Gentle Dental of Allentown
2015 West Hamilton Street, Suite 202, Allentown, PA 18104

How to Find a Dentist You Truly Love

Dentist Selection

Not knowing how to find a dentist they really love is one of the greatest obstacles many people face when it comes to getting regular check-ups and cleanings. Because trust and comfort are essential to developing a happy relationship with dentists, it can take some time to find a perfect match. If you have struggled in the past in terms of identifying the best affordable dentists in your area, the tips below are meant just for you.

The American Dental Association (ADA) has compiled a list of handy pointers that can make finding qualified, affordable dentists in your area a much easier task than you might have imagined. A simple first step to take is to ask your family members, friends, and colleagues for personal recommendations. You can also ask your physician or pharmacist for the names of dentists they know and respect. Contacting local or state dental societies can also be a terrific source for referrals.

Once you have collected several recommendations, it really does pay to make some comparisons among different practitioners before making a final choice. Because the goal is to establish a long-term relationship with your dentist, finding the right fit is critical. Ask questions about the dentist’s educational background, training, and participation in continuing education. Discuss office hours to ensure that they are convenient for your personal schedule. Try to learn about each prospective dentist’s approach to preventive dentistry.

Finances are always important considerations when selecting a new dentist. Thus, it is a good idea to check to make certain that any prospective office accepts your dental insurance plan and is willing to develop payment plans in the event that unexpected, costly procedures pose a substantial financial challenge.

Ultimately, you need find a dentist who offers an office environment in which you are comfortable. Friendly, efficient professionals who are willing to answer questions are extremely important, particularly if you have anxiety about visiting the dentist. If you or your child have special needs that require a specialized approach, be sure to verify that any prospective office is able to accommodate them. By following these few simple steps, it really is possible to find a dentist in Allentown with whom you can build a lasting relationship, keeping your teeth and gums healthy well into the future.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Allentown, call Gentle Dental of Allentown today at (610) 616-3593 or make an appointment.

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

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Very happy on how good I was treated and honesty on the doctors part
Juan M.
Friendly staff. No waiting.
Anonymous
Everyone was friendly and knowledgable.
Anonymous
everything was fine; Gerri did an excellent cleaning!
David L.
I had some complicated dental work done, and was able to relax the whole time, because I have complete trust in Dr. Minetola.
Hillie C.
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short wait times .Drs. very through.
Daniel C.
My dental hygienist was awesome, Donielle was very sweet and personable.
Timothy B.
I was completely satisfied with the dental procedure I had done on 9/4/2014.
Lena F.
I felt like I was truly taken care of
Carol B.
Everything was completed as was quoted.
Frederick S.
Finally a dentist that will do whats best for YOU! Dr. Minetola explained everything he was doing and made sure i was comfortable. The billing was […]
Peter C.
The new person I had was very friendly and made sure I was ok during the procedure. The service I was there for was performed correctly & timely.
Janet K.
everything was excellent and Geri (sp?) was especially thouough and helpful.
David L.
From the time that I arrived to the time that I left the office everyone I encountered was very courteous, concerned & friendly. I liked Dr. Minetola […]
Patricia B.
I never like going to the dentist until coming to Gentle Dental.. As I open the door Treat greeting from the ladies in the front windows.. Smiles […]
Jema G.
The best dental care I've ever received.
Robert G.
Very thorough process and all all staff is friendly and professional!!
Catherine P.
It was great, as always.
Dorothy L.
Dr Minetola was excellent and knowledge...will refer him to friends
Raymond W.
A+ service you guys rock.....
Annette R.
Nice customer service and easy to leave smiling
Jeff P.
Everyone here is very friendly and they explain all the procedures carefully.
Kathleen M.
Great place and people
Angela H.
Very satisfied with overall experience ! Tooth looks great , would never know anything was done to it :)
Carol R.
Great results. No pain. Professional
Kenneth W.
The care was very good. I thought the staff was friendly and caring to their patients.
Courtney F.
Excellent service. I love gentle dental.
Franklin D.
I am very pleased with the services that were provided to me!
Sharon W.
The office staff is always nice. They stay very close to appointment times without making you feel rushed.
Katelyn M.
my experience with the dentists, dental assistants, etc was wonderful. once I was in the room everything was friendly helpful and handled gently as I […]
Anonymous
Great people doing great things! Also Dr. Minetola is the man and will never go to another dentist while he is still practicing! He explains things […]
Brandon K.
Staff was very friendly and they were able to save me time by fitting me in for a cleaning in addition to my x-rays on the same day. Dr. Minetola […]
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Michael S.
Amazing staff, awesome service, would recommend to anyone
Steven M.
As always everyone was kind and efficient.
Elain A.
Everything I went there for turned out fine.
Janet K.
I was very satisfied.
Joan B.
My appointment was scheduled for 8:50, but the dentist didn't come in until 9:20. At first I was upset, then I realized how thorough he was and that […]
Dawn S.
The service was excellent and the dentists are great. I wouldn't go anywhere else!
Amanda F.
Knowledgeable and friendly
Raymond W.
The staff and the doctor was friendly and courteous . I will def make this my dentist And will bring my son in also . I told my boyfriend about it […]
Luz F.
Gentle as Dental work can be.
Abraham S.
My teeth are beautifully clean! Another great visit to Gentle Dental!
Christina P.
If you are looking for a dentist, no need to look anymore! This is an incredible practice and I recommend everyone coming to Gentle Dental. Dr. […]
Katie J.
excellent and very professional!
David L.
The office staff is always pleasant and helpful.
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Angela H.
My hygentist is the best
Anonymous
Everyone is very nice and , and they explain procedures, why they are needed and what the outcome will be.
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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 - 5:30 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (610) 616-3593
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