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Hours

Monday 9:00-6:00
Tuesday 8:00-5:00
Wednesday 8:00-5:00
Thursday 8:00-5:00
Friday 8:00-5:00
Saturday 8:00-3:00 (By Appt)

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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

LEARN ABOUT US

Perfectly located at 1680 South Melrose Dr., Suite 108,  Gentle Dental Vista offers expert dental care in a convenient neighborhood location.

Dedicated to patient well-being, our courteous dental experts provide a comprehensive list of services, including preventive and restorative dentistry, crowns and bridges, root canal therapy, pediatric dentistry, inlays and onlays, implants, bone augmentation and oral surgery. We also offer convenient emergency services for dental issues that happen after hours, along with orthodontics, veneers and teeth whitening treatments that can significantly improve the appearance of your smile.

Because we know our patients live busy lives, our office is pleased to offer convenient hours, including evenings and weekends. Whether you need treatment for a serious dental issue or a timely cosmetic procedure for an important upcoming business or social event, we make it easy for you to get in, get out and get on with your life.

With an eye toward maximizing affordability, Gentle Dental Vista accepts most major dental insurance plans and options. We also offer special introductory rates for new patients, along with flexible financing options, which can be especially helpful if you require more extensive work, orthodontics, or cosmetic procedures that aren’t typically covered by insurance.

For patients without insurance, we offer the Dedicated Dental Plan, which offers individuals, couples and families significant discounts on preventative services, including cleanings, exams, x-rays, fluoride treatments, along with a host of other dental services. Whatever your dental issue, whatever your budget, our office has a solution that allows you to get expert dental treatment that’s gentle on your wallet.

For compassionate, knowledgeable dental care in Vista, CA, look no further than Gentle Dental. Visit us for a consultation, cleaning or expert dental treatment and enjoy skilled dental care in a relaxing, pressure-free environment.

Meet The Team

WHO WE ARE

  • Ofelia Rivera

    Ofelia Rivera

    D.D.S. General Dentist

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  • Robert Hackim

    Robert Hackim

    D.D.S., M.S. Orthodontist

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Reviews

SEE WHAT OUR PATIENTS HAVE TO SAY!

