Extended Hours
Experienced Dentists
OHP and Commercial Insurance Accepted

Hours

Monday 7:00-5:30
Tuesday 7:00-5:30
Wednesday 7:00-5:30
Thursday 7:00-5:30
Friday 7:00-5:30
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

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  • Monday – Friday: 7am – 6pm 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.



To Know Us Is To Love Us

LEARN ABOUT US

Located in Salem at 1251 Lancaster Drive NE Suite A, SmileKeepers Lancaster provides expert dental treatments in a convenient neighborhood location.

With a strong focus on respect, compassion and communication, we provide comprehensive services, including general and cosmetic dentistry, oral surgery, emergency dentistry, implants, veneers, endodontics, root canals and periodontics. We also provide gentle infant, children and teen dentistry.

At our office, we make patient well-being our number one priority. Our attentive staff is always happy to answer every one of your questions, address any concerns, and explain the reasons and expectations of every dental procedure. We also offer sedation options for many procedures to ensure our patients’ well-being.

Designed to maximize affordability, SmileKeepers Lancaster accepts most major credit cards and PPOs, while offering convenient financing options.

With a seamless blend of comfort, expertise and affordability, we make it easy for Salem families to get timely dental care, right when they need it. Call us at 503-877-2931 today to schedule a consultation, cleaning or dental treatment with our friendly dentists and hygienists, and enjoy expert dental care for you and the ones you love.

Meet The Team

WHO WE ARE

  • Athena Bettger

    Athena Bettger

    D.M.D., M.P.H., General Dentist

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  • Erin Brock

    Erin Brock

    D.M.D., General Dentist

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  • Leslee Huggins

    Leslee Huggins

    D.D.S., M.S., Pediatric Dentist

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  • Richard Teel

    Richard Teel

    D.D.S. Orthodontist

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  • Sarah Post

    Sarah Post

    D.M.D., Pediatric Dentist

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Reviews

SEE WHAT OUR PATIENTS HAVE TO SAY!

