Curca Bogdan-Laurentiu

Oct 13, 2020

Nice place with nice people. So far everything is good 👍

Heather Hawmes

Sep 16, 2020

Absolutely love this dentist office ! Very friendly and helpful staff. Very nice and clean office. Check in process is simple and painless all while keeping safe protocols during these trying times . Always a great visit . Keep up the great work 😀

Eric Wininger

Jul 24, 2020

This practice has been doing downhill for a while now, and now that Merritt Dental has acquired them, I am done. Very high pressure to have many procedures done. Plus, for two appointments in a row I was misled to believe I would be seeing Dr. Ken, and both times was a bait and switch for another dentist I do not care for.

Amber Beisswanger

Jun 24, 2020

Felt scammed at my last appt. I was not informed that what was originally Sinking Spring Family Dental was bought out by Merit Dental. I also was not informed of the new covid rules. Besides all the over the top body coverings, face shields, questionnaires, rinsing with hydrogen peroxide, I had to pay before my appt. which I always paid afterwards. I was shocked when I was told $364. I asked for what and they said it was because I had to get my 5 year xrays, teeth cleaning, visit with the dentist and and extra $12 for PPE! I wish I would have walked out of there before even paying because another thing caught me by surprise DURING my teeth cleaning, was that they can't polish my teeth! I had to pay full price, plus some for them to pick my teeth and floss! I will be finding another dentist!

Lincoln Sun

Jun 23, 2020

very bad experience, bad dentist and service. They are very aggressive and try to repair all your teeth, without caring your suffering. Every thing is for money! I just had one tooth needs minimal repair , the guy did three, I still have constant pain every day!

Eric Silva

Jan 22, 2020

My family has been going to Dr. Balatgek and his team at Sinking Spring Family Dental for over a decade. Great people, and professional and friendly staff.

Brandie Breitenstein

Oct 28, 2019

Great place. Everyone is friendly and always smiling. Very helpful with all my needs. Everything is done in a timely matter.

Tiffany R

Oct 24, 2019

Worst experience I have had. If you have a legitimate dental phobia I warn you to please save yourself the setback of gaining the courage to finally seek help with your teeth for it to all be a waste with this place. If I was able to leave this place ZERO stars or NEGATIVE stars I would. Please find somewhere that treats patients like us with the utmost care and compassion because this place does just the OPPOSITE and made me feel so belittled that I left in tears. Even though they state on their website that they deal with dental anxiety its all false advertising. I will not only be leaving this negative review but also filing a complaint with the BBB and calling the PA dept of dentistry to report this awful experience! Again beware of this place if you live in fear of the dentist because these people are cold, rude and heartless to this condition and just create more anxiety and fear!

D

Oct 17, 2019

I would not recommend this dental office at all. NO NO NO. I regularly go to the dental office twice a year for just check-up, because this office is so close to my work. Long story short. Probably, I WILL NOT go to the dental office anymore. Because, I had HUGE and BIG pain at tooth #18, and it was raised little bit in May, 2018 (it was touching #15). And, the doctor took x-ray and did sensitivity test. He could not find a solution and the reason of the pain. Basically, he said that lets see what happens. And, I went to the office again for regular check-up in June, 2019. Different doctor said that there is some inflammation near the #18 root. So, she recommended root canal treatment, but I WILL NOT get a treat from the office. I am concerning occlusal trauma on tooth #15 too. If the doctor diagnosis correctly in 2018, the tooth #18 would not be killed. I am not sure #18 root is still alive. But, I do not feel pain from #18, and I am assuming that the success rate would be extremely low. I did little bit of study for my tooth and spoke to periodontist whom I know for this situation. Probably, the pain that I had in 2018 was in the process from irreversible pulpitis to necrotic pulpitis. I am looking for endodontist in Berks or Lancaster county. I will visit endodontist and ask the success rate if this can be restored. and need to find general dentist for temporary crown and permanent(?) crown.

