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Monday 7:30 – 5:00
Tuesday 7:30 – 5:00
Wednesday 7:30 – 5:00
Thursday 7:30 – 5:00
Friday 7:30 – 12:00
Saturday Closed

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        To Know Us Is To Love Us

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        Located at 1800 Valley River Drive Suite 200, Gentle Dental Valley River is proud to serve patients in and around Eugene, Oregon, including Cal Young, Downtown, and West Eugene.

        At Gentle Dental River Valley, our mission is to build lifelong relationships with our patients by treating them with the kindness and respect they deserve. Whether you need cavities filled, a root canal, dental implants, or oral surgery, our highly experienced team of dentists, surgeons, and hygienists will ensure you are as comfortable as possible. We take great pride in the way we address each patient’s individual needs and concerns. 

        Using the latest technologies and techniques, our expert team offers a full range of general dentistry services, including preventative and restorative procedures, inlays and onlays, periodontics, and implant placement and restoration. We also specialize in comprehensive cosmetic dental procedures, including teeth whitening, tooth replacement options, traditional orthodontics, and Invisalign clear aligners.

        To make your visit more convenient, we offer a flexible appointment schedule and have an open-door policy for emergency visits. We also accept most dental insurance plans. For procedures not covered by insurance, we’ll help you arrange a no-interest monthly payment plan so you can get the treatment you need. Uninsured patients can take advantage of the Gentle Dental Smile Plan, which offers discounted fees on almost all dental treatments.

        Stop in to see us at our Valley River office. We are located at the intersection of Valley River Drive and Goodpasture Island Drive, just north of the Valley River Center. Our office is near Red Robin Gourmet Burgers on Valley River Drive and is wheelchair-accessible with parking located in the back of the building. To set up an appointment or for further assistance, please call us at 541-600-2042. 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!

