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Extended Hours
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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  • Haris Lakisic

    Haris Lakisic

    DMD, Endodontics

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  • Mohamed Hassan

    Mohamed Hassan

    D.D.S. Periodontist

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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
Sep 14, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Carlsbad
very friendly staff and fast service.
Facebook
5.0/5
Sep 1, 2020
Facebook Gentle Dental Carlsbad
Very friendly and respectful staff. Marlene is awesome!!!
Google
5.0/5
Aug 26, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Carlsbad
I was here in Gentle Dental Carlsbad a couple days ago,just got my new crown by Dr. Bil, she's very gentle and very professional. I am very pleased with the result, now i can smile with confidence. Thank you Miss Aileen for helping me out with my insurance issues. All the staff here were very friendly, Marlene the assistant is very caring. I will definitely be back here. I will give them 10 stars or more!
Google
5.0/5
Aug 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".
Facebook
5.0/5
Aug 18, 2020
Facebook Gentle Dental Carlsbad
wonderful Dr's and staff.
Google
5.0/5
Aug 12, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Carlsbad
Great service 👏 Cecilia Brianna lesue fantastic job 👏 understand services.
Google
5.0/5
Aug 9, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Carlsbad
UPDATE: As usual, I had a great dental care visit. All staff are very friendly, caring, honest and competent in what they do. Thank you for taking care of me and my families and friends. Somehow, I hope you get all the good reviews you deserve. I am saddened by what other people think and talk about you in Yelp as not everyone has an account. But you have great and genuine reviews here on google so kudos to all of you! Thank you again especially to Joy who always does an outstanding job in helping me maintain my teeth and gums clean and healthy. See you on my next visit! I was hesitant to switch to another dental office since I have been with my previous one for more than 10 years. I was referred by a family member to Gentle Dental in Carlsbad with an emphasis of how good their dentists and staff are. I gave it a try; they exceeded my expectations. I only have great words for the whole team of Gentle Dental Carlsbad. I now have a better understanding of how important oral hygiene is. Nevertheless, I am happy with the service I received and I will always be grateful for having been seen and treated at this dental clinic. It is worth every penny to be healthy and I need not whine for anything that is beneficial for me in the long run.
Gentle Dental Carlsbad replied on Apr 17, 2017:
Dear Dennis Villareal, Thank you for the delightful feedback. At the Gentle Dental Carlsbad, we are glad that the team has put you at ease and taken great care of you during your visit. Your review means a lot to us and we look forward to seeing you at your next visit.
Facebook
5.0/5
Aug 6, 2020
Facebook Gentle Dental Carlsbad
The staff are infinitely wonderful and are no-nonsense professionals. The clinic is well-run and adequately equipped with things that make the whole organization succeed. In two words- the people in general are Pleasant and Gentle. No matter who you work with, it has always been a very smooth experience. Joy Jackson, their hygienist, is the epitome of a model Gentle employee. She has been very diligent on me she always makes me feel a “new person”every after session. The Manager, Aileen Lao is the most gracious and attentive executive you can get from a dental office. I recruit customers for this clinic.
Facebook
5.0/5
Aug 4, 2020
Facebook Gentle Dental Carlsbad
The people that work are friendly and professional. They were very caring and I did not experience pain with my procedures.
Facebook
5.0/5
Jul 7, 2020
Facebook Gentle Dental Carlsbad
I have been to Gentle Dental in Carlsbad twice. Both times they have been very professional. The hygienist named Joy great along with the dentist. I am very pleased with their work. If you are looking for a new dentist, you should give them a call and set up an appointment.
Google
5.0/5
Jun 23, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Carlsbad
I completed my dental procedures today and i am very happy with my new smile. Thank you to my dentist Dr. Bilguujin, Aileen the office nanager who helped me with my flexible payment plan option, Marlene the RDA who always assist my DDS and the Gentle Dental Staff for the excellent service. Highly recommended.
Gentle Dental Carlsbad replied on Jul 2, 2020:
Dear Eugenio Evangelista, 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
Jun 21, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Carlsbad
I have been going to Gentle Dental for a while and have always had good results. The office is clean and the staff is friendly.
Gentle Dental Carlsbad replied on Jul 2, 2020:
Kay Derival, your satisfaction is our top priority.
Google
5.0/5
Jun 18, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Carlsbad
By far the best dentist office I've ever been to. They accommodate my needs on very short notice and made experience pleasant. Thank you so much!
Gentle Dental Carlsbad replied on Jul 2, 2020:
Starseed Awakened, we are very happy we could provide you with a positive experience!
Google
5.0/5
Jun 6, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Carlsbad
Dr. Bill was outstanding! She is very knowledgeable and shares her instructions with kindness, support and valid reasons. Her work on my back molar was exact and perfect through out her work. I appreciated her kindness and perfection.
Google
5.0/5
May 27, 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...
Google
5.0/5
Feb 7, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Carlsbad
I am very impressed by the quality of care I received. So happy I found this office. Thank you for being there for me.
Google
5.0/5
Feb 1, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Carlsbad
If you are in Carlsbad or Oceanside and don’t have a great dentist, go to Gentle Dental! They are the best dentists, hygienist’s, assistant’s and office staff, truly top of the line - AMAZING. All highest quality technology and equipment! So impressed ~ I love them!
Google
5.0/5
Feb 1, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Carlsbad
My husband and i has been a patient there for about 5 years now. We love and appreciate every staff there. They always welcome you with a good and professional attitude. . Since the first day weve stepped inside this office until now, you guys are still our number one! :)
Facebook
5.0/5
Jan 31, 2020
Facebook Gentle Dental Carlsbad
They are always accommodating and fit you in. Also work to help you pay for your work if you find out you need more done than your budget recommends. Dr Lee is very gentle and knows I hate needles so he hides them from me lol Would highly recommend this dental facility. Give them five stars *****
Google
5.0/5
Jan 20, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Carlsbad
They realy take the pain out of taking a trip to the dentist. Amazing staff
Gentle Dental Carlsbad replied on Jul 17, 2019:
Thank you again for taking the time to let us know how we did. We hope you have a great day!

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.

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

(760) 552-8834

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Gentle on Your Mind

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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