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Adult and Pediatric Services

Hours

Monday 12:00-8:00
Tuesday 9:00-6:00
Wednesday 8:00-5:00
Thursday 7:00-4:00
Friday 9:00-4:00
Saturday 8:00-4:00 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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      $84 Exam & X-Rays

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        To Know Us Is To Love Us

        LEARN ABOUT US

        Situated at 2404 Columbia House Blvd, Gentle Dental Vancouver is proud to offer expert dental care for patients in and around Vancouver, including Columbia Way, Edgewood Park, and Hudson Bay.

        At Gentle Dental Vancouver, we believe in building lifelong relationships with our patients and promise to treat you with respect and kindness at every visit. We are here to help you make the best choices on your health. 

        Using the latest technologies and techniques, we can provide high-quality dental care for all your needs, including general dentistry, orthodontics, periodontics, oral surgery, dental implants, and cosmetic treatments. Pediatric dentistry is available for infants and children, and we promise to make your child’s first encounters with the dentist as positive an experience as possible. Emergency treatments are available on an as-needed basis. 

        For your convenience, our office has a flexible appointment schedule, with walk-in appointments as well as weekend and evening hours. We accept most dental insurance and can help patients secure no-interest payment plans for procedures not covered by insurance. Patients without insurance can take advantage of the Gentle Dental Smile plan, which provides dental treatments at reduced rates to make treatment affordable. 

        Stop in to see us on Columbia House Boulevard in the Grand Central Retail Center. We are right across from Red Robin and Kiewit Infrastructure West Company. Our office is wheelchair-accessible and we have Spanish-speaking staff. We can also provide translators for deaf and hearing-impaired patients on request. To set up an appointment or for further assistance, please call us at 360-450-5266. One of our friendly staff members will be happy to speak with you.

        Meet The Team

        WHO WE ARE

        • Mariam Hamidi

          Mariam Hamidi

          D.M.D., Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

        • Sohyon “Michelle” Kim

          Sohyon “Michelle” Kim

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

        Reviews

        SEE WHAT OUR PATIENTS HAVE TO SAY!

