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Extended Hours
Experienced Dentists
Adult and Pediatric Services

We have changed our name from SmileKeepers to Gentle Dental. New location and new name with the same friendly and profesional staff.

Hours

Monday 7:30-5:30
Tuesday 7:30-5:30
Wednesday 7:30-5:30
Thursday 7:30-5:30
Friday 8:00-5:00
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

New Patients

$50 Exam & X-Rays

Includes new patient exam and full mouth X-Rays.

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New Patients

$100 Off Non-Covered Services

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

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Ortho Special

Braces from $99 Month

Flexible payment plans. Including FREE Orthodontic consultation.

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To Know Us Is To Love Us

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Situated at 1519 NE F Street, Gentle Dental Grants Pass offers compassionate dental care from a talented team of skilled dental professionals.

Dedicated to patient comfort, we provide a wide spectrum of services, including general dentistry, endodontics, root canals, oral surgery, implants, veneers and periodontics. We also offer gentle pediatric dentistry, along with orthodontics for children and adults.

When dental issues occur unexpectedly, contact our office to schedule an emergency treatment for timely relief. We also offer a wide selection of cosmetic treatments, including teeth whitening procedures for sparkling smiles that really turn heads.

At our office, we want to make quality dental care affordable for our patients. That’s why we provide free initial consultations and special offers on select treatments. We also accept all major PPOs, and provide convenient financing options through Lending Club and CareCredit for patients with no insurance plans. We even help cut down on out-of-pocket costs by providing reduced fees for cash-paying patients.

For families in Grants Pass, compassionate dental care is never far away. Call our office at 541-215-4026 to schedule a consultation, cleaning or treatment with our experienced dentists and hygienists, and experience an ideal mix of service, comfort, and affordability that will keep you and your family smiling now and long into the future.

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Reviews

SEE WHAT OUR PATIENTS HAVE TO SAY!

