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Adult and Pediatric Services

Hours

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

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

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



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$50 Exam & X-Rays

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$100 Off

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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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  • William Johansen

    William Johansen

    D.D.S. General Dentist

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Reviews

SEE WHAT OUR PATIENTS HAVE TO SAY!

4.8 /5
377 reviews
Google
4.0/5
Nov 23, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Skyline
Dr hopper is great at what he does. I'm so glad I found a wonderful Dentist. There name say it all gentle with the dental
Google
5.0/5
Nov 19, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Skyline
I have had the best experience at gentle dental on skyline !! All of the assistants are so understanding and helpful and the providers are also just as great, would recommend this clinic to all of my friends !!
Google
4.0/5
Nov 15, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Skyline
My son went for a cleaning and they were able to fill some cavities as well instead of having him come back for a separate appt. Always friendly and kind. Def better service from a while ago!
Google
5.0/5
Oct 17, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Skyline
I had a wonderful experience at this office. Wanda was the first person that I saw. She was friendly and professional. I was there for ortho consult with Dr Teal. He was very thorough and professional about discussing my case and answering all my questions. Naomi was so sweet and helped me proceed with the treatment. Highly recommend this office!
Gentle Dental Skyline replied on Oct 23, 2019:
Dear Jean Mccloy, 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
Jun 21, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Skyline
I'm so grateful to this company and their wonderful, professional staff. They got me in on the same day, Erin was hilarious and the Dr. Ritchard(?) was awesome, straight forward but also empathetic. Most importantly, the pricing is reasonable! I had a great experience here and I've already recommended Gental Dental to my colleagues, friends and family.
Gentle Dental Skyline replied on Jun 26, 2019:
Dear Natasha Fuimaono, 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
Feb 2, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Skyline
Everyone is soo nice..we joke around and have fun!..my dentist Dr. Petersmidt is AWESOME..very friendly ..thoughtful and through in all he does. The best dentist hands down!
Gentle Dental Skyline replied on Feb 4, 2019:
Karen Holder, thank you for your kind review; we are happy to pass along your comments to the team here at Gentle Dental Skyline!
Google
5.0/5
Dec 5, 2018
Google Gentle Dental Skyline
Erin Smith who was always there for my appointments, (requested by me for all availability) was truly what made my getting braces enjoyable. Her down to earth humor and laugh made it worth while all by itself. Dr. Wong has a relaxed way about her and calmness that would make anyone with anxiety forget all about it. Loved my experience getting braces, but mostly getting them off!
Gentle Dental Skyline replied on Jan 9, 2019:
Dear Kathleen Gormley, 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
Dec 3, 2018
Google Gentle Dental Skyline
Went there this weekend and had an awesome experience the staff was super friendly and helpful. Thank you.
Gentle Dental Skyline replied on Dec 5, 2018:
Hi La Korita, thank you so much for your positive comments about Gentle Dental Skyline!
Facebook
5.0/5
Nov 22, 2018
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Just moved to Salem from New Mexico and you know the feeling of having to find a new Dentist! I just Love Shaunice she was full of energy and smiles and made me feel at ease quickly. Dr. Quiroz was excellent also friendly, attentive and explained the process of what she was doing for me as a new patient. She was patient and I look forward to establishing the patient-dentist relationship with her! Thanks for making me feel welcome and at ease! 🙃 5+ stars ⭐️
Gentle Dental Skyline replied on Nov 27, 2018:
Dear Carolyn Roach, 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.
Facebook
5.0/5
Nov 12, 2018
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My girls have been going to Gentle Dental for their Orthodontic and dentist needs for several years, we love everyone there, they are all so kind and helpful! We have had such great experiences there my girls have never dreaded their appointments, they look forward to going.
Facebook
5.0/5
Nov 8, 2018
Facebook Gentle Dental Skyline
Bring my 5 year old son here for 2 years now, Love Shanice she has always been excellent with him, caring, patient, and always smiling. Takes her time with him and is very efficient. Extremely satisfied!! Dr. Quiroz is great as well.
Gentle Dental Skyline replied on Dec 11, 2018:
Hi Desiree Pech, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
Facebook
5.0/5
Nov 2, 2018
Facebook Gentle Dental Skyline
When I came in for my designated appt time, they advised me the dental hygienist that I was scheduled with went home sick. They asked I come in later that day. Very excited I did not have to reschedule it to a different day! The dental hygienists I had were very pleasant. The Doctor who saw me was so very wonderful! He helped me set an appointment to solve a bite issue I have been struggling with for years! Cannot wait to be back for that appointment! Thank you, Gentle Dental Skyline!
Google
5.0/5
Nov 2, 2018
Google Gentle Dental Skyline
When I came in for my designated appt time, they advised me the dental hygienist that I was scheduled with went home sick. They asked I come in later that day. Very excited I did not have to reschedule it to a different day! The dental hygienists I had were very pleasant. The Doctor who saw me was so very wonderful! He helped me set an appointment to solve a bite issue I have been struggling with for years! Cannot wait to be back for that appointment! Thank you, Gentle Dental Skyline!
Google
5.0/5
Sep 11, 2018
Google Gentle Dental Skyline
I was pleased with the care I was given on my visit at your office. The dentist did very good of taking care of what needed to be done for my tooth.
Gentle Dental Skyline replied on May 14, 2018:
Marilyn Ingram, we really appreciate your positive review!
Facebook
5.0/5
Aug 19, 2018
Facebook Gentle Dental Skyline
I have to admit I was a little nervous about transitioning over to a new dentist but all that was put at ease upon my first appointment with Dr. Quiroz. Dr. Quiroz is nice, friendly and hands down knows what she’s doing. I’ve never felt more comfortable in a dentist chair and I’m so very thankful for that! I highly recommend Dr. Quiroz and the rest of the team at Gentle Dental Skyline; 10 out of 10 all day long!
Facebook
5.0/5
Jul 20, 2018
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Shout out to Dr. Benita Wong, and the whole team at Gentle Dental Skyline for helping my son to have a great smile! Thanks, guys for everything! Wenda LeMoss & Chris LeMoss
Google
5.0/5
Jul 4, 2018
Google Gentle Dental Skyline
Always amazing and helpful. My daughter has been going here since she was a toddler and they have been so great with her. Highly recommended.
Google
5.0/5
Feb 1, 2018
Google Gentle Dental Skyline
The best dentist I’ve been too!!! I started out with the worst anxiety about getting the care I needed and dr Johanson made me feel so comfortable and he was always on time. Dr johanson fixed my smile when several doctors told me they couldn’t!! The whole gental dental family is so friendly and welcoming!! Can’t wait to visit again!!!
Gentle Dental Skyline replied on Feb 6, 2018:
Hi Lakendera Scott, thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us at Gentle Dental Skyline. We're happy we could meet your expectations!
Google
5.0/5
Jan 27, 2018
Google Gentle Dental Skyline
Dr. Wong is great!
Gentle Dental Skyline replied on Jan 29, 2018:
Hello Eva Vazquez, thank you; we appreciate your feedback!
Facebook
5.0/5
Jan 19, 2018
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Been going here for several years ..the staff are great the dentists are great too. Just went 2 days ago had a fun time with the hygienist. Very friendly
Gentle Dental Skyline replied on Jan 23, 2018:
Karen Holder, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to Gentle Dental Skyline!

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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