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Thursday 8:00-5:00
Friday 8:00-4:00
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        To Know Us Is To Love Us

        LEARN ABOUT US

        Located at 5565 Grossmont Center Dr., Suites 354/459, Gentle Dental Grossmont provides expert dental care at an ideal neighborhood location in La Mesa, CA.

        Highly trained to offer the latest in modern dental care, our experienced team of local dentists offers a comprehensive list of services, including preventative and restorative treatments, endodontics, oral surgery and orthodontics. We also provide gentle pediatric dentistry, along with teeth whitening, dentures, veneers, inlays and onlays, ceramic free crowns and bridges, bone augmentation, root canals, teeth whitening, dental implants, treatments for periodontal disease, emergency dentistry, and geriatric dentistry.

        At Gentle Dental Grossmont, our general and cosmetic dentists, hygienists, and assistants are committed to providing honest communication, along with gentle procedures that improve your dental aesthetics and preserve your oral health.

        To maximize affordability, we accept all major PPOs, while offering reduced costs for patients without insurance coverage. We also offer convenient financing options, so you can acquire a payment plan that works best for your personal budget.

        If you are looking for a considerate, experienced local dentist in La Mesa, Gentle Dental Grossmont is the only name you need to know. Schedule a cleaning, consultation or treatment with our friendly and professional local dental staff, and discover the smart choice for gentle, knowledgeable dental care in La Mesa, California.

        Meet The Team

        WHO WE ARE

        • Daniel Yacoob

          Daniel Yacoob

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

        Reviews

        SEE WHAT OUR PATIENTS HAVE TO SAY!

