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Hours

Monday 8:00-7:00
Tuesday 8:00-7:00
Wednesday 7:00-4:00
Thursday 8:00-7:00
Friday 8:00-5:00
Saturday 8:00-2:00 (1st and 3rd Saturday)

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

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      $84 Exam & X-Rays

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        To Know Us Is To Love Us

        LEARN ABOUT US

        Puyallup Gentle Dental is conveniently located in the shopping plaza at the southeast corner of Canyon Road East and 176th Street East. Our office is south across the parking lot from Starbucks and just west of Safeway.

        We offer late evening hours on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, as well as openings on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. To put dental care within your reach, we accept almost all forms of dental insurance. We also offer options for our clients without coverage, including payment plans and a Dedicated Dental Plan that lowers the cost of most procedures by 20 percent or more.

        Our Puyallup Gentle Dental practice offers general family dentistry, including annual and semiannual checkups, oral hygiene education for patients of all ages, cavity fillings, root canals, and more. Our caring and experienced team of dentists, surgeons, and dental hygienists will ensure your visit goes smoothly, and that any procedures you undergo are stress-free. Our goal is to make lifelong clients—we’ll do everything we can to make sure your visit with us is a positive experience.

        Feel free to call our helpful front office staff anytime at 253-200-1381 to schedule a consultation or appointment. We’re happy to discuss our current offers and openings with you, and answer any questions you have about the procedures we offer or the financial plans we bring to our clients.

        Meet The Team

        WHO WE ARE

        Reviews

        SEE WHAT OUR PATIENTS HAVE TO SAY!

