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Hours

Monday 7:00 – 5:30
Tuesday 7:00 – 5:30
Wednesday 7:00 – 5:30
Thursday 7:00 – 5:30
Friday 8:00 – 5:30
Saturday Closed

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  • Monday – Thursday: 7:15am – 8pm PST
  • Friday: 7:15am – 6pm PST
  • Saturday: 7:30am – 4pm PST

Schedule an Appointment

Please contact our office by phone or complete the appointment request form below. Our scheduling coordinator will connect with you to confirm the appointment.



New Patients

$50 Exam & X-Rays

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$100 Off

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Ortho Special

Braces from $99 Month

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To Know Us Is To Love Us

LEARN ABOUT US

Gentle Dental Skyline is conveniently located on Liberty Road S. near the intersection with Skyline Road S., across the street from Walgreens.

We offer flexible hours including early mornings 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. Our skilled team of dentists can help you with all types of general dentistry, orthodontics, 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. We promise to make you feel valued, respected and as important as family. That’s the Gentle Dental Way.

Stop in and see us on Liberty Road S. We offer convenient, handicap-accessible parking. To set up an appointment or for further assistance, please call us at 503-395-0416. One of our friendly staff members will be happy to speak with you.

Meet The Team

WHO WE ARE

  • James Means

    James Means

    D.M.D., General Dentist

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  • Jordan Peterschmidt

    Jordan Peterschmidt

    D.M.D. General Dentist

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  • Richard Mounce

    Richard Mounce

    D.D.S., Endodontist

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  • Richard Teel

    Richard Teel

    D.D.S. Orthodontist

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  • Sayij Makkattil

    Sayij Makkattil

    B.D.S., M.D.S., M.S.D. Periodontist

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Reviews

SEE WHAT OUR PATIENTS HAVE TO SAY!

