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Hours

Monday 7:00-5:00
Tuesday 7:00-6:00
Wednesday 7:00-6:00
Thursday 7:00-6:00
Friday 7:00-4:00
Saturday by appt

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  • Monday – Thursday: 7:15am – 8pm PST
  • Friday: 7:15am – 6pm PST
  • Saturday: 7:30am – 4pm PST

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        To Know Us Is To Love Us

        LEARN ABOUT US

        The Cornell Gentle Dental office is located on NW Cornell Road, just north of the intersection with NW Bethany Boulevard, and in the complex with Goodwill and Burger King.

        We offer weekday and Saturday hours for your convenience, and accept most major dental insurance. For uninsured patients, we offer the Gentle Dental Smile Plan, which provides low-cost preventative and diagnostic care with reduced rates on most dental treatments.

        Our highly trained dental staff offer gentle family dentistry to people of all ages, including infants and children. We also provide specialized services, including orthodontics, periodontics, oral surgery, dental implants, and root canals. Our cosmetic dentistry services include teeth whitening, dental veneers, and other procedures to brighten your smile.

        We value our patients and strive to create lifelong relationships through our commitment to compassion, friendliness, and respect. Our dental staff offer gentle procedures in a calm, relaxed environment, and we keep patients fully informed of their treatment options and ways to improve their oral health.

        Stop in to see us at our wheelchair-accessible office on NW Cornell Road. To set up an appointment or for further assistance, please call us at 619-202-1053. One of our friendly staff members will be happy to speak with you.

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        Reviews

        SEE WHAT OUR PATIENTS HAVE TO SAY!

