FRIENDLY, CONVENIENT & FLEXIBLE
Our experienced Dental Professionals use the latest techniques to be as gentle as possible.
We make your life easier with convenient hours including evenings and weekends.
We accept most insurance plans, have a discount plan for those without, and offer flexible payment options.
Our general dentistry services take care of the daily dental needs of you and your family.
Our cosmetic services include a variety of treatments for patients looking to enhance their smiles.
Our extensive network of neighborhood practitioners make it easy to find dental specialists.
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.
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.
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 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.
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:
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.
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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.
WHO WE ARE
Dr. Petersen says, “Orthodontics is about more than just straightening teeth. It is about building confidence, self-esteem, oral health and enabling people to get the most out of their lives!”
After graduating from the University of Utah, Dr. Petersen received his Dental Degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. He’s a member of the American Orthodontic Organization, the Umpqua Dental Society and the American Dental Association.
Dr. Petersen realizes that the orthodontic profession is rapidly adapting, and is proud to stay ahead of the curve by attending orthodontic conferences, networking with orthodontists nationally, and allotting time each week to the continued study of the latest orthodontic research.
Dr. Petersen says, “My wife Katherine and son Jack are excited to live in this wonderful part of Oregon and are active participants in the community. In my free time I can be found snowboarding in the winter, and hiking, biking, and fishing in Oregon’s beautiful outdoors in the summer!”
B.S., Medical Biology–University of Utah
D.M.D. Medical University of South Carolina
Orthodontic training–Montefiore Medical Center
American Orthodontic Organization
American Dental Association
Umpqua Dental Society
D.D.S. General Dentist
D.D.S. General Dentist
Dr. Colby’s “Lucky Break” sets a foundation for his dental career, and creates a goal for providing outstanding patient care, comfort and trust. He will never forget the day. It was a November Saturday morning in fifth grade, the day he was playing sandlot football and shattered his front teeth.
“My dentist, Dr. Brownlow, immediately took care of me when I honestly thought that I would never be able to smile again,” Dr. Colby says. “Looking back, this was–quite literally–my ‘lucky break’ because it introduced me to a profession that most people don’t appreciate until they have a bad experience.”
Dr. Colby has turned his youthful trauma into an accomplished career as a dentist. With more than 20 years of experience, he successfully provides a variety of specialty services, including advanced treatment of gum disease, treatment of difficult root canal procedures, restoration of implants, and treatment of many orthodontic conditions utilizing braces for both adults and adolescents.
He also enjoys seeing children and takes extra time to ensure they have a good experience, perhaps because he knows the feeling of sitting in the dentist chair. “I don’t like going to the dentist any more than my patients!” he says. “We understand how our patients really feel about coming to our office. That’s why our mission is to deliver preventive care so good our patients never have to see a dentist again!”
A graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, Dr. Colby cares about one thing above all else: earning the trust of Oregon Dental Care patients. It’s a value he acquired early in life.
“It truly hurts me to hear stories from new patients about mistreatment and bad dental care they received elsewhere,” Dr. Colby says. “Growing up I only had two dentists. They were fantastic providers. They cared. Their work was long-lasting. They were trusted. When patients tell us they are getting the best care ever, I quietly thank Dr. Belvedere and Dr. Brownlow for their guidance.”
And for the freedom to keep smiling–even after a painful day on the playing field.
D.D.S.–University of Minnesota School of Dentistry
D.D.S. General Dentist
D.D.S. General Dentist
Dr. Vu says, “I am passionate about providing the highest possible quality of care for my patients and exceeding their expectations,” says Dr. Vu, who was voted one of Eugene’s top dentists in 2011. “The opportunity to meet their needs and improve their overall oral health is deeply satisfying.”
He has enjoyed practicing in Eugene since 2002, after receiving his Doctorate in Dentistry from Indiana University and graduating top of his class in clinical training. He has received advanced training in all aspects of general dentistry, including extensive training in Implantology. Dr. Vu has performed more than 1,500 cases of root canal therapy and other procedures, including dental implants, extractions, dentures, crowns and bridges.
Dr. Vu’s philosophy is heavily focused on preventive dentistry for children and adults: “I encourage and recommend all new patients and those seen on emergency basis to return for a comprehensive exam. This gives me the opportunity to develop long-term relationships and work on improving my patients’ overall oral health. The patients like it, too, because they experience fewer invasive procedures, less discomfort and lower costs.”
Dr. Vu and his wife, Tristen devote their free time to family and traveling. They also enjoy snowboarding, biking and watersports. Dr. Vu is a member of the American Dental Association.
D.D.S.– Indiana University School of Dentistry
American Dental Association
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