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Hours

Monday 8:00-5:00
Tuesday 9:00-6:00
Wednesday 10:00-7:00
Thursday 8:00-5:00
Friday 7:00-3:00
Saturday Closed

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  • Monday – Thursday: 7:15am – 8pm PST
  • Friday: 7:15am – 6pm PST
  • Saturday: 7:30am – 4pm PST

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    $100 Off

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        To Know Us Is To Love Us

        LEARN ABOUT US

        Gentle Dental of Orange is conveniently located on South Main Street, north of the intersection with West La Veta Avenue, and a block west of St. Joseph Hospital.

        We’re open Monday through Friday and offer evening hours to accommodate working families. We accept most dental insurance, and can help you secure no-interest extended payment plans to help with the costs of procedures not covered by insurance. Quality dentistry should be affordable to everyone, so we provide the Dedicated Dental Plan to patients without insurance. The plan offers low-cost preventative and diagnostic services, with discounted rates for almost all your dental needs.

        Our friendly dental professionals provide high-quality treatment in a gentle, stress-free environment. We offer general dentistry and specialized treatments to all members of the family, with pediatric services available for infants and children.

        We build lifelong relationships with our patients, and promise you’ll be treated with kindness and respect throughout your appointment. Our team of skilled dental professionals are here to handle all your dental care needs, whether you need a routine checkup, teeth cleaning, a root canal, oral surgery, or want to improve your smile’s appearance with cosmetic dentistry. We’re also available for emergency treatment as needed.

        We are near St. Joseph’s and CHOC Hospital. Convenient hours early morning, lunch and evenings for Hospital employees. Office works with Ronald McDonald House charity.

        Stop in to see us at our wheelchair-accessible office on South Main Street. To set up an appointment or for further assistance, please call us at 714-426-9577. One of our friendly staff members will be happy to speak with you.

        Meet The Team

        WHO WE ARE

        • Ali Pootrakul

          Ali Pootrakul

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

        Reviews

        SEE WHAT OUR PATIENTS HAVE TO SAY!

