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Adult and Pediatric Services

Hours

Monday 10:00-7:00
Tuesday 9:00-6:00
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 8:00-5:00
Friday 7:00-4:00
Saturday 8:00-4:00

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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.



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Braces from $99 Month

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$84 Exam & X-Rays

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To Know Us Is To Love Us

LEARN ABOUT US

Perfectly placed in Puyallup, WA at 1002 N Meridian Ave. Suite 104A, Gentle Dental North Meridian offers expert dental care in a comfortable, stress-free setting.

Dedicated to patient well-being, our friendly team of dental experts provides a comprehensive list of services, including preventive and restorative dentistry, root canal therapy, crowns and bridges, inlays and onlays, bone augmentation, implants, oral surgery and gentle pediatric dentistry. We also offer convenient emergency services for unexpected dental issues, along with orthodontics, veneers and teeth whitening treatments, so you can gain the confidence that comes with a white, straight smile.

To help our patients maximize affordability, we accept almost all major dental insurance plans. For patients without coverage, we offer flexible payment options, along with the Gentle Dental Smile Plan, which provides discounts of 20 percent or more on most procedures. Because we understand that life gets busy, we also offer early morning, late evening, and weekend hours, so you can schedule an appointment that fits your unique schedule.

Conveniently located in the shopping center at the northwest corner of North Meridian Avenue and River Road, Gentle Dental North Meridian is proud to offer compassionate, knowledgeable dental care for residents of Puyallup, WA. Visit us for a consultation, cleaning or expert dental treatment can enjoy skilled dental care in a relaxing, pressure-free environment.

Meet The Team

WHO WE ARE

  • Charles Hu

    Charles Hu

    D.D.S., General Dentist

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  • David Kang

    David Kang

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

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  • Myung Park

    Myung Park

    D.D.S., General Dentist

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  • Patrick Wang

    Patrick Wang

    D.D.S., M.D. , Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

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  • Rick Rodgers

    Rick Rodgers

    D.D.S., Orthodontist

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  • Sirisha Munimadugu

    Sirisha Munimadugu

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

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  • Tripti Pawar

    Tripti Pawar

    B.D.S., M.S.D., Orthodontist

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Reviews

SEE WHAT OUR PATIENTS HAVE TO SAY!

