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Dr. Mark Gamalinda, DDS

Dentist, Cosmetic Dentist

Professional statement

Mark R. Gamalinda, DDS has been in private practice in the Andersonville neighborhood since graduating from the University of Illinois Dental School in 1987. He is committed to providing the best quality care for his patients, and invests in the latest technology for diagnostic and treatment capabilities. He cares about his patient's needs and well being. His goal is to build long-term relationships between our staff and our patients so that our practice can provide quality services the whole family can afford in a healthy environment. Dr. Gamalinda enjoys reading, running, playing the piano and spending time with his wife and three children.

In-network insurances

  • Advantica
  • Aetna
  • Aflac

Specialties

  • Cosmetic Dentist
  • Dentist

Practice names

Education and training

  • Dental School - University of Illinois, Chicago, Doctor of Dental Surgery

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Chicago Dental Society

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1568401297

Office locations

Today's Dentistry

5667 N. Clark St.

Chicago, IL 60660

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A dental hygienist attempted to clean my teeth, she asked me to put my head in positions that were physically impossible, argued with me about not keeping my mouth open, said during next cleaning they should use a bite block onme, suggested I use an electric toothbrush after I told her I tried them, they are not for me she persisted about the use of one. She should be banned from the dental industry.
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Great with service, good work and courtesy manners in all respects. HIGHLY recommendable!
Less than 1 month ago
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We make the trip to the city because we appreciate Dr. Gamalinda's thoroughness and gentle manner. He is a fantastic dentist!
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The doctor and his staff were polite
Less than 3 months ago
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This was my second visit with Dr. Gamalinda and his staff, and I've been very happy with my treatment each time. The hygienists are friendly, careful, and good at what they do. Dr. Gamalinda is a very thoughtful dentist, thorough and honest. I highly recommend this office!
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I cannot speak enough meaningful words to describe the most knowledgeable, passion driven, just-under-Heaven-gifted, multi-talented, polished, quick-skilled, a Michelangelo of his patient's mouths, humble, kind, sweet, understanding,patient, and on-and-on...!! Mark Gamalinda is a Master Artist, Restorer and Rebuilder; A Custom Designer. He tackles your mouth's greatest challenges and believe me, when I say, it makes him HAPPY and REVVED UP. When he is finished, you imagine what God must have thought, after HE completed HIS CREATION, and said to All the Inhabitants of Heaven, "IT IS GOOD!" I am an older Model T, being transformed into a brand-new Mercedes by Dr. Mark Gamalinda!! I have had very good attentive dental practitioners in the past, but moving to Rogers Park and being welcomed by Dr. Mark Gamalinda, and all his outstanding staff members, is a bountiful blessing, indeed. As hard as Dr. Mark Gamalinda works to keep a superb dental practice financially sound and technology current, his heart allows patients, earning less-than-middle-income-earners, to utilize dental discount plans, while still providing treatment, fit for a King. I am one of those humble receivers. I earnestly pray I remain respectful and appreciative. I pray I work heartily, able to afford all my dental and medical care. I pray God cares and watches over Dr. Gamalinda, Renewing his Strength, Providing Abundant Godly Wisdom and Protection. As we draw near to God, HE will draw near to Us! AMEN and AMEN >>>+<<<
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Dr. mark was good and nice both as a professional and in bedside manner.
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Funny and understanding. Great doc.
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Superb dentist, one of the very best!
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I have been going to Dr. Gamalinda for 18 years now. He and his staff always provide excellent customer service and I can’t imagine going to Another dentist..
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Best dentist I've ever been too -- and I've been to a lot!
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My crown came out after 15 years. That was also Dr Gamainda's work ( which is very good and very long time to have same crown). I waited until I got insurance with my new job that doctor Gamalinda takes, becausethat's the only dentist I trust. One of the best dentist in Chicago. Service today was beyond excellent. Thank you Today's Dentistry
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Great bed side manner. Releaved my anxiety and explained everything very well.
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He's very caring and personable, professional and explains everything before doing it. He also gives alternatives.