Johnson Anthony

Aug 29, 2019

I have been going here for a very long time and I must say it's one of the finest places to go for dental work. The staff there are nice and very helpful especially Liz(dental hygienists) who is very knowledgeable and most especially meticulous. I would highly recommend going there.

Ramon Marquez

Aug 08, 2019

A place that takes time to get to know you and your family. Quality dental attention and a professional staff. Highly recommend it.

Desiree Geist

Aug 01, 2019

The entire staff was so pleasant and helpful. I had a few questions because I was new to this office and they helped me tremendously. I highly recommend!!!

David Swift

Jul 09, 2019

Friendly and professional. Work to make you feel comfortable and always eager to comfort you as you are being treated,

Holly Power

Apr 04, 2019

Wonderful people that work there. Very polite and professonal!

Kristin English

Mar 24, 2019

Love this office, all the staff are friendly and helpful. The whole atmosphere is nice! I recently had a lot of work done and couldn't be happier! Dr. Ken was amazing and so was Alicia, very patient and professional. Highly recommend.

Jay D

Dec 30, 2018

Renee Kent

Dec 28, 2018

Great place! Super friendly staff!

Niki Peters

Oct 29, 2018

Dr. Ken and his staff have been nothing short of awesome! He is the first dentist I have found that I loved since 2011!! He is thorough, professional, & put my anxieties to rest. The staff are always friendly and welcoming.

Jim Wright

Sep 18, 2018

Always a positive experience. Treated like family, and care is excellent.

kathy pope

Aug 30, 2018

I want to thank everyone there for helping me get thru my experience at the dentist. I am one of the biggest babies around when it comes to going to the dentist!! The staff there made me feel as comfortable as they could!! I want to thank especially Alicia, Claire, Dr. Ken, Jill, and Kayla for helping to ease one of the most stressful times I have had!! I most definitely recommend Sinking Spring Dental!! Thank you!!!

Lauren Kern

Aug 29, 2018

I always have a wonderful experience here!! While my past trips to other dentists have been not so positive, this office is always great!! Specifically, I recently had a filling done by Alicia. Without discomfort or adjustment, she completed my filling perfectly the first time! The staff is always friendly and helpful. Highly recommend!

Jarred Folweiler

Aug 03, 2018

Excellent staff! Everyone was very pleasant and helpful. I had a tooth that started to severely hurt over night and they were able to get me in for same day emergency treatment. I would definitely recommend this office for any of your dental needs.

Amanda Barnett

Jul 18, 2018

Excellent Staff! Very Professional and Courteous!! We have never had a negative experience in all the years we have gone to them. Both my 9 yr old and 7 yr old especially love the staff. Liz, Bonnie, Taneshia & Eileen are their favorites. We can't forget Dr. Raj. The fact that Liz Bonnie Taneshia and Eileen remember conversations they had with my children and myself from our last visits... awesome..... all I can say. They actually get excited to go to the dentist and what parent of a 9 and 7 yr old can say that!! I would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for great professional dental services.

John Orlando

Jul 11, 2018

Best dental place I've been too in a long time. People were extremely nice and I never felt awkward being left alone in a confined space when someone was seeing me. Front desk was excellent and so were the checkout ladies. Unfortunately I had to cancel, and I wasn't given any Hassel for doing so

carlos pagan

Jul 05, 2018

Always a good experience, Jill is very helpful,polite and efficient and a great hygienist in Taneshia.

John Arthur

Jul 05, 2018

Excellent Staff!! Very Professional, Polite and Courteous!! I enjoy speaking with Jill; she always very pleasant. I always have a great experience all the time. I would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for great dental services.

Rebecca Brown

Jun 18, 2018

Super friendly staff and doctors, my appointment was fast and extremely efficient!

john messerly

May 30, 2018

Excellent experience with knowledgeable and friendly care,also very affordable! I recommend to anyone who needs dental services.

Maribel Artola

May 30, 2018

The best dentist office I've ever been to!

