Extended Hours
Experienced Dentists
Adult and Pediatric Services

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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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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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.

Meet The Team

WHO WE ARE

  • Bill Alti

    Bill Alti

    D.M.D. General Dentistry

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  • Jessica Buenjemia

    Jessica Buenjemia

    D.D.S. Pediatric Dentistry

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  • Joshua Teh

    Joshua Teh

    D.D.S., Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

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  • Melissa Grant

    Melissa Grant

    D.M.D. Periodontist

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  • Nicholas Brammer

    Nicholas Brammer

    DDS, General Dentist

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  • Rachel Hoffman

    Rachel Hoffman

    M.S., D.D.S., M.S., Orthodontist

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Reviews

SEE WHAT OUR PATIENTS HAVE TO SAY!

4.8 /5
513 reviews
Google
5.0/5
Oct 18, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Cornell Center
I have no anxiety before my appointment. Gentle Dental is "gentle" and caring. 5 stars and beyond! They even helped me find a dental plan to help cover the cost. Thank you to the Dentist and his entire staff, you are a blessing.
Google
5.0/5
Sep 27, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Cornell Center
I've been there for an exam, cleaning and filling, and it's been a great experience every time. I was very impressed and relieved with how smoothly the filling went, in particular. Already scheduled the next appointment there and looking forward to having all my teeth taken care of.
Gentle Dental Cornell Center replied on Oct 3, 2019:
Dear Ana Casner, Thank you for the wonderful 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
Jul 17, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Cornell Center
I get a lot of anxiety at the dentist and have always hated going, but EVERYONE here is amazing and the process was simple and painless. I avoided going to the dentist for 3 years before my sister urged me to try this location. Not only did the first appointment go well, the second and now third have been just as efficient! Highly recommended. 10/10
Gentle Dental Cornell Center replied on Jul 18, 2019:
Dear Shannon Bronn, 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
Jul 15, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Cornell Center
We’ve been coming here for about 10 years. GD Cornell has Super friendly staff, they always remember us, greet with smile, paperwork is ready. Dr. Alti is awesome as usual, he’s always great at putting kiddos at ease. He also laughs at my jokes. We’ve come in many times for our kids over a four week period this Summer: check-ups, cleanings, Orthodontics, fillings. Each time was consistent, reasonable timing and friendly faces. We’ll be back as long as y’all are here!
Gentle Dental Cornell Center replied on Jul 17, 2019:
Dear Becca Wozny, 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.
Facebook
5.0/5
Jul 10, 2019
Facebook Gentle Dental Cornell Center
I have had such great service at Gentle Dental Cornell. The staff are so friendly and informative and the care they have given me has been exemplary!
Gentle Dental Cornell Center replied on Jul 11, 2019:
Dear Colleen Meichtry, 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
Jul 10, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Cornell Center
Welcoming, engaged, attentive and caring. The staff - especially our assistant Vance, Dr. and the woman who helped us check out, were respectful and kind. Making a stressful situation into a pleasant, effective appointment and care plan. Thank you so much for raising the bar in patient care - i would not hesitate to recommend ypu office to anyone- 🙏🏾 Marg
Gentle Dental Cornell Center replied on Jul 11, 2019:
Your recommendation means so much to us and we're so happy to have earned it. Thank you again for taking the time to let the world know about your positive experience. Have a great day!
Google
5.0/5
Jun 27, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Cornell Center
Warm and inviting. The staff is great and.the dentist and assistant were extremely thorough and made me comfortable through the whole process. Wish I had had this earlier.
Gentle Dental Cornell Center replied on Jun 28, 2019:
Hi Maggie Purtee, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
Google
5.0/5
Jun 22, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Cornell Center
Dr. Alti and his staff, Becky and Kayla, are outstanding!
Gentle Dental Cornell Center replied on Jun 27, 2019:
Suzann Gasper, 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
May 30, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Cornell Center
I have been going there for 5 years now. Since that time I have had 4 different hygienists. 3/4 are very good, except for 1 who was a bit rude. Dr. Alti is great.
Gentle Dental Cornell Center replied on May 30, 2019:
Brian Petersen, thank you for your kind review; we are happy to pass along your comments to the team here at Gentle Dental Cornell Center!
Facebook
5.0/5
Apr 1, 2019
Facebook Gentle Dental Cornell Center
Always meeting my needs on my dental concerns 😁 Dr. Alti and the staff are the best!
Gentle Dental Cornell Center replied on Apr 23, 2019:
Hi Alicia Magana, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
