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Qualifications and Experience
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.
Verified Patient Reviews
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!
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.
What a great guy! I'm one of those people who DREADS the dentist, as every time I walk in the door, I end up with a root canal. Today was no different (LOL--ugh), but Dr. Gamalinda was so easy-going: great pricing, in-office root canal, no pain, no guilt-trips or hard sells, and headphones so I could (sort-of) distract myself with a podcast during the proceedings. I still hate going to the dentist, but Dr. Gamalinda is the closest I've ever come to someone who would get me to come back. I know this sounds like faint praise, but coming from me, it's huge. Kudos to him and his wonderful staff!
Dr. Gamalinda is great! He is very friendly and helpful! He is also very knowledgable and a great professional. The staff is also great. His office is very clean and modern. He has great most updated tools to make the visit effortless and painless. I love that he has headphones to listen to music while he works on you. I always get taken care of in a timely manner. Wouldn't change dentist!
Dr. Gamalinda is fantastic! I never wait for more than a few moments in the waiting room. He is funny and calming. His staff front of house to back are all kind and intelligent people. The young lady who does the cleaning of my teeth has a gentle touch and a great personality. Dr. Gamalinda is always on top of the latest in technology and extremely informative and helpful. I would recommend him to anyone who needs an experienced, gentle, and highly educated Dentist with great pricing.
I love Dr. G., he is very kind and gentle and makes going to the dentist as pleasant as possible.
Dr. Gamalinda and his staff are absolutely incredible.
I am extremely pleased with Dr. Gamalinda's work, and recommend him to anyone seeking a smart, kind dentist who will not disappoint. In the year I have been seeing him, I have had quite a lot of work done. He is very gentle and precise in doing procedures, and almost always offers multiple options towards healthy and restorative goals. He has given me back my confidence in my smile.
Excellent and Professional Service
great bedside manners , courteous , competent plus all his staff was great i had an emergency visit and i was accomodated thanks dr naeem a khan md facc
As always dr. Mark and his staff or outstanding in their service and attentiveness and professionalism
Always a pleasure
Once again Dr. Gamalinda took great care of me during a procedure. I am so happy that he is my dentist. He is kind, funny, patient, and caring. I wish all doctors were like him.
I have been going to Dr. Gamalinda for more than 10 years now. He has always been a true professional. Has to be one of the top 10 dentist in Chicago.
Dr Mark is an awesome and outstanding dentist!! I really appreciate his great job done with my teeth!! Can't wait to complete the two remaining appointments. 4/19 and 5/2/2016. Thanks so much!
Dr. Gamalinda is great! I had a root canal today and it was a pleasant experience because Dr. Gamalinda is very good at pain management and always checks in with you during the procedure to make sure you are doing well . I highly recommend him!
I have been going to Dr. Gamalinda for over 10 years, 4 times a year and i am impressed every time by their professionalism, care, bedside manner and expertise. I would recommend to anyone looking for an amazing dentist.
I visited Dr. Gamalinda for a routine checkup and cleaning. It had been a while since my last cleaning (1-2 years), and I was trying the Dr. for the first time, as I had moved away from my previous dentist. Overall I was very pleased with my experience. Dr. Gamalinda did the cleaning himself (usually I always have a hygienist do the cleaning), and he was very quick and thorough. He also explains everything he is doing which is nice (instead of only answering questions). I would definitely recommend Dr. Gamalinda!
I've been seeing Dr. G for almost ten years now, and I think he's one of the best dentists in Chicago. He's efficient, highly skilled, kind and has a wonderful way with patients. He makes what can be a very unpleasant experience as pleasant as it can be.
