Find a Good Dentist in 5 Easy Steps

Dentist Selection

We would see a lot more beaming smiles if everyone had access to affordable dentists. If you’re looking for local dentists in Philadelphia, your first priority should be deciding what type of provider best suits your needs. For most basic care, maintenance, and preventative dentistry, seeking a general or family dentist is a good start. If you need a specialist such as an endodontist to perform a complicated root canal or a pediatric dentist to treat your kids, your general dentist can always refer you to a reputable practitioner.

Finding a dentist in Philadelphia who you trust may take a little homework, but the following five steps can help in your search:

  1. Talk to the locals. Friends, family members, neighbors, and coworkers can often recommend affordable dentists who have given them great care. If you don’t know anyone in the area, ask healthcare professionals like doctors, nurses, and pharmacists for advice. You can also consult local dental societies.
  2. Conduct an Internet search to find local dentists, their websites, and reviews their patients have written about them. You can use resources like the online Yellow Pages or review sites like Angie’s List. Avoid choosing dentists with unusually low prices or multiple negative reviews.
  3. When you narrow your choices to a few reputable dentists, schedule a face-to-face consultation with each to learn more. During your visits, ask the dentists important questions. It’s good to know what types of advanced technologies they use, how they handle weekend emergencies, and what type of payment options are available.
  4. When you find a dentist who seems to be a great fit, schedule your first appointment. At your first exam, pay attention to how the dentist behaves. Observe the condition of the clinic’s equipment and work areas. Good dentists will explain your condition in detail and offer you specific recommendations for treating current problems and preventing future ones.
  5. After any required dental work is complete, evaluate your experience. Was pain control adequate? Did you receive courteous, gentle treatment from all members of the dental team? Did the dentist explain what was happening during the procedure? If your comfort level was high, and you have few or no preventable complications, you’ve found a great dentist who cares about your smile.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Philadelphia, call Gentle Dental of Pennsylvania today at (215) 789-9675 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Philadelphia. With 14 affiliated practices in the Greater Philadelphia area, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental of Pennsylvania, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Gentle Dental of Pennsylvania.

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Patient Reviews
Very friendly, would definitely return.
Shikina M.
Excellent care, especially for an emergency visit.
Theresa M.
Excellent service on an emergency appt....
Elizabeth R.
Everyone there in the Springfield, PA practice takes the time to explain every procedure, every step, and all are very pleasant and make you feel […]
Nancy H.
The best dental care I've ever received.
Robert G.
dental hygienist was great. i believe name is erin. put me at ease enough to get the job done..and that is not an easy thing to do...
Barbara P.
I was taken right away, treated professionally and curtiously. Donna is great!
Joann C.
Natalie did a great job as usual with no pain.
Edwin J.
Natalie at springfield office is great! thorough, gentle and caring.
Edwin J.
i just recently started going here. its a GREAT place to go!!!!!!! they are all so nice. I recommend this place to friends and family . I Love my […]
Alexis P.
Great service. Very welcoming and warm people. I was scared to death. I hate the dentist and they made it not so scary.
Erica C.
I like this practice and they are very good with chilren. I always have a good experience with my daughter.
Madelyn N.
The office was clean and the staff was friendly and professional. The doctor was very caring and helpful.
Shauna M.
Very friendly and efficient staff.
Michael S.
As always, a great experience! Going to the dentist is usually not described in so many words, but the staff at Gentle Dental Haverford make you feel […]
Melissa B.
Staff is the BEST! I also love the fact that it's an all female staff.
Crystal S.
Pleased with visit and great staff
Yvette C.
The women in that office were amazing!! They are all professional and very friendly. I would highly recommend them to anyone.
Marc H.
Staff very friendly, good timing,no long waits
Mildred T.
Thorough, accurate, enjoying their work. Calm and unhurried.
Jessica Y.
great fast service and nice people.
Christopher K.
Thanks for your proffesionalism Dr In and the whole staff.
Robert C.
My experience was great. Staff was great, no issue or problems. I actually look forward to my dental appointments.
Richard C.
i had been up all night with this bad pain so i got up and went down to GentalDental no appt. I walked in explained my problem and was told i could […]
Richard W.
excellent service!!!!
Antonia N.
Staff was very friendly and they were able to save me time by fitting me in for a cleaning in addition to my x-rays on the same day. Dr. Minetola […]
Ronald H.
I was very pleased with the service and treatment.
John H.
Very patient freindy environment, always ask you are you OK? while servicing your teeth:-)
Mildred T.
nice and gentle
Joan D.
Everyone is very nice!
Jeanette R.
Great place and people
Angela H.
I think the girls were very friendly and easy to talk to. The dentist was super sweet and gentle. I didnt feel a thing well until the novacaine wore […]
Diana M.
I found the office staff very nice and the dentist took his time with me and explained everything that I needed done
Frances B.
They do great work very happy and I would recommend everyone to go there.
Elwood C.
Everything was swift and organized. Was in and out and the staff was great.
Michael P.
The whole staff was very professional and caring.
Alisha W.
Everyone is always so friendly and caring! To say the staff go above and beyond is an understatement!
Sarah W.
Great appointment as always!
Lucy D.
Pleasant and knowledgeable staff. Only thing that is bad is that lot can sometimes be really filled with cars
William M.
Short wait, courteous personnel, and speedy procedures. Both Hygienist and DD were very responsive to my concerns. It might help if the procedures […]
Livio A.
I never like going to the dentist until coming to Gentle Dental.. As I open the door Treat greeting from the ladies in the front windows.. Smiles […]
Jema G.
Another great visit from the staff at Gentle Dental.
Albert M.
Very satisfied with overall experience ! Tooth looks great , would never know anything was done to it :)
Carol R.
I had a question of an item Dr Finkleman had done to my mouth. I returned and he explained again and things are perfect.
Audrey R.
Everything I went there for turned out fine.
Janet K.
My experience here has been great! The staff is very professional & courteous.
Renae M.
I had a great visit. Everyone is so professional and my cleaning was great. I can't wait until my next visit!
Megan R.
Dr. Wendy and her assistant were amazing. I was very nervous about the procedure, and they made me feel comfortable and relaxed.
Allison F.
Very pleasant atmosphere and people are very attentive. They make you feel very comfortable.
Nancy H.
Saw me immediately for dental emergency
James K.
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