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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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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 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
Oct 23, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Skyline
Everytime i walk in i feel super welcomed and the doctors make my experience even better, they’re so persistent in really wanting to help you out and when something hurts they do there best in making me feel better right away!
Gentle Dental Skyline replied on Oct 23, 2020:
Gisel Maldonado, we're happy you found our staff to be so supportive during your experience here at Gentle Dental Skyline.
Facebook
5.0/5
Oct 23, 2020
Facebook Gentle Dental Skyline
I had a great visit at the dentist today. The cleaning went quickly and well and the ladies at the front were kind.
Gentle Dental Skyline replied on Oct 23, 2020:
We appreciate your positive review about your recent experience with us!
Google
5.0/5
Oct 22, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Skyline
Great office!
Gentle Dental Skyline replied on Oct 22, 2020:
Hi St Free, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
Google
5.0/5
Oct 17, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Skyline
I haven't been to the dentist for over 15 years due to extreme fear. I went and saw James Means for my first visit and I had the most amazing experience I've ever had at a dentist office before. He put me completely at ease and did the procedure quickly and painlessly. His dental assistant was also very kind and sweet! I will most definitely be returning without as much fear as I had before.
Gentle Dental Skyline replied on Oct 23, 2020:
Dear Kat, 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.
Google
5.0/5
Oct 15, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Skyline
Everyone here has been very respectful kind and helpful. I would highly recommend this dentist office.
Gentle Dental Skyline replied on Oct 15, 2020:
Hi Jordan Bentley, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
Google
5.0/5
Oct 15, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Skyline
I would definetly rate 5 star. Excellent service from all the staff. Everyone is so friendly and always with a smile. Any emergency visits? Not a problem...they get you right in! Dr. Means I would highly recommend as your dentist.
Gentle Dental Skyline replied on Oct 15, 2020:
Julie Melby, thank you for your kind review; we are happy to pass along your comments to the team here at Gentle Dental Skyline!
Facebook
5.0/5
Oct 9, 2020
Facebook Gentle Dental Skyline
Went for an orthodontist appointment, and the front staff were so quick and got me be within minutes! The appt itself was amazing and the staff was wonderful! Would definitely recommend this office to all my friends and family ! I also get my regular dentistry done here and all the doctors are super flexible, and caring! I’m extremely grateful they’re open during a pandemic! And still providing patient care the best they can!
Gentle Dental Skyline replied on Oct 23, 2020:
Dear Magali Hernandez, 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.
Google
5.0/5
Oct 8, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Skyline
I have been with Gentle Dental for years. The office staff is wonderful and the dental staff is great. I recently had a minor procedure. I can’t remember having a dental procedure without pain. But the dentist did a great job w the novocaine and was very efficient with his time. Before I knew it, truly, he was done and I had not experienced even a wince of pain! It was awesome!!
Google
5.0/5
Oct 1, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Skyline
Today's visit was extraordinary I had my daughter with me and she was logged on for school due to COVID there are to be no patients in the lobby... So seeing I had my daughter with me as I am a single mom personnel offered to allow my daughter to sit in the office and conduct class while I was being treated I was struck because at that moment I felt like this was my tooth family lol I will never leave this office and I highly recommend all to visit this office for all your dental needs all staff is friendly professional and clean including the environment Gentle Dental Skyline the best dental office in my opinion in Salem
Google
5.0/5
Sep 19, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Skyline
Dr.Peterschmidt & his staff are always so helpful! I had my cleaning apt but the same week my 3 yr old broke my front tooth I mentioned it to him so I could make a future apt to get my tooth fixed but he found a way to fit me in that moment fixed my tooth and had me on my way! thank you for always caring so much about your patients!
Gentle Dental Skyline replied on Sep 21, 2020:
Dear Aury Deleon, 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.
Google
5.0/5
Sep 14, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Skyline
Perfect
Google
5.0/5
Sep 10, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Skyline
This place accepts OHP.
Facebook
5.0/5
Aug 26, 2020
Facebook Gentle Dental Skyline
Amazing staff and doctors
Facebook
5.0/5
Aug 25, 2020
Facebook Gentle Dental Skyline
We have had our dental care done at Gentle Dental for years and always had a good experience. I also have had orthodontist care here.
Facebook
5.0/5
Aug 20, 2020
Facebook Gentle Dental Skyline
I have a lot of anxiety about going to the dentist and The staff and dentist here are super gentle and kind and make awesome conversation to help me stay calm. Dr Means did an amazing job with my bridge and I have a smile I can be proud of again! I will highly recommend this practice to everyone! Thank you!!!
Google
5.0/5
Aug 20, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Skyline
I have a lot of anxiety about going to the dentist and The staff and dentist here are super gentle and kind and make awesome conversation to help me stay calm. Dr Means did an amazing job with my bridge and I have a smile I can be proud of again! I will highly recommend this practice to everyone! Thank you!!!
Google
5.0/5
Jul 29, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Skyline
Gentle Dental Skyline crew is extremely professional, and competent in the dental practice. My fillings went smoothly, the insurance coverage was reliable, the office is clean and friendly, the workflow is very organized. I would definitely recommend them to friends and family.
Facebook
5.0/5
Jul 20, 2020
Facebook Gentle Dental Skyline
I was ecstatic today. I went in to get my teeth cleaned and found out my favorite hygienist is working here. Jean is the best!
Google
4.0/5
Jun 17, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Skyline
The clinic got me in right away to fix a broken tooth. They needed to pull the tooth and Dr. Means and Hannah did the best job! The clinic was very clean and the staff made sure to take all precautions with COVID-19. Thank you.
Google
5.0/5
Feb 7, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Skyline
All staff is very friendly and knowledgeable, i would highly recommend anyone who needs dental work to call them, ive been going to them for years great service.

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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