Dr. Gamalinda is the best! On this visit, I requested info on how I might address a single tooth that, in my opinion, ruined my smile. Correction involved dealing with a vulnerable area of my gums and also cosmetic correction. Dr. Gamalinda described several possible options, and took his time to explain the advantages and possible consequences of each way it could be addressed. We found an option that will be affordable for me, and I am currently saving up to have it done. Don't hesitate to see Dr. Gamalinda, even if it's been a while since you've seen a dentist and/or are afraid your teeth and gums are in rough condition. He will do his best to put you at ease while also getting you on a positive path to better dental health.
He is a great dentist and I have already recommended several people.
I've been a patient of Dr Mark since 2009, and I will never , never go to another dentist, unless he recommended. Dr Mark is the very best.
Very knowledgeable and professional. He answers all questions and concerns, Dr.Gamalinda is awesome!
Always a pleasure!
I am very pleased with the dental care I am getting
Christine was great!!! Thanks a bunch, Merry Christmas!!!
Gamalinda is so cool. You can tell he really loves his job. And the whole office is so sweet and attentive. Another reason why Andersonville is the best neighborhood in the world!
Dr. Mark Gamalinda is an amazing dentist. I've been a patient for 3 years. I started going to him because of an emergency and I'very been with him ever since. The whole staff is great!
It was great
He was excellent and very informative with the information that I needed.
I had an appointment to see Dr. Gamalinda to pick up my new night guard, which was a quick appointment. While I was there, I asked him about repairing a very small chipped area on my front tooth. I thought I was going to have to make another appointment, but he was so kind to thoroughly explain all the options and once I chose one was able to repair it right then. He was so patient and kind and did not make me feel like I was asking or feeling anything ridiculous. He has such a caring bedside manner!!! The only issue I had in the office was that I paid in full for my night guard, and now I am waiting for a partial refund as the refund is going to the dental office, but that does not take away from my rating.
He's very patient, caring and empathetic to the needs of his patients. Takes the time to provide you with step by step information after asking your preference. Very calming personality which is needed in this high anxiety provoking environment. Seen right away. no wait and no waiting after seated in his chair like other doctor offices where they call you in but you sit in there for another 20-30 minutes. Not here, they call you in and you are seen the moment you get comfortable in the chair. Great experience all around!!!
As always, Dr. Gamelinda and his staff were pleasant and professional. My dental work was done in a timely manner with care given to make sure I was as comfortable as possible. I have been a patient of Dr. Gamelinda's for years now and several of my family members see him as well. I highly recommend him.
I like the way he takes the time to explain options and makes sure you understand the game plan for your choice.
It was my first time meeting Dr. Gamalinda (recently moved to the area from out of state), and it went very well! Everyone was extremely friendly and answered all of my questions right away. Dr. Gamalinda also took the time to show me my x-rays and explain everything in simple terms. When I asked more questions, he pulled out a graph and diagram that help me to better understand everything he was showing me. Additionally, the office was very clean, which is always a primary concern of mine.
Doctor Gamalinda and his staff are always prepare to take care of you. He is office is extra clean and his staff is super friendly.
Amazing and so caring.
My family was in need of a new dentist about 4 years ago. Dr. Gamalinda has been our dentist since then. He is great with the kids. He also speaks with you and comes up with short term and long term dental plans. He will let you know if you need treatment beyond what he can offer and will refer you to someone that is very professional and capable. I do not hesitate to recommend Dr. Gamalinda and his staff. I don't see me going to another dentist.
I've been a patient for almost 20 years. Dr. Gamalinda is patient, professional, and patient. I would refer him as a dentist without reservation.
They were quick and to the point. I had to wait for maybe 5 min in the waiting room before they called me. The hygienist was professional and did an amazing job. The dentist came in and did a final check up and as always friendly and professional. Staff is always friendly, helpful and well groomed. They take care of themselves and they pass that caring to their patients. Good place to visit. Do not get scare because the front of the store looks a little run down. Inside, it is clean, safe and very family oriented.