        4.9 /5
        525 reviews
        Google
        5.0/5
        May 6, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Valley River
        Very professional. Let me know what they were doing every step of the way. Listened to me and my concerns. Definitely recommend Valley River Gentle Dental.
        Gentle Dental Valley River replied on May 6, 2021:
        Hi Roslyn, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
        Facebook
        5.0/5
        Apr 25, 2021
        Facebook Gentle Dental Valley River
        Hygienist are thorough, gentle, efficient and interactive.
        Gentle Dental Valley River replied on Apr 29, 2021:
        We appreciate your positive review about your recent experience with us!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Apr 23, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Valley River
        I had the best experience here today with Dr Mounce and Kiersten! They both made me feel so welcome and comfortable during the whole treatment. Good conversations were held the whole time which helped my mind focus and relax listening to them talk! I highly recommend this clinic! Thank you so much for this wonderful experience(:
        Gentle Dental Valley River replied on Apr 28, 2021:
        Dear Tann, Thank you for the kindl feedback. At the Gentle Dental Valley River, 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.
        Facebook
        5.0/5
        Apr 22, 2021
        Facebook Gentle Dental Valley River
        My wife and kids(5 &8) see Albert for cleanings and we all think he is great and very calming. I see Dr. Vu. I have had a ton of dental work before seeing him by many dentists. His technical skills are super clean. He dii ok es really nice work.
        Gentle Dental Valley River replied on May 5, 2021:
        Dear Chris, 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 Valley River, 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
        Apr 21, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Valley River
        Albert is awesome. He does a great job on my teeth while keeping me distracted from cleaning.
        Gentle Dental Valley River replied on Apr 21, 2021:
        Linda, thank you for your kind review; we are happy to pass along your comments to the team here at Gentle Dental Valley River!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Apr 21, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Valley River
        Great people that were concerned about my comfort. I would highly recommend Gentle Dental! We have been with them for at least a decade and have been very pleased. We always know what the cost will be ahead of time and we are able to plan our procedures.
        Gentle Dental Valley River replied on Apr 21, 2021:
        Shelby, we're happy to hear you had such a positive experience with our team!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Feb 26, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Valley River
        Thank you Gental Dental & Dr Woo for getting me in so quickly. I love the staff. The Gentle Dental plan helped me too. I have not been to the dentist in years.
        Gentle Dental Valley River replied on Mar 10, 2021:
        Alison, your satisfaction is our top priority.
        Google
        5.0/5
        Feb 25, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Valley River
        I needed tooth extracted so I called Gentle Dental on Valley River Dr. in Eugene Oregon for an appointment and they were able to see me the very next day. The office is clean and peaceful and the staff was great, especially the receptionist Shelly who helped me sort out my insurance and expedite my paperwork. Great personal treatment and care starting from the doctor Vincent Vu DDS, all the way to the assistants. Not your typical clinic with mass production attitude. I will highly recommend Gentle Dental to everyone on my social media that live in Eugene. Kevin B. 2/25/2021
        Gentle Dental Valley River replied on May 4, 2021:
        Dear Zargo, 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 Valley River, 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
        Jan 5, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Valley River
        I have been going to Dr. Vincent Vu for dental care for almost 5 years and have always been pleased with the treatment and work I have had done. His work on my crown replacements and implants are impeccable. The entire staff is friendly and professional, making each visit worth my time. Albert, the dental hygienist is highly skilled and attentive, making my cleanings painless. Gentle Dental Valley River brings great quality to my smile and dental health!
        Gentle Dental Valley River replied on Jan 5, 2021:
        Dear Bronwyn Buffalino, 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 Valley River, 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
        Nov 19, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Valley River
        I had not been to a dentist in about 10 years. I just completed a deep cleaning. My hygienist was Jenny. She is the best hygienist I have ever been to. I was not shamed or scolded like I had been in the past. Jenny treated me with dignity and respect. She was an excellent communicator and answered all my questions. Thank you Jenny!
        Gentle Dental Valley River replied on Jan 28, 2021:
        Dear Pam, 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 Valley River, 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 3, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Valley River
        I called this place because it was the same company that put my braces on. I had been wearing them for 6 years (well past the time they needed to come off) and I was just deciding to bite the financial bullet and get them off because I didn't want further damage done to my teeth especially because tooth damage says braces while in the 2nd trimester of pregnancy is super common. Dr. Peterson I believe was the one who saw me and was able to get me scheduled for removal the following week. He came up with a solution that was financially manageable including in house financing for my retainer. The removal was quick and painless. The staff we're very understanding and kind Very happy with this office and their staff, will come back in the future for any orthodontic needs.
        Google
        5.0/5
        Aug 21, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Valley River
        Yesterday I had extensive work done: implants and crowns; I can not say how very pleased at the work Doctor Vu and his staff do!! I have been a patient of his for several years and would not consider ever changing dentists! Hygienist, Jenny, gave me the BEST injections I have EVER had, nice and SLOW!!! Patty and Ally are SUPER; both really KNOW the business, OUTSTANDING STAFF!!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Aug 20, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Valley River
        Wonderful people, quick and friendly service!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Aug 13, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Valley River
        Over the past year, I've had to have two very old crowns replaced. On each occasion, Dr. Vu and his staff replaced the crowns in a professional and efficient manner. The temporary and permanent crowns fit well and were immediately comfortable. I certainly recommend Dr. Vu and his staff at Gentle Dental Valley River for any general dentistry needs.
        Google
        5.0/5
        Jul 16, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Valley River
        The ortho team was super nice and fast too. They made sure I was satisfied with my retainer before letting me leave.
        Google
        5.0/5
        Feb 26, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Valley River
        super great
        Google
        5.0/5
        Feb 6, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Valley River
        Care is affordable and thorough, office staff is helpful and accommodating, Albert is one awesome hygienist!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Jan 13, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Valley River
        Fast, gentle, friendly, high quality dental care. I've been with Dr. Vu since 2012 and appreciate his expertise.
        Google
        5.0/5
        Dec 30, 2019
        Google Gentle Dental Valley River
        Jenny was outstanding today!!! I was seen right away with no waiting and billing answered all my questions. What else could you ask for.
        Facebook
        5.0/5
        Nov 22, 2019
        Facebook Gentle Dental Valley River
        Everything went well. Dr Vu and staff were outstanding.

        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

        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
        • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
        • Prosthodontists

        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
        • 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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