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Hours

Monday 9:00-6:00
Tuesday 9:00-6:00
Wednesday 8:00-5:00
Thursday 8:00-5:00
Friday Closed
Saturday 8:00-4:00 By Appt, 3rd Sat of month

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

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Ortho Special

Braces from $99 Month

Flexible payment plans. Including FREE Orthodontic consultation.

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$84 Exam & X-Rays

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To Know Us Is To Love Us

LEARN ABOUT US

The Lakewood Gentle Dental is conveniently located in the Lakewood Towne Center on Lakewood Towne Center Boulevard, next to 5 Guys.

We offer flexible hours for your convenience, including evenings and weekends, and we accept most insurance plans. For those without dental insurance, we offer the Gentle Dental Smile Plan, which 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. Our skilled team of dentists can help you with all types of general dentistry, orthodontics, cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, oral surgery, teeth whitening, and much more. We also offer oral cancer screenings, X-rays, sealants, and custom night guards.

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. As part of the Gentle Dental Way, we promise to make you feel valued, respected, and as important as family.

Stop in and see us on Lakewood Towne Center Boulevard. We offer convenient, handicapped-accessible parking. To set up an appointment or for further assistance, please call us at 253-200-4706. One of our friendly staff members will be happy to speak with you.

Meet The Team

WHO WE ARE

  • Lester Woo

    Lester Woo

    D.D.S., Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Reviews

SEE WHAT OUR PATIENTS HAVE TO SAY!