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I was at Dr. Mark Gamalinda’s office today for consultation for my dental work. He was so professional and gave me a thorough explanation of my options and the pros and cons of the treatments. He gave me a clear pictureof my options and offered me an alternative treatment, to my advantage! He was not merely thinking of what he can get from doing the procedure, but rather was thinking about the long term effect on my dental work even if that means less expensive treatment, which means less money for him! I just admire him for his honesty and very excellent work ethic which you don’t find a lot nowadays anywhere! Thank you Dr. Gamalinda! May God bless you more!
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He is the absolute best! I’m terrified of getting work done on my teeth, but he definitely put my mind at ease. This past year I’ve had 4fillings done and each had a chance of a root canal being needed howeverhis skill with a drill allowed me to escape that fate. I also had 4 wisdom teeth removed this year; he and his staff again were absolutely wonderful at putting me at ease considering my phobia of dentists and made the experience as stress free as it could possibly be. Finally I had a bridge fall out and again he was excellent at making me feel comfortable while he quickly did the work required to reattach it. He made sure I knew and understood what needed to be done and communicated what my expected costs were before any work was done, and because I’m on a budget that communication was essential to me staying within my means. Honestly I couldn’t not offer him and his staff a higher recommendation. So as a final note I want to extend my extreme gratitude to Dr.Gamalinda and his staff for all that they do. If you are looking for a dentist look no further because they are the best!
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I had already several appointment to Dr. Mark Gamalinda. Dr. Mark, and his staff in the office always were professional, helpful, and polite. I will return in the office, if need be, without hesitation.
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Let me tell you I love my dentist he is very patient he explained to you little by little everything that he's going to do excellent dentist I will recommend him a hundred percent to me he's the best ??
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The problems I had were less with the doctor and more with the actual office and other staff. Office wasn't very clean. There aren't any actual rooms, just makeshift walls that separate patients which means ZERO privacy. Asked if there wereother options for a procedure that was suggested and got a really rude look. Payment options are either in full or you have the option to apply for a credit card which seems bizarre to me. Overall I liked Dr. Gamalinda but I wouldn't go back to that office.
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Dr Gamalinda is awesome. Pain free dentistry!
Less than 1 year ago
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I have been seeing Dr. Gamalinda for three years, and have been very pleased with his services. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a dentist, and especially those who are fearful and might need significant work...Dr. Gamalinda is amaster of making surgical procedures comfortable and free of stress. He will also go the extra mile to help you look you best through careful attention to aesthetic detail. Don't hesitate to make an appointment!
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I was really impressed by how Dr. Mark Gamalinda explained to me the procedures that he was planning to do to correct my tooth abfraction. He had three options for me to choose from and explained thoroughly the pros and consof each treatment. He was very professional and knowledgeable about the procedures! And his waiting room and the entire office smelled really good!
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This visit was for cosmetic reasons. Dr. Gamalinda turned to chipped teeth in the very front of my mouth in to perfect teeth. I also had a tooth with a really bad gum line, which he made into a tooth withno signs of a very receding gum line. I am very thankful to have him as my Dentist. Thanks Dr. Gamalinda.
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I love going to Dr. Gamalinda. I know I am going to get the best care for my teeth. I pass so many other dental offices to travel to his dental office because he is very professional, efficient and an excellentdentist. A great dentist is hard to find so if your looking for an excellent dentist go to Dr. Gamalinda! His staff is very friendly, patient and the best at what they do. If you go to Dr. Gamalinda you'll always want to have his staff and him as your dentist.
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My son hated going to the dentist until I switched him over to Dr.Gamalinda. Now dentist appointments aren’t a fight and he is actually excited to go. Dr. Gamalinda is a very delicate wonderful dentist and even though I moved over40 miles away we still make the trip out to see him. Thank you for being so good to us both.
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Dr. Gamalinda did a great job! Pain free dentistry!
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DDS Mark Gamalinda and his staff are professional and friendly, I highly recommend them. I am grateful that 1 800 Dentist got me in touch with them.
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I have been seeing Dr. Gamalinda for 17 years and have always received excellent service from him. He and his staff provide caring, personable customer service and I highly recommend him to anyone looking for an outstanding dentist. He and his staff are the best!!
