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Adult and Pediatric Services

Hours

Monday 8:00-5:00
Tuesday 8:00-5:00
Wednesday 8:00-5:00
Thursday 8:00-5:00
Friday 8:00-5:00
Saturday Closed

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

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    $100 Off

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        To Know Us Is To Love Us

        LEARN ABOUT US

        Ideally located at 20300 W Valley Blvd, Suite A, Gentle Dental Valley offers caring, knowledgeable dental care for residents in and around Tehachapi, California.

        At our office, we work hard to create a comfortable, soothing environment, where patients feel confident and relaxed. Our experienced team of dedicated dental professionals uses the latest techniques and technologies to deliver a broad range of services, including preventive treatments and restorative procedures, root canal therapy, crowns and bridges, inlays and onlays, dental implants, bone augmentation and various types of oral surgery. For young patients, we also offer gentle, compassionate pediatric dental care in a calming environment designed to ease anxiety.

        Because we understand many patients seek expert dental treatment to enhance the appearance of their smiles, we also offer effective cosmetic treatments, including orthodontics, veneers and teeth whitening treatments, all designed to give you the smile you’ve always dreamed of.

        Gentle with your time, we provide flexible scheduling, which include weekends and holidays. We also go above and beyond to maximize affordability by accepting most dental insurance plans. If you don’t have dental insurance, you can take advantage of our Dedicated Dental Plan for low-cost preventative and diagnostic care with discounted fees for almost all dental treatments.

        For patients in need of orthodontics, cosmetic treatments or extensive dental work, we also offer flexible financing options. Whatever your financial situation, whatever your dental needs, you can get expert care at our dental office in Tehachapi, California.

        Well-placed in the shopping center at the southwest corner of West Valley Boulevard and Santa Lucia Street, our office provides convenient, affordable dental care at an easy-to-reach neighborhood location. If you’re looking for a caring, professional dentist, look no further than Gentle Dental Valley. Call our friendly staff to schedule a consultation, cleaning or treatment and get the smile you’ve always wanted.

        Meet The Team

        WHO WE ARE

        • Ali Pootrakul

          Ali Pootrakul

          D.D.S., M.D. Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

        Reviews

        SEE WHAT OUR PATIENTS HAVE TO SAY!

        4.8 /5
        122 reviews
        Facebook
        5.0/5
        Mar 11, 2021
        Facebook Gentle Dental Valley
        I needed to have a permanent crown put in that was botched by another dental group which I will not name here. I changed to Gentle Dental and they took care of everything. I am very pleased.
        Gentle Dental Valley replied on Mar 17, 2021:
        Hi Russell, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Dec 7, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Valley
        Great staff. Front desk is beyond amazing with getting things done.
        Gentle Dental Valley replied on Jan 6, 2021:
        We appreciate your positive review about your recent experience with us!
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        5.0/5
        Dec 12, 2019
        Google Gentle Dental Valley
        The team at gentle dental was able to get me in early and solve my problem. Their prices are great and they care about the customer.
        Google
        5.0/5
        Nov 21, 2019
        Google Gentle Dental Valley
        great staff, easy check in professional all around, even on X-RAYS vary GENTLE to the touch -just like th ename
        Facebook
        5.0/5
        Nov 21, 2019
        Facebook Gentle Dental Valley
        My wait time was short. The staff was pleasant. no pressure for un- needed work either.
        Google
        5.0/5
        Oct 17, 2019
        Google Gentle Dental Valley
        They have an amazing Hygienist!!!
        Facebook
        5.0/5
        Jan 4, 2019
        Facebook Gentle Dental Valley
        Been going there for 25 years...
        Gentle Dental Valley replied on Jan 7, 2019:
        Val Castleman, your satisfaction is our top priority.
        Google
        5.0/5
        Dec 19, 2018
        Google Gentle Dental Valley
        I hate going to dentist,but here makes me comfortable and very welcoming. Each staff member is incredibly amazing.
        Google
        5.0/5
        Sep 14, 2018
        Google Gentle Dental Valley
        Amazing! I highly recommend this to everyone!! Awesome staff!!! Everyone one is so friendly. They are great with children. They are great at making you feel comfortable and relaxed..The women in the front greet you with a smile and are so friendly. The dentist is very gentle and the hygienist is awesome!!!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Aug 30, 2018
        Google Gentle Dental Valley
        The staff is awesome, every one of them. Great service.
        Google
        4.0/5
        Aug 3, 2018
        Google Gentle Dental Valley
        Friendly staff.
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        5.0/5
        Jul 26, 2018
        Google Gentle Dental Valley
        Gentle Dental in Tehachapi was amazing. The dentist did a wonderful job prepping the tooth for my crown. I would highly recommend this office. The staff were very helpful.
        Google
        5.0/5
        Jul 19, 2018
        Google Gentle Dental Valley
        Fast and friendly customer service. I enjoy coming in for my check- ups and cleanings
        Google
        5.0/5
        Jul 19, 2018
        Google Gentle Dental Valley
        I absolutely love this place! The staff is so wonderful and welcoming and the service is awesome!! Their dental hygienist is the best!!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Jul 19, 2018
        Google Gentle Dental Valley
        Brenda, Kamra, and Nikki are the best dental office professionals, they always remember our names and treat us like family. Monica, Angelica and Gill take awesome and very kid friendly care. Dr. Peters and Dr. Avo are fun, professional, and caring. I would, and have recommended this office to others.
        Google
        5.0/5
        Jun 29, 2018
        Google Gentle Dental Valley
        Love this office!!!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Jun 15, 2018
        Google Gentle Dental Valley
        Staff and Dentist all nice and professional. Office was very clean.
        Google
        5.0/5
        Dec 21, 2017
        Google Gentle Dental Valley
        Great staff!
        Gentle Dental Valley replied on Jan 5, 2018:
        Ali Rae Pursley, thank you so much for the positive review!
        Google
        4.0/5
        Dec 18, 2013
        Google Gentle Dental Valley
        All of your staff was most friendly, positive and professional. Katrina was such a trooper - I watched her walk back and forth dozens of times white taking my X-rays - always with a smile and a pleasant work. I found Dr. Lin very interactive while discussing my dental issues. And, as he proceeded with his treatments it was apparent that he was considerably knowledgeable in his field. Only problem, and I heard this echoed by other patients waiting for treatments, was that the wait time was quite long. this caused some concern with several of us about missing additional appointments in town, myself included.

        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.

        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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