        4.8 /5
        115 reviews
        Google
        5.0/5
        Dec 14, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Orange
        This place is great! I’m not the biggest fan of the dentist, but they have made me feel comfortable and have delivered quality work. They care about making sure their clients are informed and comfortable, which I appreciate extremely. I would recommend them to anyone looking for quality work!
        Gentle Dental Orange replied on Dec 15, 2020:
        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
        Nov 14, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Orange
        This place is extremely thorough. They took more X-rays than any dental practice I had previously visited. I did feel that my comfort was something they cared about, from the paperwork stage to the final steps of my cleaning. I guess they have a bit of a hard time coming by the kind of hygienists they keep here as most of the 3 hours I spent here on 3/11/2020 was just sitting in the chair waiting for my cleaning to start. They may mean well when they thoroughly inform you of everything you can possibly do to maximize the health and appearance of your teeth. However, as a low-wage factory worker, I cannot afford anything they are recommending. Besides that, at my young age I have no business having high dental bills. On 11/4/2020, just when I never thought I would, I finally had my own experience with being upsold here. First they want me to come back within the month for a deep cleaning I don’t need. Then they tell me I have “inflamed gums” (not specifying gingivitis) and claim I needed $736 medicated trays to hold in my mouth for 10 minutes everyday for a full year straight. At this point I told them I would not schedule any further appointments here. I decided to visit a coworker’s dentist much farther away from my home for a second opinion. See that review for how it went.
        Google
        4.0/5
        Feb 18, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Orange
        Great place, friendly and professional!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Dec 2, 2019
        Google Gentle Dental Orange
        The staff is more than welcoming & by meeting all of your concerns in a timely manner, it’s no wonder why they excel at providing such high quality customer service. Shoutout to Mimi! Yes, that just happened.. thank you (:
        Google
        5.0/5
        Nov 13, 2019
        Google Gentle Dental Orange
        Very good experience every time I stop by. Seti was my hygenist when I came in today and she was amazing. Thank you very much for your awesome service!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Nov 7, 2019
        Google Gentle Dental Orange
        Great staff, very friendly and very professional
        Google
        5.0/5
        Nov 6, 2019
        Google Gentle Dental Orange
        First time patient at this place and was pleased.. Seti was my hygienist and she was really nice and considerate of how comfortable I was when she was cleaning my teeth. I’m glad to have found this place.
        Facebook
        5.0/5
        Oct 24, 2019
        Facebook Gentle Dental Orange
        Love Dr Javan and the staff . Had a great visit 🤗
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        5.0/5
        Oct 24, 2019
        Facebook Gentle Dental Orange
        The front staff and assistants were awesome and professionals on my visit. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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        5.0/5
        Sep 18, 2019
        Facebook Gentle Dental Orange
        Best Dentist I've ever gone to!
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        5.0/5
        Aug 1, 2019
        Facebook Gentle Dental Orange
        Staff is always efficient and courteous. They explain everything and give you your options with out pressure. Ron has been my tec and has been AWESOME! And funny too. This makes me more comfortable during procedures. Thanks to all for taking good care of my daughter & I.
        Gentle Dental Orange replied on Aug 2, 2019:
        Dear Desiree Lovato, Thank you for taking the time to post your kind words. At, Gentle Dental Orange, 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
        Jul 31, 2019
        Google Gentle Dental Orange
        I saw Mimi today and she was wonderful as always. She is gentle and always so caring. Karina and letty were very helpfull.
        Gentle Dental Orange replied on Aug 27, 2019:
        Adelia Rodriguez, thank you for your kind review; we are happy to pass along your comments to the team here at Gentle Dental Orange!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Jul 31, 2019
        Google Gentle Dental Orange
        Dr Nasr and Erika were great with my 6 year old. She didn’t even notice when doctor numb her. She’s awesome!!!!!
        Gentle Dental Orange replied on Dec 11, 2018:
        Hi Erica Alfaro, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Dec 18, 2018
        Google Gentle Dental Orange
        I was traveling for work and Christmas when my crown fell out unexpectedly. I was nervous handling this situation when away from my primary dentist, but I knew it had to be corrected immediately. When I called, reception was warm, friendly and very efficient. The person I spoke with remember the minute details of the conversation and repeated key points back to me, which validated I selected the right place. Once I arrived, the paperwork was ready and it was easy to completed with Marlo. Erica took me to get X-Rays, and she took the time to hear what occurred as well as get to know me. We had very personable conversation until I met the dentist. I have a wonderful dentist in my home state, and I was surprised how utterly fantastic Dr. Nishikawa was. She introduced herself and efficiently began reviewing my situation. She made me laugh and had a wonderful, calming manner. From beginning to end, my stressful experience was so comfortable and personable that I saved their contact information to see them next time I’m in town. I HIGHLY recommend this dental office and dentist.
        Gentle Dental Orange replied on Jan 8, 2019:
        Dear David, 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 Orange, 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
        Dec 18, 2018
        Facebook Gentle Dental Orange
        I was traveling for work and Christmas when my crown fell out unexpectedly. I was nervous handling this situation when away from my primary dentist, but I knew it had to be corrected immediately. When I called, reception was warm, friendly and very efficient. The person I spoke with remembered the minute details of the conversation and repeated key points back to me, which validated I selected the right place. Once I arrived, the paperwork was ready and it was easy to complete with Marlo. Erica took me to get X-Rays, and she took the time to hear what occurred as well as get to know me. We had very personable conversation until I met the dentist. I have a wonderful dentist in my home state, and I was surprised how utterly fantastic Dr. Nishikawa was. She introduced herself and efficiently began reviewing my situation. She made me laugh and had a wonderful, calming manner. From beginning to end, my stressful experience was so comfortable and personable that I saved their contact information to see them next time I’m in town. I HIGHLY recommend this dental office and dentist.
        Google
        5.0/5
        Oct 23, 2018
        Google Gentle Dental Orange
        love going to Gentle Dental
        Gentle Dental Orange replied on Sep 26, 2018:
        Aracely Valencia, thank you for your kind review; we are happy to pass along your comments to the team here at Gentle Dental Orange!
        Facebook
        5.0/5
        Oct 22, 2018
        Facebook Gentle Dental Orange
        Fast professional service. Staff extremely qualified and courteous!!! Very helpful in all aspects of my dental experience!!!
        Gentle Dental Orange replied on Dec 11, 2018:
        Hi Sharon Santner, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Oct 22, 2018
        Google Gentle Dental Orange
        I had a crown done today. I was so worried it was going to hurt as I have not had any dental work done for years. The dentist was great. I felt not one bit of pain. This place really lives up to its name😀
        Google
        5.0/5
        Oct 18, 2018
        Google Gentle Dental Orange
        The doctors and the assistants here are so incredibly empathic and understanding of people with dental anxiety. I used to avoid the dentist's office like the plague but the staff here has made feel comfortable enough to actually show up for my cleanings and exams. I always leave feeling like my smile is cleaner and brighter.
        Google
        5.0/5
        Oct 18, 2018
        Google Gentle Dental Orange
        Took me right in for my appointment. Very friendly staff who appreciated that i needed to get back to work. Thank you Orange Gentle Dental.

        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
        LIBERTY DENTAL HMO
        MDG-MDC GUARDIAN HMO
        MET SAFEGUARD HMO
        UHC-DBP HMO
        CIGNA HMO
        METLIFE PPO
        CIGNA PPO
        AETNA PPO
        AETNA DMO
        ANTHEM B/C CA HMO
        DELTA CA-PPO
        UHC-PACIFICARE HMO
        ACCESS DENTAL HF/HMO

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

        (714) 426-9577

        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.

        Our In-House Discount Plan – The Gentle Dental Plan

        For more details or to enroll, visit: www.gentledentalplan.com or call 1(800) 903-2532.
        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!

        (714) 426-9577

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

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