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Adult and Pediatric Services

Welcome Bridgeport Patients!

Our dental team extends a special welcome to patients transferring from our sister office, Gentle Dental Bridgeport.
Your care remains our number one priority during this transition. Please contact us if you have any questions or to schedule your next appointment.

Hours

Monday 9:00-6:00
Tuesday 9:00-6:00
Wednesday 8:00-5:00
Thursday 8:00-5:00
Friday Closed
Saturday 8:00-4:00 By Appt, 3rd Sat of month

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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

$100 Off

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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New Patients

$84 Exam & X-Rays

Includes Comprehensive Exam and Full Mouth X-Rays and 1 year membership in the Gentle Dental Smile Plan.

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To Know Us Is To Love Us

LEARN ABOUT US

The Lakewood Gentle Dental is conveniently located in the Lakewood Towne Center on Lakewood Towne Center Boulevard, next to 5 Guys.

We offer flexible hours for your convenience, including evenings and weekends, and we accept most insurance plans. For those without dental insurance, we offer the Gentle Dental Smile Plan, which provides low-cost preventive and diagnostic care, as well as discounts of 20 percent or more on most dental treatments. We also have payment plans available as needed.

Our friendly team of dental professionals is eager to put a smile on your face by providing sincere and compassionate care. We offer gentle, personalized family dentistry for patients of all ages. Our skilled team of dentists can help you with all types of general dentistry, orthodontics, cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, oral surgery, teeth whitening, and much more. We also offer oral cancer screenings, X-rays, sealants, and custom night guards.

We pride ourselves on building relationships for life with our patients by providing a great patient experience, excellent service for all your dental needs, and education to help maintain good oral health and overall well-being. As part of the Gentle Dental Way, we promise to make you feel valued, respected, and as important as family.

Stop in and see us on Lakewood Towne Center Boulevard. We offer convenient, handicapped-accessible parking. To set up an appointment or for further assistance, please call us at 253-200-4706. One of our friendly staff members will be happy to speak with you.

Meet The Team

WHO WE ARE

  • David Kang

    David Kang

    D.M.D., M.S., M.M.Sc., Endodontist

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  • Patrick Wang

    Patrick Wang

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

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  • Rick Rodgers

    Rick Rodgers

    D.D.S., Orthodontist

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  • Sampada Deshpande

    Sampada Deshpande

    D.D.S., General Dentist

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  • Sirisha Munimadugu

    Sirisha Munimadugu

    B.D.S., M.S.D, Periodontist

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Reviews

SEE WHAT OUR PATIENTS HAVE TO SAY!

