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Gentle Dental Catholic Community Services

3745 Portland Rd NE STE 190, Salem, OR 97301

Hours

Monday 8:00-5:00
Tuesday 8:00-5:00
Wednesday 8:00-5:00
Thursday 8:00-5:00
Friday 8:00-5:00
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Ortho Special

Braces from $99 Month

Flexible payment plans. Including FREE Orthodontic consultation.

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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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To Know Us Is To Love Us

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Conveniently located at 3745 Portland Rd NE #190, Catholic Community Services provides expert dental care for patients in and around Salem, Oregon, including Keizer, Highland, and Northgate.

Whether you see a dentist regularly or haven’t been in years, our expert team of dentists will work hard to provide you with the personal care and attention you deserve. We understand that going to a dentist can be a stressful experience for some, but we’re determined to make you feel valued, respected, and as important as family. That’s the Gentle Dental Way!

At Gentle Dental Catholic Community Services, we specialize in a wide variety of dental services, including preventive and restorative procedures, root canal therapy, dental implants, general dentistry, and more. In addition, we offer gentle pediatric dentistry to protect your child’s dental health now and well into adulthood.

To ensure that every Salem resident can have access to quality dental care, we have convenient hours, including evenings and weekends, along with emergency dental services for unexpected issues. For patients concerned about cost, our office works hard to enhance affordability. In addition to accepting the vast majority of major dental plans, Gentle Dental Catholic Community Services provides great price-reduction options for patients without insurance coverage. We also offer flexible payment options for patients who need orthodontics, cosmetic care or more extensive dental procedures.