4.8 /5
26 reviews
Facebook
5.0/5
Aug 26, 2019
Facebook Smile Keepers Salem Lancaster
amazing dentist I have no complients
Smile Keepers Salem Lancaster replied on Aug 26, 2019:
Thank you again for taking the time to let us know how we did. We hope you have a great day!
Google
5.0/5
Aug 23, 2019
Google Smile Keepers Salem Lancaster
Great with kids. My daughter loves the dentist. Always gets prizes and always has lots of fun.
Smile Keepers Salem Lancaster replied on Aug 26, 2019:
Hi Luis Zavala, we are very happy to have provided you and your daughter with such a positive experience!
Google
4.0/5
Apr 29, 2019
Google Smile Keepers Salem Lancaster
This place has always treated us well. Very good doctor, assistants, hygienists, receptionists. Definitely a decent place, especially when you consider how many children they must work on every day, and how hectic and complex it must be, working at a dental clinic. I admire them.
Smile Keepers Salem Lancaster replied on Apr 30, 2019:
Dear Samantha Clement, Thank you for taking the time to post your kind words. At, Smile Keepers Salem Lancaster, 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
Nov 30, 2018
Google Smile Keepers Salem Lancaster
Smile keepers dental NOT only literally helps you keep a nice smile but also can create smiles again. I walked out of there with a new hope for humanity because every dentist I've ever been too it was an uncomfortable situation for many several different reasons. Philip La Lande, DMD. Office manager Ofelia, hygienist Heather, Assistant Shannon, Orchestrated an experience that literally has given me a reason to smile again (Period). From my experiences any reason that gives you a reason to smile is considered priceless! I have never seen a dentist office collaborate all team members and work so well together with a genuinely kind and respectful moral EVER, much less believe this could actually exist. This is not a paid advertisement please read my other reviews to see that I am a real person. As well, I've noticed local businesses in town are encouraging Google reviews and offering prizes for them, this is not one of them nor will I engage in any activity like that. So if you want real genuine reviews you can trust me.
Smile Keepers Salem Lancaster replied on Dec 11, 2018:
Dear Edit Free Tv, Thank you for taking the time to post your kind words about our staff. We are excited to share this with the team. At, Smile Keepers Salem Lancaster, 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
Jul 31, 2018
Google Smile Keepers Salem Lancaster
I was so impressed by the whole staff, they treated my son with such an amazing care. He was so comfortable and relax. I can't express enough how well they cared for my "baby
Google
5.0/5
Jul 26, 2018
Google Smile Keepers Salem Lancaster
Very surprised at the low ratings. I've been in with three of my boys now and have had a great experience each time. The first time, I brought my son with severe autism and they were gentle and compassionate. Yesterday, my youngest saw Tina and Dr. Mikkelson. Tina was through, gentle and communicated great with my child. The doctor was outstanding, far better than dentists my older kids have seen. She carefully explained everything to both me and my son and made him very comfortable. The front office staff was efficient and nice (even when I was late and they couldn't get us in). Far more than I expected in an office that is no doubt overtaxed with work. I have no issues with leaving poor reviews when warranted but that's clearly not the case with this office.
Google
5.0/5
May 23, 2018
Google Smile Keepers Salem Lancaster
The staff are friendly and very helpful.
Google
5.0/5
Apr 10, 2018
Google Smile Keepers Salem Lancaster
i am not sure why people said you can not be there in the back with there child unless the parents are awful people to deal with ..... i am able to be with my child ,.. in fact i would NOT go to dentist if i am not aloud to go in the back room with my daughter age 9 years ,.. i am here ,. for her to feel safe and that i know she is safe too.... i think negative reviews are from difficult people parents that rude in the first place ,.... if you can't be kind to others people will not want deal with you ,... so far so good with children smile keepers ,. my only thing is that the receptionist could be a bit more professional ,... no matter what kind of job you have ,.. you always need to stay professional always !!! other than that Smiles Keeper the children dentists is a great service ,.. the other Smiles keepers for adults is another story, that place is scary with scary people .,..
Smile Keepers Salem Lancaster replied on Apr 19, 2018:
Dear Ladygg Smith, Thank you for taking the time to post your kind words about our staff. We are excited to share this with the team. At, Smile Keepers Salem Lancaster, 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
Nov 19, 2017
Google Smile Keepers Salem Lancaster
I absolutely love this clinic. We usually get our favorite assistant, and the dentist is just amazing; gentle, funny, but "drills" into my kid's how important a healthy mouth is. (I'll edit and post names as soon as I remember!)
Smile Keepers Salem Lancaster replied on Nov 22, 2017:
Michelle, reviews like this give us motivation and help us ensure we provide high-quality care.
Google
5.0/5
Nov 17, 2017
Google Smile Keepers Salem Lancaster
I’ve been taking my kids to Smile Keepers for a couple years now and we have had only positive experiences. My kids look forward to going to the dentist and I’m pretty sure their favorite part is the bag with the new tooth brush and tooth paste they get at the end of their visit!
Smile Keepers Salem Lancaster replied on Nov 21, 2017:
Dear Melissa Morgan, Thank you for taking the time to post your kind words. At, Smile Keepers Salem Lancaster, 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
Oct 10, 2017
Google Smile Keepers Salem Lancaster
I've gone there with my boyfriend every time he went because he was nervous. I'm not the one that was seen. But he's had nothing but good things to say about them. The front staff is really nice too. A little on the casual side but nice.
Smile Keepers Salem Lancaster replied on Oct 11, 2017:
Diatribe Podcasts, we really appreciate your feedback!
Google
5.0/5
Mar 10, 2017
Google Smile Keepers Salem Lancaster
All of these reviews are not the experience I had at all. I was treated with the utmost respect and compassion. They were considerate about my phobias and virtually painless with extactions. If you call ahead They do stress to be a there early because they can only take three. They do alot of work for the state and because there are hardly any dentists that take OHP or Medicaid and those of us on soc. Sec./ disability it is a blessing to have a good dental clinic that treats you with the same quality of care whether you receive benefits or you are millionaire. These reviews must have come from off days. However if you have an emergency, you need to show up very early which shouldn't be a problem if you have been up all night with a monster toothache. Don't let those reviews scare you away from quality care. And no I'm not a paid affiliate, I am a patient. A grateful one, who that clinic has bent over backwards for ,to get stubborn red tape and authorizations. After missing a couple of appointments, which I don't recommend, they still took me back and gave me another chance when most would have terminated me as a patient.
Smile Keepers Salem Lancaster replied on Mar 27, 2017:
Dear Louise Guerrero, Thank you for the delightful feedback. At the Smile Keepers Salem Lancaster, 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
Sep 7, 2014
Facebook Smile Keepers Salem Lancaster
Wonderful people here. Thay are giving me back my smile. At this time I don't have the right words to express my overwhelm gratitude....
Facebook
5.0/5
Jun 17, 2014
Facebook Smile Keepers Salem Lancaster
Wonderful group of people, excellent care.
Facebook
5.0/5
May 21, 2014
Facebook Smile Keepers Salem Lancaster
Love Dr Clemens!! She is amazing with my son :-) The dental assistants are also amazing! My son had dental work there yesterday and they were comforting and kept me updated with everything that was going on!

General Dentistry

Our general dentistry services take care of the daily dental needs of you and your family.
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  • Crowns & Bridges
  • Dentures & Partials
  • Emergency Dentistry

Specialty Dentistry

Our extensive network of neighborhood practitioners make it easy to find dental specialists.
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  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Orthodontists
  • Periodontics
  • Endodontics
  • Oral Surgery
  • Dental Implants
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Veneers

Pediatric Dentistry

Our pediatric services include a variety of treatments and specialties for patients looking to enhance their smiles.
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Insurances Accepted

SmileKeepers is a preferred provider for Capitol Dental Care and accepts Oregon Health Plan insurance at all locations. In addition, we accept most other 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.

