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Hours

Monday 10:00-7:00
Tuesday 9:00-6:00
Wednesday 8:00-5:00
Thursday 8:00-5:00
Friday 7:00-4:00
Saturday 8:00-4:00 (By Appt)

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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.



New Patients

$50 Exam & X-Rays

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

The Durham Gentle Dental is conveniently located on Southwest Pacific Highway near S.W. Durham Road, next to Starbucks.

We offer flexible hours for your convenience, including early mornings, evenings, and Saturdays (by appointment). We accept most insurance plans. For those without dental insurance, we offer our Gentle Dental Smile Plan that provides low-cost preventive and diagnostic care, as well as discounts of 20 percent or more on most dental treatments. We also have payment plans 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, including children’s orthodontics. Our skilled team of dentists can help you with all types of general dentistry, root canals, periodontics, cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, oral surgery, teeth whitening, and much more.

We pride ourselves on building relationships for life with our patients by providing a great patient experience, excellent service 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.

Stop in and see us on Southwest Pacific Highway. We offer convenient, handicapped-accessible parking. To set up an appointment or for further assistance, please call us at 971-267-2036. One of our friendly staff members will be happy to speak with you.

Meet The Team

WHO WE ARE

  • Ernest Thompson

    Ernest Thompson

    D.M.D., General Dentist

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  • Katherine McKitrick

    Katherine McKitrick

    D.M.D., M.S.D., M.S., Endodontist

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Reviews

SEE WHAT OUR PATIENTS HAVE TO SAY!