Steve Genova

May 23, 2018

I’ve been a patient for a number of years and have been impressed with the quality of work done and have always enjoyed the staff. In addition to quality of work, one of the qualities that stand out is the time and effort they put into working with my insurance company, so I don’t have to.

olga corcino

May 21, 2018

I absolutely love these guys , I absolutely hate going to the Dentist and always tried pushing it off . My first visit was great , they made me feel so comfortable and they eased my anxiety. Everyone is so friendly and didn't feel like my mouth was violated during my visit. Highly Recommend them.

Lee no

May 03, 2018

The entire staff is highly skilled and they make you feel really comfortable. Outstanding service.

Anthony Christ

May 02, 2018

Elizabeth Cedeno

Apr 30, 2018

The staff was friendly and patient with me. The hygienist, Liz was informative and knowledgeable. Nice, clean, professional, and organized dental office!

Shawn Smith

Apr 28, 2018

Great staff, very friendly.

Breanne Brown

Apr 24, 2018

I've been going here for about a year. I came here for a second opinion for a surgery and they were so nice I just switched dentists. I would highly recommend them.

Kristen Henne

Apr 22, 2018

I have been going here for about 2 years since we moved to Myerstown. I had an amazing recommendation and I have always been happy with their work and procedures. I even referred my boyfriend to go and they helped him get beautiful Veneers on his top 4 teeth because they've always been crooked. Now he smiles all the time, especially for pictures- before he never would. I have an awful genetic gum recession and I always love and request Liz to do my cleanings. She got me on the right track and right regimens to help me slow and stop my gum recession so I possibly won't have to get surgery. I can't thank her enough. All the doctors we've ever seen have been wonderful and the staff is kind and courteous in explaining charges. I will go here as long as I can!😊

Kim Landis

Apr 22, 2018

Staff is always pleasant. Would highly recommend

Kylie Lewars

Apr 20, 2018

Awesome staff! Especially Eileen! Always so nice and helpful!

Kelly Knappenberger

Apr 19, 2018

I was never a fan of the dentist and am so glad I found Dr. Ken and the staff at Sinking Spring Family Dental. They are kind, friendly, non-judgmental and made me feel comfortable from the very beginning. You will not regret coming here.... "smiling"

Kayla Brown

Apr 11, 2018

Highly recommend this office! I have been going to Dr Ken for years and I fully trust his judgement and work! He is patient, kind and knowledgeable. This fall my son needed multiple fillings and we decided sedation was the best option. Dr. Reiter met with us for a consultation and eased our worries away. Dr. Reiter called us the night before his sedation to see if we had any additional questions or concerns. Irina and Dr. Reiter took great care of my son during the sedation. Dr. Ken did amazing work on him, his teeth look great and we have had no issues with the fillings. Both Dr. Ken and Dr. Reiter called us later that evening to check up on my son and see how he was recovering. Very friendly staff from the front office to the assistances and hygienists.

Rebecca Sauppee

Apr 06, 2018

The staff is wonderful! My family and I have been patients for years. Dr. Raj is great. If you are looking for dentists with experience and no issues, please consider this practice.

justin delong

Apr 05, 2018

Best dental office around! Staff is always friendly every time my family visits for cleanings. Staff makes us feel right at home and treats us great!

Derek Kauffman

Apr 05, 2018

I have been going here for about 10 years, through checkups, braces, cavities, a root canal, and bridge. The staff and doctors are very friendly and do a great job! Highly recommended!

