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Experienced Dentists
Adult and Pediatric Services

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

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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.



New Patients

$50 Exam & X-Rays

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$100 Off

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Ortho Special

Braces from $99 Month

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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

  • Ashley Kisling

    Ashley Kisling

    D.D.S., Orthodontist

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  • Bilguujin Dorjsuren

    Bilguujin Dorjsuren

    D.D.S., General Dentist

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  • Caroline Hwang

    Caroline Hwang

    D.D.S. General Dentist

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  • Doug Lee

    Doug Lee

    D.D.S. General Dentist

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  • Hangqing Jin

    Hangqing Jin

    D.D.S., General Dentist

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  • Haris Lakisic

    Haris Lakisic

    DMD, Endodontics

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  • Mohamed Hassan

    Mohamed Hassan

    D.D.S. Periodontist

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  • Mohammad Sirjani

    Mohammad Sirjani

    D.D.S., Endodontist

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  • Stephen E. Needle

    Stephen E. Needle

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

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Reviews

SEE WHAT OUR PATIENTS HAVE TO SAY!

4.9 /5
205 reviews
Google
5.0/5
Nov 25, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Carlsbad
Good service. I like the people who work there, like a second family.
Google
5.0/5
Nov 20, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Carlsbad
The staff are all very pleasant and welcoming. The hygenist is excellent and I am fortunate she is there, living up to the Dental name "Gentle".
Google
5.0/5
Nov 20, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Carlsbad
Excellent service and very gentle.
Google
5.0/5
Nov 12, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Carlsbad
Gentle Dental of Carlsbad has been taking care of our family for over 2 years now. Their dentist and specialist are highly skilled professionals, and staff is helpful, efficient, and pleasant. We’re very glad we found this location!
Google
5.0/5
Nov 9, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Carlsbad
It was an excellent experience for my daughter Mariah and I. The people who work there are very friendly and professional
Gentle Dental Carlsbad replied on Nov 12, 2020:
Hi Rudy Castillo, thank you so much for your positive comments about Gentle Dental Carlsbad!
Google
5.0/5
Nov 6, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Carlsbad
Excellent in all aspects - Front Desk, Hygienist (Joy), Dentist (Dr Hwang), everyone is kind and thorough, no attempts to upsell, just recommends the necessary work, very clean facility.
Gentle Dental Carlsbad replied on Nov 12, 2020:
Wayne Vogel, thank you for your kind review; we are happy to pass along your comments to the team here at Gentle Dental Carlsbad!
Google
5.0/5
Nov 6, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Carlsbad
I have had very good dental treatment at Gentle Dental in Carlsbad. The administration and dental providers are professional, friendly and most importantly honest.I would recommend them.
Gentle Dental Carlsbad replied on Nov 12, 2020:
Jacob Rush, we strive for 100% satisfaction, and it is great to see you had such a positive experience at Gentle Dental Carlsbad.
Google
5.0/5
Nov 1, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Carlsbad
BEST dentist and staff I have EVER been too!! I absolutely love my dentist DR. Mark and his staff, Joy she is soo sweet!! I have always been afraid of the dentist but they made me feel so comfortable and safe. Now I enjoy going and seeing them and my teeth health has improved significantly! Thank you Gentle Dental you guys are amazing!! ❤️🦷
Gentle Dental Carlsbad replied on Nov 2, 2020:
Dear Sarina Rodriguez, Thank you for taking the time to post your kind words about our staff. We are excited to share this with the team. At, Gentle Dental Carlsbad, it means a lot to us to know you had a great experience and we look forward to seeing you on your next visit.
Google
5.0/5
Oct 30, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Carlsbad
Buena excelente muy profesional
Gentle Dental Carlsbad replied on Nov 2, 2020:
Hi Reynaldo Marquina, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
Google
5.0/5
Oct 30, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Carlsbad
I’ve always had a difficult time at the dentists and have tried numerous ones all over but for the first time I feel comfortable and completely cared for and listened to at gentle dental❤️ I was really anxious about getting my fillings and wisdom teeth done and the ladies there literally held my hand and helped me know I was going to be okay. So excited and happy to have found a new amazing dentist (:
