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Hours

Monday 8:30-5:00
Tuesday 10:00-7:00
Wednesday 8:30-5:00
Thursday 7:00-4:00
Friday Closed
Saturday 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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Braces from $99 Month

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To Know Us Is To Love Us

LEARN ABOUT US

Gentle Dental West Linn is conveniently located on Salamo Road by Tanner Creek Park and just a few doors down from West Linn City Hall.

We offer flexible hours including early mornings and evenings for 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, periodontics and endodontics, 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, including open and caring 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 Salamo Road. We offer convenient, handicap-accessible parking. To set up an appointment or for further assistance, please call us at 503-765-8608. One of our friendly staff members will be happy to speak with you.

Meet The Team

WHO WE ARE

  • Katherine McKitrick

    Katherine McKitrick

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

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  • Lilia Herrera

    Lilia Herrera

    D.D.S. General Dentist

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  • Lin Zhu

    Lin Zhu

    D.D.S., Ph.D, M.S. Periodontist

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Reviews

SEE WHAT OUR PATIENTS HAVE TO SAY!

4.9 /5
215 reviews
Google
5.0/5
Sep 19, 2019
Google Gentle Dental West Linn
Best dentist office I have ever been to, I am extremely scared of the dentist and they made me feel comfortable sans safe Stacy is literally the best! And hands down for dentist is Dr. Herrera
Google
5.0/5
Aug 7, 2019
Google Gentle Dental West Linn
Hands down the most amazing dental office. From the time I walked in I was warmly greeted by the front desk gal Staci this was only my second appointment with Gental Dental and she already knew my name and asked how my vacation went, it’s so nice knowing that she remembered. Liza called me back she is a she as well remembered me and also asked how my vacation went and she made sure I was so comfortable throughly out my whole appointment. I am terrified of needles and having dental treatment done, being a patient with TMJ it’s not always easy for me to keep my mouth open but Dr Herrera understands and she makes it work. She has such a soft touch when it comes to numbing me, that I do not feel it all what so ever and during my fillings I was so relaxed that I almost fell asleep. I could not believe it, this has never happen to me before. I am so happy I found Dr Herrera and her team. Thank you ladies you ROCK!
Gentle Dental West Linn replied on Aug 8, 2019:
Dear Love23 Always, Thank you for the wonderful feedback. At the Gentle Dental West Linn, 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
Aug 1, 2019
Google Gentle Dental West Linn
They are so great! I love Jackie. She's amazing! Dr. Herrera is so helpful and knowledgable. Stacey is friendly and joyful. Highly recommend practice!
Gentle Dental West Linn replied on Aug 20, 2019:
Julie Keefe, thanks for your praise and kind comments about our team.
Google
5.0/5
Jul 17, 2019
Google Gentle Dental West Linn
This was by far the best deep tooth cleaning I have ever had. minimal pair as in none almost. I have been in a lot of chair's and am a happy camper🤗
Gentle Dental West Linn replied on Jul 18, 2019:
Russell Chinn, we are very happy we could provide you with a positive experience!
Facebook
5.0/5
Jun 28, 2019
Facebook Gentle Dental West Linn
I loved how the whole staff made me feel since my first appointment. I had a detailed exam and Dr. Herrera explained to me what I had showing me with the x-rays and pictures. Jacky, the hygienist, not only cleaned my teeth gently but motivated me to improve my oral health. I had a very clear treatment plan with all the costs and insurance coverage for each item. They were very punctual and nice to me. I found my dentist for me and my family!
Gentle Dental West Linn replied on Jul 3, 2019:
Dear Laura Loaiciga, 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 West Linn, 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 28, 2019
Google Gentle Dental West Linn
I loved how the whole staff made me feel since my first appointment. I had a detailed exam and Dr. Herrera explained to me what I had showing me with the x-rays and pictures. Jacky, the hygienist, not only cleaned my teeth gently but motivated me to improve my oral health. I had a very clear treatment plan with all the costs and insurance coverage for each item. They were very punctual and nice to me. I found my dentist for me and my family!
Gentle Dental West Linn replied on Jul 3, 2019:
Dear Laura Loaiciga, Thank you for taking the time to post your kind words. At, Gentle Dental West Linn, 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
Jun 13, 2019
Facebook Gentle Dental West Linn
The entire staff at this Gentle Dental office is wonderful. Dr Herrera has been fabolous with coming up with affordable solutions and explanation for the vast amout of detail work I need. Working with me very patiently as I have TMJ which is extremely painful to have my mouth open for extended periods of time. I have been very pleased with my new crowns and procedures. Also, Jackie the Dental Hygienist is not only excellent but really a hoot. I am not a fan of going to the dentist but the team of girls makes this the best possible experience you can have. Thanks Girls, Traci
Gentle Dental West Linn replied on Jun 13, 2019:
Dear Traci Watson, 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 West Linn, 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
Jun 13, 2019
Facebook Gentle Dental West Linn
