Gentling Smiles
Garrett Gentling, DDS:
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Gentling Smiles
Garrett Gentling, DDS
Shoreline, WA













A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 10:30 am to 6:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 7:00 am to 2:30 pm

Thursday: 7:00 am to 2:30 pm

Friday: Closed

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed


Dr. Garrett Gentling, DDS





Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Mike D. from Edmonds, WA (Source: Yelp)


I was a new patient and couldn’t have been more pleased with the experience. The staff and the overall vibe were warm and welcoming. Heidi was a delight, a true professional and Dr. Gentling was thorough and took the time to explain in simple language all that I wanted and needed to know. I’m sold on coming back and being a regular. Mike D

Lori Kutrich (Source: Google)


You always have caution when a new dentist takes over a practice from a dentist and staff you have trusted for years, but Dr. Gentling with his amazing staff from the past and new additions has proven to be wonderful hands to trust my dental work with! I appreciate the personal care they show, the humor and energy in the office and of course feeling I am in excellent hands with Dr. Gentling to meet my dental needs who is up to date on the latest in the dental industry. Thank you Dr. Gentling and staff!

Pam Clement (Source: Facebook)


I love the team at Gentling Smiles! I have been to this office for almost 30 years. Even with changes in the Dentist, the staff and the continued great care is fabulous! I am so happy to have them so close to my home, professional and friendly care for me and my extended family.

Terri R. from Seattle, WA (Source: Yelp)


I had been seeing Dr MacGeorge for 30 years so when he sold the office to Dr Gentling I was naturally unsettled and wondered if it was time to find a dentist closer to home.  I have had four visits to the office now and am completely impressed.  The staff are professional and they have good communication and an easy banter with the doctor.  Dr Gentling is patient, gentle (doesn’t he have a great name!) and thorough.  My biannual checkups went smoothly but I was motivated to write this review after I had a crown placed on the tooth.  The two step procedure went off without a hitch.  There was very little discomfort because they use a topical gel before they use the anesthesia. Dr Gentling and the hygienist were calming and sure of themselves which relaxed me which is hard to do in a dentist’s chair!  The crown is perfect – the color is great and it is smooth.  Exactly as a crown should be.  They were even able to adjust my bite block so that it still fit.  I’ll be with Dr Gentling for the next 30 years!

Kristine McLane (Source: Google)


I’ve been with this practice for more than 10 years. The staff is professional, friendly and knowledgeable. The hygienists and Dr. Gentling all do a great job and they take time to thoroughly answer questions. The front office staff is very helpful when appointment conflicts come up and always try to accommodate patient requests.

Ashley C. from Denver, CO (Source: Yelp)


My family and I have been going to this dental office my whole life — even as a little kid, I never dreaded going to the dentist because of how well they take care of their patients. The same receptionists and hygienists have been here for so long which is a testament to how well the employees are taken care of too. Great family feel — 10/10!

Jesus D. from Lynnwood, WA (Source: Yelp)


This was my first time coming to Gentling Smiles & I had such an amazing experience! From the time I walked into the office, the front desk receptionist was so kind, warm & had great energy. The waiting area was super clean, welcoming and they had comfy chairs Joi did such a great job taking my X-ray’s & explaining the pictures to me and did good job cleaning my teeth she was gentle and it was pain free. On top of it she hooked me up with a bag of goodies to take home Dr.Gentling is amazing!! Very professional & made me feel at ease since I was nervous on going to the dentist from past experiences…he answered all my questions I had and gave me honest answers. Dr.Gentling made my experience so easy and enjoyable hands down my favorite Dr.!!! I felt so well taken care of during my visit. The whole team was wonderful I can’t recommend Dr.Gentling and his team enough!!! I left with a big smile on my face I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this place & look forward to my next visit!

Dakota (Source: Google)


I’ve been going to Gentling Smiles since Garrett became the residential dentist there. He is compassionate, kind and highly educated in dentistry. Everytime I visit him, I learn something new, and he never judges me in my failings. Heidi who works there is one of the most friendly and empathetic employees I’ve met.. She is down to earth and taught me a lot about dental care. Highly, highly recommend this place for someone looking for a safe, experienced dentistry, full of amazing people!

NM (Source: Google)


Best move I recently made was switching to Gentling Smiles. Very professional and welcoming staff. Dr Gentling is highly skilled and puts you immediately at ease. Heidi the hygienist is top notch, she is incredibly thorough. She explains, teaches, and makes sure you are completely comfortable. I already booked my next visit and have zero reservations about recommending them to anyone!

Heather K. from Seattle, WA (Source: Yelp)


I recently switched to here from somewhere else. Everyone was super friendly, from the front desk staff to Dr. Gentling himself! I appreciated how easy it was to schedule and receiving text reminders. The hygienist was friendly and thorough and made the experience comfortable. I needed new retainers and Garrett helped me pick the best option for me without pushing the more expensive option. Overall it has been a great experience there!