4.9 /5
137 reviews
Google
5.0/5
Nov 13, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Lakewood
Having a background in the dental field made me skeptical about visiting a dental office chain. I was very pleased with the staff and the dentist! Dr. Deshpande made me aware of any concerns without trying to push treatment (something rare to come by in the dentistry field). I highly recommend the practice!
Facebook
5.0/5
Nov 6, 2019
Facebook Gentle Dental Lakewood
Very kind, caring, thorough and altogether awesome! my new go to!! My husband accompanied me and says he will even go!!!
Google
5.0/5
Nov 6, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Lakewood
Very caring, thorough, compassionate and just plain sweet!
Facebook
5.0/5
Oct 29, 2019
Facebook Gentle Dental Lakewood
I stopped in to Gentle Dental out of the blue. I went to another dentist Pryor they couldn't help me the same day but General General was able to get me in the same day immediately give me a diagnosis to be able to come back immediately the next day doctor Deshpande great as well as her assistant d e i r d r e. outstanding professionalism outstanding service
Google
5.0/5
Oct 15, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Lakewood
Fast and easy. The dentist and assistant were really nice and informative.
Gentle Dental Lakewood replied on Oct 16, 2019:
We appreciate your positive review about your recent experience with us!
Facebook
5.0/5
Oct 4, 2019
Facebook Gentle Dental Lakewood
I got great clinic from dental hygienist, wonderful clean my tooth. I am so happy. She’s new starting not to long ago, but I never seen thoroughly did good job . I hope she stay longer to work this place.
Gentle Dental Lakewood replied on Oct 14, 2019:
Thanks.
Gentle Dental Lakewood replied on Oct 14, 2019:
Myung Park Lmp, thank you for your kind review; we are happy to pass along your comments to the team here at Gentle Dental Lakewood!
Google
5.0/5
Sep 23, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Lakewood
This place has awesome staff and has a very clean, cozy environment. We will be coming back for all future appointments.
Google
5.0/5
Jul 30, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Lakewood
Staff friendly and professional.
Gentle Dental Lakewood replied on Aug 28, 2019:
We appreciate your positive review about your recent experience with us!
Google
4.0/5
Jul 24, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Lakewood
Know how to care for what needs to be done.
Gentle Dental Lakewood replied on Aug 27, 2019:
We appreciate your positive review about your recent experience with us!
Google
5.0/5
Jul 24, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Lakewood
The staff & Dr. Deshpande at Gentle Dental in Lakewood are always very nice. They communicate every step of the way. I have had the chance to see 2 other specialist there and everyone has been nice, extremely helpful, and communicate billing to you in detail.
Gentle Dental Lakewood replied on Jul 30, 2019:
Andrea Smith, we're happy you found our staff to be so supportive during your experience here at Gentle Dental Lakewood.
Google
5.0/5
Jun 30, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Lakewood
Great service! Friendly people and always make me feel confident about my decisions in regards to dental care!
Gentle Dental Lakewood replied on Jul 1, 2019:
Jacob Leon, we are very happy we could provide you with a positive experience!
Google
5.0/5
Jun 26, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Lakewood
Love gentle dental in Lakewood. Dr Deshpande and Elisha at the front desk are amazing. 😁
Gentle Dental Lakewood replied on Jun 26, 2019:
Aly Farrington, thank you for your kind review; we are happy to pass along your comments to the team here at Gentle Dental Lakewood!
Google
5.0/5
Jun 24, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Lakewood
Very friendly dentist, really liked her, took her time and asked me many questions, let me ask questions, started a plan for my dental work.. looking forward to getting this work done.
Gentle Dental Lakewood replied on Jun 25, 2019:
Lisa Franco, we are so happy to read such a great review about Gentle Dental Lakewood!
Google
5.0/5
Jun 12, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Lakewood
They where so nice and they do there professionally I do appreciate it.
Gentle Dental Lakewood replied on Jun 17, 2019:
Thank you again for taking the time to let us know how we did. We hope you have a great day!
Facebook
5.0/5
Jun 4, 2019
Facebook Gentle Dental Lakewood
The dental assistant TaDarwin was gentle when placing the XRAYS in my mouth so I appreciated that. Dr Despande was also gentle while checking the depth of my gum pockets and explained everything in detail while actually showing me the findings on my XRAYS. Elisha was helpful at checkout with scheduling me for treatment around my busy schedule. Over all my dental visit was quick and efficient. I highly recommend the Lakewood Gentle Dental team.
Gentle Dental Lakewood replied on Jun 18, 2019:
Dear Deirdre Griggs, 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 Lakewood, it means a lot to us to know you had a great experience and we look forward to seeing you on your next visit.
Facebook
5.0/5
Jun 4, 2019
Facebook Gentle Dental Lakewood
What a great experience! Dr Deshpande is so friendly,professional and gentle. Sam the hygienist did a fantastic job. Best cleaning I have ever experienced. Stephanie and Elisha treated me like family. Definitely recommend this office
Gentle Dental Lakewood replied on Jun 5, 2019:
We appreciate your positive review about your recent experience with us!
Google
5.0/5
May 31, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Lakewood
Very kind and prompt once I got in. Jessie the Dental Assistant was attentive and friendly, and Dr. Deshpandi was thorough, clear in her communications, and made sure I didn't have any questions. Will be returning in the future for dental work.
Gentle Dental Lakewood replied on Jun 19, 2019:
Dear Tal Edman, 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 Lakewood, 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
May 30, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Lakewood
Great experience and a great doctor. Sam the hygienist did a great job cleaning my teeth.
Gentle Dental Lakewood replied on May 30, 2019:
Dear Tadarwin Hardy, 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 Lakewood, it means a lot to us to know you had a great experience and we look forward to seeing you on your next visit.
Facebook
5.0/5
May 22, 2019
Facebook Gentle Dental Lakewood
This place is professional, clean, and friendly. Would highly recommend Gentle Dental.
Gentle Dental Lakewood replied on Jun 14, 2019:
Your recommendation means so much to us and we're so happy to have earned it. Thank you again for taking the time to let the world know about your positive experience. Have a great day!
Google
5.0/5
May 18, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Lakewood
Dr. Deshpande and her team took really good care of me during my visit. Everyone's super nice, friendly and professional. I usually feel a little nervous at the dentist's. But here, I was made to feel very calm and comfortable throughout my treatment. I really appreciate how Dr. Deshpande explains the treatment plan in detail and patiently answered all my questions. This is definitely gonna be my go-to clinic for all my dental work :-)
Gentle Dental Lakewood replied on Jun 14, 2019:
Bhushan Ramnani, thanks for your praise and kind comments about our team.

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.

WASHINGTON DENTAL SERV
AETNA DMO-PNW
METLIFE PPO
CIGNA PPO
UCCI TRICARE / FMDP
AETNA PPO
PREMERA BC OF WA
UNITED HEALTHCARE PPO
GUARDIAN PPO
UNITED CONCORDIA PPO
METLIFE-TRICARE FAM
DELTA-TRICARE RETIREE
DELTA DENTAL GEORGIA
BC/BS FEDERAL
DELTACARE WDS UNIT
REGENCE BC/BS FEP WA
VETERANS ADMINISTRATION
ANTHEM COMPLETE BC/BS
GEHA - CONNECTION
PRINCIPAL PPO

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

(253) 200-4706

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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We make your life easier with convenient hours including evenings and weekends.

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