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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

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



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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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  • Manveen Boparai

    Manveen Boparai

    D.D.S., General Dentist

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  • Namita Dutta

    Namita Dutta

    D.D.S., General Dentist

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  • Nidhi Taneja

    Nidhi Taneja

    D.D.S., M.S.D., Pediatric 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
Feb 24, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
Just had my dental cleaning and check up. The office staff and Laritza at Gentle Dental Del Lago were accommodating, professional and the service was impeccable. They made me feel very comfortable and the appropriate safety steps were taken. I will be back in six months. Thank you Gentle Dental Del Lago
Gentle Dental Del Lago replied on Feb 24, 2021:
Dear Deanna, 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
Feb 18, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
I've been coming to Gentle Dental in this location of Escondido five years. Even though I live in Carlsbad, I prefer to drive here because everybody is so nice. The dentist are Super great. I've been through two other dentist and now Dr. Pham recently took over. He's very nice and kind does a fantastic professional job . I have nothing but praise for this office. As many times I've come here over the past I get in for my appointment right away and never had to wait any length of time. i've never been missed treated badly by any one from this office.. now that's a good thing. The office manager, Laritza does excellent work in maintaining the front office staff. She is friendly, kind and I just love her and all the front office girls. I will continue to come here and take that nice drive even though there's one closer to me. It's worth it when there are competent, efficient, friendly and helpful staff. And only give them nothing but praise..
Gentle Dental Del Lago replied on Feb 22, 2021:
Dear Donna, 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
Feb 16, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
This dentist is fantastic! Great expierience!!! Neat and clean, sanitary and safe per all the covid guidelines!
Gentle Dental Del Lago replied on Feb 16, 2021:
We appreciate your positive review about your recent experience with us!
Google
5.0/5
Feb 14, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
Had a great experience at the office. Service was amazing. We loved that Covid guidelines were respected and social distancing was followed. Always good to see fantastic management. We won't go anywhere else. Thank you for a great experience.
Gentle Dental Del Lago replied on Feb 15, 2021:
Dear Barbara, 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
Feb 8, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
Went in for a simple deep cleaning and have to say the service and manager was awesome I highly recommend you guys check them out.
Gentle Dental Del Lago replied on Feb 19, 2021:
We appreciate your positive review about your recent experience with us!
Google
5.0/5
Feb 8, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
Loved this dentist! Will return!
Gentle Dental Del Lago replied on Feb 19, 2021:
Jaime Lynnesxb Gonzalez, we really appreciate your feedback! Thank You!!
Google
5.0/5
Feb 8, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
Had a great experience with the office and their staff. Really enjoyed the manager professionalism
Gentle Dental Del Lago replied on Feb 19, 2021:
We appreciate your positive review about your recent experience with us!
Google
5.0/5
Feb 8, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
The service is amazing as well as the office is clean, and they are following al COVID policies. Their customer service as well is incredible.
Gentle Dental Del Lago replied on Feb 19, 2021:
We appreciate your positive review about your recent experience with us!
Facebook
5.0/5
Jan 26, 2021
Facebook Gentle Dental Del Lago
Fue una experiencia excelente un tratamiento fenomenal los recomiendo
Gentle Dental Del Lago replied on Jan 28, 2021:
Hi Chuy Resendiz, thank you so much for your positive comments about Gentle Dental Del Lago!
Google
5.0/5
Jan 25, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
I went here to get some work done on my crown. The service was excellent. The really pay attention to detail and made sure my experience was phenomenal. I highly recommend this office. They have outstanding leadership!
Gentle Dental Del Lago replied on Jan 27, 2021:
Hi Brian Ford, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
Google
5.0/5
Jan 25, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
Very friendly professional service! I went for braces and they made the process very easy. I’m happy with my results. If you want a beautiful smile, this is the place to go!
Gentle Dental Del Lago replied on Jan 27, 2021:
Hi Deon, thank you so much for your positive comments about Gentle Dental Del Lago!
Google
5.0/5
Jan 25, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
Excellent first visit! I was extremely impressed with the entire team. The ladies at the front desk were outstanding. The hygienist was really good at her craft and very very professional. They took their time to meet and great before diving in to identify and recommend treatment for any issues. Felt very comfortable - right at home. Glad I found them - highly recommend!
Gentle Dental Del Lago replied on Jan 27, 2021:
Dear Leroy, Thank you for the kind 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
Jan 25, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
Very professional staff really treated my like a super hero!! Kudos to this office
Gentle Dental Del Lago replied on Jan 27, 2021:
Thank you for taking the time to let us know how we did. We hope you have a great day!
Google
5.0/5
Jan 24, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
I had a great time at the dental office. All COVID measures were met. Loved the management!
Gentle Dental Del Lago replied on Jan 25, 2021:
We appreciate your positive review about your recent experience with us!
Google
5.0/5
Jan 21, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
Love it!!!
Gentle Dental Del Lago replied on Jan 22, 2021:
We appreciate your positive review about your recent experience with us!
Facebook
5.0/5
Jan 21, 2021
Facebook Gentle Dental Del Lago
I love this place! everyone is very professional, friendly and the customer service is grear! They always follow up andall of the employees do a wonderful job. Highly recommend!!
Gentle Dental Del Lago replied on Jan 22, 2021:
Hi Jordan, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
Google
5.0/5
Jan 15, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
This office is clean, neat and friendly. I would recommend to everyone. I love how the staff have a really good connection.
Gentle Dental Del Lago replied on Jan 15, 2021:
Amanda Martinez, 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
Jan 12, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
Hey I love this office. They did amazing work on my teeth. I felt very comfortable by their COVID protocols being followed. And I will be recommending this place to anyone in need of great service! THANK YOU.
Gentle Dental Del Lago replied on Jan 25, 2021:
Hi Melina, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
Google
5.0/5
Jan 7, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
I had the most amazing experience in office. My teeth are so white and thank you for being so kind to me. Office staff was so nice and helpful :)
Gentle Dental Del Lago replied on Jan 7, 2021:
Dear Catherine Donckels, 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
Dec 23, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Del Lago
I love this place wonderful service!!! Staff is nice and sweet very helpful. The doctor does very great job in attending very helpful in expanding step by step. Also l, the hygienist did a very great job love the place everyone is very sweet!!!!!
Gentle Dental Del Lago replied on Dec 23, 2020:
Emilia Montejo, thank you for your kind review; we are happy to pass along your comments to the team here 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

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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