Kallen Y. from Bothell, WA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve always felt nervous going to the dentist but the staff at Dr. Gentling’s office are so nice, warm and friendly that I no longer worry. Dr. Gentling is very nice, and takes his time to explain everything to his patients when coming up with a treatment plan. If you are looking for a great dentist to add to your yearly routine, I highly recommend Gentling Smiles.

Sein Letema (Source: Google)


The staff at Dr. Gentling are amazing. As soon as you walk in through the doors the receptionist greet you with a smile and they call you by name. The hygienists and dental assistants are knowledgeable. Dr. Gentling is very thorough, and he answers all questions asked honestly. I enjoy going to Gentling Smiles. I recommend it to anyone that is looking for dentist.

Ellie M. from Seattle, WA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Gentling and staff are amazing! I have been coming here as a regular patient before seeing Dr. MacGeorge and will continue to see Dr. Gentling and Charli. They are very detailed when it comes to cleaning and maintaining your overall dental health. He is very knowledgeable and explains things very throughly. He has definitely gained a new patient for life!

Nicholas B. from Hermosa Beach, Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I recently had my first visit at Gentling Smiles and I have to say that it was a refreshing experience. After my previous office seemed like a never ending games of musical chairs with a different dentist and hygienist every time I came in, this office has a much more personal feel to it. Rhonda was my dental hygienist and did a wonderful job explaining things and cleaning my teeth. It felt like she really did a thorough job. The front office and Dr. Gentling were great too, they all were very helpful and knowledgeable. I’ve definitely found a dental office here in Shoreline that’s a great fit for me and I’ll be spreading the word.

Julia S. from Kihei, HI (Source: Yelp)


This was my first time visiting Gentling Smiles and it was a great experience. His staff were all very friendly and welcoming. I’ve always had anxiety about the dentist but Dr. Gentling made sure to take his time with me and I didn’t feel rushed. I felt extremely comfortable and he made the experience quick and easy. Definitely would recommend this office if you are in the shoreline area.

Shelby Adams (Source: Facebook)


Dr. Gentling and his team are wonderful! My last dentist was not someone I felt cared enough about me as a patient to be responsible for an essential part of my health, so I decided to switch. From the receptionists to my hygienist to Dr. Gentling, I was shown a level of care that has been missing from my dental experience. I’m so happy I made the switch and so are my teeth! Their hours are also great for trying to schedule an appointment around a busy work schedule! Thanks Dr. Gentling!

Julie Ferris (Source: Google)


I am so glad I decided to keep going to this office after Dr. MacGeorge retired! Charlie is the best hygienist I have ever had ( so friendly, gentle, caring). I highly recommend her! I have had a crown put on by Dr. Gentling, and he is a wonderful dentist. Give them a call and make an appointment for your needs ; you won’t be disappointed.

Brenda Simpkins (Source: Google)


Don’t let the traditional medical/dental office building fool you, this practice is vibrant, innovative and state of the art! The entire staff is friendly and helpful, professional and knowledgeable. Dr. Gentling has a very calm, capable demeanor and goes out of his way to explain procedures, options, etc. Very happy with the care my entire family receives here.

Patrick C. from Seattle, WA (Source: Yelp)


My family and I have been going to this dental office for over 25 years and at least twice per year. That’s easily over 200 visits and none of us have had anything but a good experience. We were a bit disappointed when Dr. MacGeorge decided to hang it up and focus on fun but he took good care of us even in retirement. His replacement, Dr. Gentling is a perfect fit for this practice. The majority of the staff decided to stay, which tells you a lot, and they are all happy to see you. I mean genuinely happy to see you. I always try to have a good joke ready for Charli and she pretends to laugh. Great dentist office!

Andrea C. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


Truly exceptional in EVERY way! From the ladies at the front desk, to the dental assistants and yes even Dr. Gentling!  It’s rare to find an office that works so seamlessly and where all have genuine concern for comfort, flexibility and most of all what’s best for the patient not the pocket book of the Dr. (yes Dr. Gentling truly wants to do what’s best for your teeth, not his profit)  After horrible experiences years ago, I am extremely excited that I’ve found this office and staff. Customer service is everything and this office has mastered it!