4.8 /5
377 reviews
Google
5.0/5
Jan 14, 2021
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Love the care I receive every time I go in! This office not only has the best dentist and hygienist, but specialist! They have a doctor for braces, root canals and implants ! It’s an all you can get in one ! Sierra the gal in front helped me get a quote and get treatment scheduled so fast after a consult ! Would recommend this clinic to all friends and family !
Facebook
5.0/5
Jan 11, 2021
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I have been with Gentle Dental for 15 ish yrs. I have always been very satisfied with all services provided. I've built a good friendship with a few of the staff. I highly and definitely recommend anyone in the clinic for your needs. 10 outta 10.
Google
5.0/5
Jan 11, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Skyline
I've been with Gentle Dental for 15 yrs. They are wonderful and friendly. I love the staff. Great people and great work. Clean and reliable. Definitely recommend anyone to use them. 👍
Facebook
5.0/5
Dec 31, 2020
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We are treated well there; they were able to take both of my daughters back to back. This made it very convenient. Also, everyone was quite warm, friendly and inviting.
Gentle Dental Skyline replied on Jan 5, 2021:
Cody Wymore, we strive for 100% satisfaction, and it is great to see you had such a positive experience at Gentle Dental Skyline.
Google
5.0/5
Dec 30, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Skyline
By far the best dental office I’ve ever been to! I have had some pretty negative experiences at other dental offices in Salem and I’m so happy I found gentle dental on skyline. I’ve always been treated very well here, scheduling has been a breeze and all of my questions and concerns are addressed at every visit.
Gentle Dental Skyline replied on Jan 4, 2021:
Dear Bryton Dickinson, Thank you for the delightful feedback. At the Gentle Dental Skyline, 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.
Facebook
5.0/5
Dec 28, 2020
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I broke one of my front teeth and they got me in very fast even called and got me in earlier than my original appointment! I’m usually very nervous but they all made me feel very comfortable and the dentist went above and beyond, fixed not only the broken tooth but the bad filling in the tooth next to it! Absolutely amazing!! Honestly dentist office for life!
Gentle Dental Skyline replied on Jan 4, 2021:
Dear Jessica Danner, Thank you for the delightful feedback. At the Gentle Dental Skyline, 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.
Facebook
5.0/5
Dec 16, 2020
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they have great stuff and very friendly, great experience on all my visits 😁😁
Gentle Dental Skyline replied on Jan 4, 2021:
Hi Maria Nunez, thank you so much for your positive comments about Gentle Dental Skyline!
Facebook
5.0/5
Dec 7, 2020
Facebook Gentle Dental Skyline
They are friendly and professional. My mom’s dentist is able to accept my dad as his new patient even though the office is full because he wants to take care of the whole family needs. We are very grateful and happy with Gentle Dental Skyline office. They are definitely a 5 star ⭐️ in my opinion
Gentle Dental Skyline replied on Dec 7, 2020:
Connie Shim, we strive for 100% satisfaction, and it is great to see you had such a positive experience at Gentle Dental Skyline.
Google
5.0/5
Dec 4, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Skyline
Dentist are great. The staff are friendly and great. Wait time is minimal. I made this my new dentist about a month ago. I feel good about the work being done on my teeth.
Gentle Dental Skyline replied on Jan 6, 2021:
Hi Randy Hicklin, thank you so much for your positive comments about Gentle Dental Skyline!
Facebook
5.0/5
Dec 3, 2020
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They are very professional and proficient, made our visit so easy!
Gentle Dental Skyline replied on Dec 3, 2020:
Thank you again for taking the time to let us know how we did. We hope you have a great day!
Facebook
5.0/5
Nov 30, 2020
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As always I had a great experience. The front desk ladies, Maggie and Sierra were very friendly and they always welcome us with huge smiles. My hygienist Diane and Dr. Peterschmidt were on point, they did an amazing job! I was in and out. Thank you Gentle Dental, you’re the best!
Gentle Dental Skyline replied on Dec 15, 2020:
Dear M'Lissa Terrones, 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 Skyline, 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 28, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Skyline
I love the nice people at Gentle Dental! They're friendly and patient and they really care about your experience. 😉
Gentle Dental Skyline replied on Jan 6, 2021:
We appreciate your positive review about your recent experience with us!
Facebook
5.0/5
Nov 24, 2020
Facebook Gentle Dental Skyline
Wonderful people been going there since they invented dirt it seems like. Would not change for a million dollars. Well ran very professional. My hats off for my hygienist she has helped me keep what few teeth I have left.😁
Gentle Dental Skyline replied on Jan 6, 2021:
Dear Larry Miller, Thank you for the delightful feedback. At the Gentle Dental Skyline, 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.
Facebook
5.0/5
Nov 24, 2020
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We’ve had nothing but great service when we come to gentle dental. I love how we always have the same people when we come and I love how they interact with the kids. That is very important to me because they are the patient.
Gentle Dental Skyline replied on Jan 6, 2021:
Angela Totten, we're happy to hear you had such a positive experience with our team!
Facebook
5.0/5
Nov 23, 2020
Facebook Gentle Dental Skyline
Very friendly cordial and professional.
Gentle Dental Skyline replied on Jan 6, 2021:
Richard Silvestre, we're happy to hear you had such a positive experience with our team!
Google
5.0/5
Nov 20, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Skyline
Friendly, efficient and nice place! Have had several things--root canal, cleanings, etc,-- done here and always turns out well.
Gentle Dental Skyline replied on Jan 6, 2021:
King Orth, thank you for sharing your positive experience!
Google
5.0/5
Nov 20, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Skyline
My family and I have been life long patients, from Idylwood to Skyline. We love the doctors and crew and recommend them often!
Gentle Dental Skyline replied on Jan 6, 2021:
Your recommendation means so much to us and we're so happy to have earned it. Thank you for taking the time to let the world know about your positive experience. Have a great day!
Facebook
5.0/5
Nov 16, 2020
Facebook Gentle Dental Skyline
I've been visiting Gentle Dental Skyline for a few years now. Everyone is so kind and professional. Lately with Covid complicating our world, they have gone the extra mile to ensure our safety and theirs. They are very clean, very diligent and very transparent as to what they are doing and why. I'm glad I chose to make them my dental homebase.
Facebook
5.0/5
Nov 11, 2020
Facebook Gentle Dental Skyline
Great staff, very attentive to my needs. Highly recommended
Gentle Dental Skyline replied on Nov 11, 2020:
Yolanda Cotton, your satisfaction is our top priority.
Google
5.0/5
Nov 11, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Skyline
Excellent care! Patient centered and great work. I highly recommend them.

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

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.

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

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