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
Everyone was polite and helpful.
Ashley H.
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.
You have a professional team working at your office you have a pleasant staff thank you
Albert M.
The service was very fast, they made me feel comfortable and I think they did a great job on my teeth
Darlene C.
I received very good customer service etc
Louise W.
Great staff. Glad to see the same people from one visit to the next.
Carol B.
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.
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 […]
Similarity T.
Your dental hygienists Ms. Ivy is absolutely wonderful. The front desk staff is awesome. They always make my appointments a great experience.
Stacey W.
The doctor along with his staff we’re fabulous
Tamara R.
I had a great experience at my appointment, the dentist was indeed gental.
Robert D.
You consistently give me good care and I’ve had a number of emergency visits that you’ve helped me through.
Mackenzie B.
Very good team of people there work together.
Jayne R.
Great doctor and staff Made me feel comfortable
Josh F.
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.
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.
My dentist was able to take my wisdom tooth out without pain. Definitely wpuld recommend him.
Samatha M.
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.
My experience was wonderful.
Angela S.
Is clean and nice staff and fast
Daisy S.
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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