Dr Backiel and Associates
Deborah Backiel, DMD:
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Dr Backiel and Associates
Deborah Backiel, DMD
Philadelphia, PA













A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed


Dr. Deborah Backiel, DMD





Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Joe C. from Philadelphia, PA (Source: Yelp)


My first visit to Dr Backiel was in-depth and meticulous. Upon arrival I was greeted by the nice front desk staff. Then taken back for X-rays, which can be painful but turned out to be a breeze. My consultation with Dr Backiel was performed with great care. She had a keen interest in my personal goals with regard to my dental care. Whereas, with other dentist,  I find they dictate one size fits all treatment plans. My visit ended with a cleaning, which again, was conducted in the highest professional manner and care.  I look forward to my next visit.

Heather Bronge (Source: Google)


Dr. Backiel is truly a joy of a dentist. The work she does and energy she brings is incomparable, and by far my favorite dentist I’ve been to. When my insurance was going to change, I made sure that it aligned with her office to ensure she stayed my dentist. And her assistants go above and beyond everytime. Peter is a teeth God lol, he is though! He’s a perfectionist that always leaves my smile extra shiny. I love our conversations and visiting with him, he’s someone I trust fully with my dental care and board game knowledge. If you aren’t sure where to go, go here, they do top notch work.

Heidi Altherr Kulik (Source: Facebook)


A huge shout out to Dr. Bakiel and Peter! I recently had to go in for a filling. In hindsight a non-event, but at the time I was pretty nervous. It’s been awhile since I’ve had a drill in my mouth. Dr. Bakiel was super patient and the novocaine was painless—she does indeed have superpowers when administering novocaine. Peter steps in to do the filling and from beginning to end was patient, explained everything he was doing, and put me 100% at ease. They say that you are only as good as the people you surround yourself with….Dr. Bakiel sure picked a gem with Peter. I am glad that we picked this office to take care of our teeth!

Niq D. from Philadelphia, PA (Source: Yelp)


I was referred to the office by a co-worker. I have no complaints. I usually request early morning appointments and the staff tend to keep me on schedule. Once I had to wait for the doctor to do her final check; however, the hygienist was very forthcoming with the reason for my wait and also apologetic. I waited and all was well. The office is always clean and a pleasure to get work done on my teeth. I feel valued by staff, and I am able to get in and out without frustration. Services are recommended and not forced on me… thank you. Moreover, the staff seem to be engaged and like their work. Overall win-win for everyone.

Shaun Honts (Source: Google)


Came in for some fillings and a cleaning and as someone who is not a huge fan of dentist it was such a wonderful experience from start to finish. The front desk is extremely helpful and welcoming. Allison was amazing while working on my teeth and she made sure I felt comfortable throughout my time there. Dr. Backiel is very professional and made sure I understood what she was working on and why. She laid out a plan for me that was easy to understand and they took my insurance. I am more than happy to travel the 2 hours to go to Dr. Backiel’s office and I would highly recommend this practice to everyone.

Rob A. from Downingtown, PA (Source: Yelp)


I have been a patient of Dr. Backiel’s for many years. It is really hard to find a good dentist. Let alone a good dentist that is convenient to fit into your work schedule. Dr. Backiel has early appointments with excellent, friendly professionals that are able to do routine cleanings and checkups in a short amount of time. This is fantastic, because it allows me to return to work with little lost time. When larger dental issues arise, she is excellent at explaining your options and working with insurance so that you, the patient, get the best care at a price that is affordable. The use of technology makes everything more convenient. From viewing your dental x-rays, and appointment reminders to scheduling appointments, it couldn’t be more simple. The office offers a relaxed and laid back feel that is still very professional. Modern music plays in the background, often times a playlist from someone in the office. This helps to relax you before any procedure or cleaning begins. If you are in the Philadelphia market and want a convenient, friendly dental office, I highly recommend Dr. Backiel and Associates for you dental needs.

Robin A. from Philadelphia, PA (Source: Yelp)


I found Dr. Backiel’s office after completing an online search for a dental office near my work, but I have continued to use Dr. Backiel because I feel like a valued customer. Not only was I blown away by the service and care of the front desk staff, I was also impressed with the level of care and explanation by the staff who helped Dr. Backiel complete the root canals and fillings I needed. My saying I do not like to go to the dentist is an understatement, but I can say Dr. Backiel’s special assistant, Dakota, makes things bearable when she’s around. Somehow, looking into her little eyes makes me feel more relaxed. Dr. Backiel’s office provides great service before, during, and after treatment. It feels good to know that someone will call to ask how I’m feeling and to make sure everything is okay. I like the office so much, I’ve just added my teen children as patients. Thanks, Dr. Backiel, for all you do. I appreciate you.

