Your Trusted Dentist in Eagan, MN

At our dental office in Eagan, Minnesota, we offer a wide range of dental services for the entire family, including general, cosmetic and restorative treatments.

Welcome to Gentle Dental EAGAN!

Choosing a dentist can be so overwhelming, especially when there are so many options available. Dr. Michael and the team at Gentle Dental Eagan are committed to patient-centered care. Everyday, we strive to foster a comfortable, low-stress environment where everyone feels like family. Offering a wide range of dental services, including preventative, restorative, and cosmetic procedures, we are prepared to address a variety of oral health issues. Whether you need several teeth replaced or a basic dental cleaning, our skilled and experienced staff is ready to assist you. We have proudly served families in our community since 1997.

Meet Dr. Michael

Dr. Michael Onyekaba (Dr. Michael) was born in St. Paul and grew up in the northern Minneapolis suburb of Andover. He received his undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Minnesota. Then he decided to head out east to Boston where he received his Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry (DMD) degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. While at Tufts, he received training in general dentistry, oral surgery, periodontal disease, restorative dentistry, crown and bridge, implants, dentures and cosmetic dentistry. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Minnesota Dental Association, and the Minneapolis District Dental Society. Dr. Michael lives in St. Louis Park. He enjoys sports, outdoor activities, running, and spending time with friends and family.

Dr. Michael Onyekaba

Overcome Dental Anxiety with Sedation

Did you know that dental anxiety causes millions and millions of Americans to postpone or avoid the dentist? Here at  Gentle Dental, we offer nitrous oxide sedation or laughing gas for your comfort. This sedative is administered via inhalation and induces an overall feeling of relaxation and ease, making you more carefree during treatment. Best of all, the effects of nitrous oxide can be reversed in a matter of minutes. As a result, patients can drive themselves to and from their appointment.

Root Canal Therapy

Sometimes a large cavity or fracture extends into the pulp of a tooth. When this occurs, bacteria enter the pulp chamber and cause an infection. Root canal therapy can eliminate the source of infection and save your tooth from extraction. During this treatment, Dr. Michael removes the nerve and pulp, then cleans and seals the inside of the tooth. With today’s advanced technology, this procedure can be performed comfortably and efficiently in just one or two office visits.

Gentle Tooth Extractions

In some cases, a tooth may be too damaged or decayed for root canal therapy to be a predictable option. In these instances, tooth removal may be recommended. Dr. Michael performs this procedure using gentle methods and techniques, keeping patients as comfortable as possible during treatment. If you need a tooth extracted, we will discuss your replacement options with you in detail before your treatment begins.

advanced Dental Technology

Advanced Dental Technology

At Gentle Dental, we utilize the latest in advanced methods and technologies, providing patients with unparalleled care and comfort. 

  • Digital X-Rays: Compared to conventional x-ray units, digital radiographs provide higher quality, more detailed images that can be manipulated for optimal visualization. Digital x-rays also emit 90 percent less radiation than traditional machines, making it a safer choice for our patients.

Insurance and Financing Options

At Gentle Dental Eagan, we believe that cost should never come between you and the care you deserve. That is why we offer a variety of payment solutions at our practice. In addition to accepting cash and all major credit cards, we also offer CareCredit® and in-house financing options. Patients who pay a monthly membership can receive 15 percent off of all procedures. We are also in network with Dental Premier, HealthPartners and Cigna.

What Patients Are Saying About Us

I have a huge fear of dentists and the made me feel at ease. Let me choose instead of forcing things on me. They are awesome!
kelsey reinke
kelsey reinke
03:49 22 Jan 19
Very happy with the new dentist at Gentle Dental in Eagan. Staff has always been great there. Highly recommend!
a Lsn
a Lsn
16:28 31 Oct 18
Always looking for patients who want a 5 star experience.
Dr Richard B Fuller, DDS
Dr Richard B Fuller, DDS
22:03 14 Aug 18
Amazing staff very friendly and knowledgeable! It was my first time here, I went in for a regular cleaning and was very well taken care of by Dr. Fuller and the staff. Great place. Will be going back.
Chad Michael
Chad Michael
20:13 13 Mar 18
Dr. Fuller and his staff were excellent on my recent visit. Even though it was a routine semi-annual cleaning I left knowing my teeth were in good hands!! They are always pro-active so I don't have to worry about future surprises concerning my dental health.
Gary Smith
Gary Smith
19:50 18 Dec 17
Dr. Fuller and his staff are a marvelous team who are concerned about the needs of his clients. I enjoy his dry, straightforward sense of humor. Between him and Dr.Bernie Slota (who moved to Colorado and I couldn't follow him) they are the two best dentists I've ever had. Just give me the gas. 🙂
Alton Accola
Alton Accola
23:02 14 Nov 17
Gentle Dental has been part of my health care home for the past 17 years. The dental care I receive is excellent. Dr. Fuller involves me in making decisions about my treatments choices by informing me about options and making recommendations about best practices. This is important to me. The entire staff at Gentle Dental treat me with respect and care about me as a whole person. They are not only dental care professionals - they are care professionals.
Barbara Waltz
Barbara Waltz
15:10 30 Oct 17