Dr. Michael Gatto, MD

Dr. Michael Gatto, MD

Cosmetic Dentistry  |  
Male  |  
Age 69
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Michael Gatto, MD is a cosmetic dentistry doctor who practices in Palm Springs, CA. He is 69 years old and has been practicing for 41 years. Read his story

1180 N Indian Canyon Dr Ste E311

Palm Springs, CA 92262

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. Gatto's Experience

Dr. Gatto's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Gatto's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Gatto "There was never a question. From the time I was a child, I wanted to go into medicine," states Dr. Gatto. His father, an inventor and machinery builder offered him the opportunity to take over the family business, but Dr. Gatto never wavered from the call to medicine. A native of Brooklyn, New York, he earned his Medical Degree from New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY. Dr. Gatto served both his Surgical and Otolaryngology residencies at the University of California at Irvine where he was Chief Resident in Otolaryngology. Following residency, he established his ear, nose and throat practice in Palm Springs in 1981. Dr. Gatto is also an allergist and specializes in alleviating nasal obstruction with the somnoplasty procedure. Dr. Gatto and his wife, Anna, live in the Coachella Valley with their two teenage sons. In his leisure time, Dr. Gatto enjoys painting, watching movies, racecars and spending time with family. He has collected memorabilia from numerous films including signed scripts which are displayed throughout the office. Dr. Gatto is a supporter of the McCallum Theatre, College of the Desert, The Pet Rescue Center, Forever Free Horse Rescue and Garth Brooks Teammates for Kids Foundation.


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  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Dentistry

Board Certifications

Dr. Gatto does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Broken Tooth
  • Cavity
  • Chipped Tooth
  • Dental Disorders
  • Gingivitis
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Gum Disease
  • Loose Teeth
  • TMJ
  • Teething
  • Thumb Sucking
  • Tooth Damage
  • Tooth Decay
  • Toothache


  • Amalgam Dental Fillings
  • Cosmetic Procedure
  • Dental Cleaning
  • Dental Crown
  • Dental Examination
  • Dental Implant
  • Dental X-Ray
  • Fluoride Treatment
  • Pediatric Dental Exam
  • Root Canal
  • Teeth Extraction
  • Teeth Whitening

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • New York Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1976
  • University of California Irvine Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1980

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Gatto has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Gatto has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Gatto's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gatto to family and friends
based on 13 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Gatto's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
Cathedral City, CA |
I get a bill in the mail telling me "the balance is 60 days past due and unpaid. Please call our office immediately to make arrangements to settle your account" I call and say this is the first billing for the service I have received and it makes me sound like a deadbeat. I am told "this is just a scare tactic we use" when I say I am unhappy she says "have a nice day" and hangs up. cant get refill of allergy drops unless I pay for a separate office visit. I am out hundreds of dollars
in Yucca Valley , CA |
Very knowledgeable, friendly and he listens to my concerns!
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Gatto accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Select Plus HMO
    Select PPO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Access Plus Savenet
    Local Access Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Gatto has admitting privileges

Desert Regional Medical Center
1150 N Indian Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262
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