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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

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

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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  • 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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  • Peggy Ram

    Peggy Ram

    D.D.S., General Dentist

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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
Facebook
5.0/5
Sep 21, 2020
Facebook Gentle Dental Del Lago
Wonderful experience all around. Love the Dr. and all the staff. Clean facility and always on time.
Facebook
5.0/5
Sep 14, 2020
Facebook Gentle Dental Del Lago
Great service, very professional Group.
Google
5.0/5
Sep 4, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
This place is great! And it has very sweet and professional employees. I'm usually nervous when it comes to the dentist but this place made all my stress disappear. Will definitely be recommending to family and friends!
Google
5.0/5
Sep 4, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
Great customer service. Excellent staff and very experienced dentist.
Google
5.0/5
Sep 4, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
Hello, I went into Gentle Dental to get some dental work and might I say they were the best office I have been for years. Dr. Novicio and her front staff provide top shelf service from the time I walked into the office till I walked out. They were very thorough from the examination, to the procedure, to the finishing touches. I couldn’t be more happier with this office. I definitely give 5+ stars and telling everyone that this is a must go office for all your dental needs. Go check them out and you will definitely come out with a huge smile!!!
Facebook
5.0/5
Sep 4, 2020
Facebook Gentle Dental Del Lago
Son muy amable todo personal y el servicio es agradable y te tratan con delicadeza eso me hace sentir tranquila Gracias a todos 😊🦷
Google
5.0/5
Sep 3, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
Great office! stuff in the front are very nice. Dr Novicio was so great
Google
5.0/5
Aug 31, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
The staff at Gentle Dental have been very easy to work with and extremely accommodating. Definitely found my dentist for the foreseeable future!
Gentle Dental Del Lago replied on Sep 1, 2020:
Hi Sean Schexnydre, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
Facebook
5.0/5
Aug 27, 2020
Facebook Gentle Dental Del Lago
Muy buen servicio y todo el personal son muy amables. Tim y liz an tenido mucha paciencia conmigo cuando necesito de su ayuda. Muchas gracias por esa paciencia.
Google
5.0/5
Aug 25, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
Front of office is very friendly and helpful and the ortho is very professional
Google
5.0/5
Aug 18, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
Got treated very very well and in a professional manner
Gentle Dental Del Lago replied on Aug 18, 2020:
Hi Jackie Vega, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
Google
5.0/5
Aug 14, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
Patrica was amazing as usual with her cleaning keep it up! Definitely recommend her for any teeth related cleaning
Gentle Dental Del Lago replied on Aug 17, 2020:
Giovanny Madera, 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
Aug 10, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
This is a very office and i good done orphdontist it's a very and social distance was very good great didn't have in problem in that area i would definitely go back there for future dental work thanks for everything.
Google
5.0/5
Aug 10, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
I’m glad I went here my smile is as bright as ever. I’m glad to see they use all sterile instruments, people were very clean and neat and the doctor explained everything. Great management.
Google
5.0/5
Aug 6, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
This place is really nice, very clean, and the staff is awesome. I like the way they treat patients during this pandemic. I recommend this place.
Google
5.0/5
Aug 4, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
Been going here for several years and the staff is always friendly and helpful!
Google
5.0/5
Jul 31, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
Offices clean, doctors are very kind and professional
Google
5.0/5
Jul 29, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
Great people ,and great quality work. I would refer everyone to this place
Google
5.0/5
Jul 29, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
I make sure I drive to the Del Lago location every time I need something because the management is excellent and is very well ran. The best by far.
Gentle Dental Del Lago replied on Apr 21, 2017:
Dear Rosana Hanna, 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
Jul 28, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
The team here is super kind and helpful. There was never a time where I felt rushed or uncomfortable. This is definitely going to be my #1 dental office for a while.

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.

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Gentle in So Many Ways

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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