Gentle Dental of Collingdale
14-20 MacDade Boulevard, Suite A, Collingdale, PA 19023

Checklist for Finding a New Dentist

Dentist Selection

Visiting your dentist regularly is a key component in keeping your healthy smile for life. If you relocate, you’ll need to know how to find a dentist who can meet your needs and deliver the best care. The American Dental Association (ADA) suggests asking neighbors, coworkers, family, and friends if they can suggest affordable dentists in your area. If they can’t, ask your former dentist or your doctor for recommendations. You can also contact your local or state dental societies for help with finding providers or low-cost care options. Before making a final selection, visit several dentists. During your first visit, you should be able to answer the important questions listed below; the answers can help you decide if a dentist is right for you.

  1. Are the office hours and appointment times convenient?
  2. Can you get to the office easily from home or work?
  3. Is the office and exam area clean and organized?
  4. Did someone record your medical and dental history during the visit?
  5. Does the dentist practice and recommend preventative care?
  6. How does the dentist handle emergencies when the office isn’t open?
  7. Were you given clear information about treatment fees and payment options before any procedures were performed?
  8. Is the dentist a member of the ADA?

DMD vs. DDS: Don’t Let the Letters Confuse You

A dentist with the letters “DDS” is a “Doctor of Dental Surgery,” while one listed as a “DMD” is a “Doctor of Dental Medicine.” The two degrees are essentially the same. Both dentists have received identical education and training and are held to the same strict standards.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Collingdale, call Gentle Dental of Collingdale today at (484) 427-4663 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Collingdale. 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 Collingdale, 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 Collingdale.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
I'm really grateful because I was treated with love and respect.I thank the doctors and nurses and anyone who took care of me one way or another.
Michael C.
Good doctor/professional staff
Natalie W.
The people are awesome. The dentist and her assistants are the best anyone could ask for. They are all courteous, friendly, patient, and respectful. […]
Kevin R.
The staff is very friendly and professional. They are compassionate and always put me at ease. Even though being at the dentist is not a pleasant […]
Marla D.
Very friendly, comfortable environment.
Angela O.
keep up the excellent service.
Rodofis W.
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.
The staff at this location are great. They make you feel very comfortable and welcome. I actually do not mind going to the dentist.
Christine K.
Great Customer Service and Dental work!
David E.
Very nice & great work so far, no pain
Anonymous
very gentle and gave me my smile back
Shakeda F.
Thank you very much, it was a pleasant experience, and see you soon..
Shawn D.
Staff is nice, service is prompt
Andrea G.
Very good and professional technician had a great demeanor with me
Lance R.
Staff was great. Very friendly and nice. And good atmosphere.
Henry G.
My experience at Gentle Dental was very good. The staff is excellent...... They all made me feel like family. I use to hate the dentist but now I'm […]
Keena W.
The staff is wonderful and always make me feel very comfortable and very much at ease.
Marla D.
Service was excellent. I have already referred friends and family.
Rose B.
it was a great experience with very good service
Donella W.
Staff was friendly and very welcoming! Service was great!
Naja M.
The Dentist seem very concern and took care of me accordingly. No issues or problems noted. Did not have to wait long for scheduled appointment.
Constance W.
The office staff are very caring and hard-working. The work on my teeth has been excellent so far.
Janice D.
All crew is very helpful and friendly
Petrit D.
Prompt, courteous staff; dental procedure explained throughout process.
Kim R.
Everyone at this location are very friendly and professional. I'm so glad I chose this location and will gladly recommend it to anyone looking for a […]
Donna G.
Great friendly service. Had large cavity filled, and dentist took time for the first shot of novicane to start, before giving additional doses. Much […]
Christin P.
The service was great no long waiting period. The work I had done was quick and easy. Overall it was a good experience Thank You
Jacqueline B.
My son and I have been coming here for many years. I no longer have my dental insurance and was happy that the office was willing to work with me on […]
Cynthia B.
I am very leased with the correction of problems that they found with my teeth.,keep up the good work. thank you.
Rodofis W.
A nice and friendly experience !!
Kareem S.
The staff is very caring and friendly as well as attentive and make you feel like they appreciate your business. I called on an emergency-like basis […]
Ubaid B.
I had a wonderful experience with Gentle Dental. Everyone in the office was so very helpful and very caring. I haven't been to a dentist in a long […]
Wendy H.
The dentist was rather considerate to my concerns as I have sensitive teeth and filling procedures are usually painful for me. His assistant was […]
Tynisha D.
Always great!!!
Anthony E.
I love everybody at the Collingdale Gentle Dental office. Every body is so nice and the price is right, too. Great hygienists and Dentists.
Marva H.
Very professional great ppl clean&positive environment
Tyron D.
My experience with the dental office was amazing..when I first went I was scared because I hate the dentist. They wrote a treatment plan an […]
Tiffany A.
The staff were friendly, compassionate, knowlegable, and patient.
Carl S.
Everything was swift and organized. Was in and out and the staff was great.
Michael P.
Wonderful staff. They go above and beyond to make your experience the absolute best.
Anonymous
The staff is super friendly and accommodating. Had teeth extracted with no pain during or after the procedure. I highly recommend them
Corey B.
The services are excellent and friendly.
Bellah J.
This is a great place. Love the staff. So friendly and very nice. Always helpful in explaining the procedures that will be done and your billing. […]
Henry G.
I had a great experience. The DR was so gentle when giving the needle and the woman that cleaned my teeth was also gentle. thank you for taking my […]
Maria R.
All the people are very nice there...They all do a good job
Helen G.
Everyone is so polite and willing to help, They treat with respect, I will always go there
Shawn D.
They are wonderful! My children n I r patients for life.
Michelle S.
The staff was Awesome and the the doctor wa very knowledgeable! #LovedIt!
Quisha R.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
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We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

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Office Hours
  • Monday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
Get in touch:
  • Phone: (484) 427-4663
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