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
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 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.
1. The professionalism in the office 2. The dental hygienist is excellent 3. The Dentist was very kind
Paula C.
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 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.
Great doctor and staff Made me feel comfortable
Josh F.
Very good team of people there work together.
Jayne R.
The explanation I received for the services I requested made sense to me.
Robert D.
Love the service
De'noire B.
I had a great experience at my appointment, the dentist was indeed gental.
Robert D.
Great service
Khadijah B.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Like the dentist, explains everything and the assistants are knowledgeable and pleasant.
Viola R.
Is clean and nice staff and fast
Daisy S.
The staff is friendly and courteous. The service is outstanding.
Daniel B.
You guys were great I was very satisfied
Anita V.
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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