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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

New Patients

$100 Off Non-Covered Services

New patients only. On services of $300 or greater not covered by insurance.

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Ortho Special

Braces from $99 Month

Flexible payment plans. Including FREE Orthodontic consultation.

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New Patients

$84 Exam & X-Rays

Includes Comprehensive Exam and Full Mouth X-Rays and 1 year membership in the Gentle Dental Smile Plan.

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To Know Us Is To Love Us

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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

Reviews

SEE WHAT OUR PATIENTS HAVE TO SAY!

4.8 /5
73 reviews
Facebook
5.0/5
Aug 3, 2021
Facebook Gentle Dental North Meridian
Very nice dentist and dental assistant, love my experience here
Gentle Dental North Meridian replied on Aug 17, 2021:
Hi Cathy, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
Facebook
5.0/5
Jun 22, 2021
Facebook Gentle Dental North Meridian
Dr Norman and his staff are amazing! They were efficient, friendly and, as their name suggests, very gentle. I strongly recommend them to anyone, even if you are afraid of gong to the dentist.
Gentle Dental North Meridian replied on Aug 17, 2021:
Hi Michelle, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
Google
5.0/5
Jun 22, 2021
Google Gentle Dental North Meridian
Dr Norman and his staff are wonderful! They are efficient, friendly and, as their name suggests, very gentle. I would highly recommend them to anyone, even those afraid of going to the dentist.
Gentle Dental North Meridian replied on Sep 8, 2021:
Anne, we're glad you had such a wonderful experience with us!
Google
5.0/5
Jun 15, 2021
Google Gentle Dental North Meridian
Could ask for better people to poke around my mouth. Gentle Dental all day long!
Gentle Dental North Meridian replied on Aug 19, 2021:
Hi Chris, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
Google
5.0/5
Jun 8, 2021
Google Gentle Dental North Meridian
I love it here! Everyone is so friendly! The dentist & hygienist made me feel comfortable & I like that they explain things so I understand. I'm definitely happy that I found a place that I look forward to going. Thank you so much! PS...The hygienist, Christine, is hilarious! Love it😊
Google
5.0/5
May 12, 2021
Google Gentle Dental North Meridian
I was a new patient, and EVERYONE in the office was so professional. Hygiene Christine was knowledgeable and very informative and loves what she does. The doctor was great and the entire office was very up-to-date with modern equipment and it has such a pleasant environment. I had a great experience and will be coming back regularly. One of the best!!
Gentle Dental North Meridian replied on May 12, 2021:
Dear Abdulhak Ahmed, Thank you for the kind 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
Apr 1, 2021
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I would strongly recommend gentle dental North Meridian visiting Dr. Norman. The office is extremely clean and the staff is polite and welcoming. The doctor is thorough and explains every step of what he is doing so you know what to expect. The dental assistant is also very kind and reassuring and I felt comfortable during my entire visit. I will recommend this office and Doctor to friends and family.
Gentle Dental North Meridian replied on Apr 9, 2021:
Dear Andrea Sherri Grant, Thank you for the kind 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.
Google
5.0/5
Mar 5, 2021
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I left my other dentist due to.....differences.....decided to give my local Gentle Dental a try. I was thoroughly pleased with my visit. The intake staff is friendly and knowledgeable. They helped me with the stuff I didn't quite understand on my intake/new patient forms. My dental hygienist was bubbly and helped create a relaxing environment with her witty banter as we shared a mutual love of the brand of flip flops I had on that day. Now I went to the appointment anxiety ridden of the pain that was about to come knowing what I needed in this first appointment. The dentist was very gentle, quick and efficient. Was very easy-going and answered all of my questions about my upcoming appointments and the plan going forward for my care. I left the dentist and about a 3 on the Pain Scale where generally I would be leaving my old dentist on a 9 out of 10 on the Pain Scale. My next appointment is coming up and I'm actually looking forward to it.
Gentle Dental North Meridian replied on Mar 5, 2021:
Dear Richelle, Thank you for the delightful 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.
Google
5.0/5
