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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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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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To Know Us Is To Love Us

LEARN ABOUT US

The Vancouver Gentle Dental office is located on Columbia House Boulevard in the Grand Central Retail Center.

We have a flexible appointment schedule, with walk-in appointments as well as weekend and evening hours available for your convenience. 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.

Our friendly dental professionals provide high-quality treatments in a gentle and compassionate atmosphere for all our patients. Our friendly staff will help make your visit comfortable and easy to understand while helping you make the best choices on your health. 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.

We believe in building lifelong relationships with our patients, and promise to treat you with respect and kindness at every visit. Our skilled dental professionals provide dental care for all your needs, from checkups and periodontics to oral surgery, dental implants, and cosmetic treatments. Emergency treatments are available on an as-needed basis. We also offer a wide selection of oral health products for your convenience.

Our office on Columbia House Boulevard is wheelchair-accessible. We have Spanish-speaking staff, and 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 360-746-3889. One of our friendly staff members will be happy to speak with you.

Meet The Team

WHO WE ARE

  • Behnam Fakhravar

    Behnam Fakhravar

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

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  • Kristin Nordahl

    Kristin Nordahl

    D.M.D. General Dentist

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  • Mariam Hamidi

    Mariam Hamidi

    D.M.D., Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

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Reviews

SEE WHAT OUR PATIENTS HAVE TO SAY!

4.9 /5
203 reviews
Google
5.0/5
Dec 1, 2020
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.
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.
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
Google
5.0/5
Oct 22, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Grand Central
The people at Grand Central Gental Dental at Columbia House Blvd are simply Fantastic!! Kristen Nordahl DMD is very skilled and caring and does great work!! I highly recommend them and want to thank them for taking such good care of me THANK YOU!!!!! Kristen😊
Gentle Dental Grand Central replied on Oct 23, 2019:
Hi Michael Henson, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
Google
5.0/5
Sep 6, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Grand Central
Had an excellent experience here and would give 10 stars if I could. Great customer service and awesome dentist❤️ Thanks for a great experience ❤️
Google
4.0/5
Jun 12, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Grand Central
Didn’t get called back until 15 minutes after scheduled appointment. Hygienist did a great job and still finished up within the hour scheduled.
Gentle Dental Grand Central replied on Jun 25, 2019:
Stacy Gildersleeve, thank you so much for the positive review!
Facebook
5.0/5
May 8, 2019
Facebook Gentle Dental Grand Central
I had a great experience! Dr.Nordahl is very nice, she answered all of my questions and suggested treatment plan. I had cleaning service done and am very satisfied. Great personnel!
Gentle Dental Grand Central replied on Jun 14, 2019:
Hi Svitlana Tsimbolynets, thank you so much for your positive comments about Gentle Dental Grand Central!
Google
5.0/5
May 7, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Grand Central
Always an excellent experience! Kind, fast, friendly, and always on time. Great location for me also! :) thanks you guys!!!
Gentle Dental Grand Central replied on May 7, 2019:
Ali Dodd, we're happy to hear you had such a positive experience with our team!
Google
5.0/5
Apr 8, 2019
Google Gentle Dental Grand Central
Dr. Nordahl and hygienist Iryna were phenomenal. All around great experience!
Gentle Dental Grand Central replied on Apr 9, 2019:
Hi Josh Otto, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
Google
5.0/5
Nov 27, 2018
Google Gentle Dental Grand Central
They have the kindest, most helpful, professional office staff, dentist, dental assistant and hygentist I had to have a bit of work done and thought to get some comparisons. They were the absolute best.Their being so incredibly nice was just a blessing on top.
Gentle Dental Grand Central replied on Jun 28, 2017:
Dear Paula Carnahan, 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
Nov 8, 2018
Facebook Gentle Dental Grand Central
Always great experience. They recently recommended the opalescence teeth whiting trays which work awesome. Love my cleaning techs and the doc. Girl power at this location also! 🙌💜
Google
4.0/5
Oct 16, 2018
Google Gentle Dental Grand Central
The hygienic was wonderful as usual. She explained everything that I asked and I so appreciate her.

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.
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(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 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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