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

Your Top Strategy for Finding the Best Dentist

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The process of choosing a dentist is an important part of keeping your oral health on track. Finding the best dentist for your needs may take some time, but it doesn’t have to be difficult. First, check your dental plan. You may be required to choose from a list of participating providers to be eligible for coverage. Some plans allow you to select a provider who is not within the network, but you may not receive full benefits if you do so. Once you’ve determined what your insurance will cover, it’s time to start researching your local dental providers.

Tips for Finding a Skilled, Affordable Dentist

Choosing a dentist is easier if you have your friends and relatives help. Ask about their experiences with their own dentists; this is a great way to learn more about any dentist’s personality and quality of care. Medical professionals are another great source of information. Ask your doctor, pharmacist, or nurse for recommendations. If you are relocating to a new area, your current dentist may be able to help. To learn more about a specific dentist’s credentials, contact your local dental society. Check your phone directory for contact details.

Ask the Right Questions to Find the Best Dentist

When you’ve narrowed your choices to three or four favorite candidates, it’s time to start considering details. Call each clinic, and ask for any of the following information that can help you with your selection of a skilled, affordable dentist.

  • Office hours
  • Procedures for billing and insurance claims
  • Fees for standard procedures like routine exams, x-rays, or dental cleanings
  • Available financing options
  • Infection control procedures
  • Protocol for handling after-hours emergencies
  • Appointment-reminder policies

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