Mar 2, 2021
Google Gentle Dental North Meridian
Like most people I am not a fan of the dentist. I generally get anxiety and worry more than I should. The staff at GD is always really friendly, helpful and quick to put my mind at ease. I’ve been going for 5+ years, even got braces through them a few years ago. Would definitely recommend.
Gentle Dental North Meridian replied on Mar 2, 2021:
Dear Teresa, Thank you for the delightful 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.
Google
5.0/5
Feb 23, 2021
Google Gentle Dental North Meridian
Friendly staff, dentists are knowledgeable and care about making sure you're comfortable during your visit. Been going there for 5 years now!!
Gentle Dental North Meridian replied on May 6, 2021:
Becca, we are very happy we could provide you with a positive experience!
Google
5.0/5
Feb 20, 2021
Google Gentle Dental North Meridian
I had a great visit! What was great was a dentist -Dr Norman- who sat and took the time to review concerns, options of treatment and just getting to know me as a patient before my cleaning. Also both front and back staff were great. Knowledgeable and efficient in what they do. I highly recommend Dr Norman! He also made me feel comfortable in the dental chair where I would feel anxious.
Gentle Dental North Meridian replied on Feb 22, 2021:
Dear Nora, 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.
Facebook
5.0/5
Nov 14, 2020
Facebook Gentle Dental North Meridian
Very nice and patient with a big scared baby like me. Highly recommend.
Google
5.0/5
Mar 7, 2020
Google Gentle Dental North Meridian
They were great! Everyone was super friendly, and my dentist was awesome!
Google
5.0/5
Mar 5, 2020
Google Gentle Dental North Meridian
I believe I actually found a dentist I will stay with! Great humor and willing to talk about natural remedies. No pressure to schedule for needed treatment (I have experienced high pressured office for somewhat unnecessary procedures in the past) and I believe that the recommendations are necessary and feel informed enough to make financial decisions. Fair pricing as well. It’s not easy to have a good dental experience. Pain happens and it was reduced to minimal amount. Stress shouldn’t happen and it didn’t!
Google
5.0/5
Feb 21, 2020
Google Gentle Dental North Meridian
I’m not the biggest fan of Dentist but Dr. Susie is the BEST!! Not only is she an amazing dentist but her empathy and kind “bed side manner” goes above and beyond. I came in with a minor gum issue that was causing discomfort and got a call from Dr Susie this morning just to see how I was doing!! I’d expect that kind of care if I’d gotten a root canal but to receive a call just to see how I was doing ....amazing!! I’m sure she was just being Dr Susie but it felt amazing to get that call!! I’ll be going to see Dr Susie indefinitely!! All health care providers should take note...it’s the little things!! No one wants to be treated like a “number” or just another patient!! Thanks again Dr Susie!! I’m Actually excited to see my dentist next month!! ❤️👍🏾
Google
5.0/5
Feb 18, 2020
Google Gentle Dental North Meridian
My hygienist, Christine, was really great and explained everything to me. Fast cleaning, very nice, and now I understand what I need to do better.
Google
5.0/5
Dec 17, 2019
Google Gentle Dental North Meridian
Never in my life have I ever met such a caring and knowledgeable hygienist. It was truly a wonderful experience and I can’t wait to go back.
Google
5.0/5
Dec 12, 2019
Google Gentle Dental North Meridian
My experience has been nothing less then stellar. From my first time of meeting the staff & and one of the docs with an infected root canal, then having that root canal redone and recently having a deep cleaning done...all who have been apart of my care from day one in Aug 2019 at the front to the docs, assistants and now recently my hygenist who was very through on calling my cardiologist to make sure i did or did not need meds prior to treatment. If you are looking for complete worry free even in the billing dept go to Gentle Dental every office lives up to the name Gentle Dental. I have a HUGE anxiety of dentist. But my anxiety is minimal while in there office. I dont leave claw marks in there chairs when we are done. Ha ha ha
Google
4.0/5
Nov 26, 2019
Google Gentle Dental North Meridian
I tried but was unable to leave a five star review for a teeth cleaning ;-)… staffs was welcoming as well as very professional.
Facebook
5.0/5
Nov 19, 2019
Facebook Gentle Dental North Meridian
I have been visiting Puyallup Gentle Dental for years and the staff is always wonderful.

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
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 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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