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Hours

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

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

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        To Know Us Is To Love Us

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        Located at 25523 Marguerite Pkwy, Suite C, Gentle Dental Mission Viejo is proud offers expert dental care in a comfortable, pressure-free setting.

        Using expert knowledge and state-of-the-art equipment, our dental professionals deliver a complete spectrum of services, including preventive treatments, restorative procedures, root canal therapy, crowns and bridges, inlays and onlays, implants, bone augmentation and oral surgery. For young patients, we offer caring, compassionate pediatric dental care in a relaxing environment. To help you get the smile you’ve always dreamed of, we also offer a comprehensive selection of cosmetic treatments, including orthodontics, veneers and teeth whitening treatments.

        To help our patients maximize affordability, Gentle Dental Mission Viejo accepts most dental insurance plans. We also offer special low introductory rates for first-time patients, along with a Dedicated Dental Plan, which includes significant discounts for patients without insurance who need cleanings, exams, x-rays, fluoride treatments and select dental services. Our office also offers flexible financing options for patients who need more extensive dental work, orthodontics or cosmetic procedures.

        Since dental issues don’t always happen at convenient times, our office offers flexible hours, which include weekends and some holidays. This makes it easy for busy families to get the dental care they need without having to miss work, cancel important appointments or seriously disrupt their schedules. Whether you need relief from a painful dental issue or want to schedule a cosmetic treatment before an important upcoming event, we make it easy for you to get a healthy, attractive smile you can be proud of.

        With a patient-first approach, Gentle Dental is proud to offer expert dental care for residents in and around Mission Viejo. Visit us for a consultation, cleaning or treatment and enjoy compassionate care from a knowledgeable team of friendly dental professionals.

        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!

