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Experienced Dentists
Adult and Pediatric Services

Hours

Monday 7:30-5:00
Tuesday 7:30-5:00
Wednesday 8:00-6:00
Thursday 8:00-5:00
Friday 8:00-5:00
Saturday 7:30-4:00

Service representatives standing by

  • Monday – Thursday: 7:15am – 8pm PST
  • Friday: 7:15am – 6pm PST
  • Saturday: 7:30am – 4pm PST

Request 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.



Denti-Cal Dentists in Fremont

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.

To Know Us Is To Love Us

LEARN ABOUT US

The Fremont Gentle Dental is conveniently located in the shopping center at the northwest corner of Fremont Boulevard and Walnut Avenue, east of Bank of America.

Our early morning, late evening, and Saturday hours make it convenient for you to plan your dental appointments around your schedule. Various payment plans, reduced-cost consultations and services, and a Dedicated Dental Plan are just some of the ways we make quality dentistry affordable for anyone who needs it. We also accept most major dental insurance plans.

Our office is ADA-compliant for all access and we have high clinical standards. We offer general dentistry services and specialize in dental implants and oral surgery. Whether you need cavities filled, a root canal, dental implants, or oral surgery, our highly experienced team of dentists, surgeons, and hygienists will ensure you’re as comfortable as possible by providing sedation for pediatric and adult dentistry when needed.

We are an active member of the Fremont community, working with the Fremont Chamber of Commerce and supporting local organizations and events throughout the year.

We always want you and your children to be comfortable,and experience dentistry in a whole new way. You’ll be relaxed and comfortable before, during, and after dental procedures.

We welcome YOU, YOUR family and FRIENDS to experience the Gentle Dental difference. We hope our soothing atmosphere, caring staff, and experienced team of dentistry experts will make you a lifelong part of our family. Call 510-270-2809 to schedule your first appointment or consultation today. Our facility is close to public transportation and also offer free parking for your convenience.

Meet The Team

WHO WE ARE

  • Ali Pootrakul

    Ali Pootrakul

    D.D.S., M.D. Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

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  • James Kelso

    James Kelso

    D.D.S., Periodontist

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  • Karishma Jumani

    Karishma Jumani

    D.D.S., Orthodontist

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  • Kushwantjit Randhawa

    Kushwantjit Randhawa

    DDS, General Dentist

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  • Madhavi Setty

    Madhavi Setty

    D.D.S., M.S. Endodontist

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  • Manu Chaudhry

    Manu Chaudhry

    D.D.S., M.S., General Dentist

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  • Nazia Malik

    Nazia Malik

    D.M.D., General Dentist

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  • Shilpa Avula

    Shilpa Avula

    D.D.S. Pediatric Dentistry

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Reviews

SEE WHAT OUR PATIENTS HAVE TO SAY!

