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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

LEARN ABOUT US

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.

Meet The Team

WHO WE ARE

  • Dennis Pham

    Dennis Pham

    D.D.S., Orthodontist

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  • Fadi Bitar

    Fadi Bitar

    D.D.S., General Dentist

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  • Paul Anderson

    Paul Anderson

    D.D.S., M.D. Oral Surgery

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  • Peter Abude

    Peter Abude

    D.D.S. General Dentist

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  • Stephen Kallaos

    Stephen Kallaos

    D.D.S. Periodontics

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  • Steven Hayes

    Steven Hayes

    D.D.S., General Dentist

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Reviews

SEE WHAT OUR PATIENTS HAVE TO SAY!

4.9 /5
454 reviews
Facebook
5.0/5
Nov 5, 2019
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Lysette and Dr. Hayes are both very professional, courteous, and good at their jobs. They took the time to explain everything as they were doing it and were kind and showed compassion. HOWEVER Edgar, the technician that to me in for my x-rays was rude, unfriendly and definitely not gentle. He was rather harsh with my mouth attempting to get the separator so far back in my mouth it scratched the roof of my mouth. When I let him know it hurt, he very abruptly all he did was shove his fingers in my mouth without so much as a warning to see where my teeth were. He barely spoke to me, didn’t explain anything as he was doing it and then when he sat me down in the chair for the next part of the appointment, he turned to the other staff members and said “Who’s taking this one?” Edgar is the opposite of gentle dental, if you go make sure you don’t get him!!
Google
5.0/5
Nov 3, 2019
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I have had nothing but positive experiences with Gentle Dental. Everyone of the staff members are courteous, helpful and informative. They answer all my questions patiently and thoroughly. I see my dental hygienist, dentist, orthodontist, periodontist there in one office. How wonderful!!
Facebook
5.0/5
Oct 30, 2019
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Lisette is a great hygienist
Google
5.0/5
Oct 28, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Desert Dental
My orthodontist is always informative about my progress, and is sort gentle everytime i get an adjustment. Im so happy with my results so far.
Google
5.0/5
Oct 26, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Desert Dental
Dr Batheja was great !!!
Google
5.0/5
Oct 11, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Desert Dental
I first saw Dr Abude a couple of years ago on an emergency basis on New Year's weekend. He took care of me, even though I was not a patient. Well, I transferred my care to him, and am very satisfied. My teeth have never felt better! Skilled, professional, no unnecessary work done, and friendly. Staff are nice and competent. I have recommended him to family and friends.
Gentle Dental Desert Dental replied on Oct 21, 2019:
Dear Teresita Calderon, 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.
Facebook
5.0/5
Oct 8, 2019
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Best dentist ever ! Amazing service. Always give the best customer service walking in always feel welcomed every time by Pedro and Martha never a bad experience with this place :) and yes they are quick and will leave you satisfied with their fast amazing work !
Gentle Dental Desert Dental replied on Oct 9, 2019:
Dear Marisela Alvarado, 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
Oct 8, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Desert Dental
Gentle Dental Palm Springs staff are amazing, just to name a few James, Errika and Dr Hayes they explained step by step procedures that would take place. Thank you Palm Springs
Gentle Dental Desert Dental replied on Oct 16, 2019:
Dear Norma Rhodes, 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
Oct 8, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Desert Dental
James was amazing. They explained all my benefits and my cost. The office was busy but my wait time was not long at all. Staff was nice and I didn't feel like they were in a rush even tho I came in when they had a busy day. Very efficient..
Gentle Dental Desert Dental replied on Oct 16, 2019:
Dear Laura Givens, 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.
Facebook
5.0/5
Oct 2, 2019
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The staff was great and my Dental hygienist is awesome
Gentle Dental Desert Dental replied on Oct 3, 2019:
Dennis Conner, 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
