Gentle Dental of Thorndale
3307 East Lincoln Highway, Thorndale, PA 19372

12 Tips to Help You Find Your New Dentist

Dentist Selection

If you’ve recently moved to the area, or you need to find a provider who is in your insurance plan’s network, finding a dentist in Thorndale who meets your family’s needs can be a daunting task. First, determine what type of care your household requires. General or family dentists are listed as Doctors of Dental Surgery (DDS) or Doctors of Dental Medicine (DMD). Specialists such as endodontists and pediatric dentists may be listed under a different heading in phone or online directories. When you have narrowed your list of local dentists in Thorndale to the ones who meet your criteria, it’s time to ask a few questions. Plan to interview each prospective dentist by phone or in person to determine who the best candidates are.

Here are twelve tips to help you in your search for affordable dentists in Thorndale:

  1. Ask about the dentist’s experience, education, and credentials—particularly if you need specialized types of dental care such as cosmetic or pediatric dentistry.
  2. Find out how long the dentist has been treating patients.
  3. Determine how the dentist handles after-hours and weekend emergencies.
  4. Find out how the dentist refers patients when the work required exceeds his or her capabilities.
  5. Before making a commitment to a particular dentist, explore the available treatment options and procedures that would solve your dental problem, and compare what treatments are offered by different dentists.
  6. Ask the dentist if they participate in continuing education.
  7. Ask what options are offered to improve patient comfort. Examples include conscious sedation, nitrous oxide, pre-medication, music and heating pads.
  8. Ask the dentist if dental lasers or other advanced technologies are utilized at the practice.
  9. If you are seeking cosmetic procedures like veneers or professional whitening, ask your dentist for before-and-after photos of work on previous patients.
  10. Determine the costs of any treatments and procedures you may need; anesthesia and facility fees may be billed separately.
  11. Ask about payment options for out-of-pocket expenses.
  12. Talk with the clinic’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 Thorndale, call Gentle Dental of Thorndale today at (610) 590-1798 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Thorndale. 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 Thorndale, 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 Thorndale.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Great experience. Lori did an excellent jod cleaning my teeth! !
Gladys A.
I have never had a problem, the staff are pleasant, and Dr. Miller is the best
Esther B.
Fast painless and very affordable.
Neil C.
The office staff is quick and efficient. I'm always seen in a timely manner and Dr. is always caring and careful to explain everything and answer all […]
Kaylene H.
The visit went well
James T.
Dr.In explained everything in detail and was very gentle when he extracted my tooth. I appreciate his bedside manner.
Sharon M.
I am a self confessed scaredy cat when it comes to the dentist. I have a difficult time calling to make an appointment. I have Never felt more […]
Helene R.
Dr In is very pleasant and all the techs and receptionist are very helpfull.
Elaine M.
excellent service!!!!
Antonia N.
I think the girls were very friendly and easy to talk to. The dentist was super sweet and gentle. I didnt feel a thing well until the novacaine wore […]
Diana M.
Two root canals went very smooth and ensured that I felt no pain during the procedure.
Tony E.
Dr. In was very thorough in explaining procedure. I am very comfortable with his "bedside" manner
Sharon M.
I was not pleased with the wait. I would rather not be scheduled when it takes so long.
Lawrence P.
Receptionist needs to be aware of appointment times of the patients and let the staff know when the pt. arrives and not pick and choose who's chart […]
Anonymous
Dentist was very professional and painless. I lost a filling in the afternoon and they squeezed me in the next morning.
Frances F.
I have a wonderful experience with you guys. Bravo!!!
William L.
Staff and Dentist did an excellent job on my first visit!!!!
Gladys A.
Staff was very proficient with what needed to be done.My problem was explained so that I could understand what was needed to be done
Rodney D.
I am grateful for the Kind & Gentle treatment I have received. Very efficient Dentist & staff.
Diana P.
Got in and out right away. Dr. Inn's service is one of excellence. Very trustworthy.
Anonymous
dental hygienist was great. i believe name is erin. put me at ease enough to get the job done..and that is not an easy thing to do...
Barbara P.
I found the office staff very nice and the dentist took his time with me and explained everything that I needed done
Frances B.
I was very pleased with the service. The receptionist was wonderful and really well informed. I literally had no wait time upon arriving about 15 […]
Anonymous
dentist handled in prof and compassionate manner
Earle K.
Great experience overall. Staff were very patient with me.
Anonymous
I am very pleased with service and treatment I get at Gentle Dental, they are very courteous and don't leave you waiting for your appointment.
Robert E.
Am comfortable and impressed with professional demeanor of the office, particularily the Dentist
Earle K.
Everyone and everything at Gentle Dental Thorndale was great. I am very well pleased with the work that was done.The DOCTOR was excellent. I have a […]
Letica W.
My wait in the waiting area was longer than I anticipated. Arrived on time thinking I would be taken immediately, because I don't like dentists plus […]
Anonymous
Dr In and staff are excellent!
Elizabeth P.
Very good visit with Dr. In. He was right on schedule and had a very pleasant experience.
Richard C.
I would recommend anyone to your office, from the doctor to the hole staff you guys are great the most important thing to me is everyone is so […]
Gerald R.
Thanks for your proffesionalism Dr In and the whole staff.
Robert C.
The service was great as well as the professionalism! In my case i had full dentures made. Unfortunately there is not a lab on site,this made my […]
Robert E.
Staff was curtious and helpful. Everything was explained to me and I was told what to expect.
Arthur A.
So far, it's been really good
Theresa G.
Pleased with visit and great staff
Yvette C.
I was very pleased with the work done on my teeth. Thank you good job!
Brenda H.
I like this practice and they are very good with chilren. I always have a good experience with my daughter.
Madelyn N.
I really enjoyed the visits I have had already very friendly staff for the most part and my dentist was great I just hated the amount of pain I was […]
Brooke B.
Gentle Dental did a great job as always. Nice people.
Karl F.
I will be recommending Gentle Dental to everyone I know. All employees are very nice and professional. There was very little wait time and the […]
Anonymous
Everyone provided excellent customer service and the wait time was short.....I loved that!
Melanie R.
In fact I really like the way Lori cleaned my teeth. She did a wonderful job. I will definitely recommend gentle dental Thorndale to friends and […]
William L.
Gentle Dental exceeded my expectations. Everyone--from the receptionists to the dental assistants to the hygenist--was friendly and accomodating, and […]
Anonymous
T Thank you my daughter had to have two teeth filled For the first time! Great experiance Thank you Joanne
Jessica F.
Front desk girl always knows my name :-) everyone is so nice and everything is quick and easy!
Brooke B.
Very friendly, nice staff and great dental work
Janice B.
Everyone at Gentle Dental are great people, very helpful and understanding, and I thank them for everything.
David H.
The receptionist, hygienist and doctor were all very pleasant. I had to wait about half an hour, but that was because I was a walk-in. Overall, […]
Anonymous
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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (610) 590-1798
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