4.8 /5
203 reviews
Google
5.0/5
Oct 19, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Fremont
Everyone there was so very nice,
Gentle Dental Fremont replied on Oct 21, 2019:
Thank you again for taking the time to let us know how we did. We hope you have a great day!
Google
5.0/5
Aug 21, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Fremont
I’ve been with Gentle Dental for many years, although the location & staff have changed a lot, I still continue to come here. Most recently for Invisalign. The treatment coordinator Susana was soo helpful to me! She took care of my individual needs above & beyond. Dr. Jumani, the Orthodontist is very good and explains all my options to maintain my dazzling smile 😬 at 58, as I didn’t realize that our teeth continue to move all our life! These people continue to provide excellent care! Dr. Sharma is awesome also! Thanks to Joann!
Gentle Dental Fremont replied on Aug 22, 2019:
Dear Raquel Madamba Hoag, 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 Fremont, it means a lot to us to know you had a great experience and we look forward to seeing you on your next visit.
Facebook
5.0/5
Jun 6, 2019
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They have compassion & understanding. Need I say More?
Gentle Dental Fremont replied on Jun 25, 2019:
Debbie Boggs-ragone, thank you for your kind words and this wonderful review!
Facebook
5.0/5
May 21, 2019
Facebook Gentle Dental Fremont
Because I did my root canal with Dr. Satty she is the best Endodontist very gentle I recommend her 100% ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Gentle Dental Fremont replied on Jun 13, 2019:
We appreciate your positive review about your recent experience with us!
Facebook
5.0/5
May 17, 2019
Facebook Gentle Dental Fremont
Cleanliness knowledgeable and very friendly
Gentle Dental Fremont replied on Aug 23, 2019:
One comment they don’t answer the phone and they don’t return calls
Gentle Dental Fremont replied on Jun 5, 2019:
We appreciate your positive review about your recent experience with us!
Google
5.0/5
Mar 28, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Fremont
My dad is 74, deathly afraid of dental work and can't stand the dentists. After his visit here at Gentle Dental he is A- OK with all the work done, painless and they care! 5 stars!! Dr. Payal Sharma DDS is the absolute best!!!!!
Gentle Dental Fremont replied on Apr 11, 2019:
Hi Ernest Talavera, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
Facebook
5.0/5
Jun 12, 2018
Facebook Gentle Dental Fremont
It’s the best dentist in plant very friendly and helpful staff.
Google
5.0/5
Sep 29, 2017
Google Gentle Dental Fremont
I just want to thank you guys for all that you do. It's so nice that you take time out of your schedule to help others and I know that you may not get many thank you's, so that's why I want to thank you. We need more people like you guys. I look forward to coming to my dental visits. You guys make me laugh and I feel safe and trust what you say, and especially to Dr. Andre Azarinfar for making my smile beautiful again, thank you and God bless u 🙏
Gentle Dental Fremont replied on Oct 2, 2017:
Dear Tatiana T, 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 Fremont, 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 31, 2017
Google Gentle Dental Fremont
Dr. Azarinfar did an amazing job on the three crowns I had done. While it was quite an intense process, Dr. Azarinfar was sensitive to my pain level and feelings. I will definitely go back.
Gentle Dental Fremont replied on Apr 21, 2017:
Dear Cindi Rhodes, 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 Fremont, 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 18, 2017
Google Gentle Dental Fremont
I'm very pleased with the staff & they are very interested in the patient, I really recommend the place and the dentist. Extremely professional.
Gentle Dental Fremont replied on Mar 20, 2017:
Dear Imelda Rodriguez, 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 Fremont, 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
Jan 5, 2017
Google Gentle Dental Fremont
I love Gentle Dental, they have a great service. It's a great facility, there are awesome dentists, and a great staff, a entertaining office. And they work hard to keep you teeth clean, and your teeth are always clean when they're there.
Gentle Dental Fremont replied on Jan 10, 2017:
Dear The Pick Six, Thank you for taking the time to post your kind words. At, Gentle Dental Fremont, 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
4.0/5
Nov 3, 2016
Google Gentle Dental Fremont
Not that bad as people says.
Gentle Dental Fremont replied on Nov 7, 2016:
Dear Rakesh Urugonda, Thank you for taking the time to post your kind words. At, Gentle Dental Fremont, 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 6, 2014
Google Gentle Dental Fremont
From our first visit to every visit we are greeted and treated with kindness. Both myself and daughter look forward to our visits. Lizzy is extremely knowledgeable, helpful and a pleasure. The entire front office and staff is exceptional in customer service. I tell everyone about this office and recommend Gentle Dental every oppurtunity I get.
Google
5.0/5
May 14, 2014
Google Gentle Dental Fremont
This has got to be the best dental service in the bay area I'm so glad I chose Gentle Dental of Fremont. If they could make by 4-year old feel great with shots to the gums and then eventual cavity filling and cap, I don't see why this place is not worth it.
Google
5.0/5
May 8, 2014
Google Gentle Dental Fremont
It's a pleasant experience and appointment was no problem. Good service by the dentist, hygienist and other staff
Google
5.0/5
Feb 25, 2014
Google Gentle Dental Fremont
I'm visiting this facility for last several years. Very good service. My dentist Dr Tensio is excellent. I also did an implant here with Dr Keswani is very good.
Google
5.0/5
Jan 21, 2014
Google Gentle Dental Fremont
Your office staff is wonderful. They are very helpful and has great customer service.
Google
5.0/5
Oct 14, 2013
Google Gentle Dental Fremont
Dr. Kashani is caring, highly skilled and makes me feel comfortable. In the past year he has performed four procedures (yeah I've had a lot of work done) and he makes me feel at ease. Gum surgeries, tooth extraction, and an implant. I highly recommend him.
Google
5.0/5
Oct 11, 2013
Google Gentle Dental Fremont
Truley "gentle" with kids! :) mine like to come to gentle dental
Google
5.0/5
Oct 9, 2013
Google Gentle Dental Fremont
Everybody was very nice. My teeth cleaning was very thorough. Dr. Michael Tanico, DDS is the best.

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.

We also proudly accept the Medi-Cal Dental Plan, known as Denti-Cal. Learn more here. 

DELTA CA-PPO
DELTACARE PMI HMO
CIGNA PPO
METLIFE PPO
UHC-DBP HMO
AETNA PPO
AETNA DMO
CIGNA HMO
GUARDIAN PPO
LIBERTY DENTAL HMO
ANTHEM B/C CA HMO
HEALTHCOMP
MDG-MDC GUARDIAN HMO
DELTA CA-PREMIER
PRINCIPAL PPO
UNITED HEALTHCARE PPO
PREMIER ACCESS PPO

...and many more.
Call to see if your insurance is covered!

(510) 244-3126

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!

(510) 244-3126

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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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