Salem Preventive Dentist

The secret of a great smile

Your partners in dental care

Keeping your smile strong and beautiful is easy when you have a trusted dentist by your side. At our practice, we believe in empowering our patients so they can take the best care of their smiles.

Our preventive approach to dental care allows us to guide you and help you make the best decisions for your oral health. Visit us for regular checkups and cleanings. Our Salem preventive dentists are here to help you keep your smile healthy! Call (503) 581-4615.


Our prevention philosophy is based on patient education


Our dental cleanings are performed with a gentle touch


We strive to make you feel at ease during every visit


3D x-rays, ultrasonic scaling/cleaning, and more

Checkups and cleanings at Pacific Crest

We love caring for your smile. Your 90-minute visit includes:
  • NFull set of x-rays and periodontal chart
  • NComprehensive examination and cleaning
  • NOne-on-one meeting with your dentist to discuss your oral health
  • NEducation and answers to your questions
  • NTreatment recommendations if needed
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How much does preventive care cost?

  • Preventive care, like 6-month cleanings and checkups, is usually covered by insurance.
  • We’ll help you understand your insurance coverage. We also offer payment plans and financing options to make dental care more affordable.

Insurance & Financing

We work with many insurance providers, such as:

  • Moda
  • Delta Dental
  • United Concordia
  • Sun Life Financial
  • Principal
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Proceed Finance

Payment options include cash, CareCredit, checks, and credit cards. If you want to learn more about payment and financing options, we’ll gladly assist you. Ask us about our cash discount!

Stories we love to share

A 5-star experience with Dr. James. He’s a great dentist, with a great balance of professionalism and a friendly attitude.

— Nathan R.

Great experience! I met with Dr. James for a crown, he took the time to explain the process and share their technology with me. I’m thrilled with the results!

— Rebecca J.

Very professional! Took me years to find a good dentist. I would recommend Pacific Crest Dental Group to anybody who is looking for expert and experienced dental care.

— David W.

Our Salem dental office

Get ready to enjoy an unparalleled dental experience. We look forward to caring for you!


Monday & Tuesday: 7am-3pm
Wednesday: 9am-5pm
Thursday: 8am-4pm
Friday: By appointment only
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

We are excited to welcome you into our family

Call us at (503) 581-4615 or click below to begin your journey with us!

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have any other questions? We have the answers. Call us at (503) 581-4615.

How often do I need to visit my dentist?

We recommend that you visit our Salem preventive dentist every 6 months. However, some patients may need to visit more frequently, such as those with a history of gum disease or frequent cavities.

I have gum disease — will a dental cleaning help?

If you have gum disease, your dentist may recommend scheduling a deep cleaning for another day. This procedure removes tartar buildup from beneath your gums, reducing inflammation and improving gum health.

Why is it important to visit my dentist if I don’t have any pain?

Even if you don’t have any pain or obvious dental problems, coming for checkups is very important. Many dental issues, such as cavities and gum disease, can develop slowly and may not cause any pain or discomfort until they are advanced. By visiting our Salem Preventive dentist every 6 months, we’ll be able to detect these problems early on and provide treatment before they become severe.