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Hours

Monday 8:00-5:00
Tuesday 10:00-7:00
Wednesday 7:00-5:00
Thursday 8:00-5:00
Friday 7:00-4:00
Saturday 8:00-3:00 (3rd Saturday)

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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 Happy Valley Gentle Dental is conveniently located on SE Sunnyside Road at the intersection with SE 172nd Avenue and across the road from Emmanuel Community Church.

        We offer flexible appointment hours to accommodate your busy schedule, and we accept most dental insurance and PPOs. Patients without insurance can sign up for the Gentle Dental Smile Plan, which provides low-cost preventative and diagnostic services with discounted fees for almost all dental procedures.

        Our gentle, compassionate Happy Valley dentists provide general dentistry to patients of all ages, from infants to adults. Our team provides all the dental care you need, including root canals, oral surgery, crowns, dentures, and more. Achieve the smile you always wanted with our orthodontic and cosmetic services. We also offer emergency treatment.

        We take pride in the calming, relaxed environment of our office, and our gentle staff will make your appointment as stress-free as possible. Open communication is vital for successful oral health, so our experienced team will explain every procedure and help you choose the treatment that’s best for you.

        Stop in to see us at our SE Sunnyside Road office. To set up an appointment or for further assistance, please call us at 503-673-2662. One of our friendly staff members will be happy to speak with you.

        Meet The Team

        WHO WE ARE

        • Kim Erickson

          Kim Erickson

          D.M.D., M.D., Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

        Reviews

        SEE WHAT OUR PATIENTS HAVE TO SAY!

