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Experienced Dentists
Adult and Pediatric Services

Hours

Monday 8:00-5:00
Tuesday 10:00-7:00
Wednesday 8:00-5:00
Thursday 9:00-6:00
Friday 7:00-4:00
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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Please contact our office by phone or complete the appointment request form below. Our scheduling coordinator will connect with you to confirm the appointment.



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$50 Exam & X-Rays

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$100 Off

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Ortho Special

Braces from $99 Month

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To Know Us Is To Love Us

LEARN ABOUT US

The Murrieta Gentle Dental is conveniently located on Los Alamos Road, close to the intersection with Hancock Avenue, and in the parking lot with McDonald’s. Handicapped parking is close to the office.

We offer flexible appointment hours to fit your busy schedule, and we accept most dental insurance and PPO. For uninsured patients, we offer the Dedicated Dental Plan, which provides low-cost preventative and diagnostic care, as well as reduced fees for most dental treatments.

Our friendly, compassionate staff understands that many patients experience anxiety during dental visits, so we provide a calm, relaxed environment. We offer family dentistry and specialized care for the entire family, including pediatric care for infants and children.

Whether you need a routine cleaning, a root canal, or want to improve the appearance of your smile with cosmetic dentistry, we’re always ready to serve you with gentleness and respect. Our experienced dental professionals provide endodontics, periodontics, oral surgery, and emergency treatment, all offered at affordable rates so you can get the treatment you need.

Stop in to see us at our wheelchair-accessible office on Los Alamos Road. To set up an appointment or for further assistance, please call us at 951-387-6877. One of our friendly staff members will be happy to speak with you.

Meet The Team

WHO WE ARE

  • Haris Lakisic

    Haris Lakisic

    DMD, Endodontics

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  • Ho-Yin Leung

    Ho-Yin Leung

    D.M.D., M.S., Periodontist

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  • Maricelle Ortiz-Luis

    Maricelle Ortiz-Luis

    D.D.S., General Dentist

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  • Stephen E. Needle

    Stephen E. Needle

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

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  • Vivian Sales

    Vivian Sales

    D.M.D. General Dentist

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  • Yong Lai

    Yong Lai

    D.D.S., Orthodontist

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Reviews

SEE WHAT OUR PATIENTS HAVE TO SAY!

