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Welcome Medi-Cal Dental Plan Members


Monday 8:00-5:00
Tuesday 9:00-6:00
Wednesday 9:00-6:00
Thursday 9:00-6:00
Friday 8:00-5:00
Saturday 7:00-3:00

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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.

We are experts in Medi-Cal Dental insurance coverage and will help you optimize your benefits.

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To Know Us Is To Love Us


Ideally situated at 2000 North Harbor Blvd, Suite B-100, Gentle Dental Costa Mesa offers a full spectrum of expert dental services for patients of every age.

With an unrelenting dedication to patient well-being, our entire team goes above and beyond to provide honest communication and skilled, compassionate service. Committed to delivering optimal care, we leverage the most modern dental techniques and equipment to provide preventive treatments, restorative procedures, inlays, onlays, dental implants, root canals, crowns, bridges, oral surgery and bone augmentation. We also offer compassionate pediatric care in a peaceful environment.

If you are hoping to enhance the appearance of your smile, we can provide traditional braces, natural-looking veneers and Invisalign clear aligners. We also offer effective teeth whitening cosmetic treatments, along with timely emergency services for serious dental issues that happen after hours, on weekends or during holidays. Whatever your goals, whatever your timeline, we can provide comprehensive services and capabilities at prices that fit within your budget.

To ensure that every resident of Costa Mesa has access to affordable dental care, Gentle Dental accepts just about every major dental insurance plan. If you don’t have an insurance plan, you may qualify for our Dedicated Dental Plan, which provides substantial discounts for diagnostic care and preventative services, along with various types of treatments. We even provide specials for new patients that include discounts on examinations and X-Rays, along with flexible financing options that split your costs up into affordable monthly payments.

Because we understand our patients lead busy lives, our office strives to provide flexible scheduling which includes evenings, weekends and some holidays. Whatever your schedule, whatever your dental goals, we can provide gentle, personalized dental care that fits your schedule and your budget.

Conveniently located on Harbor Boulevard between Ford Road and W. Bay Street, Gentle Dental dentists offer expert dental care in a relaxed environment designed to make patients feel confident and comfortable. Visit us for a cleaning, examination or treatment and discover the smart choice for knowledgeable dental care in Costa Mesa, California.

Meet The Team


  • Faye Hazrati

    Faye Hazrati

    D.D.S. General Dentistry

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  • Joseph Park

    Joseph Park

    D.D.S., Pediatric Dentist

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  • Maria Pruss

    Maria Pruss

    D.M.D., Endodontist

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  • Mark Maxwell

    Mark Maxwell

    DDS, MS, Orthodontist

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  • Mohammad Zobaer

    Mohammad Zobaer

    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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  • Stephen Kallaos

