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Welcome Medi-Cal Dental Plan Members

Gentle Dental Community San Francisco

2494 Mission Street , San Francisco, CA 94110


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

Service representatives standing by

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

Schedule 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.

We are experts in Medi-Cal Dental insurance coverage and will help you optimize your benefits.

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To Know Us Is To Love Us


Thoughtfully placed at 2494 Mission Street, Gentle Dental Community San Francisco provides knowledgeable dental care in a convenient neighborhood location.


Putting patient well-being above all else, our dentists offer a complete spectrum of expert dental services. Using only the latest equipment and most modern techniques, we provide preventative treatments, restorative procedures, root canals, bridges, crowns, onlays, inlays, expert oral surgery and successful bone augmentation. We also offer gentle pediatric dental care in a kid-friendly setting. 


When dental issues trike without warning, we can provide emergency treatments outside normal business hours. If you are unhappy with the look of your smile, take advantage of our powerful teeth whitening treatments, traditional braces or innovative Invisalign clear aligners. We can also improve your smile with modern dental veneers that look as natural as real teeth.


Because Gentle Dental believes every resident of San Francisco should have access to quality dental care, our office accepts all the major dental insurance plans. If you need extensive treatment or a cosmetic procedure that exceeds your insurance cap, we can help you attain flexible financing. For patients who don’t have insurance, we offer a Dedicated Dental Plan, which comes with major discounts for preventative treatments, most diagnostic services and necessary dental care. We also offer new patient discounts, which include lower rates on X-rays and exams


Putting patient well-being above all else, we guarantee a calm, stress-free environment. Our team also works hard to build life-long relationships through open communication and expert service. Visit us for an examination, consultation, cleaning or dental treatment and discover the smart choice for knowledgeable dental care in San Francisco. We are conveniently located across from Children’s Choice Pediatric Hospital in the shopping plaza at the northeast corner of 21st Street and Mission Street.


Meet The Team


  • Ali-Raad Moattar

    Ali-Raad Moattar

    D.D.S. Endodontist

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  • Eric Osmolinski

    Eric Osmolinski

    D.M.D., Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

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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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4.7 /5
101 reviews
Nov 8, 2019
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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
Oct 31, 2019
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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.
Jul 12, 2019
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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.
Jul 1, 2019
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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!
Jun 20, 2019
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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!
Apr 26, 2019
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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.
Apr 16, 2019
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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.
Nov 19, 2018
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YES YES YES I think Gentle Dental ROCKS!
Oct 10, 2018
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Good people, professional and affordable. Like!
Aug 23, 2017
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Gentle Dental Community San Francisco replied on Aug 23, 2017:
Camille Taylor, thank you so much for the positive review!
Feb 2, 2016
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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 (:
Jan 14, 2015
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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 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.
Mar 14, 2014
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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!!
Jan 21, 2014
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Im terrified of the dentist, but this place made my visit nice and smooth. Friendly staff and nice facility
Oct 25, 2013
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Excellent service, friendly staff & intelligent, caring doctor's. will refer family & friends
Oct 7, 2013
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Our most recent experience at Gentle Dental was gratifying because of the excellent profession; care we received.
Sep 4, 2013
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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.


...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: 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.

Don’t see the service you need? Give us a call!

(415) 787-4272

Read on to learn what you should know about having dental insurance throught Medi-Cal or click here for more information about Gentle Dental.

Welcome Medi-Cal Dental Plan Members

We proudly accept the Medi-Cal Dental Plan. Our local dental team is well versed in Medi-Cal benefits and experience in caring for patients regardless of coverage choice.
We offer general and specialty dental services, convenient hours, and flexible financing options.
Call today to schedule an appointment at Gentle Dental Fremont.
39340 Fremont Blvd , Fremont, CA 94538
Read on to learn what you should know about having dental insurance through Medi-Cal or click here for more information about Gentle Dental.

What is a Medi-Cal Dental Plan?

Medi-Cal offers free or low-cost dental care for eligible California residents. A third of adults and half of all children in California are enrolled in the program, which provides up to $1800 in covered services per individual each year. As a Medi-Cal member, your coverage and your child’s coverage automatically come with dental benefits at little or no cost to you.

What Does the Medi-Cal Dental Plan Cover?

Medi-Cal Dental Plan coverage includes a comprehensive assortment of services, including regular cleanings, checkups and major restorative work. You only need to provide your Medi-Cal Benefits Identification Card (BIC) to your Medi-Cal Dental Plan provider to receive a full spectrum of diagnostic, preventative and restorative dental services.

What Does Medi-Cal Dental Plan Cover for Adults?

For adults meeting eligibility requirements, the Medi-Cal Dental Plan provides benefits for the following:

  • Cleanings
  • Exams and X-rays
  • Fluoride treatments
  • Fillings
  • Full dentures
  • Prefabricated crowns
  • Anterior root canals (front teeth)

Other medically necessary dental services
There may be certain limitations and restrictions for some services. Your dentist can tell you which services are and aren’t covered by the Medi-Cal Dental Plan. Your dentist can also help you decide the best treatment and what services you can and should have under the Medi-Cal program. For a complete list of benefits and available services, view this resource from Medi-Cal.
You won’t have to pay for services included in the program’s scope of benefits unless you have Medi-Cal coverage with a shared cost. Once your dentist confirms you are eligible for Medi-Cal services, he or she can only ask you to pay any share of cost or copayment amount you may owe. You can learn more about your potential share of cost in the “My Medi-Cal” booklet you receive when you join the program. You can also learn more about the services covered by the Medi-Cal Dental Plan programs by visiting

Does Denti Cal Cover Braces?

Yes. However, not everyone with a Medi-Cal Dental Plan will qualify for benefits. Depending on the degree of orthodontic defects, Medi-Cal will either approve or disapprove orthodontic action. You can learn more about available dental benefits by talking to your orthodontist.

How to Sign Up for Your Medi-Cal Dental Plan

If you have Medi-Cal, you won’t need to apply separately for your Medi-Cal Dental Plan. You can apply for the Medi-Cal program any time of the year by phone, mail, fax or via email. You can also apply in person or online. For every available way to apply, visit this resource from the California Department of Health Care Services.

You’re Covered with Medi-Cal Dental at Gentle Dental

Gentle Dental accepts the Medi-Cal Dental Plan dental coverage, along with most major dental insurance plans. Contact your local Gentle dental office to learn more.

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