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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

New Patients $50 Exam & X-Rays

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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

  • Ambreen Ahmed

    Ambreen Ahmed

    D.D.S., General Dentist

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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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  • Fay Ahmadpour

    Fay Ahmadpour

    D.D.S., General Dentist

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  • Haris Lakisic

    Haris Lakisic

    DMD, Endodontics

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  • Kory McHenry

    Kory McHenry

    D.M.D., M.S. Orthodontics

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  • Mohamed Hassan

    Mohamed Hassan

    D.D.S. Periodontist

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  • Ofelia Rivera

    Ofelia Rivera

    D.D.S. General Dentist

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  • Reza Taghavi

    Reza Taghavi

    D.D.S., General Dentist

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  • Rigoberto Negrete

    Rigoberto Negrete

    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
5.0/5
Nov 12, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Carlsbad
New patient, and was impressed across the full spectrum of services and professionalism in the entire team. Excellent dental group! I am happy I joined and look forward to a long-standing relationship with Gentle Dental.
Google
5.0/5
Nov 7, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Carlsbad
I've been going to Gentle Dental Carlsbad, and all of their amazing employees such a great staff and excellent service, I love it...
Google
5.0/5
Nov 4, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Carlsbad
The staff is very inviting. And for someone who has issues with dental visits that helped me relax and made the experience manageable.
Facebook
5.0/5
Oct 11, 2019
Facebook Gentle Dental Carlsbad
My family and I have been going here for more than 6 years and they always take good care of us. They are fast with treatment plan and execute them asap. highly recommended
Gentle Dental Carlsbad replied on Oct 11, 2019:
Hi Angela Revote, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
Google
5.0/5
Oct 11, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Carlsbad
My family and I have been going to this office for more than 6 years. They have the most attending staff and get things done immediately. They will get your treatment plan started asap and have appointment ready. Dr. Lee is an amazing dentist. Also their orthodontist was awesome. From office staff to dentist assistance to doctors they all have the best care and smile when your in the office. Glad to be with them.
Gentle Dental Carlsbad replied on Oct 14, 2019:
Dear Angel De Jesus R., 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 10, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Carlsbad
This is my third time visiting Gentle Dental in Carlsbad, and I have felt respected, cared for, and encouraged to keep improving my dental health every time I’m here! So thankful!
Gentle Dental Carlsbad replied on Oct 11, 2019:
Dear Aaron Lahman, Thank you for the wonderful 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
Sep 26, 2019
Facebook Gentle Dental Carlsbad
Dr. Lee is a great doctor for crowns and permanent bridge planning. Tks Eileen for time and thru quote/estimage
Gentle Dental Carlsbad replied on Oct 3, 2019:
Hi Josie Belliard, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
Google
5.0/5
Sep 21, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Carlsbad
We have been going to Rosalie for years. She is the best dental hygienist for us. She does her job really well and keeps us well-informed with what we have to do to achieve and maintain healthy teeth.
Google
5.0/5
Sep 17, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Carlsbad
I wanted to take time to share my experience with this place, I am still very active and need to have crowns done on my both of my front teeth, so for the time being I have bonds done that have come out often, the first dentist I sat down with refused to fix the bond I had previously done at the same place 2 days before that fell out, so out of nowhere Dr. Christine Evans comes to my chair sits down and tells me I am going to fix your tooth better than ever before and my bond wont come out, she went right to work no nonsense, and I am happy to say it turned out completely amazing and solid as a rock! Very impressed but the way stepped in, if you go to this dentist I would highly recommend her! She will be my dentist from now on! Thank you again Dr. Evans!
Google
5.0/5
Sep 6, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Carlsbad
We Love Gentle Dental Carlsbad and all of their Amazing employees!! Such a great staff and excellent service!!! Thank you!! Alexa and Michele Buck
Google
5.0/5
Aug 27, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Carlsbad
Staff are friendly and efficient. Hygeniest is wonderful and thorough!
Google
5.0/5
Aug 21, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Carlsbad
Had another delightful visit to Gentle Dental. Eileen have been absolutely awesome in in explaining and very patient with all the questions I have had. I have found all the staff in every area to be very Superior in friendliness and in service.
Gentle Dental Carlsbad replied on Aug 23, 2019:
Dear Georgia Ludke, Thank you for the wonderful 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
Aug 16, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Carlsbad
Gentle Dental of Carlsbad took care of my parents in a way that other dental offices could not. After consultations, they both switched from their assigned dentists to Gentle Dental. The staff is helpful, compassionate, and professional. They assisted us with insurance transitions and financing, and the dental procedures were painless and time efficient. My son and I will be switching over to them this month as well. Many thanks to the entire staff at Gentle Dental Carlsbad!
Gentle Dental Carlsbad replied on Aug 28, 2019:
Dear Em Sakaguchi, Thank you for the wonderful feedback. At the Gentle Dental Carlsbad, we are glad that the team has put you and your parents at ease and taken great care of them during their visit. Your review means a lot to us and we look forward to seeing you at your next visit.
Facebook
5.0/5
Jul 26, 2019
Facebook Gentle Dental Carlsbad
I’m very happy with the dental service that I received. Vey nice staff. Highly recommended.
Gentle Dental Carlsbad replied on Jul 26, 2019:
Marcia Ambacher, we're happy to hear you had such a positive experience with our team!
Facebook
5.0/5
Jul 25, 2019
Facebook Gentle Dental Carlsbad
Staff is great and I am always well satisfied. highly recommended.
Gentle Dental Carlsbad replied on Jul 25, 2019:
Joanne Oliver, we're happy to hear you had such a positive experience with our team!
Facebook
5.0/5
Jul 25, 2019
Facebook Gentle Dental Carlsbad
Gentle Dental is highly recommended . Staff is very accomodating. Doctors are knowledgeable. Manager Aileen gave us the detailed info we need to know. She’s excellent!
Gentle Dental Carlsbad replied on Jul 26, 2019:
Hi Mamel Livado Atadero, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
Facebook
5.0/5
Jul 25, 2019
Facebook Gentle Dental Carlsbad
Gentle Dental is the best. We had a very accommodating process. Everyone was very helpful, and it was a painless process. Miss Aileen Lao gave us a better understanding of what we needed to get done with our teeth. She exceeds our expectations! Will definitely come back for future appointments! :)
Gentle Dental Carlsbad replied on Jul 26, 2019:
Dear Kayla Atadero, 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
Jul 25, 2019
Facebook Gentle Dental Carlsbad
Excellent service. Staff members were very friendly. Highly recommend this place :)
Gentle Dental Carlsbad replied on Jul 26, 2019:
Lee J Livado Atadero, we're happy to hear you had such a positive experience with our team!
Facebook
5.0/5
Jul 25, 2019
Facebook Gentle Dental Carlsbad
The name speaks for itself. They all treat you gently and nicely. Kudos to Ms. Aileen Lao for taking good care of us. I’ll recommend Gentle Dental to my friends.
Gentle Dental Carlsbad replied on Jul 26, 2019:
Erwin Oredata, your satisfaction is our top priority.
Google
5.0/5
Jul 16, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Carlsbad
Amazing staff! Great office.
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.

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

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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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