decisions about your oral health.

Stop in to see us at our wheelchair-accessible office on Dr. Carreon Boulevard. To set up an appointment or for further assistance, please call us at 760-552-8761. One of our friendly staff members will be happy to speak with you.

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!

4.9 /5
104 reviews
Google
5.0/5
Oct 15, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Indio
I really liked the services.. Very helpful generis assistance there.. I recommend gentle dental in indio to any body wanting work done on there smile they changed my life and i give there services a 5 star for there work..
Gentle Dental Indio replied on Oct 18, 2021:
Dear Lorena, Thank you for taking the time to post your kind words. At, Gentle Dental Indio, 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
Oct 15, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Indio
They have good service.
Gentle Dental Indio replied on Oct 18, 2021:
Thank you again for taking the time to let us know how we did. We hope you have a great day!
Gentle Dental Indio replied on Oct 23, 2020:
Hi Perez Isabel, thank you so much for your positive comments about Gentle Dental Indio!
Google
5.0/5
Oct 15, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Indio
Awesome hygienists and staff.
Gentle Dental Indio replied on Oct 18, 2021:
We appreciate your positive review about your recent experience with us!
Google
5.0/5
Oct 15, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Indio
Mrs. Martha is very good assistant.
Gentle Dental Indio replied on Oct 19, 2021:
Jesus, we're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit.
Google
5.0/5
Sep 1, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Indio
Gentle Dental was a pleasant experience, the whole staff from receptionist to the Doctors where all extremely knowledgeable and helpful. I had no appointment and was seen with no questions asked. I plan on coming back and getting the rest of my work done with this exceptional team! Highly recommend!
Gentle Dental Indio replied on Sep 2, 2021:
Dear Gustavo Arturo Castillo, Thank you for the kind feedback. At the Gentle Dental Indio, we are glad that the team has put you at ease and taken great care of you during your visit. Your review means a lot to us and we look forward to seeing you at your next visit.
Facebook
5.0/5
Aug 25, 2021
Facebook Gentle Dental Indio
Great Staff. They are very friendly and efficient. Dr Pham is very gentle, patient and seemed very informative. Good job everyone! Thank you.
Gentle Dental Indio replied on Aug 30, 2021:
Hi Pinkie, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
Google
5.0/5
Aug 25, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Indio
Everyone is always pleasant to interact with and they are always polite and respectful. They are considerate in putting our needs first to provide the best service possible.
Gentle Dental Indio replied on Aug 26, 2021:
Hi Lily, thank you so much for your positive comments about Gentle Dental Indio!
Google
4.0/5
Aug 25, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Indio
I recommend this location. They are very friendly and professional. Always make you feel comfortable.
Gentle Dental Indio replied on Aug 26, 2021:
Dear Nelly, Thank you for taking the time to post your kind words. At, Gentle Dental Indio, 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
Aug 25, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Indio
Great office.....back staff is awesome always get me in promptly and the whole visit runs smoothly......definetly recommend
Gentle Dental Indio replied on Aug 26, 2021:
We appreciate your positive review about your recent experience with us!
Google
5.0/5
Aug 23, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Indio
This past year, I have had extensive dental work completed by Dr Janku and her knowledgable, skilled staff. I have undergone everything from fillings, extractions, root canals, crowns, removal of impacted wisdom teeth and partial dentures. Dr Janku took the time to insure that it was painless and impeccably done. I reccommend Gental Dental for all your dental needs. Great office staff as well. Shout out to Martha and her expertise in fitting my partials as well. Thank you all. Well done!
Gentle Dental Indio replied on Aug 26, 2021:
Dear Sue, 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 Indio, 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
Aug 20, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Indio
They were very gentle and nice
Gentle Dental Indio replied on Aug 15, 2019:
We appreciate your positive review about your recent experience with us!
Google
5.0/5
Aug 17, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Indio
It was wonderful! Going to the dentist can be scary, but the staff was very professional, the initial appointment was easy to set up, and the assistants the best, very compassionate and competent!
Gentle Dental Indio replied on Aug 18, 2021:
Dear Becca, Thank you for taking the time to post your kind words. At, Gentle Dental Indio, 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
Jun 3, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Indio
The staff is always in a great mood and professional. Clean environment and quick. We always leave with a smile. Thank you guys, Keep being awesome!
Gentle Dental Indio replied on Jun 3, 2021:
Hi J, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
Google
5.0/5
Jun 2, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Indio
I highly recommend this office. The staff is excellent, curtious. Dr. Janku is wonderful. I am not a fan of the dentist, and not the best patient, but after just 3 visits, they are gentle and caring, and I will continue to go regularly. Thank you to the Dr. and staff for making a scaried cat a very comfortable patient.😃
Gentle Dental Indio replied on Jun 3, 2021:
Dear Diana, 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 Indio, 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
May 27, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Indio
I've been a patient for over 16 years here at Gental Dental in Indio, and honestly I wouldn't go anywhere else, really good service! The staff and drs are very friendly. Dr. Janku has done an amazing job with all my dental needs. Veronica, Erika and Cristina always welcome me with a smile, they're always calling before an appointment to remind me, they do such a great job! Highly recommend this dental office! Great and legitimate service. You will look forward to going to the dentist 😁
Google
5.0/5
May 23, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Indio
Gentle Dental has helped me twice when I had some dental emergencies. They are kind and proficient and I highly recommended them. I have never had a temporary crown stay on for more than a couple of days and Martha said “mine will stay on” and she was right.
Gentle Dental Indio replied on May 27, 2021:
Angela, we're happy you found our staff to be so supportive during your experience here at Gentle Dental Indio.
Facebook
5.0/5
May 20, 2021
Facebook Gentle Dental Indio
I had a broken tooth, they got me in right away and took care of the tooth. (No one els could) They were very professional, clean & friendly. Dr. Pham, & Dental assistant always made sure I was comfortable and not in pain. I drive from Morongo Valley to Indio & will continue to do so, as I have found my new Dentist. Thank you all for the care you have shown me and my teeth!
Facebook
5.0/5
May 7, 2021
Facebook Gentle Dental Indio
Experience & execution with excellent manners & great results. Make sure you visit their office.
Google
5.0/5
Apr 28, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Indio
Thank for the fast and great quality work at Gentle Dental! I had a root canal taken care of at this office and 1 day later I’m not in any pain or discomfort.
Gentle Dental Indio replied on Apr 29, 2021:
Dear Esther, Thank you for taking the time to post your kind words. At, Gentle Dental Indio, it means a lot to us to know you had a great experience and we look forward to seeing you on your next visit.
Facebook
5.0/5
Apr 27, 2021
Facebook Gentle Dental Indio
Staff is ALWAYS very friendly and accommodating. Especially Veronica who always takes great care of me!
Gentle Dental Indio replied on Apr 29, 2021:
Inez, we're happy you found our staff to be so supportive during your experience here at Gentle Dental Indio.

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.

DELTACARE PMI HMO
DELTA CA-PPO
METLIFE PPO
UHC-DBP HMO
DHS HMO
CA DENTAL NET HMO
CIGNA HMO
CIGNA PPO
HEALTHCOMP
ACCESS DENTAL HF/HMO
ANTHEM B/C CA HMO
LIBERTY DENTAL HMO

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

(760) 552-8761

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!

(760) 552-8761

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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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