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LEARN ABOUT US
Situated at 24102 El Toro Road, Suite A, Gentle Dental Laguna Woods offers expert dental care in a welcoming, stress-free setting.
Our experienced team of local dentists is highly trained to offer a comprehensive list of services, including restorative and preventative treatments, oral surgery, endodontics and orthodontics. We also provide gentle, compassionate pediatric dentistry, along with veneers, teeth whitening, dentures, inlays, onlays, implants, bone augmentation, root canals, dental implants, periodontal treatments, emergency dentistry, dental bridges and crowns.
At our office, we provide a caring, patient-first approach and a pressure-free atmosphere. Our dentists, hygienists and assistants are committed to providing honest communication, along with gentle procedures that preserve your oral health, while enhancing dental aesthetics. We also accept all major PPOs, while offering convenient financing options and discounted rates for patients without insurance.
If you are looking for a compassionate, experienced local dentist, Gentle Dental Laguna Woods has you covered. Schedule a cleaning, treatment or consultation with our friendly dental staff, and discover the smart choice for knowledgeable dental care in Laguna Woods, California.
WHO WE ARE
Dr. Kim says, “I love being able to see my patients become happy, comfortable, and confident with their smiles, so that in turn it will encourage them to smile bigger and brighter!”
“I was attracted to dentistry because it is a great mix of all of my passions of science, art, and helping other people. As an orthodontist, I have the ability to affect another person’s self-confidence and self-image for a lifetime, while forming personal relationships with my patients.”
After graduating from University of the Pacific with a degree in Biological Sciences, Dr. Kim received his Dental Degree from the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry and his Orthodontic Certificate from the Roseman University of Health Sciences. He’s a member of the American Association of Orthodontists. Dr. Kim also speaks Korean.
Dr. Kim says, “Away from the office I enjoy working out, discovering new foods, and spending time with friends and family.”
B.S., Biological Sciences–University of the Pacific
D.D.S.–University of the Pacific School of Dentistry
Orthodontic Certificate–Roseman University of Health Sciences
American Association of Orthodontists
Dr. Pruss encourages her patients to be involved in their treatment in order to achieve the best results possible, and is always open to questions and is attentive to each patient’s needs.
After graduating from Michigan State University, Dr. Pruss received her Dental Degree and her Endodontic Certificate from the Nova Southeastern University School of Dental Medicine. To keep up with evolving technology, she’s a member of the American Association of Endodontics, the American Dental Association and the California State Dental Association.
She dedicates a considerable amount of time volunteering with missions to Angkor Hospital for Children in Siem Reap, Cambodia, as well as volunteer mission to Israel, Spain, Rwanda, India and Congo.
Dr. Pruss is an avid traveler and has been to over 115 countries and counting. She enjoys skiing, running and spending time with her husband and two kids.
B.S., Physiology–Michigan State University
D.M.D.–Nova Southeastern University School of Dental Medicine
Endodontic Certificate–Nova Southeastern University
American Association of Endodontics
American Dental Association
California State Dental Association.
Dr. Stephen Kallaos’ goal is to provide a pleasant periodontic evaluation and an informative discussion of the options for attaining optimum oral health. He offers multiple levels of sedation to make treatment for his patients as comfortable as possible. He is also very active with his peers to stay on top of the latest technology and procedures available. His membership to industry associations include the Academy of Osseointegration, the American Dental Association, and the California Society of Periodontists, to name a few.
After receiving his Bachelor’s degree in Biology from UCLA, Dr. Kallaos continued his studies as a Bruin, entering the UCLA School of Dentistry for his D.D.S. degree. He then focused his studies on Periodontics and earned his certificate in this specialty from the UC San Francisco School of Dentistry. He is Board-certified by the American Board of Periodontology. Dr. Kallaos has been practicing Periodontics since 1998. Outside of the office, he enjoys bicycling, snow skiing, and Sudoku, and his favorite author is Dan Brown. He is married and has three children.
B.S., Biology – University of California, Los Angeles
D.D.S. – University of California, Los Angeles School of Dentistry
Certificate, Periodontics – University of California
San Francisco School of Dentistry
Diplomate – American Board of Periodontology
Newport Harbor Academy of Dentistry
American Academy of Periodontology
California Society of Periodontists
American Dental Association
California Dental Association
Orange County Dental Society
Tri-County Dental Society
SEE WHAT OUR PATIENTS HAVE TO SAY!
Our general dentistry services take care of the daily dental needs of you and your family.
Our cosmetic services include a variety of treatments for patients looking to enhance their smiles.
Our extensive network of neighborhood practitioners make it easy to find dental specialists.
Our pediatric services include a variety of treatments and specialties for patients looking to enhance their smiles.
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.
LIBERTY DENTAL HMO
MDG-MDC GUARDIAN HMO
CA DENTAL NET HMO
MET SAFEGUARD HMO
DELTACARE CA HMO
ANTHEM B/C CA HMO
UHC-BLUE SHIELD HMO
...and many more.
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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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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FRIENDLY, CONVENIENT & FLEXIBLE
Our experienced Dental Professionals use the latest techniques to be as gentle as possible.
We accept most insurance plans, have a discount plan for those without, and offer flexible payment options.
We make your life easier with convenient hours including evenings and weekends.