4.9 /5
17 reviews
Google
4.0/5
Dec 4, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Vista
After a bad experience with another dental service, I selected Gentle Dental Vista, based on some favorable reviews. I had a ton of questions about my dental situation and got them answered at Gentle. In addition, I got two crowns and some other work done for a reasonable price. My only reservation is Gentle doesn't have in-office CAD/CAM equipment.
Google
5.0/5
Oct 31, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Vista
I was scared to death of dentists.Recently I had a bad toothache.I had to go I couldn't take the pain. 6 days was enough. I called Gental Dental the rest is history.I LOVE THEM.....THEY WENT BEYOND WHAT I WAS EXPECTING..THEY WERE ALL AND I MEAN ALL VERY KIND. GENTLE PATIENT AND THEY WENT AT MY PACE. THEY ARE WONDERFUL. THE BÈST EXPERIENCE EVER.THEY MAKE YOU FEEL SPECIAL. THANK YOU SO MUCH GENTAL DENTAL OF VISTA
Google
5.0/5
Oct 3, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Vista
Great office, great doctor & overall experience
Google
5.0/5
Jul 26, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Vista
Very pleased. I hate to say that but from now on I will favor a lady dentist. Her dental hygienist is also very nice. The best cleaning I ever had. Please Note: I have changed my mind after my above review of a few months ago. I went for a deep cleaning for 4 quadrants. I did not want to have laser, but the dentist came back, and would not let go until I agreed to have laser treatment costing $200. At the time of the treatment there were pockets but not higher than 5. When I went back the dentist checked my teeth and read to her assistant that most my teeth were now "3" pocket level, but she also read "5" for 2 of my tooth lower back teeth. The doctor then casually said that the treatment was successful because most of my teeth now were "3" pocket level. Never mind my 2 back tooth? I hate to be forced to spend money when people cannot stand by their work. Also, I brought my Sonicare toothbrush back because it was defective. I was told that I would get a refund in 6 weeks, but where is the receipt that I gave the toothbrush back? When I bought the toothbrush, I was told the toothbrush could be used for 2 people as it had two heads, but that toothbrush is for one person and the second head is a spare in case the first one breaks. Not to be switched everyday for 2 people as the tool pin that holds the brush, starts getting uneven. When I ask for quotes, etc, etc. You will get half way job. I thought Dr. Rivera is good, and I still think she is, but this office is after your money and not exactly your well being, they are too inefficient to do a through job. I paid "cash" last time and the lady in the front refused to give me a receipt, just because the amount owed was listed on my bill, she said it was written in the bill and there was no point writing "paid". After my insistence, she finally wrote "paid" and initialed. She then was laughing away with the people at the from. I think this office is not doing well because of management - particularly the people who work at the front desk - including the estimator.
Gentle Dental Vista replied on Jun 17, 2019:
Josie Belliard, thank you for your kind review; we are happy to pass along your comments to the team here at Gentle Dental Vista!
Facebook
5.0/5
Jul 20, 2019
Facebook Gentle Dental Vista
the folks there are very professional and friendly. I love the commitment to doing a good job and the excellent care I receive.
Gentle Dental Vista replied on Jul 30, 2019:
Judy L Pantazo, thanks for your praise and kind comments about our team.
Google
5.0/5
Jan 9, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Vista
Fast excellent service with HMO insurance! Highly Recommend !!!!
Google
5.0/5
Nov 9, 2018
Google Gentle Dental Vista
Awesome staff , good work. You guys rock.
Google
5.0/5
Oct 11, 2018
Google Gentle Dental Vista
I arrived to Genial Dental after several years of neglect. My teeth were stained and I had a rotting crown that fell apart. The staff took complete care of all my needs. In just a short time I now have my smile back. They were very concerned with my comfort during each procedure. I would strongly recommend their office to anyone in need of work or just regular cleaning and maintenance.
Google
5.0/5
Aug 28, 2018
Google Gentle Dental Vista
(Translated by Google) Thanks to Dr Rivera and her staff for seeing my Mom and treating her very well and very kindly. We are very happy with the treatment you received, we hope to be your patients for a long time. (Original) Gracias a la Dr Rivera y su staff por ver a mi Mama y tratarla muy bien y muy amablemente. Estamos muy feliz con el tratamiento que recibió, esperamos ser sus pacientes por mucho tiempo.
Facebook
5.0/5
Aug 22, 2018
Facebook Gentle Dental Vista
Great job!
Google
5.0/5
Aug 9, 2018
Google Gentle Dental Vista
Dr. Rivera and staff made my first visits a breeze! Dr Rivera was very thorough and explained all my treatment and didn’t try to push dental work. Will def be coming back and referring my friends and family!
Facebook
5.0/5
Jun 21, 2018
Facebook Gentle Dental Vista
Dr. Rivera and her team were awesome! They were very professional, they did great work on my teeth, and the referral process to get my wisdom teeth pulled was very quick and easy. The receptionist was extremely helpful through the referral process.
Google
5.0/5
May 25, 2018
Google Gentle Dental Vista
Friendly staff great service and even better prices. Maria up at the front desk makes everything that much better. She needs a raise NOW! Will definitely make this my new office for any dental work that I need.
Google
5.0/5
May 3, 2018
Google Gentle Dental Vista
The staff at Gentle Dental are awesome! Check in was quick, my dentist gave a thorough examination and made sure I understood the condition of my teeth by going over detailed snapshots of some trouble areas. I was very satisfied with the dental work performed and the customer friendly atmosphere.
Gentle Dental Vista replied on May 10, 2018:
Damiso Lamb, thank you for sharing your positive experience!
Google
5.0/5
Oct 6, 2017
Google Gentle Dental Vista
When I first called, the message asked if I was a new patient press 2 and much to my surprise a real person answered right away. She asked a few questions and told me exactly how to contact my insurance carrier. I did what she told me and I got the insurance set up right away. I saw the dentist the next day and she was great. She spent a lot of time explaining everything. I'm very pleased to have found a new dentist that I feel comfortable with.
Gentle Dental Vista replied on Oct 10, 2017:
Dear John Crow, Thank you for taking the time to post your kind words. At, Gentle Dental Vista, 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
4.0/5
Apr 11, 2017
Google Gentle Dental Vista
Friendly, kind, and understanding. Gave our family a good understanding of what care we all needed. Was very straightforward and not pushy. Glad they are our local dentist.
Gentle Dental Vista replied on Apr 17, 2017:
Dear Christy Decker Goodson, Thank you for the delightful feedback. At the Gentle Dental Vista, 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.

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.

DELTACARE PMI HMO
DELTA CA-PPO
MET SAFEGUARD HMO
METLIFE PPO
UHC-DBP HMO
DHS HMO
CA DENTAL NET HMO
MDG-MDC GUARDIAN HMO
CIGNA PPO
HEALTHCOMP
UCCI CONCORD PLUS HMO
ANTHEM B/C CA HMO
AETNA DMO
LIBERTY DENTAL HMO

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

(442) 224-3027

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 Schedule

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

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