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Extended Hours
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

New Patients

$50 Exam & X-Rays

Includes new patient exam and full mouth X-Rays.

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New Patients

$100 Off Non-Covered Services

New patients only. On services of $300 or greater not covered by insurance.

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Ortho Special

Braces from $99 Month

Flexible payment plans. Including FREE Orthodontic consultation.

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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
Jun 18, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Murrieta
Do you want a great Dental Office who treat you like family and who's name say's it all? Gentle Dental on Los Alamos in Murrieta ,California is the one. The entire staff is wonderful! They take pride in their work and it shows. Thank you all at Gentle Dental for the wonderful experience.
Google
5.0/5
Jun 10, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Murrieta
Veronica is a great dental hygienist and everyone else is super cool and great at their job too!
Google
5.0/5
May 26, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Murrieta
Had such an amazing experience. All the staff were so welcoming and so gentle! The doctor really took her time explaining everything and was so kind. I also love that they have an orthodontist that comes into the office! Definitely recommend for kids and adults!
Gentle Dental Murrieta replied on May 28, 2021:
Kelsey, your satisfaction is our top priority.
Google
5.0/5
May 21, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Murrieta
This is a great dentist office, everyone who works here is so kind. They explain everything ahead of time and answer any questions you have. I have had a lot of issues with my teeth, and they have given me options and I have never felt judged. It makes a really big difference!
Facebook
5.0/5
May 18, 2021
Facebook Gentle Dental Murrieta
Veronica is the best hygienist! The last 2 times in have been so comfortable and I don't even think about being at the denist. She is so knowledgeable and shares great information for my dental health. The office itself is quite and calm and the people in general are very polite.
Gentle Dental Murrieta replied on May 18, 2021:
Dear Gina, 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.
Facebook
5.0/5
May 14, 2021
Facebook Gentle Dental Murrieta
I would absolutely recommend Gentle Dental for all dental needs! Whether it be preventative or restorative! They are kind and on top of all my needs. I always walk out feeling confident!
Gentle Dental Murrieta replied on May 21, 2021:
Dear Michelle, 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
May 8, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Murrieta
Great Office, everyone was so friendly and informative. Just had a tooth pulled NO PAIN!!! Will definitely return. Thank you Dr. Sales
Gentle Dental Murrieta replied on May 10, 2021:
Hi Erika, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
Facebook
5.0/5
May 1, 2021
Facebook Gentle Dental Murrieta
I have nothing but great things to say about them.
Gentle Dental Murrieta replied on May 3, 2021:
We appreciate your positive review about your recent experience with us!
Google
5.0/5
Apr 30, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Murrieta
I had to get an emergency surgical procedure done and this was the only office that accepted my insurance and could see me the next day. They were so awesome and helpful. I had to drive 2 hours to get here but I would be willing to drive that every single time to get the this office because of how great they were! Thank you Gentle Dental Murrieta for treating me with kindness and helping me out in my time of need!
Gentle Dental Murrieta replied on Apr 30, 2021:
Dear Brittany, 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
4.0/5
Apr 29, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Murrieta
Staff was friendly and helpful, and the wait wasn’t too long for having a last minute appointment made. Had some real issues with other dentists, so it was a nice change of pace having somewhere that made things easy
Gentle Dental Murrieta replied on May 5, 2021:
Remington, we're happy you found our staff to be so supportive during your experience here at Gentle Dental Murrieta.
Google
5.0/5
Apr 15, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Murrieta
This location is the best. The front desk employee was extremely nice and hospitable and the manager was outstanding. Thanks to the doctors quality work my tooth doesn’t hurt anymore. I definitely recommend this office.
Gentle Dental Murrieta replied on May 4, 2021:
Dear Summer, 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 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 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🦷🦷🦷
Gentle Dental Murrieta replied on May 4, 2021:
Dear Kenneth, 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.
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.
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 ?
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!
Gentle Dental Murrieta replied on May 5, 2021:
Hi Jeremy, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
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.

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
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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