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Hours

Monday 8:00-5:00
Tuesday 8:00-5:00
Wednesday 8:00-6:00
Thursday 8:00-6:00
Friday 8:00-4:00
Saturday 8:00-4:00 By Appt

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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

Located at 6395 Keizer Station Blvd Suite 101, Gentle Dental Keizer is proud to serve patients in and around Keizer, Oregon, including Chemawa, Northgate, and Hayesville.

At Gentle Dental Keizer, we pride ourselves on building relationships for life with our patients by providing a great patient experience, open communication, excellent service, and education to help maintain good oral health and overall well-being. We promise to make you feel valued, respected, and as important as family — that’s the Gentle Dental Way.

Using the latest technologies and techniques, our friendly team of dental professionals offers gentle, personalized family dentistry for patients of all ages. We can help you with all types of general dentistry and specialized dentistry, including endodontics, periodontics, cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, oral surgery, and teeth whitening. We also specialize in gentle pediatric dentistry to take care of our younger patients.

To maximize convenience and affordability, our office has flexible hours for your convenience, including evenings and weekends. We also accept most insurance plans, as well as all major PPOs and DHMOs. For those without dental insurance, we offer payment plans or the Gentle Dental Smile Plan, which provides low-cost preventive and diagnostic care, as well as discounts of 20 percent or more on most dental treatments.

Stop in and see us at Keizer Station. Our Gentle Dental Keizer Station office is conveniently located in the Keizer Station shopping center on Keizer Station Boulevard, directly off of Chemawa Road N.E. We are located next to Massage Envy and the T4 Tea House, and have convenient, handicapped-accessible parking for those who require it. To schedule an appointment or for further assistance, please call us at 971-239-1717. One of our friendly staff members will be happy to speak with you.

Meet The Team

WHO WE ARE

  • Dennis Johnson

    Dennis Johnson

    D.M.D Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Reviews

SEE WHAT OUR PATIENTS HAVE TO SAY!

