Gentle Dental of West Chester
125 Turner Lane, West Chester, PA 19380

A Simple Strategy for Finding Your Next Dentist

Dentist Selection

A search for local dentists in West Chester can be a challenge if you don’t have friends or family to offer recommendations, but there are many ways to make it easier. First, determine your needs. If you are seeking a family or general dentist, look for a practitioner designated as either a DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) or a DDS (Doctor of Dental Medicine). Both are qualified to perform comprehensive exams and standard dental treatments and procedures. You can find business listings for general dentists and specialists like orthodontists or endodontists in local telephone directories or online, or you can ask your general dentist for a referral. Finding a dentist in West Chester should also involve a little research. Plan to interview prospective affordable dentists in person or by telephone, using the following tips as a guide:

  • Ask about the dentist’s length of experience, education, and credentials, and if he or she participates in continuing education.
  • Before committing to a particular dentist, explore the treatment options and procedures for your dental problem and compare the treatments offered by other dentists.
  • Find out how the dentist handles after-hours and weekend emergencies, and how they refer patients when the work required exceeds their capabilities.
  • Ask what options are offered to improve patient comfort. Examples include conscious sedation, nitrous oxide, pre-medication, music and heating pads.
  • Ask the dentist if advanced treatments and technologies such as laser dentistry or chairside dental crowns are available through the practice.
  • Ask to see before and-after-photos of previous patients if you are considering cosmetic procedures.
  • Find out the costs of any treatments and procedures you will need; remember, anesthesia and facility fees may be billed separately.
  • Determine if payment options are available for out-of-pocket and out-of-network expenses.
  • Visit with the dentist’s staff. Choosing a dentist with a friendly, knowledgeable staff will improve your quality of care.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in West Chester, call Gentle Dental of West Chester today at (484) 643-4417 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in West Chester. With 14 affiliated practices in the Greater Philadelphia area, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental of West Chester, 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 of West Chester.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Dr. Valentine is very very nice and very patient with me I know I can be a difficult patient at times. I am thankful to her and her staff
Carolyn B.
very through
Beverly J.
Still amazing! Dr. Penfil and Laura! They are awesome!
Jacqueline W.
Most professional, friendly and accomodating.
Frank P.
treatment was very gentle
Anonymous
Great folks to be around during a trip to the dentist. Everything went perfectly! I was in and out before I knew it.
Chris T.
Excellent service and professional staff.
Rebecca A.
As always, everyone that works at Gentle Dental West Chester are awesome.
Lucy D.
Very accommodating
James K.
This is my first visit. The staff is very nice on the phone and in person. I really like Dr. Valentine. She is thorough,caring of my needs and made […]
Susan F.
They do great work very happy and I would recommend everyone to go there.
Elwood C.
Dr. Valentine is great!
Sean P.
Excellent service and great advice.
Lee T.
I had a great experience. Thank you
Regina G.
Fast and painless tooth extraction
Chris N.
Caring, patient treatment. Answered all of my questions and kept me apprised of what was going on. Friendly, excellent and painless care. Very good!
Daniel M.
I was taken on time. Service was quick and painless. I had a filling done and a cleaning the previous week. Everyone from the receptionist to the […]
Al K.
Dr Penfill is very, very thorough
David G.
Great appointment as always!
Lucy D.
As always, everyone in the West Chester office are awesome!
Lucy D.
Great dentist, very personable and put me at ease right away. And that's saying something since you usually have to gas me before I'd let you near me.
Dusty T.
I have been treated with respect from the front desk, Dentist to the paying of my bill. This is from a life long dentist hater who is no longer in […]
Nancy H.
Extremely kind. Great customer service. They were able to schedule me in for an emergency appointment the same day I called.
Mike C.
Both excellent dental care and an efficient and informative office staff and administrative system.
Douglas S.
Great service and everyone was extremely helpful and informative.
Sean P.
Dr Valentine continues to be the best dentist I've seen. Quick, painless, efficient. Couldn't be happier.
Bret R.
The office was clean and the staff was friendly and professional. The doctor was very caring and helpful.
Shauna M.
It was pleasurable.
Maria M.
Dr Penfill is awesome!!
David G.
Saw me immediately for dental emergency
James K.
I had a good experience this past Friday. I had 2 teeth extracted by Dr. Valentine. She did a great job. She is very nice and professional at the […]
Patricia D.
You guys were awesome !
Matthew R.
Always on time for appointments and very friendly staff.
Anonymous
I have been seeing Dr. Penfil for over 25 years and highly recommend this dentist!
Anonymous
Fast, great service from friendly staff.
Anonymous
Made me feel comfortable and people were friendly
Pamela J.
Dr. Valentine is very personable, and truly seems to care. She makes sure that you see your X-rays in order to understand exactly what may be an […]
Thomas S.
I have finally found a dentist (Dr. Valentine) who is absolutely amazing. She is professional, sincere and efficient. I never leave her office […]
Melinda A.
Painless!
Sharon R.
Difficult situation worked out very well so far.
Michael S.
I was very pleased with Dr. Valentine's professional work. She always makes me feel very comfortable!
Joseph Y.
The folks at Gentle Dental are professional and friendly.
Anonymous
Everyone at Gentle Dental is professional and polite. Dr. Valentine checked out my situation and provided me with her professional opinion and […]
John R.
polite and painless
Douglas L.
very good dentist would recommend to anyone.
Elwood C.
As always, I had a great visit.
Lucy D.
Friendly, accommodating, and most importantly the work that's been done on my teeth is fantastic. I could ask for anything more in a practice.
Wesley W.
Always a good experience
James K.
Every one is so nice and they make you feel comfortable !!
Pamela J.
I was able to get in the same day for a broken filling replacement. I was explained my options to fix the tooth along with the financial impact […]
Curt L.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
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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 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (484) 643-4417
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