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Experienced Dentists
Adult and Pediatric Services

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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

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


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


  • Wayne Van De Graaff

    Wayne Van De Graaff

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



Jul 8, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Albany
They have a friendly environment and the staff are awesome
Gentle Dental Albany replied on Jul 9, 2021:
Thank you for taking the time to let us know how we did. We hope you have a great day!
Jun 29, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Albany
I have gone to this Gentle Dental for several years and recommended them to my daughter. The office is always clean and tidy and the doctors I have seen have been great as have the hygienists. I was just there yesterday and had a fantastic hygienist clean my teeth!!
Gentle Dental Albany replied on Jul 12, 2021:
Dear Delene, Thank you for the kind feedback. At the Gentle Dental Albany, 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.
May 12, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Albany
I’ve always had excellent service & treatment from Dr Haung. He has been our dentist of choice for more than 10 years. I highly recommend him!
Gentle Dental Albany replied on May 13, 2021:
Margie, thank you for sharing your positive experience!
May 4, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Albany
I have had pretty good luck with this Gentle Dental office. My dentist, Dr Huang, tries very hard to not cause pain. He gives the best numbing shots I have ever had during a dental visit for my entire life. He even called me the Friday after a Monday appointment because he was worried about the pain I had been suffering with with a crown and he didn’t want me to go thru any more pain for the weekend. HE CALLED ME, not a receptionist, not a dental tech, he checked up on me, which is usually unheard of with these co-op dental clinics. The only problem that I have had here is the scheduling, and billing if you have to change your appointment for any reason they are so busy that they will push you out for months, and sometimes their quotes on services can be off and will cost you a bit more. If I change dentists, it will be because they are so busy. I went in because I broke a tooth in early February, I didn’t get my final crown until April 23rd. That’s a little long to be in pain from a broken tooth, which is why my dentist called to checked on me.
Gentle Dental Albany replied on May 5, 2021:
Dear Holly, Thank you for the kind feedback. At the Gentle Dental Albany, we are glad that the team has put you at ease and taken great care of you during your visit. We will pass along your comments to the team here at Gentle Dental Albany!
Mar 25, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Albany
The staff and Dr's are very very nice. Had an emergency and they got me right in. Thank you for your friendly service.
Gentle Dental Albany replied on Apr 6, 2021:
Hi Michelle, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
Feb 5, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Albany
Great experience having two teeth extracted. Having teeth pulled isn’t something anyone looks forward to. Dr Vandergraaffe (sp?) and staff were wonderful. Professional, and thorough. No pain, the day after. Very appreciative.
Dec 7, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Albany
I had my teeth cleaned by Liz, she was very professional and did an amazing job! She was also very friendly and you could tell she really cares about your teeth.
Gentle Dental Albany replied on Jan 28, 2021:
Cody, thank you for your kind review; we are happy to pass along your comments to the team here at Gentle Dental Albany!
Nov 11, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Albany
This office has the sweetest staff. Everyone I’ve spoken with has been a delight. The girl Brie that I spoke with was beyond helpful and made sure I wasn’t anxious about my appointment. Wel trained staff and very friendly doctors!
Oct 12, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Albany
Dr. Van De Graaf and his team were amazing!! There was one specific nurse, she had long blonde hair, and she was amazing. Seriously one of my favorites. I had my wisdom teeth removed and I don’t like the dentist at all but they made me feel very comfortable. Definitely will be going back!! Shoutout again to the nurse!!! Love her and Dr Van De Graaf
Oct 8, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Albany
Loved how nice and calming and respectful everyone was. I don't hate the dentist anymore!!!!
Oct 1, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Albany
Today was my 1 time in this gentle dental in Albany and i applicable everyone and there where very kind and helpful and when i seen the Dr he was very kind and Pasadena with me ! thank you gentle dental in albany for all you did today
Sep 23, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Albany
Dr Pham is the best and Madison puts the “gentle” in gentle dental!
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?
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).
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.
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.
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.
Mar 27, 2020
Facebook Gentle Dental Albany
this office is amazing with children! I highly recommend them
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 🦷
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.

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


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

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.


...and many more.
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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 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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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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