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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.



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Ortho Special

Braces from $99 Month

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To Know Us Is To Love Us

LEARN ABOUT US

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

  • Gordon Cooper

    Gordon Cooper

    D.D.S. Orthodontics

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  • Joe Pham

    Joe Pham

    D.D.S. General Dentistry

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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!

Google
5.0/5
Sep 3, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Albany
I needed an extraction after losing a crown and was recommended to see Dr. Van De Graaf. Quick and painless and no after problems. Very impressed. So I decided I'd transfer to this Albany office from Eugene...since I now lived in Albany. Yesterday I saw Dr.Joe Pham (go Beavers) for the most extensive exam I have ever received. I experienced the very best care from him and his hygienist Melissa. From the time I met with the staff at the desk until I checked out, I was met with courtesy and an unusual level of care. How often do you skip and sing when leaving a dentist office?
Google
5.0/5
Jun 22, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Albany
I've had my wisdom teeth removed by Dr. van de Graaff on two different occasions (I didn't want to get them all removed in one operation). My wisdom teeth were deep (impacted) but he was able to remove them with minimal/zero pain. I only used one pain killer immediately after the operations as a precaution, but afterwards (several hours later) there was zero pain, so I didn't take any more pain killers. Dr. van de Graaff is really skilled and careful, so if you need dental surgery, then I highly recommend him (10/10 rating).
Google
5.0/5
May 22, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Albany
Dr. Van De Graff did my wisdom tooth extraction and it was done within 15 mins he also took time to answer my questions and ease my anxiety. No pain at all and I only used Nitrous Oxide. Highly recommend him for any extractions or dental work! Best dentist hands down.
Google
5.0/5
May 20, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Albany
I was very impressed with Dr. VanDeGraaf and the staff at Gentle Dental in Albany. Dr. VanDeGraaf returned my call after hours to check up on me and reassure me.
Google
4.0/5
May 8, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Albany
Best dentist I ever had the privilege to see. Had alot of work done yesterday and today in hardly any pain, would definitely recommend.
Facebook
5.0/5
Mar 27, 2020
Facebook Gentle Dental Albany
this office is amazing with children! I highly recommend them
Google
5.0/5
Feb 28, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Albany
Dr vandergraff is amazing! Not only is he kind and patient but he also tells fun jokes during your procedure 😊 the staff here are all great, I would recommend this group 100% Thank you gentle dental 🦷
Facebook
5.0/5
Oct 31, 2019
Facebook Gentle Dental Albany
Dr. Van De Graff and his dental assistants were amazing! My fiancé had 17 teeth pulled. Not only did Dr. Van De Graff have them all pulled in 1 hour but he also pulled them without a single complaint of pain. He is officially our favorite dentist!
Google
5.0/5
Sep 11, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Albany
Dr. Vandagraff and his staff were warm, caring, professional and very knowledgable. They put my mind at ease and took great care of me in what could of been a very stressful time.
Google
5.0/5
Sep 11, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Albany
Dr. Wayne Van De Graaff & staff is one of the best! I had a horizontal impacted wisdom tooth that had partially erupted and needed an extraction. I was a little nervous at first, but Dr. Wayne Van De Graaff was so patient, kind, gentle, and understanding of my situation. He made sure I was at ease before, during, and after the procedure. He is highly experienced and I recommend Dr. Wayne Van De Graaff to anyone who needs a oral and maxillofacial surgeon.
Facebook
5.0/5
Sep 11, 2019
Facebook Gentle Dental Albany
My anxious 3 year old will not stop talking about how awesome his doctor and nurses were! The appointment was fast, thorough, and super friendly! ❤️
Google
5.0/5
Aug 23, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Albany
I was treated with great respect and care. Thank you! Dr VanDeGraaf was very thorough and gentle, like your name states.
Gentle Dental Albany replied on Aug 14, 2019:
Hi Rebecca Groves, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
Google
5.0/5
Jun 24, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Albany
I've been petrified of the dentist since childhood because of the well known BUTCHER DENTIST of Estacada, OR in the 60's, Stanley Scrivner. I have been told many horror stories about having teeth pulled for dentures. Dr. VanDeGraaf and his staff were most awesome to me!! Very sensitive and understanding. He prayed with me beforehand. I never knew I went to sleep. Just woke up and it was over. I will be telling everyone about Dr. VanDeGraaf and his staff. Even if they dont ask!! And when I need my bottom teeth done, I will return here! Thank you so much, Dr. VanDeGraaf and Albany Gentle Dental, for showing me I didn't have to be so scared after all!! I'm home now healing nicely!
Gentle Dental Albany replied on Jul 18, 2019:
Dear Kl Douglas, Thank you for taking the time to post your kind words. At, Gentle Dental Albany, 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
Mar 11, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Albany
Dr. Pham is one of the most conscientious health care providers I’ve had the pleasure to work with. His chair side mannerism is very professional and his ability to explain treatment options is unsurpassed. I’m a dentist and would choose him to do my own personal dental work.
Facebook
5.0/5
Feb 19, 2019
Facebook Gentle Dental Albany
Dr. Van De Graaff truly cares about his patients, he’s kind caring and funny! Makes you laugh which helps take the fear away. The staff upfront was extremely helpful and caring as well! Thankful I finally found an office I feel comfortable going to!
Google
5.0/5
Feb 7, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Albany
Dr. Teel and Caroline are great- thanks for making my ortho experience a positive and comfortable one!
Google
5.0/5
Feb 7, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Albany
Dr. Van - Best of the best , Thanks everyone for a comfortable and painless environment , Kevin
Google
5.0/5
Jan 30, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Albany
Lived up to the name. Had 2 fillings today. Did not even feel the shots. Dr. Huang was very professional and very caring about the patients comfort. Thank you for the refreshing experience in your office.
Facebook
5.0/5
Dec 20, 2018
Facebook Gentle Dental Albany
Friendly staff and clean office. I had two appointments so far and didn’t wait long before seeing the doc or hygienist when I showed up to my appointment on time. They even fit me into the schedule for a cleaning and called me when there was a cancellation. Thank you!
Google
5.0/5
Nov 5, 2018
Google Gentle Dental Albany
Don't feel the shots and honest dental treatments given. Love all the dentists and oral surgeon here. I'll never go anywhere else!!!

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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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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