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Dr. Deborah Backiel, DMD

Dentist, Cosmetic Dentist

Philadelphia, PA

About Dr. Deborah Backiel

Dr. Deborah Backiel graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 1999. She is an active member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the Pennsylvania Dental Association and the Cosmetic Consortium. Dr. Backiel has committed her professional career to staying abreast of current research in all aspects of general dentistry, with an expertise in tooth replacement implant therapy, as well as cosmetic and aesthetic full mouth reconstruction. She believes in delivering high quality dental care in a comfortable and warm environment. Samples of her cases can be viewed in our photo gallery.

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • Ameritas
  • Assurant Employee Benefits

Specialties

  • Dentist
  • Cosmetic Dentist

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Education and training

  • Dental School - University of Pennsylvania, Doctor of Dental Medicine

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1922087543

Dr. Deborah Backiel's office location

Dr. Backiel and Associates

1500 John F Kennedy Blvd, Suite 300

Philadelphia, PA 19102

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Dr Backiel and her team are truly fantastic. Efficient, friendly and fast service. All digital and tremendous support to get your services paid by the insurance companies. I have been with her for over a decade.. my teeth are a mess (genetically speaking) and trust her recommendations and work.
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They are super friendly and explain everything to you
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Dr. Backiel is awesome! You won't find somebody with a more pleasant bedside manner. Like most people, I've always dreaded going to the dentist; however, that is not at all the case going to this office. I highly recommend.
Less than 3 months ago
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The dental hygienist who cleaned my teeth was super nice! she is very friendly and efficient.
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I enjoy my appointments at Deborah's office. Her entire staff seems to enjoy working there, and their interactions with each other, with her, and with me reflect a positive, healthy work environment. That makes a big difference for me, playinga big role in my feeling comfortable there. My teeth were cleaned (as they usually are) by Julie, and she always makes me feel at home. She manages to clean my teeth efficiently while holding a pleasant conversation with me, in which I can take part in between cleaning activities. Prior to my appointments at Deborah's office and my cleanings with Julie, I doin't remember ever having fun and laughing during a dental cleaning! Deborah's whole team is great!
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It was all very good. There was profanity, but that was me.
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Dr. Backiel and her staff are absolutely incredible! So much attention and care were given to me during my lengthy root canal procedure, I felt like I was among family. Super clean and beautiful office, too. While the procedure itself wasa horror, Dr. Backiel did everything in her power to make sure I was as comfortable and pain-free as humanly possible.
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I never like going to the dentist, but Dr. Backiel does such a great job making me feel at ease. Also, shout out to her amazing team and Dakota for making my visits quick and easy.
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The doctor is great! She does everything she can to help the patient in a best way and a best price! Thank you!!!
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All the staff in the office are very friendly and welcoming. Office is impressively clean and comfortable. My only issue was the "in and out" manner of the doctor. As nice and friendly as she was, I would have preferred thatshe at least look inside my mouth at the problem tooth, which she did not, she just looked at the Xray and immediately said I need a root canal. I don't doubt her expertise and ability to see the problem on the Xray, but taking some time to actually look at the tooth and explain to me what's going on, what a root canal entails, and why I need it would have been appreciated. I get that it's a busy practice and she is on a schedule, but I literally saw her for no more than 5 minutes. I didn't even have a chance to think of questions before she was out of there. I am now worried about the procedure and what will happen and how thorough she will be. Will she rush through it just like she did the appointment? I'm super nervous.
Less than 3 months ago
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Dr. Backiel is an excellent dentist.
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Dr. Backiel and her team were wonderful during my appointment. I've had bad experiences with dentists in the past, so I was very stressed out going in and they did everything possible to help me, even let me play with Dr.Backiel's dog after my appointment! I recommend this practice to everyone I know in the city!
Less than 6 months ago
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I always enjoy my visits with Dr. Backiel and her staff. They are always so friendly, informative and I never have to wait too long after my appointment time.
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My visit was excellent. I arrived early, and was promptly greeted by the front desk staff. As always, they were very welcoming. Everyone in the office, whether they need to interact with me or not, is always so inviting and friendly.It was a very efficient appointment, and I was able to ask everything I was curious about without feeling rushed. I have seen Dr. Backeil more than 4 times in the past 6 months, and every time, it's been such a positive experience. I recommend her dentistry to everyone (even my out-of-state relatives/friends).
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She was very thorough and nice and explained to me what was going on with my teeth and measures we can take along with the time frame and cost estimates.
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It was a very pleasant visit. I was a new patient with a lot of problems and her team was very knowledgeable and accommodating. The hygienist was very helpful with my concerns about dry mouth and the anesthesiologist handled my lowtolerance for pain without making me feel badly about it, like other places have in the past. I felt my concerns were addressed and there was no rush. Lastly, her therapy pup, Dakota, was a lovely comfort! I look forward to my follow up visits.
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Best dentist I have had since I have lived in Philly (18+ years). The whole staff is great at making you feel welcome and comfortable. They answer any questions you have and they genuinely care about you as a patient. Have recommended this practice to all my friends.
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Great experience! Cannot recommend this office enough!
