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Hours

Monday 8:00-5:00
Tuesday 8:00-5:00
Wednesday 9:00-6:00
Thursday 9:00-6:00
Friday 8:00-5:00
Saturday 8:00-2:00

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        To Know Us Is To Love Us

        LEARN ABOUT US

        The Aiea/Pearlridge Gentle Dental is conveniently located on Pali Momi Street between Kamehameha Highway and Moanalua Road, across the street from Pali Momi Medical Center.

        We offer flexible hours for your convenience, including evenings and weekends, 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, including children’s orthodontics. Our skilled team of dentists can help you with all types of general dentistry, endodontics, cosmetic dentistry, 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, open communication, 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 Pali Momi Street. We offer convenient, handicapped-accessible parking. To set up an appointment or for further assistance, please call us at 808-491-6472. One of our friendly staff members will be happy to speak with you.

        Meet The Team

        WHO WE ARE

        • Rocio Escobar-Bustamante

          Rocio Escobar-Bustamante

          D.M.D., General Dentist

        Reviews

        SEE WHAT OUR PATIENTS HAVE TO SAY!

        4.9 /5
        413 reviews
        Google
        5.0/5
        Feb 25, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Aiea/Pearlridge
        Our family was on vacation and my son was having a lot of pain, and they were able to get us in on short notice. Our visit was quick and he was very comfortable while his tooth was extracted. We would be regulars if we lived here. Thank you for great service!!
        Google
        4.0/5
        Oct 18, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Aiea/Pearlridge
        Very nice place with super nice people, but check your own insurance to verify procedures are covered or you might get a surprise.
        Gentle Dental Aiea/Pearlridge replied on Oct 20, 2020:
        Katrina Hill, thank you for your kind review; we are happy to pass along your comments to the team here at Gentle Dental Aiea/Pearlridge!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Mar 4, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Aiea/Pearlridge
        Dentist dr chadra and brandi was very professional and helpful!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Jan 15, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Aiea/Pearlridge
        Everyone was so friendly and nice. Brandi is awesome and help me with my treatment I needed to do. Awesome job
        Google
        5.0/5
        Oct 16, 2019
        Google Gentle Dental Aiea/Pearlridge
        hi everyone!!!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Jun 26, 2019
        Google Gentle Dental Aiea/Pearlridge
        I love my dentist
        Gentle Dental Aiea/Pearlridge replied on Jun 28, 2019:
        Cedric Tuck-Sherman, we are very happy we could provide you with a positive experience!
        Facebook
        5.0/5
        Feb 24, 2019
        Facebook Gentle Dental Aiea/Pearlridge
        My visit today for cleaning will be the second time the dentist has physical hurt me. The first time while using the vibrating pick some how the Dentist touched in a way the the sound was so intense that it hurt not my mouth but made me wince in pain because it hurt my ear. This visit was a cleaning and 7hrs later I feel the need to rince with peroxide so the my tore up sore gums don't get infected. I was seen 20 min late and felt like the Dentist was rushing. The Dentist ask how my teeth were doing and I replied that I felt like something was always stuck in my teeth and was never asked for details of that complaint. Second Strike Gentle Dental.
        Google
        5.0/5
        May 24, 2018
        Google Gentle Dental Aiea/Pearlridge
        Friendly Staffs.Really a Gentle Dental.
        Google
        5.0/5
        Apr 5, 2016
        Google Gentle Dental Aiea/Pearlridge
        Best dental experience in many, many years! Every staff member is friendly and professional. Excellent care of my teeth from x-rays to cleaning to exam. Especially appreciate that Dr. Kumar did not try to push me to have expensive cosmetic work done. Can't say enough good things about Gentle Dental!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Mar 15, 2016
        Google Gentle Dental Aiea/Pearlridge
        Amazing customer service
        Google
        5.0/5
        Jan 28, 2016
        Google Gentle Dental Aiea/Pearlridge
        I saw Dr. Gilbert Ng for a new-patient exam. He was gentle and narrated what he was about to do. Once he noticed I'm a nerd and want in-depth info about everything, he explained all his findings and advice in such helpful depth! Excited to be a patient here.
        Google
        5.0/5
        Jan 6, 2016
        Google Gentle Dental Aiea/Pearlridge
        Dentist Dr. Ing is an amazing person and professional. He did an outstanding job in saving my tooth. He is very caring. The staff is very friendly and caring as well. Thank you!
        Google
        4.0/5
        Jul 31, 2012
        Google Gentle Dental Aiea/Pearlridge
        Nice staff and dentists. I went in with a toothache and had the root canal right there on the spot. They offer their own discount plan which paid for itself immediately. That is great for someone like me without dental insurance. They also offer CareCredit payment plans. It looks like my family and I have found our dentist.

        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
        • 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
        • Periodontists
        • Prosthodontists

        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.

        HAWAII DENTAL SERVICE
        UCCI TRICARE / FMDP
        HMSA
        METLIFE-TRICARE FAM
        UNITED HEALTHCARE PPO
        HUMANA PPO
        METLIFE PPO
        DELTA-TRICARE RETIREE
        CIGNA PPO
        LOGISTICS HEALTH
        DELTACARE - HI
        AETNA DMO-HI
        GEHA - CONNECTION
        UHC-HI MEDICARE/COMPLETE
        AETNA PPO
        VETERANS ADMINISTRATION
        GUARDIAN PPO
        HMAA

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

        (808) 491-6472

        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.

        The Gentle Dental Smile Plan

        The Gentle Dental Smile Plan is perfect if you don’t have dental insurance and offers significant savings. The plan has no waiting period, involves no paperwork, and covers all pre-existing conditions.

        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 discounted 20% from our list prices.

        The Smile Plan is effective immediately and there are no claim forms to fill out and no maximums. Seniors 62 and older receive additional discounts on enrollment fees and parents can keep children on their family plan until age 26.

        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.

        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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        Our experienced Dental Professionals use the latest techniques to be as gentle as possible.

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        We accept most insurance plans, have a discount plan for those without, and offer flexible payment options.

        Gentle on Your Schedule

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

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