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Experienced Dentists
Adult and Pediatric Services

Welcome La Jolla Patients!

Our dental team extends a special welcome to patients transferring from our sister office, Gentle Dental La Jolla.
Your care remains our number one priority during this transition. Please contact us if you have any questions or to schedule your next appointment.

Hours

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

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

Request an Appointment

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

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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

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Well placed at 11230 Sorrento Valley Road, Suite 130, Gentle Dental Sorrento Valley offers compassionate dental care for residents of San Diego, CA.

With a patient-first approach, our attentive dental professionals offer the latest in dental care. Our comprehensive list of services include preventive and restorative dentistry, crowns and bridges, root canal therapy, bone augmentation, inlays and onlays, implants and oral surgery, as well as orthodontics, veneers and teeth whitening treatments. We also offer convenient hours, including evenings and weekends, along with emergency dental services for unexpected issues that happen after hours.

At our office, we take a patient-first approach to dental care, which ensures a comfortable, relaxing experience. Our courteous staff will greet you with a smile, and our knowledgeable team of dental professionals will happily explain every procedure and answer all of your important questions. Our experienced dentists use the latest techniques to treat your dental issue and improve the appearance of your smile. We also offer gentle, compassionate pediatric services for infants, toddlers and teens, who may feel anxious about visiting the dentist.

To help you get optimal value, we accept most major dental insurance plans and options. We also offer flexible financing options, which can be especially helpful for patients seeking orthodontics and cosmetic treatments that aren’t typically coverage by insurance. If you don’t have insurance, you can qualify for discounts through our Dedicated Dental Plan, which allows individuals, couples and families to get affordable preventative services, including cleanings, exams, x-rays, fluoride treatments, along with a host of other dental services.

If you’re looking for expert dental care in San Diego, Gentle Dental Sorrento Valley is the only name you need to know. Schedule a consultation, cleaning or treatment and enjoy skilled dental care for you and your family.

Meet The Team

WHO WE ARE

  • Kory McHenry

    Kory McHenry

    D.M.D., M.S. Orthodontics

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  • Rigoberto Negrete

    Rigoberto Negrete

    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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  • Stephen Kallaos

    Stephen Kallaos

    D.D.S. Periodontics

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  • Violet Feldman

    Violet Feldman

    D.D.S. General Dentist

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Reviews

SEE WHAT OUR PATIENTS HAVE TO SAY!

