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Gentle Dental Makakilo/Kapolei

92-605 Makakilo Drive , Kapolei, HI 96707

Hours

Monday 8:00-5:00
Tuesday 8:00-5:00
Wednesday 8:00-5:00
Thursday 8:00-5:00
Friday 7:00-4:00
Saturday Closed

New Patients

$50 Exam & X-Rays

Includes new patient exam and full mouth X-Rays.

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New Patients

$100 Off Non-Covered Services

New patients only. On services of $300 or greater not covered by insurance.

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Ortho Special

Braces from $99 Month

Flexible payment plans. Including FREE Orthodontic consultation.

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To Know Us Is To Love Us

LEARN ABOUT US

The Makakilo Gentle Dental is conveniently located on Makakilo Drive, next to Makakilo Baptist Church Preschool.

We offer flexible appointment times 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 flexible payment plans and financing available as needed.

Our friendly team of dental professionals is eager to put a smile on your face by providing sincere, compassionate, stress-free care. We offer gentle, personalized family dentistry for patients of all ages. Our skilled team of dentists can help you with all types of general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, oral surgery, teeth whitening, and much more. We also specialize in endodontics, orthodontics, and periodontics.

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 Makakilo Drive. We offer convenient, handicapped-accessible parking. To set up an appointment or for further assistance, please call us at 808-491-6471. One of our friendly staff members will be happy to speak with you.

Meet The Team

WHO WE ARE

Reviews

SEE WHAT OUR PATIENTS HAVE TO SAY!

