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Hours

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

New Patients

$100 Off Non-Covered Services

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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

LEARN ABOUT US

Located on 192nd Avenue, Gentle Dental East Ridge is proud to serve residents in and around Vancouver, Washington, including Mill Plain, Camas, and Cascade Park in Clark County.

Our compassionate team works to build lifelong relationships with our patients by providing the personal care and attention you deserve. We offer a full array of dental treatments, including preventive and restorative procedures, root canal therapy, inlays and onlays, crowns and bridges, implants, bone augmentation and expert oral surgery. These treatments use the latest techniques and technologies to make your experience as gentle and comfortable as possible.

Whether you want to improve the appearance of your smile or improve your dental health, our friendly and caring team is here to help. Our East Ridge dentists also offer speciality dentistry, including pediatric dentistry, orthodontics, and periodontics. We will work alongside you to help you understand the procedures you need and educate you on the best cleaning and care methods to ensure your oral health is maintained between visits.

Our mission at large is to provide safe and affordable dental care to all patients looking to enhance their smiles. To make your trip to the dentist more convenient and flexible, our office is open at convenient hours including evenings and weekends. We also accept most major dental insurance plans and offer payment plans or reduced rates for those without coverage. The payment plan includes substantial discounts for routine examinations, cleanings, fluoride treatments, x-rays and select general dental services.

At Gentle Dental East Ridge, we are excited to help you achieve a healthy smile. Our office is wheelchair-accessible and conveniently located near the Home Depot Shopping Center on 192nd Avenue. To find us, look for our office next to Sally Beauty and across from Home Depot. Schedule an appointment today by calling us at (360) 450-4004.

Meet The Team

WHO WE ARE

  • Mariam Hamidi

    Mariam Hamidi

    D.M.D., Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

Reviews

SEE WHAT OUR PATIENTS HAVE TO SAY!

