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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 (By Appt)

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

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        To Know Us Is To Love Us

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        Ideally located at 1111 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Suite 210, Gentle Dental Desert Dental offers skilled, compassionate dental care for residents living in and near Palm Springs, California.

        Because we want our patients to feel more relaxed, our staff works hard to ensure a comforting, stress-free environment. Leveraging cutting-edge technology and today’s latest techniques, our dentists provide a full spectrum of expert services, including restorative procedures, preventive treatments, implants, root canal therapy, bridges, crowns, inlays, onlays, oral surgery, bone augmentation and pediatric dentistry.

        To help our patients enhance the appearance of their smiles, we also offer diverse cosmetic dental treatments. This includes modern whitening procedures and veneers that look just like real teeth. For patients with bad bites or misaligned teeth, we offer traditional metal braces. We also offer state-of-the-art Invisalign clear aligners that straighten teeth discreetly.

        To help patients schedule their dental appointments around school, work and important appointments, we have a flexible scheduling policy that includes weekends and holidays. We also offer emergency dental service so patients can get timely relief from unexpected issues that might occur outside typical business hours.

        To help ensure that every Palm Springs resident has access to skilled dental care, Gentle Dental accepts most dental insurance plans. For patients without any insurance, we offer a valuable Dedicated Dental Plan, which comes with big discounts for preventative care, diagnostic services and specified dental treatments.

        If you or someone in your family needs braces, Invisalign, cosmetic procedures or more extensive dental treatment, we can provide convenient financing options, which allow you to divide your costs into affordable monthly payments. Whether you need a cosmetic treatment or timely dental care, you can count on us for affordable treatment, whatever your dental issue, whatever your financial situation.

        Well placed on East Tahquitz Way between North Hermosa Street and North Avenida Avenue, Gentle Dental Desert Dental offers a convenient neighborhood location for you and your family. Call our office to schedule a professional examination, cleaning or gentle treatment and discover the smart choice for knowledgeable dental care in Avondale, Arizona.

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        Reviews

        SEE WHAT OUR PATIENTS HAVE TO SAY!

