FRIENDLY, CONVENIENT & FLEXIBLE
Our experienced Dental Professionals use the latest techniques to be as gentle as possible.
We make your life easier with convenient hours including evenings and weekends.
We accept most insurance plans, have a discount plan for those without, and offer flexible payment options.
Our general dentistry services take care of the daily dental needs of you and your family.
Our cosmetic services include a variety of treatments for patients looking to enhance their smiles.
Our extensive network of neighborhood practitioners make it easy to find dental specialists.
Our pediatric services include a variety of treatments and specialties for patients looking to enhance their smiles.
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
MET SAFEGUARD HMO
CA DENTAL NET HMO
MDG-MDC GUARDIAN HMO
UCCI CONCORD PLUS HMO
ACCESS DENTAL HF/HMO
ANTHEM B/C CA HMO
LIBERTY DENTAL HMO
UCCI TRICARE / FMDP
UNITED CONCORDIA PPO
...and many more.
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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.
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 Gentle Dental Smile Plan is perfect if you don’t have dental insurance and offers significant savings. The plan has no waiting period, involves no paperwork, and covers all pre-existing conditions.
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 discounted 20% from our list prices.
The Smile Plan is effective immediately and there are no claim forms to fill out and no maximums. Seniors 62 and older receive additional discounts on enrollment fees and parents can keep children on their family plan until age 26.
Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for everyone to obtain quality dental care at an affordable price.
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:
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.
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LEARN ABOUT US
The Sorrento Valley Gentle Dental is conveniently located on Sorrento Valley Road, just south of Halozyme Therapeutics and Snug Pet Resort. Down the street from Qualcomm headquarters
We offer flexible appointment hours to fit your busy schedule, and we accept most dental insurance. Our friendly staff can help you secure financing for treatments not covered by insurance, and we offer the Dedicated Dental Plan for patients without insurance, which provides reduced rates for almost all dental treatments, including preventative and diagnostic care.
Our gentle, highly trained dental professionals offer family dentistry to people of all ages, including infants and children. We also provide all the specialized care you need, from endodontics and periodontics to periodontics and oral surgery. Ask our specialists how cosmetic dentistry services can brighten your smile while keeping your teeth strong and healthy.
Our mission is to build lifelong relationships with our patients, so we promise to always treat you with kindness and respect. Our dental staff believe open communication is essential for good oral health, and we will help you choose the most appropriate and affordable dental care.
Stop in to see us at our Sorrento Valley Road office. To set up an appointment or for further assistance, please call us at 858-391-6738. One of our friendly staff members will be happy to speak with you.
WHO WE ARE
Entering the field of dentistry was a natural choice for Dr. Lakisic: his father and brother were both dentists, and introduced him to this profession of helping others. He enjoys being able to help relieve people’s pain and discomfort, as well as improve better health and esthetics.
Dr. Haris Lakisic grew up in Bosnia and Herzegovina, but became a refugee and escaped to Southern California at the age of 15 due to war in his homeland. After finishing high school in Costa Mesa, Dr. Lakisic attended Pepperdine University for his Bachelor’s degree, then received a scholarship to attend the University of Pennsylvania for his D.M.D. degree. During his four years of dental school, he was consistently ranked in the top 10 of his class.
Dr. Lakisic’s hobbies include travel, fishing, and outdoor activities.
B.S., Biology – Pepperdine University
D.M.D. – University of Pennsylvania
American Association of Endodontists
D.M.D., M.S. Orthodontics
D.M.D., M.S. Orthodontics
A specialist in Orthodontics for Children and Adults, Dr. McHenry is an Orthodontist who appreciates his profession for its life-changing opportunity to help people achieve beautiful and healthy smiles.
After graduating from Brigham Young University, he attended Nova Southeastern University Dental School. He served as Student Body President while obtaining both dental and specialty orthodontic degrees. After graduating summa cum laude, Dr. McHenry then served at Joe DiMaggio’s Children’s Hospital where he worked with Plastic and Neurosurgeons as part of the Cleft and Craniofacial team repairing congenital anomalies in young children.
Dr. McHenry has performed extensive research for his field, which has been published in various professional journals and presented to numerous organizations. The American Association of Orthodontists has especially recognized his work and awarded his outstanding research in 2008.
He is fluent in Portuguese, and enjoys playing the guitar. He is the proud father of three wonderful children.
B.S., Biochemistry & Mathematics – Brigham Young University
D.M.D. – Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine
M.S., Orthodontics – Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine
American Association of Orthodontists; Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
D.D.S. General Dentist
D.D.S. General Dentist
Dr. Negrete says, “As my patient, you can expect to be treated like family. My goal is to provide high-quality treatment that will help you achieve improved oral health and the beautiful smile you deserve!”
“Dentistry is an extremely rewarding career. It is a good feeling when you can get someone out of pain and improve their oral health. I also love the art aspect of Dentistry where you can change someone’s appearance by improving their smile. I enjoy meeting new people everyday and building great relationships with my patients.”
After graduating from the University of California at San Diego, Dr. Negrete received his Dental Degree from the University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry. He’s a member of the Academy of General Dentistry and the Hispanic Dental Association. He also speaks Spanish.
Dr. Negrete says, “In my free time I enjoy trying new restaurants going to the beach and love cars. I am a baseball, basketball and football fan and follow the Atlanta Braves.”
B.S., Mathematics–University of California, San Diego
D.D.S.– University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry
Academy of General Dentistry Hispanic Dental Association
Dr. Stephen Kallaos’ goal is to provide a pleasant periodontic evaluation and an informative discussion of the options for attaining optimum oral health. He offers multiple levels of sedation to make treatment for his patients as comfortable as possible. He is also very active with his peers to stay on top of the latest technology and procedures available. His membership to industry associations include the Academy of Osseointegration, the American Dental Association, and the California Society of Periodontists, to name a few.
After receiving his Bachelor’s degree in Biology from UCLA, Dr. Kallaos continued his studies as a Bruin, entering the UCLA School of Dentistry for his D.D.S. degree. He then focused his studies on Periodontics and earned his certificate in this specialty from the UC San Francisco School of Dentistry. He is Board-certified by the American Board of Periodontology. Dr. Kallaos has been practicing Periodontics since 1998. Outside of the office, he enjoys bicycling, snow skiing, and Sudoku, and his favorite author is Dan Brown. He is married and has three children.
B.S., Biology – University of California, Los Angeles
D.D.S. – University of California, Los Angeles School of Dentistry
Certificate, Periodontics – University of California
San Francisco School of Dentistry
Diplomate – American Board of Periodontology
Newport Harbor Academy of Dentistry
American Academy of Periodontology
California Society of Periodontists
American Dental Association
California Dental Association
Orange County Dental Society
Tri-County Dental Society
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