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Welcome Medi-Cal Dental Plan Members

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.



We are experts in Medi-Cal Dental insurance coverage and will help you optimize your benefits.

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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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  • 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
May 28, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
I'm actually in the dental chair now and waiting for my temporary. I really like coming to this dental office because their work and staff displays quality service. Dr Novicio was excellent, she explained everything as she was working on my teeth. Lisbeth is the best assistant and very friendly. Dr Lakisic was very efficient with his work. I wish there were more stars than 5 because they deserve it. Must be great management.
Gentle Dental Del Lago replied on Jan 9, 2019:
Dear A Google User, 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
Mar 17, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
I had a really good experience at this office. They were friendly and knowledgeable. My teeth are white and bright. I definitely recommend this office for all your dental needs.
Google
5.0/5
Mar 11, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
I’m very happy with my braces , I love the staff . I really love the orthodontist. Great team 👍
Google
5.0/5
Mar 11, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
This place has great customer service. Brought my kid in and he loved it. Highly recommend!
Google
5.0/5
Mar 11, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
I had the pleasure of having a great and 😁 white experience at gentle dental del lago.
Facebook
5.0/5
Mar 11, 2020
Facebook Gentle Dental Del Lago
Amazing staff ! I love doctor Novicio shes very gentle , i recommend this office . great team !
Google
5.0/5
Mar 6, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
Great friendly atmosphere. Customer service is great.
Google
5.0/5
Mar 5, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
Patricia dod a great job with my xrays and was very personable and professional.
Google
5.0/5
Feb 25, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
Awesome service and great prices. Definitely will be back again.
Google
5.0/5
Feb 25, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
Was here for my dental needs the other day, the service was excellent and the staff were super friendly I will definitely be coming to gentle dental for all my future dental needs !
Google
5.0/5
Feb 21, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
staff is great, services are fast and awesome (:
Google
5.0/5
Feb 20, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
Had the most wonderful experience in the dental chair, no pain! Lol
Google
5.0/5
Feb 19, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
Awesome experience. One of the best locations I’ve been too! Scheduling was easy and service was great.
Google
5.0/5
Feb 19, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
I had a great time coming in to the dentist office. It was my first time there and they made me feel welcome as I have been there many times. Great management and staff will be recommending to friends and family.
Google
5.0/5
Feb 19, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
Awesome place, nice people and great work. I recommend and give this office the number possible because of its overall performance and leadership.
Google
5.0/5
Feb 19, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
Went to the dentist office and really great work done here. Would recommend.
Google
5.0/5
Feb 15, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
This is a very good office I got an operation done on my teeth and they did a really good job I would recommend this office to anyone
Google
5.0/5
Feb 7, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
Very kind and professional dental care. Timothy the dental assistant was very caring and made me feel very comfortable throughout my appointment. The entire office were extremely nice. Would highly recommend!!
Facebook
5.0/5
Jan 30, 2020
Facebook Gentle Dental Del Lago
I came in and had all my wisdom teeth removed. I was completely happy and satisfied Dr Anderson is so good. The staff is so friendly, Dr Novicio is very good as well, front staff is alway so nice. Thank you Gentle Dental I really recommend this office
Facebook
5.0/5
Jan 30, 2020
Facebook Gentle Dental Del Lago
I love the service in this location very nice people , friendly employees !!

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

Read on to learn what you should know about having dental insurance throught Medi-Cal or click here for more information about Gentle Dental.

Welcome Medi-Cal Dental Plan Members

We proudly accept the Medi-Cal Dental Plan. Our local dental team is well versed in Medi-Cal benefits and experience in caring for patients regardless of coverage choice.
We offer general and specialty dental services, convenient hours, and flexible financing options.
Call today to schedule an appointment at Gentle Dental Fremont.
39340 Fremont Blvd , Fremont, CA 94538
Read on to learn what you should know about having dental insurance through Medi-Cal or click here for more information about Gentle Dental.

What is a Medi-Cal Dental Plan?

Medi-Cal offers free or low-cost dental care for eligible California residents. A third of adults and half of all children in California are enrolled in the program, which provides up to $1800 in covered services per individual each year. As a Medi-Cal member, your coverage and your child’s coverage automatically come with dental benefits at little or no cost to you.

What Does the Medi-Cal Dental Plan Cover?

Medi-Cal Dental Plan coverage includes a comprehensive assortment of services, including regular cleanings, checkups and major restorative work. You only need to provide your Medi-Cal Benefits Identification Card (BIC) to your Medi-Cal Dental Plan provider to receive a full spectrum of diagnostic, preventative and restorative dental services.

What Does Medi-Cal Dental Plan Cover for Adults?

For adults meeting eligibility requirements, the Medi-Cal Dental Plan provides benefits for the following:

  • Cleanings
  • Exams and X-rays
  • Fluoride treatments
  • Fillings
  • Full dentures
  • Prefabricated crowns
  • Anterior root canals (front teeth)

Other medically necessary dental services
There may be certain limitations and restrictions for some services. Your dentist can tell you which services are and aren’t covered by the Medi-Cal Dental Plan. Your dentist can also help you decide the best treatment and what services you can and should have under the Medi-Cal program. For a complete list of benefits and available services, view this resource from Medi-Cal.
You won’t have to pay for services included in the program’s scope of benefits unless you have Medi-Cal coverage with a shared cost. Once your dentist confirms you are eligible for Medi-Cal services, he or she can only ask you to pay any share of cost or copayment amount you may owe. You can learn more about your potential share of cost in the “My Medi-Cal” booklet you receive when you join the program. You can also learn more about the services covered by the Medi-Cal Dental Plan programs by visiting www.smilecalifornia.org.

Does Denti Cal Cover Braces?

Yes. However, not everyone with a Medi-Cal Dental Plan will qualify for benefits. Depending on the degree of orthodontic defects, Medi-Cal will either approve or disapprove orthodontic action. You can learn more about available dental benefits by talking to your orthodontist.

How to Sign Up for Your Medi-Cal Dental Plan

If you have Medi-Cal, you won’t need to apply separately for your Medi-Cal Dental Plan. You can apply for the Medi-Cal program any time of the year by phone, mail, fax or via email. You can also apply in person or online. For every available way to apply, visit this resource from the California Department of Health Care Services.

You’re Covered with Medi-Cal Dental at Gentle Dental

Gentle Dental accepts the Medi-Cal Dental Plan dental coverage, along with most major dental insurance plans. Contact your local Gentle dental office to learn more.

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