4.8 /5
104 reviews
Facebook
5.0/5
Dec 6, 2019
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I experienced an extreme facial trauma and lost several teeth in a fall during the night. The next morning the search for an emergency dentist was complicated. Once I found Gentle Dental Sorrento Valley, the complexity and confusion were alleviated. They got me into the office ASAP to assess the damage and begin a plan of treatment. Dr. Negrete was extraordinarily informative when laying out my options and open about what could/could not be done in the office. At most dental offices, this would be the end of it... You'd get a referral to an oral surgeon and that would be that. Not at Gentle Dental. The staff called around to local oral surgeons to see which ones could re-implant teeth and get me in that day. It turned out that re-implanting wasn't possible, but getting in that day got me well on the road to recovery. Dr. Negrete, Valerie, Ko, Leslie, and Mirabelle went above and beyond the call of duty... And their bedside manner was phenomenal. Going to the dentist is often traumatic for me, and going in with these injuries was especially problematic. Their bedside manner was perfect, though, and I felt comfortable, engaged, and informed during the whole visit. They really care about the well-being of the patients and worked with me at every stage to make sure I got everything I needed. It's refreshing and they've beyond earned my business on a continuing basis. This is now my new dental office and I couldn't be happier. It's the first time I've ever felt excited about getting a dentist. They were a bright ray of sunshine in what was a very dark time for me, and I simply cannot sing their praises loudly enough. Thank you all.
Google
5.0/5
Dec 6, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Sorrento Valley
I experienced an extreme facial trauma and lost several teeth in a fall during the night. The next morning the search for an emergency dentist was complicated. Once I found Gentle Dental Sorrento Valley, the complexity and confusion were alleviated. They got me into the office ASAP to assess the damage and begin a plan of treatment. Dr. Negrete was extraordinarily informative when laying out my options and open about what could/could not be done in the office. At most dental offices, this would be the end of it... You'd get a referral to an oral surgeon and that would be that. Not at Gentle Dental. The staff called around to local oral surgeons to see which ones could re-implant teeth and get me in that day. It turned out that re-implanting wasn't possible, but getting in that day got me well on the road to recovery. Dr. Negrete, Valerie, Ko, Leslie, and Mirabelle went above and beyond the call of duty... And their bedside manner was phenomenal. Going to the dentist is often traumatic for me, and going in with these injuries was especially problematic. Their bedside manner was perfect, though, and I felt comfortable, engaged, and informed during the whole visit. They really care about the well-being of the patients and worked with me at every stage to make sure I got everything I needed. It's refreshing and they've beyond earned my business on a continuing basis. This is now my new dental office and I couldn't be happier. It's the first time I've ever felt excited about getting a dentist. They were a bright ray of sunshine in what was a very dark time for me, and I simply cannot sing their praises loudly enough. Thank you all.
Google
5.0/5
Dec 6, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Sorrento Valley
Great service with the team! I went it for a cleaning and the staff was accommodating. Valerie was very easy going and helpful on my plan for the day. Would recommend to anyone looking to get a brighter smile!
Google
5.0/5
Nov 3, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Sorrento Valley
Just an excellent place, great staff. I've been going for 6 years. As much as I hate dental work, I always look forward to my visits there!
Facebook
5.0/5
Aug 1, 2019
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This is the best dental experience my husband and I have ever had! The staff lead by Dr Negrete is great! They are very competent and attentive to specific patient needs...they go the extra mile to make sure you receive good care.... Leslie is very helpful and Rosalie gives very thorough cleanings .... I highly recommend them
Gentle Dental Sorrento Valley replied on Aug 2, 2019:
Molly Jones, thank you for your kind review; we are happy to pass along your comments to the team here at Gentle Dental Sorrento Valley!
Facebook
5.0/5
Jun 27, 2019
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To whom it may concern, The question is what would I recommend about Gentle Dental?,....they care and their professionalism and the way they put you at ease is impotent to them,.... I like that. I like the way they explain the process and even go over your insurance with you to make sure you’re comfortable and understand everything. I found out about Gentle Dental in Sorrento Valley last year,.... I don’t think I’ll ever find a better dental facility. A big shoutout and thank you to Gentle Dental 👍! Terry Farron
Gentle Dental Sorrento Valley replied on Jun 28, 2019:
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Gentle Dental Sorrento Valley replied on Jun 28, 2019:
Dear Terry Farron, Thank you for taking the time to post your kind words. At, Gentle Dental Sorrento Valley, 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
Jun 11, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Sorrento Valley
Great dental care! Staff was very kind and welcoming with good attention to your needs as a patient.
Gentle Dental Sorrento Valley replied on Jun 12, 2019:
