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Monday 8:00-5:00
Tuesday 7:00-4:00
Wednesday 8:00-5:00
Thursday 7:00-4:00
Friday 8:00-2:00
Saturday 8:00-2:00 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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        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
        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.
        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.
        Google
        5.0/5
        Nov 3, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Reno
        Gental Dental is my go to dentist for all of the dental needs for me and my girls. We always get treated amazing and the service is fantastic 👏
        Gentle Dental Reno replied on Nov 12, 2020:
        We appreciate your positive review about your recent experience with us!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Oct 23, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Reno
        Staff and Dr are amazing!! Saw Fei the hygenist she explained very well the cleaning that was needed. Overall a good experience!
        Gentle Dental Reno replied on Nov 13, 2020:
        Nichole Ferrel, thank you for your kind words and this wonderful review!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Sep 1, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Reno
        I am a new patient at this office..I went there for a repair of a damaged crown. I found the staff very helpful and professional. They had me come in right away. Dr. "D" examined the crown and advised that it needed to be replaced. He added that the lab might take several weeks for a new crown but created a temporary crown for me on site. When I advised him that I had business in Calif. and asked if it could be expedited he contacted the lab and had the time cut in half!! These are kindly folks who have demonstrated real empathy for their patients...I recommend their services!!
        Gentle Dental Reno replied on Sep 2, 2020:
        Dear Gregory Dion, 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
        Aug 12, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Reno
        I had an emergency dental issue while on vacation. They fit me into their busy schedule and had be back on the road in no time. Thank you!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Dec 28, 2019
        Google Gentle Dental Reno
        I moved to Reno for grad school 4 years ago and had a filling fall out. I went to Northwest Reno Smiles originally and was told that I needed a crown. I did not have any dental insurance and was quoted $800 if I purchase their in house discount plan. I found a reasonably priced insurance (NDB) and the only place that took this insurance in Reno was Gentle Dental. I was examined by Dr. Dilan and he told me that I just need a refilling which cost less than $100. That filling is still in place. I continue to come here for cleanings and check ups. Sheryl is the best hygienist in Reno IMHO. Dr. Vu is now at the Moana location and he is also an awesome dentist. I highly recommend this place.
        Google
        5.0/5
        Aug 1, 2019
        Google Gentle Dental Reno
        I've had really traumatic experiences at the dentist's office in the past, but my most recent visit (just yesterday) changed my life. I was treated by Dr. Vu and he was so nice!! Probably the best dentist I've ever had. He would always ask if he was hurting me, where he would apply pressure, and when he would inject the anesthesia. I didn't cry even once. My only issue is that you have to call to confirm your next appointment with them which seems unnecessary and a bit antiquated but the service is exceptional nonetheless.
        Gentle Dental Reno replied on Aug 21, 2019:
        Hi Bunny Mo, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience and will pass along your comments to the team here at Gentle Dental Reno!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Jul 24, 2019
        Google Gentle Dental Reno
        Best service great dentist
        Gentle Dental Reno replied on Jul 26, 2019:
        We appreciate your positive review about your recent experience with us!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Jul 11, 2019
        Google Gentle Dental Reno
        This place is Great! They really are super gentle didn’t feel a thing just a very delicate pinch when they numb you. They let you know where their about to poke at, or tell you what your going to feel such as pressure or whatever the case ! Best dentist place I’ve been too super friendly and professional
        Gentle Dental Reno replied on Jul 11, 2019:
        Dear Daniel Cortez, 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.
        Google
        5.0/5
        Jun 25, 2019
        Google Gentle Dental Reno
        This Gental Dental is the best. The service here is excellent and the staff as well as the doctors are very kind and informative. You will definitely have the same experience. Shelly does a wonderful job helping you with the scheduling and payment process and you always leave feeling better than when you arrived.
        Gentle Dental Reno replied on Jun 27, 2019:
        Hi Leeroy Satterfield, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
        Facebook
        5.0/5
        May 29, 2019
        Facebook Gentle Dental Reno
        The staff friendly and amazing. Dentist was very gentle and attentive I felt no pain.
        Gentle Dental Reno replied on Jun 5, 2019:
        Tavo Ivan Ramirez-benitez, we're happy to hear you had such a positive experience with our team!
        Google
        5.0/5
        May 28, 2019
        Google Gentle Dental Reno
        Excellent dentist Dr. John Vu. Very good he know better procedures and he is kind professional.
        Gentle Dental Reno replied on May 30, 2019:
        Arnel T, we are glad we could help!
        Facebook
        5.0/5
        May 21, 2019
        Facebook Gentle Dental Reno
        Very nice and got all the information I needed. Gentle is a perfect word for the experience.
        Gentle Dental Reno replied on Jun 13, 2019:
        Sterling Warren Frese, we strive for 100% satisfaction, and it is great to see you had such a positive experience at Gentle Dental Reno.
        Google
        5.0/5
        Apr 24, 2019
        Google Gentle Dental Reno
        Very friendly staff. Offered coffee and water and had a very calming and welcoming demeanor. Very conversational with both each other and myself. Dentist lived up to the company's name too, very gentle work. Kept apologizing for parts he thought might hurt but I could barely feel a thing and I wasn't numbed in the slightest. Highly recommended.
        Gentle Dental Reno replied on Apr 25, 2019:
        Dear David Meeker, 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.
        Facebook
        5.0/5
        Apr 18, 2019
        Facebook Gentle Dental Reno
        this was my first time to gentle dental they were very helpful and quick to see me. all of the employees were really nice and helpful with my visit. i highly recommend them
        Facebook
        5.0/5
        Apr 16, 2019
        Facebook Gentle Dental Reno
        When they say "gentle" they really mean it! I was terrified of dentistry my whole life until now. Dr Vu is absolutely the best ever.
        Google
        5.0/5
        Apr 11, 2019
        Google Gentle Dental Reno
        Service is completely in the name of the business. Needed a gum exam and barely felt a thing. Very gentle. Very nice people.
        Gentle Dental Reno replied on Apr 15, 2019:
        Hi Douglas Silber, thank you so much for your positive comments about Gentle Dental Reno!
        Facebook
        5.0/5
        Feb 18, 2019
        Facebook Gentle Dental Reno
        I definitely recommend this dentist. I had a really good experience here and I normally hate going to the dentist. I hadn’t been in years and felt embarrassed for my 1st appointment but everyone was so nice and made me feel extremely comfortable. Can’t wait for my next appointment this week.

        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.

        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.

        Don’t see the service you need? Give us a call!

        (775) 589-2303

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        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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