FRIENDLY, CONVENIENT & FLEXIBLE
Our experienced Dental Professionals use the latest techniques to be as gentle as possible.
We make your life easier with convenient hours including evenings and weekends.
We accept most insurance plans, have a discount plan for those without, and offer flexible payment options.
Our general dentistry services take care of the daily dental needs of you and your family.
Our cosmetic services include a variety of treatments for patients looking to enhance their smiles.
Our extensive network of neighborhood practitioners make it easy to find dental specialists.
Our pediatric services include a variety of treatments and specialties for patients looking to enhance their smiles.
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.
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.
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.
The Gentle Dental Smile Plan is perfect if you don’t have dental insurance and offers significant savings. The plan has no waiting period, involves no paperwork, and covers all pre-existing conditions.
You can enroll as an individual, couple or family and receive significant discounts on preventative services including exams, cleanings, fluoride treatments, and x-rays, as well as a host of other dental services. All other services including specialty care such as extractions, root canals, and orthodontics are discounted 20% from our list prices.
The Smile Plan is effective immediately and there are no claim forms to fill out and no maximums. Seniors 62 and older receive additional discounts on enrollment fees and parents can keep children on their family plan until age 26.
Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for everyone to obtain quality dental care at an affordable price.
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:
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.
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LEARN ABOUT US
The El Cerrito Gentle Dental is conveniently located in the shopping center at the northeast corner of San Pablo Avenue and Blake Street. Our office is south of Safeway and a few doors down from Supercuts.
We offer many ways to pay for the dental procedures you need. We accept nearly all major dental insurance plans, offer payment plans for many dentistry needs, and allow discounted payment through a Dedicated Dental Plan, which reduces costs on most procedures by 20 percent or more. We also make scheduling your dental appointments more convenient, too. We’re open until 6 p.m. on weekdays and we’re open on Saturdays by appointment from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
We want you to be comfortable whether you need cavities filled, a root canal, dental implants, or oral surgery. Our highly experienced team of dental specialists will ensure you’re relaxed and well-informed about your dental procedures. Our stress-free environment allows patients of all ages to experience dentistry in a positive way.
We look forward to getting to know you, so please call our caring staff today at 510-210-0677 to schedule your appointment. Our facility offers additional parking in the Safeway parking lot and is wheelchair-accessible.
WHO WE ARE
D.M.D. General Dentist
D.M.D. General Dentist
About Me Dr. Pollack says, “My goal is to have my patients leave smiling. I treat every patient as an individual and realize that what may be right for one person is not always what is right for another. My hope is that my patients are pleasantly surprised by how pleasant and pain free a visit to the dentist can be.”
After graduating from the University of California at Santa Barbara, Dr. Pollack received her Dental Degree from the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. To keep up with evolving technology, she’s a member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry.
Dr. Pollack says, “Any free time I have is spent enjoying my family and having fun with my daughter, my husband, and our pets. I used to work in television and realized that a person’s smile not only effects how they look but how they speak, smile, and laugh.”
B.S., Sociology–University of California at Santa Barbara D.M.D.–Rutgers School of Dental Medicine
American Dental Association California Dental AssociationAcademy of General DentistryAlliance of the California Dental Association
D.D.S., M.S. Orthodontist
D.D.S., M.S. Orthodontist
Dr. Choi says, “The best part of being an Orthodontist is having the opportunity to change peoples lives through their smiles! I like helping patients to feel more confident about their smiles and getting to know them well over the course of their treatment.”
After graduating from Colgate University, Dr. Choi received her Dental Degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. She received her M.S. in Orthodontics from the University of Washington School of Dentistry.
She’s a member of the American Dental Association, the American Association of Orthodontics and the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists.
Dr. Choi says, “In my free time I enjoy getting outdoors for running and hiking. I like to cook and practice Yoga.”
B.S., French & Biology–Colgate University
D.D.S.–University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
M.S., Orthodontics–University of Washington School of Dentistry
American Dental Association
Association of Orthodontics
Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
D.D.S., M.S. Endodontist
D.D.S., M.S. Endodontist
Dr. Setty has extensive experience in micro-surgical endodontic treatments including apical surgery, ridge preservation, bone augmentation, re-treatments, non-surgical root canal treatments and revascularization. She encourages her patients to be involved in their treatment in order to achieve the best results possible, and is always open to questions and is attentive to each patient’s needs.
She earned her Dental Degree, Certificate in Endodontics and Master of Science in Dentistry degree at Case Western Reserve University. She has been published in the Journal of Endodontics. She is a member of the American Association of Endodontists, the American Dental Association and the California Dental Association. She also speaks Spanish, Hindi, Kannada and Telugu.
In her free time she enjoys travel, hiking and reading.
D.D.S.– Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine
M.S., Endodontic Certificate–Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine
American Association of Endodontics American Dental Association California Dental Association
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