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Adult and Pediatric Services

We’re now open for dental care. Call us to schedule your next appointment or with any questions. Stay Safe!

We now Accept Medi-Cal Dental Plans. Click here for more information.

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

New Patients

$50 Exam & X-Rays

Includes new patient exam and full mouth X-Rays.

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New Patients

$100 Off Non-Covered Services

New patients only. On services of $300 or greater not covered by insurance.

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Ortho Special

Braces from $99 Month

Flexible payment plans. Including FREE Orthodontic consultation.

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To Know Us Is To Love Us

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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.

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Reviews

SEE WHAT OUR PATIENTS HAVE TO SAY!

4.8 /5
132 reviews
Google
5.0/5
Oct 21, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
I was so pleased to receive my services and the manager did a great job, with making sure my services were on time! I am so pleased with my results I will return!
Google
5.0/5
Oct 16, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
Great service and the staff was really friendly . Management was very professional. Recommend to family and friends
Gentle Dental Del Lago replied on Oct 18, 2021:
Hi Heriberto, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
Google
5.0/5
Oct 14, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
Great office Dentist is wonderful ❤️ Thank you guys
Google
5.0/5
Oct 7, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
Super friendly Staff, very knowledgable, Great dentist I highly recommend
Google
5.0/5
Oct 5, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
I have been a patient here for 2 years! The staff is amazing and very attentive. I want to personally thank them for changing my life by helping me change my smile. This has influenced me to pursue dental as a career as well! Absolutely amazing and life changing.
Gentle Dental Del Lago replied on Oct 5, 2021:
Dear Emonee, 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 wish you all the best in your new career path.
Google
5.0/5
Oct 4, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
Went to gentle dental. Great place and staff. Was an exceptional visit.
Gentle Dental Del Lago replied on Oct 4, 2021:
Hi Roger And Vickie, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
Google
5.0/5
Sep 30, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
I was calling around for weeks before I found an opening at this office. Let me tell you I have never met this many nice and caring people in one place. Amelia set up my appointment. Kevin took care of my x-rays. Jackie helped me with paperwork. Dr. Pham was very gentle and kind. Took time to talk with me and explain procedures and what we can do to make my smile perfect. Larissa explained everything to me in regards to the work I need done and how to move forward and how my insurance works. This is by far the best dental office I have ever been to in my 50 years of life. I will be returning and bringing my family and friends as well.
Gentle Dental Del Lago replied on Oct 5, 2021:
Dear Mary, 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
Sep 29, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
Teeth was clean and I had no cavities. I’m feeling good. This office is great.
Gentle Dental Del Lago replied on Oct 11, 2021:
Dear Robert, 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
Sep 28, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
I always have a great experience and am satisfied with the service at general dental Del lago , they are so nice and always helpful. I have been here for 11 years and I can’t ever say i’ll leave! thank you Gental Dental family ❤️
Gentle Dental Del Lago replied on Oct 7, 2021:
Thank you again for taking the time to let us know how we did. We hope you have a great day!
Gentle Dental Del Lago replied on Apr 21, 2017:
Dear Lily Nowell, 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
Sep 27, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
Clean office, everyone was nice. Was easier than I expected. Loved the service.
Gentle Dental Del Lago replied on Oct 7, 2021:
Victor, we are very happy we could provide you with a positive experience!
Google
5.0/5
Sep 27, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
Had an amazing time. These dentist are the best. They really made me full like a valued customer. Highly recommend them. Way to go management.
Gentle Dental Del Lago replied on Oct 7, 2021:
Harith, reviews like this give us motivation and help us ensure we provide high-quality care.
Google
5.0/5
Sep 27, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
Got teeth cleaned and absolutely loves the staff there !
Gentle Dental Del Lago replied on Oct 7, 2021:
We appreciate your positive review about your recent experience with us!
Google
5.0/5
Sep 24, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
Erica, the dental assistant was amazing. The dentist was great, and the two worked together seamlessly.
Gentle Dental Del Lago replied on Oct 6, 2021:
J Sanders, 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
Sep 24, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
Gentle Dental has been fantastic in providing all the dental care that I need. Recommended to anyone looking for a great practice. The manager has been fantastic and very flexible.
Gentle Dental Del Lago replied on Oct 6, 2021:
David, thank you for sharing your positive experience!
Google
5.0/5
Sep 22, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
Hey I had a good experience at the dental office great management and dental
Gentle Dental Del Lago replied on Sep 23, 2021:
Jack, we are very happy we could provide you with a positive experience!
Google
5.0/5
Sep 21, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
I've been here for almost 6 years and the staff has always been friendly and welcoming. The dental assistants are awesome and the Ortho doctor that I have now is the best!
Gentle Dental Del Lago replied on Sep 21, 2021:
Dear Brenda, 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.
Facebook
5.0/5
Aug 31, 2021
Facebook Gentle Dental Del Lago
Súper friendly staff. Great detail given to all procedures needed and super flexible with scheduling. Jackie in check in staff very helpful with insurance. Truly recommend
Gentle Dental Del Lago replied on Sep 2, 2021:
Hi Bianca, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
Google
5.0/5
Aug 31, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
Great service! Amazing experience, loved the manager and the dentist! Definitely coming back again
Gentle Dental Del Lago replied on Sep 1, 2021:
Thomas, we are very happy we could provide you with a positive experience!
Google
5.0/5
Aug 27, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
Had a great experience here at Gentle Dental. The Orthodontist was very polite and professional. Appreciate the great service!
Gentle Dental Del Lago replied on Aug 31, 2021:
We appreciate your positive review about your recent experience with us!
Google
5.0/5
Aug 26, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
Great experience with teeth whiting service here! 10/10 recommended!!!!!
Gentle Dental Del Lago replied on Aug 30, 2021:
Krista, we strive for 100% satisfaction, and it is great to see you had such a positive experience at Gentle Dental Del Lago.

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.

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Gentle on Your Mind

Our experienced Dental Professionals use the latest techniques to be as gentle as possible.

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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