The hours are great. It really is a team effort there. They are no nonsense and get the job(s) done in a pleasant manner. They were attentive to any concerns I raised. Most of them have been doing this for over ten years so there is alot of experience combined. I feel very fortunate my company directed me towards their office.
Gentle Dental West Linn replied on Jun 18, 2019:
Dear Becky Gordon, Thank you for taking the time to post your kind words. At, Gentle Dental West Linn, 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
Jun 5, 2019
Facebook Gentle Dental West Linn
Excellent service with professionalism and compassion. I have recommended Gentle Dental to my friends and family. A big “thank you” to all of their staff!
Google
5.0/5
Apr 16, 2019
Google Gentle Dental West Linn
Dr. Herrera, along with her clinical team and whole office staff went above and beyond, yet again. Gentle Dental was so flexible and worked with our busy schedule. Thanks so much for the awesome customer service!
Gentle Dental West Linn replied on Apr 19, 2019:
Dear Steinhauer Lee, 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 West Linn, 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
Jan 29, 2019
Google Gentle Dental West Linn
For three years I’ve had this odd gum overgrowth that was located on my lower part of my front teeth. I have become very self conscious about my smile, I discovered that in my neighborhood there is a gentle dental. I called and made an appointment, the day of the appointment everyone was just so happy , I’ve never laughed so much at a dental office. Dr. Herrera was able to remove the gum tissue and do some fillings that same day . My gums look amazing !!! I feel so confident now when I smile! Dr. Herrera did such an amazing job you can’t even tell that I had something there before. I highly recommend her services along with all her staff.
Google
5.0/5
Jan 13, 2019
Google Gentle Dental West Linn
Had to change dentists due my dentist retiring. My teeth never have felt so clean. Should have changed sooner.
Facebook
5.0/5
Jan 10, 2019
Facebook Gentle Dental West Linn
Dr. Herrera and team are the best. very professional yet make you feel very comfortable. I wouldn't go anywhere else. I have also been treated by Dr. Zhu with the same level of professionalism. I too work in the dental industry and have exposure to many practices yet still would strongly recommend this team of experts!!
Google
5.0/5
Jan 8, 2019
Google Gentle Dental West Linn
It took me a long time to find a dental provider that I feel confident going to with an exceptional staff. I finally found it at Gentle Dental in West Linn. Dr. Herrera is the most wonderful general dentist and recommends work appropriately. Even her temp crowns are superb and looks like permanent. Dr. Zhu is one of the best periodontist in the Portland area. The entire staff makes you feel like you’re family every time you walk in. Stacy Monroy, Office Manager, is what sets this office apart. She’s efficient, friendly, professional, and very accommodating. She worked diligently with any paperwork I need for my FHA. I highly recommend this dental office.
Gentle Dental West Linn replied on Jan 9, 2019:
Dear Hope Caronan, 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 West Linn, 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 10, 2017
Google Gentle Dental West Linn
Easy to work with, stress free experience, great service.
Gentle Dental West Linn replied on Aug 14, 2017:
John Kimball, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to Gentle Dental West Linn!
Google
5.0/5
Jun 14, 2017
Google Gentle Dental West Linn
Dr Herrera is a very caring, competent dentist who has her patients best interests at heart. The staff are also wonderful. I am in the midst of having all my amalgam fillings removed and can't imagine having the work done anywhere else.
Gentle Dental West Linn replied on Aug 14, 2017:
Dear B Semler, 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 West Linn, 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 8, 2017
Google Gentle Dental West Linn
Excellent customer service and care. Dr. Herrera is simply the best!
Gentle Dental West Linn replied on Aug 14, 2017:
Dear Heidy Mcinnis, 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 West Linn, 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 25, 2017
Google Gentle Dental West Linn
Excellent customer service and care. Caitlin was very personable and professional and Dr. Herrera explained my treatment options clearly. The office is clean, bright, and relaxing. Highly recommended.
Gentle Dental West Linn replied on Aug 14, 2017:
Dear Adrien Hunter, 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 West Linn, 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 16, 2017
Google Gentle Dental West Linn
Really good experience! Braces are on! Excited
Gentle Dental West Linn replied on Aug 14, 2017:
Amin Abid, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to Gentle Dental West Linn!
Google
5.0/5
May 1, 2017
Google Gentle Dental West Linn
Great service and very clear payment options. I've had nothing but positive interactions with the staff throughout each appointment.
Gentle Dental West Linn replied on Sep 13, 2017:
Kimberly Gwin, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to Gentle Dental West Linn!

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
METLIFE PPO
WASHINGTON DENTAL SERV
CIGNA PPO
UNITED HEALTHCARE PPO
AETNA DMO-PNW
AETNA PPO
GUARDIAN PPO
AMERITAS PPO
REGENCE DENTAL CLAIMS
DELTA CA-PPO
PRINCIPAL PPO
DOMINION DENTAL
HEALTHCOMP
REGENCE BC/BS OF OR
GEHA - CONNECTION

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

(503) 765-8608

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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