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Hours

Monday 8:00-6:00
Tuesday 8:00-6:00
Wednesday 8:00-5:00
Thursday 8:00-5:00
Friday 8:00-4:00
Saturday (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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        To Know Us Is To Love Us

        LEARN ABOUT US

        Well-placed at 520 Broadway Ave in Chula Vista, Gentle Dental offers expert specialty dental care for residents living in and around Chula Vista, California.

        With a patient-first approach, our skilled dental professionals leverage cutting-edge technology and years of experience to deliver first-rate specialty services. From routine check-ups to crowns, bridges, inlays, onlays and oral surgery, our team performs a diverse selection of services for patients of every age. Whether you need compassionate pediatric dentistry for young patients or veneers, orthodontics, and teeth whitening treatments, our office is the first place to call.

        With a patient-first approach, our team builds lasting relationships through honest communication and friendly service. We also offer flexible scheduling, including emergency dental services and after-hours appointments on weekends and holidays.

        Dedicated to providing affordable dental care for every patient who needs it, our office accepts most major PPOs and DHMOs. For patients without insurance coverage, we offer a Dedicated Dental Plan, which provides affordable preventive and diagnostic care, along with discounts of 20% or more on most necessary dental treatments.

        If you require orthodontics or have exceeded your annual insurance cap, we also provide flexible financing options, which split treatment costs into affordable monthly payments. With our convenient payment options, there’s simply no reason for anyone to go without specialty dental care in Chula Vista.

        Chula Vista Gentle Dental offers skilled, compassionate oral care in a relaxing, stress-free setting. Contact our office to schedule a consultation, examination, cleaning or treatment and get a healthy smile you can be proud of.

        Meet The Team

        WHO WE ARE

        • Stephen E. Needle

          Stephen E. Needle

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

        Reviews

        SEE WHAT OUR PATIENTS HAVE TO SAY!

