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Dr. Gary U. Okamoto

  • Location Address: 77564 Country Club Dr., Suite 190A | Palm Desert, CA 92211
  • reviews Rating: 4.10 (33 reviews)
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About Dr. Gary U. Okamoto

General Pediatric Dentist


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77564 Country Club Dr., Suite 190A, CA, 92211

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The fact that they still make you wear a mask maybe understandable but to make you wait standing only outside the reception area way past the appointment time is just horrible.We had to go back in and ask to have them TEXT us whenever we could go in so we went to wait in our car they never mentioned that they were running late or anything else to make us understand why this was happening we arrived 8 minutes early doing our part to avoid delays for other patients and finally 17 minute late Past appointment time they called us in. Overall 25 minutes waiting without a reason or a simple apology. We were late for another appointment thanks to this situation.They dont even care about making people wait for that long standing without updates or anything. Simply unprofessional.

Juan Munoz
21 July 2024
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Wow. Dr. Okamoto was AMAZING with my almost 4 year old. He was quick concise and kind. I have never had an easier experience taking my child to the dentist. They are also very aware of childrens needs and prefer to do short more frequent visits instead of getting everything done with a kid who is not quite comfortable with going to the dentist which I appreciate very much. I also like that Dr. Okamoto didnt try and do any unnecessary work on my son. He told me what absolutely needed done and told me about the stuff that we could watch and keep an eye on instead of treating. Overall an amazing experience. Highly recommend him. Especially for parents with kiddos on the spectrum. We will be returning

Madison Kristof
21 July 2024
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Dr. Okamoto and his staff are fantastic.We drive well over two and half hours to his office and I would drive even further if I had to. Dr.Okamoto is so patient and kind with my toddler. The office staff are great and so helpful with making appointments. I highly recommend this dentist office for your children

Megan McFall
21 July 2024
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Dr. Okamoto and the care team are amazing. We had gone to three other dentists for cavity care with unsuccessful treatment due to my kiddos fear and anxiety. Dr. Okamoto displayed a kind patient compassionate and kid-friendly approach that allowed us to get through the treatment successfully. Thank you so much for your exceptional care Dr. Okamoto

Carolann Stanek
21 July 2024
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Dr. Okamoto and his staff are amazingHighly recommend this pediatric dentistry very professional environment thanks for making a good experience for both my kids and us parents as well..

Ricardo Nieves
21 March 2024
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This Dental office does it AGAINSince I used to work in an dental office I think it made me appreciate the work this one puts in even more. We signed in I didnt even get to sit down in the waiting room before they called us back. They have t.v video games legos for the siblings waiting.Doctor dental assistants asklisten to any questions or concerns and they are so gentle so understanding with both kids. Emma Ben both got a bag full of stickers toothbrushes toothpaste they get to pick a toy out of treasure chest on way out.My appt was for 10am showed up at 955 and was walking out at 1028 for two kids cleaning and examsI CANNOT recommend them enough Thank you

Megan Friese
21 November 2023
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I think if there had been a dentist like Dr. Okamoto when most people were growing up there would be a lot less grownups like myself who are scared or reluctant to visit the dentist. Dr. Okamoto and his staff make the dental visits stress free for kids. My kids are scared to go to the doctor but happy to go to the dentist. The office staff is friendly as are the hygienists. The hygienists are gentle and good with kids. My kids love how the office is decorated and the different toys and video games at the office. They like that they can choose something from the treasure box at the end of their visit. Dr. Okamoto is very kind and gentle to kids. He explains the x-rays to them. I wish he could be my dentist. I highly recommend the office and wouldnt take my kids anywhere else.

abby sanchez
21 September 2023
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Great experience with Dr. Okamoto. We took our 2 year old for her first visit and were a little nervous about her not cooperating but they did such a wonderful job with her. She did so well thanks to them

Belen Hernandez
21 August 2023
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My daughter has a medical issue that has made her miss too much school. I asked if we could have an afternoon appointment to avoid pulling her out and the office staff WOULD NOT accommodate what so ever. I asked if they could ask the doctor and she refused to even ask. Then she spoke over me and said Have a good day and hung up. TERRIBLE staff experience.

Jacky Graham
21 July 2022
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Went with my daughter today to get thooth extraction my daughter had a bad experience before and was nervios of the extraction first of all when they were going to num with the gel to put the needle in doctor did not let the gel set and immediately put the needle In and my daughter went thru so much pain. All they would say was the gel works right away but I called a few dentist and they all said u have to let niming tell sit for 3 to 5 min to then do the needle l then when the extraction was happening my daughter said she felt everything like they were pulling on her gum and ripping it apart witch makes me think that the doctor did not give her the right doce or dis not do his job right My daughter still scared and all the way to the house she would be telling me how much it hurted never take your kids to this place my daughter had an extraction before and she never cried or felt pain but with this dentist she suffered alot Do not take your kids here yes the staff is friendly but that is it

Dania Lua
21 July 2020

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