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.

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Patient Reviews
I needed an emergency repair and they could quickly accommodate me.
Sharon Y.
Before last week I had only ever gone to the same dentist since I was born. However, since they were only a pediatric dentist I had to stop seeing them once I turned 19 and had to find a new dentist […]
Takyra K.
I’ve always had good service. Personnel are friendly and courteous.
David F.
Everyone was very kind and attentive to me. My appointment started not long after I got there and was quick and speedy. No problems at all!
Laura M.
This dental practice has been amazing. They are professional, compassionate, and knowledgeable. I had not been to the dentist in quite some time, and was nervous about being reprimanded…nope […]
Cheryl O.
Friendly and efficient service
Felicia W.
Mark Minetola and Michele Ferguson are two of the best dentists in this area by far ! I absolutely love my hygienist, she always does an amazing job. Judy Lees is an awesomely amazing assistant and […]
Lorrie R.
The wait time s very short and the hygienist and dentist spend the time to assess any problems and answer your questions. When I leave my mouth and teeth always feel as though they have been cleaned […]
Catherine M.
Completely satisfied
Michael K.
We’ve been seeing Dr Minetola for 25 years. He’s very knowledgeable.
Becky C.
Everyone cares about the patients–from Dr. Minetola, Dr. Ferguson, the dental assistants to the staff in reception—and that makes for a positive experience.
Kathleen D.
It had been a while since I had been in for an appt and was a little nervous. Everyone made me feel at ease right away. I was in and out super fast!
Avery M.
On time, courteous and thorough in the work.
Robert S.
Very thorough and friendly staff at my initial visit. Looking forward to a cleaning with them!
Amanda B.
Professional service
Jean K.
prompt professional service
Nancy E.
I have been a patient of Dr. Minetola for many years. He is a thorough, knowledgeable, and compassionate dentist and I never have less than excellent care from him and his staff. Although this last […]
Michael V.
I had a very successful visit with Dr. Minetela and his assistant Judy at Gentle Dental of Allentown. They were very straight forward and I’m glad to have my teeth taken care of by such a great […]
Phi H.
always consistently a great experience and the best patient care!
Austin B.
Competent, friendly and timely service.
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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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  • Phone: (610) 616-3593
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