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Welcome Medi-Cal Dental Plan Members


Monday 10:00-7:00
Tuesday 9:00-6:00
Wednesday 8:00-5:00
Thursday 8:00-5:00
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.

We are experts in Medi-Cal Dental insurance coverage and will help you optimize your benefits.

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To Know Us Is To Love Us


The Placentia Gentle Dental is conveniently located on the northeast corner of North Rose Drive and Alta Vista Street in the Village Center of Rose shopping center, next to the UPS Store, and across the parking lot from Chase Bank.

We know scheduling dental appointments during the workweek can be difficult, so for your convenience we stay open late on Mondays and Tuesdays, open early on Thursdays and Fridays. We accept most forms of dental insurance and offer payment options, low-cost diagnostics, and a Dedicated Dental Plan with discounts of 20 percent or more on many preventative services and treatments.

Our kind and experienced staff is knowledgeable about a variety of dentistry needs for adults and children of all ages. We offer routine cleanings, teeth whitening, and many other family dentistry services. We know how important it is for you to feel relaxed, comfortable, and safe while at the dentist’s office, so you’ll receive all the respect and compassion you deserve.

We serve many patients form the Emerald Isle retirement community

To visit our office just east of the Placentia Champions Sports Complex, call 657-999-2357 today to make your appointment. We offer wheelchair access, ample parking, and can accommodate patients with disabilities.

Meet The Team


  • Anju Shah

    Anju Shah

    D.D.S. Endodontics

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  • Divya Peddireddy

    Divya Peddireddy

    DDS, General Dentist

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  • Payal Patel

    Payal Patel

    D.D.S., Orthodontist

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  • Stephen Kallaos

    Stephen Kallaos

    D.D.S. Periodontics

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4.8 /5
41 reviews
Nov 26, 2019
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Dr. Lehman came across as very caring. Made my wife very comfortable. We made a great choice in coming here.
Jul 24, 2019
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Dr Simonian is great! I took my 4 year old niece and he was very gentle, patient and caring with her. She loved him and wasn’t scared at all, thanks to the great team over there!!
Gentle Dental Placentia replied on Aug 27, 2019:
Hi Erica Ramos, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
Mar 29, 2019
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I was a little nervous about my first dental checkup in years but the whole staff was very comforting and personable. Plus, they had me out earlier than expected. Thank you!!
Oct 15, 2018
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This dentist is the best i have ever been . I'm afraid of dentist but he's one of the best. Very patient and understanding.
Oct 12, 2018
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Today was my very first experience here at the Gentle Dental office in Placentia. I was slightly nervous about coming in since I haven't had a check-up in years... Yes, YEARS! However, upon meeting Dr. S., Henny, and Nicole, I had an incredible experience!! Dr. S. and his staff were extremely kind, accommodating, and patient to my needs! I highly recommend this office!!
Gentle Dental Placentia replied on Dec 11, 2018:
Cindy Truong, we strive for 100% satisfaction, and it is great to see you had such a positive experience at Gentle Dental Placentia.
Oct 8, 2018
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Excellent staff. Great Dentist! Very efficient office and helpful. 😁
Oct 6, 2018
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Office was very professional and kept up. Everyone on time got done throughly and quick! From the front office staff to the back office staff everyone was great!
Sep 12, 2018
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The doctor was a straight shooter and had a great trick for a painless injection.
Gentle Dental Placentia replied on Dec 11, 2018:
Hello Christian Duran, we appreciate you taking the time to leave us this feedback.
Sep 6, 2018
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Great experience overall. Dr Simonian was very gentle and provided a very personable experience. I would highly recommend this dentist and will definitely be back!
Aug 29, 2018
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I jus want to say I recommend Gentle Dental very clean, Dr. very honest I really like it
Aug 24, 2018
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The General Dental office i usually go to closed so I went to the one on Rose Drive Placentia today What a difference great staff great dentist everyone was so nice Thank you to everyone there
Jul 31, 2018
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What I’m about to say is not to impress the dentists and employees at Gentle Dental Placentia, or anyone else. I simply wish to state legit facts from my experience. Nothing more, nothing less. Literally every person in there treated me warmly and with respect. Judy at the front pleasantly & quickly got me checked in, offering me water, coffee & even a danish slice! The young lady assisting Dr. Simonian was very friendly, quick and attentive in getting my X-rays completed and helping the doctor with his various needs. Dr. Simonian was down to earth, helpful, knowledgeable and compassionate as he thoroughly explained my dental situation. You can tell he takes great care in his work which I appreciate very much. Another young lady was super charming and sweet as she explained pricing & my procedure options & things I can do at home to help my teeth. I’ll be back in two weeks to laser clean the left side of my mouth, then I’ll be doing regular checkups to track maintenance and progress. All in all— professional, positive, quick, compassionate, thorough, generous and skilled. Thank you all!
Jul 20, 2018
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I take my two little boys here. They are so good with them and its quick easy and painless. I have had nightmare experiences eith other dentists and so far we love it here.
Jul 12, 2018
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nice office, friendly staff, quality work, I would recommend this dentist to anyone
Jun 27, 2018
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Great Doctor, staff and location. Would recommend coming here for quality and trustworthy work.
Jun 26, 2018
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Nice staffs and doctor. Did not need to be wait on my appointment time. Good experience with filling my teeth no pain good technic when doctor injecting the needle to numb my gum.
Jun 21, 2018
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I had my first Dental appoint on Tues June 19th. The staff was very friendly and welcoming. All I have to say is i love my new Dentist, his exam was very thorough and his assistant was very nice. This office is very close to my house which is nice. I have a fear of needles and he made me feel very comfortable, and I didn't even feel the injection he had to give me. Gentle Dental they live up to their name. 😉
Jun 18, 2018
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I love this office. It had a hard start with a manager that is not longer with the company and they also had some plumbing issues that caused the office to shut down for a few months. But the new staff and the office is great. Everyone is so friendly, the back office was welcoming and the girl in the front office was great at asking and schlding my nxt cleaning appointment. If your not familiar with your insurance then I can understand why some people in other reviews may think it is an up sale but in my experience is was not. The manager was very clear that some of the things were recommended and were not covered by my insurance but over all they allowed me to decided and explained everything to me. I would defiantly recommenced this office and say give it another try.
Gentle Dental Placentia replied on Dec 20, 2017:
Dear Nicole Barker, Thank you for taking the time to post your kind words. At, Gentle Dental Placentia, it means a lot to us to know you had a great experience and we look forward to seeing you on your next visit.
May 13, 2018
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I was well treated and everyone is very professional in general service and experience at this office was the best and love the Doctors treatment and work he performed on me.
Gentle Dental Placentia replied on May 14, 2018:
Alex Cortes, reviews like this give us motivation and help us ensure we provide high-quality care.