        4.9 /5
        123 reviews
        Google
        5.0/5
        May 14, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Mission Viejo
        I've always received great advice and care from Gental Dental MV. Latest staff might be the best iteration so far. Dentist did a marvelous job redoing an old filling and teeth feel/look fantastic. Didn't do more work than necessary and was able to successfully avoid root canal. Recommended wisdom tooth extraction, and I agreed, this was done in office and took only a few minutes once started. I opted for local anesthesia only. Surgeon talked me through the procedure and was quite professional and it was straightforward. Healing nicely after 10 days so far. This office introduced me to molecular iodine rinse, which is the latest tech in mouthwash. Please look it up. I feel it cleans better than anything. Usually I use Listerine, but for broad spectrum effect I like to change it up every so often and molecular iodine rinse is definitely on my shelf.
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        5.0/5
        Apr 29, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Mission Viejo
        Great work. Clean dental office.
        Gentle Dental Mission Viejo replied on Apr 30, 2021:
        Hi Sekyung , thank you so much for your positive comments about Gentle Dental Mission Viejo!
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        5.0/5
        Apr 22, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Mission Viejo
        Best dental experience I have had! The staff are courteous and professional. Brenda did a fantastic job explaining my procedure and cost breakdown. So glad I finally found a dentist I feel confident and comfortable with!
        Gentle Dental Mission Viejo replied on Apr 23, 2021:
        Hi Scott, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
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        5.0/5
        Apr 15, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Mission Viejo
        My husband and I were first time patients walked in and right away we were startled at the greeting that we reasived on our way in the door filled out some paper work and we’re seen right away once at the chair my husband and I needed some work done so my so we decided to get it done and was pleased with the amazing work The dr did she explains everything she was doing one step at a time I can’t wait to be back in 6 months !!!!!!!!
        Gentle Dental Mission Viejo replied on Jan 11, 2019:
        Dear Berenice Rodriguez, Thank you for taking the time to post your kind words. At, Gentle Dental Mission Viejo, it means a lot to us to know you had a great experience and we look forward to seeing you on your next visit.
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        5.0/5
        Apr 13, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Mission Viejo
        Always the best experience possible. Highly recommend this location.
        Gentle Dental Mission Viejo replied on Apr 13, 2021:
        We appreciate your positive review about your recent experience with us!
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        5.0/5
        Apr 13, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Mission Viejo
        Very professional Dentists and Staff. Highly recommend.
        Gentle Dental Mission Viejo replied on Apr 13, 2021:
        Hi Gene, thank you so much for your positive comments about Gentle Dental Mission Viejo!
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        5.0/5
        Apr 12, 2021
        Facebook Gentle Dental Mission Viejo
        Had a great experience I was in and out really quick. I am a person who asks a lot of questions and Brenda was very helpful and patient with me.
        Gentle Dental Mission Viejo replied on Apr 13, 2021:
        Hi Casandra, thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us at Gentle Dental Mission Viejo. We're happy we could meet your expectations!
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        5.0/5
        Apr 12, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Mission Viejo
        Had a great visit. Amazing staff. Very attentive. Well definitely be back in. Better than my last office.
        Gentle Dental Mission Viejo replied on Apr 15, 2021:
        John, we are very happy we could provide you with a positive experience!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Apr 12, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Mission Viejo
        Great experience! Amazing and friendly staff! Made me feel very comfortable and like I was at home! Especially the manager, I believe her name was Brenda. Very friendly and professional. Because of my experience at this office, I think I found my permanent home for any of my dental needs! Thanks Brenda(I think... I’m terrible with names) and the rest of the staff! Great job!
        Gentle Dental Mission Viejo replied on Apr 13, 2021:
        Dear Richard, Thank you for the kind feedback. At the Gentle Dental Mission Viejo, 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 12, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Mission Viejo
        Amazing Customer service Brenda always makes me feel at home. It can be very confusing with the dental plans and how much I’m going to pay out of pocket but Brenda always breaks it down in a simple way in which I can understand. I feel like I’m getting the most benefit through my treatment. Thank you guys! Always killing it!
        Gentle Dental Mission Viejo replied on Apr 13, 2021:
        Alicia, we're happy you found our staff to be so supportive during your experience here at Gentle Dental Mission Viejo.
        Google
        4.0/5
        Apr 12, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Mission Viejo
        Great place with tranquil atmospheres and great staff. Prices are less than around in this area. Good timing runaround on crown. Colors match is good too.. Happy!
        Gentle Dental Mission Viejo replied on Apr 13, 2021:
        Devan, we strive for 100% satisfaction, and it is great to see you had such a positive experience at Gentle Dental Mission Viejo.
        Facebook
        5.0/5
        Apr 11, 2021
        Facebook Gentle Dental Mission Viejo
        Pleasant experience. Kind staff. Manager, I think her name was Brenda, was very helpful and addressed all my insurance concerns. Will be returning, along with the hubby.
        Gentle Dental Mission Viejo replied on Apr 13, 2021:
        Christie, thank you for your kind review; we are happy to pass along your comments to the team here at Gentle Dental Mission Viejo!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Apr 11, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Mission Viejo
        Great experience! Very professional manager! She was very helpful and comforting!
        Gentle Dental Mission Viejo replied on Apr 13, 2021:
        Thank you for taking the time to let us know how we did. We hope you have a great day!
        Facebook
        5.0/5
        Apr 9, 2021
        Facebook Gentle Dental Mission Viejo
        Great experience and lovely staff!
        Gentle Dental Mission Viejo replied on Apr 13, 2021:
        We appreciate your positive review about your recent experience with us!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Dec 21, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Mission Viejo
        A very pleasant and comfortable visit.
        Gentle Dental Mission Viejo replied on Dec 22, 2020:
        Libby Kathie, we are very happy we could provide you with a positive experience!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Nov 12, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Mission Viejo
        I had a wonderful experience with Dr. Chang. She is very caring, gentle & professional. The staff is very friendly & professional as well. Thank you!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Nov 5, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Mission Viejo
        The receptionist was friendly. The waiting area and bathroom were clean and well maintained. X-Ray Technician, Johnny, was quick and try to make me feel comfortable biting/holding the x-ray films as much as possible during the process. The examination found some cavities and a couple in hard to reach places. Dr. Chang was friendly and patient. She answered my questions and offered a couple of solutions for me to think about what with those 2 in the future. Meanwhile, she took care of the other cavities during the same visit.
        Gentle Dental Mission Viejo replied on Nov 13, 2020:
        Dear Victor Long, Thank you for the delightful feedback. At the Gentle Dental Mission Viejo, 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
        Sep 22, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Mission Viejo
        Dental visits tend to bring a huge amount of anxiety for me, but after two visits I feel comfortable and confident that I am going to be taken care of. From the moment I walk through the door, Im greeted with great service, while Dr Chang and the entire Dental team work like a well oiled machine and I appreciate that sense dedication.
        Gentle Dental Mission Viejo replied on Sep 23, 2020:
        Dear Dorain Cassell, 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 Mission Viejo, 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
        Feb 26, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Mission Viejo
        Needed an emergency visit and the lovely team got me in within 2 hours, eased my anxiety and treated me with patience and kindness. The follow up appointment was met with the same gentle approach. This is the best dental experience I’ve had
        Google
        5.0/5
        Feb 18, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Mission Viejo
        The ENTIRE staff is always polite and very friendly! I’ve been coming here for 4+ years and they can be trusted. DR. CHANG and BERENICE are always awesome when I get work done, very attentive and they make sure I am always comfortable.

        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

        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
        MDG-MDC GUARDIAN HMO
        CA DENTAL NET HMO
        MET SAFEGUARD HMO
        UHC-DBP HMO
        CIGNA HMO
        METLIFE PPO
        CIGNA PPO
        AETNA DMO
        DELTA CA-PPO
        UHC - BLUE SHIELD PPO
        DHS HMO
        UNITED CONCORDIA PPO

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

        (949) 444-5280

        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!

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        We accept most insurance plans, have a discount plan for those without, and offer flexible payment options.

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        We make your life easier with convenient hours including evenings and weekends.

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