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Hours

Monday 8:00-6:30
Tuesday 8:00-7:00
Wednesday 8:00-7:00
Thursday 8:00-6:30
Friday 8:00-6:30
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

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To Know Us Is To Love Us

LEARN ABOUT US

Conveniently located at 717 SE Geary Street, Suite 102 in Albany, Gentle Dental offers skilled, convenient dental care in a convenient neighborhood location.

With a strict focus on patient comfort, our dental professionals offer comprehensive services, including routine examinations, general dentistry, sealants, fillings, braces, implants, veneers and teeth whitening procedures. We are also available for emergencies, so there’s never any need to suffer through oral pain.

At Gentle Dental on Geary Street, we make patient well-being our top priority. Our office is designed to promote relaxation, and our attentive staff is always happy to answer questions, explain procedures and address any concerns. We also offer sedation options for certain procedures to ensure our patients’ comfort.
Designed to fit your budget, our services offer a unique blend of quality, comfort, and affordability. We accept most major credit cards and insurance plans. In addition, our office also offers saving plans and affordable financing options for those without insurance.

Because dental health contributes greatly to your family’s well-being, you need a dentist you can trust. Schedule a consultation, cleaning or treatment with our friendly dental professionals by calling us at 541-512-5737 and enjoy expert oral care in Albany, Oregon.

Meet The Team

WHO WE ARE

  • Heather Manka

    Heather Manka

    D.M.D., General Dentist

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  • Rachel Means

    Rachel Means

    D.M.D., General Dentist

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Reviews

SEE WHAT OUR PATIENTS HAVE TO SAY!

4.8 /5
42 reviews
Google
4.0/5
Aug 11, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Albany Pacific
My whole family (3 of us) were all able to be seen on the same day. My son (3 years old) loved his visit and cant wait for the next one. They are very understanding and considerate. They explain everything to you, and are not afraid to point out what they are worried or concerned about. I made all our future appointments with them for my family and myself. I love the team and am thankful that they are so professional and kind. I have had some horrible experiences with dentists and hygienists in the past so I was fearful of the appointment, but I am thankful that this visit was so wonderful and a great experience especially for my 3 year old. I would highly recommend this office.
Google
5.0/5
Dec 31, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Albany Pacific
THEY ARE AWESOME!!
Facebook
5.0/5
Nov 13, 2019
Facebook Gentle Dental Albany Pacific
Best dentist I've had in 20 years.
Google
5.0/5
May 10, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Albany Pacific
Awesome people.
Gentle Dental Albany Pacific replied on Jun 14, 2019:
We appreciate your positive review about your recent experience with us!
Facebook
5.0/5
May 6, 2019
Facebook Gentle Dental Albany Pacific
amazingly super kinda and efficient hands down the most comfortable I have ever felt in any dentist chair the communication level is off the charts if you have questions or concerns they have answers I highly recommend to anyone seeking experienced professional work
Google
5.0/5
Mar 19, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Albany Pacific
I had my teeth cleaned today and my teeth cleaner was Whitney! She was so sweet and kind! She was very detailed in my teeth cleaning and it only took thirty minutes!
Gentle Dental Albany Pacific replied on Apr 29, 2019:
Deborah Henningsen, we're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit.
Google
5.0/5
Feb 22, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Albany Pacific
Thank you very much,all your office staff are very professional, everyone is so kind and courteous. The dentist Rod Castano is great and makes you feel comfortable during procedures, all the dentist aides are very attentive and caring, the receptionists are so fantastic and always courteous and try to book you in as soon as possible.
Gentle Dental Albany Pacific replied on Mar 4, 2019:
Dear Alice Westfall, 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 Albany Pacific, 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
Jan 25, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Albany Pacific
EXCEPTIONAL customer care! Thanks to everyone here for their kindness. Special thanks to Dr. Couolmbe, Rachel, and Erin! You guys are great! Also thanks to the Kassie and Autum, you guys were so helpful and sweet!! I highly reccomend this office!
Google
5.0/5
Dec 10, 2018
Google Gentle Dental Albany Pacific
Always gone here never had problems very genuine care !
Google
5.0/5
Nov 16, 2018
Google Gentle Dental Albany Pacific
They were very kind and understanding with my mother
Google
5.0/5
Apr 5, 2018
Google Gentle Dental Albany Pacific
I would highly recommend this office to anyone in ANY condition. The staff is so friendly and helpful, they work WITH you and help your anxiety and agoraphobia, the dentist is amazingly compassionate and actually cares about your pain. She helps me with my panic attacks... I'm 25 and have been seeing this office for a long time. No better place.
Gentle Dental Albany Pacific replied on Apr 6, 2018:
Dear Gary Rogers, Thank you for taking the time to post your kind words. At, Smile Keepers Willetta, 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
Mar 9, 2018
Google Gentle Dental Albany Pacific
They are nice
Gentle Dental Albany Pacific replied on Mar 13, 2018:
Sharon Schwab, thank you for the high star rating!
Google
5.0/5
Feb 15, 2018
Google Gentle Dental Albany Pacific
I love coming here! Everyone I have spoken with are so friendly and welcoming. I love these people. Leaps and bounds above the Lebanon Oregon Smile Keepers office!!
Gentle Dental Albany Pacific replied on Feb 21, 2018:
Hi Carolyn Yoxall, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
Google
5.0/5
Nov 6, 2017
Google Gentle Dental Albany Pacific
Erin was awesome with our daughter. We got educated on what we were doing right and wrong. She was fun and made going to the dentist a pleasurable experience. Thanks again Erin!
Google
5.0/5
Aug 15, 2017
Google Gentle Dental Albany Pacific
Great business, on schedule, organized and a great staff. I Would highly recommend.
Gentle Dental Albany Pacific replied on Aug 15, 2017:
Lance Bass, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to Smile Keepers Willetta!
Google
5.0/5
May 10, 2017
Google Gentle Dental Albany Pacific
Best and most thorough cleaning I have ever had despite getting them every 6 months to a year! Thank you!
Gentle Dental Albany Pacific replied on Jul 5, 2017:
Hi Amy Mclaws, thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us at Smile Keepers Willetta. We're happy we could meet your expectations!
Google
4.0/5
Oct 11, 2016
Google Gentle Dental Albany Pacific
Friendly staff, they were great at helping me and answered questions an concerns. Very knowledgeable I would definitely recommend it there
Google
5.0/5
Aug 24, 2016
Google Gentle Dental Albany Pacific
I took my 3 year old son for a cleaning and check up and the hygienist Erin was the absolute best! My son is very timid and shy so she let him lay in my lap and was just so awesome, my son opened right up to her in what might have otherwise been an anxious situation for him. She knew exactly how to make him feel comfortable and relaxed. Dr. "Hugs"Huggins was awesome too! They really are knowledgeable here and so good with kids.

