Extended Hours
Experienced Dentists
Adult and Pediatric Services

Hours

Monday 8:00-7:00
Tuesday 8:00-5:00
Wednesday 8:00-5:00
Thursday 8:00-5:00
Friday 7:00-5:00
Saturday 8:00-4:00 (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.



New Patients

$50 Exam & X-Rays

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Braces from $99 Month

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To Know Us Is To Love Us

LEARN ABOUT US

The Palo Alto Gentle Dental is conveniently located in the small shopping center at the northeast corner of Middlefield Road and Channing Avenue. Our office is north of Title Loans Express.

We accept almost all dental insurance plans, and for those without dental coverage we offer a Dedicated Dental Plan, which reduces the cost of most dentistry services by 20 percent or more. With free and low-cost consultations and payment plans, there are options for every patient in need. In addition to our late evening hours on Mondays, we offer Saturday hours from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. by appointment to ensure you get the oral health care you need when you need it.

Our ADA-compliant office provides all dental services for patients of all ages. Our kind and experienced staff performs routine cleanings, teeth whitening, and many other family dentistry services. We know how important it is for you to feel relaxed, comfortable, and safe while at the dentist, so you’ll receive all the respect and compassion you deserve while you’re in our office.

Give our friendly team a call today at 650 389-9222 to discuss your dentistry needs. We’re here to take care of you quickly, affordably, and on a schedule that works for you. We offer free parking and wheelchair accessibility.

Meet The Team

WHO WE ARE

  • Annum Hassan

    Annum Hassan

    D.D.S., General Dentist

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  • Hank Kashani

    Hank Kashani

    D.M.D., M.S.D. Laser and Cosmetic Periodontics

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  • Majed Moawad

    Majed Moawad

    D.M.D., M.P.H., M.S., Orthodontist

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  • Mala Gopal

    Mala Gopal

    B.D.S., M.S. Pediatric Dentist

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  • Nazia Malik

    Nazia Malik

    D.M.D., General Dentist

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  • Niloofar Deyhim

    Niloofar Deyhim

    D.D.S. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

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Reviews

SEE WHAT OUR PATIENTS HAVE TO SAY!

