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Located at 20516 Robal Ln Suite 100, Gentle Dental Bend is proud to serve patients in and around Bend, Oregon, including Boyd Acres, Awbrey Butte, Orchard District, and Mountain View. 

Our mission is to make your visit as gentle, comfortable, and convenient as possible. Using the latest technologies and techniques, we offer a comprehensive list of services, including preventive and restorative dentistry, crowns and bridges, root canal therapy, bone augmentation, inlays and onlays, implants and oral surgery, and bone augmentation.

Whether you are looking to straighten your teeth or improve your dental health, we are here to help. Our expert team of dentists also specialize in pediatric dentistry, child orthodontics, cosmetic dentistry, oral surgery, teeth whitening, and more.

To make your trip more affordable, we accept most major dental insurance plans and offer payment plans and reduced rates for those without coverage. This payment plan includes substantial discounts for routine examinations, cleanings, x-rays and other dental services. Our convenient hours, including evenings and weekends, will also make it easy for you to fit a dentist appointment into your busy schedule. 

At Gentle Dental Bend, we are excited to help you improve your dental health. Our office is conveniently located off of Bend Parkway and Robal Lane, right next to MOD Pizza and across from Chick-fil-A. Book an appointment online, give us a call at 541-797-6531, or stop by our offices to speak to our friendly front desk associates. Our office is wheelchair-accessible and we have Spanish-speaking staff for patients who need translation services.

Meet The Team

WHO WE ARE

  • Veronica Matthews

    Veronica Matthews

    D.D.S., M.A., General Dentist

Reviews

SEE WHAT OUR PATIENTS HAVE TO SAY!