        4.9 /5
        454 reviews
        Google
        4.0/5
        Apr 2, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Desert Dental
        The doctor is great she is very professional all the staff at the Palm Springs location is fantastic. The corporate office leaves a lot to be desired I would write all the staff a perfect five the doctor and all the front staff at all the staff in the office there. The corporate billing system I would rate is zero
        Gentle Dental Desert Dental replied on Apr 9, 2021:
        Jock, thank you for your kind review; we are happy to pass along your comments to the team here at Gentle Dental Desert Dental!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Mar 20, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Desert Dental
        Started coming here about 2 years ago and I have always had the best experiences thanks to Jasmin! She is such an asset to this company! And also Esteban has been great with his customer service, explaining everything in detail! He is also a great asset to this company! I reccomend this dentist office.
        Gentle Dental Desert Dental replied on Apr 15, 2021:
        Dear Karina, 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 Desert Dental, 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
        Mar 18, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Desert Dental
        All the personal who work in the office are very nice and attentive, my dentist she is wonderful a really like her and feel very comfortable with her very knowledgeable.
        Gentle Dental Desert Dental replied on Mar 23, 2021:
        Dear Xenia, Thank you for taking the time to post your kind words. At, Gentle Dental Desert Dental, 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
        4.0/5
        Mar 16, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Desert Dental
        Janet was awesome to work with a was patient with me to have my partial custom fit.
        Gentle Dental Desert Dental replied on Mar 18, 2021:
        Joe, we're happy you found our staff to be so supportive during your experience here at Gentle Dental Desert Dental.
        Google
        5.0/5
        Feb 25, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Desert Dental
        Dr. Nardeen Malak DDS is so very kind and professional. So glad she is my dentist.
        Gentle Dental Desert Dental replied on Feb 26, 2021:
        Hi Becky, thank you so much for your positive comments about Gentle Dental Desert Dental!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Feb 9, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Desert Dental
        I read all of the negative reviews on Yelp and was nervous about going to Gentle Dental in Palm Springs, but I’m glad I went. I just needed some minor drilling around a filling. They wanted to take x-rays, but I talked them out of it without a problem. The Dentist smoothed out the jagged teeth and I was off! And the best part: no charge!!!! I will come back!
        Gentle Dental Desert Dental replied on May 4, 2021:
        Randy , we strive for 100% satisfaction, and it is great to see you had such a positive experience at Gentle Dental Desert Dental.
        Google
        5.0/5
        Feb 4, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Desert Dental
        I am extremely satisfied with the work and professionalism of Dr. Malek and her Assistant, Jasmine...their expertise and care are exceptional and I would highly recommend them and Gental Dental...Thank you
        Gentle Dental Desert Dental replied on Dec 7, 2020:
        Hi Bob Crebo, thank you so much for your positive comments about Gentle Dental Desert Dental!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Dec 16, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Desert Dental
        Safe check in... on time service... and friendly staff. 👍
        Gentle Dental Desert Dental replied on Jan 27, 2021:
        Russ, we're happy to hear you had such a positive experience with our team!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Dec 3, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Desert Dental
        Dr. Malak and Ruth are so congenial, thorough and friendly. Every visit is a pleasant experience. Thank you Gentle Dental!
        Gentle Dental Desert Dental replied on Dec 7, 2020:
        We appreciate your positive review about your recent experience with us!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Nov 18, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Desert Dental
        I’m always nervous going to the dentist, but had no choice a few weeks ago. I ended up needing a crown. I had the most amazing experience with the assistant- Edgar. He was super gentle and patient with me. He explained everything as we were going so it helped calm my nerves. First time ever I’ve been ok at the dentist. He’s also very easy on the eyes, but he’s taken ladies (I asked). My overall experience was very good. It’s a nice office (a little dated) and the staff was great. One not as positive comment. It’s actually difficult to get through to their office. Maybe understaffed? Not sure. I almost didn’t go to them because they had originally messed up my appointment time. In the end, I’m glad I went. I would recommend highly.
        Google
        5.0/5
        Nov 14, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Desert Dental
        Dr. Malak is an incredible and talented dentist and cares a great deal about her patients. I am so glad she joined Gentle Dental. Ruth, the dental hygienist has many years of experience and was very gentle. The entire staff are very knowledgeable and caring from the dental assistants, to billing and reception. Thanks for all your hard work.!!!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Nov 4, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Desert Dental
        Since moving here from NYC, my husband and I have been using Gentle Dental and now so is my 95 year-old mom who moved here from FL in 2017. From the front desk staff to the hygienists and technicians to the dentists, they've all been kind, considerate, caring, and actually "gentle"--this coming form someone who HATES going to the dentist!
        Gentle Dental Desert Dental replied on Nov 5, 2020:
        Dear Richard Haymes, Thank you for the delightful feedback. At the Gentle Dental Desert Dental, 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
        Nov 3, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Desert Dental
        I have been with Gentle Dental for over 2 years. I am so impressed with the staff because they are so friendly and informative. I just had my braces taken off today and Martha was wonderful. It took her 15 seconds, maybe less and painless! My orthodontist is super nice and great! Thank you to all the staff and especially Martha!!
        Gentle Dental Desert Dental replied on Nov 3, 2020:
        Linda Mellinger, we're happy to hear you had such a positive experience with our team!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Nov 2, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Desert Dental
        Getting X-rays was quick and easy. No complaints.
        Gentle Dental Desert Dental replied on Nov 5, 2020:
        Jason Hallock, we are so happy to read such a great review about Gentle Dental Desert Dental!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Oct 23, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Desert Dental
        Lisa the dental hygienist was absolutely fantastic. Gentle, thorough, took her time and helped to give me tips. She was also super friendly and kind. Thanks!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Oct 16, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Desert Dental
        I love this office! I saw Dr Malak today - LOVED her! - and, Lizette, the hygenist - loved her too! Today was my first visit with this group and I am impressed. They were on time, gentle but thorough in the exam, clear with the info they shared with me, and clear in the treatment they recommended - and, COVID safe (as much as one can be during a pandemic in a dental office). I have my follow up appointments scheduled, and am so happy to have found a fabulous dental office! Highly recommend Dr Malak, and Lizette. :))))
        Google
        5.0/5
        Oct 9, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Desert Dental
        Joel and dr malak an the whole staff couldn't have been anymore wonderful very professional 👏 and still make you feel at ease to help you get the work done great work recommend fully👍
        Google
        4.0/5
        Sep 25, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Desert Dental
        Amazing staff! Joelle and Dr. M. saved the day! This dynamic duo were so considerate, careful, efficient and genuinely concerned with their service and my overall well-being. In addition, Pablo, James and the two women working at the front desk/reception area were kind and helpful.
        Google
        5.0/5
        Feb 24, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Desert Dental
        Best dentist!!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Feb 7, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Desert Dental
        The staff are all friendly and relaxed, which made the visit comfortable. They were all professional and thorough. I would definitely recommend this office and staff.

        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
        MET SAFEGUARD HMO
        METLIFE PPO
        UHC-DBP HMO
        DHS HMO
        CA DENTAL NET HMO
        MDG-MDC GUARDIAN HMO
        CIGNA HMO
        CIGNA PPO
        ACCESS DENTAL HF/HMO
        ANTHEM B/C CA HMO
        LIBERTY DENTAL HMO
        UHC-PACIFICARE HMO

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

        (760) 552-8794

        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!

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        Gentle on Your Schedule

        We make your life easier with convenient hours including evenings and weekends.

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