Extended Hours
Experienced Dentists
Adult and Pediatric Services

Welcome El Cerrito Patients!

Our dental team extends a special welcome to patients transferring from our sister office, Gentle Dental El Cerrito.
Your care remains our number one priority during this transition. Please contact us if you have any questions or to schedule your next appointment.

Hours

Monday 9:00-6:00
Tuesday 9:00-6:00
Wednesday 9:00-6:00
Thursday 9:00-6:00
Friday 8:00-5:00
Saturday 8:00-3:00 (By Appt)

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  • 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.



New Patients

$50 Exam & X-Rays

Includes new patient exam and full mouth X-Rays.

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New Patients

$100 Off

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

LEARN ABOUT US

The Hayward Gentle Dental is conveniently located in the Winton Plaza at the northwest corner of Hesperian Boulevard and Southland Drive. Our office is south of Toys “R” Us.

Gentle Dental and Orthodontics strives to provide great customer service to our patients. We provide every type of dental specialty in-house for your convenience.
We want you to feel as comfortable as possible and strive to provide you all options for this comfort.
Our entire staff are extensively trained to provide the very best care and experience to all our patients.
We have flexible hours to work with your schedule, offer free parking and accept most dental insurance benefits.

We have two great general providers and our specialty providers that will care for your every need.
Front staff that will go above and beyond to provide you with a excellent visit.
We are a family oriented dental office.

We look forward to caring for your family.

Meet The Team

WHO WE ARE

  • Eric Osmolinski

    Eric Osmolinski

    D.M.D., Oral and 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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  • Madhavi Setty

    Madhavi Setty

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

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  • Mala Gopal

    Mala Gopal

    B.D.S., M.S. Pediatric Dentist

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  • Nazia Malik

    Nazia Malik

    D.M.D., General Dentist

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  • Niloofar Deyhim

    Niloofar Deyhim

    D.D.S. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

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  • Soo Jung Song

    Soo Jung Song

    D.M.D. General Dentist

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Reviews

SEE WHAT OUR PATIENTS HAVE TO SAY!

4.9 /5
96 reviews
Google
5.0/5
Oct 28, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Hayward
The Gentle Dental staff are amazing! From entering the office, getting work done, through scheduling my next visit, it was a very pleasant visit!
Google
5.0/5
Dec 11, 2018
Google Gentle Dental Hayward
The dentists and specialists here see my entire family. The service we have received is excellent. The pediatric dentist is patient with the kids and provides instruction to the parents without being condescending. The office runs on time, and they file all the paperwork with my insurance. The prices of any procedures are very clear before they start, and we will continue to go here.
Google
5.0/5
Dec 3, 2018
Google Gentle Dental Hayward
True to the name. Gentle! Was also able to see me short notice.
Gentle Dental Hayward replied on Dec 5, 2018:
Hi Nagsheadbeach! We're so happy we were able to help you out!
Google
5.0/5
Oct 23, 2018
Google Gentle Dental Hayward
When my dental insurance coverage changed, my previous office would no longer accept my lowered coverage. I was so happy that this Gentle Dentle office would work with my new insurance and the care here has been terrific. The entire staff with whom I have had contact or observed seems, kind, patient and efficient! I appreciate how careful they all are on sanitary technique. It is wonderful how up front they have been on costs. What more can I ask?
Google
5.0/5
Oct 23, 2018
Google Gentle Dental Hayward
Gentle Dental in Hayward has been wonderful for my husband and myself. We were disappointed when our previous office would not accept our more affordable insurance after retirement. We came here and noticed that the office was not as fancy, but the care has been terrific! Nye, Dr. Song, EIisa, Beautiful, the Office Manager, (wish I could remember (and spell)everyone's name,) and my other care givers here make my visits pleasant! They are even kind to each other, and sometime I hear the doctor singing a little. It matters to be cared for by people who enjoy their work and care about their patients. As a health care professional myself, I am happy to review this office with maximum stars!
Gentle Dental Hayward replied on Dec 11, 2018:
Dear Edith Callahan, Thank you for taking the time to post your kind words. At, Gentle Dental Hayward, 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
Sep 18, 2018
Google Gentle Dental Hayward
I am a patient coming here many times. I confirm this is a dedicated service. pleasant staff and friendly. Dentists care very well. But somehow, many people think that the service is not good.
Gentle Dental Hayward replied on Sep 19, 2018:
Dear Hoai Huynh, Thank you for taking the time to post your kind words. At, Gentle Dental Hayward, 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
Jul 18, 2018
Facebook Gentle Dental Hayward
The office is always clean and the employees from the front desk to the dentists are friendly , professional and caring. I am 100% satisfied with the treatment and care I have been given.
Google
5.0/5
Jun 29, 2018
Google Gentle Dental Hayward
I do not know why a lot of people talk negatively about this place. Despite what they say women at the front desk/office were really nice with me and my family; all of them, even when my mom is not an English speaker they were patient when I was translating to her and they also had a Spanish speaker receptionist. The ladies that helped me through the process of getting my braces were very polite and respectful with me, they answered all of the questions I had and were careful when putting my braces on, also the lady that put my braces on would tell me everything that she was doing just because I'm curious, she also explained to me and made sure I understood how to take care of my teeth with my braces. It was an excellent experience to me. They were also flexible with the month payments whatsoever we all know braces are really expensive but I can say that I'm happy with the way they treated me and the quality of my braces.
Facebook
5.0/5
Feb 6, 2018
Facebook Gentle Dental Hayward
They're very caring, Amazing and knowlegable. Trying to find a great Denist office like this one is like trying to find a niddle in a haystack!... "Been w/ this dental office 4 yrs..... I love going to the dentist because I like the feeling of clean teeth so it's a treat to go"!..
Gentle Dental Hayward replied on Feb 12, 2018:
Jeannie Stefanski, thanks for your praise and kind comments about our team.
Gentle Dental Hayward replied on Feb 12, 2018:
Yes, no worries.... That's how i feel & see a Great Dentist Team .I would recomend Gental Dental in Hayward in a heart beat!! Worth the travel for me!
Facebook
5.0/5
Sep 28, 2016
Facebook Gentle Dental Hayward
Gentle Dental in Hayward did a great job! I got a tooth extraction, and a bone graft. I am very pleased.
Gentle Dental Hayward replied on Oct 7, 2016:
Dear Omar Pasha, 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 Hayward, 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
Sep 13, 2016
Facebook Gentle Dental Hayward
Helpful staff and great doctors. I'm glad I found this clinic.
Gentle Dental Hayward replied on Sep 16, 2016:
Dear Mike Mckaigg, 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 Hayward, it means a lot to us to know you had a great experience and we look forward to seeing you on your next visit.

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 DMO
CIGNA HMO
GUARDIAN PPO
LIBERTY DENTAL HMO
ANTHEM B/C CA HMO
MET SAFEGUARD HMO
MDG-MDC GUARDIAN HMO
UNITED HEALTHCARE PPO
PREMIER ACCESS PPO

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

(510) 244-3163

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) 244-3163

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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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