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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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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

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$100 Off

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Ortho Special

Braces from $99 Month

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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.

Meet The Team

WHO WE ARE

  • Leeann Welch

    Leeann Welch

    D.M.D., M.P.H., General Dentist

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  • Peter Bergeson

    Peter Bergeson

    D.D.S., General Dentist

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Reviews

SEE WHAT OUR PATIENTS HAVE TO SAY!

4.9 /5
291 reviews
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
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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
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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.
Google
5.0/5
Jun 10, 2019
Google Gentle Dental North Eugene
I’ve been a patient at the north Eugene gental dental for a few years now and I’ve had lots of visits for cleaning and fillings etc. Dr bergeson (I think I’m spelling his name correctly) has been my dentist for awhile now and he’s one of the best dentists I’ve ever had. If you need a dentist I’d recommend giving Dr. bergeson a try.
Gentle Dental North Eugene replied on Jun 25, 2019:
Dear Kyle Zoelch, 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
4.0/5
Jun 5, 2019
Google Gentle Dental North Eugene
Amazing staff, pleasant and nice :)
Gentle Dental North Eugene replied on Jun 13, 2019:
Elizabeth Wetzell, we are very happy we could provide you with a positive experience!
Google
5.0/5
May 30, 2019
Google Gentle Dental North Eugene
I have had such great experiences the two times I have been here so far. Everyone has been extraordinarily friendly and so helpful! I feel like they really did a great job meeting me where I was at with my dental hygiene habits and provided me with tips I can actually use.
Gentle Dental North Eugene replied on Jun 14, 2019:
Amanda Enos, we're happy you found our staff to be so supportive during your experience here at Gentle Dental North Eugene.
Google
5.0/5
Apr 3, 2019
Google Gentle Dental North Eugene
I've had four appointments done so far and each time the trip has exceeded expectations. The staff are knowledgeable and friendly, and, provide real explanations to my questions. They also take great care to make sure you aren't in pain. For whatever reason, I just couldn't get numb today but all of my other experiences have been great.
Gentle Dental North Eugene replied on Apr 10, 2019:
Ryan Marshall, thank you for your kind review; we are happy to pass along your comments to the team here at Gentle Dental North Eugene!
Facebook
5.0/5
Apr 1, 2019
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I have been going to Gentle Dental for two years. Dr Bergeson always does a excellent job and the staff are professional and friendly. I had to have a tooth pulled today, and Dr Bergeson made sure it was a painless event. I would recommend this office to everyone.
Gentle Dental North Eugene replied on Apr 24, 2019:
Deborah Tobar, thank you for your kind review; we are happy to pass along your comments to the team here at Gentle Dental North Eugene!
Google
5.0/5
Feb 13, 2019
Google Gentle Dental North Eugene
DR Bergeson is awesome very friendly very nice and that goes for the rest of the staff at Gentle Dental I'm so glad I decided to go there to have them realign my dentures
Gentle Dental North Eugene replied on Feb 13, 2019:
Hi Lee Kleiver, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
Google
5.0/5
Feb 8, 2019
Google Gentle Dental North Eugene
Two visits for cleaning/hygiene. Amanda excellent hygienist. Very good experiences. Now first ever tooth extraction; Dr. Bergeson, associate Deb very good team, easy out for tooth. Thanks folks at GD North Eugene. Hugh Cochran
Google
5.0/5
Jan 18, 2019
Google Gentle Dental North Eugene
Great Office from front to back! Dr’s, assistant’s, Hygenists, front office. Every one is upbeat and very professional. Great place to get your dental needs met!
Google
5.0/5
Dec 28, 2018
Google Gentle Dental North Eugene
Initially, I had a flare-up of a tooth that needed a root canal. for some time but I did nothing about it until I had horrible tooth pain and infection and swelling. This office was able to accommodate to see me right away and I was scheduled for the procedure within a couple of weeks. I had to have the majority of my teeth removed growing up and had my first root canal with Dr. Barrett recently. I admit I was full of anxiety from what people who have had a root canal described as "Ugh, those root canals are brutal..." To my pleasant and wonderful surprise, I commend Dr Barrett and Felix (?) for the outstanding work they provided and working together as a team. I had minimal discomfort during the procedure and the day after no pain, no swelling and I am eating more than the soft foods I expected I would only be able to handle. They did the best job a person could ever want, I highly highly highly recommend the Gentle Dental North Eugene to anybody looking for a new dentist or who is considering switching their dental care office. 💯 𝐀++++++++++++ 💯
Gentle Dental North Eugene replied on Jan 7, 2019:
Dear Barb Fink, 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.
Facebook
5.0/5
Dec 22, 2018
Facebook Gentle Dental North Eugene
I just had the best periodontal maintenance cleaning and scaling in decades! The Gentle Dental staff is, to a person, completely kind, competent, and dedicated to great patient outcomes and comfort. A thoroughly great bunch of professionals!

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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  • 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 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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Our experienced Dental Professionals use the latest techniques to be as gentle as possible.

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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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