        Facebook
        5.0/5
        Jun 9, 2021
        Facebook Gentle Dental Chula Vista
        this place is awesome, 100 times better then the dentist I just left
        Gentle Dental Chula Vista replied on Jun 9, 2021:
        Hi Jamie, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Apr 23, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Chula Vista
        This place is an awesome place to go to for the dentist. They give you the best help and best service possible and there staff is the most friendliest and care taking people they are all so nice and especially one of them her name is Laura she’s one of the best front counter worker and she’s the best with customer service as well. Honestly one of the best dentist spot I recommend for all ages.
        Gentle Dental Chula Vista replied on Apr 23, 2021:
        Dear Adrian, Thank you for the kind feedback. At the Gentle Dental Chula Vista, 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.
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        5.0/5
        Apr 22, 2021
        Facebook Gentle Dental Chula Vista
        Best office ever! I recommend this place
        Gentle Dental Chula Vista replied on Apr 30, 2021:
        Hi Jennifer, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Apr 21, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Chula Vista
        The girls in the front Laura and Rosy were very nice and helpful! Great dental office I recommend it to everyone 👍
        Gentle Dental Chula Vista replied on Apr 22, 2021:
        Hi Ricardo, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Apr 21, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Chula Vista
        Amazing at what they do! Always making sure their clients get the best service. 100% recommend
        Gentle Dental Chula Vista replied on Apr 22, 2021:
        Eveline, we are very happy we could provide you with a positive experience!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Apr 21, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Chula Vista
        Very clean office with amazing customer service and always making us feel important i highly recommend this place 👌
        Gentle Dental Chula Vista replied on Apr 22, 2021:
        We appreciate your positive review about your recent experience with us!
        Facebook
        5.0/5
        Apr 20, 2021
        Facebook Gentle Dental Chula Vista
        They are very professional and caring.
        Gentle Dental Chula Vista replied on Apr 21, 2021:
        We appreciate your positive review about your recent experience with us!
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        5.0/5
        Apr 20, 2021
        Facebook Gentle Dental Chula Vista
        Happy 😊 so much nice 👍 I’m so happy service Thank you so much 🙏 All Tim Gentle Dental Laura,francisco y all groups
        Gentle Dental Chula Vista replied on Apr 21, 2021:
        Luis Jvm, thank you for your kind review; we are happy to pass along your comments to the team here at Gentle Dental Chula Vista!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Apr 20, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Chula Vista
        I love this new office, the staff is geat, i was scrared to do my extration and they made me fell good, Dr Needles is the best Oral surgent i recomend this Office
        Gentle Dental Chula Vista replied on Apr 21, 2021:
        Thank you for taking the time to let us know how we did. We hope you have a great day!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Apr 15, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Chula Vista
        This is the best dental office I have ever been to. Everyone is so nice and they all took great care of me. I felt very welcomed and I am not a fan of the dentist at all. I haven’t been in years because of bad experiences in the past. But today was great they were very efficient and hands on. Ellie was my favorite, she’s so sweet and fun she made the visit feel very personal. I didn’t feel so nervous or embarrassed anymore once I got in the chair. Friendliest staff ever, can’t wait for my next appointment with y’all !!!
        Gentle Dental Chula Vista replied on Apr 16, 2021:
        Dear Amari, 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 Chula Vista, 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
        Mar 18, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Chula Vista
        Going to a new dentist is alway scary and after my last visit at a different practice I wasn’t sure if I wanted to try another place but I love my teeth and don’t want to lose them. I went here and was amazed by the cleaning ness, effectiveness, and was well taken care of. The lady that cleaned my teeth her name was Ellie I believe and she was a sweetheart and super informative and caring. Most definitely looking forward to my future appointments.
        Gentle Dental Chula Vista replied on Mar 18, 2021:
        Dear Arlene, Thank you for taking the time to post your kind words. At, Gentle Dental Chula Vista, 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
        Mar 1, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Chula Vista
        My visits are wonderful at Gental Dental staff is very nice. Both of my appointments have been with the hygienist Ellie. Ellie is so wonderful she makes you feel comfortable and explains everything that she is going to do and checks in with youOK. make sure that you are doing ok. I was scared to go to my visit and Ellie reassured me everything would be ok, she is amazing. Happy I choose Gental Dental.
        Gentle Dental Chula Vista replied on May 6, 2021:
        Esmeralda, we're happy you found our staff to be so supportive during your experience here at Gentle Dental Chula Vista.
        Google
        5.0/5
        Jan 6, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Chula Vista
        I had an excellent experience today at Gentle Dental. A special shout out hygienist Ella who made my experience as painless as it could have been. An excellent staff as a whole. Thanks a lot 100! 100! 100!
        Gentle Dental Chula Vista replied on Jan 7, 2021:
        Cedric Cunningham, thank you for your kind review; we are happy to pass along your comments to the team here at Gentle Dental Chula Vista!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Nov 12, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Chula Vista
        Good service!
        Gentle Dental Chula Vista replied on Jan 27, 2021:
        Rebecca, thank you so much for the positive review!
        Facebook
        5.0/5
        Aug 28, 2020
        Facebook Gentle Dental Chula Vista
        Staff is very friendly and helpful. Newly renovated office nice and clean.
        Facebook
        5.0/5
        Aug 25, 2020
        Facebook Gentle Dental Chula Vista
        Great friendly staff, great customer service!!
        Facebook
        5.0/5
        Jul 28, 2020
        Facebook Gentle Dental Chula Vista
        Very nice and accommodating staff.
        Google
        5.0/5
        Feb 18, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Chula Vista
        My first time at this office and I was very pleased.Staff was friendly and helpful. Ellie is the best!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Feb 17, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Chula Vista
        Best cleaning ever by Ellie. She’s awesome and thank you Dr. Fay! Pleasant front desk gals too.😊
        Google
        5.0/5
        Feb 8, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Chula Vista
        Staff and doctors are great!! My kids get anxious going to the dentist but everyone makes them feel so comfortable throughout their treatment!!!

        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

        Orthodontics

        We offer a variety of options to achieve the smile you always wanted.
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        • Invisalign
        • Traditional Braces

        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 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!

        (619) 202-1053

        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!

        (619) 202-1053

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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.

        Gentle on Your Schedule

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

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