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**Please Note: Your initial appointment will consist of an exam, x-rays and photographs. You will spend time with our team to address all of your concerns. Existing patients may schedule a procedure (root canal,crown, filing,extraction,etc....) by calling our office** Your dental team is headed by Dr. William J. Recktenwald, a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, Class of 1981. Dr. Recktenwald has three years of Naval experience and taught at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Recktenwald is a member of the Delaware State Dental Association, The American Dental Association, and the academy of General Dentistry where he received his fellowship award in 1987. He is also a member of the academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and Dentist for Oral Conscious Sedation. Dr. Recktenwald has had a successful dental practice in Delaware County, PA since 1985, and in, Delaware since 2002.
Verified Patient Reviews
The exam room I was in was freezing cold. It felt like the AC was blowing (it's winter). When I mentioned how cold it was I was told that room is always cold.
Highly knowledgeable of his work. Professionalism.
The staff was wonderful. Everyone was so supportive. I have a huge fear of the dentist. They made me so comfortable! Dr. Recktenwald was thorough, quick, and very nice.
I made appointments for both my children. I was extremely happy with all the staff. I filled out all my paper work online so all they needed was my insurance card. The check in process went very quickly. I would recommend this dentist.
When I got in the technician was friendly then the doc came in and recommended I have a cavity filled with my crown. I said ok. Then another Dr came in and told me I had to wait to get my crown. She told me I had to go back to the waiting room. I told her I was getting a filling as well. She was like oh ok then walked out. I was moved to another room when I walked down the hall a dental assistant was eating. Then the doc worked on trying to fix my crown. Then another Dr came in fixed my crown. She told me how she had so much work to do. After she finished someone else came in told me I could leave then another assistant told me to come back, to get my filling. I sit in the chair for about 5 minutes then the dentist comes in and says he has to do my filling another time not enough staff. Throughout the visit I could hear people arguing over who was going to do what and other things. Very unprofessional.
great doc was professional and carefully explained everything that was required and necessary
They are a highly skilled team of professionals with the latest equipment.
Had a broken tooth that needed to be addressed. Front desk staff were excellent and then the team that did all the work was great. Root canal and crown all in the space of 4 hours with no fuss or problems. Definitely pleased with the experience:
I only rated my time to be honest. But it was on my behalf I arrived 2 hours before my appointment time and I believe I still was seen in a respectable amount of time.
He was knowledgeable, professional and addressed my dental concerns. The office staff also went through the insurance coverage and explained all charges that would be billed prior to completing the services. There were no surprises about the cost of services.
I always get a bit nervous going to the dentist, but I am glad I found this place. It is close to my home... the whole office was attentive and professional. Dr. Rectenwald is great!
Dr. very cold and not informative about appointment, I wanted a partial because I lost my old one, Dr said to me " I hope you don't think you will chew better cause you wont" Then starting telling I needed a crown and I had a cracked, actually he didn't tell me I need that , business office manager did Romana which was,very informative, I guess he thinks I know how to read x-rays, I guess goes the days when dentist discuss what you need to have done . I will go back due to insurances purposes after that I will find a more new dentist that can explain what I need and why
I thought my visit today went very well, especially for someone who has a bit of a fear of dentists, is overdue for maintenance & cleaning, and has a broken tooth. Thankfully the broken tooth is not causing me pain and I will be returning in a couple of weeks for a root canal. I am confident if I were in pain the procedure would have been scheduled right away. One of the most high tech offices I've ever visited, is pretty busy but also feels fairly relaxed with friendly staff!
It was not clear on what was the best treatment plan. I was not fully explained what the next process needed to be. I was unable to understand the hygienist due to the accent. I had to fill out a paper check in form when I advised it was already done online. Poor checkout service.
It was a short visit, for a consultation. It felt rushed, not taking the time to explore my concerns or expectations.
