Gentle Dental & Orthodontics

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Gentle Dental & Orthodontics – Why Work For Us?

In 1978, an entrepreneurial group of dentists realized that they could focus more on the practice of dentistry if they had someone manage the business for them. Under the name of “Gentle Dental,” this group grew into a multi-site practice in Portland, Oregon, and Vancouver, Washington, and eventually became Gentle Dental Services Inc. The company merged in 1998 with a similar dental practice services organization with offices in California and Hawaii, to form Wisdom Holdings Inc. On February 8, 1999, the name was changed to InterDent Inc. and the company expanded into several additional states.

Today, InterDent provides support services to over 150 affiliated dental offices employing more than 450 dentists in the following eight states: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Kansas, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Washington. InterDent’s affiliated offices benefit from professional management, economies of scale, superior information systems, and specialization of functions. Our network delivers comprehensive dentistry to over one million patients annually, including general, orthodontics, periodontics, endodontics, pedodontics, prosthodontics, and oral surgery.

​​About Gentle Dental​​

Gentle Dental is the principal brand of InterDent, a service organization with over 150 affiliated dental offices serving over one million patients each year. Gentle Dental provides high-quality comprehensive care including general dentistry, orthodontics, periodontics, endodontics, pedodontics, prosthodontic and oral surgery. Headquartered in Inglewood California and Vancouver Washington, InterDent has practices in 8 western states under the brands Gentle Dental, Smile Keepers Dental, Affordable Dental Care, Capitol Dental and Dedicated Dental.

Gentle Dental offers a multi-tiered professional career path for its affiliated practitioners, The company operates a Clinical Leadership Board (CLB) responsible for providing clinical support and guidance to ensure and continuously improve the high quality of dental care provided in the Gentle Dental Affiliated Practices and assists in the continued development of Gentle Dental Affiliated practitioners.

Gentle Dental is committed to providing patients with:

  • Respect and compassion
  • Open communication
  • High-quality and affordable dental care
  • Comfortable offices and treatments
  • Convenience in location, scheduling and financing

​​Careers With Gentle Dental​​

As an industry leader, Gentle Dental provides a large network of resources, including an experienced practice management staff and outstanding benefits to help our employees grow in their careers.

Our flourishing network means additional job opportunities in more locations. Gentle Dental and its supported affiliated dentists employ diverse populations which creates a culture of unique insights and talents.

So whether you’re a dentist seeking to partner with us, a new grad willing to trade your optimistic energy for broad benefits and a “foot in the door”, or a dental assistant just finishing up school—Gentle Dental has the resources you need to achieve true personal and career success.

​​Associate Dentist Opportunities​​

Your career path begins as an Associate Dentist in a Gentle Dental supported office. Whether you are a recent grad or practiced for some time you won't be alone. You will have plenty of other dental professionals supporting you to confer and collaborate with as you continue to grow in your career.

​​Specialist Opportunities​​

​Providing the most comprehensive dental care in the industry means having the best dental specialists working at Gentle Dental affiliated offices, from Orthodontists, Oral Surgeons, Endodontists, Periodontists and Pediatric Dentists. You’ll have all the resources necessary to provide that care too, from state-of-the-art technology to a talented administrative staff that takes care of patient appointments and paperwork.

​​Hygienist Opportunities​​

Dental Hygienists are important members of our dental health care team at Gentle Dental. You have the opportunity to use your interpersonal and clinical skills in delivering the highest quality of oral health needs of our patients. You'll work with highly skilled clinicians who are dedicated to clinical excellence in a collaborative, fast paced and friendly environment.

If you are committed to providing a perfect patient experience, and are enthusiastic about your dental treatment and oral hygiene care, we want to hear from you today!

​​Dental Practice Support Opportunities​​

Patients choose Gentle Dental because they know they will consistently receive efficient, fast and easy service. They can trust that we will listen to their needs and individualize their care.

That’s why our Gentle Dental support staff is so important to our success: you make sure patients have a perfect experience, from confirming appointments to explaining treatment plans to follow-up calls.

We are seeking bright, outgoing support employees who have an optimistic attitude and a collaborative spirit, joined together with a contagious smile from the inside out.

​​Corporate Business Opportunities​​

Gentle Dental understands that a great company is only as strong and effective as the people that work within it. We are committed to fostering an environment that attracts and embraces the brightest minds and creating a culture that welcomes a diversity of ideas and perspectives while encouraging growth and rewarding performance.

Are you a talented, highly motivated, hardworking and passionate about your career? Are you looking for challenging and diverse work experience? Do you want to work for a company that will value your individuality and ability to deliver results? If so, please click on the link below to view open positions at our corporate business office.


At Gentle Dental, we aim to provide our network of affiliated doctors and staff with a competitive compensation package. Our benefits include:

  • Healthcare (Medical, Prescription Drugs, Dental, and Vision)
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Life/AD&D/LTD Insurance
  • Voluntary Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Accident Coverage
  • Legal Plan & Identity Theft Protection
  • 401k savings plan​
  • Tuition Reimbursement

​​Clinician Rewards

Benefits for Gentle Dental Affiliated Dentists:

  • Focus on Dentistry: we’ll take the burden of practice management off your shoulders.
  • Sizable Income Opportunity: with one of the largest dental practice management companies.
  • Steady Patient Flow: generated to enhance your practice.
  • A Multi-Tiered Professional Career Path: tailor made for you.
  • Malpractice Coverage provided at no cost.
  • State & DEA license reimbursement based on years of service.
  • Health Insurance including an HSA option.
  • 401k Plan.

​​Gentle Dental - A Diverse Workplace​​

Gentle Dental is committed to diversity. Not only do we advertise jobs in a variety of places (such as diversity hiring sites) in an effort to attract all ethnic groups, genders, ages, and cultures; we also implement work/life navigation strategies (such as posting jobs on Flex websites to offer options for people needing non-traditional schedules—new mothers, for instance).

Gentle Dental aspires to nurture the unique differences in each and every associate who signs on as part of our team. After all, it’s who you are that keeps Gentle Dental a community leader.

"We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer."

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Additional Info

Headquarters Inglewood, CA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1978
Type Company - Private
Industry Health Care
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

Gentle Dental and Orthodontics is the principal brand of InterDent, a service organization with over 150 affiliated dental offices serving over one million patients each year. Gentle Dental provides high-quality comprehensive care including general dentistry, orthodontics, periodontics, endodontics, pedodontics, prosthodontic and oral surgery. Headquartered in Inglewood California and Vancouver Washington, InterDent has practices in 8 western states.

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