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Experienced Dentists
Adult and Pediatric Services

Hours

Monday 8:00-5:00
Tuesday 9:00-6:00
Wednesday 8:00-5:00
Thursday 9:00-6:00
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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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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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
Oct 15, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Murrieta
After working through three or more dental offices in Murrieta over the past few years both my wife and I have landed at Gentle Dental in Murrieta and are VERY PLEASED with our individual care and their services, which are comprehensive, caring and efficient. More importantly Dr. Salas and her entire staff are friendly and competent. And Robert runs a very effective up front operation. We gratefully highly recommend Gentle Dental in Murrieta. Bill and Patty Haines
Gentle Dental Murrieta replied on Oct 15, 2020:
Dear William Haines, Thank you for the delightful feedback. At the Gentle Dental Murrieta, 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.
Facebook
5.0/5
Oct 9, 2020
Facebook Gentle Dental Murrieta
Personal muy capacitado, atento, educado, instalaciones muy limpias. Lo recomiendo
Gentle Dental Murrieta replied on Oct 23, 2020:
Your recommendation means so much to us and we're so happy to have earned it. Thank you again for taking the time to let the world know about your positive experience. Have a great day!
Facebook
5.0/5
Oct 8, 2020
Facebook Gentle Dental Murrieta
Friendly staff, very caring and gentle
Gentle Dental Murrieta replied on Oct 23, 2020:
Danielle Merrell, your satisfaction is our top priority.
Google
5.0/5
Oct 8, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Murrieta
Gentle Dental has an amzing friendly staff who were more then accommodating for me and my family. We just moved into the are and very trepidacious about looking for a new dentist. No one in my family likes the dentist and the Drs. here are just like what their name states GENTLE!!!!!. Very pleased with my experience.:)
Facebook
5.0/5
Sep 3, 2020
Facebook Gentle Dental Murrieta
Doctor Vivian Sales is wonderful. She is very thorough detail oriented and honest. Understanding my situation and being compassionate with me. Calm and reassuring. I have had cavity prone teeth from 2 year old. By the time I was 25 to keep my teeth one by one they all had to be crowned but one. Now that’s 27 total. Now I’m 62 and need to have many redone due to cavities at the gum-line. I don’t trust just any dentist cause I have been ripped off and got bad workmanship. This is only the second time in my life I have let the doctor work on my teeth without nitrous. She is great. Shots truly didn’t hurt. Robert is a friendly well informed and runs the office VERY efficiently. The cost is for work is lower at this office then many others even in Hemet. The Endodontist Dr. Lakisic and his assistant Haley did an excellent job for me. Best dental office in the area my opinion.
Google
5.0/5
Sep 1, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Murrieta
This review is well overdue!!! Every time I have come, which is about 5 times since December of 2019, I have been treated with the upmost care. The staff, from Robert to Haley, and Dr. Sales are exceptional at what they do. I feel very privileged to have finally found a dental family I can trust. If you desire a team of dental professionals who have your best interests in mine, then look no further.
Gentle Dental Murrieta replied on Sep 2, 2020:
Dear Adam R, Thank you for taking the time to post your kind words. At, Gentle Dental Murrieta, 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
Aug 12, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Murrieta
From the front office to the dental chair, I felt very comfortable with everyone. The dentist always give the exact diagnosis, no upsell strategy, just plain, 'this is how it looks for you'. I was able to understand and track my own dental issues. I could see it in my past or present x-rays, case information and was satisfied with the work done to keep one of the most important part of my body looking clean, attractive, and asymptomatic. This is what my wife and I have always looked for in a dental office and we've found it at Gentle Dental.
Google
5.0/5
Aug 7, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Murrieta
Love this place! The staff is very friendly and won't waste your time.
Google
5.0/5
Aug 3, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Murrieta
We moved from Orange County to Murrieta, in January ,2019 and going to our old dentist, in Los Alamitos, was 75 miles away, and nearly two hours to get to. When the Corona virus hit and nearly everything shutting down, I decided to find a dentist closer to where we live. So, it was the end of June that I called 800-Dental. The person whom I spoke with connected me with Gentle Dental. I then spoke with Robert, the office manager, who was very helpful. He set up an appointment for my wife and I, in three days from our initial conversation. Their introductory offer includes: a consultation, x-rays, and teeth cleaning. We bought their in office insurance plan for $79.00, for the two of us. We're then able to save 20%, on the various procedures that are performed, by the dental staff. Any procedure or cost of services that are unclear at that time, Robert is more than happy to help you understand your questions. So, if you're new to Murrieta, and you need a dentist, give Gentle Dental a call and I'm sure you will be very happy, with whatever service you need performed. John.
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.
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.
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 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!!!

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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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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