4.9 /5
137 reviews
Google
5.0/5
May 9, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Lakewood
Very nice staff. I don’t like the dentist at all, and this group made me enjoy this visit. Here’s to the next one 🤙🏾
Gentle Dental Lakewood replied on May 10, 2021:
We appreciate your positive review about your recent experience with us!
Facebook
5.0/5
May 6, 2021
Facebook Gentle Dental Lakewood
The front desk Ladies get you check in very fast and efficiently. Everyone is friendly and welcoming during my visit. I enjoy the information and treatment they provide me every visit. I love Dentist Doctor Richard He. Thank you Everyone at Gentle Dental!
Gentle Dental Lakewood replied on May 7, 2021:
Dear Gina, Thank you for taking the time to post your kind words. At, Gentle Dental Lakewood, 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
4.0/5
Apr 30, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Lakewood
If you have to go to a dentist Gentle Dental lives up to the name with excellent staff and a calming reassurance of professionalism. I actually like going there.
Gentle Dental Lakewood replied on May 3, 2021:
Dear Dave, Thank you for taking the time to post your kind words. At, Gentle Dental Lakewood, 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
Apr 29, 2021
Facebook Gentle Dental Lakewood
The staff is professional and friendly. They believe in helping their clients.
Gentle Dental Lakewood replied on Apr 30, 2021:
Dee, we're happy you found our staff to be so supportive during your experience here at Gentle Dental Lakewood.
Google
5.0/5
Apr 26, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Lakewood
I absolutely love the customer service everytime I visit this office. My hygienist is one of the best and always makes me feel so comfortable. I used to be a nervous wreck everytime I went for a cleaning, but she has been so patient with me and now I don't mind going to see her.
Gentle Dental Lakewood replied on Apr 28, 2021:
Codi, we're happy you found our staff to be so supportive during your experience here at Gentle Dental Lakewood.
Facebook
5.0/5
Apr 8, 2021
Facebook Gentle Dental Lakewood
Dr. Richard is kind & plan on asking for Danny for my next appointment.
Gentle Dental Lakewood replied on Apr 13, 2021:
Stephanie, thank you for your kind review; we are happy to pass along your comments to the team here at Gentle Dental Lakewood!
Google
5.0/5
Apr 8, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Lakewood
Great staff in all departments. Very understanding with my dentist aversion. No pain at all with my wisdom teeth extractions. New crown looks great!
Gentle Dental Lakewood replied on Apr 13, 2021:
Hi Patricia, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
Google
4.0/5
Apr 7, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Lakewood
They really are the best. Super friendly staff. Ive been seen by Dr. He and I just love hime. When it comes to getting num ing shots for fillings he is the best Ive had. Dont feel a thing. Make sures you are comfortable and os good at what he does. Only downside to this office is since I was last here 3 yrs ago they cleared some of the treatment areas into open storage areas so you see boxes. And I wouldnt mind having pictures on the celing to look at. But otherwise clean and friendly place
Gentle Dental Lakewood replied on Apr 7, 2021:
Hello Jenae, thank you; we appreciate your feedback!
Google
5.0/5
Mar 23, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Lakewood
Best dental experience! They are patient and flexible. I have terrible dental anxiety and the staff is great at putting me at ease and making me feel better about my dental experience! 10/10 recommend for anyone needing dental work!!
Gentle Dental Lakewood replied on Mar 25, 2021:
Dear Rebekah, Thank you for the kind feedback. At the Gentle Dental Lakewood, 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
Mar 17, 2021
Facebook Gentle Dental Lakewood
So grateful I found this wonderful dental office! My new dentist is Dr Richard He, and I am so impressed with his compassionate expertise. He is z very gifted, highly skilled dentist who communicates very well with his patients. I am in great hands with him as my DENTIST. I am also impressed with his staff....Wendy, Erin, Angie and Dannie, who treat me like family during each visit! I highly recommend these wonderful people if you need dental care, and we all do. God bless you all! ❤
Gentle Dental Lakewood replied on Apr 8, 2021:
You're very welcome
Gentle Dental Lakewood replied on Mar 19, 2021:
Dear Marti, 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 Lakewood, 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 17, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Lakewood
This dental office is AWESOME! Everyone in the office is so nice and professional. The staff goes out their way to accommodate to your schedule. So glad I ended up in the Lakewood office. Highly recommend!
Gentle Dental Lakewood replied on Mar 17, 2021:
Hi B Keiler, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
Google
5.0/5
Mar 17, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Lakewood
Actually I would give Dr Richard He and his wonderful staff many more STARS! Dr He is so professional, compassionate, and amazingly helpful in assisting me with my teeth and gum ISSUES! I am so grateful to call him my DENTIST! His staff, Wendy, Erin, Angie and Dannie are always so kind, friendly and helpful. Each visit is like being with my caring family! I highly recommend this wonderful dental office and the dental services of Dr He..one of the BEST! ❤.
Gentle Dental Lakewood replied on Mar 19, 2021:
Dear Martil, Thank you for the delightful feedback. At the Gentle Dental Lakewood, 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 10, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Lakewood
Wonderful care from all staff. Especially giving patients education detail information about treatment.
Gentle Dental Lakewood replied on Mar 17, 2021:
Ashanti, we're happy to hear you had such a positive experience with our team!
Google
5.0/5
Jan 13, 2021
Google Gentle Dental Lakewood
I had a great experience with Dr. He and his staff. Very friendly and thorough.
Google
5.0/5
Dec 16, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Lakewood
Super friendly front office staff and doctor was very fast and professional. From someone who is not a fan of the dentist whatsoever.. the whole staff made it a very tolerable experience :)
Gentle Dental Lakewood replied on Jan 27, 2021:
Vanessa, we're happy you found our staff to be so supportive during your experience here at Gentle Dental Lakewood.
Google
5.0/5
Dec 16, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Lakewood
I’ve been a patient at the Lakewood Gentle Dental for six years and they have always taken good care of me and my family. Over the years I have had issues addressed and been educated in such a way that now my appointments are a breeze. I highly recommend them
Gentle Dental Lakewood replied on Jan 6, 2021:
Dear Karla Blair, Thank you for taking the time to post your kind words. At, Gentle Dental Lakewood, 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
Oct 30, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Lakewood
Dr. Deshpande was my dentist and she has very gentle hands. I never once felt any discomfort when getting numb nor with anything else. Trust me, I only switched dentist because I switched to a new insurance that gentle dental doesn’t take. Every time I sit in my new dentist’s chair and feel my soul literally leave my body from the excruciating pain of the needle in my mouth, I miss Dr. Deshpande DESPERATELY. I get actual bruises in my mouth from just the needle from my new dentist. It seriously made realize how good this place is, and I want to go back with them. They were all nice to me and explained things very well, plus I really liked how they would call me a couple days after I had a procedure with them to check up on me. I felt that they really cared.
Gentle Dental Lakewood replied on Nov 11, 2020:
Dear Jennifer Luna, Thank you for the delightful feedback. At the Gentle Dental Lakewood, 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
Sep 16, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Lakewood
I like coming here for my dental work. The staff is very friendly. I never have to wait long pass my appointment time; the doctors there are also very knowledgeable and always do a really good job with my dental work. I also like how they always communicate clearly to me what dental work I need to do, and what I should do, but never push me to do anything. I would totally recommend this place to anyone.
Gentle Dental Lakewood replied on Sep 21, 2020:
Dear T-e Nguyen, 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 Lakewood, 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 5, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Lakewood
Great dentist,been going here for many years. They are caring and listen to you.
Google
5.0/5
Jul 27, 2020
Google Gentle Dental Lakewood
This was my first time at this location since moving down south and my experience was great! Front staff, hygienist, and the dentist were all professional and nice. I didn't want to start with a new dentist office when I had already been established in the Gentle Dental network as my experience thus far has always been great. Dr. Wang was very informative about recommendations but not once did I feel pressured to opt for additional treatment. Really loved that a deep cleaning was not pushed on me as well as I've experienced that before at other chain practices. Would recommend this place.

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.

WASHINGTON DENTAL SERV
AETNA DMO-PNW
METLIFE PPO
CIGNA PPO
UCCI TRICARE / FMDP
AETNA PPO
PREMERA BC OF WA
UNITED HEALTHCARE PPO
GUARDIAN PPO
UNITED CONCORDIA PPO
METLIFE-TRICARE FAM
DELTA-TRICARE RETIREE
DELTA DENTAL GEORGIA
BC/BS FEDERAL
DELTACARE WDS UNIT
REGENCE BC/BS FEP WA
VETERANS ADMINISTRATION
ANTHEM COMPLETE BC/BS
GEHA - CONNECTION
PRINCIPAL PPO

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

(253) 200-4706

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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