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Hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday 8:00-5:00
Wednesday 8:00-6:00
Thursday 7:00-5:00
Friday 7:00-4:00
Saturday Closed

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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

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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.

Meet The Team

WHO WE ARE

Reviews

SEE WHAT OUR PATIENTS HAVE TO SAY!

4.9 /5
418 reviews
Google
5.0/5
Sep 16, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Downtown Portland
Docs, techs, and staff I have worked with are all kind and professional. Dr. Grant and Dr. Fuller are both serious, straightforward, and gentle. Easy to schedule, good COVID precautions.
Gentle Dental Downtown Portland replied on Sep 23, 2021:
Dear Alyssa, Thank you for the kind feedback. At the Gentle Dental Downtown Portland, 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
Jul 9, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Downtown Portland
The staff here are incredible. The ladies at the front desk are professional and great. And thats just walking in the front door. I felt welcomed bringing my teeth situation here. I’m happy with the outcome. And truly grateful for the experience. The team here is great. Don’t hesitate to inquire. 6th and Main
Gentle Dental Downtown Portland replied on Jul 12, 2021:
Dear Ismael, Thank you for the kind feedback. At the Gentle Dental Downtown Portland, 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 29, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Downtown Portland
They do a great job here. Everyone is really nice. I have been coming here for years and recommend them.
Gentle Dental Downtown Portland replied on Jul 12, 2021:
Hi Nick, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
Google
5.0/5
Jun 25, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Downtown Portland
Have always had good service and dental treatment here.
Gentle Dental Downtown Portland replied on Aug 3, 2021:
Hi Kent, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
Google
5.0/5
Jun 15, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Downtown Portland
I’m here to attest that flagship office is honoring its namesake. I recently had the most gentle teeth cleaning of my life and I just had to write a review. Due to COVID a lot of dental offices are experiencing staffing shortages, so it just so happened that my dentist himself had to do my cleaning: Dr. Fuller. I’ve been with him for a couple of years and he’s been great - but I’m not joking when I say I stopped him mid-cleaning to ask that he provide hands-on technique training to all his staff. I hardly felt anything. Now I know it’s not realistic to assume your dentist can do your cleaning every time - but one time here is all it will take to have you convinced that teeth cleaning can be a pleasant experience and Gentle Dental can give that to you.
Google
5.0/5
Feb 10, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Downtown Portland
Great experience. I especially appreciate the extra effort that DAs and hygienists do. I recommend to anyone looking for dental work.
Gentle Dental Downtown Portland replied on Feb 15, 2021:
Essaia, we strive for 100% satisfaction, and it is great to see you had such a positive experience at Gentle Dental Downtown Portland.
Google
5.0/5
Feb 8, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Downtown Portland
Very friendly and efficient. Highly recommend.
Gentle Dental Downtown Portland replied on Feb 15, 2021:
Clay, we are very happy we could provide you with a positive experience!
Google
5.0/5
Feb 1, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Downtown Portland
Love the staff. Jackie is my favorite. So polite made me feel comfortable. Definitely will refer
Gentle Dental Downtown Portland replied on Feb 1, 2021:
Mary, thank you for your kind review; we are happy to pass along your comments to the team here at Gentle Dental Downtown Portland!
Google
5.0/5
Jan 29, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Downtown Portland
Jackie, ,my hygienist at Gentle Dental is personable, knowledgeable and thoroughly knows her craft. She makes recommendations and explains the reasons why they would help with my dental care, she definitely cares about her patients. I highly recommend Jackie to anyone looking for high quality dental care. Pat Corbett, patient
Gentle Dental Downtown Portland replied on Mar 10, 2021:
Dear Patricia, Thank you for the delightful feedback. At the Gentle Dental Downtown Portland, 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
Jan 28, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Downtown Portland
Fantastic service. Dr. Fuller is the best and it shows with those he hires. Truly professional. Best, most efficient cleaning I’ve found. Top notch clinic. Nothing, NOTHING wrong with going to a gentle dental.
Google
