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6/2/2020: Our office is open and services are available during the current Los Angeles County State of Emergency. Should the situation change, this notice will be updated. If you need assistance and cannot reach the office, call us at 800-900-7923.

Hours

Monday 9:00-6:00
Tuesday 9:00-6:00
Wednesday 10:00-7:00
Thursday 9:00-6:00
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

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        To Know Us Is To Love Us

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        Situated at 27661 Bouquet Canyon Rd., Gentle Dental is proud to deliver expert dental care for patients living in and near Santa Clarita, California.

        Putting patient well-being above all else, our thoughtful dentists use the latest techniques and technology to provide a full spectrum of dental services. From preventive and restorative procedures to root canal therapy, crowns, bridges, inlays and onlays, we provide diverse treatments for diverse needs. We also offer expert bone augmentation and oral surgery, along with caring, compassionate pediatric dentistry for young patients who may not always feel comfortable getting treated by the dentist.

        For patients looking to improve the appearance of their smiles, we offer orthodontics, veneers and highly effective teeth whitening treatments. We also provide emergency dental services for painful, serious issues that occur outside typical business hours. If scheduling is a problem, our office will work with you to find a time that works, whether it’s after-hours, on weekends or even on holidays.

        To ensure that every patient is able to get affordable dental care, our office accepts most major dental plans. For patients who need orthodontics, cosmetic treatments or who have exceeded their annual insurance cap, we provide convenient financing options. We also offer a Dedicated Dental Plan, which provides affordable preventive and diagnostic care, along with substantial discounts on most necessary dental treatments. With our flexible payment options, there’s never a reason for anyone to go without first-rate dental care in Santa Clarita, California.

        Conveniently located at the corner of Haskell Canyon Road and Bouquet Canyon Road in the Bouquet Canyon Plaza, Gentle Dental is your go-to source for knowledgeable oral care in a comfortable, stress-free setting. Contact our office to schedule a consultation, examination, cleaning or treatment and get a healthy smile that attracts attention for all the right reasons.

        Meet The Team

        WHO WE ARE

        • Kevin Dorsey

          Kevin Dorsey

          D.D.S, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

        Reviews

        SEE WHAT OUR PATIENTS HAVE TO SAY!