Rory Hosephros (Source: Google)


I recently had a visit at the office and I could not be happier with my treatment! During times of this pandemic, it is comforting to see the plans in place to have a safe and clean environment, and that is how the office is set. I was greeted by reception and after a short wait, I was taken back by the hygienist, Shannon, who did a great job of easing my stress and performing a thorough examination. Dr. Backiel was responsive to my needs, had great knowledge, answered all of my questions, and appointed me to a quick follow-up where the EFDA, Peter, was a magician at helping renew a crown on my front tooth. Overall, the fears I had of going to the dentist were alleviated and I will continue to use this practice for my dental visits from this point on.

Ashley Lombardo (Source: Google)


I usually don’t like going to the dentist, like most people, but Dr. Backiel and all of the staff makes you immediately feel comforted. Everyone is so nice and real with you, great atmosphere. They do an excellent job with their services, never putting me into pain or discomfort… I never want to go to another dentist again! I moved to Denver and even scheduled an appt with Backiel while I was in Philly for a work trip..and they were able to fit me in very quickly. Love this place! Highly recommend!

Tedrowe B. from Ridgefield, CT (Source: Yelp)


My wife and I travelled from Connecticut to see Dr. Backiel, given my wife has some complicated dental issues. Dr. Backiel, her staff, and her colleaugues are highly trained, and allowed us to see a number of dental experts in a single visit. They all did amazing work, and they gave us the best advice of all the dentists we got opinions from. But, beyond the great work, the patient care was phenomenal. Everyone explained the dental issues very well. Everyone was extraordinarily caring, and they worked very hard to accomodate our schedule. Her office has current equipment and is very comfortable. They make their patients feel like they are safe and are in good hands.

Judy F. from Philadelphia, PA (Source: Yelp)


I read a lot of bad reviews after I already had my appointment about how Dr. B. tries to redo your whole mouth. I found that she made some suggestions which I think is ok but when I was not interested, I was not pushed at all. I thought everyone there was very friendly , especially , Jose and the techs who worked on me. The financial person was a little curt with me but that was the only negative. I was very happy with the work that Dr. Backiel and the techs did on me . I got a crown and it is great. I had been biting my inner cheek on that side for years and now with the new crown it straightened out my bite and I can close my mouth without biting my cheek. I did not even discuss this with her and just because of her knowledge she made the crown in a way that gave me a better bite. So I am very happy that I did not pay attention to the negativity and I went to Dr. Backiel.

J W (Source: Google)


Dr Backiel and her staff are amazing! Dr Backiel creatively fixed a front veneer that broke off when I was in Europe. It turned out perfectly! She was able to save the veneer, working with me on pricing as I was uninsured; helping me make the veneer last util my insurance kicks in. I have been seeing her and her staff for over 5 years now and would never go anywhere else.

Kayel J. from Philadelphia, PA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Backiel and her associates did a fantastic job on my teeth. I stumbled upon her office one day (I was away from my usual dentist of 20+ years because I was too far from him) so I found and went to her. She unlike other dentists, motivates you to take care of your teeth and takes the time to explain why. I have been to other dentists that work on your teeth and send you out, just telling you when you need to come back. When asking questions they are very short.  However, Dr. Backiel takes her job very seriously and actually cared about my questions and gave me a thorough explanation although she didn’t have to. While returning to my other dentist he noticed I had work done and when he asked me who, I told him “Dr. Deborah Backiel”, at hearing this he said he knew her, and that “She’s also very good”….I was quite surprised, I guess perfection recognizes perfection as I have had my dentist since I was 8 yrs old. I now have 2 dentists I can trust with my teeth depending on the area I am working.

Christina V. from Philadelphia, PA (Source: Yelp)


If you told me at any time during my teeth having life that I would leave a 5 Star review for a dentist I wouldn’t have believed you – yet here we are. Dr. B and her team are fantastic! Waiting room is nice (bonus: great music playlist too) and staff are always pleasant. I get cleanings every 3-4 months and I am always pleased with my experience at Backiel and Associates when I leave. The techs are kind, quick, and gentle. Dr. Backiel is friendly and down to earth and uses up to date technology. She’s a straight shooter. All around fantastic practice. Also – Dr. B’s pup is adorable and in the office frequently. No more dentist scaries when coming here!

Preston S. from Huntington Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’m a patient for life now. The entire staff is engaging and professional. They were VERY clear with my bill on what exactly would be covered by my insurance and what is my responsibility. They gave me several levels of treatment from immediate (root canal for a painful tooth) through cosmetics for some teeth whitening. This place really is the total package and I’m so glad I looked around and found Dr. Backiel.