Facebook
5.0/5
Oct 8, 2021
Facebook Gentle Dental Bend
Got me in fast and was able to fix a bad tooth the same day.
Gentle Dental Bend replied on Oct 11, 2021:
Hi Spring, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
Google
5.0/5
Sep 30, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Bend
Just had the most thorough cleaning in decades with Alicia. Dr Montgomery explained all procedures completely. Staff was very helpful and patient when I asked questions regarding my insurance.
Gentle Dental Bend replied on Oct 7, 2021:
Dear Susan, Thank you for taking the time to post your kind words. At, Gentle Dental Bend, 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
Sep 16, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Bend
We have had a great experience here due to the doctors, staff and especially the incredible efforts of the Office Manager, Susan- she is outstanding and really goes above and beyond for the patients. Thank you for providing excellent service especially during such challenging times.
Gentle Dental Bend replied on Sep 16, 2021:
Dear D Martin, Thank you for the kind feedback. At the Gentle Dental Bend, 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
Aug 20, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Bend
As an uninsured patient, I've never had any issues derived from the office or its staff. Scheduling can be tight. Dental office in the region appear to route dental emergencies here. Scheduling can be an issue but last minute openings pop up with how many folks they treat here. Corporate offers a psuedo-insurance program - an annual free grants discounts (varied) on most (if not all) procedures for uninsured patients.
Gentle Dental Bend replied on Sep 16, 2021:
Dear Christian, Thank you for taking the time to post your kind words. At, Gentle Dental Bend, 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
Aug 19, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Bend
Nothing scares me more than going to the dentist. I’ve always had bad teeth because of a mix of genetics and not the best dental hygiene as a child. Every time I come to dental gentle I’m greeted by Edith who is as sweet as can be. She instantly helps put my nerves at ease. My wife loves to talk to her about books that her and her niece are currently reading. Any time I have had a schedule conflict or an emergency arrive, she is understanding and helpful. I recently had a 6 month exam and cleaning with Alicia and Dr. Montgomery. Because of my fear of going to the dentist, I’m not always able to ask the questions I want to. When I finally build the nerve to asks question, and sometimes it’s not fully answered, I’m quick to give up. I’m not sure if Alicia could read my anxiety or is just an amazing human being (probably both!), but she made sure to tell me exactly what she was doing and WHY. She explained everything to the tiniest detail and made sure I understood and made me feel safe to ask any type of question. It has seriously changed the way I view my teeth and how I approach them. I’m 30, and this is the first time I’ve actually felt like I know why and how I need to take care of my teeth. She’s also incredibly talented at what she does. My teeth have never looked better nor felt better. I’ve been getting fillings done with Dr. Montgomery for the past 6 months or so, and before she even started working on my teeth, she asked what would make me more comfortable: do I want her to explain what she’s doing every step so I know what’s going on or would I like to just listen to my music blissfully unaware of the complicated process going on in my mouth (she worded this better, of course). Every time I see her, she makes sure I’m comfortable and works with me to have a healthier mouth. Everyone at Gentle Dental has been so amazing in helping me feel safe and comfortable while also doing amazing work. Shane cleaned my teeth a year ago, and I still remember his name because of how incredibly kind and hard working he is. I talked to Mindy, who is in charge, and told her how incredible everyone is, and wouldn’t you know that she was also incredibly kind. I believe my wife and I sat in her office discussing not only dentistry but life, and I’ve never felt so not afraid at the dentist. There aren’t enough words to express my gratitude to all of these wonderful human beings, so for now I will just say thank you. Thank you so very much
Gentle Dental Bend replied on Aug 19, 2021:
Dear Liv, Thank you for the kind feedback. At the Gentle Dental Bend, 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
Aug 19, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Bend
Dr. Matthews showed great care and concern for me and was so caring and kind. Thank you so much for treating me like a human!!! Additionally Mindi has great interpersonal skills and uses them efficiency and effectively!! Both of these women took the time to relalty listen! Thank you so much for allowing me to feel valued and not like a piece of trash like other places I have gone. Thank you so much!
Gentle Dental Bend replied on Aug 10, 2021:
Dear Catherine, Thank you for taking the time to post your kind words. At, Gentle Dental Bend, 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
Aug 6, 2021
Facebook Gentle Dental Bend
Today was my first visit with Gentle Dental. The entire staff at the Bend office were so helpful and friendly from the moment I checked in with Mindy and Danielle. Dr Montgomery took time to make sure I was comfortable with everything they were doing. Maria actually ran back and forth to the machine to get my X-rays done! Dr. Montgomery was so thorough throughout my exam, explained the work I needed to have done, and gave me different options for treatment. I need many appointments in a short period of time, and Mindy, Danielle and Maria went above and beyond to get me scheduled for all of my upcoming appointments within the next 30 days, rather than over a 3 month wait. Excellent service!
Gentle Dental Bend replied on Aug 17, 2021:
Dear Joanie, 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 Bend, it means a lot to us to know you had a great experience and we look forward to seeing you on your next visit.
Gentle Dental Bend replied on Aug 17, 2021:
Dear Joanie, 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 Bend, 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 6, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Bend
Dr. Matthews is such a great dentist. She is very friendly and knows what she is doing. She answers my questions and listens to my dental issues. I think she is fantastic!
Gentle Dental Bend replied on Jul 15, 2021:
Dear Linda, Thank you for taking the time to post your kind words. At, Gentle Dental Bend, 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
Jun 22, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Bend
I was apprehensive because of the poor reviews but to my relief it was a good experience. I just moved to Bend in April of this year and you know how hard it is to find a good doctor, right? Everyone in the office is friendly and I was treated with kindness and patience. Dr. Montgomery is friendly, kind, gentle and very detailed. Lynn who did my x-rays was a gem. So no need to be worried because they will take good care of you.
Gentle Dental Bend replied on Jul 12, 2021:
Dear Kim, 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 Bend, 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
May 14, 2021
Facebook Gentle Dental Bend
