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Gentle Dental Capitol Hill

535 Broadway E , Seattle, WA 98102

Hours

Monday – Tuesday 7:00-5:30
Wednesday 9:00-7:00
Thursday 7:00-5:00
Friday Closed
Saturday 8:00-4:00 (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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    Ortho Special

    Braces from $99 Month

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      $84 Exam & X-Rays

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        To Know Us Is To Love Us

        LEARN ABOUT US

        The Capitol Hill Gentle Dental is conveniently located in the shopping plaza at the southwest corner of Broadway East and East Mercer Street ,right next to ZoomCare.

        We accept almost all major dental insurance plans, and for those without coverage we offer payment plans as well as the Gentle Dental Smile Plan, which offers reduced rates of 20 percent or more on most procedures. For your convenience, we offer early morning, late evening, and weekend hours so you can make your appointment fit easily into your schedule.

        Our facility offers all the general family dentistry services you need. We serve patients of all ages, from infants to adults. We provide routine checkups, teeth cleaning and whitening, root canals, bridge work, dental veneers, orthodontics, and much more.

        Our caring administrative staff will make sure you’re taken care of before and after appointments. Parking is available in the nearby Joule Apartments, and we will validate your parking for up to one hour there. Let us know how we can help you brighten your smile today by giving us a call at 206-455-8708.

        Meet The Team

        WHO WE ARE

        • Aravind Buddula

          Aravind Buddula

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

        Reviews

        SEE WHAT OUR PATIENTS HAVE TO SAY!

