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
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.
I like the atmosphere and the staffing. They’re always caring and passionate in the work they do.
Monique J.
Wonderful experience and wonderful service provided by staff…
Ppmargie W.
This was my first visit to this office my experience today was on of professional service that exceeded any i’ve received in years passed
Margie W.
Customer service improved, staff is really welcoming and more assertive. They also seem to get patients in and out quicker since I left a few years ago and returned. Keep up the good work.
Ace
Dentist and the staff always try to do there best to make you comfortable and concern about your questions
Ilham J.
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 understood the pain I was going through and quickly took care of my problem.
Kareem T.
Very friendly
Chene
The staff always makes my daughter feel at ease and she is a tough customer sometimes.
Gabarialla C.
OH, MY GOD WAS SCARED TO DEATH, THEY WERE GENTLE AS THEIR NAME, THEY WERE VERY UNDERSTANDING, THE DOCTOR WAS GREAT VERY KIND LADY, THANK YOU GUYS SO MUCH.
Michelle M.
The dentist took the time to assure that I did not experience any pain. He explained everything he was going to do before he did it. The entire staff is very friendly
Cardella C.
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.
Everyone there are really nice and respective
Christina R.
The dentist and assisatant were very friendly and made sure I was comfortable before doing my fillings.
Michelle C.
The staff is extremely helpful, kind, and informative. Whether it’s my first time or hundredth time they make sure all of your concerns are met before I leave.
Rochelle S.
The staff is fantastic.
Valerie A.
Friendly and professional people there…Fast service….
Shelley K.
The care i recieve is top notch and the professionalism of all the staff is outstanding…
Margaret W.
The employees are very friendly! The treatment and the care is always good!
Linda M.
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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