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 Gregory C. Dilger D.D.S.           General Dentist            1353 Edgewater St.          West Salem          (503) 378-0466   

Meet Dr. Gregory C. Dilger



I am a third-generation dentist, born and raised in Oregon. I grew up in West Salem, and remember going to the library in the old West Salem City Hall building.

The only time I did not live here was while going to school, first at OCE (now Western Oregon University) in Monmouth, then at Creighton University Boyne School of Dentistry in Omaha, Nebraska. I graduated in 1977, and moved back to Salem the next day. 

I met my wife Nancy while attending OCE and we were married in 1971. We have two sons, James and Michael. James works in computer technology, and Michael is a pharmacy technician currently working at the hospital in Bend.  Nancy is very involved with the office work and other functions at her church, and does the books for the dental office. 

In my free time I enjoy bike riding.Dr. Dilger skiracing on Mt. Hood Nancy and I like to go out to Minto-Brown Island in the evenings to ride, and I also ride the mountain bike trails on Mount Hood. I am also an avid snow skier, ski racer, ice hockey player (ret) and exercise enthusiast.

After dental school I started my Dental practice along side my father, Dr. Felix Dilger. After 11 enjoyable years together, he retired in 1988.

Our Cerec Computer unit. Click here to learn how Cerec can help you get the crown you need in 1 appointment!I have always remained on the leading edge of dentistry, taking many continuing education courses and trying new treatments, ideas and technologies. From the Caridex system in the 1980’s to the first networked digital x-ray system, enhanced magnification and lighting, in-office CAD-CAM technology, to cutting-edge laser treatment for gum disease and dental implants for tooth replacement.  The Periolase is a good example of the advances in dentistry.  Check it out in the dental services section.

Dentistry has proven to be extremely interesting, stimulating, satisfying and mostly just fun. I look forward with eager anticipation to what the future brings in dentistry both for me and for what it can do for my patients.

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Patient Testimonials

My experience with Dr. Dilger has been wonderful. I'm someone who gets anxious at times getting my mouth worked on, especially the shots. With Dr. Dilger, I have learned to be very relaxed because every shot that I've received, I barely feel. Before working on my teeth, he and his staff always make sure I'm comfortable which helps a lot as well. I'm very happy with my experience at Dr. Dilger's office.


Megan S.



Dear Dr. Dilger,


Just a brief note to let you know how deeply grateful I am concerning the professional services that you provided.  In addition, special kudos to your staff.  Not only did I find them to be highly professional and courteous, but also very warm and personable, as assortment of traits that reflect most positively on your practice.




Eugene F.




Dr. Dilger


Just want to thank all of the office staff and Dr. Dilger. You are great! I could hug all of you!


Thanks again,


Jackie M.



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This place is just awesome! The greatest people not to mention the Dr.! I call this place the "Nordstrom's of Dentistry."   Love them all!


Lori D.



Dr. Dilger and Staff,


Great Job!

The difference between my last dentist experience and Dr. Dilger was truly amazing! No pain! I'm so overwhelmed by the "total" picture.  Thank you,


Joy G.