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
  • Crowns & Bridges
  • Implants

Specialty Dentistry

Our extensive network of neighborhood practitioners make it easy to find dental specialists.
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  • Orthodontists
  • Endodontists
  • Periodontists

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.

A&I BENEFIT PLAN
AARP DENTAL
ADVENTIST HEALTH PPO
AETNA CHOICE PLAN
AETNA PPO
ALLCARE CCO - CDC
AMERITAS PPO
ANTHEM ADVANTAGE
ANTHEM COMPLETE BC/BS
ANTHEM DENTAL
APWU
ARM
ASK PROGRAM-ORTHO
ASSURANT FORTIS PPO
BC/BS FEDERAL
BC/BS FEDERAL-PNW
BC/BS OF ID PPO
BC/BS OF IL PPO
BC/BS OF MA PPO
BC/BS OF MI PPO
BC/BS OF OR PPO
BC/BS OF TN PPO
BEST LIFE & HEALTH
BLUE CROSS FED EMP-PNW
CAPITOL DENTAL
CAREFIRST BC/BS
CAREINGTON
CAREINGTON DISCOUNT PLAN
CAREINGTON PLAN CLAIMS
CAS COASTAL ADMIN
CASCADE CCO - CDC
CASH PATIENT
CENTRAL UNITED LIFE
CHESAPEAKE LIFE
CIGNA PPO
COLUMBIA PACIFIC CCO-CDC
COMPANION LIFE
COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH
CYPRESS
DELTA AZ-PPO
DELTA CA-PPO
DELTA DENTAL ARKANSAS
DELTA DENTAL FEDERAL
DELTA DENTAL GEORGIA
DELTA DENTAL IDAHO
DELTA DENTAL ILLINOIS
DELTA DENTAL IOWA
DELTA DENTAL KANSAS
DELTA DENTAL MASS
DELTA DENTAL MICHIGAN
DELTA DENTAL MINNESOTA
DELTA DENTAL MISSOURI
DELTA DENTAL NEW JERSEY
DELTA DENTAL OREGON
DELTA DENTAL PENN
DELTA DENTAL TENNESSEE
DELTA DENTAL VIRGINIA
DELTA MN - TARGET
DELTA MN - WELLS FARGO
DELTA-TRICARE RETIREE
DENTAL SELECT
DENTEGRA
DISCOUNT PATIENT
DMAP
DOMINION DENTAL
EASTERN OREGON CCO - CDC
EBMS
EMPLOYEE PAINTERS TRUST
FAMILY CARE CCO - CDC
FIND INSURANCE COMPANY
FIRST CONTINENTAL LIFE
GD SMILE DISCOUNT
GEHA - CONNECTION
GUARDIAN PPO
HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT
HEALTH PARTNERS
HEALTH RESOURCES
HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT
HEALTHCOMP
HEALTHSHARE CCO - CDC
HMA
HOMETOWN HEALTH
HPN CLAIM PLANS
HUMANA PPO
IHN CCO - CDC
JACKSONCARE CCO - CDC
KAISER DENTAL
KAISER PERMANENTE
KANSAS CITY LIFE
LIFEMAP
LINCOLN FINANCIAL
LINECO
MEDICO
MERCHANT BENEFIT ADMIN
METLIFE PPO
METLIFE-TRICARE FAM
NATIONAL GENERAL DENTAL
NORTHWEST IRON WORKERS
OPERATING ENGINEERS
OR PROCESSORS EMP TRUST
OREGON DENTAL SERVICE
PACIFIC SOURCE
PACIFIC SOURCE CCO - CDC
PAI
PHYSICIANS MUTUAL
PREMERA BC OF WA
PRIMARY HEALTH CCO-CDC
PRINCIPAL PPO
PROVIDENCE HEALTH PLAN
REGENCE BC/BS OF OR
REGENCE BC/BS OF OR FEP
REGENCE OF OR
SAMARITAN ADVANTAGE
SAMARITAN HEALTH SYSTEMS
SECURIAN DENTAL
SHASTA ADMINISTRATORS
SOUTHLAND NATIONAL
STANDARD INSURANCE
TRILLIUM
TRILLIUM CCO - CDC
UCCI - MIL ACTIVE DUTY
UCCI PPO
UCCI TRICARE / FMDP
UHC-UMR
UNITED HEALTH CARE PPO
WASHINGTON DENTAL SERV
WILLAMETTE DENTAL
WILLAMETTE DENTAL GROUP
WILLIAM C EARHART
WVCH CCO - CDC
YAMHILL CCO - CDC
ZENITH AMERICAN SOLUTION

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

541-512-5737

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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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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