We appreciate your positive review about your recent experience with us!
Google
5.0/5
Jun 6, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Sorrento Valley
Friendly service and knowledgeable staff. Definitely recommend.
Gentle Dental Sorrento Valley replied on Jun 17, 2019:
We appreciate your positive review about your recent experience with us!
Facebook
5.0/5
Jun 5, 2019
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They explained everything to me briefly and thoroughly. Friendly staff and very accommodating, comfortable environment. Highly satisfied, 10/10 recommend!
Gentle Dental Sorrento Valley replied on Jun 17, 2019:
Vivian Manlapid, we're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit.
Facebook
5.0/5
Mar 19, 2019
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awesome staff 👍 👍 very accommodating. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Facebook
5.0/5
May 18, 2018
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Gentle Dental in Sorrento Valley is the best care I've ever received. The hygienist, Rosalie, gives me her best effort every time, she recommends care that I need, and the entire team does everything they can to understand and utilize my insurance benefits. My only gripe is that for the work they do, they deserve a much better and newer office/facility.
Google
5.0/5
Feb 23, 2017
Google Gentle Dental Sorrento Valley
Had an awesome experience at gentle dental! They definaltely live up to their name . I met w Dr Negrete who was super professional and attentive. He explained his treatment planning thoughrally I was very satisfied with his chair side manner. The hygienist Rosalie is so friendly and nice. I enjoyed my visit and will refer anyone to go is seeking a great dental experience !
Gentle Dental Sorrento Valley replied on Mar 6, 2017:
Dear Jessica Herrera, 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 Sorrento Valley, 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 5, 2016
Google Gentle Dental Sorrento Valley
Great dental care.
Gentle Dental Sorrento Valley replied on Aug 2, 2016:
Dennis Nowack, thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback.
Google
4.0/5
Sep 14, 2015
Google Gentle Dental Sorrento Valley
I hate the dentist, I get anxious, short tempered, nervous.... they put up with me and do a really good job.
Google
5.0/5
Mar 18, 2015
Google Gentle Dental Sorrento Valley
Dear Customer Care, Thank you for checking up on the customer service I continue to receive from your dental office via email, but as you folks follow up on email, I'm not sure how that translates a reward over to your employees, so I'm taking it upon myself to publicly reward them for others to view. I LOVE the team in Sorrento Valley! They are amazing, helpful, and friendly. My faves are Robert, Sochi, and Caesar. They make my experience worthwhile every time I walk into their office, and I'm there every month, sometimes twice a month. They make such a great team! I drive 20-30 minutes in the opposite direction from my home and work just to go to this particular office, because of them. If they weren't there, I would definitely find a closer Dentist/Ortho office. I hope they receive the recognition they deserve, because they work really hard at making an uncomfortable experience comfortable. They are patient with my questions, accommodating with my schedule, and personable and kind with every visit. I look forward to walking into their office and seeing their smiling faces. Thank you Robert, Sochi, and Caesar for taking such great care of me over the past 2 years. You deserve to be recognized for a job well done. Sincerely, Melissa (Dentistry & Ortho patient)
Google
5.0/5
May 13, 2014
Google Gentle Dental Sorrento Valley
I am very pleased with my progress in two visits with Dr. Young. The hygienist did a great job on my polish, very gentle. Dr. Young is very friendly, caring and did a great job on peri care. Gave me wonderful feedback.
Google
5.0/5
Jan 21, 2014
Google Gentle Dental Sorrento Valley
Dr Tu and the Hygienist are excellent. All the staff is very pleasant and knowledgeable.
Google
5.0/5
Dec 16, 2013
Google Gentle Dental Sorrento Valley
Dr. Tu is a great dentist. She is honest with you and concerned about the health of your teeth and not inflating her pocketbook by recommending unnecessary procedures like a LOT of OTHER dentists.
Google
5.0/5
Dec 7, 2013
Google Gentle Dental Sorrento Valley
My husband and I both see Dr Tu as our regular dentist. She is the best. We both love her and hope she's there as long as we need dental help. She is a wonderful dentist and has a very kind manner. Yesterday I went in for a cleaning with Dr Tu. My husband, Michael, recently had to see Dr Kaolos for gum surgery too. We both like Dr K as well. His assistant, Jose, was great in helping us in several ways. He made sure my husband was seated in a room with a window since Michael is claustrophobic. I also want to mention the others on staff. They are all friendly and caring, especially Jonathan. He's great.
Google
5.0/5
Nov 25, 2013
Google Gentle Dental Sorrento Valley
Dr. Delgado and staff are so great - this was my 1st ever deep cleaning and it was super easy. Not painful at all, and only took about 30 minutes all together.

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
DHS HMO
CA DENTAL NET HMO
MDG-MDC GUARDIAN HMO
CIGNA HMO
CIGNA PPO
HEALTHCOMP
UCCI CONCORD PLUS HMO
ACCESS DENTAL HF/HMO
ANTHEM B/C CA HMO
AETNA DMO
LIBERTY DENTAL HMO
CONVERSION
UCCI TRICARE / FMDP
UNITED CONCORDIA PPO

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

(858) 391-6738

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.

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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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