Keegan Sherry (Source: Google)


My family and I have been patients at this office for my entire life. I am genuinely excited for my dentist appointments because every single staff member is so friendly and welcoming. I have never had a bad experience there in 17 years. I really appreciate how the dentists will tell you what they’re doing in your mouth before they do it, each step of the way. They’re always gentle and they always make sure you’re comfortable throughout the process of your appointment. Just overall very kind, caring people! I walk in smiling and I leave smiling even bigger. 🙂

Teresa Banderas (Source: Google)


Yesterday was my first visit to Gentling Smiles and I was so impressed with the professional care I received from Dr. Gentling and his staff that it made my experience to the dentist a happy one! The doctor was very prompt in addressing all my questions and concerns.The dental hygienist (Jeannette) left my teeth feeling squeaky clean! I am very much looking forward to my next dental visit at Gentling Smiles. Thank you! & Happy Holidays!…Teresa

Benjamin G. from Bellevue, WA (Source: Yelp)


I had the pleasure of working with Dr. Garrett Gentling for almost a year after he returned from Hawaii where he was previously working.  As a dentist myself, I know first hand how talented, intelligent, and professional Dr. Gentling is.  Due to his higher skill level and advanced training, he surgically placed all the implants for the office.  He was also the only dentist in the office delivering Botox to patients.  If you’re looking for an intelligent (graduated in the top of his class) and extremely skilled and talented dentist, Dr. Gentling is the right choice for you and your family.

Kathryn L. from Seattle, WA (Source: Yelp)


Like most people, I’m not a big fan of having work done on my teeth. I had chemically bonded teeth since I was 17 and they were stained. Badly needed repair! Dr. Gentling and Bobbie as well as all of the staff are the kindest and most comfortable staff I have ever experienced in a dental office. High tech equipment and gentle, professional work were the big bonuses. I am so pleased with the Pro job done on my porcelain veneers and the informative service before and during the process. I highly recommend getting your veneers or any dentistry done here – regardless of where you live!

Katherine L. from Granite Falls, WA (Source: Yelp)


This is by far the best Dentist and the best Staff in the entire city. My husband who is a doctor and myself, have been coming to this dentist practice for over 25 years. Dr. MacGeorge retired, keeping the same wonderful staff and bringing on Dr. Gentling to replace him. You could not ask for a better Dentist or staff. Anyone who says different must be crazy in the head. He just finished a very challenging and difficult procedure with a bridge between my two implants. Now, it’s absolutely perfect. Dr. Gentling took his time, and being the professional he is, went out of his way to make sure everything was perfect and precise before finishing the job. This took time with the Lab, called and discussed options with me. Most dentists would of never given me the attention to detail like Dr. Gentling did. He is a wonderful dentist and caring person who is extremely persistent on achieving perfection. His staff has advanced customer service abilities as well as, knowledgeable. They are a blessing to me.

Charles B. from Seattle, WA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Gentling and his staff are very welcoming and friendly. The cleanings I’ve received have been very thorough and extensive. I like that there’s no pressure to get procedures that I don’t necessarily need right now. I was given the information I needed to make an informed decision. Highly recommend this dental office.

Max MacCamy (Source: Google)


Gentling Smiles may as well be renamed Gentle Smiles! Dr. Gentling and his staff are excellent and have a great touch. I’ve never had a problem with going to the dentist, but I was slightly afraid having to go see a new dentist for the first time in my life. Luckily, I chose the correct replacement! The welcoming desk, the hygienists, and Dr. Gentling create a warm and inviting environment that should help anyone that may have a fear of going to the dentist. Added bonus is Stella the office dog who is the cutest french bulldog you will ever see!

Chris Reynolds (Source: Google)


I have been going to this office for a long time. When Dr. Macgeorge retired I was sorry to see him go, but have been pleased to continue with Dr. Gentling. I have been very happy with the dental hygienists there (my teeth have some tricky issues) including a new hygienist I saw today, and with the care of Dr. Gentling.

Linda F. from Edmonds, WA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Gentling and his staff are the best.  Heidi and Charlie are not only knowledgeable and talented hygienist but very pleasant to be around.  The front office staff is efficient while making you feel that they not only want to help you but are enthusiastic while doing so.  This is a new dental experience for me, Dr Gentling does not “up sell” or try to push unnecessary procedures.  He is confident and certainly gives you a sense of ease and makes you look forward to your next appointment.  This was the best most thorough teeth cleaning I have ever received.  I highly recommend this dental practice Gentling Smiles!

Tim C. from Seattle, WA (Source: Yelp)


I really appreciate the kind, gentle care I receive at Gentling Smiles. I am a long term patient and it is comforting to know that Dr Gentling is up to date on all the latest technologies. I especially enjoy having my teeth cleaned by Charli who thoroughly explains what’s coming next. I whole heartedly recommend Gentling Smiles.

Kathleen Saneto (Source: Google)


Dr. Gentling is great! My entire family goes to his dental practice. He is very knowledgeable, professional, gentle, and very pleasant. And all his staff are wonderful too, from the dental hygienists to the office personnel. You can feel how much they care about you as a patient. I would highly recommend Dr. Gentling to everyone!