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
Everyone was so caring & thoughtful
Owen M.
The dental hygienist was very nice, she answered all my questions and was great at explaining them along with pointing out what concerned her and why. She was also very gentle (no pun intended) with […]
Dave C.
The staff is always friendly and helpful.
Carolyn C.
Little wait time, fast procedure and friendly staff
Alyssa A.
I love the staff at Gentle Dental, everyone is always nice and helpful. Dr. Valentine is the best dentist I have ever had.
CSI S.
Very professionally run office,my appointment was on time and the staff extremely helpful. I met Denise as I entered, she was so pleasant and courteous and a joy to talk with. Any fears of being in a […]
Neal M.
Professionalism, friendliness of the staff and the overall care from the dentist.
Dawn E.
Nice People
Bruce N.
Dr. Valentine explained everything step by step before she proceeded w my crown. She was very professional and made sure I was omfortable throughout the process.
Holly M.
Once again, I had another pleasant experience! The staff is always nice and puts my dentist jitters at ease.
Kari P.
Dr, Valentine & the Staff.
Alice W.
I appreciate the timely manner to get appointments ad the concern everyone has for the patient.
Ruth M.
Excellent service, quality care.
Patrick M.
The Dental Hygenist was so nice and friendly. She made me feel less stressed about the Dental issues I’m having.
Kaitlyn K.
In my 2 visits to your office, Dr Valentine, Laura and Pushpa have gained my confidence and trust. Their honesty, caring and respect is something I have not experienced from a dental practice in […]
Bill B.
Wonderful practice with Caring and skilled staff. Dr. Valentine is terrific. Highly recommend.
Charlene R.
Excellent customer service, friendly, quick, responsive
Nicola W.
Learned much.
Douglas S.
Dr. Valentine makes me extremely comfortable and is easily the best experience with a dentist I’ve had.
Jonathan P.
The staff was extremely quick, friendly, and helpful. The dentist (Dr. Valentine) and the dental hygienist took the time to explain everything and caused little to no pain during my cleaning, which […]
Brooke U.
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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