Inspired by his cousins (both pediatric dentists in Eastern, WA) and others, Dr. Gentling chose to pursue a career in dentistry, leading him to graduate with honors from the University of Washington School of Dentistry, receiving his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS).
With advanced training in dental implant placement, and awarded the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) Student Award, Dr. Gentling is able to provide some of the best long-term results for tooth replacement.
Dr. Gentling is a native of Shoreline, graduating from Shorewood High School and also the University of Puget Sound, where he was a distinguished swimmer and student-athlete, earning All-American Honors in his final season of competition. It was actually during the summer in high school, while on the swim team that Dr. Gentling got to know the MacGeorge family and Dr. MacGeorge, the former owner of what is now Gentling Smiles.
Though his love of surf and sun took him to Oahu, HI for the early stages of his career, Dr. Gentling returned home to the greater Seattle area in the Fall of 2016 to be near his friends and family. It was truly exceptional timing that Drs. Gentling and MacGeorge reconnected, as Dr. Gentling was eager to join a dental practice and community that he can serve for many years to come.
Dr. Gentling is thrilled to have this opportunity to continue the legacy of Dr. Stephen MacGeorge with top quality dental care for his valued patients, and to serve his hometown community of Shoreline, WA.
In accordance with the office’s long-standing history, Dr. Gentling delivers customized care to all patients through attentiveness to their goals and concerns, while approaching their treatment with efficiency and an emphasis on long-term wellness. With great attention to detail and dedication to your best possible smile, Dr. Gentling offers a wide variety of treatments and procedures to suit your needs.
In addition to the existing services, the office will also be offering the latest advances in cosmetic dentistry, orthodontic treatments, sedation, and sleep therapy appliances including alternatives to CPAP for qualifying patients with problematic snoring or sleep apnea.
“I look forward to meeting you and your family at your next visit and continuing to provide the highest quality care for a lifetime.” – Garrett Gentling, DDS