I am a difficult, scaredycat patient, and found Dr. Gamalinda via many positive review online that spoke highly and his ability to work with people like me. I was not disappointed. Dr. Gamalinda made every effort to put to at ease during my initial consultation (which is NOT an easy thing to do), and presented me with a positive option within my budget. I required a pretty extensive set of procedures right away, and opted to schedule three hours of work to address these issues for my first surgical appointment. For me it was a very bold move, but it was also most definitely the right decision. My previous dentist offered nitrous oxide, and at first I was hesitant to schedule with Dr. Gamalinda because he didn't offer it. His assistant described what their practice offered instead--a strong oral anti-anxiety medication given shortly before the procedure, along with the option of wearing dark glasses and listening to music via headphones during the surgery. I eagerly took them up on these options, and they worked really well for me. I was only vaguely aware of what was happening during my surgery (and that's exactly what I want during a procedure), and hardly even felt the shots that were given to deaden surgical sites in prep for the work. I now look in the mirror and feel so much more happy and confident about the appearance of my smile. I will not hesitate to recommend Dr. Gamalinda to friends. Quality work with a gentle touch and excellent, caring followup...very happy to have found him.
I absolutely love the service provided by Dr. Gamalinda and his office staff! I drive a long distance just to keep him as my provider!!! I'm able to sit back and enjoy the ride because I know my visit will be smooth sailing!
Dr. Mark was very nice...asked about my problem (a tooth from my upper plate broke loose) and he gave me a choic of having it put back into the plate or duplicate the entire plate. At my age, I chose putting the tooth right back into its place in the plate. Within an hr. he had his Dental Lab partner do the work, and It was done! I would recommend him to anyone.
Dr. Gamalinda and his staff run an office with the latest practices and a warm & friendly vibe.
I love Dr. Gamalinda and his entire team. I actually look forward to my cleanings :) Great bed side manner and service.
I appreciate a thorough explanation of the procedure for that day.
Dr Gamalinda has been my Primary Dentist for many years. His work is incredible. His office staff are friendly and professional. My cleanings are always very detailed and done with care. Dr. Gamalinda talks you through all options and is very patient and compassionate. I am very fortunate to have found him so many years ago.
Everyone was great and accomodating. Thank you
Dr. Gamalinda is very kind and cares about his patients' health. He is very thorough in answering any questions I may have and explaining options. He is very personal as well as knowledgeable. Everyone in the office is friendly. The location is also convenient to me. I am glad a friend referred me to him years ago.
I was nervous but the doctor and staff made me feel very comfortable and at ease.
I was seen very quickly. I was a new patient this visit, so even though I arrived early, it took me a few minutes past my appt. time to complete paperwork. After the initial cleaning with the hygentist, Dr. Gamalinda came in, introduced himself, welcomed me and was very thorough in the time he spent with me. The front desk office staff was also very professional and courteous. I recommend Dr. Gamalinda and his staff most definitely !!!
Very pleasant, he took time and explain all my options and what my insurance cover.
Dr Gamalinda made me feel comfortable , he is very professional , I also say that about the staff as well, I'm actually not nervous at all going into having a root canal in a few day because of how comfortable they made me feel.
Excellent ! The clinic, the staff, the reciption & of course Dr.Mark I am so happy
Dr. Gamalinda was kind and funny, and even allowed me to listen to music during the procedure to keep me distracted. I didn't feel judged or patronized.
Dr. mark is the best dentist in Chicago! I just had a bridge put in. Painless and is perfect!
Doctor and his staff was very friendly. Also, he was very nice and explained thoroughly the plan for my treatments.
Very informative. Very professal.
Awesome! No pain and gave me good advice on how to take care of my teeth.
I'm an pathologically anxious patient with severely damaged teeth and a thousand hang-ups about dentists. Dr. Gamalinda was warm, understanding, instructive, and never shaming. He was respectful and instructive with his staf and seemed to work in synch with everyone there. I've been to so many medical offices there there is no communication or cooperation, and this was the clear reverse of that. Never mind that I only came in for an exam, and the doctor and his staff stuck around to perform two tricky root canals because they could tell I was in pain. GREAT, CONSIDERATE, carful, informqtive treatment, plus before beginning procedures they supplied price quotes along the way, always filling me in on cost and options. SUCH a nerve-soothing experience!
