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Welcome Medi-Cal Dental Plan Members

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

  • Bernard Boback

    Bernard Boback

    D.M.D., M.S., Orthodontist

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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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  • Robert Hackim

    Robert Hackim

    D.D.S., M.S. Orthodontist

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  • Stephen E. Needle

    Stephen E. Needle

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

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  • Stephen Kallaos

    Stephen Kallaos

    D.D.S. Periodontics

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Reviews

SEE WHAT OUR PATIENTS HAVE TO SAY!

Facebook
5.0/5
Aug 28, 2020
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Staff is very friendly and helpful. Newly renovated office nice and clean.
Facebook
5.0/5
Aug 25, 2020
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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
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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!!!
Google
5.0/5
Feb 8, 2020
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I truly appreciate Gentle Dental for being so accommodating by having openings on Saturdays. I also appreciate the fact that rather than judging your oral hygiene habits (or lack thereof), they encourage you to improve and teach you how to care for your teeth the appropriate way, more specifically, the doctor I had on 2/8/2020. The staff is caring, and I appreciate their kindness.
Facebook
5.0/5
Feb 3, 2020
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Excellent service.. very happy with them
Google
5.0/5
Jan 30, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Chula Vista
Gentle dental is the best, the staff is very friendly, very helpful and organized! I want to thank Jean, Jennifer and Jayce for helping me and always having a smile on there face! Very good office I am very satisfied with gentle dental , the doctors are the best!I will be recommending my friends and family here.
Gentle Dental Chula Vista replied on Oct 16, 2019:
Dear Jennifer Herrera, 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
Jan 20, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Chula Vista
This office knows how to treat people great! All staff have been diligent and interested in giving me the individual care that I need. I would recommend this office.
Facebook
5.0/5
Oct 31, 2019
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Gentle dental Chula Vista is very professional and friendly. Also very knowledgeable. I highly recommend. Thank you Gentle Dental Chula Vista!
Google
5.0/5
Sep 5, 2019
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I had the best experience at Gentle Dental I went to a different dentist they wanted to charge me so much money he didn’t mention anything that the Gentle Dental did for me. I’ve been waiting so long to get partials because I’m missing teeth in the upper and lower area of my mouth they got me in right away they made it very affordable I was able to payments. The staff was awesome they kept me calm when I had a tooth pulled. They were very very experienced. The other dentist wanted thousands and thousands of dollars to do nothing but a root canal . I just can’t say enough they were awesome in every way the receptionist were wonderful and caring. I recommend Gentle Dental to anyone and everyone. Thank you so much Gentle Dental and Chula Vista you’re making my dreams come true . Sincerely Lisa Farnham
Gentle Dental Chula Vista replied on Sep 6, 2019:
Dear Lisa Farnham, Thank you for the wonderful 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.
Google
5.0/5
Jul 1, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Chula Vista
Doctor was very professional Made me feel very comfortable Did a wonderful job and will definitely be back
Gentle Dental Chula Vista replied on Jul 3, 2019:
Gladys Vazquez, we are very happy we could provide you with a positive experience!
Google
4.0/5
Dec 11, 2018
Google Gentle Dental Chula Vista
Makes the dentist fun for the kids
Facebook
4.0/5
Oct 14, 2018
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I have no complaints. Staff is friendly, competent and helpful. That takes the fear of dentists offices out of the equation.
Gentle Dental Chula Vista replied on Dec 11, 2018:
Jeanie Diann Ludwick, we strive for 100% satisfaction, and it is great to see you had such a positive experience at Gentle Dental Chula Vista Dental Associates.
Facebook
5.0/5
Oct 14, 2018
Facebook Gentle Dental Chula Vista
I have no complaints. Staff is friendly, competent and helpful. That takes the fear of dentists offices out of the equation.
Gentle Dental Chula Vista replied on Dec 11, 2018:
Jeanie Diann Ludwick, we strive for 100% satisfaction, and it is great to see you had such a positive experience at Gentle Dental Chula Vista Dental Associates.
Facebook
5.0/5
Aug 22, 2017
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This dentist office is really quite good! The staff is friendly and good at their job. Their communication skills are great and the execution of the work is conscientious and high quality. I've never been really thrilled to go to the dentist but they have really won me over.
Facebook
5.0/5
Aug 22, 2017
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This dentist office is really quite good! The staff is friendly and good at their job. Their communication skills are great and the execution of the work is conscientious and high quality. I've never been really thrilled to go to the dentist but they have really won me over.
Gentle Dental Chula Vista replied on Aug 23, 2017:
Joyce Staley Salazar, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to Gentle Dental Chula Vista!
Google
5.0/5
Aug 25, 2016
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I'm very critical of the way I am treated at businesses. It's not just about being good at what you do but also the experience. To me, making great efforts to correct even the smallest mistake and taking ownership of the experience put this dentistry ahead in my books. One difficult experience is not enough to judge an entire business, everyone has bad days. The staff here aimed to correct small issues that happened and owned up, turning me into a fan. They very much seemed to care. Five stars until proven otherwise
Gentle Dental Chula Vista replied on Aug 26, 2016:
Dear Isaac Guzman, Thank you for the delightful feedback. At the Gentle Dental 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.
Google
5.0/5
Apr 26, 2016
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I had a tooth extracted by doctor Falcon. I was nervous at first but she made me feel very comfortable. I had a great experience. Thank you Dr. Falcon.