        4.9 /5
        381 reviews
        Google
        5.0/5
        May 18, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Grossmont
        The dental team is so amazing. They are kind and considerate and very gentle
        Google
        5.0/5
        Apr 23, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Grossmont
        Staff is great and very welcoming, my experience was flawless. Highly recommended!
        Gentle Dental Grossmont replied on Apr 23, 2021:
        Hi Adrian , we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Apr 21, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Grossmont
        I would like start by saying how pleased and happy I am for have chosen gentle dental as my dental provider I recently had to visit the dentist and was very happy not only with the work that Dr Kadhem did on me but also the entire staff that was very professional and kind through out the entire appointment, I would like to specifically thank Diana ,Bernie, Joshua and Dr Kadhem for making my appointment very easy and smooth what a great experience I had thanks once again for a pleasant visit thank you an God Bless You all Salvador L
        Gentle Dental Grossmont replied on Apr 22, 2021:
        Dear Sal, 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 Grossmont, 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
        Apr 20, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Grossmont
        My Dental visit with DDS Trifimov, was very pleasant. All staff very friendly, respectful. Dentist gave a very thorough assessment of what my option's are going forward. I even had a Great Laugh with the front desk receptionist. 😊
        Gentle Dental Grossmont replied on Apr 23, 2021:
        Hi Marcus, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Apr 20, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Grossmont
        Went to Gentle dental because I needed a bridge and Dr kadhem was amazing from start to finish. He made me feel so comfortable (I am terrified of needles and drills) that I would recommend him to anyone that needs quality dentistry. Shot out to his assistant Diana who is not only very funny but did a great job on my temporary bridge and her sidekick Bernadine who made me feel relaxed by cracking a few jokes. Even the front office (Liz) was great, from her friendly greeting to the easy check in process. I have been to many dental offices in my time and this has been by far the best experience at a dentist I’ve had.
        Gentle Dental Grossmont replied on Apr 23, 2021:
        Dear Josh, 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 Grossmont, 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
        Apr 20, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Grossmont
        I was extremely hesitant and have always been afraid to go to the dentist. The staff has changed my outlook and I look forward to going to the dentist. I am extremely grateful to have Dr. Kadhem, Josh, Bernadene, and Diana make me feel so welcome and understand my concerns. They are the best and I'm forever grateful for my new smile. Y'all are the best! Sincerely, Rita G.
        Gentle Dental Grossmont replied on Apr 21, 2021:
        Dear Rita, 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 Grossmont, 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
        Apr 16, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Grossmont
        I had the best experience I have ever had going to Gentle Dental. It was for a cleaning and check up. The brilliant Dr. Kadhem discovered from the X-ray, I had an infection at the base of an old root canal. Also, the old crown had too much space between the teeth, where food would get stuck as this was a back molar. Dr. Kadhem had me see their endodontist to do the root canal and I was on antibiotics for one week. I just got my new crown and my bite is so much improved and I feel so much better. He is a life saver! The endodontist did a superior job his name is Dr. Lakasik. Best experience getting a root canal I have ever had. Dr. Kadhem is very smart and he has a wonderful repore and you feel like he truly cares about you. In fact, whole office staff is outstanding. Way to go! Diana! Bernadene! and Josh! I love you all! You gave me a reason to smile! Never fear, Dr. Kadhem is here!
        Gentle Dental Grossmont replied on May 4, 2021:
        Dear Marleen, Thank you for the kind feedback. At the Gentle Dental Grossmont, 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
        Apr 8, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Grossmont
        I love my new dentist and the support people in the office specifically Maria and Emma. Thanks for everything you do.
        Gentle Dental Grossmont replied on Apr 14, 2021:
        Mickie, thank you for your kind review; we are happy to pass along your comments to the team here at Gentle Dental Grossmont!
        Facebook
        5.0/5
        Apr 1, 2021
        Facebook Gentle Dental Grossmont
        OUTSTANDING.Thank you Jessica for doing such terrific job deep cleaning. Thank you doctor hatam for going above and beyond.
        Gentle Dental Grossmont replied on Apr 6, 2021:
        Waleed, thank you for your kind review; we are happy to pass along your comments to the team here at Gentle Dental Grossmont!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Mar 15, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Grossmont
        This is my favorite dental office! As soon as I walk in the door I am greeted by all the staff. Everyone is so friendly and they truly care. My dentist is so cool I love how much he cares and that he is so detail oriented it made a big difference with my teeth.
        Gentle Dental Grossmont replied on Mar 18, 2021:
        Dear Karen, Thank you for the delightful feedback. At the Gentle Dental Grossmont, 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
        Mar 11, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Grossmont
        My first appointment here was for my 11-year-old son who was dealing with his first ever cavity and would be experiencing his first local anesthetic. The cavity soon became a need for a root canal where Dr Lakisic was kind enough to give my son a chance to cooperate for the extensive procedure. As it was his first time receiving dental treatment I anticipated lots of fear and crying But instead There was no noise by the time I got back from bathroom they had already started numbing(praise) Dr. Lakisic and his assistants Alyssa and Alex not only made my child feel comfortable and calm but also brave. We are continuing Dental Care with Dr. Trofimov and couldn't be happier. From the front office to the back I felt that we had clear communication and a game plan that was beautiful executed and relieved my son of pain.
        Gentle Dental Grossmont replied on Mar 18, 2021:
        Dear Emma, 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 Grossmont, it means a lot to us to know you had a great experience and we look forward to seeing your son on his next visit.
        Google
        5.0/5
        Jan 26, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Grossmont
        Just have to give big thank you to Monica and Bernadine! I have been coming here for a while and they are by far the best at their jobs! The Xray process was a breeze (previous tech had to re-do almost every shot) Breezed through 18 in no time. Monica was so great. Her calm demeanor made all the difference. Her technique...Best I've ever experienced! Thank you for these great employees, they have shifted my overall perception of Gentle Dental to a more favorable one.
        Gentle Dental Grossmont replied on Jan 27, 2021:
        Dear Patty, Thank you for the kind feedback. At the Gentle Dental Grossmont, 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 19, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Grossmont
        This office is great. They went above and beyond to help with any insurance issues and were very accommodating. Dr. Lakisic was very reassuring and is great at his job. Nothing but good things to say about all involved.
        Gentle Dental Grossmont replied on Jan 27, 2021:
        We appreciate your positive review about your recent experience with us!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Jan 7, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Grossmont
        There is a very good reason this dental practice is called GENTLE Dental. My first visit to Dr. Trofimov revealed him to be a kind, empathetic professional who discovered the hairline fracture in my tooth which had been causing discomfort for months, and which had been missed by my previous dentist of 22 years. My next visit was for crown prep. Dr. Trofimov made the whole procedure totally painless. His technique for administering anesthesia is extraordinary. His concern for my comfort was exemplary. And his skill during work on this tooth deserves commendation from someone who can truly judge after experiencing 6 crown preps during her lifetime -- kudos !! I am very happy to recommend this fine dentist.
        Gentle Dental Grossmont replied on Jan 27, 2021:
        Dear Karen, Thank you for the kind feedback. At the Gentle Dental Grossmont, 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
        Dec 29, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Grossmont
        INCREDIBLE STAFF OF LOVELY LOVING LADIES! All were kind, sweet, caring and professional! Bella and Emma at the front desk make everyone feel welcome! Jessica was equally great as my hygenist!! CUTE TOO!!
        Gentle Dental Grossmont replied on Jan 5, 2021:
        Hi Doug Hutchins, thank you so much for your positive comments about Gentle Dental Grossmont!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Nov 23, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Grossmont
        Had a root canal surgery and can honestly say I was quite surprised. Went in feeling apprehensive, but Dr Lakisic a his assistant were awesome. If I ever have to go thru that again, want him to do it. He was so gentle and reassuring.
        Gentle Dental Grossmont replied on Dec 9, 2020:
        Hi Joann Thompson, thank you so much for your positive comments about Gentle Dental Grossmont!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Nov 18, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Grossmont
        I am scared to death of the dentist but at gentle dental they put you well me at ease and I didn’t feel judged at all amazing staff and doctors thank you 😊
        Google
        4.0/5
        Nov 11, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Grossmont
        Highly recommended in San Diego. Staffing were great to work with and was in and out in a reasonable time. Dr. Kadhem was amazing. The Hygienist, Monica was such a pleasure. The assistants made you feel relaxed and personable. Thank you to all that helped make my experience wonderful.
        Gentle Dental Grossmont replied on Jan 27, 2021:
        Dear Nalani, 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 Grossmont, 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
        Nov 3, 2020
        Facebook Gentle Dental Grossmont
        Hygienist Monica completed a cleaning for me today. it was the gentlest cleaning I have ever had. thank you Monica.
        Gentle Dental Grossmont replied on Nov 11, 2020:
        Shebrena Hanna, we're happy you found our staff to be so supportive during your experience here at Gentle Dental Grossmont.
        Google
        5.0/5
        Oct 9, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Grossmont
        My hygienist Monika A, was very nice and detailed. She made sure I was comfortable during my cleaning and answered my questions about how to improve dental health.

        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
        • Emergency Dentistry

        Orthodontics

        We offer a variety of options to achieve the smile you always wanted.
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        • Invisalign
        • Traditional Braces

        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
        UCCI CONCORD PLUS HMO
        ACCESS DENTAL HF/HMO
        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!

        (619) 202-1091

        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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        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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