Google
5.0/5
Mar 17, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Murrieta
Friendly staff and service! Have a huge phobia of dentist and they made me feel comfortable and at ease during the procedure. Would definitely recommend and come back again ! Thanks 🙏
Google
5.0/5
Mar 16, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Murrieta
Prepare and be prepare to visit an office where everybody is so happy and please to see you!!! They are all so amazing and fantastic! Highly recommended!!!!
Facebook
5.0/5
Mar 9, 2020
Facebook Gentle Dental Murrieta
The team is great. Positive and friendly team. Louann was the best, I think we became Best Friends.
Google
5.0/5
Mar 6, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Murrieta
I actually enjoyed going to Gentle Dental. The reception, X-Rays and hygienist were all efficient and personal. I felt they cared about my health. Dr Salas did her exam perfectly and the plan she recommended was reasonable. I feel confident I will get excellent future care.
Google
5.0/5
Feb 13, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Murrieta
Over the past years, I’ve had more dental done due to a very serious accident that changed my life. I went to numerous dentist in the Temecula Valley and would put my trust in the dentist. The bills became exorbitant and, by the following year, I would have to have whatever I recently did redone again. After X amounts of years, I threw more good money after bad to the point of ridiculousness. I then decided to look for a female dentist, as I had great luck with one a few years back. Hence, I met Dr. Vivian Sales. I’m just starting, but I feel very comfortable with Dr. Sales. She’s incredibly kind, knowledgeable, and just have a gut feeling I am where I belong. Secondly, It’s extremely important to me how I’m spoken to, and Dr. Sales is exactly what I needed now. I really did not experience that with past dentists. I guess my instincts sharpened after so much bad dentistry. I love this new place. Great dentists and great staff.
Facebook
5.0/5
Feb 11, 2020
Facebook Gentle Dental Murrieta
My son has bad anxiety from a traumatic experience from another dental office. We came here and they immediately made him feel better. They are so kind to help him work though his anxiety. Jeff put his braces on today and my son barely noticed. He talked to him about baseball and my son just listened. He was able to get through it despite being so worried. Thank you to Jeff and the staff who are all just so kind and wonderful.
Google
5.0/5
Feb 11, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Murrieta
My son went in today to get braces started. He has anxiety and SPD(sensory processing disorder). He has also had a traumatic experience at another dental office and is very fearful because of it. Since the moment we started just coming here for regular dental visits the staff has gone above and beyond to make Gavin comfortable and earn his trust. Today Jeff was with us. He made Gavin so at ease. He let Gavin call the shots. He supported him when he was really struggling with his anxiety. He talked to him about baseball and Gavin barely paid attention to what was happening. I can’t thank him enough. What a great job he did. And the whole staff is friendly and so accommodating.
Google
5.0/5
Feb 5, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Murrieta
What a welcoming place. I’m not one to post many reviews, but I had to post for this office for anyone looking for a dental office. Took my son as a new patient after finding this location on google search. I was greeted very warmly. When taken back with my son I was informed through the whole process. Dr. and hygienist are so nice and funny. Made my son feel very comfortable. I will be telling my family and friends about this place.
Facebook
5.0/5
Jan 9, 2020
Facebook Gentle Dental Murrieta
My husband and I came here to get our teeth cleaned. Our 4 year old (who had anxiety about the dentist came with us). She warmed up to the staff so quick during OUR visit that she asked us to make her an appt! Her visit was awesome. They took their time explaining each tool they were going to use and was so patient and warm. It couldn’t have gone any better. THANK YOU!!
Google
5.0/5
Jan 7, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Murrieta
I love the staff! They are all very friendly & don't make you feel like they are just trying to get money out of you. They speak softly so you feel comfortable. I HATE shots.. i didn't even feel 4 out of 5 of them going in, thank goodness!!
Google
5.0/5
Dec 10, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Murrieta
Our first visit was absolutely amazing! The whole staff was welcoming, informative, and best of all...My kiddo felt comfortable and was even laughing during the whole visit! You guys are amazing! Thank you so much!!!
Facebook
5.0/5
Dec 6, 2019
Facebook Gentle Dental Murrieta
I love Gentle Dental! The office is immaculate! The equipment is state of the art! The staff are friendly, professional and skilled. The teamwork is seamless. I hate needles and always dread those numbing shots. Yesterday after the dentist numbed my gums I said wow because it was truly the most gentle shot I’ve ever felt or not felt. I needed some extensive work done and prior to the work being done they presented me with a list of charges. The discount with my insurance was significant. No surprises. Gentle Dental is awesome!
Google
5.0/5
Nov 8, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Murrieta
Everyone from the Robert in the front office, the dental hygenist Annette, Dr. Salas and the rest of the staff have always been friendly and shown great customer service. I've been coming here for 2 years and I've been pleased every time.
Facebook
5.0/5
Nov 6, 2019
Facebook Gentle Dental Murrieta
I hate going to dentist but this office staff is awesome . They really live up to their name...”Gental Dental “ make it your next visit.
Google
5.0/5
Nov 5, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Murrieta
This is my favorite dental office in the whole world!!!! All of the employees are extremely friendly and very funny! They provide excellent service and always have appointments available at the time I need them. I refer everyone I know here!
Google
5.0/5
Nov 2, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Murrieta
Finally I found my dentist. After long years of searching and changing my dentists every couple month. I found this office Gentle Dental I told myself I will give it a try. From the receptionist Robert to doctors and all staff they are very knowledgeable, they are working with your schedules to accommodate you, they are very professional. The hygienist she's very persise in her work and she has a fine hand. My dentists doctor she's amazingly good.Today she fixed my front tooth an I had tears of happiness in my eyes. She did am impeccable job. Finally found my dentist.I will recommend this office 100%.
Google
5.0/5
Oct 29, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Murrieta
Great dentists, friendly staff, and they give gift baskets! ( I won the halloween basket!)
Google
5.0/5
Oct 26, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Murrieta
I have definitely found my new hometown dentist office. They attended to me right away and their personality makes it easier to interact with them and get feel for how they really enjoy their job. Every procedure was explained in great detail and made sure I understood the benefits and importance of it. The biggest pro for me was not being pressured into any further procedures. This also made me want to make additional appointments that went well into next year. They also were able to have a simultaneous appointment for me and my daughter. They also made her feel more than comfortable and she is terrified of dentist. Best dentist office I've been to hands down!!
Google
5.0/5
Oct 17, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Murrieta
Very friendly and super gentle.
Facebook
5.0/5
Oct 8, 2019
Facebook Gentle Dental Murrieta
Friendly staff. They’ve always taken good care of me and my daughter’s dental needs.
Gentle Dental Murrieta replied on Oct 11, 2019:
Thank you again for taking the time to let us know how we did. We hope you have a great day!

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.

DELTACARE PMI HMO
DELTA CA-PPO
MET SAFEGUARD HMO
METLIFE PPO
UHC-DBP HMO
CA DENTAL NET HMO
CIGNA PPO
HEALTHCOMP
ANTHEM B/C CA HMO
AETNA DMO
CONVERSION
UCCI TRICARE / FMDP
UHC-PACIFICARE HMO
UNITED CONCORDIA PPO

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

(951) 387-6877

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.

The Dedicated Dental Plan

The Dedicated Dental Plan is perfect if you don’t currently have dental insurance and offers significant savings.

You can enroll as an individual, couple or family and receive significant discounts on preventative services including exams, cleanings, fluoride treatments, and x-rays, as well as a host of other dental services. All other services including specialty care such as extractions, root canals, and orthodontics are available at significant discounts.

The Dedicated Dental Plan is effective immediately and there are no claim forms to fill out and no maximums. Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for everyone to obtain quality dental care at an affordable price.

To sign up or for questions, please call us at 800-277-1112.
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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Gentle in So Many Ways

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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