        4.8 /5
        513 reviews
        Google
        5.0/5
        Mar 29, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Cornell Center
        Every one is always super nice and they do a great job!!
        Gentle Dental Cornell Center replied on Apr 14, 2021:
        Hi Anna, thank you so much for your positive comments about Gentle Dental Cornell Center!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Mar 16, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Cornell Center
        Dr. Alti has done an amazing job for my family since we began going to Gentle Dental more than 10 years ago. He is careful, thorough and always makes us feel at ease. I was in for a cracked tooth from an old filling yesterday that he had found on my last visit. I was really hoping I wouldn't need a crown but he had caught it in time and it ended up being an easy fix. He and the assistant, Stephanie worked well together and everything was great. I can't recommend him enough!
        Gentle Dental Cornell Center replied on Mar 16, 2021:
        Dear I-shuan, Thank you for taking the time to post your kind words. At, Gentle Dental Cornell Center, 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 16, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Cornell Center
        Dr.Alti and his team are wonderful! They actually make it enjoyable to go to the dentist. I end up laughing and smiling every time.
        Gentle Dental Cornell Center replied on Mar 16, 2021:
        Hi Kiara, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
        Facebook
        5.0/5
        Mar 9, 2021
        Facebook Gentle Dental Cornell Center
        Fantastic staff! Always happy, bubbly, and friendly. Very sure of my comfort, so much so that going to the dentist is no longer scary, and more is like a spa day. Especially Dr. Alti and the assistants I've met. Wonderful experience ...for going to the dentist! Pain was absolutely minimal for someone who previously needed nitrous. Don't need it here!
        Gentle Dental Cornell Center replied on Mar 17, 2021:
        Dear Delana, Thank you for the delightful feedback. At the Gentle Dental Cornell Center, 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.
        Google
        5.0/5
        Mar 4, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Cornell Center
        What a fantastic experience! Stephanie was incredibly friendly and immediately made me feel comfortable and informed about what was needed to be done. Dr. Alti was also wonderful! So thorough and kind and trustworthy. He doesn't do anything unnecessarily and really made me feel so comfortable. I actually enjoyed myself at the dentist. That says a lot about this practice! The front desk also gets five stars from me. Very friendly and checked my insurance for a procedure within five minutes of me leaving. Really on top of it. I highly recommend this place!
        Gentle Dental Cornell Center replied on Apr 29, 2021:
        Dear Negar, 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 Cornell Center, 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
        Feb 27, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Cornell Center
        I have been going to this location for years and they are always friendly and flexible. great service.
        Gentle Dental Cornell Center replied on Mar 1, 2021:
        Hi Jennifer, thank you so much for your positive comments about Gentle Dental Cornell Center!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Feb 23, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Cornell Center
        I went in and got a root canal from Dr. Alti and he was AWESOME! Never been excited about going to the dentist and have anxiety about it. He was very attentive to my anxiety, to my allergy to novacane and provided solutions to it. He worked on me and was so "GENTAL" that I went immediately from the visit back to work and 0/10 pain later that day. He even called me up later the next day at 6pm HIMSELF to see how I was feeling. He is a 100/10 when it comes to skills, care and customer service. Not that I look forward to a future root canal but if i have to get one he will make it a very pleasant experience....he's like Allstate, you're in great hands!!!! Thank you Dr. Alti :)
        Gentle Dental Cornell Center replied on May 4, 2021:
        Dear Josh, Thank you for the kind feedback. At the Gentle Dental Cornell Center, 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.
        Google
        5.0/5
        Feb 18, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Cornell Center
        Amazing service!! I highly recommend coming to Cornell Gentle Dental Dr. Alti and his team are so amazing! Thanks Kaela and Joana for taken care of me during my cleaning!
        Gentle Dental Cornell Center replied on Feb 24, 2021:
        Hi Gisela, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Feb 4, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Cornell Center
        Dr Teh, the oral surgeon and his assistant Robin made a great team today for my wisdom tooth extraction. They were kind and gentle while explaining the procedure to me and answered all of my questions. They made me feel at ease during the extraction and the appt was over within 45 mins. The numbing is always the scary part for me but Dr Teh knows what he is doing and it was quick and almost painless. Super thankful and will def refer friends and family in the future for treatment at the Cornell Gentle Dental with Dr Teh and his team. Thank you!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Jan 7, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Cornell Center
        I've been going this place for 20 years. So this review is after many experiences with them. They've always been a good dental practice, but they have continued to improve over time. Here's why 5 stars: * Their appointment reminder system makes sure forgetful me doesn't forget * Staff are friendly/professional. The hygienist is very thorough and gets your teeth CLEAN. The dentist (Dr. Alti) is just the nicest guy, really seems to know his stuff, is very careful, etc. * They are efficient. My appts have started and finished right on time, EVERY TIME, for the last 4-5 years. * They never push for me to spend. It's all my choice, no pressure.
        Gentle Dental Cornell Center replied on Jan 7, 2021:
        Dear Jeff Reynolds, Thank you for the delightful feedback. At the Gentle Dental Cornell Center, 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.
        Google
        5.0/5
        Dec 11, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Cornell Center
        Front desk staff is very friendly and sweet. Both Rachel and Kailea are always professional and cheerful. In terms of the work itself, I thought it all went very smooth. Well Done Dr. Brammer and Mehrenaz. I had no pain no discomfort. Dr. Brammer is an awesome, skilled dentist who made me feel at ease. Mehrenaz is very thoughtful, gentle, and kind. 5 Star experience. My visite couldnt have been better. Thank you all.
        Gentle Dental Cornell Center replied on Jan 4, 2021:
        Dear Bill Alti, 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 Cornell Center, it means a lot to us to know you had a great experience and we look forward to seeing you on your next visit.
        Facebook
        5.0/5
        Dec 10, 2020
        Facebook Gentle Dental Cornell Center
        The staff is fast and friendly. We have been coming here for years. Dr Alti is fantastic. Stephanie is so fun and good at her job. We will continue to come here for many more!
        Gentle Dental Cornell Center replied on Dec 11, 2020:
        Karaleen Herb, thank you for your kind review; we are happy to pass along your comments to the team here at Gentle Dental Cornell Center!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Dec 10, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Cornell Center
        Dr.Bill Alti is the best dentist I have EVER had‼️His assistant Stephanie is great‼️ They went above and beyond doing work on my teeth. Love that he’s so meticulous.it’s also a plus he and his assistant have fun personalities for being in a dentist office, which is a plus
        Gentle Dental Cornell Center replied on Jan 4, 2021:
        Darci Rambo, thank you for your kind review; we are happy to pass along your comments to the team here at Gentle Dental Cornell Center!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Dec 9, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Cornell Center
        Dr. Alti is fantastic. Highly recommend!
        Gentle Dental Cornell Center replied on Dec 11, 2020:
        We appreciate your positive review about your recent experience with us!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Oct 23, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Cornell Center
        They were super helpful in scheduling and super nice
        Gentle Dental Cornell Center replied on Nov 2, 2020:
        Hi Aniq Tanwir, thank you so much for your positive comments about Gentle Dental Cornell Center!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Oct 21, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Cornell Center
        I love Gentle Dental! The different branches don't compete for patients, so they even suggested that I change to an office that was closer to my new home! Saves me 20 or more min driving! Their hygienists, dental assistants and dentists are really good, patient centered, well priced and workable. Today's visit with Dr. Alti and Stephanie to get my crown put in was no exception. They made sure I had everything I needed during the procedure. They did less than they thought they would have to, so charged me less. They are very professional but also personable. And funny. They said I made a good first impression! (Dental humor! )
        Google
        5.0/5
        Jul 30, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Cornell Center
        I am so happy to have the Gentle Dental team at this location for my dental issues. Most of the time I am anxious and hate going to the dentist. Their kindness and approach to the treatment always puts me at ease. Thank you team!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Jul 8, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Cornell Center
        Amazing dentist! Very professional and they do good work. I am very pleased and will be returning for business. Highest amount of stars!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Apr 17, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Cornell Center
        I had a very good positive experience at Gentle Dental Cornell Center. We have seen Dr. Bill Alti. He is very kind and supportive. He explained clearly and clarified all our silly questions. This is my first visit. I would highly recommend.
        Facebook
        5.0/5
        Feb 27, 2020
        Facebook Gentle Dental Cornell Center
        Bill Allti the dentist is great. I will only go to him, and I don't like dentist!!!

        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

        Orthodontics

        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
        • Endodontists
        • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
        • Periodontists
        • Prosthodontists

        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.

        OREGON DENTAL SERVICE
        DELTA CA-PPO
        METLIFE PPO
        AETNA DMO-PNW
        UNITED HEALTHCARE PPO
        WASHINGTON DENTAL SERV
        CIGNA PPO
        AETNA PPO
        STANDARD INSURANCE
        DELTA MN - WELLS FARGO
        GUARDIAN PPO
        DOMINION DENTAL
        PRINCIPAL PPO
        HEALTHCOMP
        REGENCE BC/BS OF OR
        LINCOLN FINANCIAL
        AMERITAS PPO
        DELTA DENTAL PENN
        DELTA DENTAL MINNESOTA
        GEHA - CONNECTION

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

        (503) 389-5248

        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 www.gdsmileplan.com 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.

        Don’t see the service you need? Give us a call!

        (503) 389-5248

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        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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