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Gentle Dental Community San Francisco

2494 Mission Street , San Francisco, CA 94110

Hours

Monday 9:00-6:00
Tuesday 9:00-6:00
Wednesday 9:00-6:00
Thursday 9:00-6:00
Friday 9:00-6:00
Saturday 9:00-6:00 (every other week)

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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.



New Patients

$50 Exam & X-Rays

New Patients $50 Exam & X-Rays

Includes new patient exam and full mouth X-Rays.

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New Patients

$100 Off

New Patients $100 Off

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

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Ortho Special

Braces from $99 Month

Ortho Special Braces from $99 Month

Flexible payment plans. Including FREE Orthodontic consultation.

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To Know Us Is To Love Us

LEARN ABOUT US

The Community San Francisco Gentle Dental is conveniently located in the shopping plaza at the northeast corner of Mission Street and 21st Street. Our office is across from Children’s Choice Pediatric Hospital.

We offer many ways to pay for the dental procedures you need. We accept nearly all major dental insurance plans, offer payment plans for many dentistry services, and provide discounted payment through a Dedicated Dental Plan, which reduces costs of most procedures by 20 percent or more. We know how difficult it can be to find the time for dental appointments, so our practice is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and until 4 p.m. on Saturday.

Our highly experienced team specializes in orthodontics and general family dentistry services, including consultations, biannual exams, teeth cleaning, fillings, root canals, crowns, and much more. We also offer teeth whitening. Our kind and attentive staff will make sure you’re as comfortable as possible.

Give our friendly administrative staff a call at 415-787-4272 to schedule your appointment today. Parking is available on the street as well as in the Bartlett Street Parking Lot, which is on 21st Street between San Carlos Street and Valencia Street. We look forward to getting to know you and your family.

Meet The Team

WHO WE ARE

  • Ali-Raad Moattar

    Ali-Raad Moattar

    D.D.S. Endodontist

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  • James Kelso

    James Kelso

    D.D.S., Periodontist

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  • Karl Muzikar

    Karl Muzikar

    D.D.S. General Dentist

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  • Kevin Yu

    Kevin Yu

    D.M.D., General Dentist

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  • Long Luu

    Long Luu

    D.D.S, Orthodontist

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  • Madhurima Ganguly

    Madhurima Ganguly

    DDS, MPH, General Dentist

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  • Niloofar Deyhim

    Niloofar Deyhim

    D.D.S. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

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Reviews

SEE WHAT OUR PATIENTS HAVE TO SAY!

4.7 /5
101 reviews
Google
5.0/5
Nov 8, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Community San Francisco
Man oh man oh man..... all I can say is so far so good AWESOME Customer service.... service to me was very professional.... with or without uniform.... and the DENTIST ... Dang.. forgot his name smh🤦🏽‍♀️ However... I had a situation about a few weeks Ago, and they’ve been supportive since... the actual Doctor/ Dentist that worked on my mouth was extremely patient made me feel very comfortable was resourceful and cared more of my mouth than I did... walked me step by step on what it was that needed to be done.... during the duration of surgery👀 was very honest considerate and informative on the next moves of a healthy bright smile.... Overall the front desk is the MOST important... ALL are absolutely AWESOME... communication is the key.... and what you BRING to the table is what they will DELIVER( that’s anywhere I believe🤔)the assistant of the Doctor both male / female were so on point and DElivered.... The lady to my understanding that handles the appointments ( lol she’s gonna kill me once discovering I forgot her name) lol but yeah .... Very down to earth .... makes you feel comfortable as them all.... as well as professional 👌🏾 So far so good ... I have a few more visits... but still plan on being a Veteran customer ... verses my past experience WESTERN DENTAL 🙅🏽‍♀️ Don’t do it
Google
5.0/5
Oct 31, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Community San Francisco
I've had only good experiences at Gentle Dental. The ladies that work at the front desk are so helpful and really care about the people coming in. They speak both spanish and english and do a good job of making sure that everyone has what they need. I recently had Dr. Yu clean my teeth and he was the best! Usually I find the teeth cleaning painful but Dr. Yu was very careful and I didn't feel any pain. I am so grateful to have such a supportive and friendly dentist office in my neighborhood.
Google
4.0/5
Aug 22, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Community San Francisco
:: Initial review after my first visit -- I'm very happy I chose this dental office on my first try. I hadn't been in to the dentist for more than a few cleanings in a couple of years, and I was happy to be treated so well. Both by the dentist and from the office staff. I could tell immediately that the staff were going through all the details with my complicated insurance to make sure as much of my dental work as possible would be covered. I'm very happy to be scheduling another visit soon!
Gentle Dental Community San Francisco replied on Aug 19, 2019:
Dear Yeshua Jordan-navo, Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback and appreciate you bringing your concerns to our attention. I have forwarded this to our clinical, billing and management teams. We take your comment very seriously and would like to help resolve this matter with you. If you would like to talk to someone regarding your experience or online review, please call us at (415) 821-1200 . Thank you.
Gentle Dental Community San Francisco replied on Jun 18, 2019:
Dear Yeshua Jordan-navo, Thank you for taking the time to post your kind words. At, Gentle Dental Community San Francisco, 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
Jul 12, 2019
Facebook Gentle Dental Community San Francisco
MAGNIFICO TRABAJO EL MEJOR TRATO DEL MUNDO MUCHAS GRACIAS MUY PROFESIONAL TODO EL PERSONAL 👍🏻👍🏻🙏
Gentle Dental Community San Francisco replied on Jul 12, 2019:
Nos vemos pronto xoxo
Gentle Dental Community San Francisco replied on Jul 12, 2019:
Hi Cesar Gomez, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!


