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Hours

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

        Located at 3440 Del Lago Blvd Suite C, Gentle Dental Del Lago is proud to serve patients in and around Escondido, California, including Lake Hodges, Kit Carson, Montelena.

        At Gentle Dental Del Lago, we pride ourselves on building relationships for life with our patients. Our calm atmosphere will allow you and your children to relax before and during procedures, and our attentive and gentle team will work hard to provide you with excellent dental care. 

        Using new technologies and the latest techniques, we offer a wide variety of services, including cosmetic dentistry, dental veneers, dental implants, general dentistry, oral surgery, and orthodontics. We also provide oral surgery sedation for those who need it. 

        In addition, we offer pediatric dental services, catering specifically to small children. We highly encourage parents to bring in their children for routine check-ups at the sign of their first tooth erupting to monitor healthy tooth and jaw development.

        By staying open until 6 p.m. on most weekdays, we make it easier to fit dental care into your busy schedule. There’s no need to miss work, school or important occasions. Book an appointment online, give us a call, or stop by our offices to speak to our friendly front desk associates. To maximize affordability, we also accept most major dental insurance plans, and offer payment plans and reduced rates for those without coverage.

        Our mission is to ensure that your visit is as stress-free as possible. Stop by our office or call us at 760-291-8630 to schedule  a consultation, cleaning or treatment with our friendly dental team and get a healthy smile you can be proud of. We are conveniently located on Del Lago Boulevard off of the Escondido Freeway in the Plaza Del Lago Center. Our office is wheelchair-accessible and located next to Chito’s Taco Shop.

        Meet The Team

        WHO WE ARE

        Reviews

        SEE WHAT OUR PATIENTS HAVE TO SAY!

        4.8 /5
        132 reviews
        Google
        5.0/5
        May 12, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
        Best Dental office I’ve been to! Great staff and customer service with a very friendly atmosphere. This a reflection of good management!
        Google
        5.0/5
        May 10, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
        Great service, takes great care of our dental health. Very clean office and friendly employees
        Gentle Dental Del Lago replied on May 10, 2021:
        Alondra, we're happy you found our staff to be so supportive during your experience here at Gentle Dental Del Lago.
        Google
        5.0/5
        May 9, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
        Wonderful personal experience! Very helpful and professional staff!! Appreciate the COVID protocol! That manager is so nice, outgoing and very helpful!
        Gentle Dental Del Lago replied on May 10, 2021:
        Samantha, thanks for your praise and kind comments about our team.
        Google
        5.0/5
        May 5, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
        Very nice place to go for your dental needs. They were so nice and the dentist was awesome. I can see why they call it gentle dental. The manger was nice and very knowledgeable. I will always refer this office.
        Gentle Dental Del Lago replied on May 6, 2021:
        Dear Mary, Thank you for taking the time to post your kind words. At, Gentle Dental Del Lago, 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
        Apr 23, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
        I really enjoyed this office. It was very clean and the orthodontist was great. I was impressed with how they follow COVID guidelines.
        Gentle Dental Del Lago replied on Apr 29, 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 20, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
        I had a wonderful experience and was very impressed with the Ortho doctor work. The remodeling looked fantastic, fun staff and superior management.
        Gentle Dental Del Lago replied on Apr 21, 2021:
        Hi Robert we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Apr 20, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
        Everyone was great! I havent been to the dentist in a long time but this place showed me love. Thank you for such pleasant treatment. Everyone rocks.
        Gentle Dental Del Lago replied on Apr 21, 2021:
        Terrence, we strive for 100% satisfaction, and it is great to see you had such a positive experience at Gentle Dental Del Lago.
        Google
        5.0/5
        Apr 20, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
        Got a fresh teeth cleaning and a full check up, all I can say is awesome! We need more energetic offices like this one. Thank you doctor, thank you staff and thank you manager.
        Gentle Dental Del Lago replied on Apr 21, 2021:
        Cheryl, thanks for your praise and kind comments about our team.
        Google
        5.0/5
        Apr 20, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
        I came in for a cleaning and had such a great experience! The staff is so welcoming and made me feel comfortable. They are following all COVID guidelines making me feel safe when I am there. I will be returning.
        Gentle Dental Del Lago replied on Apr 21, 2021:
        Emily, we strive for 100% satisfaction, and it is great to see you had such a positive experience at Gentle Dental Del Lago.
        Google
        5.0/5
        Apr 19, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
        Great place for all your dental needs, good friendly people and very professional. Great social distancing. I will be back.
        Gentle Dental Del Lago replied on Apr 19, 2021:
        Hi Elder Terence Smith, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Apr 19, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
        Just had my teeth done it really looks nice. My smile is as bright as ever. Thank you Gentle Dental.
        Gentle Dental Del Lago replied on Apr 19, 2021:
        Hi Carl, thank you so much for your positive comments about Gentle Dental Del Lago!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Apr 19, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
        This is a really nice office, everyone was helpful and courteous. My teeth are clean my smile is great and I'm getting all kinds of compliments. Great work from the doctor and outstanding management. I really appreciate the service
        Gentle Dental Del Lago replied on Jun 5, 2019:
        Athomwilson, we strive for 100% satisfaction, and it is great to see you had such a positive experience at Gentle Dental Del Lago.
        Google
        5.0/5
        Apr 19, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
        I want to say I had the most exhilarating experience with my visit. The staff and management were very polite and professional. I strongly suggest this office to anyone that is still searching.
        Gentle Dental Del Lago replied on Apr 19, 2021:
        Cece, we are very happy we could provide you with a positive experience!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Apr 17, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
        I definitely recommend this place. Dr. Dutta and Kevin their assistant are very caring and welcoming people. Jachie the receptionist is extremely nice as well.
        Gentle Dental Del Lago replied on Apr 23, 2021:
        It'S Angela, thank you for your kind review; we are happy to pass along your comments to the team here at Gentle Dental Del Lago!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Apr 14, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
        Employees are very friendly and welcoming. Office was very clean like what they are doing for Covid-19 procedures
        Gentle Dental Del Lago replied on Apr 14, 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 13, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
        I love this office! The staff is absolutely wonderful. Laritza, Jackie, Kevin, Samantha and Emilia. This Dental office is Knowledgeable, has patience and explains each process. My entire family goes to General Dental - Dr Pham is amazing and goes above and beyond and takes time with each of us. Thanks Gentle Dental!
        Gentle Dental Del Lago replied on Apr 13, 2021:
        Dear Jedy, 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 Del Lago, 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
        Apr 13, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
        This dental office is by far one of the best! The front office is always pleasant. The manager is very kind and informative. Look no further when it comes to your dental needs!
        Gentle Dental Del Lago replied on Apr 14, 2021:
        Dear Haley, Thank you for taking the time to post your kind words. At, Gentle Dental Del Lago, 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
        Apr 12, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
        Super friendly very helpful I always get nervous going to the dentist and the staff there help put me at ease. The doctors are great and management is very helpful.
        Gentle Dental Del Lago replied on Apr 14, 2021:
        Dear Marylu, Thank you for the kind feedback. At the Gentle Dental Del Lago, 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
        Mar 25, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
        Great Service! I love the workers too! i got a my teeth within and my smile has never look whiter!
        Gentle Dental Del Lago replied on Apr 15, 2021:
        We appreciate your positive review about your recent experience with us!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Mar 25, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
        i got a check up when i went they did me good, quality service
        Gentle Dental Del Lago replied on Apr 6, 2021:
        Luis, we're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit.

        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 HMO
        CIGNA PPO
        HEALTHCOMP
        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) 517-6915

        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!

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        Gentle on Your Schedule

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

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