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
  • 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

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.


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

(657) 999-2357

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: 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!

(657) 999-2357

Read on to learn what you should know about having dental insurance throught Medi-Cal or click here for more information about Gentle Dental.

Welcome Medi-Cal Dental Plan Members

We proudly accept the Medi-Cal Dental Plan. Our local dental team is well versed in Medi-Cal benefits and experience in caring for patients regardless of coverage choice.
We offer general and specialty dental services, convenient hours, and flexible financing options.
Call today to schedule an appointment at Gentle Dental Fremont.
39340 Fremont Blvd , Fremont, CA 94538
Read on to learn what you should know about having dental insurance through Medi-Cal or click here for more information about Gentle Dental.

What is a Medi-Cal Dental Plan?

Medi-Cal offers free or low-cost dental care for eligible California residents. A third of adults and half of all children in California are enrolled in the program, which provides up to $1800 in covered services per individual each year. As a Medi-Cal member, your coverage and your child’s coverage automatically come with dental benefits at little or no cost to you.

What Does the Medi-Cal Dental Plan Cover?

Medi-Cal Dental Plan coverage includes a comprehensive assortment of services, including regular cleanings, checkups and major restorative work. You only need to provide your Medi-Cal Benefits Identification Card (BIC) to your Medi-Cal Dental Plan provider to receive a full spectrum of diagnostic, preventative and restorative dental services.

What Does Medi-Cal Dental Plan Cover for Adults?

For adults meeting eligibility requirements, the Medi-Cal Dental Plan provides benefits for the following:

  • Cleanings
  • Exams and X-rays
  • Fluoride treatments
  • Fillings
  • Full dentures
  • Prefabricated crowns
  • Anterior root canals (front teeth)

Other medically necessary dental services
There may be certain limitations and restrictions for some services. Your dentist can tell you which services are and aren’t covered by the Medi-Cal Dental Plan. Your dentist can also help you decide the best treatment and what services you can and should have under the Medi-Cal program. For a complete list of benefits and available services, view this resource from Medi-Cal.
You won’t have to pay for services included in the program’s scope of benefits unless you have Medi-Cal coverage with a shared cost. Once your dentist confirms you are eligible for Medi-Cal services, he or she can only ask you to pay any share of cost or copayment amount you may owe. You can learn more about your potential share of cost in the “My Medi-Cal” booklet you receive when you join the program. You can also learn more about the services covered by the Medi-Cal Dental Plan programs by visiting

Does Denti Cal Cover Braces?

Yes. However, not everyone with a Medi-Cal Dental Plan will qualify for benefits. Depending on the degree of orthodontic defects, Medi-Cal will either approve or disapprove orthodontic action. You can learn more about available dental benefits by talking to your orthodontist.

How to Sign Up for Your Medi-Cal Dental Plan

If you have Medi-Cal, you won’t need to apply separately for your Medi-Cal Dental Plan. You can apply for the Medi-Cal program any time of the year by phone, mail, fax or via email. You can also apply in person or online. For every available way to apply, visit this resource from the California Department of Health Care Services.

You’re Covered with Medi-Cal Dental at Gentle Dental

Gentle Dental accepts the Medi-Cal Dental Plan dental coverage, along with most major dental insurance plans. Contact your local Gentle dental office to learn more.

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Gentle on Your Wallet

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