Hola, César Gómez, estamos muy contentos de haberle brindado una experiencia tan positiva.
Google
5.0/5
Jul 1, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Community San Francisco
Friendly people! Great service...
Gentle Dental Community San Francisco replied on Jul 3, 2019:
Hi Breneen Tong, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
Google
5.0/5
Jun 20, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Community San Francisco
Very friendly staff. Easy to schedule appointments. Convenient location.
Gentle Dental Community San Francisco replied on Jun 20, 2019:
Hi Diego Tucker, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
Google
5.0/5
Apr 26, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Community San Francisco
Friendly and professional staff. I had a tooth that needed immediate attention, they got me an appointment for the next morning, by noon my problem was solved.
Gentle Dental Community San Francisco replied on Apr 30, 2019:
Brad Delange, we're happy you found our staff to be so supportive during your experience here at Gentle Dental Community San Francisco.
Facebook
5.0/5
Apr 16, 2019
Facebook Gentle Dental Community San Francisco
Dr. Issa and Dr. Moattar were my providers and they were both very friendly and made sure I was comfortable throughout the entire procedure. I would recommend them to anyone! Also, Roxanne assisted during the procedure and accommodated to all my needs. Overall impeccable experience at this office every time I've been here
Gentle Dental Community San Francisco replied on Apr 23, 2019:
Dear Larissa Petrosspour, Thank you for taking the time to post your kind words. At, Gentle Dental Community San Francisco, 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
Nov 19, 2018
Facebook Gentle Dental Community San Francisco
YES YES YES I think Gentle Dental ROCKS!
Facebook
5.0/5
Oct 10, 2018
Facebook Gentle Dental Community San Francisco
Good people, professional and affordable. Like!
Google
5.0/5
Sep 27, 2018
Google Gentle Dental Community San Francisco
Ive been with Dr. Issa since he was in downtown oakland! This office is by far the best office!! Dr. Issa and Luz are just wonderful, gentle, nice people and never fails to deliver perfect work time and time again!!
Google
5.0/5
Aug 23, 2017
Google Gentle Dental Community San Francisco
Good!!!!!!!!!!
Gentle Dental Community San Francisco replied on Aug 23, 2017:
Camille Taylor, thank you so much for the positive review!
Google
5.0/5
Feb 2, 2016
Google Gentle Dental Community San Francisco
I've been here twice already, and each time I have great service. Dr. B (his name is a lot longer) is amazing. He's really nice and makes sure you understand what's going on. He also likes to talk about 'Scrape Escape,' I won't spoil it haha,but when you visit, ask him (: the Orthodontist (whose name is also long) is so sweet ! He made me less nervous about getting braces and explained to me why I needed them and what I needed to do. José, is also amazing. He's an assistant I believe and does a good job ! All the women at the front are so sweet and don't make taking the time to talk about your insurance or whatever other questions you have. I hate the dentist, doctors in general lol, but I love going here. Wouldn't trade them at all (:
Google
5.0/5
Jan 14, 2015
Google Gentle Dental Community San Francisco
Very pleasant experience. I was there today and nervous having had a veneer pop of my front tooth last night. Dr Punch was great- honest and direct- and cemented it back on. Dr Punch also took the time to talk to me about the future and how long veneers last. The front staff - very nice, even dealing with my insurance which is limited until February 1. It is cheaper insurance and I was upset that my company switched to this lesser plan. I was on an emergency exemption today to get the veneer repaired with said limited insurance. I was nervous about this - and having to go to a new dentist due to the insurance change... My uncle is a dentist...My brother a maxillofacial oral surgeon. And I know from stories passed at the Thanksgiving table that patients are not always easy...today I was one of those difficult patients. And so, I wish to thank the staff at Gentle Dental - they were so helpful and professional, and all the while I was being a nervous (and difficult) patient. Lastly, this is a business. SF commercial rents are high and one needs to make a decent wage to live in or near this city. The charges at Gentle Dental are very reasonable. -Kate Simmons
Gentle Dental Community San Francisco replied on Jan 21, 2015:
Dear Kate, Thank you for the delightful feedback. 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.
Google
5.0/5
Mar 14, 2014
Google Gentle Dental Community San Francisco
My family and I are new to the area, I'm going to put in a call to see what I can do to switch my husband and myself to this office rather than where we are currently. Great, fast and awesome service. Thank you!!
Google
5.0/5
Jan 21, 2014
Google Gentle Dental Community San Francisco
Im terrified of the dentist, but this place made my visit nice and smooth. Friendly staff and nice facility
Google
5.0/5
Oct 25, 2013
Google Gentle Dental Community San Francisco
Excellent service, friendly staff & intelligent, caring doctor's. will refer family & friends
Google
5.0/5
Oct 7, 2013
Google Gentle Dental Community San Francisco
Our most recent experience at Gentle Dental was gratifying because of the excellent profession; care we received.
Google
5.0/5
Sep 4, 2013
Google Gentle Dental Community San Francisco
This place is great! Wait times weren't too long and they numbed me good so I didn't feel my cavities being filled. The noise freaks me out but they were so nice and patient with me....thanks! I can't wait for my bleaching trays to come in either, time for my smile to shine ;)

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.

DELTA CA-PPO
DELTACARE PMI HMO
CIGNA PPO
METLIFE PPO
UHC-DBP HMO
AETNA PPO
AETNA DMO
CIGNA HMO
GUARDIAN PPO
LIBERTY DENTAL HMO
ANTHEM B/C CA HMO
MET SAFEGUARD HMO
HEALTHCOMP
MDG-MDC GUARDIAN HMO
UHC - BLUE SHIELD PPO
DELTA CA-PREMIER
PRINCIPAL PPO

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

(415) 787-4272

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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Gentle on Your Wallet

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Gentle on Your Schedule

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

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