Extended Hours
Experienced Dentists
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 8:00-4:00

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

Request an Appointment

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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$100 Off

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Ortho Special

Braces from $99 Month

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To Know Us Is To Love Us

LEARN ABOUT US

Sparks Gentle Dental is conveniently located in Pioneer Meadows Marketplace at the northwest corner of Wingfield Hills Road and Vista Boulevard. Our office is on the south end of the marketplace, just northwest of Domino’s Pizza.

Our extended hours enable us to set appointments on Saturdays and evenings, allowing you to plan your dental procedures around your schedule. For added convenience, we also offer same-day appointments. We accept nearly all dental insurance plans and offer options for those without dental coverage, including the Dedicated Dental Plan, which lowers the cost of many procedures by 20 percent or more.

Our team provides all manner of general family dentistry services in one convenient location, including routine exams, cleanings, and dental work for children and adults of all ages. We also offer oral surgery, root canals, endodontics, cosmetic dentistry, and much more. For patients who experience anxiety when visiting the dentist, we provide IV sedation. Our relaxing atmosphere will allow you and your children to relax before and during procedures, and our attentive and gentle team will make sure you feel safe and cared for.

Our facility provides wheelchair accessibility throughout and handicap parking to make access easy for everyone. Feel free to call our helpful front office staff anytime at 775-624-9963 to schedule an appointment. We’re happy to discuss our current offers and openings for you or your child.

Meet The Team

WHO WE ARE

  • Christopher Hock

    Christopher Hock

    D.D.S Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

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  • Francesca Cardinale

    Francesca Cardinale

    D.M.D., Endodontist

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  • Jesse Cardenas

    Jesse Cardenas

    D.D.S. General Dentist

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  • Richard Novick

    Richard Novick

    D.D.S, Orthodontist

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Reviews

SEE WHAT OUR PATIENTS HAVE TO SAY!

