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Extended Hours
Experienced Dentists
Adult and Pediatric Services

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

New Patients

$50 Exam & X-Rays

Includes new patient exam and full mouth X-Rays.

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New Patients

$100 Off Non-Covered Services

New patients only. On services of $300 or greater not covered by insurance.

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Ortho Special

Braces from $99 Month

Flexible payment plans. Including FREE Orthodontic consultation.

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To Know Us Is To Love Us

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Conveniently located at 11230 Sorrento Valley Road, Suite 130, Gentle Dental Sorrento Valley offers quality dental care for residents in and around Sorrento Valley, including Torrey Pines, Carmel Valley, and Del Mar Heights in San Diego, California.

Our dentists take a patient-first approach to dental care, which ensures a comfortable, relaxing experience. 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 gentle, compassionate pediatric services for infants, toddlers and teens, who may feel anxious about visiting the dentist. 

At Gentle Dental Sorrento Valley, we are committed to providing convenient, affordable dental care. If you have any questions about a procedure or your examination, our courteous staff and experienced dentists will be happy to answer. Our team uses the latest techniques to treat your dental issue and improve the appearance of your smile. To make your life easier, Gentle Dental Sorrento Valley also has convenient hours, including evenings and weekends, along with emergency dental services for unexpected issues.

To help you get optimal value, we accept most major dental insurance plans and options. 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. 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’re looking for expert dental care near San Diego, Gentle Dental Sorrento Valley is the place to go. Our Sorrento Valley dentists are right off the I-5 Freeway near Torrey Pines State Reserve, right next to Thai Sports Bodyworks on Sorrento Valley Road. Schedule an appointment today by calling us at (858) 391-6738.

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Reviews

SEE WHAT OUR PATIENTS HAVE TO SAY!

4.8 /5
104 reviews
Google
5.0/5
Jun 2, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Sorrento Valley
I loved how nice the staff was, and how comfortable they make you feel. Everytime I have gone here I always fall asleep by myself due to the amount of comfort and care they put in during treatment. I used to be really scared of dentists but now I actually look forward to having naps while I visit. Thank you :)
Gentle Dental Sorrento Valley replied on Jun 3, 2021:
Dear Emily, Thank you for the kind feedback. At the Gentle Dental Sorrento Valley, we are glad that the team has put you at ease and taken great care of you during your visit. Your review means a lot to us and we look forward to seeing you at your next visit.
Facebook
5.0/5
May 12, 2021
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Came here today for a check up. Dr Feldman was so nice and Kate was the best dental assistant I ever had. Definitely coming back here again. Thank you Kate for your lovely service .
Gentle Dental Sorrento Valley replied on May 13, 2021:
Fernando, thank you for your kind review; we are happy to pass along your comments to the team here at Gentle Dental Sorrento Valley!
Google
5.0/5
Apr 29, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Sorrento Valley
The best dental clinic I like how the make us so happy and best result. And I’m so glad that I chooses Gental dental sorreento valley. Hanen and Katy assistant with all love and respect. I like how they treated us. Thank you again.
Gentle Dental Sorrento Valley replied on Apr 30, 2021:
Dear Hiam, 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.
Facebook
5.0/5
Apr 20, 2021
Facebook Gentle Dental Sorrento Valley
They provide a good service. The staff is very friendly and the work they did on my tooth was great. Would surely recommend it.
Gentle Dental Sorrento Valley replied on Apr 23, 2021:
Hi Dilwyn, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
Google
5.0/5
Apr 20, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Sorrento Valley
Great dental service with exceptional care. Highly recommended!
Gentle Dental Sorrento Valley replied on Apr 23, 2021:
Vishaka, we're happy to hear you had such a positive experience with our team!
Facebook
5.0/5
Apr 20, 2021
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This is an excellent caring. Staff is very supportive.
Gentle Dental Sorrento Valley replied on Apr 23, 2021:
Vaijayanti Pandav Tamboli, we're glad you had such a wonderful experience with us!
Google
5.0/5
Apr 20, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Sorrento Valley
Gentle Dental Sorrento Valley is an excellent caring
Gentle Dental Sorrento Valley replied on Apr 29, 2021:
We appreciate your positive review about your recent experience with us!
Google
5.0/5
Apr 20, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Sorrento Valley
Very nice services
Gentle Dental Sorrento Valley replied on Apr 23, 2021:
Vrushali, we're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit.
Google
5.0/5
Nov 9, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Sorrento Valley
They want the best and are very helpful
Gentle Dental Sorrento Valley replied on Nov 11, 2020:
Matthew Boylan, we're happy you found our staff to be so supportive during your experience here at Gentle Dental Sorrento Valley.
Google
5.0/5
Oct 21, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Sorrento Valley
My opinion is based on my first visit at this location. I give 5 stars because everything went well. The associate who took my X-rays was excellent and the Dr. and her assistant were also excellent. After extra time for signing up as a new patient, and then X-rays and exam, I was hungry, so my Dr. suggested that I eat a small lunch and return for a few repairs. I found this very caring and respectful. I am not a Spring chicken so this break was much needed! Thank you to all at Gentle Dental Sorrento Valley! I'll be back!
Google
5.0/5
Mar 11, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Sorrento Valley
I have an ongoing hate relationship with the dentist. After going to my usual dental office (Gentle Dental Del Lago) I was told my normal dentist (Dr. Feldman) had switched locations to Sorrento Valley. After the new dentist told me I had 6 cavities and that I had to be knocked out completely for her to do the fillings because I was such a mess, I decided to go back to Dr. Feldman in Sorrento Valley. After she confirmed I only had ONE cavity and not 6, plus 1 filling that needed to be redone because it was lifting, I was relieved but still anxious. Today was the day and let me tell you....they were the easiest fillings I've ever had, and i've had a lot! In & out in an hour, not too numb after (which is my least favorite part). And I didn't feel a thing. She is so amazing and I would absolutely recommend her to anyone looking for a dentist who is nice, takes care of you and your needs, and puts you at ease.
Google
5.0/5
Feb 23, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Sorrento Valley
Dr. Negrete and his team were so kind and gentle. I’ve seen a couple drs at this location as my teeth needed some TLC this year, and he by far was the most gentle with shots and the over all procedures I needed. The staff was so welcoming and friendly, and Valerie was so helpful and thorough when going over my dental insurance and coverage. You can tell that this office has a high volume of business but everyone is all hands on deck and it makes me want to return! Thank you all for your help!
Facebook
5.0/5
Jan 28, 2020
Facebook Gentle Dental Sorrento Valley
Great dental office and Staff!
Google
5.0/5
Jan 28, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Sorrento Valley
Valerie is very straightforward and great to work with. Definitely recommend if you want an honest straightforward experience.
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
Facebook Gentle Dental Sorrento Valley
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
Facebook Gentle Dental Sorrento Valley
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.

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

Orthodontics

We offer a variety of options to achieve the smile you always wanted.
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  • Invisalign
  • Traditional Braces

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

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