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

All the Right Moves to Find a Dentist When You Move

How to pick a dentist after you move into a new town

Since moving can bring a lot of changes for your family, it may take some time to feel at home in your new hometown. You’ll be making numerous choices affecting their happiness, but just as important are the ones for their health. Finding an experienced and affordable dentist must be one of your first priorities since good dental care can protect your family from many future health problems. Unfortunately, many of us don’t know where to begin when we’re unfamiliar with our new neighbors and neighborhood. To help you choose the right dentist in West Chester, the following advice can help you locate a dentist who will make your family smile.

Personal referrals are always preferred, so ask the people you meet in your neighborhood, at social events, and at your kids’ school for recommendations about dentists in your area. These people are often familiar with the community and have knowledge, opinions, and personal experience with a dentist’s quality of care. Their insight can make a major difference in your dental care decisions.

If you need to find a dentist who is affiliated with your healthcare plan, simply ask your insurance company. You can call your provider or visit their website for a list of dentists in West Chester who accept your coverage. Realize that you’ll be getting general dental practice information instead of personal insight, but this can be a good way to start narrowing your search for an affordable dentist.

Once you’ve lined up a list of potential dentists, set up consultations with each of them. Merely talking to a dentist and observing the office can tell you a lot about their dental care. Go prepared with a variety of questions about the dentist and the office, as well as a copy of your family’s dental history, to ensure that the practice can handle your needs. Ask about the dentist’s medical credentials, along with the practice policies and which services are performed in the office as opposed to outsourced to others. These answers can help determine the dentist you choose.

If you want one dentist for your whole family, make sure that the practice is family friendly and the dentist has experience with all ages. A family dentist is well aware of the special needs of children and strives to make their dental care as fun and easy as possible. These child-centric efforts can make dental visits much more pleasant for parents and help kids develop good dental habits that last a lifetime.

Finding a new dentist in a new town may seem like a difficult task, but these helpful hints can make it much easier than you expect. Your family’s dental care is very important and deserves the time and effort it takes to find the dentist in West Chester who’s best for their needs. With some recommendations and a little research, you can locate an experienced, friendly, and affordable dentist that will treat your family well. 

To easily find an affordable dentist for your family’s dental care needs, call Gentle Dental of West Chester today at (484) 643-4417 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate 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 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.

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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.
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.
Very accommodating
James K.
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.
They do great work very happy and I would recommend everyone to go there.
Elwood C.
Difficult situation worked out very well so far.
Michael S.
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.
It was pleasurable.
Maria M.
Made me feel comfortable and people were friendly
Pamela J.
very good dentist would recommend to anyone.
Elwood C.
Always on time for appointments and very friendly staff.
Anonymous
Fast, great service from friendly staff.
Anonymous
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.
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.
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.
Great service and everyone was extremely helpful and informative.
Sean P.
As always, everyone in the West Chester office are awesome!
Lucy D.
Fast and painless tooth extraction
Chris N.
The folks at Gentle Dental are professional and friendly.
Anonymous
Excellent service and great advice.
Lee T.
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.
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.
Every one is so nice and they make you feel comfortable !!
Pamela J.
Dr. Valentine is great!
Sean P.
I have been seeing Dr. Penfil for over 25 years and highly recommend this dentist!
Anonymous
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.
The office was clean and the staff was friendly and professional. The doctor was very caring and helpful.
Shauna M.
treatment was very gentle
Anonymous
As always, everyone that works at Gentle Dental West Chester are awesome.
Lucy D.
Both excellent dental care and an efficient and informative office staff and administrative system.
Douglas S.
You guys were awesome !
Matthew R.
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.
Painless!
Sharon R.
Excellent service and professional staff.
Rebecca A.
very through
Beverly J.
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.
I was very pleased with Dr. Valentine's professional work. She always makes me feel very comfortable!
Joseph Y.
Always a good experience
James K.
As always, I had a great visit.
Lucy D.
Dr Valentine continues to be the best dentist I've seen. Quick, painless, efficient. Couldn't be happier.
Bret R.
Saw me immediately for dental emergency
James K.
Dr Penfill is very, very thorough
David G.
Still amazing! Dr. Penfil and Laura! They are awesome!
Jacqueline W.
I had a great experience. Thank you
Regina G.
Great appointment as always!
Lucy D.
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.
Most professional, friendly and accomodating.
Frank P.
Dr Penfill is awesome!!
David G.
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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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