5.0 /5
16 reviews
Google
5.0/5
Oct 14, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Sparks
Very informative and professional! If people want to see if they’re insurance is accepted all they have to do is go to there website and see the list of insurances , it’s that simple ken c! Your incompetence to figure that out is your problem moron!
Gentle Dental Sparks replied on Oct 15, 2019:
Thank you again for taking the time to let us know how we did. We hope you have a great day!
Google
5.0/5
May 8, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Sparks
I would highly recommend Dr. Cardenas and his staff, by far the best dentist I came across with, very professional and personable.
Gentle Dental Sparks replied on Jun 13, 2019:
Susy Dow, we're happy you found our staff to be so supportive during your experience here at Gentle Dental Sparks.
Facebook
5.0/5
Apr 5, 2019
Facebook Gentle Dental Sparks
Staff is amazing, they explain everything to you, and like it says Gentle Dental
Gentle Dental Sparks replied on Apr 15, 2019:
Susana Galdo Bettosini, we are so happy to read such a great review about Gentle Dental Sparks!
Facebook
5.0/5
Feb 13, 2019
Facebook Gentle Dental Sparks
Everything!! The excellent care, the wonderful awesome staff!! it feels like home!! You always feel better having visited there! Love them❣😍
Google
5.0/5
Dec 13, 2018
Google Gentle Dental Sparks
I was nervous but thanks to Marsha and Christian it all went smooth.
Facebook
5.0/5
Nov 29, 2018
Facebook Gentle Dental Sparks
Staff were great!
Facebook
5.0/5
Nov 20, 2018
Facebook Gentle Dental Sparks
Staff was super friendly and nice.
Facebook
5.0/5
Nov 8, 2018
Facebook Gentle Dental Sparks
Just moved here in Sparks and found Gentle Dental for a dentist. I’m so glad I went here first! Good people that take care of you. I never liked going to the dentist or the oral hygienist but I keep my appointments now. They just upgraded their office staff. Thank you everyone at Gentle Dental!
Gentle Dental Sparks replied on Dec 11, 2018:
Hi Shawn Killinger, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
Facebook
5.0/5
Nov 5, 2018
Facebook Gentle Dental Sparks
Marsha is the best (and most pleasant) hygienist ever. No pain or discomfort whatsoever. � Very good experience all around. The staff is friendly and efficient. I highly recommend Gentle Dental.
Facebook
5.0/5
Nov 1, 2018
Facebook Gentle Dental Sparks
My first time here.. I was treated with respect and happy people.. love Marsha.. and Dr Cardenas..
Google
5.0/5
Nov 1, 2018
Google Gentle Dental Sparks
Staff was great Dr Cardenas and Marsha were very profesional and polite ....receptionist and the the whole staff as a whole treated me great! Definitely recommend
Facebook
5.0/5
Oct 19, 2018
Facebook Gentle Dental Sparks
They have a nice staff and informative doctors. I feel like my teeth are in good hands.
Gentle Dental Sparks replied on Dec 11, 2018:
Cathryn Adams, we're happy you found our staff to be so supportive during your experience here at Gentle Dental Sparks.
Google
5.0/5
Oct 17, 2018
Google Gentle Dental Sparks
I have nothing but positive things to say about this location. From the front of the office to the very last person I saw, everyone was incredibly friendly and helpful. My cleaning wasn’t painful, and I never felt like I was being sold something/service.
Gentle Dental Sparks replied on Oct 18, 2018:
We appreciate your positive review about your recent experience with us!
Facebook
5.0/5
Oct 16, 2018
Facebook Gentle Dental Sparks
Great staff !! Got both my husband and I in asap for appt and cleaning
Gentle Dental Sparks replied on Oct 18, 2018:
We appreciate your positive review about your recent experience with us!
Google
5.0/5
Jun 2, 2018
Google Gentle Dental Sparks
Very friendly and relaxing experience, the staff is very knowledgeable and they give you all your options and don’t put the cart before the horse, I very confident that all my dental hygiene needs will be meet with great care and detail.
Google
5.0/5
May 14, 2018
Google Gentle Dental Sparks
I had a wonderful experience with Gentle Dental. Dr. Cressman is personable and professional as well as all the rest of the staff. I’m always seen almost as soon as I get there. I don’t think I’ve ever had to wait more than 5 minutes. They worked with me according to what my financial needs were. My teeth were a big problem for me for many years. Dr. Cressman completely redid my smile and I love it. Would definitely recommend their practice.
Google
5.0/5
May 12, 2018
Google Gentle Dental Sparks
The staff is so sweet to me every time I visit here. They do a great job answering all my questions, and making me feel very comfortable for any work I need to have done. I wouldn't want to go anywhere else for my dental needs. I would highly recommend them if you're looking for a local dentist. Thanks, Gentle Dental!! :)
Facebook
5.0/5
May 3, 2018
Facebook Gentle Dental Sparks
I had the best experience with Gentle. Dr. Cardenas and his Staff were very professional and kind. I had Dentures made and throughout the process the explained each procedure and now I can Smile and eat with ease! So thanks again. I would recommend your office to family and friends!
Gentle Dental Sparks replied on May 8, 2018:
Scott Shingleton, we're happy you found our staff to be so supportive during your experience here at Gentle Dental Sparks.
Gentle Dental Sparks replied on May 8, 2018:
Thanks
Facebook
5.0/5
Apr 25, 2018
Facebook Gentle Dental Sparks
I think Dr. Cardenas and staff are very efficient and go beyond and above to help you. They are very caring and prompt in getting you in, making you comfortable, and explaining what they did and how to take care of your mouth afterward. I highly recommend them to anyone and will be doing just that. God Bless and thank you.
Gentle Dental Sparks replied on Apr 25, 2018:
Toni Ross, thank you for your kind review; we are happy to pass along your comments to the team here at Gentle Dental Sparks!
Google
5.0/5
Mar 30, 2018
Google Gentle Dental Sparks
What can I tell you about Gental Dental? I turned 55 years old today and I have had dental problems for the last 40 years. Today my life has changed thanks to Jesse Cardenas, DDS (Dentist McDreamy). My experience at Gentle Dental follows: One year ago, at a very large competing dental practice in north Nevada, I had all my teeth extracted and a full upper and lower plate placed. This competing practice gave me ill fitting dentures and left roots still inside my gums. I could not eat without removing my lower plate. Multiple visits over the past year to the other dental practice yielded no relief. Jesse Cardenas, DDS at Gentle Dental took his time and expertise to not only remove the roots left behind, but made me a full set of NEW dentures that brought back not only my smile but my self confidence. A years inability to eat anything beyond mush has vanished. Dr. Cardenas accomplished in 3 short visits what the competing large dental practice could not get right in over a years time! The dental staff is very helpful, courteous, fun, and quickly take your anxiety level down well below anything I ever experienced at any dental office in my lifetime. If you need ANY dental work done this is the place to go!! Fantastic Job!!! I hope your practice exceeds your greatest expectations! I have no doubt that it will!
Gentle Dental Sparks replied on Apr 4, 2018:
Dear William Raymond Mcneeley, Thank you for the delightful feedback. At the Gentle Dental Sparks, 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.

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.

METLIFE PPO
UNITED HEALTHCARE PPO
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
HOMETOWN HEALTH
DELTA DENTAL PENN

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

(775) 624-9963

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 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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