Gentle Dental Carlsbad replied on Nov 2, 2020:
Chloe Beresford, we're happy you found our staff to be so supportive during your experience here at Gentle Dental Carlsbad.
Google
5.0/5
Oct 26, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Carlsbad
Gentle Dental really back up their name. Always gentle and very caring group. I really appreciate Jeff England, im going to always ask for him every time i go. Hes just an understanding gentleman and really takes care of you.! Keep it up...
Gentle Dental Carlsbad replied on Nov 2, 2020:
Marty Campos, thank you for your kind review; we are happy to pass along your comments to the team here at Gentle Dental Carlsbad!
Google
5.0/5
Oct 19, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Carlsbad
DDS Dorsjuren was great as always!!! I got 3 cavities taken care of today. She was upfront, professional, and proficient as usual. I would recommend her to anyone. James.
Gentle Dental Carlsbad replied on Oct 20, 2020:
H2jsllc 2020, we're glad you had such a wonderful experience with us!
Google
5.0/5
Oct 16, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Carlsbad
Required work and charges explained in advance. I especially appreciated getting estimates for different crown options. The place I left only provided one with an estimate for the most expensive type until I asked. Staff was friendly, wait times were short, it was painless, and everything feels great now.
Gentle Dental Carlsbad replied on Nov 2, 2020:
Dear Jim A, Thank you for taking the time to post your kind words. At, Gentle Dental Carlsbad, it means a lot to us to know you had a great experience and we look forward to seeing you on your next visit.
Facebook
5.0/5
Oct 13, 2020
Facebook Gentle Dental Carlsbad
The best staff and dentists ever! I’ve always been scared of the dentist but not with this office. Everyone is wonderful and my teeth has never been better! Thank you for an amazing dentist Dr. Bilguujin Dorjsuren ! She is amazing and gentle and makes me not Afraid of getting work done. Thank you thank you thank you!
Gentle Dental Carlsbad replied on Oct 15, 2020:
Toni Oconnor, we're happy you found our staff to be so supportive during your experience here at Gentle Dental Carlsbad.
Facebook
5.0/5
Oct 12, 2020
Facebook Gentle Dental Carlsbad
This place is all in one from regular check ups, dental hygienists, orthodontist, get a root canal, wisdom teeth removed or any work you can think of about your teeth. My last dentist had to refer me out and could not perform my root canal even when I had braces my teenage years I had to go to different offices. So happy I discovered Gentle Dental thanks to Val. From my first visit Aileen the manager was professional, caring very thorough of what I needed to get done and addressed all my concerns.The front staff Cecilia, Leslie, Bree, and Sheena always gave me excellent customer service and always made me feel welcomed. They are fully staffed! I’ve always dreaded to go to the dentist until now. I definitely would recommended this place and continue to be a patient.
Google
5.0/5
Oct 12, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Carlsbad
The ladies at the front desk are most helpful! And the level of professionalism from the crew is impeccable. Thank you!
Facebook
5.0/5
Oct 10, 2020
Facebook Gentle Dental Carlsbad
Buen Cervicio el personal
Google
5.0/5
Oct 10, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Carlsbad
Everyone is super friendly and organized!
Google
5.0/5
Oct 9, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Carlsbad
Fantastic work, Dr.Hwang really good
Google
5.0/5
Oct 3, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Carlsbad
I have been going to this office for several years and they have taken amazing care of me. I recently got my wisdom teeth removed here and I had virtually no pain after! Very well managed and clean office
Gentle Dental Carlsbad replied on Apr 17, 2017:
Dear Friskaku :d, Thank you for taking the time to post your kind words. At, Gentle Dental Carlsbad, it means a lot to us to know you had a great experience and we look forward to seeing you on your next visit.

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
  • Sleep Sedation

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.

DELTACARE PMI HMO
DELTA CA-PPO
MET SAFEGUARD HMO
METLIFE PPO
UHC-DBP HMO
DHS HMO
CA DENTAL NET HMO
MDG-MDC GUARDIAN HMO
CIGNA HMO
CIGNA PPO
HEALTHCOMP
UCCI CONCORD PLUS HMO
ACCESS DENTAL HF/HMO
ANTHEM B/C CA HMO
AETNA DMO
LIBERTY DENTAL HMO
CONVERSION
UCCI TRICARE / FMDP
UHC-PACIFICARE HMO
UNITED CONCORDIA PPO

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

(760) 552-8834

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: www.gentledentalplan.com 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.

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Our experienced Dental Professionals use the latest techniques to be as gentle as possible.

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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