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 love my dental hygienist Toni. She’s always friendly and on time and she cleans my teeth really good
Brian H.
cleanliness of facility. The entire staff are very kind and genuinely care about each patient. The hygenists and doctors are very knowledgeable about things in the mouth that are not your average […]
Pamela G.
Thank you Gentle Dental of Collingdale for stepping up for kids for Give Kids A Smile week! Thank you for helping make sure that all children can get good oral health care to stay healthy!!
Colleen M.
Great experience every visit so far
Calef B.
Everyone is polite and professional my teeth are polished like a star
Denise L.
My husband and I have been going to Gentle Dental for several years. Everyone treats us well. They are such nice, professional people.
Rose F.
I love th staff at this office
Raven C.
10 very good
Sandra J.
Michelle M.
Very Fast service been going here over 10 + years good report with staff always very pleasant!
Ivory B.
I love this dentist office.. they are friendly helpful and informative… all the staff is great.. this is the first dental office I went to moving here from Georgia and this is the only dental […]
Make C.
Very pleasant staff and doctors. Good treatment and service.
Rochelle E.
Staff was respectful and friendly with prompt service
Annmarie M.
Staff courteous and pleasant
Annmarie M.
The Staff is awesome! The service was great! Very professional and friendly
Vanessa L.
The Dentist and staff are professional, knowledgeable and kind. I admit to having moderate to high levels of anxiety when visiting the Dentist. My past experiences in Dental offices have been […]
Shannone N.
They are so nice and friendly at Gentle Dental.
Mary H.
Heather was very nice and patient with me
Antonia L.
The initial wait was quick. The visit inside was quick and the price was affordable. The hygienist was really friendly and did a good job.
Marva H.
I like going to gentle dental because everyone is friendly
Jadyn G.
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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