4.9 /5
291 reviews
Facebook
5.0/5
Jun 23, 2021
Facebook Gentle Dental East Ridge
All staff is friendly and knowledgeable.
Gentle Dental East Ridge replied on Jul 15, 2021:
We appreciate your positive review about your recent experience with us!
Google
5.0/5
Jun 15, 2021
Google Gentle Dental East Ridge
Without exaggeration, Dr. Nekkalapudi is by far the BEST dentist I have ever, and likely will ever, have the pleasure of being treated by. I have had a phobia of the dentist my entire life and she and her team went out of their way to make sure I was comfortable at all times. She would regularly walk me through procedures so I knew what was being done. She would ask me frequently how I was feeling and let me know I could stop at any time. She would even encourage me and let me know I was doing great during long treatment sessions. Dr. Nekkalapudi always looked out for best interests of my dental hygiene, answering any and all questions in detail and providing all treatments with great care and thoughtfulness. For the first time in my life, I didn’t feel pain or discomfort in a dentist office! I can’t stress enough how amazing she is. If I didn’t unfortunately move hours away, I would make the drive just for her. If you can, go see her for all of your dental needs. You won’t regret it.
Google
5.0/5
Jun 1, 2021
Google Gentle Dental East Ridge
Check-in very fast, very nice young lady took X-rays and was polite. Person who cleaned my teeth was excellent an led the older lady that polished my teeth was very kind also.
Google
4.0/5
Apr 26, 2021
Google Gentle Dental East Ridge
Dr. Silpa and the entire team at Gentle Dental Eastridge are awesome ! I would definitely recommend them.
Gentle Dental East Ridge replied on Apr 26, 2021:
Peggy, thank you for your kind review; we are happy to pass along your comments to the team here at Gentle Dental East Ridge!
Facebook
5.0/5
Mar 25, 2021
Facebook Gentle Dental East Ridge
Dr. Silpa and her team are incredible. My family and I are so grateful to have such outstanding dental care.
Gentle Dental East Ridge replied on Apr 9, 2021:
Hi Holly, thank you so much for your positive comments about Gentle Dental East Ridge!
Google
5.0/5
Feb 25, 2021
Google Gentle Dental East Ridge
This was my first visit with Gentle Dental. Not only were they well organized and friendly but they also beat the price of the last Dentist I went to! The other place quoted me for a crown I didn’t actually need AND the consultation was about $100 more at the other place! So grateful I shopped around. Would highly recommend!
Gentle Dental East Ridge replied on Feb 26, 2021:
Hi Terra, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
Google
5.0/5
Feb 25, 2021
Google Gentle Dental East Ridge
I absolutely love Gentle Dental, the entire staff is amazing, my interaction with the dental assistant Suzan, my dental hygienist Kayla, the dental receptionist Crystal (very friendly and knowledgeable) and Dr. Silpa Nekkalapudi, I would recommend to everyone.. 5 stars for sure. Thank you 😊
Gentle Dental East Ridge replied on Feb 26, 2021:
Dear Nicole, 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 East Ridge, 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
Feb 23, 2021
Google Gentle Dental East Ridge
Today 2/23/2021 - Fantastic experience. 1st start with wonderful dental assistant Susan and Lori. Then Kaila the hygienist was Amazing!! Not only she cleans your teeth she gives tips on good home care. Dr. Silpa is a very kind dentist and explains everything to you, showing you the ex rays and tells you of anything she wants to keep an eye on. Then when you check out Cristal is very pleasant and helpful on your insurance questions. I have been going here for years. I recommend everyone to come here for a great dental experience. They really care and make you feel good.
Gentle Dental East Ridge replied on May 7, 2021:
Dear Paula, 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 East Ridge, it means a lot to us to know you had a great experience and we look forward to seeing you on your next visit.
Gentle Dental East Ridge replied on Oct 17, 2019:
Hi Paula Hatton, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
Google
5.0/5
Aug 18, 2020
Google Gentle Dental East Ridge
Dr. Delgado and his team were amazing! I had a tooth extracted and had and still have no pain whatsoever afterwards. Thank you all so much!
Google
5.0/5
Aug 10, 2020
Google Gentle Dental East Ridge
Dr. Lenz and her entire crew are friendly, caring and go out of their way to make your experience the best it can be. I’m losing my dental insurance at end of month and she did two visit in 1 that I needed done because of it! Just outstanding care here! Highly recommend going here!
Google
5.0/5
May 30, 2020
Google Gentle Dental East Ridge
I've been a patient for several years now. Yesterday had my 1st appointment with all the covid changes. Staff did a great job and the hygienist was excellent.
Gentle Dental East Ridge replied on Jun 26, 2020:
Hi Jennifer Lau, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
Google
5.0/5
Mar 19, 2020
Google Gentle Dental East Ridge
Excellent service. My tooth broke and I couldn't find anyone who was open. Gentle Dental was kind, caring and got me in and helped me make a plan for a root canal and crown despite not having insurance. This will be my forever dentist. Go see Dr. Peter Ma, he is the kindest dentist I've ever been to, great with my kids, and he took the time to explain my options and reassured me that the options were mine to choose. Absolutely outstanding.
Facebook
5.0/5
Feb 26, 2020
Facebook Gentle Dental East Ridge
ease of feeling upfront info. great people
Google
5.0/5
Feb 19, 2020
Google Gentle Dental East Ridge
I don’t know how to begin this - so I’ll just type what’s in my head. My teeth are extremely important to me - as I get older, I realize how important is it to have great oral hygiene and how much of an impact a bright pretty smile can make on every situation. I haven’t had many bad experiences at the dentists I’ve been to - but the ones that were poor really left and impression on me. This is why it’s so refreshing for me to have found a dentist that I adore, who cares about my teeth and who truly cares about my concerns in regards to my teeth. Dr. Silpa, along with MacKenzie and Valeria have been absolutely amazing! They are all collaborative and kind, I never feel like I’m a burden. And - they are transforming my smile into one of beauty! Along with Dr. Mong (retired?) and your amazing office team - you guys have made me a very happy customer. Because of the great care I receive, I gladly drive from the Beaverton area to Vancouver WA to be seen by you guys at East Ridge Dental Gentle. Thank you all for everything that you do and for making my smile so perfect! Desiree Lee
Google
5.0/5
Jan 9, 2020
Google Gentle Dental East Ridge
The best care in dentistry!! Dr. Silpa has a formidable touch and gentleness altogether. I was referred by my brother in-law and now I’m referring my spouse to schedule her appointment. I’m cannot be any happier with the Fillings, cleaning of my teeth and painless process, literally!!
Facebook
5.0/5
Nov 30, 2019
Facebook Gentle Dental East Ridge
Friendly efficient staff; thorough and gentle treatment.
Facebook
5.0/5
Nov 9, 2019
Facebook Gentle Dental East Ridge
Dr Ma and the crew that work on Saturdays are awesome. Very professional and very focused on patient comfort. The end is result is 100% satisfaction. I would highly recommend them. Thank you for the Exceptional Experience
Google
5.0/5
Nov 6, 2019
Google Gentle Dental East Ridge
Great group from the care to environment. Highly recommend. Been going since 2006.
Google
5.0/5
Nov 5, 2019
Google Gentle Dental East Ridge
Quality service and super friendly. Took great care of me and staff was awesome looking forward to getting more work and cleaning done!
Facebook
5.0/5
Nov 4, 2019
Facebook Gentle Dental East Ridge
My dentist and her assistant are wonderful. Very patient and careful to help me avoid unnecessary discomfort and pain. They are alway gentle and caring.

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
OREGON DENTAL SERVICE
METLIFE PPO
CIGNA PPO
AETNA DMO-PNW
UNITED HEALTHCARE PPO
GUARDIAN PPO
AETNA PPO
HEALTHCOMP
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) 219-9587

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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