5.0/5
Jan 8, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Downtown Portland
Very organized and efficient office! They seem to be staggering appointments due to COVID so there aren’t too many people in the office. The receptionists, especially Danielle are great too! I had to get many fillings done and a deep cleaning, and the doctors made me feel comfortable and the whole process was 99% painless. Looking forward to my next visit :)
Gentle Dental Downtown Portland replied on Jan 27, 2021:
Dear Julian, 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 Downtown Portland, it means a lot to us to know you had a great experience and we look forward to seeing you on your next visit.
Facebook
5.0/5
Dec 10, 2020
Facebook Gentle Dental Downtown Portland
Downtown gentle dental staff are friendly, knowledgeable, professional, and great at what they do. Dr. Fuller has an excellent chair side presence, listened to my concerns, gave me treatment options and excellent care. The hygienists always do a great job too. Highly recommend.
Gentle Dental Downtown Portland replied on Dec 11, 2020:
Dear Linda Tomassi, 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 Downtown Portland, 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 10, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Downtown Portland
Being referred to the downtown Portland office was not my preference, given that I had to drive from South Salem. This was because the periodontist I had left; so I was referred to a new one. However, I do not regret the trip. I found the office staff friendly, proficient and professional. I was most impressed with Dr. Grant, to whom I was referred, as well as her assistant, Stephanie. Dr. Grant is most impressive, knowledgeable, yet describes every proposed procedure clearly, without being patronizing. While I have a medical background (of which she was unaware), I appreciated her outline and prognoses, putting my mind at ease that I am in good hands. Following the evaluation, and in setting up the next appointment, her staff was efficient in reviewing the costs and other factors. While I'll be seeing Dr. Grant in facilities a little closer for me, I give this Portland office the highest marks.
Google
5.0/5
Sep 25, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Downtown Portland
Great offices start with friendly receptionists. I will be back, as I was treated with kindness. The periodontist and her assistant are lovely smart women with a kind demeanor. Who says women aren’t good with tools?
Gentle Dental Downtown Portland replied on Oct 8, 2019:
Dear Sunday Glamour, Thank you for taking the time to post your kind words. At, Gentle Dental Downtown Portland, 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 6, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Downtown Portland
Over the years, I have always been so happy going to Gentle Dental in downtown Portland. Everyone is kind, helpful, and efficient, and Dr. Fuller is the best dentist ever. I trust him a hundred percent.
Gentle Dental Downtown Portland replied on Jun 25, 2019:
Pilar Arias, thank you for your kind words and this wonderful review!
Google
5.0/5
Apr 26, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Downtown Portland
Very professional and great service to everyone there specifically Tiana, Angel, Danielle and Becky
Gentle Dental Downtown Portland replied on May 10, 2019:
Karla Baró, thank you for your kind review; we are happy to pass along your comments to the team here at Gentle Dental Downtown Portland!
Google
5.0/5
Jan 24, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Downtown Portland
From when I first walk in, till I finish my appointment, I have been treated excellent. Whether it’s the front desk, the hygienists or Dr. Fuller, all have been helpful, informative, caring and gentle.
Gentle Dental Downtown Portland replied on Jan 25, 2019:
Hi Tracy Bellman, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
Google
5.0/5
Jul 12, 2018
Google Gentle Dental Downtown Portland
Have used this office for years. Staff may come and go but I have always gotten grew at service with courteous sand caring staff
Google
5.0/5
Jun 20, 2018
Google Gentle Dental Downtown Portland
Wonderful service in every aspect...super friendly and helpful staff.
Gentle Dental Downtown Portland replied on Feb 8, 2018:
Belinda Adkisson, thank you so much for the positive review!
Google
5.0/5
Apr 5, 2018
Google Gentle Dental Downtown Portland
They are always very friendly, do great work for a reasonable price, have great referrals and keep up to date with best practices.
Gentle Dental Downtown Portland replied on Apr 16, 2018:
Kathryn Burlingham, your satisfaction is our top priority.

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

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

(503) 468-7191

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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