FRIENDLY, CONVENIENT & FLEXIBLE
Our experienced Dental Professionals use the latest techniques to be as gentle as possible.
We make your life easier with convenient hours including evenings and weekends.
We accept most insurance plans, have a discount plan for those without, and offer flexible payment options.
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
ANTHEM B/C CA HMO
LIBERTY DENTAL HMO
...and many more.
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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.
The Dedicated Dental Plan is perfect if you don’t currently have dental insurance and offers significant savings.
You can enroll as an individual, couple or family and receive significant discounts on preventative services including exams, cleanings, fluoride treatments, and x-rays, as well as a host of other dental services. All other services including specialty care such as extractions, root canals, and orthodontics are available at significant discounts.
The Dedicated Dental Plan is effective immediately and there are no claim forms to fill out and no maximums. Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for everyone to obtain quality dental care at an affordable price.
To sign up or for questions, please call us at 800-277-1112.
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.
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LEARN ABOUT US
The Vista Gentle Dental is conveniently located on S. Melrose Drive near Live Oak Road, behind Pacific Western Bank.
We offer flexible hours, including evenings for your convenience, and accept most insurance plans. For those without dental insurance, we offer our Gentle Dental Smile Plan that provides low-cost preventive and diagnostic care, as well as discounts of 20 percent or more on most dental treatments. We also have payment plans available as needed.
Our friendly team of dental professionals is eager to put a smile on your face by providing sincere and compassionate care. We offer gentle, personalized family dentistry for patients of all ages. We specialize in cosmetic dentistry to suit your aesthetic needs. Our skilled team of dentists can also help you with all types of general dentistry, orthodontics, dental implants, oral surgery, teeth whitening, and much more.
We pride ourselves on building relationships for life with our patients by providing a great patient experience, excellent service for all your dental needs, and education to help maintain good oral health and overall well-being. We promise to make you feel valued, respected, and as important as family.
Stop in and see us on S. Melrose Drive. We offer convenient, handicapped-accessible parking. To set up an appointment or for further assistance, please call us at 442-224-3027. One of our friendly staff members will be happy to speak with you.
WHO WE ARE
Dr. Altenburg is dedicated and passionate about his work as an Endodontist. He thrives to provide the best care for all his patients. He is proud of his work, knowing that it provides healthy, functional smiles for his patients and its satisfying for him to witness the improvement of his patients’ self-esteem as their courses of treatment progress.
After graduating from California State University, Dr. Altenburg earned his dental degree from Northwestern University Dental School and received his
Endodontic Certificate from the Temple University School of Dentistry. He is a member of the American Association of Endodontists, the California State Association of Endodontists, the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association and the Tri-County Dental Society.
Dr. Altenburg is also the endodontic consultant and mentor for the Pala Mesa Dental Study Club and the Temecula ITI Dental Study Club and serves the community as an elected trustee for the Escondido Union School District.
Dr. Altenburg is a native Southern Californian and was raised in Vista, California. He enjoys outdoor activities, including fly fishing, salt-water fishing and off-roading with his wife and three children.
B.S., Economics–California State University, Long Beach
D.D.S.–Northwestern University Dental School
Endodontic Certificate–Temple University School of Dentistry
American Association of Endodontists
California State Association of Endodontists
American Dental Association
California Dental Association
Tri-County Dental Society
D.D.S. General Dentist
D.D.S. General Dentist
Dr. Rivera says, “Being a dentist allows me to provide patients with pain relief, restore their teeth and create the beautiful smile they have always wanted! With gentle care, patients will have the most comfortable and the best dental visit experience.”
After graduating from Southwestern University, Dr. Rivera received her Dental Degree from the Southwestern University College of Dentistry. To keep up with evolving technology, she’s a member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association and the San Diego Dental Society.
Dr. Rivera says, “I love listening to music, bike riding and reading. I enjoy watching my son play baseball and spending time with my family and our Abyssinian cat.” Dr. Rivera grew up in the Philippines and also speaks Tagalog and Visayan.
B.S., Pre-Dental–Southwestern University
D.D.S.– Southwestern University College of Dentistry
American Dental Association California
Dental Association San Diego Dental Society
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