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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.



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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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  • Haris Lakisic

    Haris Lakisic

    DMD, Endodontics

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  • Mohamed Hassan

    Mohamed Hassan

    D.D.S. Periodontist

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  • Namita Dutta

    Namita Dutta

    D.D.S., General Dentist

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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
4.0/5
Feb 4, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Carlsbad
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Google
5.0/5
Feb 2, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Carlsbad
Gentle Dental came to my rescue! I had a consultation visit when I was in the middle of crown preparation with another dentist. After the consultation, I changed my dentist with my insurer to Dr. Caroline Hwang at Gentle Dental. The staff are respectful, informative, and partner with you to answer your questions for your best dental experience. I recommend Gentle Dental in Carlsbad.
Gentle Dental Carlsbad replied on Feb 2, 2021:
Denise, 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
Jan 29, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Carlsbad
The Gentle Dental staff at the Carlsbad location are professional , friendly and provide the best dental treatment experience . We have recommended to our friends and family.
Google
5.0/5
Jan 25, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Carlsbad
This is the best dental place I’ve been to! The staff are so welcoming and friendly I use to dread going to the dentist since I was a child but this place changed that. I’ve had many things done here from cleaning, regular check ups, X-rays, root canal, replacing crowns, and now Invisalign. It always feels great when people actually take the time to talk to you and know your name. I highly recommend this place!
Gentle Dental Carlsbad replied on Jan 25, 2021:
Dear Jocelyn Arquero, 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
Jan 22, 2021
Facebook Gentle Dental Carlsbad
i love my dentist and the staff. They always take care of me. Rosalie the hygienist is very gentle. Dr. Bilguujin is very thorough and did a great job with my dental procedures. Aileen the office manager is very caring and helpful. Highly recommended.
Gentle Dental Carlsbad replied on Jan 22, 2021:
Dear Aurora Lagazon, 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.
Facebook
5.0/5
Jan 22, 2021
Facebook Gentle Dental Carlsbad
I had good experience with the professional staff and they explained before hand what They were going to work on me. I’m happy with their work and my teeth and mouth are very happy! Gentle Dental are what they say they are! Love them all!
Gentle Dental Carlsbad replied on Jan 26, 2021:
Dear Hermelinda, 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.
Google
5.0/5
Jan 21, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Carlsbad
Another great dental experienced for my visit today. Staff were super friendly, professional and the office is very clean. I've noticed they are very serious in following CDC guidelines because of the Pandemic. I feel comfortable with my visit. I highly recommended them.
Gentle Dental Carlsbad replied on Jan 22, 2021:
Mitch, 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
Jan 20, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Carlsbad
For its been a year since I been to the dentist (I got two cavities not too bad) they are so nice they offered my a blanket to feel comfortable and I was good but I appreciate the kindness they offered and how I didn't know about my teeth bite is off. My last dentist didn't check that. I would recommend this place if your starting off on dental plan or if you want good dental care :)
Gentle Dental Carlsbad replied on Jan 22, 2021:
Vivi, your satisfaction is our top priority.
Google
5.0/5
Jan 15, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Carlsbad
as the name indicates they are always very nice to me and my teeth :-)
Gentle Dental Carlsbad replied on Jan 15, 2021:
Hi Anna Box, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
Google
5.0/5
Jan 14, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Carlsbad
This place is amazing, everyone always so professional and friendly!
Gentle Dental Carlsbad replied on Jan 22, 2021:
Hi Paola, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
Google
5.0/5
Jan 12, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Carlsbad
Great customer service! All the staff took care of me and provided excellent service!
Gentle Dental Carlsbad replied on Jan 25, 2021:
Hi Maya L, thank you so much for your positive comments about Gentle Dental Carlsbad!
Facebook
5.0/5
Jan 11, 2021
Facebook Gentle Dental Carlsbad
Had my appointment this morning & Jeff was amazing. In & out in no time. Thanks Jeff
Gentle Dental Carlsbad replied on Jan 25, 2021:
Arlene, your satisfaction is our top priority.
Google
5.0/5
Jan 4, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Carlsbad
Everyone in this office is very kind and careful. I am comfortable and relaxed. I have recommended them to my friends.
Gentle Dental Carlsbad replied on Jan 4, 2021:
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!
Google
5.0/5
Dec 23, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Carlsbad
The staff here at Gentle Dental are literally the best! Before coming here I hadn’t been to the dentist in a few years. And though my poor dental habits had shown, they didn’t make me feel bad about it. My hygienist simply said, you’re here now, and we’ll take care of you. I’ve been back 3 times now as a part of my maintenance plan and the progress has been crazy. Going for 4’s and 5’s to mostly 3’s and 2’s in my gum pockets in 2 months is a great feeling. I highly recommend!
Gentle Dental Carlsbad replied on Dec 23, 2020:
Dear Cedric Mclean, 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.
Google
5.0/5
Dec 10, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Carlsbad
Excellent dentists and cleaning staff! They take great care.
Gentle Dental Carlsbad replied on Dec 11, 2020:
Alex K, we are very happy we could provide you with a positive experience!
Google
5.0/5
Dec 8, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Carlsbad
I always have a great experience at gentle dental. They get me in on time, no long waiting times. Their staff is friendly and helpful! The hygienists are amazing! I have TMJ so they are really thoughtful and give me breaks if needed 👍🏼 I trust my dental health with this office! Thank you!
Gentle Dental Carlsbad replied on Dec 8, 2020:
Morgan Tennant, we're happy you found our staff to be so supportive during your experience here at Gentle Dental Carlsbad.
Google
5.0/5
Dec 8, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Carlsbad
Thorough cleaning, helpful staff
Gentle Dental Carlsbad replied on Dec 8, 2020:
Thank you again for taking the time to let us know how we did. We hope you have a great day!
Google
5.0/5
Nov 25, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Carlsbad
Good service. I like the people who work there, like a second family.
Gentle Dental Carlsbad replied on Jan 27, 2021:
Hi Justin, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
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".
Gentle Dental Carlsbad replied on Jan 27, 2021:
Hi Jlo, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
Google
5.0/5
Nov 20, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Carlsbad
Excellent service and very gentle.
Gentle Dental Carlsbad replied on Dec 9, 2020:
Hi Cecilia Cruz, we are very happy to have provided you with such 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
  • 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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We accept most insurance plans, have a discount plan for those without, and offer flexible payment options.

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

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