Christian Faino (Source: Facebook)


Like many people the Dentist has never been one of my favorite experiences. I can nervous and tense as soon as I walk in the office. Dr. Backiel and staff do a wonderful job of making you feel relaxed and at ease. She makes time to listen to concerns and cares about me personally. All staff at the office are considerate and personable. They send out several reminders so you don’t forget your appointments. On your cleanings you never feel rushed or like they are squeezing too many people in the schedule. If you do need work done Dr. Backiel once again will calmly take you through each step. Explain the pros and cons and make professional recommendations. If you are looking for a Dentist I would highly recommend Dr. Backiel and Associates.

Ciara J. from Philadelphia, PA (Source: Yelp)


I have always had anxiety about the dentist however after my first visit with Dr. Backiel all my worries subsided and now after my second visit, I am kind of excited to go back. Dr. Backiel and her team handled me with such care. They were candid in each step of the process and made sure I felt comfortable. Everyone is so sweet. The office is clean and the music is great. This is how dentistry should be done.

Steven Tenneriello (Source: Google)


Service is excellent. Dr Backiel has been my dentist for 15 plus years. I hav had mucho dental work done there and Dr Backiel and her staff has ways been there for my regular and many dental emergencies. Dr Backiel or “Dr Deb” as I refer to her even once came to the office on a weekend hours before flying out for vacation to help me with a bridge that had fallen off. Never have I gotten service like that before. Highly recommend her and her staff.

Jack Perry (Source: Google)


I had a great experience with this office. My fear of the dentist keeps me away but today I found a place that makes me comfortable. Allison and Dr Backiel are both great at making you feel relax and helping you understand what needs to be done. What Allison did to my tooth today was remarkable and I look forward to seeing the end results when all the work I need is finish. Definitely would recommend this office to anyone looking for dental care.

Caroline E. from Philadelphia, PA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve hated the dentist my entire life – Dr. Backiel and her staff made my first experience in their office amazing. I felt comfortable, safe, and they were so knowledgeable about everything they were doing. Not to mention, they have a comfort dog who’s adorable! They also always appointments so you don’t have to wait months to get something done. I’ve referred many friends to this place and they all love it!! Highlight recommended!

Dewey B. from Philadelphia, PA (Source: Yelp)


I came to Dr. Backiel with a dental emergency, I had a molar that was cracked in half all the way down to the root. I am deathly afraid of needles and having my teeth worked on. The cracked tooth had me in excruciating pain. Dr. Backiel and her professional staff took care of me with the greatest kindness and the gentlest care. They put my comfort as their top priority. Dr. Backiel repaired the tooth and completely eliminated the pain. I am eternally grateful for their kindness and patience with me. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Tadd O'Karma (Source: Facebook)


Dr. Backiel and her staff are the most amazing dental practice in Philadelphia today! I have been going to Dr. Backiel for more than 10 years and I have nothing but five star praise for them. Dr. Deb is the most caring and skilled dentist I’ve ever been to. She always has kind words and a fun “dentist chair” manner to her. Her staff, (shoutout to Jen) is top notch and the whole atmosphere is just excellent. Please give her a call for your next appointment. Truly, Tadd O’Karma, patient.

Renee (Source: Google)


Before I became a patient with Dr. Backiel I never understood what the importance of dentistry was. Her as well as her staff really take the time to explain things to you and give you every option possible to save your teeth. Thanks to her I am finally getting the confidence I have always wanted with my smile. This is an amazing office filled with people who truly care about your smile.

Natalie Sturm (Source: Google)


I can not say enough good things about Dr. Backiel’s office. I have had anxiety about the dentist for as long as I can remember. My experience here was so the best and most comfortable I have ever felt. Dr. Backiel is warm, patient, and so friendly. Jen is so kind and intelligent. I am not excited about the cavities, but for the first time ever I am not anxious about getting them filled. Thank you all!!

Ashley D. from Milford city (balance), CT (Source: Yelp)


I hadn’t been to the dentist in a number of years due to terrible experiences at previous dentist offices, and decided to go after I got pregnant. I was so welcomed and comforted by the dentists at Dr. Backiel’s office, and never felt ashamed for not having performed my regular checkups. Dr. Backiel herself is wonderful; I have not had a more pleasant experience than I have had in her office!

Beth C. from Upper Darby, PA (Source: Yelp)


I had a severe fear of dentists because of the dentist I went when I was growing up.  The first day I went to Dr. Backiel I was put at ease.  I have been going to Dr. Backiel for over 5 years now and I am very comfortable going there.  The dental assistants are wonderful and Dr. Backiel is a true gem.  Dakota, the dental dog, is so adorable, a real addition to making the office very laid back and comfortable. I highly recomend if you need a dentist that you should check Dr. Backiel and Assoc. out.

