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

What You Want in a Family Dentist

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A dentist is more than someone you see twice a year. It’s a person you trust with the health of your smile and the quality of your treatment. You want to feel comfortable with your dentist and develop a good relationship. To find a dentist who’s right for you, follow this healthy advice.

Talk to Those You Trust

Whether you’ve moved to a new place or you’re looking for a fresh face, the first step to find a dentist is to ask for recommendations. If a dentist has good word-of-mouth, then you can trust them to take good care of your mouth.

  • Ask family and friends about their family dentist.
  • Consult with co-workers.
  • Welcome recommendations from neighbors.
  • Check with your family physician or local pharmacist.
  • If you’re moving, request a referral from your current dentist.
  • Inquire with your insurance about affordable dentists who accept your coverage.
  • Contact the ADA or other dental societies.

Meet Face-to-Face

When you want to find a family dentist, it’s smart to contact different experts to discover all of your options. You need to speak with the dentist, learn about the practice, and trust your personal instincts. To choose an experienced and affordable dentist, consider the following factors:

  • The dentist is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA).
  • Dentist offers a comprehensive range of services, including preventative, maintenance, and corrective care.
  • The dentist insists on explaining dental techniques and options to ensure the patient’s comfort and understanding.
  • A convenient location.
  • An appointment schedule that suits your own.
  • Clean and well-organized surroundings.
  • Special policies for emergencies.
  • Full disclosure about fees, insurance accepted, and payment plans, especially if you require an affordable dentist.

A good dental relationship is based on trust and comfort. Once you feel that way with a dentist, you’ll enjoy the healthy rewards.

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
I needed an emergency repair and they could quickly accommodate me.
Sharon Y.
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.
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.
Been going there for over 30 years
Paula Y.
Friendly professionals ! Dr. Minetola and his staff are great.
David E.
Everyone is always very pleasant. I like that everyone takes the time to explain what they are doing and why.
Kathy C.
Everyone is very nice and treat me with respect
Annette B.
Doctor was very thorough, precise, friendly, personable and empathetic about my reason for visit. I was in immense pain at the time. He was able to see me for an emergency. Thank you!
Hana S.
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.
Dr. Minatoli (if I am spelling correctly) is absolutely amazing. I had extreme dental pain from two cracked teeth and an abscess. Typically, an appointment is made for a later date after assessing […]
Kira W.
Excellent practice, top notch dentists, hygienists and staff.
Kenneth L.
I have horrible anxiety and the whole staff made me feel comfortable.
Jennifer M.
On time, courteous and thorough in the work.
Robert S.
Everything was great
Melody F.
always consistently a great experience and the best patient care!
Austin B.
My dental hygienist, Jerri, is awesome. She has a quiet, calm and kind manner, yet she is competent and gentle. The dentist who then checked my teeth was thorough and quick. Other office personnel […]
Elizabeth K.
I’ve been a patient of Dr. Ferguson and Dr. Minetola for years. They are both extremely knowledgeable and have a great support staff working with them.
Nicole P.
Dr Mark Menatola is excellent & his assistant Judy. They are the BEST!!
Denise B.
The staff & doctors are friendly, helpful & professional. The overall experience was positive.
Judith K.
Dr Minetola has always done what was best for preserving my own teeth. He is efficient and pain free.
Carolyn M.
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 - 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 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Get in touch:
  • Phone: (610) 616-3593
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