        4.9 /5
        289 reviews
        Google
        5.0/5
        Jun 12, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Puyallup
        Gentle Dental on 176 & Canyon is the dentist office you want to go to, see Dr Felix. She is funny, great at what she does. You can tell she absolutely loves her job and her patients. She is the best dentist we have ever seen as a family. We have been with them for 8 years. They go over and beyond the call of duty to help their patients. We love each and every employee. This dentist office treats your right. Made me tear up at how compassionate they are. They have an Orthodontist on staff and a pediatric dentist. Most amazing care. If we could take all of them home with us we would ❤️
        Facebook
        5.0/5
        Jun 10, 2021
        Facebook Gentle Dental Puyallup
        I really enjoy going to Dr Felix and Christine (my Dental Hygienist) for my dental care. Both are very genuine and sincerely care about me and my health. My husband also comes here and has had good experiences. Thank you!
        Facebook
        5.0/5
        May 28, 2021
        Facebook Gentle Dental Puyallup
        I am a new patient at Gentle Dental and I was instantly greeted politely when I came in. The staff was so kind and made me feel welcome. Thankfully I had the best news at the dentist NO CAVITIES!! The Dr. And assistant were so kind and had a great sense of humor. I think this was the best experience I’ve had at a dentist. I am glad I chose this place.
        Facebook
        5.0/5
        May 28, 2021
        Facebook Gentle Dental Puyallup
        No pain!!!!! The staff and the Doctor was very friendly. Just a blessing. I am sharing with my congregation,
        Google
        5.0/5
        May 28, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Puyallup
        I am a new patient at Gentle Dental and I was instantly greeted politely when I came in. The staff was so kind and made me feel welcome. Thankfully I had the best news at the dentist NO CAVITIES!! The Dr. And assistant were so kind and had a great sense of humor. I think this was the best experience I’ve had at a dentist. I am glad I chose this place.
        Google
        5.0/5
        May 26, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Puyallup
        The staff is super friendly and care about your level of comfort.
        Gentle Dental Puyallup replied on May 27, 2021:
        Thank you for taking the time to let us know how we did. We hope you have a great day!
        Google
        5.0/5
        May 21, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Puyallup
        I went in to Gentle Dental on Friday the 21st of May for a routine cleaning and check-up. My experience was fantastic. The staff were very kind and professional. Big shoutout to my Dental Hygienist, Christine. She did great work and I would highly recommend her for your dental needs. She was very knowledgeable and made me feel comfortable during the entire visit. Great work to all the staff and I will definitely be returning. Thank you!
        Gentle Dental Puyallup replied on May 21, 2021:
        Dear Jon, Thank you for the kind feedback. At the Gentle Dental Puyallup, 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
        May 18, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Puyallup
        Wow ..thank you ladys so much ..everyone of you from michelle the receptionists to the dentist her self doctor charmaine felix ,dds hands down the best dentist out there ..you ladys rock you assistant doc also rocks ..you ladys are my ninjas
        Gentle Dental Puyallup replied on May 18, 2021:
        Dear Tobias, 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 Puyallup, 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
        Apr 13, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Puyallup
        I have not been to a dentist in a long time. My teeth are in horrible condition from a previous life of bad decisions. Dr. Christine made me feel encouraged and hopeful about my treatment options and helped me to develop a treatment plan that is affordable. I can not wait to be able to smile without feeling embarrassed. Thank you for helping me smile again!
        Gentle Dental Puyallup replied on Apr 16, 2021:
        Dear Hornofgabriel 07, Thank you for taking the time to post your kind words. At, Gentle Dental Puyallup, 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 20, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Puyallup
        Dr Felix, Dr Lawhorne the dental techs and all the front staff here are amazing. Extremely professional and very kind. This clinic beats all the dental services I have been through while I was active duty military hands down. Thank you.
        Gentle Dental Puyallup replied on Mar 23, 2021:
        Dear Tina, 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 Puyallup, 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 18, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Puyallup
        Everyone at this location is so kind and knowledgeable, from reception to the doctor himself. Every experience has been great. They are reassuring and really care about their patients here. As someone who has had really traumatic dental experiences in the past, to the point where I avoided seeing a dentist for about a decade, I very much appreciate them and the work that they do.
        Gentle Dental Puyallup replied on Mar 18, 2021:
        Dear Kayley, Thank you for taking the time to post your kind words. At, Gentle Dental Puyallup, 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
        Feb 3, 2021
        Facebook Gentle Dental Puyallup
        Going to the Denist was not my favorite thing to do but knowing one should I took a chance on Gentle Dental in puyallup My experience with the staff far exceeded my expectations Casey is the best Thank you for all your hard work Jerry Cassell
        Gentle Dental Puyallup replied on Mar 10, 2021:
        Jerry, thank you for your kind review; we are happy to pass along your comments to the team here at Gentle Dental Puyallup!
        Facebook
        5.0/5
        Nov 13, 2020
        Facebook Gentle Dental Puyallup
        absolutely amazing staff, they are friendly and attentive. Will never go anywhere else.
        Google
        5.0/5
        Nov 11, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Puyallup
        I really love gentle Dentle everyone is so nice and they care so much about each and every pt and staff I happen to work there and I wouldn’t want to work for any one else ! This group of people are like my family! And the dr’s are amazing they don’t over treatment plan to just take your money it you don’t need it they don’t plan it ! And we did live up to our name ! I love each and ever pt I see I would definitely recommend this office for everyone even people with anxiety we deal with it all :) good job gentle dental family !!! Dani boo
        Google
        5.0/5
        Aug 21, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Puyallup
        Dr. Richard He, along with his assistant (I believe Danielle was her name) were very nice, non-judgmental, and informative. This was my first appointment at this location and first time visiting ANY dentist in general, for quite some time. Looking forward to continuing business here and will be referring my family and friends.
        Google
        5.0/5
        Mar 17, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Puyallup
        Best dentist office I have ever been to!! I am a very nervous person and was so scared about going but everyone was completely over the top nice to me. I'm very happy with the work I had done today! Can't wait to go back!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Mar 7, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Puyallup
        I would not take my family anywhere else. The doctors, assistants, and staff are very professional and compassionate. They take extra steps to ensure patient comfort. I recommend this amazing team for the entire family!! Thank you Gentle Dental for the wonderful care you provide our family!!
        Facebook
        5.0/5
        Feb 29, 2020
        Facebook Gentle Dental Puyallup
        As a parent of a child with special needs, a trip to the dentist can be extremely tough. Today we visited this location for the first time (we normally go to the Lakewood location) and I am so appreciative of the staff that worked on my kiddo. The peds dentist was great & her assistant Wendy was a blessing. I definitely won't mind having to visit that location again.
        Google
        5.0/5
        Dec 13, 2019
        Google Gentle Dental Puyallup
        Casey is very pleasant and always has a smile which is calming, I find a sense of comfort in being around people who truly care and have compassion for their clients. All the dr.s and staff are knowledgeable and always willing to find a way to make your experience a pleasant one.
        Google
        5.0/5
        Oct 30, 2019
        Google Gentle Dental Puyallup
        I came to them with 50 years of abuse or neglect of my teeth they did the best they could to save what I have and I’m quite happy also like how friendly they are the doctor drew always follows up with a phone call I would absolutely recommend them

        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
        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
        REGENCE BC/BS FEP WA
        VETERANS ADMINISTRATION
        DELTA CA-PPO
        ANTHEM COMPLETE BC/BS
        GEHA - CONNECTION
        PRINCIPAL PPO

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

        (253) 200-1381

        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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