    Stephen Kallaos

    D.D.S. Periodontics

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  • Umaima Bharmal

    Umaima Bharmal

    D.M.D., General Dentist

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4.8 /5
187 reviews
Nov 11, 2020
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I love them! Kind staff, knowledgeable, isn’t pushy and always make me laugh.
Gentle Dental Costa Mesa replied on Nov 12, 2020:
Rachel Kaifos, we are very happy we could provide you with a positive experience!
Nov 6, 2020
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I had my cleaning done by Lisa who was amazing! She was very detailed with my cleaning, she was super friendly and gentle. I’m definitely recommend coming here. Everyone is super helpful and friendly and soon as you walk in through the door.
Gentle Dental Costa Mesa replied on Nov 13, 2020:
Magdali Giles, we're happy you found our staff to be so supportive during your experience here at Gentle Dental Costa Mesa.
Oct 17, 2019
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Nice and polite staff. Made scheduling a breeze and I appreciated the quality service!
Oct 8, 2019
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I love Gentle Dental. The staff working at the front desk are friendly and accommodating. The doctors and dental staff answered all my question. They were very friendly and made my daughter feel at ease during her entire procedure. I would highly recommend Gentle Dental.
Oct 8, 2019
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The office is great, very friendly and helpful. My daughter had to see a specialist-Pedodontist, he treated her in 2 visits and was very gentle and patient with her. She wasn’t nervous at all! Will def be back
Oct 8, 2019
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Good customer service and friendly staff.
Gentle Dental Costa Mesa replied on Oct 9, 2019:
Thank you again for taking the time to let us know how we did. We hope you have a great day!
Oct 8, 2019
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Good customer service and friendly staff. My daughter had a great experience.
Gentle Dental Costa Mesa replied on Oct 16, 2019:
Thank you again for taking the time to let us know how we did. We hope you have a great day!
Jul 25, 2019
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Always professional and do great work.
Gentle Dental Costa Mesa replied on Aug 27, 2019:
Carol Hubben Hilgenberg, thank you for sharing your positive experience!
Nov 27, 2018
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Very apprehensive about getting the nova cane shots and offered nitrous to calm me down.
Gentle Dental Costa Mesa replied on Nov 27, 2018:
Dan Hawley, we're happy you found our staff to be so supportive during your experience here at Gentle Dental Costa Mesa.
Oct 25, 2018
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This is a new dentist for me and felt that the doctor and the assistant were very patient, kind and the name of the dentistry....gentle!! They were very thorough, made me feel comfortable and explained things to me every step of the way. I highly recommend them, especially Dr. Hazrhati
Sep 10, 2018
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Dorothy at the front desk was very pleasant, helpful, and compassionate - as this was my first time coming in today. I felt comfortable enough to go ahead and schedule a deep cleaning, laser procedure for my gums, and filling of cavities. They were able to schedule me promptly, and I got the procedure done with zero pain! I will continue to go back here - I suggest you give this local spot in Costa Mesa a chance to be your dentist!
Aug 2, 2018
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Dorothy at the front is so patient and kind! She helped to work out everything with my insurance provider. Dr. Follico is an upbeat VERY quick worker! Pattie is efficient and helpful! Nobody likes going to the dentist, but these people make it practically pleasant. Thanks
Jul 19, 2018
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I love the whole staff. Everyone is professional and they make you feel at home. I’m going to keep Gentle Dental in Costa Mesa as my lifelong dental group.
Jun 19, 2018
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Great bunch if people.. fair and honest.. I have had a ton of major dental done here, and my son had braces done here too. No problems.
Apr 13, 2018
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Talk about a fun office. The staff makes you feel welcome. I dread the dentist but actually am looking forward to my root canal. Letty was great and super easy to talk to. Dr Follico is awesome! They dont make you feel bad about your teeth issues. Glad I chose this place for my future dentist visits.
Gentle Dental Costa Mesa replied on Apr 20, 2018:
Kristi Klements, thanks for your praise and kind comments about our team.
Jan 23, 2018
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Compassionate dentists and assistants who saw my 9 year old . Made the experience a good one.
Gentle Dental Costa Mesa replied on Jan 26, 2018:
Ashley Bauer, we strive for 100% satisfaction, and it is great to see you had such a positive experience at Gentle Dental Costa Mesa.
May 28, 2015
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Dr. Bassem Alkatib. All I can say is that is the name you need to know if you need a root canal or specialist in Orange County! Dental work and Root canals are scary and Dr Alkatib made it such a good experience. I visited him at the Gentle Dental office off of Harbor in Costa Mesa. He and his assistant both took their time and explained the process to me, answered all my questions through the process(and I had a lot) and never made me feel rushed. Dr. Alkatib speaks english quite well and is an excellent communicator beyond that. They did excellent work and outside of the required shots to numb the area, I didn't feel one thing during the root canal. NOT ONE BIT OF PAIN! My root canal was long over due and so it was highly irritated and on that note Dr. Alkatib was very involved in my follow-up outlining my exact instructions himself. He even called me later that evening himself to check in on me and make sure I had set a follow up appointment etc. I have never had a dental experience as good as this and so I wanted to share my experience so others can have the same if they have to ever need to have a root canal or specialty dental work. Dr. Alkatib is the man.
Mar 11, 2014
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Everytime I go to this office, I leave with a smile on my face. Everyone here makes the visit for my daughter and I great. Please keep up the good work.
Feb 11, 2014
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When it comes to dental work, I am a very sensitive patient. I have many dental issues and often need fillings, root canals, and even re-work on my crowns. Yuck and Ouch!! Dr. Follico and his team of professionals are extremely warm, friendly, and welcoming.
Jan 9, 2014
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Everyone is always so nice and friendly. The gals at the front are very helpful, especially Gaby. Debbie (hygienist) was great, and all the dentists are great!

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.


...and many more.
Call to see if your insurance is covered!

(949) 444-5307

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: 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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(949) 444-5307

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

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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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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