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Our entire family has been seeing Dr. Gamalinda for well over 20 years, ever since he began his practice. Presently, we live in Lake County and still make the drive into Chicago when we're in need of his services. He isthe most professional and courteous Doctor we have, and his staff are a reflection of his training. He has been there for our regular as well as for our emergencies. One highlight is he often calls us at home to do a health check after we've had major dental work done. He's the best!
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Dr. Gamalinda was very courteous, helpful, professional, and expeditious. He did a great job and I would gladly return to him.
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Dr Gamalinda is an excellent Dentist who has a superb grasp of his medical field. He has a highly competent staff who provide excellent service to his patients.
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Can't speak highly enough of this dentist and his staff. Once again, Dr. Gamalinda was uncommonly patient and thorough in answering my many questions. At my 5:00 PM appointment, everyone was as fresh and cheerful as if it were the beginning of the day. :)
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They helped me through my severe anxiety very well
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Everyone in the office is extremely professional and quite good. It was my first visit, and I'll be back in January!
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Great dentist office! I will definitely continue to go back and bring my kids.
More than 1 year ago
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I Definitely would recommend Dr. Gamalinda, for a good dentist.He explains every procedure , and why its needed. he is very gentle and ask how are you doing thru the visit. His Staff is very friendly and helpful too. Hisstaff explains the amount of the total before its done,.no hidden secrets.
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Excellent dentist and staff, they are all professional friendly. The assistant even put upwith my terriblejokes! Highly recol mended .
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Everyone was pleasant.
More than 1 year ago
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Mr. Gamalinda and staff were attentive, caring and overall professional and polite. My experience was as comfortable as it could have been, I highly recommend their services. Some days you may have to wait a little longer than others but inmy opinion, when you go to a dentist appointment, you should make the time for it and not be in a rush.
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Mark Gamalinda DDS has been my dentist for the past 4 years and he is the best! I've moved an hour away from where I lived when I first started going to this dentist and I won't change my dentist. Thehour in traffic is a minor inconvenience that I gladly endure to have Mark Gamalinda DDS at Today's dentistry as my dentist!
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Dr. Gamalinda is a consummate professional who takes great price his work, while at the same time being kind and considerate. I have recommended him to family, friends, and coworkers.
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We recently took a family trip to Dr. Gamalinda's office. The staff was friendly, helpful, and easy going. Dr. Gamalinda is an amazing dentist. He is caring, professional, and listens well...very personable. Funny thing to say, but we enjoyedour visit. Our 9 year old had a smile on her face as we were leaving..."easy peasy".
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Gamalinda is an extremely knowledgeable and professional dentist. This is pain free dentistry at its best! A wonderful man!
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Doc.was great;he and his staff too the time to explain what was going to be done and what will need to be done in the future. Doc. made sure that I was comfortable throught the whole procedure,which helps a lot.
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Great always make comfortable. Thanks
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He's the best. I can tell he loves and enjoys his craft by how much talking he does explaining each procedure. I genuinely appreciate that. He saved my life and he doesn't even know it. I had a toothache so badthat The thought of ending it all had crossed my mind (haha). Good thing I was able to resource Dr G and his angels to the freaking rescue again! Happy Holidays everyone :•))))))
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Awesome
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Dr. Gamblin da and his staff are warm, friendly, and knowledgeable professionals. I highly recommend them to everyone.
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Having gone an unconscionable five years between dentist's appointments, I was prepared for plenty of bad news and a stern lecture during my first visit here.Thankfully, neither came to pass - Dr. Gamalinda was straightforward, understanding,and a pleasure to be seen by; he walked me through every step of what he was doing and kept a professional yet relaxed tone throughout. He, the hygienist, and everyone on staff were all great - I scheduled a follow up appointment with no hesitation. Great first experience with a new office - highly recommended!
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Root Canal, Part 2. Dr. Gamalinda's bedside manner and obvious desire to get it just right is so welcome and appreciated. 2 beautifully sealed root ends 3 hr procedure--so numb I dozed off a few times. He and his asst. were a great team.
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