Google
5.0/5
Mar 15, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Cornell Center
My experience with Dr. Alti and the entire GD team was out of this world. I needed a lot of work done and had to complete all of it within a month or so due to schedule conflicts later in the year. The team worked around my schedule, kept me updated on any openings, and checked in with me at each appointment. Dr. Alti is the “plastic surgeon for you mouth” and has made my smile something that I am proud of again. I can’t thank him or his team enough for their time, thoughtfulness, and excellent work. I would 100% recommend this location, and especially Dr. Alti.
Gentle Dental Cornell Center replied on Apr 30, 2019:
Dear Angela B, 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
Feb 20, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Cornell Center
I have been seeing Dr. Alti for about 15 years now. He's always very kind and upbeat. He's great about explaining what he's doing during the procedure and making you feel very comfortable during your visit. My dad was my dentist growing up until he retired so it was comforting finding a Dr. that was as great as Dr. Alti. I highly recommend him for all your dental work needs.
Google
5.0/5
Nov 20, 2018
Google Gentle Dental Cornell Center
Great dentists and assistants! I transferred to this dentist because my old dentist moved out of state and I absolutely love them! Dr. Brammer is amazing! He is great giving shots. I don't even know it's happening. The dental assistants explain what is happening throughout the procedures wonderfully. The front desk ladies are wonderful and know exactly everything you need to provide to insurance companies and flex spending accounts. I never have to wait long or at all when I check in for my scheduled appointments either. I couldn't be happier!
Google
5.0/5
Sep 1, 2018
Google Gentle Dental Cornell Center
What I like about my dentist (5+ years) is they see you within a few minutes of your appointment time, staff is friendly and present for you. Dr. Alti genuinely cares about your heath and is always enthusiastic, kind & funny (even during painful procedures). Their pediatric dentist, Dr. Jessica, is also wonderful. She engages with and listens to my kids. They have a movie playing for little ones, and a token machine with prizes. We used to pay out of pocket for a speacialized pediatric dentist (my son used to have issues), but not necessary with the great care they give kids. I also appreciate how they handle insurance claims quickly and efficiently. They’re knowledgeable of your benefits and help you plan accordingly. We’ve had a few different dentists over the years and they are by far the best!! NOTE: I read through other reviews and was very surprised by all the complaints about the office! They always take care of me, maybe a couple minor mistakes over the years (like a reminder email for the wrong date), but they’re always friendly and helpful. A couple years ago they remodeled and the office was a mess for a bit (understandably).
Google
5.0/5
May 30, 2018
Google Gentle Dental Cornell Center
Never fails my experience at Gentle Dental from the time I step a foot in the office to the back, the staff, office, Dr. Alti everything and everyone is amazing. I love my dental office. All staff members are so awesome. Thanks Guys!!!
Google
5.0/5
Feb 28, 2018
Google Gentle Dental Cornell Center
Dr. Alti has always been so professional and enjoyable, and he pays such close attention to the details of my teeth. I switched employers a couple years ago and ending up having to switch dentists for awhile and I just never felt like I was getting the best care like Dr. Alti provides. So now I pay a little extra for the insurance so that I can be back with Dr. Alti again! It really is worth it! I know I am getting the best care! Thank you Dr. Alti!! It’s great to be back!
Gentle Dental Cornell Center replied on Mar 2, 2018:
Dear Tracy Taylor, 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
4.0/5
Jan 30, 2018
Google Gentle Dental Cornell Center
As dentists go, they're good.
Gentle Dental Cornell Center replied on Feb 2, 2018:
Matt Ralphe, your satisfaction is our top priority.
Google
5.0/5
Jan 29, 2018
Google Gentle Dental Cornell Center
Outstanding ! Very nice welcome every time and makes you feel at home and that says a lot!!
Gentle Dental Cornell Center replied on Jan 29, 2018:
Ed Trimarco, we really appreciate your feedback!
Google
5.0/5
Dec 5, 2017
Google Gentle Dental Cornell Center
Friendly and informative
Gentle Dental Cornell Center replied on Dec 6, 2017:
Hi Ember Johnson! We're so happy we were able to help you out!
Google
5.0/5
Sep 15, 2017
Google Gentle Dental Cornell Center
Poor experience with the Gentle Dental over by Progress Ridge just trying to schedule an appointment. Their phone kept ringing and ringing, called again and somehow got transferred to the Sherwood Gentle Dental. Wasn't able to even leave a voicemail. Anyway, the gal who answered the phone here at the location on Cornell was friendly, informative, and helpful. I look forward to meeting Dr. Gonzalez for my last two fillings. Thanks again.
Gentle Dental Cornell Center replied on Sep 18, 2017:
Dear Robert Wessels, Thank you for your comments. We will share this with the local team and management for review. We look forward to your visit to our office. Thank you.

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
  • 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 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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