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I love seeing Dr. Backiel for my dentist appointments. She and the dental hygienists are very thorough and explain what they are doing and why they are doing it. They also use language that is very simple for me to understandas a layperson. I never have to wait long in the waiting room. They also have good music and magazines. There is also a very cute puppy. I just recommended by partner to see her as well.
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Very funny, nice, and knowledgable. She recognized I have doctor anxiety and even had a little dog come sit on my lap to help me feel better. Everyone at the office was so kind and nice. Been to 3 dentists and definitely making this my regular go to now!
Less than 1 year ago
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Quick and easy x-rays and cleaning. Everyone is so friendly. They also have a good dog that comes to visit you.
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I've always liked Dr. Backiel and her office from my first visit to my last. They are quick and professional and the facilities are very clean and relaxing with a nice view of Love Park. All of her employees are friendlyand informative and they make it a really easy experience. Definitely recommend them.
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Dr. Backiel was so friendly and knowledgable. I can say the same for her staff who were really welcoming and nice. The office was spotless. They really try to get their patients involved - you can tell patient satisfaction is highon the priority list. I'm really glad I found them and I'm looking forward to going back(this is from someone who avoided going to the dentist for 5 years).
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This was my first time here,and I wasn't sure what to expect. However, everyone was super friendly and made me feel right at home. I interacted with a lot of the staff- honestly more than I can remember. But each was friendly, chatty and the appointment flew by.
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Friendly staff and short wait times. Dr. Backiel herself is knowledgeable, super nice, and a great dentist!
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Backiel and her staff always treat meet with the utmost care and patience. I have very very sensitive teeth and gums and they always go above and beyond to ensure my comfort while securing my oral health. The are verykind and gentle. I’m a baby, I admit. But their tender care keeps me on a regular schedule with cleanings. Great group of people!
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Deborah and her associates are the best. Been my personal dentist for the past 10 years and I don't plan on changing.
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Nice office with a view. Convenient location. Lovely reception team helped me get set up as a new patient easily. Dental team was very courteous, professional and totally transparent about any questions I had regarding insurance, procedures,etc. I’m thrilled to find a new dental practice that takes pride in great service and guest experience. Thank you Dr. B and team!
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the hygenist was very friendly and talked the whole time.
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It was great!!!
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Everything was ready to be taken care of and done efficiently and professionally.
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This staff is the best I have seen in Philadelphia. Every member is professional and personable. Keep up the great work!
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I highly recommend Dr. Backiel and their treatment team! Their staff are very professional as well as friendly each time I visit.
Less than 1 year ago
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Always a pleasant experience when visiting Dr. Backiel’s office!! Highly recommended!!!
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Fitted new bridge, ready for delivery in 2 weeks
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For the most partI was happy with the visit. However, I was somewhat surprised when she told me I needed invisalign before looking at my teeth. I have been to several dentists/orthodontists in the past six months (since I got mywisdom teeth out), and heard that I had perfect teeth and eclusion each time. It felt a little bit like an ambush.
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She goes above and beyond to accommodate me despite my crazy schedule! She balances oral health and longevity with aesthetics and I trust all of her recommendations!
Less than 1 year ago
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The staff is very professional and friendly. They know their jobs and do them well.
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I always have a pleasant experience at Dr. Backiel's office. Great staff, clean office, and always on time. Conveniently located right near the train and with a great view!
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I needed to have my temporary bridge fixed. Called and got an appointment the same day.
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I been visiting this office for few years now. I am so satisfy with the service and professionalism. I always been afraid to the dentist but the staff here makes me feel relax and so comfortable. The whole staff is friendly and professional
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I'm always pleased visiting Deborah Backiels office
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Excellent, friendly service,
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Very professional, personable, friendly
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It was the most positive dentist experience I have ever had. The dentist has always stressed me out but Dr. Backiel and her staff were beyond pleasant. I have no hesitation about going back in 6 months.
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My visit was wonderful!!!
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excellent service, highly recommend!!
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Dr. Brackiel is very pleasant and patient as always. Alyssa who led me to the operating area first seemed very nice and friendly. However, Alyssa did not operate on me; Ronda did. She seemed a bit rough, not gentle or considerate.She hooked the suction tube in my mouth as if hooking a fish. It hurt a little. She got water splashed all over my face and dripping out of my mouth to my chin and hair. As I tried to wipe it, she said "it's just water!", as if I was making a big deal about it. I did not know what it was and it was dripping out of my mouth. I did not like it. I asked her to hand me a tissue and she ignored me. She then turned on the fan saying she needed air, which made me very cold. I do not want Ronda to operate on me ever again unless she learns to respect patients and learns to be considerate.
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Everyone is always very friendly and greet you with a smile. I feel that Dr. Backiel's big smile and energetic personality rubs off on her staff. My appointments have always been on time as scheduled. The quality of work that I had completed has been excellent.
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Just an awesome experience!!
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