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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

Schedule an Appointment

Please contact our office by phone or complete the appointment request form below. Our scheduling coordinator will connect with you to confirm the appointment.



New Patients

$50 Exam & X-Rays

Includes new patient exam and full mouth X-Rays.

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$100 Off

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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

LEARN ABOUT US

The Del Lago Gentle Dental is conveniently located on Del Lago Boulevard off of the Escondido Freeway, in the Plaza Del Lago Center.

By staying open until 6 p.m. on most weekdays, we make it easier to fit dental care into your busy schedule. Book an appointment online, give us a call, or stop by our offices to speak to our friendly front desk associates. We accept most major dental insurance plans, and we offer payment plans and reduced rates for those without coverage.

We offer a wide variety of services, including cosmetic dentistry, dental veneers, dental implants, general dentistry, oral surgery, and orthodontics, as well as Ortho Invisalign. We also provide oral surgery sedation for those who need it. Our caring staff works hard to ensure your visit is as stress-free as possible.

We also 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.

Allow our friendly staff to answers your questions or schedule a consultation or appointment by calling 760-517-6915 today. Our office is wheelchair-accessible.

Meet The Team

WHO WE ARE

  • Ashley Kisling

    Ashley Kisling

    D.D.S., Orthodontist

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  • Hangqing Jin

    Hangqing Jin

    D.D.S., General Dentist

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  • Haris Lakisic

    Haris Lakisic

    DMD, Endodontics

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  • Margaret Novicio

    Margaret Novicio

    D.D.S., General Dentist

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  • Paul Anderson

    Paul Anderson

    D.D.S., M.D. Oral Surgery

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  • Stephen Kallaos

    Stephen Kallaos

    D.D.S. Periodontics

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Reviews

SEE WHAT OUR PATIENTS HAVE TO SAY!

4.8 /5
132 reviews
Google
5.0/5
Nov 24, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
Definitely keeps up with covid 19 regulation! Friendly staff! Made the experience a lot easier ! Great work!
Google
5.0/5
Nov 24, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
I had a dental emergency when I went to the office . I called her office and the staff was very understanding and accommodating. I was able to find an emergency appointment for myself. She quickly diagnosed and suggested a treatment plan.
Google
5.0/5
Nov 15, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
Managers are very nice snd the office is very nice and clean. Especially with all the COVID. I’ll be back. Thanks again 😊
Google
5.0/5
Nov 13, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
When I arrive to the office I was very worried about my dental hygiene. Dr. Novicio was very clear on the treatment I need it. All staff was very nice and comforting specially Ms. Liz. I highly recommend gentle dental services. They have it all. Thank you!!
Google
5.0/5
Nov 12, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
I love this place, great people, clean office, and the nicest manager. The manager has lots of charisma and the doctors are great.
Gentle Dental Del Lago replied on Nov 12, 2020:
Achier Hobson, 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
Nov 12, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
Great staff! Thanks everyone
Google
5.0/5
Nov 9, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
Thank you for making my dental appointments so easy !! Its worth the wait ! The whole staff is amazing... Timothy is a great assistant and the Dr. is amazing explaining step by step what they are doing on the procedure.
Gentle Dental Del Lago replied on Aug 20, 2019:
Lfallinuplowo, we're happy you found our staff to be so supportive during your experience here at Gentle Dental Del Lago.
Facebook
5.0/5
Nov 9, 2020
Facebook Gentle Dental Del Lago
I love gentle dental. everyone is so friendly and kind. the office is clean and they follow Covid guidelines. very attentive to patients needs, including the fact that I am diabetic and making sure my blood sugar is stable.
Gentle Dental Del Lago replied on Nov 13, 2020:
Kelli Alexander, we're happy to hear you had such a positive experience with our team!
Google
5.0/5
Nov 6, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
Great Service Been Going For A Long Time Would Recommended
Gentle Dental Del Lago replied on Nov 12, 2020:
Angel Hernandez, your satisfaction is our top priority.
Facebook
5.0/5
Nov 5, 2020
Facebook Gentle Dental Del Lago
I recommend Gentle Dental because they are so welcoming to me and my family! They are very kind and have the best personality.
Gentle Dental Del Lago replied on Nov 12, 2020:
Perla Rodriguez, thanks for your praise and kind comments about our team.
Google
5.0/5
Nov 5, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
Great service, Dr Novicio and her assistant Liz were the best I got two cavities taken care of and it did not hurt at all. I got my cleaning done with Patricia, super sweet and told me what to do because I was flossing too hard lol. I will definitely be back, thank you ladies!
Gentle Dental Del Lago replied on Nov 12, 2020:
Sara Escobar, 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
Nov 3, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
Super great service. Love the staff!!!
Gentle Dental Del Lago replied on Nov 3, 2020:
Angelita Diorio, we're happy to hear you had such a positive experience with our team!
Google
5.0/5
Oct 20, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
I like coming here Dr.Kisling and lily always treats my sister and I well here I love coming here they are very professional here.
Google
5.0/5
Oct 20, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
Everyone was professional and super nice! I am glad I switched to this dentistry practice. For someone that hasn't been in a long time and the work I had been putting off haunting me, it puts me at ease to know that future visits will almost be, dare I say, tolerable. I mean it is a dentist hahaha. They did good work on my cavities and my crown feels perfect. Also, a special thanks to Liz who was so sweet and helpful.
Facebook
5.0/5
Oct 16, 2020
Facebook Gentle Dental Del Lago
I reluctantly reached out to Gentle Dental after having a HORRIBLE experience with another dentist in San Marcos. I was in so much pain, a root infection was sending lightning bolt shocks through my entire body, my worst nightmare was confirmed... I needed a tooth extraction. Gentle Dental was so kind, prescribed RX for the infection, got in my for the deep cleaning I so desperately needed and held my hand through my literal worst nightmare as my tooth was pulled. They offered a family insurance plan that was affordable and qualified me for Care Credit so I could manage the costs that came from these procedures. I would highly recommend Gentle Dental, their office is nice and clean, staff is friendly and kind, and they've always been able to get me in when I need to be seen... no ridiculous weeks/months of wait time to get appointments. They're my forever family dentist!
Google
5.0/5
Oct 16, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
This is a fine dental office, quality work and quality people. If I were to recommend any dental office it would be this one.
Google
5.0/5
Oct 15, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
Excellent service. Every employee is very helpful and will give you tips to improve your dental health. Recommend anyone visit Del Lago.
Gentle Dental Del Lago replied on Oct 23, 2020:
Hi Casey White, thank you so much for your positive comments about Gentle Dental Del Lago!
Google
5.0/5
Oct 15, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
I had an amazing experience today at Del Lago Gentle Dental. The staff is amazing, they took care of what I needed I would definitely come back and recommend everyone looking a nice cleaning or orthodontic treatment to make an appointment with Dr. Novicio.
Gentle Dental Del Lago replied on Oct 23, 2020:
Kevin Peralta Cervantes, 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
Oct 14, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
The remodeling is great and service as well!
Gentle Dental Del Lago replied on Oct 15, 2020:
Hi Maria Aguilar, thank you so much for your positive comments about Gentle Dental Del Lago!
Google
5.0/5
Oct 14, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
The dentist was amazing! Very professional and charismatic! I really appreciated my time there. The management was also excellent! The new remodeling was a very nice touch! 10/10 would recommend! :)
Gentle Dental Del Lago replied on Oct 15, 2020:
Will Jackson, 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

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!

(760) 517-6915

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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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