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Hours

Monday 8:00-5:00
Tuesday 8:00-5:00
Wednesday 8:00-5:00
Thursday 8:00-5:00
Friday 8:00-5:00
Saturday Closed

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  • Monday – Thursday: 7:15am – 8pm PST
  • Friday: 7:15am – 6pm PST
  • Saturday: 7:30am – 4pm PST

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        To Know Us Is To Love Us

        LEARN ABOUT US

        The Gentle Dental North Eugene office is conveniently located on River Road at the intersection with Ruby Avenue and Division Avenue, just west of Santa Clara Square. We are directly across from Les Schwab Tire Center.

        We offer a flexible appointment schedule to meet our patients’ needs, and accept most dental insurance plans. For patients without insurance, we offer the Gentle Dental Smile Plan, which offers low-cost preventative and diagnostic care with discounted rates on almost all dental procedures.

        Our highly trained dental staff offer cost-effective care in a gentle, relaxed setting. We provide personalized dental care to patients of all ages, from infants and children to teenagers and adults.. Talk to our staff about our affordable cosmetic services to improve the appearance of your smile.

        Our mission is to build lifelong relationship with all our patients, so we promise you’ll always be treated with respect, compassion, and kindness. Our experienced dental staff understand the importance of gentleness in all dental procedures, and we will inform you of all your treatment options so you can make the best, most affordable decisions about your oral health.

