Drs. Finkelman & Machlus, DDS
1755 Old York Road, Abington, PA 19001

General Dentists in Abington

The secret to a good-looking, healthy smile isn’t a big secret. It’s the simple combination of healthy dental habits at home and regular trips to a general dentist. These factors will ensure that your smile stays its best for many years.

What Distinguishes a General Dentist from Other Dental Providers?

These dental care professionals provide preventative and restorative dental treatments to patients young and old. Instead of specializing in only one dental field like other dental providers, these dentists offer numerous general dental procedures to protect patients’ dental health.

Why Do You Need a General Dentist?

Many patients ask the question, “Why do I need to go to a general dentist near me?” Because these dental experts are highly-skilled in the art of dental maintenance, and they provide the treatment you need for good dental health. Essentially, these dentists are necessity for a healthy, attractive smile.

What Kinds of Services Will You Find at a General Family Dentistry Practice?

There is a variety of general dentistry services available to patients of all ages at our dental practice. These services focus on the prevention and treatment of tooth decay, gum disease, and dental damage. Some of the most common procedures performed include dental cleanings, cavity treatments, and restorative procedures for all kinds of dental damage. All of the treatments provided are intended to benefit your dental health. At our general practice, our dentists perform all of the following services.

  • Crowns
  • Dental Bridges
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Dental Implants
  • Dental Reconstruction
  • Dental Sealants
  • Dentures
  • Fillings and Restoration
  • Gingivitis/Gum Disease Treatment
  • Oral Cancer Screenings
  • Root Canal Therapy
  • Snore Guards
  • TMJ Therapy
  • Tooth Extractions

Are Frequent Visits to a Dentist Required?

How often you visit a dentist general practice comes down to a few factors such as your current dental health, your age, and any dental problems you may be experiencing. The majority of dentists say that you only need to schedule twice yearly visits to the dentist for cleanings and exams.

Does Dental Care Cost a Lot?

Not necessarily because the cost of your dental visit is determined by your specific dental insurance plan and the dental procedures that you need. Feel free to call us if you have any questions or concerns about the cost of your dental visit.

What’s Involved in Arranging a Dentist Appointment?

Call our dental office and ask for an appointment. Tell us the most convenient times for treatment so we can accommodate your schedule.

Will You Need to Spend a Long Time at the Dentist?

Most dental visits are completed in under an hour. The length of time for your appointment will depend on the extent of care you need. Simple follow-up visits are usually over in 20 minutes while more involved dental procedures can take a number of hours. Please call us before your appointment if time will be an issue for you.

How Should You Get Ready to Visit the Dentist?

There’s barely any advanced preparation needed before seeing a dentist. At our general dental office, all we ask is that you arrive before your scheduled appointment time, be aware of your medical conditions, and have your insurance information on hand. If you’re apprehensive about dental visits, simply let us know so we can help improve your dental experience.

Does Everyone Need to Visit a Dentist?

Yes. In fact, avoiding dental visits only increases your risk for tooth decay, dental disease, and painful complications that will require costly care to resolve in the future. You can save your smile and your money by seeing a dentist regularly. Call our general practice today to maintain a healthy smile.

Crowns

Dental crowns allow you to cover a tooth that has been damaged by trauma or decay. Our doctors in Abington use crowns to completely cover a tooth and protect it from further damage, dental crowns may spare you the expense […]

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Dental Bridges

If you are missing one or more of your teeth, our doctors in Abington may be able to restore your smile using a dental bridge. Bridges are composed of a replacement tooth or teeth supported on either side by a […]

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Dental Implants

Millions of adults have lost one or more teeth to gum disease, accidental injury or extensive decay. If missing teeth are putting a damper on your self-confidence, today’s dental implants could give you artificial tooth replacements that look, feel […]

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Dental Reconstruction

As part of a carefully planned combination of general, cosmetic and orthodontic dentistry, dental reconstruction is a comprehensive treatment approach for patients with mild to chronic pain from severe dental problems, such as tooth loss, facial muscle distortion, gum disease […]

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Dental Sealants

Dental sealants act as a barrier to prevent cavities. The treatment entails applying a thin, safe plastic coating to the molars, which are the most commonly used teeth for chewing, protecting them from plaque and acids. The process of applying […]

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Dentures

People often talk about dentures as a way to replace missing teeth, yet you may not realize all of the things that a quality set of dentures can do for your smile. Whether you require a full or partial denture, […]

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Fillings and Restorations

Our dentists in Abington offer dental fillings to treat cavities. Dental fillings can also be also used to repair cracked or broken teeth. Ask about tooth-colored fillings that make your mouth look more natural and attractive.

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Gingivitis/Gum Disease Treatment

Gum disease treatment in Abington is diagnosed to prevent and treat a variety of diseases affecting the gums. Also known as gum disease, periodontal disease involves bacterial growth (a colorless film called “plaque”) that gradually destroys the tissue surrounding the […]

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Oral Cancer Screenings

The National Cancer Institute estimates more than 40,000 new cases of oral cancer within the year. The sooner cancer is found, the better the odds of overcoming the disease become. Your Abington dentist will perform the screening during your routine […]

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Oral Hygiene

Practicing good dental hygiene is the best way to keep your gums and teeth healthy. Along with caring for your mouth at home, maintaining oral hygiene in Abington means that you need to see a dentist for regular cleanings. Our […]

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Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy or a root canal procedure can relieve the pain caused by diseased or injured pulp tissue in the center of the tooth. Many times, this tissue cannot repair itself and root canal therapy is required to save […]

