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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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        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

        • Stephen E. Needle

          Stephen E. Needle

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

        Reviews

        SEE WHAT OUR PATIENTS HAVE TO SAY!

        Google
        5.0/5
        Mar 23, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Murrieta
        I truly love this office. The new hygienist Veronica is Excellent, gentle takes her time highest quality care. I know almost Everyone’s name because the it’s ALL good. The best of the best.
        Gentle Dental Murrieta replied on Apr 6, 2021:
        Julia, thank you for your kind review; we are happy to pass along your comments to the team here at Gentle Dental Murrieta!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Mar 21, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Murrieta
        This is the place to go for all of your dental needs! Every person working in the office is friendly, professional, honest and knowledgeable. There are no hidden fees, everything is explained to you in detail before they complete the work. For the first time EVER, I actually look forward to going to the dentist! Gentle dental is easy on your mouth and your wallet. This is my forever dental office!
        Gentle Dental Murrieta replied on Mar 22, 2021:
        Dear Donna, 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
        Mar 19, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Murrieta
        Robert the office manager is always professional knowledgeable and helpful, Haley the dental assistant is always happy and willing to answer any and all questions. I've had a root canal at this location which I was really dreading and through the entire process felt no pain whatsoever.
        Gentle Dental Murrieta replied on Mar 22, 2021:
        Dear Billy, 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.
        Google
        5.0/5
        Mar 10, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Murrieta
        This has to be one of the best dental experience I’ve ever had. The staff was awesome I didn’t feel forced to get extra work done. The lady at the front broke everything down for me. The lady dentist was super kind and gentle. Best place I’ve been to. Glad I made this my new dental home. See you guys next week Thanks for everything🦷🦷🦷
        Facebook
        5.0/5
        Mar 6, 2021
        Facebook Gentle Dental Murrieta
        Amazingly friendly and patient staff. I've tried other dental offices in the area and many don't know how or won't try to work with anxious patients. My family loves this office and I'm so glad I found it.
        Gentle Dental Murrieta replied on Mar 10, 2021:
        Xochitl, we're happy you found our staff to be so supportive during your experience here at Gentle Dental Murrieta.
        Google
        5.0/5
        Mar 6, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Murrieta
        This is the 2nd time I took my toddler here for a cleaning. They are amazing with him! From the 2 administrative assistants up front, to the dentist and her dental hygienist. They made my 3 yr old son feel so comfortable, they talked to him all the way through, explaining how they were going to clean his teeth (they called that spit sucker tube “Mr. Thirsty”, lol). The doctor provided me with tips on brushing at home. The hygienist gave me at tip to help our son start practicing flossing with the family. One admin had the stickers, and the other admin played pretend with him when we scheduled his next 6 month check-up (even gave him his own appointment reminder card). Thank you everyone for making this nervous momma a her little dude feel like royalty!
        Gentle Dental Murrieta replied on Mar 10, 2021:
        Dear Nancy, Thank you for the your kind feedback. At the Gentle Dental Murrieta, we are glad that the team has put your family 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 2, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Murrieta
        5 star excellence! Best place to get your teeth done! The staff is amazing!
        Facebook
        5.0/5
        Mar 2, 2021
        Facebook Gentle Dental Murrieta
        I had a really good experience with the dentist & the work that was done. I’m new to the area so I’m glad I found a good dentist.
        Gentle Dental Murrieta replied on Mar 4, 2021:
        Did you guys move ?
        Facebook
        5.0/5
        Feb 12, 2021
        Facebook Gentle Dental Murrieta
        I’m terrified of the dentist but I had a horrible tooth ache so I had to go. The staff was absolutely wonderful, I was nervous and they made me feel so at ease. They were all so friendly and made sure they took care of giving me what I need so there was no pain and I was relaxed. I highly recommend them, the name is very fitting.
        Gentle Dental Murrieta replied on Feb 16, 2021:
        Dear Michelle, Thank you for the kind 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.
        Google
        5.0/5
        Jan 12, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Murrieta
        I had a wonderful experience with Gentle Dental! First off, the front office manager, Haley Suitor was so very kind, caring, and professional!! She explained costs and the breakdown of my insurance so well. We met with Dr. Sales and right away I was highly impressed with her professionalism and calm and soothing manner of handling dental work. I highly recommend this dental office for your dental needs!! And they are super clean as well!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Nov 12, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Murrieta
        My wife and I had a bad experience at a different dental office years ago. We are so happy that we found Gental Dental in Murrieta! Everybody that we dealt with was fantastic. Very friendly, professional, and did great work. My wife had a bad bridge from several years ago and Gental Dental replaced it with one that was perfect! And they are definitely are gentle. I used to dread going to the dentist, but I actually look forward to going back. I would highly recommend anybody looking for a great dentist to go here!- Mike K.
        Gentle Dental Murrieta replied on Jan 27, 2021:
        Dear Mike, Thank you for the kind 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.
        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.:)
        Gentle Dental Murrieta replied on Oct 23, 2020:
        Dear Bran Burnett Hard, 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
        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.

        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.

        Don’t see the service you need? Give us a call!

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        Gentle on Your Schedule

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

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