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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

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    $100 Off

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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

        • Sayij Makkattil

          Sayij Makkattil

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

        Reviews

        SEE WHAT OUR PATIENTS HAVE TO SAY!

        4.8 /5
        377 reviews
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        5.0/5
        Apr 10, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Skyline
        I went in with a severe infection and in need of a root canal, they rushed me in the next day and make sure I was taking care of. Dr. means was very helpful and did his best to make me comfortable in a very painful time.
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        5.0/5
        Mar 31, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Skyline
        Nice and welcoming people great service good price recommend it to anybody
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        5.0/5
        Mar 26, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Skyline
        I do not like dentist visits, never have but my recent visits to this office have completely changed my outlook. The staff is very friendly and my Dentist was extremely kind and informative. I hadn't taken care of my teeth like I should have and got fillings today, I didn't feel any pain! I also asked for the fillings to be whiter as I planned to whiten my teeth later and they were happy to do that for me. I can smile again without being embarrassed, I am so thankful for my Dentist and the staff!!
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        5.0/5
        Mar 25, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Skyline
        My experience was very nice, I'm usually very nervous to go. All the staff were very nice and professional.
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        5.0/5
        Mar 12, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Skyline
        Having a root canal is not the most entertaining way to spend your day. Thursday morning, that was where I was. Dr. Mounce made it pretty painless, other than the anesthetic shots that start the procedure off, and even those weren't bad. A little over an hour later, I was on my way home. I was able to take a couple of nice walks through the neighborhood in the afternoon. It was a much better day than I anticipated, and that poor old molar has some time left in its service. Thanks, Gentle Dental, for keeping my teeth in good working order!
        Gentle Dental Skyline replied on Apr 8, 2021:
        Dear Leilani, Thank you for the kind 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
        Mar 5, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Skyline
        I came in for a cap replacement and I'm really happy with the results. Now I have a smile that I'm proud of! I couldn't have asked for a better dentist everyone here is nice and really put their clients first. Thank you so much!!
        Gentle Dental Skyline replied on Mar 10, 2021:
        Dear Melinda, Thank you for taking the time to post your kind words. 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
        Mar 5, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Skyline
        Nice people. Good caring doctor.
        Gentle Dental Skyline replied on Mar 10, 2021:
        Hi Rachel, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
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        5.0/5
        Mar 4, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Skyline
        This dentist was very compassionate he explained everything that he was doing and I felt at ease normally I’m terrified of the dentist but I felt better and the experience was good
        Gentle Dental Skyline replied on Mar 10, 2021:
        Hi Maela, 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
        Mar 3, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Skyline
        Look, at 61 years old, I've been to a lot of various Dental Offices around the United States as well as overseas, and Gentle Dental in Salem has been one of the best providers for all of my dental needs. The South Salem office is my dental office of choice. Everything is seamless and pleasant, from the check-in process, waiting room, overall cleanliness and up to date equipment and facility, to the hygienist, hygienist assistance, billing to my insurance, and especially the dentist himself. D.M.D. Peterschmidt has done great work with all he has done on my regular dental maintenance needs to correcting several dental problems I've had with my aging teeth. All the work he has done has been exceptional and I'm especially pleased with the Crown he replaced for me after it shattered. This one Crown had given me problems for years after it was installed by my former dental office, not by Gentle Dental. The Crown Dr. Peterschmidt installed is perfect and fits nice and tight between my other teeth. The bit is proper and I haven't had a problem with it since it was installed many years ago. The Hygienist have all done a great job of teeth cleaning and with checking my teeth for any possible problems during my 6-month visits. I highly recommend the South Salem Gentle Dental office, and D.M.D. Peterschmidt, if you're lucky enough to become one of his patients, for all of your dental needs. Thank you Gentle Dental.
        Gentle Dental Skyline replied on Mar 10, 2021:
        Dear Bob, 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
        Feb 28, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Skyline
        This is truly a fine group! I was pleasantly greeted at the door by Loraina & Wanda both very welcoming. Jose was quick to take me back. doing a great job at X-rays and the Doc was very thorough in the exam. I'll definitely be back & highly recommend them! Thank you all for loving what you do 😁
        Gentle Dental Skyline replied on Mar 1, 2021:
        Dear Traci, Thank you for taking the time to post your kind words. 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 23, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Skyline
        Everyone from the front desk to the hygienists to the Dr are amazing. I get nervous going to see a dentist but this is the first time that I can go & am totally calm. I would recommend them to anyone who's looking for a place to go.
        Google
        5.0/5
        Feb 23, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Skyline
        I really like gentle dental it is a super cool place.
        Facebook
        5.0/5
        Feb 14, 2021
        Facebook Gentle Dental Skyline
        Very friendly staff the doctors were great had a good experience with them.
        Gentle Dental Skyline replied on Feb 15, 2021:
        Hi Maela, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
        Facebook
        5.0/5
        Feb 12, 2021
        Facebook Gentle Dental Skyline
        The doctors and assistants are all very friendly and knowledgeable. They let you know what is going on and how they’re always improving on the plan. Not a bad experience yet!
        Gentle Dental Skyline replied on Feb 22, 2021:
        Hi Bri, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Feb 10, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Skyline
        We were out of town on a short trip and my nephew's space maintainer on one side broke leaving him unable to eat or even talk normal. His regular office couldn't get him in for 2 more days. I called Gental Dental Skyline and spoke with the office manager, Kimber, whom told me to bring him in they'd take care of him. We came in and Dr. Peterschmidt saw him right away and got him out of pain. I'm beyond thankful for their compassion and ability to help him! I highly recommend this wonderful office! Thank you!!
        Gentle Dental Skyline replied on Feb 15, 2021:
        Dear Nicole, 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.
        Facebook
        5.0/5
        Feb 9, 2021
        Facebook Gentle Dental Skyline
        The staff at Gentle Dental are very attentive and courteous to their patients! I haven’t had a poor experience at Skyline Gentle Dental.
        Gentle Dental Skyline replied on Feb 15, 2021:
        Hi Sandra, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
        Facebook
        5.0/5
        Feb 5, 2021
        Facebook Gentle Dental Skyline
        We haven't had a bad experience yet! All of the Staff, Technicians and Dr.s are very kind and yes.. Gentle! We wouldn't go anywhere else.
        Gentle Dental Skyline replied on Feb 15, 2021:
        Hi Vicki, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
        Facebook
        5.0/5
        Feb 4, 2021
        Facebook Gentle Dental Skyline
        Just good folks. Always nice and helpful.😁
        Gentle Dental Skyline replied on Feb 15, 2021:
        William, your satisfaction is our top priority.
        Google
        5.0/5
        Feb 2, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Skyline
        10/10 love this place! They make you feel so comfortable and they always go above and beyond. I highly recommend them.
        Gentle Dental Skyline replied on Feb 2, 2021:
        Thank you for taking the time to let us know how we did. We hope you have a great day!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Jan 29, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Skyline
        The staff was efficient and friendly!

        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 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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