I don't particularly enjoy sitting in a chair and having my teeth poked at by pointy metal instruments, but since it has to be done, I'm glad that Dr. Mimi Salkola is my dentist. She is one of the friendliest people I know, and I can tell that she genuinely cares about her patients. I had a couple of deep cleanings done a few weeks back, and on both occasions Dr. Salkola called me from her home the following evening to ask how I was doing. She is very good at what she does, and the procedures she's done for me (including a recent crown) have all been relatively painless.
The dental assistants/hygienists I've come across at Gentle Dental have all been great, and Mimee (who is in fact a separate entity from the aforementioned dentist Mimi) is always a pleasure to talk to. Additionally, the front office has been nothing but helpful and polite, even going so far as to come up with a special payment option that would reduce the burden on me, since they know I'm currently working my way through grad school. I highly recommend Gentle Dental, and especially Dr. Salkola
I've been with Gentle Dental for about five years. I have an extended circle of friends in the Peninsula and South Bay. I've sent dozens of them to Dr. Mimi Salkola and Gentle Dental, and every single one has given me a glowing report of their experience. Dr. Salkola is exceptional - she is highly competent, caring, and personal. She offers options and is sensitive to all issues including finances and patient comfort. In my 70 years I have not had a better dentist - not one comes close.
The front staff was very friendly and helpful answered all my questions that I had and wait time was not too long. The Dr I saw was very good at explaining treatment to me that was needed and why it was important and was able to start treatment on the same day, had no discomfort after treatment was done. Over all I had a great experience would definitely recommend this office if you are looking for a gentle dentist.
I have had nothing but good experiences with Gentle Dental over the years. I have a sensitive mouth and the doctor has been very caring in making sure I don't suffer even during major dental "projects." She is also impeccable and very precise - she does outstanding work. A recent crown replacement looks wonderful and is very comfortable for eating. I have many friends who are patients, and all of them rave about her.
My Dr. Salkola (Mimi) is a dear friend and she does an outstanding, professional topnotch job...she strives for almost perfection as i stated earlier nothing can be perfect. If she isn't satisfied with her work, she will do it again at not extra charge, until it is to her satisfaction. I trust all my kids with this OUTSTANDING, SUPERB AND EXTREMELY FRIENDLY STAFF....i feel like family there and am treated as such.
Because of my work, I tend to move often, which gives me a great perspective to dentists and dentistry in general. Dr. Sakola is by far the best dentist I have had. She is very careful, gentle, and conscientious. Her work is organized and well thought-out. I feel that I get first rate dental care with good price. And I know because of my experiences with many dental offices. I cannot be happier.
The hygienist was amazing. She explained what she was doing throughout the appointment, and she was very thorough with the work that she was doing. I love being able to leave there with a big smile on my face. And the office staff and assistance are always so pleasant.
Gentle Dental emphasizes teaching you how to properly care for your teeth...proactive! The dentist always clearly explains what they need to do when working on your teeth and are "gentle" in performing their skill!
This is the right office for anyone who is a little nervous about visiting the Dentist. The entire staff is amazing and accomodating, and Dr. Tai teaches you regarding her assessment and plan using x-rays and drawings.