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Welcome Medi-Cal Dental Plan Members


Monday 9:00-6:00
Tuesday 8:00-5:00
Wednesday 8:00-5:00
Thursday 8:00-5:00
Friday 8:00-5:00
Saturday 8:00-5:00 (By Appt)

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  • Monday – Thursday: 7:15am – 8pm PST
  • Friday: 7:15am – 6pm PST
  • Saturday: 7:30am – 4pm PST

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Please contact our office by phone or complete the appointment request form below. Our scheduling coordinator will connect with you to confirm the appointment.

We are experts in Medi-Cal Dental insurance coverage and will help you optimize your benefits.

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To Know Us Is To Love Us


The Brentwood Gentle Dental is conveniently located in the shopping center at the southeast corner of Fairview Avenue and Balfour Road, just north of Panda Express and west of Chase Bank. You can also find us on the Chamber of Commerce Member directory for those who are new to the community.

We offer discounted payment plans, free and affordable consultations, and a Dedicated Dental Plan that can reduce the cost of most procedures by 20 percent or more. We also accept nearly all major insurance plans. We understand between the commuting patients, athlete students and busy parents in the community that your time is valuable which is why Gentle Dental has is open most evenings until 6 or 7 p.m, we are also open specific Saturdays by appointment only between 8 a.m to 4 p.m.

It is our mission is to create a positive experience for every patient to deliver legendary service. Our staff is not only highly trained but highly passionate and that is what sets Gentle Dental apart from all others.
From the smiling faces that greet you at the door, to the kindness you receive from each assistant, all the way to the compassion from our dentist, we hope to be a place of comfort and knowledge that will continue your understanding that is your oral health. We find that our patients are an extension of our own family, bringing in their own personality to our home and finding a home here.
In addition to general family dentistry, we offer orthodontics and oral surgery to ensure you can have all your oral health needs met under one roof. Beyond biannual cleanings, checkups, and routine dentistry, we’ll educate you about oral hygiene so you can maintain healthy teeth and gums between visits.

We understand the various explanations we hear to not come to the dentist but we hope to be your one reason to continue your visits and your oral health care. Call 925-308-6863 to make your Brentwood Gentle Dental appointment today with one of our helpful staff members.

