To help protect your child’s dental health now and well into adulthood, it’s important to prioritize good dental hygiene at a very early age. In addition to good brushing and flossing habits, your child’s dental health depends on regular cleanings and examinations to catch minor issues before they evolve into serious problems.
We work with children of all ages and provide cleanings, exams, sealants and fluoride treatments. If your children are involved in sports, we can also fit them for custom mouth guards.
Dr. Shilpa Avula knew from high school that she wanted to be a dentist. Entering the University of the Pacific, she was enrolled in an honors program that accelerated her through both undergraduate and graduate studies to receive her D.D.S. degree in just five years. She completed her residency in Pediatric Dentistry at St. Barnabas Hospital in Bronx, New York, and is currently Board-certified for this specialty.Education
D.D.S. – University of the Pacific Dugoni School of DentistryMore about Shilpa Avula
D.D.S. Pediatric Dentistry
Dr. Shilpa Avula knew from high school that she wanted to be a dentist. Entering the University of the Pacific, she was enrolled in an honors program that accelerated her through both undergraduate and graduate studies to receive her D.D.S. degree in just five years. She completed her residency in Pediatric Dentistry at St. Barnabas Hospital in Bronx, New York, and is currently Board-certified for this specialty.
Although Dr. Shilpa Avula was initially drawn to dentistry for its ability to help people, she most appreciates the joys of working with children and the uniqueness of each day. To stay current with treatment techniques and procedures, she is an active member of multiple professional organizations, including the California Dental Association and the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry.
In her spare time, she loves to spend time with her family. She is proficient in Spanish.
D.D.S. – University of the Pacific Dugoni School of Dentistry
Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
American Dental Association
California Dental Association
California Society of Pediatric Dentistry; American Academy Pediatric Dentistry
Gentle Dental accepts most dental insurance plans and options. If you do not see your insurance plan below, contact us and we will be happy to assist in confirming your existing insurance provider.
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If you have dental insurance and are concerned about coverage do not hesitate to reach out to our friendly staff. Our team here at Gentle Dental will help you with any payment or insurance questions you may have and will work closely with you to help you get the most out of your dental plan.
Gentle Dental aims to be as gentle on your wallet as our dentists are when providing treatment. Our professional staff will help you get the most from your dental insurance benefits and explain any deductibles and co-pays to you.
Payment options include cash, major credit cards, discount plans, and private financing.
The Gentle Dental Smile Plan is perfect if you don’t have dental insurance and offers significant savings. The plan has no waiting period, involves no paperwork, and covers all pre-existing conditions.
You can enroll as an individual, couple or family and receive significant discounts on preventative services including exams, cleanings, fluoride treatments, and x-rays, as well as a host of other dental services. All other services including specialty care such as extractions, root canals, and orthodontics are discounted 20% from our list prices.
The Smile Plan is effective immediately and there are no claim forms to fill out and no maximums. Seniors 62 and older receive additional discounts on enrollment fees and parents can keep children on their family plan until age 26.
Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for everyone to obtain quality dental care at an affordable price.
We understand that you don’t always have the cash at hand, that’s why we accept most major credit cards and offer flexible financing options which can be helpful if you require more extensive work, orthodontics, or cosmetic procedures that aren’t covered by insurance. These plans can offer:
We want to make paying for dental services as easy as possible. For more information, call us toll-free at 1-800-GENTLE1 to get in touch with the Gentle Dental Office in your neighborhood.
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