Meet Our Dental Providers

Yan Huang, DDS

General Dentist

 "Helping patients to achieve and maintain excellent dental health gives me the most satisfaction as a dentist," says Dr. Huang. He adds, "I treat my patients as if they are family." Dr. Huang enjoys seeing the satisfied smiles of patients when a difficult procedure turns out beautifully.

Dr. Huang received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from Loma Linda University and is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry and the American Dental Association. Dr. Huang is fluent in Chinese. 

A hobby of Dr. Huang’s was what steered him towards dentistry. He has been stone-seal cutting since he was a teenager. To the Chinese, seals are an art of deep cultural roots, combining the essence of both calligraphy and engraving. The quality of stone-seal cutting is greatly determined by the strength and speed of wrist and hand. To Dr. Huang, dentistry is also an art that his skill in stone-seal cutting has contributed to because of the intricacy and attention to detail that both require.

Away from the office, Dr. Huang enjoys table tennis, for which he is a silver medal winner at the Oregon State Games, spending time with his wife and two sons, and of course, stone-seal cutting.


B.S., Stomatology - Beijing Medical University

D.D.S. - Loma Linda University


Academy of General Dentistry; American Dental Association


Joe Pham, DDS

General Dentist

Dr. Pham is truly committed to delivering quality dentistry in a comfortable, caring environment, which is one of the reasons he chose Gentle Dental. “I enjoy working together with my patients to develop beautiful, healthy smiles. Gentle Dental provides an environment in which these goals can be achieved.”

From Dr. Pham's point of view, blending medical science with the art of dentistry and patient care is one of the greatest rewards of his profession. He also enjoys the challenge of a job that is a continual learning experience.

Dr. Pham attended Oregon State University and went on to receive his Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree from New York University. Dr. Pham volunteers with NW Medical Teams. He is also an Office Clinical Director of Gentle Dental.

Some of the things Dr. Pham enjoys outside of work are raising three dogs (one beagle and two maltese), fishing, cycling, reading, and traveling with his wife. He is the proud father of his son, Ethan.


B.S. - Oregon State University

D.D.S. - New York University

Wayne Van De Graaff, DDS, MD, MS

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

Dr. Van De Graaff says, “Interacting my with patients is the best part of the job! Dentistry affords me a unique opportunity to work with people and keep them healthy. Having a healthy mouth is an important part of being happy.”

After graduating from Brigham Young University, Dr. Van De Graaff earned his Dental Degree from the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine. While at Columbia, he completed the competitive dual degree program in Science Education. He subsequently completed a 6 year Oral and Maxillofacial residency at Kings County Hospital. He was awarded his Medical Degree at the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, after which he completed a year of general surgery. His interests lie primarily in implantology, dentoalveolar surgery and sedation dentistry. He is also is bilingual in Spanish

Dr. Van De Graaff says, “I play jazz piano and like to jog. I enjoy spending time with my beautiful wife and four children.”.


B.S., Psychology–Brigham Young University
D.D.S.–Columbia University College of Dental Medicine
M.D.–State University of New York Downstate Medical Center
M.S., Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery–Kings County Hospital Center


American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

Richard Teel, D.D.S


Dr. Teel feels the most rewarding part of being an Orthodontist is watching the transition a patient makes during treatment–not only the physical change from having a beautiful new smile, but the greater feeling of esteem and confidence that it brings them. His friendly, accessible personality makes patients feel comfortable exploring questions about the details of their treatment.

Dr. Teel received his undergraduate degree in Zoology from Brigham Young University before attending the State University of New York At Buffalo School of Dentistry. After receiving his D.D.S. he continued his studies at OHSU and received his certification in Orthodontics. Dr. Teel a member of the American Society of Orthodontists, the Oregon Dental Association and the American Dental Association.

 Away rom the office Dr. Teel enjoys tennis, film making & editing and gardening. He and wife Bonnie are active in their Church’s volunteer service.


B.S., Zoology-Brigham Young University
D.D.S.-State University of New York At Buffalo School of Dentistry
Orthodontic Certificate-University of Oregon Health Science Center


American Dental Association
Oregon Dental Association
American Association of Orthodontics

About Gentle Dental Geary Square

When it comes to a healthy and radiant smile, Gentle Dental Geary Square dentists are dedicated professionals who will make it their top priority to provide you and your loved ones the best dental care to bring you closer to a healthier and more radiant smile. At Gentle Dental Geary Square, our specialized staff will take the necessary time to address your specific dental needs and grant you a comprehensive and personalized solution for your dental needs. Our friendly staff will make you feel at home and will make it their top goal to provide you with a comforting atmosphere and welcoming environment. Our dentists not only love what they do and are devoted to providing the best dental care for you and your family. With access to the most state-of-the-art facilities, Gentle Dental Geary Square remains at the helm of dental care and professionalism. Why settle for less, when you can rest assured that Gentle Dental Geary Square dentists are held to the highest degree of quality.

Gentle Dental Geary Square dentist are proud members of the Albany, OR community and have been caring for the dental needs of the Albany residents with due diligence and superb service. Our dental specialist look forward to creating life-long relationships with our patients to ensure a brighter smile for the ages. Gentle Dental Geary Square dentists are trusted in a wide scope of dental specialties, including cosmetic dentistry, regular examinations, professional cleanings, x-rays, veneers, sealants, fillings, crowns and bridges, teeth implants, dentures, root canals, teeth whitening, and braces and all aspects of general dentistry to make your smile a healthy and radiant smile.
What are you waiting for? A beautiful smile is only a phone call away. Call today to schedule your first appointment with your dentist. 

Gentle Dental

717 SE Geary Street Suite 102
Albany, OR 97321
Call: 541-704-7864
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Office Hours:

Monday7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Tuesday7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Wednesday7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Thursday7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Friday7:00 AM to 6:00 PM

New Patient Forms

Below are links to the new patient forms that you will be asked to complete during your first visit. Feel free to download them using the links below, and fill them out before your visit.

Adult New Patient Form (English)
Child New Patient Form (English)
Adult New Patient Form (Spanish)
Child New Patient Form (Spanish)