        4.9 /5
        203 reviews
        Google
        5.0/5
        Apr 7, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Grand Central
        I am not one who like the dentist! In fact I would rather pick up trash on the side of the highway then go to the dentist 😅😂 My first impression of this office is everyone was very friendly and helpful. In the back the tech was knowledgeable and gentle during my X-rays (I have very large bones under my tongue that make X-rays painful). The Doctor was kind, through and thoughtful. I will be returning here for a crown prep on a molar and I am confident I will once again find the same level of service. Thank you Gentle Dental Team
        Gentle Dental Grand Central replied on Apr 8, 2021:
        Jodie Kemp, we're happy you found our staff to be so supportive during your experience here at Gentle Dental Grand Central.
        Google
        5.0/5
        Mar 23, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Grand Central
        Super friendly. Very flexible. My toddler loved his first experience. Everyone was great and made him feel very comfortable and even excited to go back.
        Gentle Dental Grand Central replied on Mar 24, 2021:
        Hi Hayley, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Mar 18, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Grand Central
        My whole family goes here, everyone is always kind and helpful. Irina is the best hygienist I have ever gone to, and is personable and has the most positive outlook.
        Gentle Dental Grand Central replied on Mar 23, 2021:
        Stephanie, we're happy you found our staff to be so supportive during your experience here at Gentle Dental Grand Central.
        Google
        5.0/5
        Mar 17, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Grand Central
        Although I have to go every 3 months for a deep cleaning due to gum disease, I always look forward to my visit. Everyone is so cheerful and friendly. They always know me when I arrive and get me in and out quickly without feeling rushed. I appreciate the excellent care and true concern that they all have for me and my dental health!
        Gentle Dental Grand Central replied on Mar 17, 2021:
        Dear Shrewcatlong, Thank you for the kind feedback. At the Gentle Dental Grand Central, 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 25, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Grand Central
        Highly Recommend. Best experience i’ve had going to the dentist. Great and friendly staff. I will definitely be returning in the future.
        Gentle Dental Grand Central replied on Jan 8, 2021:
        Kei Watson, we strive for 100% satisfaction, and it is great to see you had such a positive experience at Gentle Dental Grand Central.
        Facebook
        5.0/5
        Feb 25, 2021
        Facebook Gentle Dental Grand Central
        Great staff and doctors! Highly recommend this location. You won’t leave disappointed.
        Gentle Dental Grand Central replied on Feb 26, 2021:
        Hi Kei, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Jan 22, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Grand Central
        The dentist did a very thorough review of my health history and my dental xray and record. Consequently he was very honest and upfront with me that due to a past treatment I had for osteoporosis, that I would be higher risk for me to be a candidate for oral surgery even though I have periodontal disease. Then he presented other choices besides surgery for me to consider. I was floored with his honesty and genuine concern in what is best for his patients. What a rarity! I am grateful to be his patient.
        Gentle Dental Grand Central replied on Jan 28, 2021:
        Dear Helen, Thank you for your kind feedback. At the Gentle Dental Grand Central, 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
        Jan 20, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Grand Central
        I’m always nervous to go to the dentist. But Jessica and Kristin were fantastic. We had a surprise change in treatment plan but everything went super smoothly. My toothy needs were explained thoroughly and realistically. I will be booking for these two again!
        Gentle Dental Grand Central replied on Jan 20, 2021:
        Hi Kyndra Bopp, thank you so much for your positive comments about Gentle Dental Grand Central!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Jan 7, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Grand Central
        Grand central gental dental is very efficient friendly and makes sure you understand everything that needs to be done. I can’t say enough about the dentist and her assistant , they rock it and I wouldn’t go anywhere else.
        Gentle Dental Grand Central replied on Jan 7, 2021:
        Dear Cindy Tofte, Thank you for the delightful feedback. At the Gentle Dental Grand Central, 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
        Jan 5, 2021
        Google Gentle Dental Grand Central
        Just had my new patient exam the staff was polite, professional and knowledgeable. Kristin Nordahl was my dentist and the reason I decided to have my work done here she was awesome I recommend her.
        Gentle Dental Grand Central replied on Jan 6, 2021:
        Hi Thank You, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Nov 23, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Grand Central
        In the eight years I've been a patient I have always been given excellent care by the doctors and staff. I recommend Gentle Dental.
        Gentle Dental Grand Central replied on Jan 8, 2021:
        Kevin F, your satisfaction is our top priority.
        Google
        5.0/5
        Sep 22, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Grand Central
        I had a wonderful experience with the Gentle Dental staff. Dr. Nordahl was insightful, friendly and communicative. Her assistant truly listened to me and about my concerns. The front staff were kind and made feel comfortable. I would highly recommend and looking to our next appointment.
        Google
        5.0/5
        Sep 22, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Grand Central
        My name is Jeff Black. I had a broken Molar that desperately needed to be pulled out. They were booked up, yet still moved things around to get me in 5hours after i called!! Not 2 or 3 days later like everywhere i called. Ive had teeth issues my entire life. I Have also had 12 teeth removed by 8 or 9 different dentist's Over the past 10 years. Kristin Nordahl was absolutely wonderful. Very Experienced. Made me Feel more than comfortable while i was there, numbed me right the 1st time so i didnt have to have 3 or 4 different needles poking my cheek. Didnt try talking me into paying for things i didn't need. I have no dental insurance, so i paid cash out of pocket, and it was only a few hundred bucks for everything! If you are dentist shopping. For your sake, please give these guys a chance!! The front desk Girls were super friendly, help set me up with everything i needed. I personally will never go anywhere else. Thanks again Guys!! I cant tell you how relieved i am too have this done and over with. Its been super difficult with this tooth problem and i genuinely couldnt be happier. Seeing the dentist for stuff like this flat out Blows!!! But i am greatful too have given you guys a chance.
        Google
        5.0/5
        Sep 18, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Grand Central
        Excellent care and service! Dr. Nordahl was interested not only in my oral health, but my overall physical health. The hygienist, Irena, was very gentle and kind. She answered all of my questions thoroughly, and followed up on a previous question promptly! I would highly recommend this office to anyone, but especially those struggling with poor oral health. 9/18/20 I continue to get excellent care from this office. The Drs. are caring and take all the time you need to explain procedures so that you are comfortable with your treatment plan. They allow the patient to be in charge of their treatment and there is no pressure to do anything uncomfortable.
        Gentle Dental Grand Central replied on Apr 12, 2019:
        Dear Gail Alley, 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 Grand Central, 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
        Sep 16, 2020
        Facebook Gentle Dental Grand Central
        great experience. very thorough, professional and pleasant.
        Google
        5.0/5
        Aug 14, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Grand Central
        This dental office is the best. They are professional, friendly, they respect my time, their billing is clear. I look forward to seeing my hygienist, Irena. This is a dental office where the professionals truly care. I highly recommend this practice.
        Google
        5.0/5
        Jul 23, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Grand Central
        I can’t express enough gratitude for this office! I currently have dental insurance (delta dental) that requires specific qualifying criteria in order to approve coverage for care. I have a broken molar that has caused sudden debilitating pain. I checked my online portal for in-network offices that provide emergency care and I found this office! (Grand Central Gentle Dental) Kristina (I hope I spelled your name correct) at reception is my guardian angel. When my insurance notified her that I was not eligible to receive coverage at this office - that I needed to be seen by my assigned provider at Aspen Dental - Kristina called Aspen Dental on my behalf. When she was met with haste and disregard for my dental emergency (the Aspen Dental employee) Kristina stood up for me while remaining professional and poised. She continued to coach me through communicating with my insurance which resulted in approval for urgent care service at Gentle Dental. I was seen by Dr. Kristin Nordahl who immediately referred me to Endodontics. I will be switching my primary care to this office! To this team, thank you so much for caring!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Jul 15, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Grand Central
        Had to have a partial fixed and was told it would be back from the lab at 4pm, took time off work and when I showed up at 430 it was not there, Christina called the lab to find out was was going on and found out the lab was not bring till later. Christina stayed late and waited for to return to get the partial. I highly recommend Gentle Dental. Thank you.
        Google
        5.0/5
        Feb 18, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Grand Central
        Christina, Galina, Irena, and Dr Nordahl were all friendly and professional. From check in to goodbye, I had a very pleasant experience for my cleaning. Thank you so much!
        Google
        5.0/5
        Jan 29, 2020
        Google Gentle Dental Grand Central
        Caring and expert staff

        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
        OREGON DENTAL SERVICE
        METLIFE PPO
        CIGNA PPO
        AETNA DMO-PNW
        UNITED HEALTHCARE PPO
        GUARDIAN PPO
        AETNA PPO
        HEALTHCOMP
        PRINCIPAL PPO
        UCCI TRICARE / FMDP
        REGENCE BC/BS OF OR
        AMERITAS PPO
        GEHA - CONNECTION
        REGENCE DENTAL CLAIMS
        HUMANA PPO

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

        (360) 746-3889

        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.

        Don’t see the service you need? Give us a call!

        (360) 746-3889

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

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