4.7 /5
140 reviews
Google
5.0/5
Oct 31, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Palo Alto
The front desk staff was so informative and had great customer service, they were awesome! The Dr. And the assistants were very knowledgeable and nice. Overall a wonderful experience!
Facebook
4.0/5
Mar 13, 2018
Facebook Gentle Dental Palo Alto
GENTAL DENTAL is just that. And I love that. They’re not always punctual with appointments, but they are open to active client participation in dental health. For example, I do not like X-rays (they really screw with my tinfoil hat), and I felt entirely comfortable negotiating a different set of procedures to take the “routine X-rays” out of the picture (sorry, bad pun) as well as an unneeded fluoride treatment slated for my visit. I appreciate being honored as a client when I’m not interested in their usual recommendations.
Gentle Dental Palo Alto replied on Mar 15, 2018:
Aimee Bolter Campbell, we are very happy we could provide you with a positive experience!
Gentle Dental Palo Alto replied on Mar 15, 2018:
I’m happy to be your client!
You are truly GENTLE and respectful, and dedicated to good health. I recommend you!
Google
5.0/5
Mar 3, 2018
Google Gentle Dental Palo Alto
I had a bit of an emergency I was thinking about leaving Gentle Dental but the treatment I received made me A Gentle Dental girl My doctor is no longer with Gentle Dental and the doctor that took care of me was so wonderful. I was so happy and I will recommend Gentle Dental to my friends!
Gentle Dental Palo Alto replied on Mar 8, 2018:
Hi Mona Sylvanus, thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us at Gentle Dental Palo Alto. We're happy we could meet your expectations!
Google
5.0/5
Jan 17, 2018
Google Gentle Dental Palo Alto
Gentle Dentle in Palo Alto was a good choice for our 3 sets of orthodontics for our family! They do a good job of coordinating work if you have multiple family members you need to chauffeur in for a visits and they help with insurance (they have payment plans too). Dr. Saghafi is a great orthodontist. She is very thoughtful about your comfort along the way. I was a bit concerned with the reviews at first, but we benefited from staff changes and I couldn't recommend this place more for Orthodontics. They have all the Xray machines, etc... in-house so you don't need to go to an x-ray center, like some of the other offices we checked out. We're going to miss our visits - it was alway so pleasant to to catch up with each other.
Gentle Dental Palo Alto replied on Jan 19, 2018:
Hi P, thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us at Gentle Dental Palo Alto. We're happy we could meet your expectations!
Facebook
5.0/5
Jan 13, 2018
Facebook Gentle Dental Palo Alto
Awesome place to be when in need. Dr. Hussan and her Staff are very caring accommodating and provide excellent care indeed
Gentle Dental Palo Alto replied on Jan 18, 2018:
Rick Winstead, we're happy to hear you had such a positive experience with our team!
Google
5.0/5
Nov 2, 2017
Google Gentle Dental Palo Alto
Able to set appointment within a few days. Pleasant over the phone. Able to send docs ahead of time and doctors were able to use these ahead of time for appointment. Dr was very nice and easy to work with. Then had a chipped tooth and fixed efficiently. Same day appointment for that visit, since it was front tooth and emergency for me to get back to meetings at work.
Gentle Dental Palo Alto replied on Nov 22, 2017:
Ian Starkel, we strive for 100% satisfaction, and it is great to see you had such a positive experience at Gentle Dental Palo Alto.
Google
5.0/5
May 26, 2017
Google Gentle Dental Palo Alto
I don't usually leave reviews but i had to for Gentle Dental. Very professional and answered all my questions . The Dr.s and Nurses explained everything I needed to know.
Gentle Dental Palo Alto replied on Jun 2, 2017:
Dear Syed Zaidi, Thank you for taking the time to post your kind words. At, Gentle Dental Palo Alto, 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
Feb 20, 2016
Google Gentle Dental Palo Alto
My favorite dentist far. They were very professional and knowledgeable when it came to all of my questions, since I'm a noob when it comes to this insurance stuff.
Google
5.0/5
Jun 26, 2015
Google Gentle Dental Palo Alto
There are awesome I just love going to there office..
Google
5.0/5
Jul 31, 2014
Google Gentle Dental Palo Alto
Dr. Trang Thai was very professional and knowledgeable. She made efforts to explain everything in detail, saying it is important to her to provide education to her patients. She also mentioned that she is part of a study group consisting of her (a dentist), an orthodontist and an endodontist -- they get together to discuss difficult cases. This indicates that dentistry is not only a job to Dr. Thai, but that she loves the profession and is continuing her education in it.
Google
5.0/5
May 13, 2014
Google Gentle Dental Palo Alto
Best dentistry ever! I have been coming here for a very long time and I highly recommend this place. Thank you for great service!
Google
5.0/5
Feb 17, 2014
Google Gentle Dental Palo Alto
I don't particularly enjoy sitting in a chair and having my teeth poked at by pointy metal instruments, but since it has to be done, I'm glad that Dr. Mimi Salkola is my dentist. She is one of the friendliest people I know, and I can tell that she genuinely cares about her patients. I had a couple of deep cleanings done a few weeks back, and on both occasions Dr. Salkola called me from her home the following evening to ask how I was doing. She is very good at what she does, and the procedures she's done for me (including a recent crown) have all been relatively painless.
Google
5.0/5
Feb 11, 2014
Google Gentle Dental Palo Alto
I've been with Gentle Dental for about five years. I have an extended circle of friends in the Peninsula and South Bay. I've sent dozens of them to Dr. Mimi Salkola and Gentle Dental, and every single one has given me a glowing report of their experience. Dr. Salkola is exceptional - she is highly competent, caring, and personal. She offers options and is sensitive to all issues including finances and patient comfort. In my 70 years I have not had a better dentist - not one comes close.
Google
5.0/5
Feb 3, 2014
Google Gentle Dental Palo Alto
I've been with Gentle Dental for about five years. I have an extended circle of friends in the Peninsula and South Bay. I've sent dozens of them to Dr. Mimi Salkola and Gentle Dental, and every single one has given me a glowing report of their experience. Dr. Salkola is exceptional - she is highly competent, caring, and personal. She offers options and is sensitive to all issues including finances and patient comfort. In my years I have not had a better dentist - not one comes close.
Google
5.0/5
Dec 7, 2013
Google Gentle Dental Palo Alto
Great service, gentle and friendly
Google
5.0/5
Oct 11, 2013
Google Gentle Dental Palo Alto
I was very happy with my first visit. Dr. Thai was incredibly nice and sympathetic in explaining the problems I had and the solutions that were available.

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
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • 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

Pediatric Dentistry

Our pediatric services include a variety of treatments and specialties for patients looking to enhance their smiles.
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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.

DELTA CA-PPO
DELTACARE PMI HMO
CIGNA PPO
METLIFE PPO
UHC-DBP HMO
AETNA PPO
AETNA DMO
CIGNA HMO
GUARDIAN PPO
ANTHEM B/C CA HMO
MET SAFEGUARD HMO
HEALTHCOMP
UHC - BLUE SHIELD PPO
UNITED HEALTHCARE PPO

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

(650) 389-9222

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 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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