        Stop in to see us at our wheelchair-accessible office on River Road. To set up an appointment or for further assistance, please call us at 541-264-5544. 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
        291 reviews
        Facebook
        5.0/5
        Apr 25, 2021
        Facebook Gentle Dental North Eugene
        I’m always shocked at how friendly and professional this team is! From the front receptionists to the dental assistants and all the way to the dentist. The environment is always welcoming, comforting and relaxing.. I know, I know, relaxing isn’t a word to usually describe a dental office but it’s true! Staff also has a great sense of humor which really helps keep the environment so peaceful. Thank you, Gentle Dental team and staff!
        Gentle Dental North Eugene replied on Apr 25, 2021:
        Lacey, thank you for the wonderful comment. As the new Practice Manager for this office, it is great to see how the team cares for patients!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Apr 13, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental North Eugene
        Good Covid prevention in place. Maggie is the best hygienist! Dr Bergeson is tops.
        Gentle Dental North Eugene replied on May 4, 2021:
        Marlene, thank you for your kind review; we are happy to pass along your comments to the team here at Gentle Dental North Eugene!
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        5.0/5
        Mar 18, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental North Eugene
        Quick and pleasant, not things you’d usually expect from a dentist.
        Gentle Dental North Eugene replied on Mar 19, 2021:
        Hi Angelo, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
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        5.0/5
        Mar 5, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental North Eugene
        Very impressed with Dr. Bergeson & his staff. Very professional & extremely caring. Been seeing them for the last 5 years & they continue to give me top notch care!
        Gentle Dental North Eugene replied on Mar 5, 2021:
        Dear Laure, Thank you for taking the time to post your kind words. At, Gentle Dental North Eugene, 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 24, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental North Eugene
        They got me In right away, they did not make me wait in pain like other places have, they pulled my teeth which is what I needed, they did a great job making me comfortable and were very nice. I’d recommend them highly to anyone on ohp who doesn’t have a lot of options. Never ever ever go to arrow dental ! Always go here !
        Gentle Dental North Eugene replied on Jan 6, 2021:
        Dear Garbage Girl, Thank you for taking the time to post your kind words. At, Gentle Dental North Eugene, 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 7, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental North Eugene
        Our whole family goes here. Dr Welch is very nice & helpful. Maggie is great at her job. Thank you!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Sep 13, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental North Eugene
        After a visit to another dentist who incorrectly said I needed a root canal on a perfectly good tooth, I was thrilled that Dr. Bergeson correctly diagnosed it as needing just a filling...the tooth has a tiny surface cavity. This office was truly welcoming. I was nervous about going but can't wait to get all my teeth fixed by Dr. B. Will recommend my adult son to start going here even though he lives in Portland. Will be worth the trip!
        Gentle Dental North Eugene replied on Sep 21, 2020:
        Dear K R, Thank you for the delightful feedback. At the Gentle Dental North Eugene, 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 4, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental North Eugene
        The staff is the best! They are very kind, caring and "gentle".
        Google
        5.0/5
        Jan 17, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental North Eugene
        Amanda does amazing job.i would recommend her to anyone.thank you You guys are awesome
        Google
        5.0/5
        Jan 16, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental North Eugene
        Great first visit with Dr. Welch. Her assistant was great, the hygienist was great, all around good experience. It was the first new dentist I had been to in over 4 years. I'm pleased that it went so well.
        Google
        5.0/5
        Nov 5, 2019
        Google Gentle Dental North Eugene
        Extremely caring and Courteous staff. They always make sure you’re comfortable, most painless dental experience I’ve ever had!! With how great my teeth are looking I’m smiling more often and I look forward to each visit!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Nov 1, 2019
        Google Gentle Dental North Eugene
        Great dentists great staff. My top two most favorite dentists I’ve ever been seen at.
        Google
        5.0/5
        Oct 17, 2019
        Google Gentle Dental North Eugene
        Friendly, clean, and professional. Good staff Good doctors.
        Google
        5.0/5
        Oct 16, 2019
        Google Gentle Dental North Eugene
        Pleasant experience, Dr and staff all friendly did not try to push any treatment I didnt need.
        Gentle Dental North Eugene replied on Oct 23, 2019:
        Hi Fritz Sellon, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
        Facebook
        5.0/5
        Oct 4, 2019
        Facebook Gentle Dental North Eugene
        This place is amazing! All four times I've been here I've been so impressed. Each employee I've interacted with has been exceptionally friendly and professional and my teach feel great!
        Gentle Dental North Eugene replied on Oct 16, 2019:
        Hi Amanda Enos, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Aug 9, 2019
        Google Gentle Dental North Eugene
        Recently had to change dentists due to insurance coverage. I was so impressed by Gentle Dental in Santa Clara. They were all very friendly and the dentist gave me one of the most thorough exams I have ever had at a dental office. They even check your BP. Never had that done at a dentist office before. Will be staying at this office from now on!!
        Gentle Dental North Eugene replied on Aug 26, 2019:
        Dear Jeannie S, Thank you for the wonderful feedback. At the Gentle Dental North Eugene, 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
        Jul 25, 2019
        Facebook Gentle Dental North Eugene
        Pleasant experience, no rush, easy and kind.
        Gentle Dental North Eugene replied on Aug 27, 2019:
        We appreciate your positive review about your recent experience with us!
        Facebook
        5.0/5
        Jul 3, 2019
        Facebook Gentle Dental North Eugene
        For years I had a fear to go to the dentist and didn’t. Finally I really needed to, and chose this office and met Dr. Bergeson. After getting my teeth cleaned he explained to me what was needed. Each visit it became easier and now I look forward to going to my appointments. The whole crew in this office are awesome and friendly. I had some extensive work done and what a great job he did. Thank you Dr Bergeron and your team. !!!
        Gentle Dental North Eugene replied on Jul 10, 2019:
        Dear Barbara Barckley, 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 North Eugene, 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
        4.0/5
        Jun 27, 2019
        Google Gentle Dental North Eugene
        Dr Welch and Staff has been knowledgeable and professional.
        Gentle Dental North Eugene replied on Jun 28, 2019:
        Mark Major, your satisfaction is our top priority.
        Facebook
        5.0/5
        Jun 26, 2019
        Facebook Gentle Dental North Eugene
        This was hands down the BEST dental experience I’ve ever had! The atmosphere was great and the staff was amazing! Dr. Welsh was phenomenal and I left actually excited to be coming back for another appointment! Thank you for the great experience.
        Gentle Dental North Eugene replied on Jun 27, 2019:
        Jennifer Fox, your satisfaction is our top priority.

        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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        • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons

        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
        METLIFE PPO
        UNITED HEALTHCARE PPO
        CIGNA PPO
        WASHINGTON DENTAL SERV
        GUARDIAN PPO
        REGENCE BC/BS OF OR
        HEALTHCOMP
        STANDARD INSURANCE
        GEHA - CONNECTION
        DELTA CA-PPO

        ...and many more.
        Call to see if your insurance is covered!

        (541) 264-5544

        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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        We make your life easier with convenient hours including evenings and weekends.

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