It’s been years since I’ve been to a dentist. Come on we all hate going. We know they are going to drill pick and poke at our mouth maybe even pull a few teeth. I do have to say I went in and had some work done there. they are the most polite staff. Doctor Montgomery did an amazing job. They where very professional. I’ll definitely go back for more work.
Gentle Dental Bend replied on May 25, 2021:
Dear Kenny, Thank you for taking the time to post your kind words. At, Gentle Dental Bend, 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
Feb 22, 2021
Facebook Gentle Dental Bend
I totally recommend Dr. Campbell she is really nice and polite I would go back with no fear ever of being treated bad. She is very professional and a great Dentist. The staff was amazing also. Great place glad to call my dentist office 🦷 🪥.
Gentle Dental Bend replied on Feb 24, 2021:
Denise, thank you for your kind review; we are happy to pass along your comments to the team here at Gentle Dental Bend!
Google
4.0/5
Feb 15, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Bend
Just can't get through to them on phone. Called twice today. No answer and no answering machine to leave message. I let it ring over 20 times, nothing. Otherwise I have no problem with them or their work. Finally got through, I do like this place. They have been very helpful and the pricing is more affordable then most. I would recommend them.
Gentle Dental Bend replied on Feb 16, 2021:
Hi Lori! We're so happy we were able to help you out!
Google
5.0/5
Jan 5, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Bend
Great dental work is what I hoped for and I received a lot more than that. Brandi and Edith at the front desk are kind, flexible and extremely helpful. Thank you ladies for all the work you do, I imagine it is more difficult than people give you credit for. Janice and Dr. Montgomery were incredibly patient, knowledgable and skilled. I am extremely appreciative of the work you all do. Thank you and I will definitely be getting my dental work here in the future.
Gentle Dental Bend replied on Jan 7, 2021:
Dear Kaleb Kwest, 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 Bend, 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
Dec 5, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Bend
Re: Update Below is my original review and 2 years later I stand by it. I was supposed to get a root canal two years ago and just haven’t had any way to afford it so my tooth basically fell apart and really started to hurt. I went to urgent care on a Thursday night and called them Friday morning. They saw me same day and said the tooth needed to go and basically numbed me and pulled it. I didn’t have to jump any hoops, reschedule, get a cleaning. They immediately addressed my issue and though I have never had to have a tooth pulled it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. They did a great job the pain was minimal and it was great to just have it dealt with and be done. I would recommend them highly! I was very numbed and I appreciate that fact they made sure it was super comfortable and gave me time to get my pain pills and not suffer.I feel way better today and it’s been like 24 hrs. Original: Awesome staff! Everyone is very nice and understanding. My dentist seemed really knowledgeable and gave me a great treatment plan.
Gentle Dental Bend replied on Dec 7, 2020:
Dear Danielle Garro, Thank you for the delightful feedback. At the Gentle Dental Bend, 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 2, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Bend
I have had nothing but an AMAZING experience here!!! I’m an ex drug addict and I had to have all my teeth pulled. It was a process but Dr. Hallie McNaughton was amazing and helped me through all of it..she actually cared about me and my situation and she showed that! Her compassion for others and her determination to make sure her patients are satisfied exceeds the stars I can rate on this page. The girls up front; they are so caring and friendly as well. I now take my children here and I have recommended this place to everyone on my Facebook! This is the place to go!!!
Gentle Dental Bend replied on Dec 3, 2020:
Hi Ashley Hendrix, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience! 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!
Facebook
5.0/5
Jul 31, 2020
Facebook Gentle Dental Bend
Alicia Elliot is the BEST DENTAL HYGIENIST ever!!! Fast, amazing with those sharp dental tools, friendly, and great results when she's finished. I'm old with terrible teeth and I'm lucky to have her work on my mouth. Alicia absolutely ROCKS!
Gentle Dental Bend replied on Jul 31, 2020:
Thank you, Cory. I have enjoyed working with you and am thankful for the oportunity of being a part making your visits the most positive experiences possible. I look forword to continuing working with you in the future.
Google
5.0/5
Jul 31, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Bend
In my 4 visits, Gental Dental Bend gets 5 stars from me! They have my all time favorite Dental Hygienist Alicia Elliot! She's GREAT! She's GREAT! Trust me she's GREAT! She's fast, results are awesome, and she's a pleasure to interact with! Alicia ROCKS!
Google
5.0/5
Jul 10, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Bend
Gentle Dental is amazing! I have been treated well. The front office staff person is courteous, beautiful, & professional. Everyone I've met on the Dental team is fantastic! Their knowledge about financial limitations and what they could do to try and save my smile is FAR more than what I had expected or hoped for! I had to have a tooth pulled and the Doctor was in and out, literally almost no pain during anesthetics, didn't rip my jaw around getting the tooth out and in 10 minutes ... I was done. That was amazing! I had been up all night worrying, but these folks took care of me. From my experiences thus far, I would give a 5 out of 5 EASILY to Gentle Dental and I am NOT one to give good reviews (and rarely give reviews at all). Highly recommend them. Don't understand why people are complaining about phone contact. Sure, I've had to dial a couple times, sometimes it takes two calls. Just be patient!
Gentle Dental Bend replied on Jul 15, 2020:
Dear Xeno Hart, Thank you for the delightful feedback. At the Gentle Dental Bend, 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
Apr 11, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Bend
I had a great experience with Dr. Matthews. She knows her stuff! Don't understand the negative reviews. I found the staff to be very friendly and accommodating. Front desk answered the phones when I called a few times thereafter. Needed medication for a bad tooth and they called it right in. I had to see a specialist after my visit and the referred me to another great doctor. Had to chat at a later date with Dr. Matthews, regarding second opinion , she called me right back. Since I am new here and have only physically been in the office once, I gave it 4 stars.
Google
5.0/5
Feb 18, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Bend
I was amazed that they were able to get me in so soon with my sore tooth. Everyone there is so nice. Excellent service I will be coming back.

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.

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
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  • 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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