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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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Please contact our office by phone or complete the appointment request form below. Our scheduling coordinator will connect with you to confirm the appointment.



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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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  • Nardeen Malak

    Nardeen Malak

    D.M.D., General Dentist

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  • Paul Anderson

    Paul Anderson

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

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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
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!
Facebook
5.0/5
Oct 27, 2020
Facebook Gentle Dental Desert Dental
Both my Dentist and my Hygienist are very thorough, skilled and professional. The staff is polite and reliable.
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!
Facebook
5.0/5
Oct 22, 2020
Facebook Gentle Dental Desert Dental
My three year old son goes to Gentel dental for his Check- ups. The ladies in the front are very nice and helpful. And the doctor assistant that assisted my child was amazing. He helped my son feel comfortable and safe to be checked. As we left my son said “mommy I loved it”. Highly recommend it.
Gentle Dental Desert Dental replied on Oct 22, 2020:
Adilene Garcia, we're happy you found our staff to be so supportive during your experience here at Gentle Dental Desert Dental.
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👍
Facebook
5.0/5
Oct 5, 2020
Facebook Gentle Dental Desert Dental
Gentle Dental i am expressing great thanks to my fabulous dentist Dr Malek is so professional .timely much thank to her Farideh Saheb Ghalam
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.
Google
5.0/5
Jan 30, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Desert Dental
With the best service, the friendliest staff, and certain people who stand out and the visit a bit more enjoyable, such as Martha and Pablo. This is the absolute Best place to go for all your dental and orthodontic needs.
Google
5.0/5
Dec 31, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Desert Dental
It was a good experience for me and they corrected and adjusted every thing they had to do. No waiting and fast service. Just a small bit of pain but I'm a big girl now. Than you Gentile Dental.
Facebook
5.0/5
Nov 5, 2019
Facebook Gentle Dental Desert Dental
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
Google Gentle Dental Desert Dental
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
Facebook Gentle Dental Desert Dental
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.

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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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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