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Welcome Medi-Cal Dental Plan Members

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

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

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

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Located at 39340 Fremont Blvd, Gentle Dental Fremont is proud to serve patients in and around Fremont, CA, including Glenmoor, Sundale, Central District, and Parkmont.

Our expert team of dentists are committed to providing excellent care. We also believe in creating lifelong relationships with our patients, so you will be treated with the kindness and respect you deserve.

Using the latest technologies and techniques, our office offers a wide range of general dentistry services, including preventative and restorative procedures, inlays and onlays, and cosmetic services. 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 are as comfortable as possible.

At Gentle Dental Fremont, we also understand that you have a busy schedule. To make your life easier, we offer convenient early morning, late evening, and Saturday hours for your dental appointments. We accept most major dental insurance plans and offer various payment plans, reduced-cost consultations and services, and a Dedicated Dental Plan. This plan  provides low-cost preventive and diagnostic care, as well as discounts of 20 percent or more on most dental treatments. Whatever your dental concern, we will help you acquire a payment plan that fits your personal budget.

To schedule an appointment with one of our expert dentists, call us today at 510-270-2809. Our office is conveniently located in the shopping center at the northwest corner of Fremont Boulevard and Walnut Avenue, right next to Bank of America Financial Center and BBVA Bank. We are 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

Reviews

SEE WHAT OUR PATIENTS HAVE TO SAY!

4.8 /5
203 reviews
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5.0/5
Feb 9, 2021
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A nice and friendly environment, I feel like I’m always welcomed when I come in. The team at gentle dental ensures that’s you’re getting the best treatment available.
Gentle Dental Fremont replied on Feb 19, 2021:
Hi Gino, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
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5.0/5
Jan 12, 2021
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excellent work and all very kind with much pleasure I recommend them.👍🏻
Google
5.0/5
Dec 10, 2020
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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
5.0/5
Nov 13, 2020
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I have been going to Dr Gulati for a few years now and just love her gentle touch and caring nature. I was able to get over the fear of dentists because of her. Her staff is also really good and professional.
Gentle Dental Fremont replied on Jan 27, 2021:
Hi Sanjana, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
Google
5.0/5
Jan 27, 2020
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I’m writing another review for Gentle Dental, Receptionist Jocelyn is super nice & attentive, Brenda from Ortho was interested in my prior visit and wanted to make sure my treatment plan was on track! Orthodontist Dr. Jumani is awesome! Very professional, knows her craft and just awesome! She makes sure my Invisalign treatment is on point. Susanna, treatment coordinator always says hello and makes sure everything is going well for me! These ladies have treated me so well for many years and I recommend them! Thank you GD team!
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.
Google
5.0/5
Jan 27, 2020
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My son got his Braces done on 01/24/20. What a great office the assistants, Dr Jumani, and Samin wore great. I highly recommend this place.
Google
5.0/5
Oct 19, 2019
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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!
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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!
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5.0/5
May 21, 2019
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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
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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
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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
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It’s the best dentist in plant very friendly and helpful staff.
Facebook
5.0/5
Nov 15, 2017
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I was a patient when it was Fremont Dental Group. With the insurance changes I'm now back with Gentle Dental I found it they have the same warm friendly interaction with their patients thanks glad to be back.
Google
5.0/5
Sep 29, 2017
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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
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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
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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.
Facebook
5.0/5
Feb 6, 2017
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I had a very good experience with them. Dr. Azarinfar was very kind, precissed, and cautious when working on my bridge and crown. He told me about risks and consequences of ignoring my real dental problems. The rest of the staff was so friendly and treated me with respect. They've given me a safety feeling while being there.
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
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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.

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.

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.

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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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