Google
5.0/5
Aug 13, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Grants Pass
By far one of the best if not the best dentist experiences I have ever had. Sonya was super friendly and made sure I was aware of the steps we were taking. Dr. Townsend was thorough in her exam and informed me of what she was seeing. She was informative without being overly so. She let me know what the most pressing matter was and what the plan was. Her focus was not on $$$ but on me, the patient. So many times “franchise” type/style dental offices are just looking at the numbers, NOT Dr. Townsend, Sonya, and Gentle Dental. Amazing experience!
Gentle Dental Grants Pass replied on Aug 17, 2021:
Dear Dustin, Thank you for the kind feedback. At the Gentle Dental Grants Pass, 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 10, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Grants Pass
I've always been terrified of the dentist and they were so nice and made me laugh and make sure I was comfortable.
Gentle Dental Grants Pass replied on Aug 11, 2021:
Frank, we're happy you found our staff to be so supportive during your experience here at Gentle Dental Grants Pass.
Google
5.0/5
May 11, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Grants Pass
Always an amazing experience great staff great people
Gentle Dental Grants Pass replied on May 12, 2021:
Hi Alright Now, thank you so much for your positive comments about Gentle Dental Grants Pass!
Google
5.0/5
Apr 10, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Grants Pass
The staff at Gentle Dental are amazing! I have had a fear of dentists most of my life, however Doctor Carmel Townshend and her assistants have really helped me overcome that fear with their gentle and professional demeanor and their positive attitude. I highly recommend Gentle Dental for any and all dental needs! 💗💗💗
Gentle Dental Grants Pass replied on Apr 13, 2021:
Dear Sharelle, Thank you for taking the time to post your kind words. At, Gentle Dental Grants Pass, 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
Mar 31, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Grants Pass
This is a s but far the best dental experience I've ever had. Completely thorough and pain free. The entire staff is amazing and Dr Townsend is a rock star!
Gentle Dental Grants Pass replied on Apr 14, 2021:
Dear Lisa, Thank you for taking the time to post your kind words. At, Gentle Dental Grants Pass, 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
Feb 24, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Grants Pass
There so caring and gentle I love the staff and the friendly atmosphere my real first hand experience with a good dentist and Hygienist thank u Gental dental felt very comfortable and great service Cynthia Moore March 5 1958!!!!!!🥰
Gentle Dental Grants Pass replied on Feb 26, 2021:
Dear Cindy, Thank you for taking the time to post your kind words. At, Gentle Dental Grants Pass, 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 14, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Grants Pass
Dr. Townsend was friendly, and informative throughout the process of getting fillings. Comfortable atmosphere and friendly staff.
Gentle Dental Grants Pass replied on Jan 28, 2021:
Hi Charlie, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
Google
5.0/5
Dec 11, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Grants Pass
Really great and gentle! The entire staff was hilarious and they even entertained me with cool teeth facts when I asked. Also, they let me keep my teeth after they pulled them. Probably the best dentist I've ever been to.
Gentle Dental Grants Pass replied on Jan 6, 2021:
Dear Meowtha, Thank you for the delightful feedback. At the Smile Keepers Grants Pass, 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
Dec 10, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Grants Pass
Dr LaLande is a very caring dentist and very gentle. I love him!
Gentle Dental Grants Pass replied on Dec 15, 2020:
Hi Nikki Rose, thank you so much for your positive comments about Smile Keepers Grants Pass!
Google
5.0/5
Oct 4, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Grants Pass
My recent experience with Smile Keepers was excellent. A piece of my molar had broken off and they got me in immediately to repair it. I was impressed with how quickly they got to me and Dr. Lelande was very gentle and informed me of the steps through the process. He did a perfect job with the filling and I couldn't be happier. Thank you to everyone who works there for your professional and caring team!
Google
5.0/5
Sep 3, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Grants Pass
The people in this office are genuinely caring, kind and compationate. My procedure went without a hitch, 6 teeth pulled. 😁 When I ent to leave, I tripped and fell and they were there to make sure I was OK. Even walked me to the car. I highly recommend this dental office.💜💙💚
Google
5.0/5
Aug 21, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Grants Pass
Good people trying their best to make things work . Even with all the covid restrictions. I appreciate the fact I was able to come in for procedures during the pandemic.
Google
5.0/5
Feb 20, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Grants Pass
Friendly staff and the dentist was concise and to the point.
Google
5.0/5
Feb 20, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Grants Pass
I’ve had nothing but an amazing experience at this dental office. I love the staff, they connect on a very personal level and provide a good laugh.
Google
5.0/5
Jan 30, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Grants Pass
I am not 1 who likes going to the dentist but dr. Lalande has made a wonderful experience. And his assistant are great.
Google
5.0/5
Jan 20, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Grants Pass
I had some dental work done today... Trina and Dr. LaLande were amazing!!! Trina helped me work through my nerves and Dr. LaLande is so incredibly gentle. They are both wonderfully friendly and extremely professional. I recommend them both for any dental work, major or routine!
Google
5.0/5
Dec 31, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Grants Pass
Fixed me up right! Kind, gental, friendly!
Google
5.0/5
Dec 10, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Grants Pass
These guys are so nice! They even brought me a blanket when I was cold during a filing I was getting done.
Google
5.0/5
Oct 24, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Grants Pass
I am a new patient at smile keepers and ive been there twice. The staff is really nice they made me feel relaxed in my chair. The Dr. and his assistants told me everything i need to know on what they will do. I am very pleased. I look forward to each visit with smile keepers. Thank you. Luella M Plunkett
Google
5.0/5
Jul 9, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Grants Pass
Dr.. Townsend and her assistant are absolutely amazing! They generally care and make you feel comfortable. They made me feel at ease and explained everything they were doing.
Gentle Dental Grants Pass replied on Jul 11, 2019:
Holly Zamora, we're happy you found our staff to be so supportive during your experience here at Smile Keepers Grants Pass.

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
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • 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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  • Dentures & Partials
  • Veneers
  • Crowns & Bridges
  • Implants

Specialty Dentistry

Our extensive network of neighborhood practitioners make it easy to find dental specialists.
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  • Orthodontists
  • Endodontists
  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Periodontists

Pediatric Dentistry

Our pediatric services include a variety of treatments and specialties for patients looking to enhance their smiles.
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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.

