Top Cosmetic Dentist serving York Springs & 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 York Springs and offers a variety of premier dental services. We are an exceptional comprehensive cosmetic and family dentist serving York Springs 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


Cheryl Epp
Cheryl Epp
03:26 27 Aug 19
I moved to Gettysburg in 2015 and have been a patient of Dr. Tempel's since then. Some old dental work from my last dentist fell apart so I have spent a lot of time at Gettysburg Smiles with Dr. Tempel and her staff. I have been so happy with all of the work I have had done by Dr. Tempel. But, today, Dr. Tempel and Kandice outdid themselves. My son is getting married on Sunday in Nevada and my canine cap, that my old dentist did, broke off. They got me in quickly and Dr. Tempel did an amazing job with a temporary resin cap that she bonded in so it wouldn't come loose while we were away. You could never tell it's a temporary. It looks great! Along with the talented job, I know I must have kept both of them later than they had planned, but they persisted and made sure it was up to their high standards. I will always be grateful to Gettysburg Smiles that I'm able to attend my son's wedding and not be afraid to show my Gettysburg smile! Thank you Dr. Tempel, Kandace and all at the office! You're the best!
Jake Grim
Jake Grim
03:43 23 Aug 19
Dr. Rita Tempel and her staff do incredible work. Dr. Tempel and Dr. Mark Rarrick with Rarrick Orthodontics worked together to transform my smile. I now take great pride in my teeth and I absolutely love my smile!
jodi myers
jodi myers
18:28 29 Jul 19
Total smile makeover Dr . Rita Tempel is extremely detailed oriented & Does not leave a rock unturned . Everything was scheduled to not only fit her schedule but to really fit mine . From 1st visit to last she was dedicated to creating a smile that was right for me. The staff was excellent all working together to make my total time there comfortable &inviting. Results were professional using only state of the art materials . This is definitely a well deserved review Thank you Dr. Rita Megan Barb Candace
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.
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!!!
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!
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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 York Springs 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 York Springs 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 York Springs 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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Sweet Dreams, Parents

Healthy Smiles by Rita Tempel, DDS, Diplomate, ABDSM – This column is published in the August 15, 2019 Gettysburg Times In […]

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Charcoal: Does it Work as a DIY Teeth Whitening Remedy?

Healthy Smiles by Rita Tempel, DDS – This column is published in the May 16, 2019 Gettysburg Times DIY projects […]

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