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Top Cosmetic Dentist serving Thurmont & Surrounding South Central PA

Welcome to My Practice

Cosmetic & Family Dentist in Gettysburg, 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 near Thurmont and offers a variety of premier dental services. We are an exceptional comprehensive cosmetic and family dentist serving Thurmont 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

5-STAR REVIEWS

Jamie Lentz
Jamie Lentz
15:33 26 Jun 19
Dr. Tempel is wonderful. She and her staff are friendly and very accommodating. She takes the time to do the job and gives you options on what can be done.
Tony Miley
Tony Miley
21:36 10 Jun 19
Great experience. Dr. Temple was very thorough and professional from start to finish. Going to a dentist’s office can be an enjoyable experience.
Richard Hobbs
Richard Hobbs
21:44 06 Jun 19
First visit to discuss my sleep apnea. I was very pleased with thoroughness of her questions and her honest responses about how helpful the mouth piece will be in correcting my sleep apnea. I look forward to my future visit for my fitting and eventually my custom mouth piece.
Claudia Mccullough
Claudia Mccullough
20:50 06 Jun 19
Very pleased with the staff here. Great communication and explanations of treatment plans - they take the time to answer questions and make you feel comfortable and informed.
Penny Ziegler
Penny Ziegler
22:50 18 May 19
I have now found a dental practice very similar to the one I left when I moved to Gettysburg. Just the word DENTIST raises fear and trepidations in my mind! Everyone from Dr. Tempel to Barbara to Megan eased my fears immediately upon meeting each. They all exhibited patience and professionalism in dealing with all my concerns. I have now found a new dental home and couldn't be happier!!!
Darren Rosenblatt
Darren Rosenblatt
19:08 17 May 19
Ok guys...picture this...a weekday afternoon, kid in school. You recline in an easy chair, turn on one of your favorite shows, relax, and catch some zzzzz's. Peaceful afternoon, huh? Now picture this...a dentist appointment...for a root canal! Totally different picture, right? WRONG! These two scenarios happened in the same place, at the same time for me a few days ago. And no, they did not put me under. I was just that comfortable. I can't say enough about this dentist and everyone there. I am extremely pleased with them, and will recommend them to everyone I know. Back again today for more, great job as always!
Elizabeth Zaic
Elizabeth Zaic
18:09 09 May 19
Excellent care, thoroughly professional, very courteous and compassionate. Having been a patient for several years, I recommend them highly.
M D
M D
13:37 15 Apr 19
I appreciate Dr. Rita Tempel and her girls she has. They do a great job in helping me with my terrible teeth. Thanks ladies 😊👍🏻💐
Holly Penn
Holly Penn
20:50 19 Mar 19
Gettysburg Smiles is the BEST dental/cosmetic office I have ever been to! They truly provide the best care to their patients. The hygienists there are very thorough and very gentle while doing your cleaning. I highly recommend Dr. Temple and her amazing team!
Diana Cameron
Diana Cameron
23:32 18 Mar 19
Another great visit today to add to previous great experiences at Dr. Tempel’s office. Dr. Tempel and her staff are very nice and ensure that I am very comfortable during my dental treatment. Best of all, I am getting compliments on how beautiful my smile looks. What more could I ask for? I highly recommend Dr. Tempel.
Deborah Hudgins
Deborah Hudgins
13:22 05 Mar 19
I have dentist anxiety...Barbara was wonderful, very friendly and gentle when examining my teeth and took time with me to make sure i understood treatment plan. All staff were friendly and great!
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 near Thurmont 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.

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 the Thurmont area 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 the Thurmont area 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!

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