Meet The Team


  • Arash Abolfazlian

    Arash Abolfazlian

    D.D.S., M.S.D. Orthodontist

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  • Clarinda Valderrama

    Clarinda Valderrama

    D.D.S., General Dentist

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  • Madhavi Setty

    Madhavi Setty

    D.D.S., M.S. Endodontist

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  • Niloofar Deyhim

    Niloofar Deyhim

    D.D.S. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

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5.0 /5
5 reviews
Feb 28, 2020
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This place was awesome.. the lady at the front desk was very nice and patient with me. The dentist was very patient with me she listened to my concerns she answered all of my questions and didn't make me feel like I was being rushed.. I wish I would've known about this place long ago. Even the lady who too my x-ray was super sweet THE WHOLE STAFF WAS AMAZING.. THANKS
Jan 16, 2020
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I am so thankful to be a patient of Gentle Dental. The office staff is amazing, always ready to go over and above to care for my needs from dental health concerns to billing. Not to mention how "gentle" they are when performing their dental procedures. I appreciate all Gentle Dental does for me and am blessed to have this caring staff for my dental care. I highly recommend Gentle Dental!!!
Jan 13, 2020
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First time patient: very pleased with the service I received. Friendly, professional; I will be back!
Nov 26, 2019
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Nov 22, 2019
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I hadn’t been to the dentist in years and the receptionist and staff made it so easy for me with new insurance to get in for a check up, understand my coverage, and make a plan for future dental health. Thanks to Gentle Dental for an easy, painless dentist visit 🙂
Nov 18, 2019
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excellent service, great receptionist very friendly and informative about the service they provide...I found my smile
Nov 16, 2019
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They truly helped me get over my fear of the dentist. I acted like a baby the first two times and my Dentist was so sweet, soft spoken, patient, and GENTLE. I seriously wouldn’t go to anyone else. They’re lead Assisted is just as great and knowledgeable. The ladies up front are a pleasure as well.
Nov 6, 2019
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I usually don’t like going to the dentist, if every experience in the chair was like today’s...sign me up. The whole staff made the experience! 👍
Oct 28, 2019
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The whole staff is amazing ! Dr V is by far the best dentist I’ve ever had. Like everyone I don’t enjoy getting work done on my teeth but seeing these lovely ladies puts me at ease. Also Stephanie the dental hygienist/assistant, is very funny and sweet , as well as professional. I don’t know what it is about Stephanie but I trust her, and that’s huge because getting work done on your teeth is a scary thing. I think this pair of ladies work really well together. Lastly the receptionist/front desk associate, is a pleasure to talk to her name is Tracy. She makes sure to put all the information down that you need in order to not only understand what’s being done but also how much it will cost. There was a little miscommunication with something I was billed with incorrectly, and Tracy took care of it right away. She is patient and kind, and you can tell she wants to make sure you are well taken cared of. Good job ladies keep up the good work!
Oct 27, 2019
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I’ve had the pleasure to experience this office & have to say that it is very clean, to say the least. The staff is very courteous & very helpful.
Oct 24, 2019
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Great dentist office. Awesome customer service, friendly, personable, quick. Dental assistants and dentist know what they're doing and keep pain to a minimum. Highly recommended.
Oct 24, 2019
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5* great for the whole family
Aug 12, 2019
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I live in New Jersey and while on vacation my implant abutment fell out, went to gentle dental and Dr. Clarinda Valderrama re inserted my abutment with ease. WONDERFUL service! Left with a big smile! Thank you again! 👏🏻👍🏻
Gentle Dental Brentwood replied on Aug 13, 2019:
Linda Bellicini, we're happy you found our staff to be so supportive during your experience here at Gentle Dental Brentwood.
Jul 23, 2019
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Dentist and staff are very friendly, welcoming and honest! Highly recommended!
Gentle Dental Brentwood replied on Aug 27, 2019:
Your recommendation means so much to us and we're so happy to have earned it. Thank you for taking the time to let the world know about your positive experience. Have a great day!
Jul 23, 2019
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The experience was great. Very efficient and great results. I felt very cared for. I greatly recommend Gentle Dental, Brentwood.
Gentle Dental Brentwood replied on Aug 27, 2019:
Thejazzy 01, we're glad you had such a wonderful experience with us!
Jun 14, 2019
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I’ve been really skeptical about going to a new dentist but they are great! I see a few bad reviews and I haven’t had any of those issues. Awesome place, 10/10
Gentle Dental Brentwood replied on Jun 14, 2019:
Dear Dante Dominguez, Thank you for taking the time to post your kind words. At, Gentle Dental Brentwood, it means a lot to us to know you had a great experience and we look forward to seeing you on your next visit.
Nov 12, 2018
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They made my pain go away... years of neglect solved in just one visit. I have a long road to go to have my teeth at 100% but with their help I am well on my way!
Gentle Dental Brentwood replied on Dec 11, 2018:
Paul Sprenkel, we're happy you found our staff to be so supportive during your experience here at Gentle Dental Brentwood.
Sep 24, 2017
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Wonderful staff and experience and service I’ve received in a long time.:)
Gentle Dental Brentwood replied on Dec 18, 2017:
Heitje Mccann, we are very happy we could provide you with a positive experience!

General Dentistry

Our general dentistry services take care of the daily dental needs of you and your family.
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  • Preventative Services
  • Restorative Services
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Emergency Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

Our cosmetic services include a variety of treatments for patients looking to enhance their smiles.
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  • Teeth Whitening
  • Dentures & Partials
  • Veneers
  • Inlays & Onlays
  • Crowns & Bridges
  • Implants
  • Bone Augmentation

Specialty Dentistry

Our extensive network of neighborhood practitioners make it easy to find dental specialists.
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  • Orthodontists
  • Endodontists
  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Periodontists
  • Prosthodontists

Pediatric Dentistry

Our pediatric services include a variety of treatments and specialties for patients looking to enhance their smiles.
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Insurances We Accept

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.


...and many more.
Call to see if your insurance is covered!

(925) 308-6863

Questions about Insurance?

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.

About Payment

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.

