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

Walter Ngaji-Okumu, DDS, MS, MPH  General Dentist

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Dr. Walter Okumu provides quality dental care in all segments of general dentistry, including preventive, restorative, and cosmetic services. With years of experience coupled by a dedication to quality care, Dr. Okumu continues to provide life-changing smiles to patients of all ages. He has a gentle chairside manner, treating everyone with the same care that he would want to be treated with. Dr. Okumu is experienced in treating adults, children, geriatric, and special needs patients.

Dr. Okumu earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Before receiving his DDS, he earned his Master of Science (MS) in Dental/Biomaterials from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and his Bachelor of Science in Biology from State University of New York at New Paltz. Dr. Okumu most recently completed his Master of Public Health (MPH) in dentistry from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Dr. Okumu is affiliated with the American Dental Association, Pennsylvania Dental Association, and the Special Care Dentistry Association.

When he’s not in the office, Dr. Okumu enjoys reading, singing, and playing soccer. He is fluent in English, Luo, and Kiswahili.

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Patient Reviews
You guys were great I was very satisfied
Anita V.
My experience was wonderful.
Angela S.
Love the service
De'noire B.
The service is great
Piper G.
The explanation I received for the services I requested made sense to me.
Robert D.
Solved my concerns and were clear with answering all my questions
Anjali R.
Great service ans not a long wait
Gabrielle W.
Great service
Khadijah B.
The dentist and dental technicians were awesome. I have severe gag reflex when doing dental x rays. the dental technician applied a topical solution to help with the x rays. I also am asthmatic and […]
Kathleen S.
The staff was great
Daniel B.
The hygenist and doctor were SO nice!!
Jessica D.
I went to get a root canal scared as ever it didn’t take long, painless and I like the fact that the dentist hid the needle from me.
Zahiyah B.
I felt comfortable and everything went great!
Laura G.
I received very good customer service etc
Louise W.
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.
Everyone was polite and helpful.
Ashley H.
Very professional and nice staff. They truly cared about my root canal situation and resolved it in no time!! See you in 6 months!! Thanks!!!
Rob S.
Last visit there were some oral concerns that for me was serious my hygentist worked with me and gave really helpful advise that I instrumented a Walla the issue no longer present I absolutely love […]
Michele W.
Great doctor and staff Made me feel comfortable
Josh F.
Service is awesome
Kristian M.
Office Hours
Mon. – 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue. – 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed. – 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu. – 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri. – 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sat. – Closed
Sun. – Closed
Phone: (215) 310-5817
Fax: (215) 551-0488
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  • 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 Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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