If you have been searching for expert dental care in Salem, Oregon, we are here to help. Located in Saint Vincent De Paul Society, our dental office is at the crossroads of Bill Frey Drive and NE Portland Road. We are situated close to Viking Auto Sales and El Ranchito Taqueria. Schedule an appointment with us today by calling (971) 232-5858. 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
524 reviews
Google
5.0/5
Sep 24, 2021
Google Gentle Dental East Bell
Nicole is a total sweetheart! I am truly impressed. Nicole goes above and beyond to help her customers. She helps in any way she can. She is truly very caring. I appreciate all of her help and I am glad to know her team is being lead by a great manager.
Gentle Dental East Bell replied on Oct 6, 2021:
Dear Stacey, 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 East Bell, 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
Sep 20, 2021
Facebook Gentle Dental East Bell
I have been a patient of Dr. Haghi for over 15 years. He is highly skilled and does fantastic work. I have been using Brittany the hygienist for several years now and I am very pleased every time I go in for my periodontal cleanings. She has a very gentle touch
Gentle Dental East Bell replied on Sep 22, 2021:
Dear Wendy, Thank you for the kind feedback. At the Gentle Dental East Bell, we are glad that the team has put you at ease and taken great care of you during your visits. Your review means a lot to us and we look forward to seeing you at your next visit.
Google
5.0/5
Aug 27, 2021
Google Gentle Dental East Bell
I have been going to this location for 4-5 years. I even continue to come here even though I live across town now. Dr. H always makes me laugh and feel comfortable. And Monica is literally THE BEST. She's the main reason I drive across town to have my teeth cleaned. Highly recommend this location.
Gentle Dental East Bell replied on Aug 30, 2021:
Dear Britney, Thank you for taking the time to post your kind words. At, Gentle Dental East Bell, 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
Jul 14, 2021
Facebook Gentle Dental East Bell
The office is organized and kind. Dentist is nice and gentle and definitely comfortable place for my family
Gentle Dental East Bell replied on Aug 10, 2021:
Hi Samantha, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
Google
5.0/5
Jun 11, 2021
Google Gentle Dental East Bell
Dr. Haghighat is amazing!! He fit me in when I had an emergency and went above and beyond to solve my problem!
Google
5.0/5
May 18, 2021
Google Gentle Dental East Bell
Dr. H is the kindest, gentlest dentist that I’ve ever had! He and his entire staff are the kind of folks that go the extra mile every day. From the moment you walk in the door, you are treated with kindness and joy. They had to do some extensive work for me, but it was painless every step of the way. I will follow Dr H and crew faithfully 💜💜💜 Today is the first time in years that I’ve not only been able to eat popcorn, but my mouth is entirely pain free! Thank you all for my beautiful smile!!!
Gentle Dental East Bell replied on May 19, 2021:
Dear Ffoenix, 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 East Bell, 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
May 10, 2021
Google Gentle Dental East Bell
The dental office staff is GREAT Dr H is CARING AND UNDERSTANDING
Gentle Dental East Bell replied on May 11, 2021:
Hi Julie, thank you so much for your positive comments about Gentle Dental East Bell!
Google
5.0/5
Apr 20, 2021
Google Gentle Dental East Bell
The staff are always friendly and helpful; Amber, Brittney and Monica do an excellent job cleaning; Dr Haghighat is attentive and truly gentle. My family has been going here for almost 20 years. I started my kids here when they were young and they have never been afraid of the dentist. Highly recommend!!
Gentle Dental East Bell replied on Apr 21, 2021:
Dear Amy, Thank you for the kind feedback. At the Gentle Dental East Bell, 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
Apr 15, 2021
Google Gentle Dental East Bell
Dr. Haghighat is the BEST!!! When I first started seeing him I had major anxiety issues. I would have to take a valium before visiting him. Within 3 visits I trusted him so much that I no longer need the valium when I see him. He is kind, gentle, and understanding. He tells you what is is going to do before he does it and is very aware of your reactions while he is working on you. I will NEVER see another dentist. Dr. H. is my hero! PS: His staff and his assistants are also the best. A special thank you to Rosie who does the prettiest crowns and to Manny for his special care today. I love you all. Thank you so much
Gentle Dental East Bell replied on Apr 23, 2021:
Dear Carol, Thank you for the kind feedback. At the Gentle Dental East Bell, 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 12, 2021
Google Gentle Dental East Bell
Love the way Monica cleans my teeth. Doctor H is great friendly and truthful about what needs to be done to your teeth.
Gentle Dental East Bell replied on Feb 19, 2021:
Hi Carolynn, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
Google
5.0/5
Feb 11, 2021
Google Gentle Dental East Bell
I had my SRP cleaning with Ambar she’s the best hygienist and I trusted her with my life. She was great the entire time and talked me through everything she was doing. She made me feel calm and I even was able to relax and take a little nap during my cleaning! I highly recommend gentle dental to everyone!
Gentle Dental East Bell replied on Feb 12, 2021:
Dear Lexus, Thank you for the delightful feedback. At the Gentle Dental East Bell, 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 3, 2021
Google Gentle Dental East Bell
For having a root canal done everything went well. Everyone was concerned that my visit was relatively painless. Everyone was concerned and sympathetic. The office staff were truly delightful and helpful.
Gentle Dental East Bell replied on Mar 10, 2021:
Dear Kenneth, Thank you for the delightful feedback. At the Gentle Dental East Bell, 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
Dec 14, 2020
Google Gentle Dental East Bell
Ambar Chavez is the best dental hygienist I've ever had!! If I could give this office 10 stars, I would. Ambar is super friendly and goes the extra mile for patient care. My teeth have never been so clean and she was very gentle. Exceptional, courteous and professional service from the whole staff. If you are looking for a great experience and a wonderful dental office, go see Ambar!
Gentle Dental East Bell replied on Dec 15, 2020:
Dear Cathleen Vallely, 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 East Bell, 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 11, 2020
Google Gentle Dental East Bell
I’ve been a patient of Gentle Dental E. Bell since 2006. Their office is efficient, courteous and have “top-of-the-line” hygienists. Can’t imagine anyone else handling my dental care.
Google
5.0/5
Oct 2, 2020
Google Gentle Dental East Bell
Been coming for years. They changed name but not dr. H. He is great.
Google
5.0/5
Sep 30, 2020
Google Gentle Dental East Bell
Extremely impressed with Amber Chavez the time that she took cleaning my teeth was one of the best I have ever experienced. She was very thorough and I could tell that she truly cares and takes pride on what she does . I was so happy on how detailed she was on cleaning my teeth! Thank you Amber! You are AWESOME!! Keep up the good work!!
Google
5.0/5
Aug 18, 2020
Google Gentle Dental East Bell
Dr Shahram Haghighat and his staff iand the office ladies do an awesome job they do everything in their power to keep us safe I feel that they go beyond the call of duty they are very professional friendly and I love this office thank you for keeping us safe and putting your lives on the line for us
Gentle Dental East Bell replied on Aug 18, 2020:
Dear Debbie Reynolds, 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 East Bell, 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
Aug 14, 2020
Google Gentle Dental East Bell
Britney and Dr H and all have been very professional and caring during all of my and wife Joyce’s visits. Glad they survived the pandemic to date. Bob K
Gentle Dental East Bell replied on Aug 17, 2020:
Hi Robert Kostewa, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
Google
5.0/5
Aug 10, 2020
Google Gentle Dental East Bell
I had an appointment here at 11am got in around 11:10am so it was super quick. However, I did do my new patient packet beforehand. I requested it via email so that could be why I got in so quickly. I cannot say how AMAZING the staff and friendly the dentists are. My first appointment went super smooth. Took about an hour for x-rays and everything. Second appointment was my cleaning. The woman I had was very knowledgeable, after my cleaning she took a new toothbrush and gave me a mirror and showed me how to brush and floss my teeth. She literally brushed and flossed my entire mouth after the cleaning. I had no idea I was brushing incorrectly. I felt so to relaxed and confident in their hands. I wish I would've found these dentists a long time ago. They also recommended for me to buy a package deal for my teeth. It was $160 for a oral B toothbrush, mouthwash(which I had to purchase anyways since I have early stages of gingivitis) and an air flosser, they also threw in a few other goodies free of charge, saving me a bundle of cash. Overall my experience was amazing. Will never switch my dentist again.
Google
5.0/5
Jul 28, 2020
Google Gentle Dental East Bell
I just started going to this office in April and I couldn't be happier. Everyone has been so kind to me. I wanted to extend a special thank you to Nicole who works in the front office. She is AMAZING! She is kind, compassionate and understanding. She is the reason I will continue to come back. My Mom and I feel so blessed to have met such an incredible person who is so down to earth and friendly. She is a rarity! Human kindness, it's a beautiful thing!

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.

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

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