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Adult and Pediatric Services

We’re now open for dental care. Call us to schedule your next appointment or with any questions. Stay Safe!

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

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

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
Sep 24, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Happy Valley
Fast, friendly and professional experience with Dr. Lee and the staff at Gentle Dental. Looks like I found a new home for dental care!
Google
5.0/5
Aug 9, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Happy Valley
Dr. Lee is upfront and honest, and doesn't push you to do unnecessary work. He explains the work and process all along the way, so you know exactly what is being done. The staff is friendly and they are being cautious with COVID, so you can be at somewhat of a peace of mind while getting treatment.
Gentle Dental Happy Valley replied on Aug 10, 2021:
Dear Daniel, 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
Aug 9, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Happy Valley
I have had negative experiences at other Gentle Dental locations in the past, but my experience with Dr Lee and his staff was great. Dr Lee took the time to explain everything I had questions about, and he really cared; he didn’t seem like he was rushing to get to his next appointment. The procedures I have had done went quickly and as comfortably as possible; his staff also really helped to ensure things went smoothly especially with x-rays which I always have a hard time with.
Gentle Dental Happy Valley replied on Aug 10, 2021:
Dear Tora 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 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
Jul 30, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Happy Valley
Great folks to work with here.
Gentle Dental Happy Valley replied on Aug 3, 2021:
Thank you for taking the time to let us know how we did. We hope you have a great day!
Google
5.0/5
Jul 20, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Happy Valley
Staff is very friendly and makes you feel super safe and comfortable. Best dentist I’ve ever been to!
Gentle Dental Happy Valley replied on Jul 21, 2021:
Hi Hannah, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
Google
5.0/5
Jul 20, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Happy Valley
Very quick and professional, they do a great job 👍
Gentle Dental Happy Valley replied on Jul 21, 2021:
Thank you for taking the time to let us know how we did. We hope you have a great day!
Google
5.0/5
Jul 16, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Happy Valley
Staff are courteous and well organized. Dr Lee is very detailed in explaining the proceeder that he is performing. Answer my question and in simple terms to which I can understand. They are very clean and take very good care of you.
Gentle Dental Happy Valley replied on Jul 21, 2021:
Dear Samuel, 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
Jun 30, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Happy Valley
I would like to give Dr. Lee at Gentle Dental a five star rating and this shout-out is for him and his team and the excellent service and care they have provided me. I have gone from being terrified of the dentist office to being very comfortable with this professional team, thank you all for that. Sincerely, Michael Dennis
Gentle Dental Happy Valley replied on Jun 30, 2021:
Dear Michael, 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
Jun 15, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Happy Valley
I hate dentists. I hate everything about going, getting treatment, having to schedule, EVERYTHING! Dr Lee makes the whole thing not suck. Great service, communication and flexibility. I cannot recommend him highly enough.
Gentle Dental Happy Valley replied on Aug 19, 2021:
Kevin, your satisfaction is our top priority.
Google
5.0/5
Jun 14, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Happy Valley
Dr. Lee and his team are wonderful! Answered all my questions and concerns. My teeth look and feel great! Thank you for everything you do!
Google
5.0/5
Jun 14, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Happy Valley
Dr. Lee is great! He is patient, personable, and really cares for his patients. You'll be in good hands.
Gentle Dental Happy Valley replied on Sep 9, 2021:
We appreciate your positive review about your recent experience with us!
Google
5.0/5
May 21, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Happy Valley
Great experience, everyone that worked with me was very clear about what they were doing and making sure I was comfortable. Favorite dentist I have ever had!
Gentle Dental Happy Valley replied on May 21, 2021:
Josselyn, we're happy you found our staff to be so supportive during your experience here at Gentle Dental Happy Valley.
Google
5.0/5
May 21, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Happy Valley
Our entire family of 5 has had nothing but the best experience and attention from Dr Lee and his staff. Other Gentle Dental offices are hit and miss but these guys are a win win always.
Gentle Dental Happy Valley replied on May 26, 2021:
Hi Eric, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
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.
Gentle Dental Happy Valley replied on May 19, 2021:
Hi Dona-raye Simmons, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
Google
5.0/5
May 3, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Happy Valley
Everyone treated me with kindness and respect. Everyone had a pleasant demeanor. I had two filings, which went smoothly. They made sure I was informed about the health of my teeth/gums and what would happen each step of my procedure. I highly recommend 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
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.

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.

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