LEARN ABOUT US
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.
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
SEE WHAT OUR PATIENTS HAVE TO SAY!
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.
Call to see if your insurance is covered!
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.
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.
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.
Includes new patient exam and full mouth X-Rays.
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New patients only. On services of $300 or greater not covered by insurance.
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Flexible payment plans. Including FREE Orthodontic consultation.
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FRIENDLY, CONVENIENT & FLEXIBLE
Our experienced Dental Professionals use the latest techniques to be as gentle as possible.
We accept most insurance plans, have a discount plan for those without, and offer flexible payment options.
We make your life easier with convenient hours including evenings and weekends.