A&I BENEFIT PLAN
AARP DENTAL
ADVENTIST HEALTH PPO
AETNA CHOICE PLAN
AETNA PPO
ALLCARE CCO - CDC
AMERITAS PPO
ANTHEM ADVANTAGE
ANTHEM COMPLETE BC/BS
ANTHEM DENTAL
APWU
ARM
ASK PROGRAM-ORTHO
ASSURANT FORTIS PPO
BC/BS FEDERAL
BC/BS FEDERAL-PNW
BC/BS OF ID PPO
BC/BS OF IL PPO
BC/BS OF MA PPO
BC/BS OF MI PPO
BC/BS OF OR PPO
BC/BS OF TN PPO
BEST LIFE & HEALTH
BLUE CROSS FED EMP-PNW
CAPITOL DENTAL
CAREFIRST BC/BS
CAREINGTON
CAREINGTON DISCOUNT PLAN
CAREINGTON PLAN CLAIMS
CAS COASTAL ADMIN
CASCADE CCO - CDC
CASH PATIENT
CENTRAL UNITED LIFE
CHESAPEAKE LIFE
CIGNA PPO
COLUMBIA PACIFIC CCO-CDC
COMPANION LIFE
COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH
CYPRESS
DELTA AZ-PPO
DELTA CA-PPO
DELTA DENTAL ARKANSAS
DELTA DENTAL FEDERAL
DELTA DENTAL GEORGIA
DELTA DENTAL IDAHO
DELTA DENTAL ILLINOIS
DELTA DENTAL IOWA
DELTA DENTAL KANSAS
DELTA DENTAL MASS
DELTA DENTAL MICHIGAN
DELTA DENTAL MINNESOTA
DELTA DENTAL MISSOURI
DELTA DENTAL NEW JERSEY
DELTA DENTAL OREGON
DELTA DENTAL PENN
DELTA DENTAL TENNESSEE
DELTA DENTAL VIRGINIA
DELTA MN - TARGET
DELTA MN - WELLS FARGO
DELTA-TRICARE RETIREE
DENTAL SELECT
DENTEGRA
DISCOUNT PATIENT
DMAP
DOMINION DENTAL
EASTERN OREGON CCO - CDC
EBMS
EMPLOYEE PAINTERS TRUST
FAMILY CARE CCO - CDC
FIND INSURANCE COMPANY
FIRST CONTINENTAL LIFE
GD SMILE DISCOUNT
GEHA - CONNECTION
GUARDIAN PPO
HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT
HEALTH PARTNERS
HEALTH RESOURCES
HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT
HEALTHCOMP
HEALTHSHARE CCO - CDC
HMA
HOMETOWN HEALTH
HPN CLAIM PLANS
HUMANA PPO
IHN CCO - CDC
JACKSONCARE CCO - CDC
KAISER DENTAL
KAISER PERMANENTE
KANSAS CITY LIFE
LIFEMAP
LINCOLN FINANCIAL
LINECO
MEDICO
MERCHANT BENEFIT ADMIN
METLIFE PPO
METLIFE-TRICARE FAM
NATIONAL GENERAL DENTAL
NORTHWEST IRON WORKERS
OPERATING ENGINEERS
OR PROCESSORS EMP TRUST
OREGON DENTAL SERVICE
PACIFIC SOURCE
PACIFIC SOURCE CCO - CDC
PAI
PHYSICIANS MUTUAL
PREMERA BC OF WA
PRIMARY HEALTH CCO-CDC
PRINCIPAL PPO
PROVIDENCE HEALTH PLAN
REGENCE BC/BS OF OR
REGENCE BC/BS OF OR FEP
REGENCE OF OR
SAMARITAN ADVANTAGE
SAMARITAN HEALTH SYSTEMS
SECURIAN DENTAL
SHASTA ADMINISTRATORS
SOUTHLAND NATIONAL
STANDARD INSURANCE
TRILLIUM
TRILLIUM CCO - CDC
UCCI - MIL ACTIVE DUTY
UCCI PPO
UCCI TRICARE / FMDP
UHC-UMR
UNITED HEALTH CARE PPO
WASHINGTON DENTAL SERV
WILLAMETTE DENTAL
WILLAMETTE DENTAL GROUP
WILLIAM C EARHART
WVCH CCO - CDC
YAMHILL CCO - CDC
ZENITH AMERICAN SOLUTION

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

503-877-2931

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 SmileKeepers 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

SmileKeepers 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.

Check out the SmileKeepers Smile Plan

The SmileKeepers 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.

Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for everyone to obtain quality dental care at an affordable price.

Contact us today to sign up or to ask questions:

www.gentledentalsmileplan.com
800-277-1112

We offer 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
  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!

503-877-2931

FRIENDLY, CONVENIENT & FLEXIBLE

We’ll Keep You Smiling for Many Reasons

You’ll Smile at our Providers

Our experienced Dental Professionals use the latest techniques to be as gentle as possible.

You’ll Smile at our Payment Options

We accept most insurance, including OHP. For cash customers, we offer discount plans and flexible payment options.

You’ll Smile at our Schedule

Convenient hours and emergency/doctor on-call services available during extended hours.

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