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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)

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  • Monday – Thursday: 7:15am – 8pm PST
  • Friday: 7:15am – 6pm PST
  • Saturday: 7:30am – 4pm PST

Schedule an Appointment

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

Includes new patient exam and full mouth 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

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

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  • Dennis Pham

    Dennis Pham

    D.D.S., Orthodontist

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  • Haris Lakisic

    Haris Lakisic

    DMD, Endodontics

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  • Kristina Pham

    Kristina Pham

    D.D.S. General Dentist

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  • Stephen Kallaos

    Stephen Kallaos

    D.D.S. Periodontics

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  • Yvetta Janku

    Yvetta Janku

    D.D.S. General Dentistry

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Reviews

SEE WHAT OUR PATIENTS HAVE TO SAY!

4.9 /5
104 reviews
Google
4.0/5
Jan 13, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Indio
Good service with professional and funny staff 👍
Google
5.0/5
Dec 16, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Indio
GreaT cUstomer service. The staff is awesOme!
Gentle Dental Indio replied on Jan 6, 2021:
Hi A. Gabii Gutierrez, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
Google
5.0/5
Dec 15, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Indio
Very pleased with my experience at Gentle Dental
Gentle Dental Indio replied on Jan 6, 2021:
Arias Munoz, we're happy to hear you had such a positive experience with our team!
Google
5.0/5
Dec 3, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Indio
I was referred to Gentle Dental by my dentist for a tooth extraction. From the friendly front desk, skilled technicians and oral surgeon, all put me at ease. It was a calm & "gentle dental" experience! I'm doing well and appreciate their care and kindness. Thank you!
Gentle Dental Indio replied on Dec 3, 2020:
Mary-louise Sonntag, thank you for your kind review; we are happy to pass along your comments to the team here at Gentle Dental Indio!
Google
5.0/5
Nov 11, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Indio
No complaints!! Everyone in this office is friendly,caring and professional. Highly recommend!
Google
5.0/5
Nov 10, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Indio
Friendly place and friendly people. I’ve been bringing my children here since they were 5 years old and they are now teenagers. They love how clean their teeth feel after each visit. They have come to know the staff well and always feel safe comfortable here. Thank you Gentle Dental
Google
5.0/5
Nov 9, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Indio
Martha was an absolute pleasure! She is always so eager to explain what my urgent needs and future needs will be. I leave with a peace of mind!
Gentle Dental Indio replied on Nov 11, 2020:
Joseluis Rodriguez, thank you for your kind review; we are happy to pass along your comments to the team here at Gentle Dental Indio!
Google
5.0/5
Nov 6, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Indio
My experience at gentle dental was great. Also would like to give a huge thank you to Martha Villalobos for her service.
Gentle Dental Indio replied on Nov 11, 2020:
Dear Matthew Mijarez, 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.
Facebook
5.0/5
Nov 6, 2020
Facebook Gentle Dental Indio
Just moved to Indio and got Gentle Dental as a recommendation and can’t say enough about this great dental clinic. Everyone is courteous and helpful and most importantly PAINLESS NEEDLES!!! Dentists that really care about their patients will take longer to inject novocaine so the patient feels almost nothing. And let’s be honest. Choosing a good dentist is all about avoiding pain! I give Gentle Dental 5 Stars!
Gentle Dental Indio replied on Nov 11, 2020:
Dear Rick Ryan, Thank you for the delightful 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.
Google
5.0/5
Oct 28, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Indio
Good people! Very sociable and they make you feel at home. :) would definitely recommend this spot to anyone new in the area. I’m from Los Angeles and was looking for a good place in the valley. Dental assistant Veronica was super nice!!! Loved her!
Gentle Dental Indio replied on Oct 29, 2020:
Party_in_my_tank 1, we strive for 100% satisfaction, and it is great to see you had such a positive experience at Gentle Dental Indio.
Google
5.0/5
Oct 27, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Indio
I like the way they handle the patients, they are very gentle and they explain they’re treatment very well. Highly recommend to future patients.
Facebook
5.0/5
Oct 27, 2020
Facebook Gentle Dental Indio
Every one was very professional and friendly. The office is very clean. Had a great experience. I will diffidently come back.
Gentle Dental Indio replied on Nov 12, 2020:
Dear Jeannie Mack, 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 26, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Indio
This review is long overdue.... this place is amazing 👏 😁 I'm so happy that I came... thank God that this place exists... bless the hearts 💕 of the wonderful staff !!!!!
Gentle Dental Indio replied on Nov 12, 2020:
C. Pnlz, we strive for 100% satisfaction, and it is great to see you had such a positive experience at Gentle Dental Indio.
Google
5.0/5
Oct 21, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Indio
They have good service.
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 21, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Indio
By far the best cleaning I ever had. Thank you so much for such a great service.
Gentle Dental Indio replied on Oct 23, 2020:
Hi Cindy Contreras, thank you so much for your positive comments about Gentle Dental Indio!
Facebook
5.0/5
Oct 15, 2020
Facebook Gentle Dental Indio
So I was to have tooth 32 and 17 extracted. When I got there I was told my insurance had only approved 32, The assistant told me I'd have to try and call my insurance and gave me a number on the approval latter to dial, I was on hold when she came back in and said have you gotten ahold of them yet, I said no, she said they were ready. I said well then let's pull 32. So I went through the procedure, got a date of November 3 for tooth 17 (with approval pending I guess), got my scripts, and went to CVS to fill them there I called the insurance, I was told that Gentle Dental should have done a consult and called them to get approval as the oral surgeon had not seen me before this appointment. That 17 WAS approved pending the consult. So now I have to come back in and PAY again for the nitrous or to be knocked out to remove 17. I find this annoying, I am wondering why it seems that one thing gets done and then another appointment is made to do something that could have been handled in the same appointment, is this so more funds need to be paid?
Google
5.0/5
Oct 13, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Indio
My 11 yr son had a very good experience. They took very good care of us.
Gentle Dental Indio replied on Oct 23, 2020:
Angel Barreras, your satisfaction is our top priority.
Google
5.0/5
Oct 12, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Indio
Excelente servicio
Gentle Dental Indio replied on Oct 23, 2020:
Hi Rosario Rendón, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
Google
5.0/5
Oct 9, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Indio
Grate services
Gentle Dental Indio replied on Oct 23, 2020:
We appreciate your positive review about your recent experience with us!
Google
5.0/5
Oct 6, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Indio
They do amazing work!! 👌🏼And very professional staff 👏🏼
Gentle Dental Indio replied on Oct 23, 2020:
Hi Ignacio Cazares, thank you so much for your positive comments about 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

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.

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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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