The Dr pulled my tooth .. I was in so much tooth pain and physically exhausted., I had been up ALL night with a horrible tooth ache, nothing helped! Thank you Christiana Medical Center for seeing me as an emergency at 6:30 am . Much earlier then my zoc doc scheduled appointment . As soon as the Dr gave me novicaine I felt instant relief. It was then they took the X-ray after I was numb thank God... The pulling out went fast .. And I was sore for a few hours ..Advil helped .. .. It's 3pm now and I can say I'm in NO PAIN . You don't appreciate no pain until u have been in so much .. Thank you for your kindness today .
Was very pleased with the Dr. Not so much with Zocdoc. I had a confirmation but it was never put in their system.
Friendly, Helpful, Professional, Efficient
I'm very afraid to go to the dentist, but they were very caring making me comfortable. Very positive experience!
Everyone was friendly and didn't make me feel self conscious about the state of my teeth. I was in a lot of pain and they took me right away and solved the problem. I like the fact that they give you payment options so that these procedures can get done.
I was highly impressed with this office! I have a high anxiety with dentists due to past experiences and had stayed away due that factor. I came in with anxiety and felt comfortable right away! I need some work but they were caring and compassionate and they are going to fix my teeth... I am happy that conscious sedation is able to be given by this office - as it takes my anxiety level down a lot. Go and see them--- especially if your a nervous patient like me :)
Every thing went will except this time I did not receive any pain medications before I left to aide me until I was able to reach a pharmacy to have my prescriptions filled or purchase something else to help with the pain. The next time I'll bring some with me just In case this happens again.
New Patient visit. Had exam, x-rays, and dental cleaning. Got my appointment done nice and fast, cleaning was quick the way I like it. Was in and out within a hour. Close to my home and takes Dentemax insurance.
I have more than a normal fear but closer to a phobia of dentists and dentist offices. Everyone from the front office receptionist to the hygienist to the dentist to the insurance specialist made me feel as comfortable as possible. They were professional but friendly. They scheduled my consultation appointmentconsultation appointment for me very quickly and I was scheduled for my follow up appointment to addresee the issue causing me pain for the very next day.
I was very happy with my emergency visit. I think someone forgot to check me in cause I watched almost everyone that came in after me be seen, making the wait time over 30 min. I loved tech Lucy and the lovely lady that greets you. I will go back for a visit as I like to give everyplace 2 chances.
Worst experience ever, made an appointment for an consultation and cleaning. I got neither, just a whole bunch of X-rays and a long wait. Dentist came in the room for 1 mins if that, didn't even introduce his self or have a conversation with me. But i left with a billing plan stating i need a root canal and other work done. Do you really expect me to have a dentist that can't even spend 5 mins with me for a so called consultation to do a root canal on me, I DON'T THINK SOO!!!!! He has numerous assistants that come in and out of the room, they don't even introduce their selves, but arguing about why are the gloves so high on the wall all while i am in the chair. Appointment was at 1:45 didn't leave til 3:15...just for some X-rays and a estimate of charges for work. Beware if your going to book an appointment with this office. My time is valuable and close to two hours of my time was a complete waste, looking for another dentist to complete my cleaning
Great! Thank you doc.
The whole team did an amazing job. I'm a difficult patient sometimes, for reasons beyond my control (I swear!), and they went above and beyond to accommodate.
The staff was more interested in looking at a school fundraiser rather than taking care of the patients.. I didn't feel as though anyone was listening to me or my concerns
There was little discussion around option and procedure. I would have like to here what was occurring during the procedure.
Dr. Recktenwald is professional and efficient. Also, He uses the latest technology and equipment to help his patients. In my case, he made the proper asessment and corrective measure on the fly. To him, I am eternally greatful.
Doc gave a thorough explanation of the procedures to be done. Assistant was very stern, but did a great job. Lucky is awesome, a real asset to the office and Sandra was professional and very, very kind. See y'all soon:)
Very friendly environment
He is very skilled and knowledgeable. His office staff has very little turnover. I have been going to him for years, and am very satisfied with my dentist.
