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Extended Hours
Experienced Dentists
Adult and Pediatric Services

Hours

Monday 8:00-5:00
Tuesday 8:00-5:00
Wednesday 9:00-6:00
Thursday 8:00-5:00
Friday 8:00-2:00
Saturday Closed

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

New Patients

$50 Exam & X-Rays

Includes new patient exam and full mouth X-Rays.

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New Patients

$100 Off Non-Covered Services

New patients only. On services of $300 or greater not covered by insurance.

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Ortho Special

Braces from $99 Month

Flexible payment plans. Including FREE Orthodontic consultation.

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To Know Us Is To Love Us

LEARN ABOUT US

Situated at 525 E. Moana Lane, Gentle Dental Reno offers expert dental care for residents living in and around Reno, Nevada.

Dedicated to a patient-first approach, our friendly team creates a comforting, pressure-free environment. Our dental professionals use the latest treatments and technology to deliver a wide range of services, including preventive treatments, restorative procedures, crowns and bridges, implants, bone augmentation, root canal therapy, inlays and onlays and oral surgery.

For dental issues that happen outside business hours, we provide emergency services, so patients can get timely relief. We also offer gentle, compassionate pediatric dentistry, along with a comprehensive selection of cosmetic treatments, including veneers, teeth whitening treatments and orthodontics.

At our office, we put patient well-being above everything else. Our courteous staff works hard to create a relaxing setting for adults and children. Our dental professionals are always happy to explain every single procedure, so our patients understand the reasons and methods behind every treatment. Whatever your dental issue, our staff will work with you to identify and administer the proper treatment, so you can get a healthy, attractive smile that attracts attention for all the right reasons.

Gentle on your schedule and your wallet, our office provides flexible hours, which include weekends and holidays. We also accept the vast majority of major dental insurance plans and offer flexible financing options for patients who need more extensive work, orthodontics or cosmetic treatments that aren’t covered by insurance. For patients without dental insurance, we offer a Dedicated Dental Plan, which includes significant discounts for cleanings, x-rays, exams, fluoride treatments and select dental services.

With a courteous team of highly trained dentists, hygienists and dental assistants, Gentle Dental is your source for compassionate, knowledgeable dental care in Reno, Nevada. Schedule a consultation, cleaning or dental treatment and protect your family’s dental health, while improving the appearance of your smile.

Meet The Team

WHO WE ARE

  • Christopher Hock

    Christopher Hock

    D.D.S Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Reviews

SEE WHAT OUR PATIENTS HAVE TO SAY!