Joshua Greth

Mar 30, 2018

Very friendly atmosphere. Nice people, and there always smiling, lol. They go out of they’re way to say hello and greet my kids and I. Just had a root canal and crown done today for MY first procedure with this office and I’m VERY PLEASED. First and foremost Doctor Raj hit me with novacaine and I didn’t even feel it(not kidding), and secondly I was able to watch the Phillies opening day while he made my tooth look and feel like a pearl again, lol. Best dentist office around, trust me. I been to a few in my years and finally found one I’m confident with.😬😁

Julia Newton

Mar 26, 2018

I have been receiving dental care at Sinking Spring Family Dental since I was 2 years old, and I have always been pleased with my experience. The staff is wonderful, and they love getting to know their patients! I highly recommend them, and you will leave feeling minty clean and fresh! :)

Stephanie Dalton

Mar 21, 2018

I love going here! Everyone is fabulous!

Eric Arms

Mar 20, 2018

The staff was extremely friendly and welcoming. Alyssa did a great job and made my daughter feel comfortable. Thanks Jess for the recommendation to my wife!

Jeffrey Jones

Mar 20, 2018

Great experience, highly recommend! Alyssa went above and beyond for me, hate going to the dentist but I could have slept through my cleaning!

Joni Mowery

Mar 19, 2018

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Welcome to Merit Dental
Sinking Spring, PA!

It is our pleasure to partner with you in your dental care. Whether you are a new patient or already part of our family, Merit Dental Sinking Spring offers a wide range of general dental services, cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry for adults and children.

We accept most insurance and offer new patient specials. If you have any questions, please give us a call.

Dental Services

We are trained in the latest advances in dental treatment and are empowered to focus on the best care for you and your family. Our services include:

Accepted Insurance

Merit Dental accepts a wide range of dental insurance plans*, including plans from:

  • Aetna
  • Assurant
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Delta Premier
  • Dental Health Alliance (DHA)
  • Guardian
  • MetLife
  • Sun Life

*This is not a comprehensive list, and is subject to change. Please contact your insurance provider to verify coverage and acceptance.

New Patient Offers

Please print out one of the offers below and bring it with you on your first visit to redeem.

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$99

New Adult Patient

exam, cleaning & x-rays

Regularly $238 - $407

$59

New Child Patient

exam, cleaning & x-rays

Regularly $170 - $258

New patients only. Cannot be used with insurance, state or federal programs, or combined with other offers. If gum disease is present, offer limited to exam and x-ray. Child patient offer for ages 12 and under. PPE and infection control fee included in promotional price. Limited time only.

FREE

Oral-B Power Toothbrush

Following exam & x-rays

New patients who make an appointment at Midwest Dental will get a free Oral-B toothbrush at their first visit following exam & x-rays. Cannot be used with federal or state programs or combined with other offers. Limit one offer per person. Product value up to $20. While supplies last.

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About Our Dentists

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Kenneth Balatgek, D.D.S.Farah Jamal, D.D.S. Dr. Kenneth Balatgek at Merit Dental Sinking Spring

About
Our Dentist

Kenneth Balatgek, D.D.S.

Kenneth Balatgek, D.D.S.

  • Area of Practice: General Dentistry
  • Education: California State University, Sacramento
    Ohio State University - DDS
  • Advanced Training: Sedation and Dental Implants
  • Interests: Dr. Balatgek enjoys woodworking and spending time with family and friends.
  • Personal Statement: "I believe in telling the patient what they need, but giving them what they want. I never want my patients to feel like they are being sold or feel ashamed about their dental condition."
Kenneth Balatgek, D.D.S.Farah Jamal, D.D.S. Dr. Farah Jamal at Merit Dental Sinking Spring

About
Our Dentist

Farah Jamal, D.D.S.

Farah Jamal, D.D.S.

  • Area of Practice: General Dentistry
  • Education: DHA Degree College for Women – BSC
    Fatima Jinnah Dental College – BDS
    Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry - DMD
  • Advanced Training: Dental implants; Esthetic Dentistry
  • Interests: Dr. Jamal is a movie/TV enthusiast and also enjoys music, cooking, socializing, and a good laugh.
  • Personal Statement: "I love to work with both adult and pediatric patients, providing the best standard of care while maintaining the highest patient satisfaction. I believe in building lasting relationships and hope to make their visit a comfortable experience."
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