A Legacy of Excellence since 1948

A Legacy of Excellence Since 1948

A Legacy of Excellence Since 1948

A Rich History of Exceptional Dental Care

Welcome to Gentling Dental Care

Welcome to Gentling Dental Care, where we redefine dental care as a family affair. Our mission is simple: to provide peace of mind alongside top-notch dental health and radiant smiles.

At Gentling Dental Care, we understand that a trip to the dentist is about more than just cleanings or procedures—it’s about trust, comfort, and a sense of belonging. That’s why we treat each patient like a member of our own family, ensuring they feel welcomed from the moment they walk through our doors until they leave with confidence.
With a legacy spanning nearly 75 years, our commitment to excellence remains unwavering. Led by Dr. Gentling’s founding principles, our team of dental professionals continues to uphold the highest standards of care while embracing innovation to meet the evolving needs of our patients.

All the Services You Need in One Place


The Clear Choice For A Straighter Smile

Cosmetic Dentistry

Your Personalized Path to a Gorgeous Smile

Family Dentistry

Protecting Smiles Young and Old

Crowns & Bridges

The Building Blocks of a Renewed Smile

See What Makes Us Different

Our Friendly Dental Team Treats Everyone Like Family

Thorough Consultation

Treatment Plan

Every Dental
Need Covered

Committed to Continuous Improvement

Why do we do what we do?

Because we believe that everyone deserves access to personalized, approachable, and quality dental care. Whether it’s ensuring your child can smile confidently in their school photo, providing comprehensive dental solutions for every stage of life, or offering flexible payment options to fit your budget, we’re here to make your dental experience exceptional.

But it’s not just about the quality of our work—it’s about the variety of services we offer and the emotional comfort we provide. From routine check-ups to cosmetic enhancements and everything in between, we strive to exceed your expectations and make you feel like a valued member of our dental family. 

Meet Your
Award-Winning Doctors

A Qualified Team of Dentists Dedicated to Your Smile

At Gentling Dental Care, we strongly believe that four heads are better than one – that’s why our dental office features a team of knowledgeable doctors who all bring unique strengths and skills to the table! At the same time, they share a similar passion for trustworthy, family-friendly dentistry that always adheres to very high clinical standards. To put it simply, they never perform care that they wouldn’t recommend to their very own loved ones.

Dr. Ryan Henrichsen

Dr. Phil Pattee

Dr. Melissa McColloch

Dr. Erich Eichwald

Dr. Scott Gruwell

Read Our Reviews

The Proof is in Our Patients

“Gentling staff graciously fit me into a busy day for a tooth pain emergency. The dentist and assistant quickly found the problem, applied a temporary fix and gave me a treatment plan for follow up. Everyone clearly knew what they were doing. Everyone was friendly and welcoming. All good here!”

- George D.

“I had a wonderful experience during my recent visit. The staff were not only friendly and professional but also genuinely cared about me as both a person and a patient. They consistently take the time to get to know you, your family, and your care needs. Additionally, the services provided were top-notch. Overall, I highly recommend this dental practice to anyone looking for exceptional care.”

- Joe D.

“I had chipped the corner of my front tooth when I was a kid and had a composite filling that time really took a toll on. So, I got an appointment scheduled to get a new filling! Dr. Melissa and Kristie did a wonderful, efficient, and painless job on my tooth. They matched the color and shape perfectly. You can't even tell I have a filling! Thanks for your great work!”

- Meredith M.

“Gentling 's dentists and staff are all very kind, patient, and friendly. Our entire family agreed upon a five star rating for Gentling. We highly recommend Gentling for any family, kids and adults.”

- Todd Z.

Contact us today to learn more about Invisalign braces, teeth whitening, implants, and more!

A Truly Comprehensive Dental Exam That Considers the Whole You

While your teeth may take center stage, a patient’s oral health consists of several moving parts that can affect not only your oral health, but your day-to-day quality of life as well. At Gentling Dental Care, we take the time to look at the entire system and fix problems at their source. Make your appointment today for an Invisalign consultation, teeth whitening, or implants. 

Gain a beautiful smile without any bulky braces

If you’ve ever wanted to improve your smile, but dreaded the idea of bulky brackets and wires that poke your gums, Invisalign might be the solution for you! Using clear, customized trays, our dental team can help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted without braces.

Compared to braces, Invisalign treatments…

  • Are less obvious to other people
  • Take less time for the same results
  • Feel less uncomfortable and irritating

To learn more about the Invisalign treatments at Gentling Dental Care in Rochester, MN, connect with us today at (507) 288-7379. We’ll be happy to go over any of your questions. 

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