Extended Hours
Experienced Dentists
Adult and Pediatric Services

Hours

Monday 7:00-6:00
Tuesday 7:00-6:00
Wednesday 7:00-6:00
Thursday 7:00-5:00
Friday 8:00-5:00
Saturday 8:00-2:30
Sunday Closed

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Please contact our office by phone or complete the appointment request form below. Our scheduling coordinator will connect with you to confirm the appointment.



New Patients

$50 Exam & X-Rays

New Patients $50 Exam & X-Rays

Includes new patient exam and full mouth X-Rays.

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New Patients

$100 Off

New Patients $100 Off

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

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Ortho Special

Braces from $99 Month

Ortho Special Braces from $99 Month

Flexible payment plans. Including FREE Orthodontic consultation.

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To Know Us Is To Love Us

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Gentle Dental offers skilled dental care in a relaxing, pressure-free setting.

Our dentists, assistants, hygienists and surgeons work hard to create a welcoming environment that makes every patient feel comfortable. They also work closely with patients to identify troublesome dental issues, target effective solutions and explain the methods and need for specific procedures. Our location is also entirely wheelchair-accessible, and we are ideally equipped to serve patients with special needs.

To ensure your dental health, our skilled dental professionals use the latest treatments and technology to provide a complete spectrum of services, including preventive and restorative procedures, crowns and bridges, root canal therapy, inlays and onlays, veneers, teeth whitening treatments and orthodontics. We also offer implants, bone augmentation and oral surgery, along with gentle, compassionate pediatric dentistry for young patients who sometimes feel anxious about visiting the dentist.

To help you maximize affordability, our office accepts nearly every type of dental insurance plan and offers flexible financing options for patients who need more extensive dental treatments, orthodontics or cosmetic procedures, which may be excluded from insurance coverage. If you and your family do not have insurance, you can take advantage of our Gentle Dental Smile Plan, which reduces the cost of many procedures by 20 percent or more.

Since we understand our patients have busy lives, we offer flexible appointments on weekends and holidays. There’s no need to miss work, school or important occasions. Simply talk to our staff and schedule your dental work at a time that fits within your unique schedule.

Conveniently located at the southeast corner of Southeast Geary Street and Santiam Road Southeast, Gentle Dental is proud to offer knowledgeable, compassionate dental care for residents in and around Albany, Oregon. Schedule a consultation, cleaning or treatment with our friendly dental team and get a healthy smile you can be proud of.

Meet The Team

WHO WE ARE

  • Joe Pham

    Joe Pham

    D.D.S. General Dentistry

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  • Richard Teel

    Richard Teel

    D.D.S. Orthodontist

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  • Wayne Van De Graaff

    Wayne Van De Graaff

    D.D.S., M.D., M.S. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

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  • Yan Huang

    Yan Huang

    D.D.S. General Dentistry

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Reviews

SEE WHAT OUR PATIENTS HAVE TO SAY!

4.8 /5
42 reviews
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
  • 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

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.

AETNA DMO-PNW
AETNA PPO
AMERITAS PPO
CIGNA PPO
DELTA CA-PPO
GEHA - CONNECTION
GUARDIAN PPO
HEALTHCOMP
LINCOLN FINANCIAL
METLIFE PPO
METLIFE-TRICARE FAM
OREGON DENTAL SERVICE
PACIFIC SOURCE CCO - CDC
PRINCIPAL PPO
REGENCE BC/BS OF OR
STANDARD INSURANCE
UNITED HEALTHCARE PPO
WASHINGTON DENTAL SERV

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

541-418-4548

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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541-418-4548

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Gentle in So Many Ways

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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