4.9 /5
153 reviews
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5.0/5
Jun 9, 2021
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Friendly and the dentist was amazing when it came to giving me my numbing shot, I hardly felt it!! The hygienists are super nice too!!! Only bad thing is appts are usually booked out a ways. But understandable. The only bad thing I have to say is that I wish they would have the patient fill out the Covid questions, and if you’ve had the vaccine or not. I feel that when everyone can hear your response it becomes to personal, and other patients don’t need to hear whether you’ve received the vaccine or not. It made me uncomfortable.
Google
5.0/5
Jun 2, 2021
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Undoubtedly the best dental clinic I’ve ever visited. Everyone here is so kind and caring and they just genuinely want the best for you and your smile. Laura helped me throughout my visit and I have never been treated with such warmth and kindness. I am so happy to have found Gentle Dental.
Gentle Dental Keizer Station replied on Jun 9, 2021:
Hi BenjI, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
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5.0/5
Jun 2, 2021
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Always amazing kind service with all 5 of my kiddos. When we moved back we immediately thought of getting our kids back to them. Great staff and dentist
Gentle Dental Keizer Station replied on Jun 4, 2021:
Dear Vanessa, Thank you for the kind feedback. At the Gentle Dental Keizer Station, 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.
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5.0/5
May 25, 2021
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I've been going here for 6 years. The people at the front, the Drs,the assistants and the people who clean your teeth are very nice. The Dr who does my braces is the best.
Gentle Dental Keizer Station replied on May 25, 2021:
Hi Breyerhorses 22, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
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5.0/5
May 13, 2021
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I had the most anxiety at my visit last month but Sara Was amazing at comforting me and making my experience the best it could be. I give her 5 stars and major kudos!!
Google
5.0/5
May 7, 2021
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If you have not been to the dentist in five years or so because of whatever reason... but you know you need to and you feel ready. This is the place to go. Ask for Lara. I dragged myself there kicking and screaming all the way. I promised myself a new fish if I followed through with going (bribed myself). Tears started to flow as soon as it was time for x-rays. Lara went above and beyond to do everything in her power to help me get through this. The dentist is extremely kind as well. I have no fear of going back for my cleaning. Imagine that. Afterward I bought 2 fish and 2 frogs 🐟🐠🐸🐸. Oh, and no cavities!!!🦷 Andrea
Gentle Dental Keizer Station replied on May 12, 2021:
Dear Andrea, 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 Keizer Station, it means a lot to us to know you had a great experience and we look forward to seeing you on your next visit.
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5.0/5
May 6, 2021
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I had a very good experience here. The staff is great. The Dentist was very friendly and helpful. I like that they don't try to push you into getting work done and they just tell you your options. I highly recommend Gentle Dental.
Gentle Dental Keizer Station replied on May 13, 2021:
Hi Bill, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
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5.0/5
Apr 14, 2021
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kind. knowledgeable and on time!
Gentle Dental Keizer Station replied on May 4, 2021:
Mork, we're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit.
Google
5.0/5
Apr 13, 2021
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Laurie, Laura, and Dr. Lau were kind and did a fantastic job with my cleaning and I look forward to my followup. 5 Stars.
Gentle Dental Keizer Station replied on Apr 13, 2021:
Thank you for taking the time to let us know how we did. We will pass along your comments to the team here at Gentle Dental Keizer Station!
Google
5.0/5
Apr 13, 2021
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First time at this dental office in keizer. We were very impressed with Ms. Shanice's work ethic! She was very accommodating, calm, collective and knowledgeable about the dental industry; she made me (father) and my daughter feel very comfortable with the dental procedures. Shanice would also be great working with children as they are normally very anxious/nervous when seeing their dentist. Dr. Lau was also pleasant as was Miriam his assistant. We definitely recommend this location and look forward to coming back for our family's dental care. Thank you Gentle Dental!!
Gentle Dental Keizer Station replied on Apr 13, 2021:
Dear Mark Dc, 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 Keizer Station, it means a lot to us to know you had a great experience and we look forward to seeing you on your next visit.
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5.0/5
Apr 7, 2021
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Very good experience at Gentle Dental. Friendly staff made me feel at ease . Looking forward to my next visit
Gentle Dental Keizer Station replied on Apr 9, 2021:
Hi Jeff, thank you so much for your positive comments about Gentle Dental Keizer Station!
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5.0/5
Apr 6, 2021
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Everyone was so kind and welcoming! They made me feel comfortable, two lovely ladies that help me today were really helpful! I recommend anyone who is looking for a new dental place to go definitely check them out!:)
Gentle Dental Keizer Station replied on Apr 7, 2021:
Hi Miguel, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
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5.0/5
Mar 25, 2021
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I had a great experience. I have a lot of anxiety especially going to the dentist, and they made me feel comfortable. The staff was friendly, and judgment free. They said I was only going to get X-rays done because they were pretty booked up, but they were able to also squeeze in the cleaning all in the same appointment, so that was great!! I would strongly recommend this location, it was worth the trip to Keizer for me!!
Gentle Dental Keizer Station replied on Apr 15, 2021:
Dear Forrest, Thank you for the kind feedback. At the Gentle Dental Keizer Station, 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.
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5.0/5