4.8 /5
126 reviews
Google
5.0/5
Sep 10, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Reno
A very honest dentist! I went here for a second opinion and they didn't try to upsell me on a bunch of needless and unnecessary procedures. And everyone was really nice! I will be taking my whole family here from now on!
Gentle Dental Reno replied on Sep 10, 2021:
Dear Erin, Thank you for the kind feedback. At the Gentle Dental Reno, 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
4.0/5
Aug 26, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Reno
You didn't help me, but you were kind, courteous and professional.
Gentle Dental Reno replied on Aug 26, 2021:
Thank you for taking the time to let us know how we did. We hope you have a great day!
Google
5.0/5
Aug 19, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Reno
What a wonderful dental experience with Dr. McGruder, Adam the hygienist, and all of the staff members. Super friendly, knowledgeable and made me feel comfortable for my dental cleaning and fillings. I have recommended this office to my friends and family.
Gentle Dental Reno replied on Aug 23, 2021:
Dear Tooth Man, Thank you for the kind feedback. At the Gentle Dental Reno, 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
Aug 17, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Reno
Aloha to everyone that read this.This is the best Dentist in town and I am not making this up I had all my dental work done over there good customer service good work everything they do there is amazing.I referred u guys to called and get ur dental 🦷 done. Shout out to 👨🏽‍⚕️ Dr.McGruder🔥🔥 &Sara Mgr 🔥& Mayra and the rest of the employees thank you for all ur good works💜
Gentle Dental Reno replied on Aug 18, 2021:
Dear Fagaalu, 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 Reno, 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
Aug 13, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Reno
My experience was excellent. Adam the hygienist was amazing and I will continue coming back
Gentle Dental Reno replied on Aug 16, 2021:
Elsa, thank you for your kind review; we are happy to pass along your comments to the team here at Gentle Dental Reno!
Google
5.0/5
Jun 15, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Reno
Dr. Mcgruder went over my options and pros and cons more than any dentist in my 47 years.
Google
5.0/5
Jun 9, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Reno
Amazing place! Navigating insurance as well as dental plans can be overwhelming, even embarrassing. The staff has always been patient and helpful and never judge mental about my long dental recovery needs and thanks to them, I am back on track and feeling great about my progress! They were even there for my child during an emergency and made the situation far less stressful. ❤️❤️❤️
Google
5.0/5
Jun 1, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Reno
Front house staff are extremely courteous and very helpful. Nicole is a wonderful addition to the staff. If your appointment is at 3:30, you’ll be in the dental chair by 3:35. The back of house staff are excellent at their jobs and again are very courteous with a great sense of humor. I had many choices when I chose a dentist and am happy to say I chose Gentle Dental for myself and my family!!
Gentle Dental Reno replied on Jun 4, 2021:
Dear Ric, Thank you for the kind feedback. At the Gentle Dental Reno, 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
May 25, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Reno
Staff was kind and I felt very comfortable at my visit
Gentle Dental Reno replied on May 25, 2021:
We appreciate your positive review about your recent experience with us!
Google
5.0/5
May 19, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Reno
Simply the greatest dentist I have ever experienced!! I have had a ton of dentists in the past and Dr. D and his staff are awesome! They make you feel welcome the moment you walk in. I get extremely embarrassed because of my teeth and I have horrible fears with any type of dental work! Well here I am 9 extractions later and feeling very grateful to this practice! Thank you to all of the Gentle Dental staff for helping me through this process!!
Gentle Dental Reno replied on May 21, 2021:
Dear Angela Renee' Putnam-anderson, Thank you for the kind feedback. At the Gentle Dental Reno, 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
May 18, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Reno
Good
Gentle Dental Reno replied on May 21, 2021:
Joe Shmoe, thank you so much for your high rating!
Google
5.0/5
May 13, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Reno
Had a great experience. Staff was very kind.
Google
5.0/5
Apr 29, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Reno
Staff was great!
Gentle Dental Reno replied on May 4, 2021:
Thank you for taking the time to let us know how we did. We hope you have a great day!
Google
5.0/5
Apr 28, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Reno
Had a great experience. Super quick and easy.
Gentle Dental Reno replied on Apr 28, 2021:
Thank you for taking the time to let us know how we did. We hope you have a great day!
Google
5.0/5
Apr 27, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Reno
Great staff patient work with your needs and issues , dr is very compassionate and explains extractions .
Gentle Dental Reno replied on Apr 29, 2021:
Alecia, we're happy you found our staff to be so supportive during your experience here at Gentle Dental Reno.
Google
5.0/5
Apr 22, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Reno
The staff is awesome, and I’m happy my insurance covers this place! I have dental anxiety and needed my long neglected teeth in shape before a six month backpacking trip. Eight filings and one tooth extraction later, I feel extremely relieved and confident to be eating my energy bars again. Thanks guys, it was nearly painless! Haha
Gentle Dental Reno replied on Apr 22, 2021:
Dear Justen, Thank you for the kind feedback. At the Gentle Dental Reno, 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
Apr 21, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Reno
5 stars!
Gentle Dental Reno replied on Apr 23, 2021:
Billie, thank you so much for your high rating!
Google
5.0/5
Mar 26, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Reno
Last November I developed a serious toothache and infection. I needed help, and fast! Gentle Dental was fantastic. I was able to schedule an appointment the next day. The staff was professional and caring. They took the time to understand my situation, explain my treatment options and handled all the necessary insurance paperwork. I needed seven extractions. While the proceedure wasn't the most fun I've ever had, it was obvious my care and comfort was of formost concern for everone. I can not express adequately express my gratitude to everyone and Gentle Dental or recommend them highly enough!
Gentle Dental Reno replied on Apr 9, 2021:
Dear Steven, Thank you for the delightful feedback. At the Gentle Dental Reno, 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
Mar 18, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Reno
Fantastic staff, they all go the extra mile to work around a difficult schedule. A real pleasure to do business with.
Gentle Dental Reno replied on Apr 15, 2021:
Hi John, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
Google
5.0/5
Dec 16, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Reno
Gentle Dental" certainly describes the practice of Dr.Dilan Munaweera, Hygienist Jane Marlow, and the entire staff at the Reno Northwest office at 6360 Mae Anne Avenue in Reno, Nevada. Dr. Dilan use to have his practice at the Moana location but I followed him to his new Northwest Office. I was a "walk in" with a toothache a few years ago. It was closing time but Dr. Dilan took me right in, extracted my painful tooth and I've been a happy patient ever since. Most recently Dr. Dilan and staff fitted me with a partial plate consisting of 3 front teeth and 3 molars. I had my front teeth and a molar knocked out playing high school football years ago. I was never happy with the replacements until now....decades later. Dr. Dilan had me bring in a high school picture taken just before the teeth were lost. The finished partial plate has given me back my smile..... as good, if not better, than when I had my original teeth. The friendliness and the professionalism of Dr. Dilan and staff at his office has made me a patient for life !!!
Gentle Dental Reno replied on Jan 28, 2021:
Hi Michael, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
Gentle Dental Reno replied on Sep 17, 2018:
Dear Michael Hartnett, Thank you for taking the time to post your kind words. At, Gentle Dental Reno, it means a lot to us to know you had a great experience and we look forward to seeing you on your next visit.

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.

NEVADA DB HMO
METLIFE PPO
UNITED HEALTHCARE PPO
LIBERTY - PPO/EPO - NV
AETNA DMO-NV
CIGNA PPO
DELTA DENTAL GEORGIA
AETNA PPO
GUARDIAN PPO
HUMANA PPO
ANTHEM COMPLETE BC/BS
DELTA CA-PPO
N NEVADA OPERATING ENG
HEALTHSCOPE
CAREINGTON PLAN CLAIMS
HOMETOWN HEALTH
DELTA DENTAL PENN

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

(775) 589-2303

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.

The Gentle Dental Smile Plan

The Gentle Dental Smile Plan is perfect if you don’t have dental insurance and offers significant savings. The plan has no waiting period, involves no paperwork, and covers all pre-existing conditions.

You can enroll as an individual, couple or family and receive significant discounts on preventative services including exams, cleanings, fluoride treatments, and x-rays, as well as a host of other dental services. All other services including specialty care such as extractions, root canals, and orthodontics are discounted 20% from our list prices.

The Smile Plan is effective immediately and there are no claim forms to fill out and no maximums. Seniors 62 and older receive additional discounts on enrollment fees and parents can keep children on their family plan until age 26.

Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for everyone to obtain quality dental care at an affordable price.

To sign up or for questions, please visit www.gdsmileplan.com or call us at 800-277-1112.

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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