Hours

Monday 8:00-5:00
Tuesday 8:00-7:00
Wednesday 8:00-7:00
Thursday 8:00-7:00
Friday 8:00-5:00
Saturday 8:00-3:00 (By Appt)

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

New Patients

$50 Exam & X-Rays

Includes new patient exam and full mouth X-Rays.

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New Patients

$100 Off Non-Covered Services

New patients only. On services of $300 or greater not covered by insurance.

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Ortho Special

Braces from $99 Month

Flexible payment plans. Including FREE Orthodontic consultation.

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To Know Us Is To Love Us

LEARN ABOUT US

The Carlsbad Gentle Dental is conveniently located in the Carlsbad Plaza South Shopping Center on S. El Camino Real between Marron Road and Hospital Way.

We offer flexible hours for your convenience, including evenings and weekends by appointment, and accept most insurance plans. For those without dental insurance, we offer our Dedicated Dental Plan that provides low-cost preventive and diagnostic care, as well as discounts of 20 percent or more on most dental treatments. We also have flexible payment plans and financing available as needed.

Our friendly team of dental professionals is eager to put a smile on your face by providing sincere and compassionate care. We offer gentle, personalized family dentistry for patients of all ages, including pediatric and teen dentistry. Our skilled team of dentists can help you with all types of general dentistry, orthodontics, cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, oral surgery, endodontics and root canals, and much more. We also offer sleep sedation by appointment. Give us a call for more information on this special service.

We pride ourselves on building relationships for life with our patients by providing a great patient experience, open communication, excellent service for all your dental needs, and education to help maintain good oral health and overall well-being. We promise to make you feel valued, respected, and as important as family.

Close proximity to Camp Pendleton, we cater to military families or Active Duty Service members accepting both Tricare Dental programs for dependents and Active Duty Dental programs for active service members.

Stop in and see us on S. El Camino Real. We offer convenient, handicapped-accessible parking. To set up an appointment or for further assistance, please call us at 760-552-8834. One of our friendly staff members will be happy to speak with you.

Meet The Team

WHO WE ARE

  • Stephen E. Needle

    Stephen E. Needle

    D.D.S., M.S., Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Explore our services

  • General Dentistry
  • Orthodontics
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Specialty Dentistry
  • Pediatric Dentistry
General Dentistry General Dentistry

Our friendly dentists, caring hygienists and helpful staff are here for your whole family.

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Orthodontics Orthodontics

Stop hiding your smile. Get the straight teeth you’ve always wanted.

Specialty Dentistry Specialty Dentistry

Our extensive network of neighborhood practitioners makes finding specialists easy.

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Pediatric Dentistry Pediatric Dentistry

Give your child the compassionate and thorough care they deserve.

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Life, it happens.

Life, it happens.
And we're here
when it does.

Going to the dentist should fit your schedule, not the other way around. We’ll get to know you and your family, work with your calendar, and keep things quick, simple, and thorough.

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“Gentle Dental is my favorite dentist office I have ever been to. They are professional, understanding and reasonably priced. I can’t help but walk out with a smile!”
Jacqueline K
“Gentle Dental has made staying on top of oral health easy for the whole family. We all come in on the same day, which is a blessing for our busy schedules.”
Brian R
“I always wanted a straighter smile, but held off due to costs. When I shared my concerns with my dentist, the team helped me find a cost-effective solution for Invisalign—and whitening, too!”
Colette C
"Best dentist I’ve had. I used to be a nervous patient, but not anymore.
The team here is patient and kind.”
Brian R
"Best dentist I’ve had. I used to be a nervous patient, but not anymore.
The team here is patient and kind.”
Brian R
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