        4.9 /5
        259 reviews
        Google
        4.0/5
        Apr 6, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Capitol Hill
        Jeff was so great! The best cleaning and very professional. Great service
        Gentle Dental Capitol Hill replied on Apr 6, 2021:
        Hi Jean-Paul, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Mar 16, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Capitol Hill
        I have been a patient since 2017 and never had a problem with them. These people are so professional. They will make you feel welcomed. Treatments and procedure wise, excellent. I had a big issue with my insurance and Natalie had helped me all throughout the process. She is an awesome lady. This clinic is highly recommendable!
        Gentle Dental Capitol Hill replied on Apr 9, 2021:
        Vivian, we strive for 100% satisfaction, and it is great to see you had such a positive experience at Gentle Dental Capitol Hill.
        Facebook
        5.0/5
        Mar 13, 2021
        Facebook Gentle Dental Capitol Hill
        Appointments begin promptly or before the set time! Well-managed office; accurate insurance filing too! Nice, skilled, careful dentist (he may even sing while working!) He helps the patient make educated decisions about their teeth -not selling something you don’t need. Last week he repaired a chipped porcelain crown with a filling instead of making me get a new crown. I trusted him when another crown did need to be replaced. They carefully follow COVID safety protocol all year. The office is clean.
        Gentle Dental Capitol Hill replied on Apr 8, 2021:
        Dear Kathy, Thank you for the delightful feedback. At the Gentle Dental Capitol Hill, 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 10, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Capitol Hill
        I really love this office. I’ve been going here for 5 years and have had such a great experience. They go out of their way to make patients comfortable. They inform patients when they are going to touch them and why. Dr Fletcher is so kind and professional. The hygienists are excellent and provide direct and helpful feedback that have improved my oral health. I now live 20min away and still plan to go to this office.
        Gentle Dental Capitol Hill replied on Mar 10, 2021:
        Dear Teresa, Thank you for the kind feedback. At the Gentle Dental Capitol Hill, 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
        Jan 20, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Capitol Hill
        They have really helped me get my teeth fixed they are nice, not judgemental or pushy. I also love the office manager!♡♡♡ I can't thank them enough for helping me!! I went there because it was close but I'd travel to get there!!
        Gentle Dental Capitol Hill replied on Jan 26, 2021:
        Dear B, Thank you for taking the time to post your kind words. At, Gentle Dental Capitol Hill, 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
        Dec 9, 2020
        Facebook Gentle Dental Capitol Hill
        I can’t say enough wonderful things about the whole team here from the front desk staff, office manager Natalie, to the dentist, dental assistants and dental hygienist everyone is so kind, professional and accommodating. I needed several large metal fillings from my childhood crowned but had been putting it off during grad school and because, despite being in the medical field myself, I’ve always had anxiety going to the dentist. Dr. Fletcher and dental assistant Marley made me feel so comfortable and have made the entire process as painless as possible. I’ve never felt like any of the treatments recommended were unnecessary as I have with past dentists. Dr. Fletcher has always done beautiful work and clearly has so much experience, he takes the time to explain the procedures and why they’re necessary. I’m so happy with how my crowns have turned out (which is so important to preserve the health of my teeth for a lifetime). They’ve been able to get me in consistently to get the work I needed done quickly, while making me feel safe and protected during this unprecedented pandemic. The hygienist has also been great, keeping my teeth and gums beautiful and healthy. I will definitely be a patient here for life, special thank you to the whole team for working and taking care of your patients despite this pandemic.
        Gentle Dental Capitol Hill replied on Dec 15, 2020:
        Dear Andrea Cowan, Thank you for the delightful feedback. At the Gentle Dental Capitol Hill, 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
        Dec 9, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Capitol Hill
        I can’t say enough wonderful things about the whole team here from the front desk staff, office manager Natalie, to the dentist, dental assistants and dental hygienist everyone is so kind, professional and accommodating. I needed several large metal fillings from my childhood crowned but had been putting it off during grad school and because, despite being in the medical field myself, I’ve always had anxiety going to the dentist. Dr. Fletcher and dental assistant Marley made me feel so comfortable and have made the entire process as painless as possible. I’ve never felt like any of the treatments recommended were unnecessary as I have with past dentists. Dr. Fletcher has always done beautiful work and clearly has so much experience, he takes the time to explain the procedures and why they’re necessary. I’m so happy with how my crowns have turned out (which is so important to preserve the health of my teeth for a lifetime). They’ve been able to get me in consistently to get the work I needed done quickly, while making me feel safe and protected during this unprecedented pandemic. The hygienist has also been great, keeping my teeth and gums beautiful and healthy. I will definitely be a patient here for life, special thank you to the whole team for working and taking care of your patients despite this pandemic.
        Gentle Dental Capitol Hill replied on Dec 11, 2020:
        Dear Andrea Cowan, 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 Capitol Hill, 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
        Nov 12, 2020
        Facebook Gentle Dental Capitol Hill
        I had my first steak in over thirty-five years! Thank you, Dr. Fletcher, for making my plate. This is really cool. 😁
        Gentle Dental Capitol Hill replied on Nov 12, 2020:
        5 stars
        Google
        5.0/5
        Nov 12, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Capitol Hill
        Gentle Dental on Broadway exceeded our expectations big time. My boyfriend has been going for a few months preparing for a partial denture on bottom and full on top....I didnt even know they did this service? Natalie the office manager is an amazing support with kindness, knowledge, patience and truly caring about the people that come in. She explained the process multiple times to us since we knew nothing about dentures and helped with the anxiety my boyfriend had over this this long overdue procedure. Everyone was professional from the front desk to.the dentists. Visiting the dentist can be scary especially in Covid and they were on it with temp taking and sanitation. I/we would recommend to everyone who needs this type of work done or smalller jobs. The boyfriend was embarrassed about his teeth and they treated him with the respect and dignity he deserved with no judgement. He hasnt stopped smiling and looks so amazing and natural. Thanks Gentle Dental!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Oct 21, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Capitol Hill