Our In-House Discount Plan – The Gentle Dental Plan

For more details or to enroll, visit: or call 1(800) 903-2532.
You can also enroll at one of our locations.

Flexible Financing

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:

  • Low down payment and no interest1
  • No money down and no interest2
  • Extended terms up to 48 months at 14.9% promotional interest rates3

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.

  1. Valid photo ID and checking account, credit card or debit card required.
  2. On approved credit. For promotional purchases over $300 if paid in full within promotional period. If promotional purchase is not paid in full within promotional period, interest will be imposed from the date of purchase at 26.99% APR.
  3. On approved credit. For promotional purchases over $1,000. Fixed monthly payments based on repayment over 24, 36, or 48 month period.

Don’t see the service you need? Give us a call!

(925) 308-6863

Read on to learn what you should know about having dental insurance throught Medi-Cal or click here for more information about Gentle Dental.

Welcome Medi-Cal Dental Plan Members

We proudly accept the Medi-Cal Dental Plan. Our local dental team is well versed in Medi-Cal benefits and experience in caring for patients regardless of coverage choice.
We offer general and specialty dental services, convenient hours, and flexible financing options.
Call today to schedule an appointment at Gentle Dental Fremont.
39340 Fremont Blvd , Fremont, CA 94538
Read on to learn what you should know about having dental insurance through Medi-Cal or click here for more information about Gentle Dental.

What is a Medi-Cal Dental Plan?

Medi-Cal offers free or low-cost dental care for eligible California residents. A third of adults and half of all children in California are enrolled in the program, which provides up to $1800 in covered services per individual each year. As a Medi-Cal member, your coverage and your child’s coverage automatically come with dental benefits at little or no cost to you.

What Does the Medi-Cal Dental Plan Cover?

Medi-Cal Dental Plan coverage includes a comprehensive assortment of services, including regular cleanings, checkups and major restorative work. You only need to provide your Medi-Cal Benefits Identification Card (BIC) to your Medi-Cal Dental Plan provider to receive a full spectrum of diagnostic, preventative and restorative dental services.

What Does Medi-Cal Dental Plan Cover for Adults?

For adults meeting eligibility requirements, the Medi-Cal Dental Plan provides benefits for the following:

  • Cleanings
  • Exams and X-rays
  • Fluoride treatments
  • Fillings
  • Full dentures
  • Prefabricated crowns
  • Anterior root canals (front teeth)

Other medically necessary dental services
There may be certain limitations and restrictions for some services. Your dentist can tell you which services are and aren’t covered by the Medi-Cal Dental Plan. Your dentist can also help you decide the best treatment and what services you can and should have under the Medi-Cal program. For a complete list of benefits and available services, view this resource from Medi-Cal.
You won’t have to pay for services included in the program’s scope of benefits unless you have Medi-Cal coverage with a shared cost. Once your dentist confirms you are eligible for Medi-Cal services, he or she can only ask you to pay any share of cost or copayment amount you may owe. You can learn more about your potential share of cost in the “My Medi-Cal” booklet you receive when you join the program. You can also learn more about the services covered by the Medi-Cal Dental Plan programs by visiting

Does Denti Cal Cover Braces?

Yes. However, not everyone with a Medi-Cal Dental Plan will qualify for benefits. Depending on the degree of orthodontic defects, Medi-Cal will either approve or disapprove orthodontic action. You can learn more about available dental benefits by talking to your orthodontist.

How to Sign Up for Your Medi-Cal Dental Plan

If you have Medi-Cal, you won’t need to apply separately for your Medi-Cal Dental Plan. You can apply for the Medi-Cal program any time of the year by phone, mail, fax or via email. You can also apply in person or online. For every available way to apply, visit this resource from the California Department of Health Care Services.

You’re Covered with Medi-Cal Dental at Gentle Dental

Gentle Dental accepts the Medi-Cal Dental Plan dental coverage, along with most major dental insurance plans. Contact your local Gentle dental office to learn more.

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Gentle on Your Wallet

We accept most insurance plans, have a discount plan for those without, and offer flexible payment options.

Gentle on Your Schedule

We make your life easier with convenient hours including evenings and weekends.

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