I definitely recommend Mark Gamalinda! Although some of the treatment I got could have been cheaper somewhere else I still feel safe and comfortable at their office. And believe me, nobody else dislikes a dentist visit more than me, but they make the process less painful and are very gentle handling your mouth. I like the fact that they have calming pills if you are the kind of person who gets extremely anxious and use vaseline on your lips so your lips don't get extra dry and cracked lips.
I arrived not feeling "right" and "left" with a Shining SMILE. EVERYONE in the office is SUPER NICE.
Kristen (hygienist) was awesome!!! Good job??!!!
The best dentist I have ever had, he really is invested in you not only as a patient but as a person. I recommend him to everyone.
Outside is deceiving. Very nice inside. Didn't like the wait. WIsh there was more communication in the process and what was going to be done. Felt sort of lost. Though they referred me to an oral surgeon for a problem i had and prescribed me pain medication which was nice. Just did Xrays and told i need surgery so wasn't exposed to much to much.
The visit was a lifesafer and filled with kindness.
My visit to Dr. Gamalinda's office was for a tooth extraction and he did a great job! I felt no pain which was the opposite of what I expected of an extraction. He was very gentle even as he applied the anesthetic, he made sure I didn't feel a thing. My experience at Today's Dentistry turned out better than I thought. His staff is also very welcoming and helpful. I've recommended this office to friends and family.
Very friendly staff, but the exam room was dirty. There was dried blood splattered in the sink from a previous patient and an ant crawling up the wall. Not what you want to see when you're in a supposedly sterile environment!
Dr. Gamalinda was great. Although I take excellent care of my teeth, I have visited dentists infrequently in the past and was concerned that my first visit in several years would be mildly traumatic. On the contrary, my visit was very pleasant. The front desk staff is friendly and attentive, and the assistant who cleaned my teeth did a thorough, painless job. Finally. Dr. Gamalinda himself has an amiable, calm demeanor, answered my questions, and alleviated any concerns I'd had. I had such a good experience that I recommended him to my mother, who has an intense fear of doctors. She had an excellent visit as well, thanks to Dr. Gamalinda and his understanding, caring staff. Highly recommended.
As it was my 1st time in his office I was nervous. I went in complaining about a cracked back tooth that no other dentist cared enough about. Also my wisdom teeth were killing me. They did the regular cleaning and gave me a list of things that were going to be needed done with the price and gave me a choice of what I wanted to do in my visit. When I explained that I would love to do it all but money was tight they understood completely and just pulled the tooth with a cleaning so it didn't break me in the bank!! I will be going back!!!
After many years of not going to the dentist, I finally made an appointment and I was glad that I saw Dr. Mark. I had an excellent experience and highly recommend him and his practice.
I was very impressed with the doctor and his staff. They were very efficient and knowledgeable and I felt very comfortable even though this was my first visit to his office.
We didn't see eye to eye.
I was very impressed. The staff was gracious and professional, and Dr. Gamalinda was welcoming and thorough, even meticulous. I had a sense of a doctor who cares for his patients, is very knowledgeable, and a fine craftsman, which is very important in dentistry.
Very professional, and very thorough. He does everything himself and the office is so cozy and inviting!
It went well and the staff was great!
Dr. Gamalinda is a true professional.
Outstanding dentist. He has excellent technique and very friendly. Had an emergency tooth abscess and got me in right away. Did a wonderful job on my root canal, pain free. I explained that my mom works for a dentist in Missouri and was wanting to get my crowns done there since it would be free and he was totally understanding and gave me a copy of my images. I will absolutely recommend him to any friend needing a dentist.