        I have pretty strong dental phobia & anxiety and I can honestly say the filling I just got with Dr Fletcher was the most pleasant dental experience I’ve ever had. The team was so kind and patient with me, explained everything, checked in often. I felt like I could pause if I needed to, but didn’t even have to. I can’t even believe that I’m reviewing a dental practice, much less giving it 5 stars, but here it is. Truly. Go. And no, I didn’t opt for the nitrous offered so I’m not high writing this. I am, however, still numb cuz it didn’t hurt a bit!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Aug 20, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Capitol Hill
        Jhef the hygienist is great for squeamish people like me. He had the gentlest touch and made what could have been very unpleasant very tolerable. The staff at this place are so caring and take such good care of you. Natalie will bend over backwards to get you scheduled in what is understandably a busy practice.
        Google
        5.0/5
        Feb 20, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Capitol Hill
        Everyone was extremely professional and nice. I felt very welcomed at my first visit.
        Google
        5.0/5
        Jan 15, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Capitol Hill
        Dr. Fletcher does exceptional work and keeps me comfortable with my sensitivity. I no longer have high anxiety going to the dentist. It used to be so bad I wouldn’t go and paid a price for that. All of the techs are super friendly and know what they are doing. The office manager Tress is super fun and handles the financial part well. I enjoy going there and I highly recommend this place.
        Google
        4.0/5
        Nov 18, 2019
        Google Gentle Dental Capitol Hill
        First appointment, scheduled easily over the phone with clear-spoken, receptionist. The hygienist introduced himself and explained the sequence for my appointment. AfterDr. Fletcher came in, introduced himself and went over my Med history, the hygienist executed the X-rays quickly, speaking encouragingly throughout. The digital X-rays appeared on a screen in front of me. Dr. Fletcher returned to review the X-rays and check the fillings and gums in my mouth. His procedure was systemic, and the hygienist documented carefully. Dr. Fletcher showed me the things he saw, pointing to the X-rays. I was taken to the front desk where I received a print-out of the recommended treatments, complete with estimated costs, insurance coverage and estimated cost to me. I was able to schedule the treatment within a few weeks despite the holidays. (The only reason I took off a star, is my preference for completing med history ahead of appointments using a keyboard, instead of trying to remember it on the spot in the waiting room.)
        Google
        5.0/5
        Oct 29, 2019
        Google Gentle Dental Capitol Hill
        I used to start sweating about 3 days before my dentist appointments as I USED to have an extreme fear of any dental work. Gentle Dental is very, very upbeat and friendly, totally capable and up on the latest techniques and equipment, and above all, they really are GENTLE! For me, no more gas to get through a cleaning, no more sweating, no more cancelling last minute out of fear. I still have my irrational fear, but I know now that when I go to Dr. Fletcher and his staff that I am going to be fine. I cannot recommend the Capital Hill office enough -- from reception to service to special consultations to accounting --it's all professional, friendly, and fair. Update: I recently had gum grafts by Dr. Buddula and his assistant Brian: they are equally professional and very friendly and cordial. Dr. B even gives you his cell number in case of problems: and he answered! He and Brian took great care of me! I'm sticking with Gentle Dental!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Sep 29, 2019
        Google Gentle Dental Capitol Hill
        WE WERE LOOKING FOR A DENTAL LOCATION IN SEATTLE WE COULD TRUST, FOR OUR SON WHO IS ATTENDING UW-SEATTLE, WE ARE IN ANOTHER STATE. GENTLE DENTAL CAPITOL HILL WAS RECOMMENDED. CHRISTY- INTERDENT ORTHODONITIC MGR/COORDINATOR FOR WEST COAST SET IT UP. ALL WENT LIKE CLOCKWORK, PREPARATION WAS KEY. STEPHEN & HOPE-SEATTLE COORDINATED THE CAPITOL HILL ORTHODONITIC TREATMENT-GREAT. DANNY-MGR-SEATTLE CAPITOL HILL COORDINATED THE ADMINISTRATIVE - GREAT. OVERALL VERY PLEASED. PROFESSIONAL, TIMELY AND VERY GOOD VALUE, THANK YOU GENTLE DENTAL CAPITOL HILL TEAM & INTERDENT FOR YOUR PROFESSIONALISM, TECHNICAL EXPERTISE AND TRUSTED VALUE. PLEASED OUR SON IS IN GOOD HANDS FOR HIS DENTAL AND ORTHODONITIC WORK.
        Gentle Dental Capitol Hill replied on Oct 16, 2019:
        Dear Steven J, Thank you for taking the time to post your kind words. At, Gentle Dental Capitol Hill, it means a lot to us to know you had a great experience and we look forward to seeing your son on his next visit.
        Google
        5.0/5
        Sep 17, 2019
        Google Gentle Dental Capitol Hill
        Amazing work done on my gums by Dr. Baddula! A huge Thank You to him and the staff for taking such great care of me
        Gentle Dental Capitol Hill replied on Oct 8, 2019:
        Lina Shershunova, thank you for your kind review; we are happy to pass along your comments to the team here at Gentle Dental Capitol Hill!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Jun 23, 2019
        Google Gentle Dental Capitol Hill
        Dr Fletcher made my appointment the most positive dentist experience I’ve ever had. I was incredibly nervous to come in for gum cleaning, and am very uneasy around shots, especially in my mouth. Dr Fletcher knew that I was nervous and was so incredibly kind and caring when he was working with me and made me feel like my comfort and experience truly mattered to him. I would 12/10 recommend this office because of him! Thank you so much!
        Gentle Dental Capitol Hill replied on Jun 25, 2019:
        Dear Riann Tice, Thank you for the delightful feedback. At the Gentle Dental Capitol Hill, 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
        Jun 13, 2019
        Google Gentle Dental Capitol Hill
        Unfortunately I've been to the dentist many times in my life. Over the last 4 years my teeth have gone from crooked and full of cavities to straight and clean. The ortho team, the dental hygienists, and Dr. Fletcher are all true professionals who always greet you with a smile of their own. Another special shout out goes to Danny, who expertly manages the front desk, and is always a bright spot in my day at the dentist.
        Gentle Dental Capitol Hill replied on Jun 18, 2019:
        Dear Jordan White, 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 Capitol Hill, 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
        Apr 11, 2019
        Google Gentle Dental Capitol Hill
        I go here for regular dental care and Invisalign orthodontics. The dental care here is above and beyond anything I’ve experienced before. Every time I go for cleaning, they rate the gums by each tooth and put it in my chart. My gum health has improved greatly. I’ve also had tooth whitening there and am very happy with the results. My teeth are much straighter and my bite is better after months of Invisalign treatment. Dr. Fletcher, Dr. Matthys, the dental assistants and all the staff are wonderful.
        Gentle Dental Capitol Hill replied on Apr 15, 2019:
        Dear Sarah Webb, Thank you for the delightful feedback. At the Gentle Dental Capitol Hill, 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

        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

        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
        AETNA PPO
        PREMERA BC OF WA
        GUARDIAN PPO
        UNITED HEALTHCARE PPO
        DELTA CA-PPO
        PRINCIPAL PPO
        UCCI TRICARE / FMDP
        DELTACARE WDS UNIT
        UNITED CONCORDIA PPO
        HUMANA PPO
        DELTA DENTAL GEORGIA
        HEALTHCOMP
        ASSURANT FORTIS PPO
        METLIFE-TRICARE FAM
        DELTA WI - SELF INSURED

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

        (206) 455-8708

        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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