Extended Hours
Experienced Dentists
Adult and Pediatric Services

Hours

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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Please contact our office by phone or complete the appointment request form below. Our scheduling coordinator will connect with you to confirm the appointment.



New Patients

$50 Exam & X-Rays

New Patients $50 Exam & X-Rays

Includes new patient exam and full mouth X-Rays.

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New Patients

$100 Off

New Patients $100 Off

New patients only. On services of $300 or greater not covered by insurance.

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Ortho Special

Braces from $99 Month

Ortho Special Braces from $99 Month

Flexible payment plans. Including FREE Orthodontic consultation.

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To Know Us Is To Love Us

LEARN ABOUT US

Gentle Dental Valley River  is located at the intersection of Valley River Drive and Goodpasture Island Drive, just north of the Valley River Center. Our office is wheelchair-accessible, with parking located in the back of the building.

We offer a flexible appointment schedule for your convenience and have an open-door policy for emergency visits. We 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.

Our highly-trained dental professionals provide calm and compassionate care for patients of all ages, including infants and children. We offer a full range of general dentistry services, periodontics, orthodontics, implant placement and restoration, in-office sedation and specialized procedures, including cosmetic dentistry.

Our mission is to build lifelong relationships with our patients by treating them with the kindness and respect they deserve. Our skilled dental professionals value open communication with patients, and will help you decide which treatment is best for you. From general checkups to oral surgery, orthodontics, and cosmetic procedures, Gentle Dental offers quality dentistry at affordable prices.

Stop in to see us at our Valley River office. 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.

Meet The Team

WHO WE ARE

  • Jonathan Petersen

    Jonathan Petersen

    D.M.D. Orthodontist

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  • Vincent Vu

    Vincent Vu

    D.D.S. General Dentist

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Reviews

SEE WHAT OUR PATIENTS HAVE TO SAY!

4.9 /5
525 reviews
Facebook
5.0/5
Oct 17, 2019
Facebook Gentle Dental Valley River
I’ve been seeing Dr. Vu for quite a few years, and have had extensive work done over that time. The payment plan has been the only thing that has made all of the work that I have needed possible, and the office staff have worked with me to make sure that I am always able to follow each step of my treatment plan while staying within my budget for monthly payments. I had a huge fear of the dentist when I scheduled my first appointment, but after getting such great care over the years, I know I’m in good hands here.
Google
5.0/5
Aug 15, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Valley River
Albert helped me feel at home and comfortable. Vincent was efficient and professional.
Gentle Dental Valley River replied on Aug 21, 2019:
Travis Daggett, we're happy you found our staff to be so supportive during your experience here at Gentle Dental Valley River.
Google
5.0/5
Aug 8, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Valley River
I came here to get my bottom retainer fixed, and it went very smoothly, I didn't wait long, didn't pay a ridiculous fee, just an in and out visit. professional dental staff and overall very easy.
Gentle Dental Valley River replied on Aug 9, 2019:
Agent Washington, we strive for 100% satisfaction, and it is great to see you had such a positive experience at Gentle Dental Valley River.
Facebook
5.0/5
Jul 3, 2019
Facebook Gentle Dental Valley River
attentive and affordable with quality work done
Gentle Dental Valley River replied on Jul 3, 2019:
Hi Ira Mazie, thank you so much for your positive comments about Gentle Dental Valley River!
Google
5.0/5
May 25, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Valley River
Great care. Dr Bergeson really listens and cares about the well being of his patients. They are very busy but I feel like I have his full attention when he is in the room with me. He's good at giving numbing shots so they don't hurt. The support staff are friendly and helpful. They hygienist doesn't cut my gums up at all- very gentle with cleanings. I feel good about my dental care rather than dread it.
Gentle Dental Valley River replied on Jun 18, 2019:
Dear Jage B, Thank you for taking the time to post your kind words. 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
Oct 25, 2018
Google Gentle Dental Valley River
They are so helpful and kind, i suffer from an illness that affects my teeth and they've done nothing but help me and be amazing. Reassuring me that no matter what they will help me and that we can fix any issues or concerns i may have. They truly are amazing!
Facebook
5.0/5
Sep 21, 2018
Facebook Gentle Dental Valley River
Excellent ! Always very professional.
Google
5.0/5
Sep 6, 2018
Google Gentle Dental Valley River
I’ve been going here for a while now, I recently had a procedure done to fix several cavity’s and a pulp cap on one side of my mouth. I had the same procedure done last year on the other side of my mouth by a dentist who recently left. It was not a very good experience, he was very rough and I was left with badly cut up gums which were very painful for over a week. So I was definitely nervous this time around, especially with a new dentist. But Dr. Cho was amazing! He is very personable, quick, precise and gentle. This is day 2 of recovery and my gums feel great! No issues at all. I’m very happy with my experience and new dentist. I highly recommend Dr. Cho.
Google
5.0/5
Jul 20, 2018
Google Gentle Dental Valley River
I recommend gentle dental and especially Dr. Cho and his team. After a disppointing experience, I had much reluctance to go to any dentist. When I began to have tooth pain, I called and was promptly seen that day. Anyone who has been less than enthused or hesitant about going to the dentist, rest assured you will be taken care of. Professional staff, excellent service, affordable, and honest. Great things are in store for this group of professionals.
Google
5.0/5
Jul 20, 2018
Google Gentle Dental Valley River
Every member of staff we met was personable, efficient & helpful. Ally & Dr. Peterson were amazing. They work very well together, explained everything in detail & asked if we had further questions. Even though we aren't quite ready to begin the recommended course of treatment due to budget constraints, we were treated no differently. We highly reccomend these folks!
Google
5.0/5
Jul 4, 2018
Google Gentle Dental Valley River
My experience at Gentle Dental is always positive. I never wait more than a few minutes. Everyone I encounter is warm and caring. Carl is a great hygienist, gentle and thorough. Great dental care at an affordable price.
Google
5.0/5
Feb 8, 2018
Google Gentle Dental Valley River
Albert is the best! Kind, fast, and you can tell he loves his job!
Gentle Dental Valley River replied on Feb 13, 2018:
Danielle Walker, 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
Sep 16, 2017
Google Gentle Dental Valley River
Great staff
Gentle Dental Valley River replied on Sep 18, 2017:
Karly Ramos, thank you so much for the positive review!
Google
5.0/5
Aug 8, 2017
Google Gentle Dental Valley River
Dr gay is the best dentist I've been to around town. I always feel comfortable at the office and I'm always excited to go to the dentist rather than nervous. All the work I've had done I'm satisfied with I swear that Dr gay is a miracle man with his dentistry craft. Thank you
Gentle Dental Valley River replied on Aug 9, 2017:
Dear Ryan Coleman, 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, 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
May 30, 2017
Google Gentle Dental Valley River
I've had multiple fillings on every type of tooth and a molar extraction over the past few months. Of the six dentists I have seen in my life as well as between the two here in Lane County this has been my best experience. I feel like the bad reviews are to keep it a secret. One of two places in Eugene that takes medicare(Capitol Dental).
Gentle Dental Valley River replied on Jul 25, 2017:
Adam Snyder, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to Gentle Dental!
Google
5.0/5
Sep 24, 2016
Google Gentle Dental Valley River
I am 100% with your care. You all really live up to you name. 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
  • 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
  • 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 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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(541) 600-2042

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Gentle in So Many Ways

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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