4.8 /5
73 reviews
Facebook
5.0/5
Nov 19, 2019
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I have been visiting Puyallup Gentle Dental for years and the staff is always wonderful.
Google
5.0/5
Oct 11, 2019
Google Gentle Dental North Meridian
Great service, friendly staff. They worked with my schedule last minute and helped get my cleaning done with my kids in toe!
Gentle Dental North Meridian replied on Oct 21, 2019:
Becky Lovall, we're happy you found our staff to be so supportive during your experience here at Gentle Dental North Meridian.
Facebook
5.0/5
Oct 10, 2019
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The staff are very prossional. Great place to have your teeth worked on😃
Gentle Dental North Meridian replied on Oct 11, 2019:
We appreciate your positive review about your recent experience with us!
Google
5.0/5
Oct 1, 2019
Google Gentle Dental North Meridian
Great staff and Docs!
Gentle Dental North Meridian replied on Oct 2, 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 18, 2019
Google Gentle Dental North Meridian
Dr. Gupta is awesome! She’s very caring, gentle, and detail oriented, she does an excellent job. Christy at the front desk is very friendly and welcoming. Had a great experience, would highly recommend!
Google
5.0/5
Sep 10, 2019
Google Gentle Dental North Meridian
Dr. Lim and her staff are outstanding! Very friendly and accommodating. Will work with your schedule. Dr. Lim Is very dedicated to her patients. Thank you for your hard work. 😁
Google
5.0/5
Sep 3, 2019
Google Gentle Dental North Meridian
Experience was fantastic and Christy was amazing today!!
Facebook
5.0/5
Aug 3, 2019
Facebook Gentle Dental North Meridian
great communication, easy scheduling, great with insurance questions, reasonably priced.
Gentle Dental North Meridian replied on Aug 5, 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
Aug 2, 2019
Google Gentle Dental North Meridian
Dr. Lim is awesome, my daughter was so scared and she calmed her nerves. Great experience. Thank you so much!
Gentle Dental North Meridian replied on Aug 5, 2019:
Delena, we're happy you found our staff to be so supportive during your experience here at Gentle Dental North Meridian.
Google
5.0/5
Jul 30, 2019
Google Gentle Dental North Meridian
Dr.Lim and the assistants made the process very easy and comfortable for me. They all made sure I was doing okay during the procedure. Great over all experience with this practice!
Facebook
5.0/5
Jul 5, 2019
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Highly recommend Dr.Lim she’s very thorough she makes sure you know best & worst case scenarios! Makes you feel comfortable & eased from the very start of your appointment. Very friendly too :) Front desk staff is awesome definitely make looking at the numbers a lot less stressful & they really work with you to make it work for you finically & schedule wise! Would definitely recommend making Gentle Dental North Meridian your home dentist everyone there is amazing!!!
Gentle Dental North Meridian replied on Jul 5, 2019:
Dear Michellay Stewart, Thank you for taking the time to post your kind words. At, Gentle Dental North Meridian, 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
Jul 5, 2019
Google Gentle Dental North Meridian
Staff is great! Dentist is kind and in deed gentle. Does a great job with cleaning and work and is concerned with the patients well being. Also, not as expensive as other places, no hidden fees. You will be advised of the work you will need before you pay. Great place for the family's dental care.
Gentle Dental North Meridian replied on Jul 8, 2019:
Dear Maribel Preciado, Thank you for the wonderful feedback. At the Gentle Dental North Meridian, 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
Jul 2, 2019
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I really recommend dr. Lim, she is honest, quick and efficient. She makes sure you are doing ok through out your apt while being worked on. I felt comfortable with her working on me. The filling she placed is smooth and I’m able to floss perfectly-the same as before I had the filling placed. Great dentist to have!
Gentle Dental North Meridian replied on Jul 8, 2019:
Deirdre Griggs, we are very happy we could provide you with a positive experience!
Google
5.0/5
Jun 27, 2019
Google Gentle Dental North Meridian
Really great experience here. Everyone there is very nice and Dr. Lim is great! Would recommend!
Gentle Dental North Meridian replied on Jun 28, 2019:
Thank you again for taking the time to let us know how we did. We hope you have a great day!
Facebook
5.0/5
Jun 20, 2019
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Our entire family receives quality care with understanding of each of our specific needs. We appreciate the help of the staff with all our needs. Superior dental care!
Gentle Dental North Meridian replied on Jun 21, 2019:
Debra Capuli, we're happy you found our staff to be so supportive during your experience here at Gentle Dental North Meridian.
Google
5.0/5
Jun 20, 2019
Google Gentle Dental North Meridian
Both my hygienist, Lana, and dentist, Dr. Lim were very positive and communicative. They were both very good about telling me what they were doing as they were doing it ("I'm going to lower the seat now." "I'm going to clasp the apron behind your neck now."). They made me feel comfortable and valued and regularly checked in on me to make sure I was doing ok. Both were knowledgeable and able to answer any questions I had. Very positive experience. Would recommend to anyone.
Gentle Dental North Meridian replied on Jun 21, 2019:
Dear Tabetha Friz, 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 North Meridian, 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 14, 2019
Google Gentle Dental North Meridian
The care is awesome dentist is professional and very careful
Gentle Dental North Meridian replied on Jun 17, 2019:
We appreciate your positive review about your recent experience with us!
Facebook
5.0/5
Apr 29, 2019
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Amazing staff! I am most grateful to have a place that will work with my budget but still make sure I get what I need done. I love that they are very easy on my mouth and understanding. I won’t go anywhere else!
Gentle Dental North Meridian replied on May 9, 2019:
Hi Jennifer A Dyvig! We're so happy we were able to help you out!
Facebook
5.0/5
Apr 19, 2019
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very friendly and always take care of me and make sure I'm happy
Facebook
5.0/5
Apr 18, 2019
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Have had nothing but great experiences here! First visited this location for a dental emergency on a Saturday and have continued to use this location even though it’s not the closest to my home. They work well with my schedule and address all of my needs without hesitation. The staff is friendly and makes sure to communicate clearly every step of the way.
Gentle Dental North Meridian replied on Apr 24, 2019:
Dear Bryttany Hemingway, Thank you for taking the time to post your kind words. At, Gentle Dental North Meridian, it means a lot to us to know you had a great experience and we look forward to seeing you on your next visit.

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.

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
ANTHEM COMPLETE BC/BS
GEHA - CONNECTION

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

(253) 200-0695

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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Gentle on Your Schedule

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

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