        5.0 /5
        49 reviews
        Google
        5.0/5
        May 11, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Happy Valley
        I love everyone at this location, they really care about the comfort and safety of everyone coming in.
        Google
        4.0/5
        May 8, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Happy Valley
        We visited this facility for the first time yesterday. Impressed with the competency of all the staff and the personable interaction. Looking forward to their care.
        Gentle Dental Happy Valley replied on May 10, 2021:
        Micheline, we strive for 100% satisfaction, and it is great to see you had such a positive experience at Gentle Dental Happy Valley.
        Google
        5.0/5
        Apr 27, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Happy Valley
        Dr Lee is the best dentist I've ever seen! He explains everything in a way that makes sense, and really seems to care about providing appropriate and conservative care. I appreciate his approach because taking care of your teeth seems to be his top priority. If you're looking for a new dentist or searching for one that is top notch, schedule an appointment with Dr Lee!
        Gentle Dental Happy Valley replied on Apr 29, 2021:
        Dear Jaclyn, Thank you for taking the time to post your kind words. At, Gentle Dental Happy Valley, 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
        Apr 24, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Happy Valley
        This place lives up to its 5 star reputation!!!!! I have so much anxiety going to the dentist that I have avoided it for years. I researched dentists in the Portland area and switched to Happy Valley Gentle Dental because of its positive reviews. The phone call to make the appt, meeting with the dental assistant, the hygienist, and Dr. Lee was unbelievably PLEASANT. They all were so welcoming, patient, and understanding. Dr. Lee validated my fears and took baby steps to ensure I'd feel safe and calm. Unfortunately, due to my avoidance, I am now facing a mouth full of cavities. I've had one repaired so far, and Dr. Lee slowly walked me through the whole process with warmth and kindness as he was working. I've had several dentists in my life and this is the BEST one. Also, I have good insurance now but used to have Medicaid. If you don't have insurance, or have OHP, this place will not judge or shame you. It's an atmosphere of safety and respect. I feel comfortable going back and recommend this place 100%!
        Gentle Dental Happy Valley replied on Apr 30, 2021:
        Dear Kristina, Thank you for the kind feedback. At the Gentle Dental Happy Valley, 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
        Apr 23, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Happy Valley
        Great office! I can't remember the last time I had a dentist who sat and chatted with me about my dental goals. I'd definitely recommend coming here.
        Gentle Dental Happy Valley replied on Apr 26, 2021:
        Dear Jill, Thank you for taking the time to post your kind words. At, Gentle Dental Happy Valley, 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
        Apr 13, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Happy Valley
        Dr. Lee is the best! I have never had a dentist as knowledgeable, thorough and caring as he is! He makes a real effort and takes the time to make sure his patients understand everything and he explains everything very well. So glad the dentist like him still exist!
        Gentle Dental Happy Valley replied on Apr 29, 2021:
        Dear Crystal, Thank you for the kind feedback. At the Gentle Dental Happy Valley, 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
        Apr 9, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Happy Valley
        Dr Lee has been working with my daughter through the process of getting a crown. He was very understanding of her worries and took the time to explain every step of the process to her. After every appointment, he would check in the next day to see how she was doing. The office staff and hygienists are equally as kind and considerate. We truly appreciate Dr Lee and would highly recommend him and this office to anyone at any age.
        Gentle Dental Happy Valley replied on Apr 9, 2021:
        Dear Kare, Thank you for taking the time to post your kind words. At, Gentle Dental Happy Valley, 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
        Apr 9, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Happy Valley
        The Gentle Dental HV team has been good to me for a long time now and I haven’t had any bad experiences with cavity and cleaning procedures. I’ve been to some bad dentists, but Dr. Lee and his crew make sure to make your appointment go as smooth as possible.
        Gentle Dental Happy Valley replied on Apr 14, 2021:
        Dear Angela, Thank you for the kind feedback. At the Gentle Dental Happy Valley, 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
        Apr 2, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Happy Valley
        Wonderful staff and Dr. Lee is excellent. Our family moved over from another location after reading all the wonderful reviews about this office. They are kind, efficent and do not pressure you into any unneeded procedures.
        Gentle Dental Happy Valley replied on Apr 13, 2021:
        Dear Andrea, Thank you for the kind feedback. At the Gentle Dental Happy Valley, 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
        Mar 17, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Happy Valley
        The Practice Manager takes time to help with each client's independent needs.
        Gentle Dental Happy Valley replied on Mar 17, 2021:
        Hi Mona, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Mar 5, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Happy Valley
        Honestly, best dental experience of my life. Dr. Lee is amazing and so is his staff. We also take my four young kids to him (only change I would request from corporate Gentle Dental is TVs for kids like pediatric dentists have). Excellent care all around.
        Gentle Dental Happy Valley replied on Mar 5, 2021:
        Liberty, thank you for your kind review; we are happy to pass along your comments to the team here at Gentle Dental Happy Valley!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Mar 4, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Happy Valley
        Dr. Lee is professional and likes to be on-time. He is knowledgeable and answers questions thoroughly.
        Gentle Dental Happy Valley replied on Mar 5, 2021:
        Hi Robin, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Feb 26, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Happy Valley
        Very friendly and helpful. I grew up in poverty with spotty dental care at best. Now I can afford SOME dental work and Dr. Li and staff have been super helpful in helping plan my dental work based on what I can afford and what is a priority. I have been consistently impressed by how little pain and discomfort I have had from the various procedures I have had done. Including the dental surgery I had performed at this office. Highly recommend.
        Gentle Dental Happy Valley replied on Apr 29, 2021:
        Dear Chris, Thank you for the kind feedback. At the Gentle Dental Happy Valley, 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
        Feb 19, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Happy Valley
        I went to this particular Gentle Dental due to all the wonderfully positive reviews and I am so happy I did! Scheduling an appointment was easy as everyone on the phone was so nice and informative. Once my appointment began, the front office employee told me about a discount program to those who do not have insurance, like myself. It was very reassuring that no one "shamed" me for not having insurance! Dr. Lee and I made a plan of highest priority issues to lowest and, again, made sure not to overwhelm me with information or costs! During my next appointment (to get a cavity filled), everyone made sure I was comfortable and didn't feel a thing! I wish I went here sooner!!!! Thank you!
        Gentle Dental Happy Valley replied on Feb 22, 2021:
        Dear Kelsy, Thank you for the kind feedback. At the Gentle Dental Happy Valley, 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
        Feb 2, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Happy Valley
        Got my first crown and the experience was much better than I was anticipating. It was painless and quick. I have my new crown and it is just like the original tooth only much better. Wish all my teeth felt so good.
        Gentle Dental Happy Valley replied on Feb 2, 2021:
        Susan, we're happy you found our staff to be so supportive during your experience here at Gentle Dental Happy Valley.
        Google
        5.0/5
        Jan 22, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Happy Valley
        Dr. Lee is very trustworthy and has earned my trust back in dentistry. After bad experiences with other dentists, trying to give me crowns that were not needed and poor mouth guards, I was very surprised with his care. Not only did he save my teeth, but he found the most affordable options and greatly listened to me. I wouldn’t go to anyone else!
        Gentle Dental Happy Valley replied on Jan 22, 2021:
        Dear Caitlin, Thank you for taking the time to post your kind words. At, Gentle Dental Happy Valley, 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 22, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Happy Valley
        Friendly and professional staff. I am very happy with my dental procedure.
        Gentle Dental Happy Valley replied on Jan 22, 2021:
        Hi Cindy, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Dec 22, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Happy Valley
        The team at the Happy Valley branch is very attentive and takes the time to listen to my concerns. They are also willing to be adaptive as my personal dental journey has had some interesting ups and downs!
        Gentle Dental Happy Valley replied on Dec 22, 2020:
        Melissa Sondergeld-hood, we strive for 100% satisfaction, and it is great to see you had such a positive experience at Gentle Dental Happy Valley.
        Google
        5.0/5
        Nov 20, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Happy Valley
        I have been taking my family to Dr. Lee at his practice in happy valley for almost 6 years now. Great service from him and his staff. They have always taken cared of my kids when we have dental needs. Finding the right dentist is as hard as finding a good primary care Dr., once you find one you are golden. Thanks Dr. Lee and team for such great care and service.
        Gentle Dental Happy Valley replied on Dec 9, 2020:
        Dear Johnny Sourisa, Thank you for taking the time to post your kind words. At, Gentle Dental Happy Valley, 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 16, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Happy Valley
        Really appreciate Dr. Lee! He explains what is going on with your teeth in layman terms and options for treatment. Explaining the Pros and Cons in a manner that feels Like he is on your side in the decision. Highly recommend Dr. Lee if you are looking for a dentist that cares for your needs now and for your longterm health!

        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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        • 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
        • Endodontists
        • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
        • Periodontists
        • Prosthodontists

        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.

        OREGON DENTAL SERVICE
        METLIFE PPO
        WASHINGTON DENTAL SERV
        CIGNA PPO
        UNITED HEALTHCARE PPO
        AETNA DMO-PNW
        AETNA PPO
        GUARDIAN PPO
        AMERITAS PPO
        REGENCE DENTAL CLAIMS
        DELTA CA-PPO
        STANDARD INSURANCE
        DOMINION DENTAL
        HEALTHCOMP
        REGENCE BC/BS OF OR
        LINCOLN FINANCIAL

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

        (503) 673-2662

        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!

        (503) 673-2662

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        Gentle on Your Schedule

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

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