Sep 17, 2019
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I always been afraid going to the Dentist. I have even had dreams of dying on a dentest chair. I had my teeth cleaned by Ruth. Ruth was very careing , gental, and made you fell comfortable being on the chair. Thank you Ruth......Richard Rosas
Google
5.0/5
Aug 23, 2019
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Love this place! Super nice at the front desk. Dr. Peter was so helpful and made me not so nervous about getting my wisdom teeth pulled, getting braces and fillings done. Would recommend to other people!
Gentle Dental Desert Dental replied on Aug 27, 2019:
Ryan Foglesong, we're happy you found our staff to be so supportive during your experience here at Gentle Dental Desert Dental.
Google
5.0/5
Jul 25, 2019
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I always have the best experience when I have an appointment, Dr. Peter does great work and all the assistants are very helpful and nice. Highly suggest this office to anyone and everyone! Thank you Gentle Dental 🦷
Google
5.0/5
Jul 11, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Desert Dental
Gentle Dental is honestly one of the best ONE STOP SHOPS! Dental, orthodontics, and an oral surgeon. I have had many teeth issues in the past, and have BEEN TO MANY, MANY dental offices from Laguna Niguel, to Venice, Yucca Valley and now Palm Desert. I have also walked out of many since I felt the staff at these other places had zero empathy. I can be 100% honest when I say Gentle Dental is the best. IMPECCABLE customer service, Ruth the dental hygienist is so sweet , gentle, kind, and you can tell she truly cares about her patients. Also Dr. Steven is a doll!! I just adore him. He was kind and gentle and didn't judge me for the fact that I got dealt a bad hand when it comes to my teeth. I've had dentists yell at me in the past, he was nothing but caring and nice. I have nothing bad to say about this place I am SO HAPPY my insurance found them for me. I highly, highly recommend them to everyone!!!
Gentle Dental Desert Dental replied on Jul 12, 2019:
Dear Ashton, 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
Jun 9, 2019
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I absolutely love this dental office. If you want a great dental experience I highly recommend Gentle Dental.
Gentle Dental Desert Dental replied on Jun 26, 2019:
Hi Jackie Reilly, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
Google
5.0/5
Apr 19, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Desert Dental
I have been going for the deep cleanings. It’s expensive, even with my dental insurance. However, my hygienist is the best I have ever gone to, and she really cares about reversing the gum problems I have and is working closely with me. We are already seeing progress after three months. For other dental issues, I go to Tijuana or Algodones, Mexico. Much cheaper and better than the US (a third of the price) unless you’re wealthy and can afford the very best. But for cleaning, I think it’s better to bite the bullet and have it done in the US. It’s much better here. This place tries to up sell you with expensive orthodontia but you can say no like I did. It doesn’t matter at my age!
Gentle Dental Desert Dental replied on Apr 30, 2019:
Dear Delphine Lucas, 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.
Facebook
5.0/5
Apr 18, 2019
Facebook Gentle Dental Desert Dental
Very busy place...people seem nice but seems to be running late with everybody. It was my first time there and had to wait almost 45 minutes before I was seen...despite arriving 15 minutes early
Gentle Dental Desert Dental replied on Apr 23, 2019:
Hello Michael B Molinyawe, we appreciate you taking the time to leave us this feedback.
Google
5.0/5
Mar 12, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Desert Dental
Had a great experience with my orthodontist here, Dr. Dennis Pham and the staff. Just had my braces removed and I Love the way my teeth look. Highly recommend.
Gentle Dental Desert Dental replied on May 10, 2019:
Brittney Fernandez, thank you for your kind review; we are happy to pass along your comments to the team here at Gentle Dental Desert Dental!
Facebook
5.0/5
Feb 8, 2019
Facebook Gentle Dental Desert Dental
Dr Peter is straight up kinda guy no BS
Facebook
5.0/5
Oct 5, 2018
Facebook Gentle Dental Desert Dental
NOTHING. These people do NOT care about their patients. 2 Hours to get a cleaning? Not just this time, but 6 months ago the SAME experience.

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
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.

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Gentle on Your Schedule

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

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