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Snore Guards

Clinically proven to reduce snoring, the Snore Guard® is a small oral appliance worn while sleeping. The custom-fit device our Abington dentist create, helps to prevent your tongue and jaw from slipping when your muscles relax, therefore blocking your air […]

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TMJ Therapy

If you’ve experienced pain in your facial muscles or neck or jaw pain, you may have TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder. The TMJ connects the jaw to the skull just below the ears. For people who have this condition, the jaw […]

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Tooth Extractions

Unfortunately, teeth can become diseased, damaged or injured over time, and in some cases, may need to be removed (extracted). If this should happen to you, one of our highly experienced dentists in Abington will make the tooth extraction experience […]

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Patient Reviews
I only see doctor Finkelman so my referances will be for him and his work.
Anonymous
Great service, excellent work, cheerful staff. What more could you want?
Patrick M.
Everyone was excellent!
Barton A.
Have been with Dr. Machlus for many, many years. He is always the professional and you leave his office knowing that you were in good hands. He only […]
Daniel B.
No complaints at all - Dr. Finkelman was kind and considerate of how I felt.
Anonymous
Dr. Finkelman is wonderful; staff is pleasant and efficient. The music in the exam room was too loud for my taste.
Christine C.
Dr. Machlus and Donna are wonderful!! Very kind and gentle!!
Denise G.
Dr. Machlus and Donna are very patient and caring!!
Denise G.
Dr. Machlus almost makes going to the dentist pleasant, as much possible by being pleasant, that is. He is a caring man, and not only a doctor but a […]
Arthur V.
Dr. Stephen Finkelman and his staff are wonderful. I know that I am in good hands whenever I go. The office is clean, the staff is friendly and they […]
Dianne G.
Dr. Machlus is the most caring and skilled Dentist. His staff are just as warm and professional.
Harra H.
All the dentists I have been to these two know what to do...I used to ask my old dentist what he's doing today with dr machlus I just let him do his […]
Christoph D.
Excellent level of care.
Irving T.
So painless that I fell asleep during a root canal.
Terrell C.
No waiting. Dr. Finkelman explained each process as it took place.
Carol M.
personable, professional, proficient
Richard C.
Professional, courtious service
Peter D.
Very nice staff, was a little nervous and embarrassed about my teeth but they made me feel at ease.
Anonymous
Fabulous job. I was in and out in a half hour, and the novacaine wore off by the time I got home. The filling looks fantastic, and the tooth issues […]
Patrick M.
For a procedure I dread, both dentist and assitant were sensitive and explained what they were doing.
Cathy R.
I had a pleasant experience! Everyone was so friendly, and the service was so quick.
Khadijah B.
I had a question of an item Dr Finkleman had done to my mouth. I returned and he explained again and things are perfect.
Audrey R.
Very kind and great service.
Kiri R.
My experience with the doctor I was very pleased! Thank you for making my visited a pleasantly one.
Connie P.
Taken right on time. Treated in a professional manner. Almost getting to be fun----
Pat D.
We love Dr. Machlus!!!
Anonymous
Could not ask for a more a courteous, efficient and professional staff and satisfying outcome.
Richard C.
excellent visit to the dentist....everyone was friendly and efficient....state of the art office equipment
Cheryl H.
Dr. Machlus and his staff are very thorough, gentle, caring health professionals.
Irving T.
I had an excellent experience. I recovered quickly from my root canal.
Nyoka M.
I always feel confident that my teeth are in the best hands when Dr. Machlus is treating me. Thank you.
Rhea C.
Dr. Finkelman was great!
Madalynn S.
Over the years I've had many Dentists ranging from one really bad one to the absolute best, Dr. Finkelman. Thank you!
Paul S.
Always a very satisfied patient. Good careful treatment. Appointments are efficient and work is top notch.
Richard H.
As a person that has great anxiety when it comes to dentists, Dr. Machlus was exceptional. The entire staff was warm and welcoming. They were […]
Rebecca D.
Professional and Caring.
Deborah D.
My anxiety was high while waiting to have my small procedure done, however I put right at ease when I sat in the chair. Although timely, I was made […]
Jennifer R.
How can you lose in a caring and professional environment where the staff are just as pleased with their work as you are?
Patrick M.
Always a great experience. Hardly any pain and very caring. Informs you of every step as he does it.
Anonymous
The staff and Doctors are wonderful. I went in thinking I had a cavity. My appointment was at 4:30 pm and the office closed at 5:00pm. It turned out […]
Karen J.
Exemplary levels of care, intellect, communication, attention to detail, and all-out "Balls To The Wall" application of all of the most advanced […]
Patrick M.
Dr. Machlus and his team are very caring and meticulous in their work.
Irving T.
Good experience. Well explained.
Craig N.
Have been coming to this office for many, many years. I am always treated with respect and professionally.
Pat D.
Very caring and professional staff
Harra H.
The staff was very friendly and I received a very thorough examination.
Cindy S.
Dr. Machlus was wonderful with my daughter. He explained everything that he was going to do and made sure she was comfortable the entire visit.
Elizabeth D.
Excellent customer service and expert dental work.
Bobbie B.
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Mon. – 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue. – 7:45 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed. – 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thu. – 7:45 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri. – 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Sat. – Closed
Sun. – Closed
Phone: (215) 310-5826
Fax: (215) 659-9419
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  • Monday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 7:45 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:45 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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