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    1. "Simply the very Best Dentist ever anywhere and that is the truth"

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    1. “Prompt, friendly and painless.”

    2. Lauren Walden Demandforce

    1. “Very pleasant trip to the dentist.”

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    1. “Friendly staff, on time appointments and readiness, and quality care. The best!”

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    1. “Great dentist and wonderful customer service.”

    2. Lyndon Serrano Demandforce

    1. “The staff are very professional, experienced, accommodating and flexible with schedules."

    2. Verified Patient Demandforce

    1. “She is truly the gentle dentist”

    2. Karen Rennolds Demandforce

    1. “Always a blessing to receive such excellent care! This is a wonderful dental office!”

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    1. "Very impressed with my first visit here. Overall, a wonderful experience."

    2. Lindsey B. Yelp

Elvie Nathanson, DMD

Dentist located in Chula Vista, CA

Dr. Elvie C. Nathanson brings over two decades of experience to providing expert and gentle dentistry services to patients of all ages at Gentle Care Family Dentistry in Chula Vista, California. Serving patients throughout both Chula Vista and neighboring National City, Dr. Nathanson and her team are dedicated to offering the highest-quality of general and cosmetic dental services, including: one-day crowns and other restorations, utilizing the CEREC system, as well as, teeth whitening, dental implants, dentures, root canals, laser gum surgery, night guards deep periodontal cleaning, sleep apnea treatment and wisdom teeth extraction.

English, Spanish and Tagalog/Filipino are spoken at the practice.

Twenty-year residents of Chula Vista, Dr. Nathanson and her husband, Larry, are active in the community. Both are members and have served as Deacons at the Canyon Community Church, where Dr. Nathanson also currently teaches Sunday school for kids 4-6 years.

The couple has two children, Christine, 14, and Gabrielle, 8. They family enjoys reading, camping and hiking.

Sleep Disorder (Apnea)

We at Gentle Care Family Dentistry can help you test for sleep disorders (Sleep Apnea) using a Home Sleep Test machine. No more going to sleep laboratory, it's convenient, do it in the comfort of your own home.

Welcome to Gentle Care Family Dentistry

Gentle Care Family Dentistry, located in Chula Vista, California and serving patients of all ages in both Chula Vista and neighboring National City, offers a wide array of the highest-quality general and cosmetic dental treatments in a relaxed and comfortable environment. Lead by top-rated dentist Dr. Elvie Nathanson, Gentle Care Family Dentistry’s entire team is dedicated to offering patients, from young children to senior citizens, professional and personalized care. Dr. Nathanson brings two decades of experience to offering a full scope of services including, but are not limited to:

  • Dental exams (pediatric and adult)
  • Orthodontics (including Invisalign®)
  • Cosmetic dentistry
  • Bridges
  • Crowns
  • Dental implants
  • CERT, one-day restorations
  • Cleaning
  • Sleep disorder testing and treatment
  • Full mouth restorations
  • Teeth whitening

Every patient is treated like family at Gentle Family Dentistry. And, in fact, the practice has treated generations of families. Dr. Nathanson has patients she treated as young children, who now bring their grandchildren to see her.

Our Team

A great office and a terrific doctor must have a very special staff as support. We feel we have that staff. Our office staff bring many years of experience to their jobs but it is their dedication to caring for the patients which makes them special. Their enthusiasm and commitment encourage patients, their families and friends to come to our practice. Our team is available to answer your questions, and explain treatment and fees. We want you to feel that your time with us has been a very rewarding experience.

Call today to schedule an appointment and become part of our family!

New Patient Forms

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Major Insurance Providers Accepted

Gentle Care Chula Vista accepts all PPO Insurance plans. If you do not see your insurance listed below or have any questions, please contact our office directly.

Brighter Pro
Careington Care Platinum
Connection Dental
Delta Dental
Dental Health Alliance
Maverest Dental Network
Premier Access
United Concordia Dental

Words from our patients

  • Vitals

    "You have got to try Dr. Nathanson. She is very gentle, caring, and very thorough. The only dentist I will go to!"

  • Yelp

    "No waiting, I love that! This is what I have come to expect from Dr. Nathanson as I have been seeing her since 2006."

    Larry N.
  • “I had a very pleasant experience during my last visit. The care I was given was second to none. The staff was courteous and professional.”

    Olarn Omune
  • “I received great care. I felt comfortable and relaxed, the staff were friendly, and my procedure went better than I anticipated (gentle, comfortable and fast).”

    Dionne Flores
  • “This is the best Dentist around. The office staff is very professional, caring and handles procedures that would have taken much longer with my past dentist. "

    Karen Torre
  • “I recently went to Gentle Care Family Dentistry and had a Cerec crown down in one visit. It was amazing! I had no pain at all and felt very comfortable."

    Susan Dydasco
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Nathanson is the best dentist I have ever had."

    Bethany M.
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Elvie Nathanson, DMD
340 4th Avenue
Suite 16
Chula Vista, CA 91910