4.9 /5
673 reviews
Facebook
5.0/5
Sep 16, 2021
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Was looking for a dentist, my dentist retired. From the call to make the appointment, to the end of the appointment, the whole experience was very good. Rye was very informative, resourceful and friendly-he gave a lot of information and suggestions, I left the clinic knowing more about my insurance than I ever did. Dr. Lee was gentle, candid and also very informative, she took time to explain my options so I can make a good decision. Will come back.
Gentle Dental Makakilo/Kapolei replied on Sep 23, 2021:
Dear Cynthia, 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 Makakilo/Kapolei, 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
Sep 9, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Makakilo/Kapolei
These folks are awesome! And I am very much one of 'those people'... I HATE the dentist in general, always have. Eveyone in the office is always friendly, happy, and professional. They have done nothing but stellar work on me for almost 3 years now, all while doing everything possible to keep a nerve case like me as comfortable as possible. 10/10 would recommend.
Gentle Dental Makakilo/Kapolei replied on Sep 14, 2021:
Your recommendation means so much to us and we're so happy to have earned it. Thank you for taking the time to let the world know about your positive experience. Have a great day!
Google
5.0/5
Jul 22, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Makakilo/Kapolei
Gentle Dental is fantastic for the whole family! My 8 year old had work done and Dr. Simon was fantastic with him as he explained exactly what would happen. Made my son feel very comfortable. Great job!!
Gentle Dental Makakilo/Kapolei replied on Aug 10, 2021:
Thank you for taking the time to let us know how we did. We hope you have a great day!
Google
5.0/5
Jul 13, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Makakilo/Kapolei
It was a very pleasant visit.
Gentle Dental Makakilo/Kapolei replied on Aug 3, 2021:
Corrine, we are very happy we could provide you with a positive experience!
Facebook
5.0/5
Jul 12, 2021
Facebook Gentle Dental Makakilo/Kapolei
Been going there for several years very professional and excellent dental facility and staff , always very informative and do a terrific job and work on their patients ,I’m at ease when I have my appointments because I know I’m going to continue to receive great service
Gentle Dental Makakilo/Kapolei replied on Jul 13, 2021:
Dear Ray, Thank you for taking the time to post your kind words. At, Gentle Dental Makakilo/Kapolei, 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
Jul 12, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Makakilo/Kapolei
Excellent patient care and dental services. Front office personnel are attentive to your needs and scheduling requests, and the hygienists and doctors are very skilled and informative.
Gentle Dental Makakilo/Kapolei replied on Jul 16, 2021:
Hi Danna, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
Google
5.0/5
Jul 11, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Makakilo/Kapolei
The staff at Gentle Dental Makakilo/Kapolei are always kind, efficient, and professional.
Gentle Dental Makakilo/Kapolei replied on Jul 12, 2021:
Hi William, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
Google
5.0/5
Jun 28, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Makakilo/Kapolei
There couldn’t be more true words than “Gentle” Dental. As far back as I can remember I have had anxiety with dental appointments. I have met the dental team that I call the dental dream team !!! Gentle - absolutely! No more anxiety when going for work when these two are doing the work and God is in the midst! Dr Downs and Janice her assistant are incredible. They work together as a well oiled machine, moving instinct and performing a beautiful job. The outcome of their work is fantastic. Thank you Janice and Dr Downs for eliminating my anxiety, for your compassion and for your amazing work. Well done !
Gentle Dental Makakilo/Kapolei replied on Jun 30, 2021:
Dear Kim, Thank you for the kind feedback. At the Gentle Dental Makakilo/Kapolei, 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 24, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Makakilo/Kapolei
I went in to get some work done. Dr. Lee and his assistant were very patient, calm, and communicated clearly explaining each step in the process. They made me feel at ease and in good hands. They went above and beyond in my experience. Most of all they were professional and gentle through out the whole process. I’m very appreciative and grateful for the work Dr. Lee and the whole staff at gentle dental Makakilo provide.
Gentle Dental Makakilo/Kapolei replied on Jul 22, 2021:
Dear Norman, Thank you for the kind feedback. At the Gentle Dental Makakilo/Kapolei, 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 24, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Makakilo/Kapolei
Great gentle office
Gentle Dental Makakilo/Kapolei replied on Jul 13, 2021:
We appreciate your positive review about your recent experience with us!
Facebook
5.0/5
Jun 23, 2021
Facebook Gentle Dental Makakilo/Kapolei
Today’s cleaning with hygienist Genefer Spaulding was amazing and absolutely pain free. Anyone with any concerns at all about the water jet, pick, pain, air jet, time required, or any other issue needs to make an apt with Genefer. Just make sure you pronounce her name the same as Jennifer but use the exact spelling that I am using now. Oh, and on your way out pick up one of the Waterpik water flosser’s at a great price with a $20 rebate.
Gentle Dental Makakilo/Kapolei replied on Jun 24, 2021:
Dear Mark, Thank you for taking the time to post your kind words. At, Gentle Dental Makakilo/Kapolei, 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
Jun 18, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Makakilo/Kapolei
Love the place! The staff make you feel part of their family! Exceed my expectations!!
Gentle Dental Makakilo/Kapolei replied on Sep 1, 2021:
Roberto, we are very happy we could provide you with a positive experience!
Facebook
5.0/5
Jun 15, 2021
Facebook Gentle Dental Makakilo/Kapolei
Excellent staff! Friendly and professional!!
Google
5.0/5
Jun 10, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Makakilo/Kapolei
Cleanings are always thorough, efficient, and done with care. I've always walked away feeling great!
Facebook
5.0/5
Jun 3, 2021
Facebook Gentle Dental Makakilo/Kapolei
I heard that they did braces so I called and spoke with Irma Sapaden.She took the time and helped me get my daughter the best plan.My Dauther has been taking care of with the help of Irma she very happy.I want to send a big shout out to Makakilo Dental for taking great care of us Thank You guys over there.Special thanks for your loving care Irma .We look forward to seeing you soon in Vegas.
Gentle Dental Makakilo/Kapolei replied on Jun 9, 2021:
Dear C.c. Davis, 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 Makakilo/Kapolei, 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
Jun 3, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Makakilo/Kapolei
Geniger is always so sweet, and theres never any pain. The fact its 5 minutes away from anyone living on Makakilo is a definate bonus
Facebook
5.0/5
May 31, 2021
Facebook Gentle Dental Makakilo/Kapolei
Dr Downs and Janice are an exceptional team ! They do an excellent job and make you feel like they are happy to see you! Best dental experience ever !
Google
5.0/5
May 17, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Makakilo/Kapolei
Aileen did an incredible job cleaning my teeth. She is very cordial and smart! Her strategic questions helped me learn several ways to improve my hygienic habits and her advice was SOLID! Mahalo Aileen for taking care of my wife and I at Gentle Dental!
Gentle Dental Makakilo/Kapolei replied on May 19, 2021:
John, thank you for your kind review; we are happy to pass along your comments to the team here at Gentle Dental Makakilo/Kapolei!
Google
5.0/5
May 5, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Makakilo/Kapolei
Very Fast And Willing To Help!!!
Gentle Dental Makakilo/Kapolei replied on May 11, 2021:
Thank you for taking the time to let us know how we did. We hope you have a great day!
Facebook
5.0/5
May 4, 2021
Facebook Gentle Dental Makakilo/Kapolei
Donna is the bomb!!! Great customer service!!!! Thank you!!!
Gentle Dental Makakilo/Kapolei replied on May 6, 2021:
Dennis, thank you for your kind review; we are happy to pass along your comments to the team here at Gentle Dental Makakilo/Kapolei!

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

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

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
DELTA CA-PPO
UHC-HI MEDICARE/COMPLETE
AETNA PPO
BLUE CROSS FED EMP-HI
UNITED CONCORDIA PPO
GUARDIAN PPO
HMAA

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

(808) 491-6471

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 visit www.gdsmileplan.com or 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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(808) 491-6471

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Gentle on Your Mind

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

Gentle on Your Wallet

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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