Gentle Dental at Oregon Avenue
1419 West Oregon Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19145

Your First Visit – Did You Choose the Best Dentist?

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Brushing and flossing regularly is essential for a life of good oral health, but choosing the best dentist is equally important. If you’ve moved, or you need to change dentists for some other reason, it’s imperative that you find an affordable dentist who makes you feel comfortable and gives you excellent care. After researching various providers and choosing a dentist, the next step is making sure you chose the best dentist for the job. Most of what you need to know is revealed during the initial consultation, so get your insurance details and medical history together, and head to the clinic.

What to Look for When Choosing a Dentist

You’ll learn a great deal about the dental practice before you even see the new dentist. Be observant and be aware of the following:

  • Was the dentist’s office clean and orderly?
  • Was the staff friendly and attentive?
  • Did they request your medical or insurance information?

When you meet the dentist, notice your emotional reaction. With the right chemistry, you should feel at ease. If you feel reserved or intimidated, you may not have found the best dentist for you. The dentist should be willing to discuss any of your concerns in a way that is easy for you to understand.

Ask these questions to learn more about your treatment:

  • What types of treatment options are offered?
  • Is preventative care provided?
  • Will I be regularly evaluated for periodontal disease?
  • What kinds of anesthesia and sedation methods are available?
  • Will my medical history be reviewed and updated regularly?

The Best Dentist 
for Your Personality

While your first visit to the dentist will be revealing, you’ll learn even more on subsequent visits. Your exams and dental procedures should never seem rushed, and you should never have to wait for long periods without any acknowledgment. You’ll know you made a sound decision when you see that you’re being treated with respect and care. Choosing an affordable dentist who takes the time to attend to your needs, answer your questions, and explain every treatment plan thoroughly ensures that you’ve found the best dentist.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in South Philadelphia, call Gentle Dental at Oregon Avenue today at (215) 310-5817 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in South 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 at Oregon Avenue, 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 at Oregon Avenue.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Friendly and knowledgeable staff.
James M.
The explanation I received for the services I requested made sense to me.
Robert D.
Love the service
De'noire B.
The staff is friendly and courteous. The service is outstanding.
Daniel B.
I have nothing bad to say about this place. Everyone was friendly and I felt completely comfortable. Haven’t gone to the dentist in awhile and the worse part was just the anticipation of getting […]
Similarity T.
Great staff. Glad to see the same people from one visit to the next.
Carol B.
My appointment was on a Saturday and even though it was, I still feel like the whole practice was courteous of my time. The male dental assistant that originally got me settled and put the topical […]
Jennifer R.
Your dental hygienists Ms. Ivy is absolutely wonderful. The front desk staff is awesome. They always make my appointments a great experience.
Stacey W.
Great service
Khadijah B.
I never give tens…so nine it is
Brandi G.
Very good team of people there work together.
Jayne R.
I visited Gentle Dental to discuss my dental issues, as a possible new patient. Dr. Shin discussed possible options, a root canal, and I was to notify him of my decision after seeing a periodontist, […]
Philly P.
Office staff is very friendly
Naeem S.
I enjoyed my visit at Gentle Dental the staff welcomed me and also the Doc treated me and my cavities with care. I like going here because they made me feel as if I am family.
Bellaneezia S.
Is clean and nice staff and fast
Daisy S.
Excellent service and great staff! I hate the dentist but knowing how nice they are and making sure you’re comfortable makes me come back confident. Highly recommend their services
Somsouk P.
Usually hate going to the dentist. My old dentist use to tell me to fight through the pain and other things when I had to get procedures done so I ended up gaining a distrust in dentist but my […]
Amber S.
The service was very fast, they made me feel comfortable and I think they did a great job on my teeth
Darlene C.
This office is very clean and well kept. The staff is very friendly and polite. The doctor was very gentle and caring, best experience I ever had at a dentist
Lynette W.
The hygenist and doctor were SO nice!!
Jessica D.
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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 - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (215) 310-5817
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