FRIENDLY, CONVENIENT & FLEXIBLE
Our experienced Dental Professionals use the latest techniques to be as gentle as possible.
We accept most insurance plans, have a discount plan for those without, and offer flexible payment options.
We make your life easier with convenient hours including evenings and weekends.
Our general dentistry services take care of the daily dental needs of you and your family.
Our cosmetic services include a variety of treatments for patients looking to enhance their smiles.
Our extensive network of neighborhood practitioners make it easy to find dental specialists.
Our pediatric services include a variety of treatments and specialties for patients looking to enhance their smiles.
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
UNITED HEALTHCARE PPO
WASHINGTON DENTAL SERV
DELTA MN - WELLS FARGO
REGENCE BC/BS OF OR
DELTA DENTAL PENN
REGENCE DENTAL CLAIMS
...and many more.
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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.
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 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.
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:
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.
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LEARN ABOUT US
Gentle Dental Downtown Portland is conveniently located in the Congress Center on S.W. 5th Avenue between S.W. Salmon Street and S.W. Main Street.
We offer flexible hours including early mornings for your convenience and accept most insurance plans. For those without dental insurance we offer our Gentle Dental Smile Plan that provides low cost preventive and diagnostic care and discounts of 20% or more on all dental treatment. We also have flexible payment plans and financing available as needed.
Our friendly team of dental professionals is eager to put a smile on your face by providing sincere and compassionate care. We offer gentle, personalized family dentistry for patients of all ages, including children’s orthodontics and pediatric dentistry. Our skilled team of dentists can help you with all types of general dentistry, periodontics and endodontics, cosmetic dentistry, dental implants and veneers, oral surgery, teeth whitening, and much more.
We pride ourselves on building relationships for life with our patients by providing a great patient experience, open communication, service excellence for all your dental needs, and education to help maintain good oral health and overall well-being. As part of the Gentle Dental Way, we promise to make you feel valued, respected and as important as family.
Stop in and see us on S.W. 5th Avenue. Convenient parking is located nearby, including handicap-accessible parking. To set up an appointment or for further assistance, please call us at 503-468-7191. One of our friendly staff members will be happy to speak with you.
WHO WE ARE
D.D.S., General Dentistry
D.D.S., General Dentistry
When asked what he enjoys most about his profession, Dr. Fuller replies: “The ability to make a difference in a patient’s health!”
Born and raised in Boise, Idaho, Dr. Fuller received his Bachelor of Science degree from Boise State, and his dental degree from Creighton University. Dr. Fuller completed his general practice residency at OHSU and is a general dentist licensed to practice in Oregon. He is a member of the American Dental Association and the Oregon Dental Association, and he is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry. Prior to joining the Downtown Portland office in 2008, Dr. Fuller practiced at Gentle Dental Gresham for thirteen years.
Outside of the office, Dr. Fuller likes to bundle up his backpack and discover the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest. He also enjoys skiing, surfing, and golfing.
B.S. – Boise State University
D.D.S. – Creighton University
American Dental Association
Oregon Dental Association
Fellow – Academy of General Dentistry
Dr. Grant is committed to providing comprehensive, quality care with superior long term results. Dr. Grant fulfills all periodontal care and implant services, in a safe comfortable and caring environment for patients of all ages. She encourages her patients to be involved in their treatment in order to achieve the best results possible, and is always open to questions and is attentive to each person’s needs.
After graduating from Tufts University in Boston, Dr. Grant received both her Dental Degree and her Periodontic Certificate from the Temple University School of Dentistry in Philadelphia, PA.
Dr. Grant is an Oregonian native. She has taught Periodontics at Temple University and the University of Pennsylvania. She recently completed eight years on the Oregon Board of Dentistry.
B.S., –Tufts University in Boston D.M.D.–Temple University School of Dentistry Periodontic Certificate–Temple University School of Dentistry
Oregon Board of Dentistry
Dr. Alcazar says, “I consider myself fortunate to have the opportunity to work in a profession that is rewarding for both my patients and myself. The best part about being an orthodontist is building personal relationships with each patient and to witness how the patient’s overall attitude and confidence changes positively as we improve their smile during treatment.”
Dr. Alcazar is the son of a dentist himself. He earned his Dental Degree and his first Orthodontic Certificate in Peru where he is originally from. He earned his second Orthodontic Certificate from the Jacksonville University School of Orthodontics in Florida, where he also taught for 3 years before moving to the Pacific Northwest. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and a current member of the American Association of Orthodontics and the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontics. He is also fluent in Spanish.
Dr. Alcazar says, “I like watching and practicing sports: tennis, racquetball, ping-pong and soccer are among my favorites. I enjoy spending time with my daughter and exploring all the outdoor activities that Oregon has to offer, like biking, hiking, kayaking, paddle boarding, windsurfing and camping–as well as traveling and discovering new places.”
B.S.–San Martin de Porres, Peru
D.D.S.– San Martin de Porres School of Dentistry, Peru
Orthodontics Certificate–Jacksonville University School of Dentistry, Florida
Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
American Association of Orthodontists
Board Certified–American Board of Orthodontics
Dr. Vaughan takes great pride in his work as a dental specialist. He consistently strives for perfection and never compromises on the care taken and delivered to his patients. Because each patient has individual needs, he makes sure to provide tailor-made solutions and education.
After receiving his BS in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Washington, Dr. Vaughan was awarded his Dental Degree from the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine. He practiced as a general dentist for two years before completing his Endodontic Fellowship and Residency in Endodontics at OHSU.
Dr. Vaughan was born and raised on a ranch in Northeastern Oregon, outside of the town of Halfway. He enjoys spending his free time with his wife Cathy, and their two young sons Tobin & Connor. They try to get outside and explore as much of Oregon as possible!
B.S., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology–University of Washington
D.D.S.–University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine
Endodontic Certificate–OHSU School of Dentistry
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