Dr. G and his staff are wonderfully professional, courteous and most of all knowledgeable. I'm always expressed by the quality of care I receive at Today's Dentistry! They even offered me a blanket... As a healthcare professional that's what I call The Extra Mile Care! Thank you.
He's really great - walks through everything with you and even shows you the details of your examination on a screen in the room with you. He said his #1 job is to inform his patients, not just remedy them (paraphrased), which he totally succeeds in. It's the first time that I fully understand my options and can be part of the choice on how to move forward with fixing some problems. Also, unlike my previous dentists, there was no sense of being judgement or sense of guilt being pushed onto me for the condition of my teeth. Actually look forward to going back!
I've never had tooth pain in my life until getting my teeth cleaned/filled by him. He didn't numb the right side of my mouth enough so it hurt and I had to stop him while drilling. One tooth is still hurting so bad (two months later) when I chew that I'm now going to another dentist for a second opinion, because after two follow up visits, Dr. Gamalinda just told me to wait it out and that I could have tooth pain for up to a year.... after a normal filling. Also, when he cleaned my teeth, he used some kind of power tool that basically sanded away my tartar and now I've had sweet sensitivity as well, despite using sensitive toothpaste for two months, which I have never had before. He's a nice guy, and it's easy to make an appointment, but I will NEVER let him touch my teeth again.
Awesome! Such a nice and personable staff! And so easy to get in!
Thorough and to the point.
He is so sweet and professional. He always is through and I trust his diagnosis.
Three cheers for Dr. Gamalinda! He is so down-to-earth and friendly, as well as being very knowledgable and a great listener. He referred me to a periodontist and I trust his recommendation completely!
He's an awesome dentist!
Very kind and very professional.
Very professional and a kind warm person. Great staff.
Honestly the best dentist I have ever gone to, I'm moving out of state and I will still keep him as my dentist
Excellent as always!
Very nice, straightforward, quick, and explained things thoroughly. No attempt to sell me services I didn't need. Polite staff and super simple visit!
Absolutely the best, as always!
The office staff and space itself is really nice. He seems like a very busy dentist, which is a good sign. He and his staff have an excellent bedside manner and were very patient with my three-year-old who tagged along. Additionally, I liked the hot towels offered in the bathroom. Overall, a very pleasant experience.
He is great! I trust him he is pleasent and does a great job with my teeth!
I thought it was excellent
Dr Gamilnda and his team are exceptional. I have had very serious dental issues over the past few years and he has always been honest, professional and executed procedures with care and high expertise. I would recommend his office for any complex dental issue. His office staff is also top notch and are subject matter experts on insurance coverage and office operations.
Informative, super objective, totally teched out; projected a video of my films so I could see his assesment and discuss it together! Wow. At the end of my visit he thanked me for coming to see him and just now I got a call from him checking on how I am doing. customer service to the max.
Dr. Gamalinda and staff are wonderful!
I was so impressed with Dr. Gamalinda and the staff in his office. They were all so friendly and welcoming and made me feel right at home! Everyone was extremely professional and seemed to work well together as a team to take care of patients. I walked out with a big smile on my face after receiving such great service and actually called a friend to recommend this clinic! I will absolutely be going back!!
Best dentist ever ;)
Couldn't be better, which is why I always go back.
DR. GAMALINDA IS THE GREATEST .....VERY PROFESSIONAL .....SUPER NICE PERSONALITY ....VERY HAPPY WITH HIS SERVICE
I loved the digital x-ray system. It really helps you see what's going on with your teeth.
This was my first appointment. I couldn't be happier with the service--quick, friendly and professional. For certain, I'll return to see Dr. Gamalinda. It's 5 Stars, people!
Dr. Mark Gamalinda is great -- he is very kind, sensitive to potential pain, informative about how you can reduce potential problems and more extensive dental work, and all around friendly. These are such important qualities in a dentist. I will definitely be spreading the word.