Workers are very unfriendly and rude.
First visit as a new patient with Dr. Bill scheduled via ZocDoc. Great that I was able to make the appointment and fill out the forms online. It was unfortunate (but understandable), that my first visit was a very long wait due to emergency patients that day and I was unable to receive full procedure so had to come back early the next morning. The following day, I was seen promptly and received excellent care from the doc and his team. The office staff is GREAT! Friendly, understanding and very helpful. I'm new to the area and feel lucky to have found a dental office where I feel comfortable. The "extras" - coffee, tea, and water available, are a nice touch. Highly recommended!
I was very pleased with my visit with Dr. Recktenwald entire office staff. I have a goodly amount of dental work needed and they are working with me in the scheduling and payment areas to make it as painless (no pun intended) as possible. Everyone was very friendly and professional as well as understanding and caring. I would highly recommend this practice to anyone requiring dental care.
The cleaning was too fast. My children teeth did not get flossed and should have been. It may have been overlooked.
I love it there. They really care about me. I feel safe there. They love me and I love them.
Doctor Recktenwald has been my dentist for many years so I already know him.
It was a great visit and I would recommended this dentist office to anyone.
The entire setup is good and they are very friendly and polite
After listing my insurance on the web site prior to my appointment it was never verified . Causing me to a cure a charge for the office visit . It was only after the service's they told me my insurance didn't cover the visit. I would've never kept the appointment if I wouldn't know the insurance wouldn't cover it .
I don't like dentist!!!!! But we all have to go, so this is definitely the one to go to. Everyone there was very nice!!! Great place!!!
Today was my very first appointment at Christiana Dental. I was very pleased with my overall experience. I was waited on in a timely manner and the first step of my treatment plan was able to be completed today. All staff members were respectful and nonjudgmental to my dental condition. I know I don't have the prettiest smile, but I feel this practice will help me reach my dental goals.
The entire staff was wonderful! I went in for a consultation and x-rays, as I have not seen a dentist in many years. I am embarrassed by the state of my dental health, but everyone was so kind and made me feel completely comfortable! They will also work with you within your time frame. I have an important event coming up and they were able to work me in for fillings within the next week! I will never go to another dental office so long as I continue to live in this area.
Excellent Doctor :)
Always a pleasure!
The staff is amazing! Everything is broken down so you know how much everything will cost. Felt at home on my first visit! Dr. Recktenwald was very caring.
i love it most comfortable densist im going back again
Outstanding service oriented staff! Although I was in pain they all took great care of me and moved things along great
Pleasant office with friendly staff.
The Dr is great as usual. I never have to wait more then a couple minutes. I would highly recommend him.
It was great, It was my first time there and they called me back before I completed my paperwork.
Overall, it was a good visit.
I absolutely love this dentist! He made me feel so comfortable for being a new patient! A great and knowledgeable doctor! Wonderful personality and mannered. .gave good advice!
I came in 1/2 hour early..they took me w/in 3 minutes of my arriving! Love that! Also, i needed a root canal...was really hurting me. THey did it on my first visit. That was awesome!
The best dentist I have ever had.
I was satisfied with my visit to Christiana Dental Center. I was impressed with the salt water reef tank that was in the waiting room. It contained the cast of Little Nemo. Bringing my kids in for their check up will save me a trip to the Baltimore Aquarium.
My visit to Dr. Recktenwald at Christiana Dental Center couldn't have gone better. They took care of my problem quickly. The whole staff was professional and friendly. I was very happy with the service I received and will be recommending Dr. R to all of my dentally-challenged friends.
Very crowded outdated and run down looking waiting room. Over an hour late. Dr was pretty good, service was efficient, but very expensive even with good insurance.
My visit went really well. I am unemployed and they worked with me, which means a lot to me. The people are very friendly and gentle. Had a root canal and had no pain from it. I highly recommend William Recktenwald.