4.9 /5
147 reviews
Google
5.0/5
Nov 12, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Durham
First time patient at Gentle Dental Durham. Dr. Thompson was very personable and informed me of what he was going to do as well. The dental assistants and the hygienist Nicole were also friendly and informative. Highly recommend this office.
Google
5.0/5
Nov 11, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Durham
Great dentist! I’ve been seeing Dr. Thompson since I was a kid and followed him to this location. Great hygienists and the front desk staff is so kind! Staff is gentle, knowledgable and efficient.
Google
5.0/5
Nov 8, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Durham
Great service. Smile and an attitude of service and support from every member of the team, at this office. I had to switch dentists because of insurance plans, and this office made me feel as if I had been their client for years. Everyone listened, asked me for my opinion and provided care that was exactly as needed. Thanks Durham Gentle Dental. I’ll see you again. Peter S.
Google
5.0/5
Oct 30, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Durham
My visits here are always easy and pleasant. Everyone is professional and efficient, and all of my questions are answered.
Google
5.0/5
Oct 28, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Durham
I would like to thank Gentle Dental Durham staff and doctors. I have been bringing my boys here for a little over a year or so, and haven’t had a negative experience yet. The staff is always so kind and helpful either over the phone or in person. Both of my boys feel comfortable whenever they take a seat and always leave with a smile. Their dentist and assistants take compassionate care whenever we visit, and go over each visit with informed details. The scheduling is always available to fit our needs. Thank you General Dental Durham, you all are amazing.
Google
5.0/5
Oct 22, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Durham
My experience was wonderful, per usual. When I called to make the appointment for a cracked tooth, I had no idea that I would be able to see the Dentist the same day, but I was. They set an appointment for me at 6:00PM and it was an on time appointment. My dentist got in there along with his assistant and did the necessary work and had me out of there in just under a 1/2 hour. This was great experience, and mouth feels great. Thank you, Dr. Thompson.
Gentle Dental Durham replied on Oct 23, 2019:
Dear Sandra Brown, Thank you for the wonderful feedback. At the Gentle Dental Durham, 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
Oct 11, 2019
Facebook Gentle Dental Durham
I enjoy coming here, Nicole is very thorough and gentle and Dr Thompson is excellent, the staff is friendly and experienced. I love this office.
Gentle Dental Durham replied on Oct 11, 2019:
Hi Tiffany Kendall, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
Google
5.0/5
Oct 8, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Durham
I love how I walked in today and the staff is very nice And friendly. Dr Thompson and maribel did an amazing job by getting all my fillings done today . They did great job!
Gentle Dental Durham replied on Aug 27, 2019:
Hi Brenda Chacon, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
Google
5.0/5
Oct 8, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Durham
I am so impressed with the gentle dental office . My experience couldn’t have gone any better!!! Everyone was so nice and professional and made me feel very comfortable. I highly recommend visiting this office . :)
Gentle Dental Durham replied on Oct 16, 2019:
Hi Sandra Miller, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
Facebook
5.0/5
Oct 7, 2019
Facebook Gentle Dental Durham
Everyone is so helpful and so friendly! I would definitely recommend them to anyone!
Gentle Dental Durham replied on Oct 8, 2019:
Thank you again for taking the time to let us know how we did. We hope you have a great day!
Google
5.0/5
Sep 29, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Durham
I just wanted to give a shout out to Gentle Dental and to this Tigard location. I always feel well cared for there when I go for my cleanings these past couple of years; the entire staff is friendly and helpful. But this last visit, when I had three old fillings replaced, I particularly appreciated what a wonderful and efficient job the dentist did, with a gentle touch certainly at the heart of it. I'm sensitive to dental work, but felt very little discomfort, which allowed me to relax quite a bit more than I often can while under the drill. I would totally recommend this GD branch and stand behind the top marks I'm giving it.
Gentle Dental Durham replied on Oct 14, 2019:
Dear Emily Horowitz, Thank you for taking the time to post your kind words. At, Gentle Dental Durham, 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
Sep 24, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Durham
I have not had a better experience at a dental office!!! The staffs professional positive warm treatment of me while I was there outstanding. Dr Thompson was attentive and seemed to care about making sure I was in good hands. Thank you Durham Gental Dental😁😁😁
Google
5.0/5
Sep 24, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Durham
Came in today for my first visit at Gentle Dental. Everyone there was extremely professional and caring. Dylan, at the front desk, was efficient and super friendly. Alex, the dental assistant, was very kind and reassuring. She listened to my concerns and made me feel well taken care of. Dr. Thompson was fantastic. It’s not easy going to the dentist in pain and feeling nervous, but they all put me at ease and I felt like I was in good hands. I have officially found my new dental office. Thank you Gentle Dental!
Google
5.0/5
Sep 13, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Durham
The staff at Durham gentle dental are amazing!!
Google
5.0/5
Sep 4, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Durham
I want to share with all my great dental check up today at Gentle Dentist. Dr. Thompson is a very nice dentist, always very pleasant and explains very clearly any procedures that have to be done. His staff,from the pleasant greeting's at the counter to all the very pleasant hygienist's this is where you want to go for all your dental work. This is Gentle Dental Durham 16200 SW Pacific Hwy Tigard, Or. 97224
Facebook
5.0/5
Aug 31, 2019
Facebook Gentle Dental Durham
I brought my three kids in yesterday. Everyone was so nice. Nicole Usi in particular was amazing and was very thorough in her explanation and teaching my son how to properly floss. We will definitely be back to see Nicole! She was AWESOME!
Google
5.0/5
Aug 30, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Durham
The team is great and I feel very taken care of when I have appointments. They help make those dreaded appointments more pleasant.
Google
5.0/5
Aug 30, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Durham
The team at Gentle Dental Durham is fantastic. I have three kids and they all enjoyed their visit. Nicole, in particular, was my son’s dental hygenist and she was amazing . We were in great hands from start to finish. I’d highly recommend Nicole!
Facebook
5.0/5
Aug 23, 2019
Facebook Gentle Dental Durham
The sweetest people ever! Always feel like I’m family and like they have known me for years ❤️
Gentle Dental Durham replied on Aug 23, 2019:
Hi Cherron Cummings, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
Google
5.0/5
Aug 22, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Durham
I usually have anxiety at the dentist and came here after my dentist of over 10 years stopped accepting my insurance. I am pleased with the service here and happy that I found them and Dr. Ernie. Thanks!
Gentle Dental Durham replied on Aug 26, 2019:
Michelle Brown-echerd, thank you for your kind words and this wonderful review!

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.

OREGON DENTAL SERVICE
DELTA CA-PPO
METLIFE PPO
AETNA DMO-PNW
UNITED HEALTHCARE PPO
WASHINGTON DENTAL SERV
CIGNA PPO
AETNA PPO
STANDARD INSURANCE
GUARDIAN PPO
DOMINION DENTAL
PRINCIPAL PPO
HEALTHCOMP
REGENCE BC/BS OF OR
LINCOLN FINANCIAL
DELTA DENTAL PENN
DELTA DENTAL MINNESOTA

...and many more.
Call to see if your insurance is covered!

(971) 267-2036

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 accept most insurance plans, have a discount plan for those without, and offer flexible payment options.

Gentle on Your Schedule

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

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