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.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
The service is great
Piper G.
Visit went well. Hygienist was nice and fast. The dentist was also nice.
Katrina T.
Excellent service,everyone very pleasant as well
Zenzi A.
Friendly and knowledgeable staff.
James M.
I always have a good experience when I visit
Shaunta P.
You consistently give me good care and I’ve had a number of emergency visits that you’ve helped me through.
Mackenzie 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.
The hygenist and doctor were SO nice!!
Jessica D.
Doctor was great.
Ralph D.
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.
The explanation I received for the services I requested made sense to me.
Robert D.
I felt comfortable and everything went great!
Laura G.
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.
The service was very fast, they made me feel comfortable and I think they did a great job on my teeth
Darlene C.
The wait was short, the staff very polite! Plus, it doesn’t hurt that they know what they are talking about when you ask question. Very refreshing and informative staff.
Zaakirah H.
My dentist was able to take my wisdom tooth out without pain. Definitely wpuld recommend him.
Samatha M.
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.
Great service
Khadijah B.
I never give tens…so nine it is
Brandi G.
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.
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
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
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