Cosmetic & Family Dentist in Gettysburg, PA

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Top Cosmetic Dentist serving Gettysburg, Hanover, New Oxford, East Berlin, Littlestown, Carlisle, Mt Holly Springs, Emmitsburg, Taneytown & Surrounding South Central PA

Welcome to the dental office of Dr. Rita Tempel, DDS. Located in Gettysburg, PA, and neighboring the city of Hanover, PA, Dr. Tempel’s office is centrally located and offers a variety of premier dental services. We are an exceptional comprehensive cosmetic and family dentist in Gettysburg practicing in a state-of-the-art office where we believe in performing responsible aesthetic dentistry so that patients can have beautiful, healthy, and long-lasting smiles. In fact, our motto is “Beauty, Quality and Comfort are Our Top Priorities.” With over 15 years of participation in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Rita Tempel has been praised for the precision and passion of her work. As the owner and founder of Gettysburg Smiles, Dr. Rita Tempel has been recognized as one of the Area’s Top Dentists and remains dedicated to the positive experience of her patients.

5 Star Reviews


Kathleen Shindledecker
Kathleen Shindledecker
23:22 24 Jan 19
I had a scheduled visit with Dr. Temple to adjust my sleep appliance for my sleep apnea today. Last evening my filling ciprofloxacin my lower front tooth. Dr. Recollections my tooth and also checked my appliance. I appreciated that she was able to do the filling.
Julie Weakley
Julie Weakley
20:04 24 Jan 19
As always was a pleasure visiting Barbara to get my teeth cleaned. She is very pleasant and skilled at what she does. Glad your back. Julie Weakley!
Bob Carberry
Bob Carberry
22:11 03 Jan 19
I lost a tooth filing over the New Year Weekend. I called 1st thing on Wednesday and was scheduled Thursday afternoon. Dr Tempel and her staff did a fantastic job - like always. There is no better Dentist and Team in Central Pennsylvania.
Lucy Bert
Lucy Bert
21:36 08 Nov 18
DR. Temple has wonderful professional etiquette. She was polite and answered all my questions about the details of realigning my bite and creating my smile makeover. Best experience Ive ever had at a dental office.
Frank Moran Jr
Frank Moran Jr
20:35 25 Sep 18
Big Daddy was there today for a cleaning. Barbara worked her majic as always. She is definitely the best! Unfortunately I have a cavity but on the bright side I get to go back and visit this wonderful crew again before my next 6 month check-up. Their new front office staff, Sylvia, was also fabulous. Big Daddy was treated very professionally as always. Thanks for your patience with me as well.
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We Only Work with Master Ceramists

A master ceramist is a lab technician who has gone above and beyond in his/her training and is a leader in outstanding ceramic work. When we offer our patients veneers or a full smile makeover we want to offer the best products and service possible. That means we partner with the best in the industry. We only want to give our patients the smile of their dreams!

Exceptional Comprehensive Dental Care

Our Gettysburg dental office is as much of a general dentistry as it is a cosmetic, implant, and family dental office. Patients experience personal service as soon as they walk in the door and are pampered with an accommodating environment and staff. Relax in our office by receiving treatment in your room of choice or by watching a movie with one of our soothing lavender neck wraps. Come experience our commitment to excellence by scheduling an appointment with us today!

Smiles That Last a Lifetime

Dental implants can not only enhance a smile, but improve the quality of our patients’ lives. By maintaining the integrity of the bone structure, dental implants can help improve speaking ability, facial appearance and overall confidence of our patients. With the guidance of Dr. Tempel, we can restore your smile to better than it was before you walked in the door.

We Can Help You Get a Better Night’s Sleep

Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when your muscles relax during sleep, allowing the soft tissue to collapse and block the airway, causing you to stop breathing up to hundreds of times a night. If left untreated, sleep apnea can be a potentially life-threatening condition. Dr. Tempel is a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, and will work with your physician to treat snoring and sleep apnea using oral appliance therapy. For more information click here.

About Dr. Tempel

Cosmetic & Family Dentist in Gettysburg, PA

Dr. Rita Antonini Tempel celebrates 25+ years of practicing dentistry. This includes three years of active duty in the Army Dental Corps and 13 years in her current practice located in Gettysburg, PA. Dr. Tempel established her practice on a core mission: To deliver outstanding, high-quality dental care which is beautiful, comfortable and long-lasting. Cosmetic Dentistry has long been her area of expertise and Dr. Tempel’s cosmetic dentistry outcomes and positive patient experiences sets her apart and shows in her patients’ smiles. Patients rely on her depth of experience and guidance when deciding upon their smile design. As an active member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Tempel is one of the top dentists in Gettysburg and is currently an accreditation candidate working on becoming accredited by the American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry. This distinction has only been awarded to five dentists in the state of PA and less than 400 dentists internationally.

Dr. Tempel’s Before and After

cosmetic & family dentistry

Are you still unsure about which dentist in Gettysburg to call to help with your oral health needs? Take a look at how Dr. Tempel is changing people’s lives by giving patients the smile of their dreams!

Your First Visit

We don’t serve patients, we serve people.

Our dental office was designed with your needs in mind. From the moment you enter our building, you will feel relaxed and comfortable. You may enjoy a beverage of your choice by the fireplace in our waiting room, and our new patients will even receive a flower as a thank you!

What's New? / On Our Blog

Six Surprising Links Between Sleep and Health

Healthy Smiles By Rita Tempel, DDS – This column was originally published in the Gettysburg Times, March 21, 2019 March […]

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Brrrr! Is Cold Weather Affecting Your Teeth?

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