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

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

Read on to learn what you should know about having dental insurance throught Medi-Cal or click here for more information about Gentle Dental.

Welcome Medi-Cal Dental Plan Members

We proudly accept the Medi-Cal Dental Plan. Our local dental team is well versed in Medi-Cal benefits and experience in caring for patients regardless of coverage choice.
We offer general and specialty dental services, convenient hours, and flexible financing options.
Call today to schedule an appointment at Gentle Dental Fremont.
39340 Fremont Blvd , Fremont, CA 94538
Read on to learn what you should know about having dental insurance through Medi-Cal or click here for more information about Gentle Dental.

What is a Medi-Cal Dental Plan?

Medi-Cal offers free or low-cost dental care for eligible California residents. A third of adults and half of all children in California are enrolled in the program, which provides up to $1800 in covered services per individual each year. As a Medi-Cal member, your coverage and your child’s coverage automatically come with dental benefits at little or no cost to you.

What Does the Medi-Cal Dental Plan Cover?

Medi-Cal Dental Plan coverage includes a comprehensive assortment of services, including regular cleanings, checkups and major restorative work. You only need to provide your Medi-Cal Benefits Identification Card (BIC) to your Medi-Cal Dental Plan provider to receive a full spectrum of diagnostic, preventative and restorative dental services.

What Does Medi-Cal Dental Plan Cover for Adults?

For adults meeting eligibility requirements, the Medi-Cal Dental Plan provides benefits for the following:

  • Cleanings
  • Exams and X-rays
  • Fluoride treatments
  • Fillings
  • Full dentures
  • Prefabricated crowns
  • Anterior root canals (front teeth)

Other medically necessary dental services
There may be certain limitations and restrictions for some services. Your dentist can tell you which services are and aren’t covered by the Medi-Cal Dental Plan. Your dentist can also help you decide the best treatment and what services you can and should have under the Medi-Cal program. For a complete list of benefits and available services, view this resource from Medi-Cal.
You won’t have to pay for services included in the program’s scope of benefits unless you have Medi-Cal coverage with a shared cost. Once your dentist confirms you are eligible for Medi-Cal services, he or she can only ask you to pay any share of cost or copayment amount you may owe. You can learn more about your potential share of cost in the “My Medi-Cal” booklet you receive when you join the program. You can also learn more about the services covered by the Medi-Cal Dental Plan programs by visiting www.smilecalifornia.org.

Does Denti Cal Cover Braces?

Yes. However, not everyone with a Medi-Cal Dental Plan will qualify for benefits. Depending on the degree of orthodontic defects, Medi-Cal will either approve or disapprove orthodontic action. You can learn more about available dental benefits by talking to your orthodontist.

How to Sign Up for Your Medi-Cal Dental Plan

If you have Medi-Cal, you won’t need to apply separately for your Medi-Cal Dental Plan. You can apply for the Medi-Cal program any time of the year by phone, mail, fax or via email. You can also apply in person or online. For every available way to apply, visit this resource from the California Department of Health Care Services.

You’re Covered with Medi-Cal Dental at Gentle Dental

Gentle Dental accepts the Medi-Cal Dental Plan dental coverage, along with most major dental insurance plans. Contact your local Gentle dental office to learn more.

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