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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

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.

Meet The Team

WHO WE ARE

Reviews

SEE WHAT OUR PATIENTS HAVE TO SAY!

4.8 /5
132 reviews
Google
5.0/5
Jul 29, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
Excellent service, quick staff, & all crew is so professional. Glad to be attended here!
Google
5.0/5
Jul 23, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
My experience here was amazing. Excellent service and amazing Staff. Highly recommended.
Google
5.0/5
Jul 23, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
Great experience, would highly recommend.
Google
5.0/5
Jul 23, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
This is a great dentist to go too! Very kind staff and my teeth have been feeling better than ever with their outstanding service.
Google
5.0/5
Jul 22, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
Best staff, clean office, and fantastic service!
Google
5.0/5
Jul 22, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
great office. nice service!
Google
5.0/5
Jul 15, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
Gentle dental staff memebers are wonderfull, they were so helpfull especial whith ortho days with Dr.kisling.
Facebook
5.0/5
Jul 14, 2021
Facebook Gentle Dental Del Lago
Everyone at this office was very nice and welcoming.they girls up front are friendly and easy going. I definitely recommend this office. Kevin was amazing, such a great assistant and very interactive. Dr.Dutta very friendly as well, Their Hygienist(Sangita) was awesome.
Gentle Dental Del Lago replied on Jul 15, 2021:
Dear Sammy, 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 1, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
Gentle Dental is the best dentistry place in Escondido. Ashley Kisling personally helped me and gave me the best customer services possible and left me with a really good smile. Go to gentle dental if you care about your teeth.
Gentle Dental Del Lago replied on Jul 13, 2021:
Dear Ryan, Thank you for the delightful 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
Jun 26, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
Friendly service and great experience. The staff new what they were doing and were very welcoming and help with all my dental needs. Love Dr Kissling.
Gentle Dental Del Lago replied on Jul 22, 2021:
Dear Jessica, 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
Jun 26, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
Such a clean and professional office! We love Dr.Kissling will always make the drive!
Gentle Dental Del Lago replied on Jul 1, 2021:
Hi Lauren, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
Facebook
5.0/5
Jun 25, 2021
Facebook Gentle Dental Del Lago
The doctors are very nice, they do a good job with their work, they work at a fast pace. Dr. Ashley Kisling did my orthodontic treatment and I loved her the work she did. The front office staff is always so kind and generous as well as the other dental assistants.
Facebook
5.0/5
Jun 22, 2021
Facebook Gentle Dental Del Lago
Hola , tenía miedo de ir al dentista ya que por razones inesperadas mi dentadura estaba muy mal . Estuve buscando un lugar seguro y recomendable , busqué en el internet encontre este lugar y la verdad me encintó el servicio muy amables todo el personal y doy mis recomendaciones para el Dr Pham es muy amable y honesto me di cuenta que es apasionado al trabajo q hace así q si estas buscando al un dentista no dudes en buscarlo.
Google
5.0/5
Jun 18, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
Great service and great atmosphere!
Google
5.0/5
Jun 16, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
Excellent service and great dental work!!! I recommend
Google
5.0/5
Jun 16, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
Very professional and efficient! They treated me with kindness and made me feel so comfortable for someone who is afraid of dental work! They did a wonderful job. I highly recommend them!
Google
5.0/5
Jun 14, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
I'm 57, had my share of dentists. I had a bad tooth 2 weeks ago, they took me in, they had to pull it. No more pain, doctor pham I believe, he is the best dentist I have ever had. Today I got some more teeth filled, he is so good and the dental assistants actually care. I highly recommend. Thank you so much
Google
5.0/5
Jun 14, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
Great service, I love the management team. Everything worked out just how I wanted it and I will definitely recommend others ! Great work guys
Google
5.0/5
Jun 11, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
Went in for a check up and to get some work done on my teeth. Being skeptical over dental procedures and the quality of work stumbled over this location having had great reviews. They did not disappoint. I will continue to go here for all my dental needs. All three doctors are phenomenal.
Google
5.0/5
May 25, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
I really appreciate the service and the manager of the dental office. Very professional and friendly and i recommended this place! Five star *****
Gentle Dental Del Lago replied on May 27, 2021:
Hi Christopher, thank you so much for your positive comments about 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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