Extended Hours
Experienced Dentists
Adult and Pediatric Services

Hours

Monday 9:00-6:00
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.



New Patients

$50 Exam & X-Rays

Includes new patient exam and full mouth 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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  • 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!

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5.0/5
Dec 6, 2019
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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
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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
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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
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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!
Google
5.0/5
Oct 8, 2019
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As someone who avoided the dentist for nearly a decade because of massive anxiety, I can honestly say that my appointments with Gentle Dental have been a delight. The staff is extremely friendly and compassionate. On my first appointment, upon hearing how nervous I was, each staff member took the time to go over what we were going to do and the purpose behind each procedure. It was very educational, and it changed my whole attitude towards dentist appointments. The staff truly embody the name “Gentle Dental”, and I look forward to my next appointment.
Gentle Dental Murrieta replied on Oct 11, 2019:
Dear Victoria Lüssenheide, Thank you for the wonderful 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 2, 2019
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The staff is great and very knowledgeable.
Gentle Dental Murrieta replied on Oct 3, 2019:
Torrance Jackson, we are so happy to read such a great review about Gentle Dental Murrieta!
Facebook
5.0/5
Oct 1, 2019
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everybody at the office is so nice and so patient .. office is really clean and organized
Gentle Dental Murrieta replied on Oct 2, 2019:
Isabel Hernandez Rodriguez, thank you for your kind review; we are happy to pass along your comments to the team here at Gentle Dental Murrieta!
Facebook
5.0/5
Jul 2, 2019
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i am gkad i found gentle dental. everyone is very professional yet very friendly. i loved all of the staff i have met so far. i waited until 7/1 to go because my coverage started on that date. thank you everyone.
Gentle Dental Murrieta replied on Jul 8, 2019:
We appreciate your positive review about your recent experience with us!
Google
5.0/5
Mar 8, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Murrieta
This place is wonderful, the staff is amazing, my dr is awesome. Highly recommend this dental office. Robert is so great, he’s super friendly and really knowledgeable. Everyone is always in a good mood.
Gentle Dental Murrieta replied on Apr 29, 2019:
Dear Angela Drown, 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
Feb 26, 2019
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Very caring and welcoming employees and doctor.
Gentle Dental Murrieta replied on Feb 27, 2019:
Tammy Compton, thank you so much for your high rating!
Google
5.0/5
Feb 22, 2019
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THE GOOD: All of the staff here are wonderful but I need to say Dr. Kanter is exceptional. I have had many (bad) experiences in dentist offices over the years and was in fearful tears when I first met him. Dr. Kanter put my mind at ease and patiently worked with me always ensuring I was good and NUMB! Dr. Kanter gets 100 stars! THE NOT SO GOOD: The root canal procedure. I don't know the doctor's name but I will not have him work on me again if I can avoid it (especially after this review:) My biggest fear of dentists is having a sharp object poked into a bad tooth. (If you've ever had that done to you, you know what I am talking about.) So that's what he did. He was not very friendly either but in the end he did a good job on my tooth so mission accomplished.
Gentle Dental Murrieta replied on Feb 25, 2019:
Dear Jennifer Omillian, 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.
Facebook
5.0/5
Feb 14, 2019
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Friendly and no waiting for your appointment. Easy gentle cleaning also
Facebook
5.0/5
Feb 6, 2019
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Went in today with a cracked tooth which was my wisdom tooth and they helped me right away. No more pain in that tooth anymore such a awesome place and definitely will be going back!
Google
5.0/5
Jan 30, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Murrieta
Gentle Dental was amazing, staff all around was extremely nice and very happy to help any way they could. I have already given recommendation to my family and friends. Plus it’s easy to get to and snacks afterwards lol, please give them a try.
Google
5.0/5
Jan 29, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Murrieta
Super friendly, I was afraid to go to dentist until I went there. They are nice and informative. The doctor even called me 2 weeks later just to see how I'm doing. Already have my family in line to make a 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

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 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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