        4.9 /5
        9 reviews
        Google
        5.0/5
        Mar 10, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Santa Clarita
        Quick, thorough and friendly. Hygienist was experienced! Thanks!
        Gentle Dental Santa Clarita replied on Mar 17, 2021:
        We appreciate your positive review about your recent experience with us!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Dec 30, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Santa Clarita
        This place is excellent! The staff and Dr Sonia are so sweet, welcoming, friendly and skilled. They go above and beyond to ensure a good visit & work really hard to keep you comfortable throughout the whole process. I came here because I saw them on my insurance website but I will be coming back here again because I just love this place. Highly recommend!
        Gentle Dental Santa Clarita replied on Dec 31, 2020:
        Dear Z Z, 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 Santa Clarita, 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
        Dec 11, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Santa Clarita
        This was my first appointment at this dental office and I was so impressed with Lillian, Doctor Sonia and staff. I’ve gone to the same office for many years and decided to try this office as it was closer than my regular dentist. I was able to get a cleaning and exam done and the professionalism Lillian showed along with her informative detail on treatment needed made me feel comfortable and in great hands. Doctor Sonia hands down has been the best dentist I’ve seen. I will most definitely be returning.
        Gentle Dental Santa Clarita replied on Jan 4, 2021:
        Dear Brian Hegemier, 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 Santa Clarita, 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
        Dec 10, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Santa Clarita
        Family friendly. Great costumer service. Whenever I bring my family here it feels like we are getting the best treatment and care. They are always friendly and listen to ensure we have a wonderful experience.
        Gentle Dental Santa Clarita replied on Dec 11, 2020:
        Ashley Abad, we strive for 100% satisfaction, and it is great to see you had such a positive experience at Gentle Dental Santa Clarita.
        Google
        5.0/5
        Dec 10, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Santa Clarita
        Love This dentist I am so afraid of the dentist and they make you feel so comfortable and at home everyone so sweet easy quick and got everything I needed done! Also they informed me of everything they’re going to do!
        Gentle Dental Santa Clarita replied on Dec 11, 2020:
        Hi Tyler Smith, thank you so much for your positive comments about Gentle Dental Santa Clarita!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Nov 25, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Santa Clarita
        Everyone has been super friendly and always attentive at this place ..definitely lives up to their name.
        Gentle Dental Santa Clarita replied on Jan 28, 2021:
        We appreciate your positive review about your recent experience with us!
        Facebook
        5.0/5
        Nov 17, 2020
        Facebook Gentle Dental Santa Clarita
        everyone is very professional, polite and gentle
        Google
        5.0/5
        Nov 11, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Santa Clarita
        I’m always very happy with the service at Gentle Dental. Lillian is very friendly (along with the rest of that staff) and she’s always very helpful and puts me at ease. I love bringing my children here because we always have a good experience. Everyone is so warm and welcoming.
        Gentle Dental Santa Clarita replied on Nov 13, 2020:
        Nancy Gomez, thank you for your kind review; we are happy to pass along your comments to the team here at Gentle Dental Santa Clarita!
        Facebook
        5.0/5
        Nov 11, 2020
        Facebook Gentle Dental Santa Clarita
        Dr Sonia Vanmali and her team were so kind and helpful! They made getting dental work done a breeze! They really care about their patients and worked with me to make sure I fully understood my options regarding both dental work and payment! Thanks for being so helpful!
        Gentle Dental Santa Clarita replied on Nov 11, 2020:
        Karen Nosala, we strive for 100% satisfaction, and it is great to see you had such a positive experience at Gentle Dental Santa Clarita.
        Google
        5.0/5
        Nov 11, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Santa Clarita
        I would like to Thank Dr. Sonia Vanmali and her team at the Santa Clarita Gentle Dental office! They have been so kind and helpful! They really care about their patients and make getting dental work done a breeze! And they really worked with me so I could understand my options, both payment wise and made sure I understand the choices I had regarding dental work!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Nov 11, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Santa Clarita
        Exceptional service. Thank you Dr. Sonia and staff For putting my sons dental fears at ease.
        Google
        5.0/5
        Nov 11, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Santa Clarita
        So my kids have been going to Gentle Dental on and off for years. So long as Lillian and Dr Sonia are there we will be here to stay. I constantly got calls and text about booking but refused to until Lillian was around. Dr Sonia takes her time and my kids really trust her and her patience is unmatched. I’m disappointed they don’t offer treatment for children when it’s a general dentist but Dr Sonia refers my kids accordingly when my daughter needed a crown. Lillian is very kind and explains everything to me even when I ask over and over. The office is clean and the staff is very accommodating. Thank you Lillian and Dr Sonia and staff for everything!
        Gentle Dental Santa Clarita replied on Aug 5, 2019:
        Dear Crystal Ince, Thank you for the wonderful feedback. At the Gentle Dental Santa Clarita, 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
        Nov 11, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Santa Clarita
        Recently I've had the opportunity to experience a nearly a stress free visit with my careful dentist and the pleasant office staff. My concerns were addressed, I felt safe in my surroundings and the wonderful office manager explained my future options thoroughly and answered my questions... Professional and Vested with me... 👍
        Gentle Dental Santa Clarita replied on Aug 16, 2018:
        Dear George Delgado, Thank you for taking the time to post your kind words. At, Gentle Dental Santa Clarita, 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
        Nov 3, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Santa Clarita
        I had an amazing experience @ Gentle Dental the staff were attentive to my needs and made me feel at ease. I had childhood traumas that always made me dislike my dental visits. They debunked that fear and I’m looking forward to my next service.
        Gentle Dental Santa Clarita replied on Nov 11, 2020:
        Dear Codie Carter, Thank you for taking the time to post your kind words. At, Gentle Dental Santa Clarita, 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
        Aug 25, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Santa Clarita
        I feel that this Gentle Dental is quite excellent!! Dr. Sonia is a wonderful Dentist and is very good with people--she is one you quickly make a connection with. I had gone to Gentle Dental 2 years before she came to get new dentures and the Dentist then was excellent also. I have Systemic Lupus and have had it for 36 years. My connective tissues and gums are very fragile and are always changing shape. Chronic problem. Dr. Sonia and her staff are terrific and work with me in every way to help me get dentures that fit at an affordable price. I appreciate them so much. They are very professional and the office is spotless. All the staff are also very personable, kind and really care about you.
        Google
        5.0/5
        Jul 16, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Santa Clarita
        Dr. Sonia is wonderful. She made my son who has so much anxiety feel safe and talked him though it all. She is very patient and overall great bedside manner. I would recommend her to anyone. The whole staff is pretty great too. All so kind. They don’t make you feel rushed and explain everything step by step.
        Google
        5.0/5
        Jul 13, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Santa Clarita
        My 1st visit at Gentle Dental was the most rewarding and amazing experience. Dr Sonja is so present and kind and, yes, gentle. My fear of finding a new dentist since my move from another state was alive and REAL. But my entire visit was met with such kindness and good humor, patience and loving guidance that I only wish I had found this team sooner. For the first time in my adult life I’m going to have the smile I want on my terms. Choosing my plan took awhile, and Maritza, the head of finance was so lovely and sweet and patient. She answered all of my MANY questions and assisted in guiding me what I knew was best for me. I am beyond thrilled for my upcoming appointment this week! Thank you Gentle Dental!
        Gentle Dental Santa Clarita replied on Jul 14, 2020:
        Dear Morgan Eliza Hill, Thank you for the delightful feedback. At the Gentle Dental Santa Clarita, 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
        Jun 8, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Santa Clarita
        My experience for the first time ever going to the Dentist was excellent. The staff & Dr. Sonia was extremely nice and very professional. Unlike my most recent visits to another facility , who was only after the money and not prioritizing my treatment needs.
        Google
        5.0/5
        Mar 6, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Santa Clarita
        Very wonderful staff, very clean and sanitary environment. The hygienist that did my cleaning Lina was very kind, knowledgeable and professional. One of the best dental offices in Santa Clarita that I have attended!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Feb 26, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Santa Clarita
        Went in today for a tooth extraction, my second visit. I have a terrible fear of the dentist and I must say that Dr. Vanmali and all the staff are awesome!! They all made me feel at ease and walked me through every step. Unlike other dentists I have gone to, they give you options on what needs to be done and you choose what works best for you. They don’t try and pressure you into a decision. I’m very happy I found them and I feel I’m in good hands!

        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
        LIBERTY DENTAL HMO
        DELTA CA-PPO
        MET SAFEGUARD HMO
        METLIFE PPO
        MDG-MDC GUARDIAN HMO
        CIGNA PPO
        AETNA PPO
        UHC-DBP HMO
        AETNA DMO
        ANTHEM B/C CA HMO
        GUARDIAN PPO

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

        (661) 523-3989

        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.

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

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        Gentle on Your Schedule

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

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