A&I BENEFIT PLAN
AARP DENTAL
ADVENTIST HEALTH PPO
AETNA CHOICE PLAN
AETNA PPO
ALLCARE CCO - CDC
AMERITAS PPO
ANTHEM ADVANTAGE
ANTHEM COMPLETE BC/BS
ANTHEM DENTAL
APWU
ARM
ASK PROGRAM-ORTHO
ASSURANT FORTIS PPO
BC/BS FEDERAL
BC/BS FEDERAL-PNW
BC/BS OF ID PPO
BC/BS OF IL PPO
BC/BS OF MA PPO
BC/BS OF MI PPO
BC/BS OF OR PPO
BC/BS OF TN PPO
BEST LIFE & HEALTH
BLUE CROSS FED EMP-PNW
CAPITOL DENTAL
CAREFIRST BC/BS
CAREINGTON
CAREINGTON DISCOUNT PLAN
CAREINGTON PLAN CLAIMS
CAS COASTAL ADMIN
CASCADE CCO - CDC
CASH PATIENT
CENTRAL UNITED LIFE
CHESAPEAKE LIFE
CIGNA PPO
COLUMBIA PACIFIC CCO-CDC
COMPANION LIFE
COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH
CYPRESS
DELTA AZ-PPO
DELTA CA-PPO
DELTA DENTAL ARKANSAS
DELTA DENTAL FEDERAL
DELTA DENTAL GEORGIA
DELTA DENTAL IDAHO
DELTA DENTAL ILLINOIS
DELTA DENTAL IOWA
DELTA DENTAL KANSAS
DELTA DENTAL MASS
DELTA DENTAL MICHIGAN
DELTA DENTAL MINNESOTA
DELTA DENTAL MISSOURI
DELTA DENTAL NEW JERSEY
DELTA DENTAL OREGON
DELTA DENTAL PENN
DELTA DENTAL TENNESSEE
DELTA DENTAL VIRGINIA
DELTA MN - TARGET
DELTA MN - WELLS FARGO
DELTA-TRICARE RETIREE
DENTAL SELECT
DENTEGRA
DISCOUNT PATIENT
DMAP
DOMINION DENTAL
EASTERN OREGON CCO - CDC
EBMS
EMPLOYEE PAINTERS TRUST
FAMILY CARE CCO - CDC
FIND INSURANCE COMPANY
FIRST CONTINENTAL LIFE
GD SMILE DISCOUNT
GEHA - CONNECTION
GUARDIAN PPO
HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT
HEALTH PARTNERS
HEALTH RESOURCES
HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT
HEALTHCOMP
HEALTHSHARE CCO - CDC
HMA
HOMETOWN HEALTH
HPN CLAIM PLANS
HUMANA PPO
IHN CCO - CDC
JACKSONCARE CCO - CDC
KAISER DENTAL
KAISER PERMANENTE
KANSAS CITY LIFE
LIFEMAP
LINCOLN FINANCIAL
LINECO
MEDICO
MERCHANT BENEFIT ADMIN
METLIFE PPO
METLIFE-TRICARE FAM
NATIONAL GENERAL DENTAL
NORTHWEST IRON WORKERS
OPERATING ENGINEERS
OR PROCESSORS EMP TRUST
OREGON DENTAL SERVICE
PACIFIC SOURCE
PACIFIC SOURCE CCO - CDC
PAI
PHYSICIANS MUTUAL
PREMERA BC OF WA
PRIMARY HEALTH CCO-CDC
PRINCIPAL PPO
PROVIDENCE HEALTH PLAN
REGENCE BC/BS OF OR
REGENCE BC/BS OF OR FEP
REGENCE OF OR
SAMARITAN ADVANTAGE
SAMARITAN HEALTH SYSTEMS
SECURIAN DENTAL
SHASTA ADMINISTRATORS
SOUTHLAND NATIONAL
STANDARD INSURANCE
TRILLIUM
TRILLIUM CCO - CDC
UCCI - MIL ACTIVE DUTY
UCCI PPO
UCCI TRICARE / FMDP
UHC-UMR
UNITED HEALTH CARE PPO
WASHINGTON DENTAL SERV
WILLAMETTE DENTAL
WILLAMETTE DENTAL GROUP
WILLIAM C EARHART
WVCH CCO - CDC
YAMHILL CCO - CDC
ZENITH AMERICAN SOLUTION

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

541-474-4360

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.

Don’t see the service you need? Give us a call!

541-474-4360

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