Mar 21, 2021
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Definitely recommend! I have the worst dental anxiety in the world! They made sure i was comfortable, Dr Johnson was very thorough wuth explaining his procedures and what to expect. Had oral surgery which i was terrified but they put me out fir my procedure and i had 4 teeth pulled including 1 wisdom tooth. Ive had very little pain from it afterwards and i am so relieved! Best dentist ever ❤❤❤💯
Gentle Dental Keizer Station replied on Mar 22, 2021:
Dear Ashley, Thank you for the delightful feedback. At the Gentle Dental Keizer Station, 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 19, 2021
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If you don’t want to read this review, just know I give Gentle Dental in Keizer a 5 star review. I’ve been going to Gentle Dental for a little over 5 years now and I’ve always felt welcomed. Each staff member has gone out of their way to make me feel comfortable and important. It’s more like a family here. I am known by name, voice, and even my laugh. If I was in the office, I was visited by a dental assistant, the manager, or a schedule coordinator, just for a friendly checkup and a quick catching up since my last visit. Specifically, Laura, Kory, and Sonia, respectively. Of course, Dr. Nguyen when I was taken back to see her. I recently stopped going to the dentist because of COVID and a career change. Even after almost a year away, Kory remembered who I was by voice when I called in and we picked up where we left off as if I never stopped going there. I started my journey with a wrecked mouth from my childhood and I wanted to just get all my teeth pulled and get dentures. I was talked out of that by Dr. Nguyen and Dr. Yamakawa. They showed me that I have more to work with than I realized and said my dream smile would be possible; it would just take a little time and money. I began with getting a couple root canals and a few fillings, followed by braces and a mouthful of crowns. I still have more work ahead but I will be with them until my mouth is complete to my standards. Dentistry takes time, skill, and forward thinking and they nail these subjects every time. I’ve nearly experienced the full spectrum of their practices and approve of each treatment I’ve received so far. Like I said before, every visit was like visiting a family member. I am able to speak my mind freely, share my concerns and have my opinion on my dental options valued, as well as collaborate a course of action that money/condition allowed. In the end, it’s my decision what I do with my mouth and they work with me to make that happen with no hesitation. Dr. Nguyen was so kind and reasonable, I wanted to cry when she left recently because she’s been so good to me and even backed my opinion on things like crown shades when other’s had doubts. She was personable and constantly asked if I was comfortable or needed anything during treatments, changing tools, or prepping for our exams. She did 8 of my crowns and they look phenomenal! I get compliments on my teeth every time I smile, and when I tell people they’re crowns, they’re stunned in disbelief because of how flawlessly they’re seated and look natural; even though they’re super white. I recently had my first appointment with the new Dentist, Dr. Lau. He’s just as brilliant, steady handed, and candid. I really appreciate his honesty and getting a yes or no answer for a yes or no question. I feel confident with his practice and feel like it’s an effortless transition. I look forward to more work from him and welcoming in another family member. I have a a bad experience with the lab lately. I had a few crowns that weren’t made to fit my teeth twice and we’re going for round three. This is at no fault of the dentists because a laboratory creates these crowns, and they’ve done an incredible job on my previous crowns, so I’m not quite sure what has changed/is changing with them, but I will probably have them switch labs if these next crowns come out a failure as well. It’s worth the wait because crafting crowns is an art/skill of it’s own and a dentist can only do so many adjustments before they need to pull the plug and send them back for another fitment. I’d rather have that than have them cemented in and sent on my way with janky looking teeth.
Gentle Dental Keizer Station replied on Mar 17, 2021:
Dear Matthew, 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 Keizer Station, it means a lot to us to know you had a great experience and we look forward to seeing you on your next visit.
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5.0/5
Mar 18, 2021
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Dr. Tidwell and hygienist Johnna were excellent. The doctor listened very well to my needs and took great care of my teeth!
Gentle Dental Keizer Station replied on Mar 19, 2021:
Hi Anne, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
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5.0/5
Mar 10, 2021
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Wonderful staff that is always friendly and helpful. I haven't been to the dentist in years and it was a very welcoming environment. Highly recommended!
Gentle Dental Keizer Station replied on Mar 10, 2021:
Hi Grady, thank you so much for your positive comments about Gentle Dental Keizer Station!
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5.0/5
Mar 9, 2021
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I actually already recommend them to everyone i know. There polite, there quick and efficient.
Gentle Dental Keizer Station replied on Mar 9, 2021:
Destiny, thank you for your kind words and this wonderful review!
Google
5.0/5
Mar 3, 2021
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Very kind, compassionate, and gentle. Highly recommend for those with anxiety around dentist! They are very sanitary and I felt they went above and beyond with covid precautions and safety for all.
Gentle Dental Keizer Station replied on Apr 29, 2021:
*********, your wonderful feedback and rating mean a lot to us.
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5.0/5
Mar 1, 2021
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Dr.Nguyen was very kind and gentle. Great visit.
Gentle Dental Keizer Station replied on Mar 10, 2021:
Johnna, we're glad to hear you enjoyed your 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
UNITED HEALTHCARE PPO
CIGNA PPO
AETNA PPO
WASHINGTON DENTAL SERV
GUARDIAN PPO
REGENCE BC/BS OF OR
HEALTHCOMP
AMERITAS PPO
HUMANA PPO
GEHA - CONNECTION
AETNA DMO-PNW
PRINCIPAL PPO
LINCOLN FINANCIAL
METLIFE-TRICARE FAM

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

(971) 267-2033

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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Gentle on Your Schedule

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

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