LaTrina R. from Philadelphia, PA (Source: Yelp)


I love it. Dr. Backiel dental office is sooooo professional, very friendly and with a patient like me her and her assistants have been very patient with me. Anyone that knows me knows that I hate needles. She had always made me feel comfortable and always made me feel that my smile is always worth it even through my tears, LoL…. When I needed my wisdom teeth pulled she made it her business to make sure I seen an oral aurgeon that very day because of all the pain I was going through. Her recommendation for an oral surgeon was even awesome! I love how she builds a relationship with her patients! 5 stars for Dr. Backiel and her staff!

Amber M. from Philadelphia, PA (Source: Yelp)


I Started Seeing Dr. Backiel & Her Associates Last Year (2016) When I Was 5 Months Pregnant With My Daughter. I Haven’t Been To The Dentist In About 8-10 Years And Since I Got Pregnant My Teeth And Gums Was Really Bothering Me. I Had A List Of Things I Could/Couldn’t Do While Pregnant And Dr. Backiel Followed The Instructions To The Letter And When She Wasn’t Sure About Something She Called My Doctor Herself To Check. I Had To Get A Root Canal Done And A Truck Load Of Fillings. I Only Got One Side Of My Mouth Done Before I Had My Daughter. Katrina Called Me A Couple Weeks After In Had My Daughter In January Of 2017 To Schedule Me For The Rest Of My Work & A Cleaning. But I Couldn’t Make An Appointment Because My Daughter Was In The NICU For 3 Months After I Had Her & I Couldn’t Focus On Anything But Her. Katrina Called Me Every Month To Check On Me & My Daughter And To See If I Was Ready To Schedule An Appointment. When She Called Me In May I Scheduled An Appointment To Finish The Work On My Teeth &a When I Walked In They Knew Who I Was & Immediately Asked How My Daughter Was & Do I Have Any Pictures Of Her. This Is The Best Dentist I’ve Been To & I Plan On Keeping Her As My Dentist For A Very Very Long Time. They’re The Best!

M Owens (Source: Google)


Let me first start off by saying how warm and inviting the staff is. They are so kind upon arrival that it definitely eases any nerves one might have. I’ve always had very negative dentist experiences until I moved to philly and came to Dr. Backiel. Since my very first appointment, everyone has never failed to make me feel comfortable and informed. Before, my old dentist would never tell me what was happening and when. Now, I get a heads up and an explanation about everything. Being in the know really helps ease my nerves. Also, can I just say how amazing their therapy dog is?? She is SO great! What an amazing idea! For those who are a bit more nervous, they have a certified therapy dog who literally will sit on your lap if you want her to!! This dental office should be the standard for all in the country. Everyone could learn something from Dr. Backiel & Associates

Christian Faino (Source: Google)


Like many people the Dentist has never been one of my favorite experiences. I can nervous and tense as soon as I walk in the office. Dr. Backiel and staff do a wonderful job of making you feel relaxed and at ease. She makes time to listen to concerns and cares about me personally. All staff at the office are considerate and personable. They send out several reminders so you don’t forget your appointments. On your cleanings you never feel rushed or like they are squeezing too many people in the schedule. If you do need work done Dr. Backiel once again will calmly take you through each step. Explain the pros and cons and make professional recommendations. If you are looking for a Dentist I would highly recommend Dr. Backiel and Associates.

Jodie R. from Philadelphia, PA (Source: Yelp)


I mean it’s a dentist so how can you love it? But I do, I really do! It’s a joy to walk into this office. I’m shocked at the negative reviews but I do see most of them are a bit old. There has been some different people behind the front desk over the years. Dr. Backiel is warm and friendly and literally saved my teeth! The hygienists are super friendly and incredibly competent. I’m happy to recommend Dr. Backiel to any of my friends or family!

Jackie F. from Glassboro, NJ (Source: Yelp)


there arent many things that scare me more than the dentist and as i get older i go less and less… i know im suppose to go every 6 months but some how it always slips my mind…until the toothache starts…i have moved since the last time i went to the dentist so i asked a friend and she recommended dr backiel…i was so nervous but even when i called to schedule the the appointment the staff was so nice…i did have a cavity and i had to get a fillings…dr backiel was really patient with me and kept me comfortable and calm…she was so gentle and before i knew it the whole thing was over…with a dentist like this i wont mind finding time for a visit every 6 months

Chris K. from Philadelphia, PA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Backiel has been my dentist since the summer of 2006. I came from a small practice in the burbs and really like it here. My old dentist worked out of his house and it was not very modern. Dr Backiel’s practice is great! It is very modern and the staff is extremely helpful and knowledgeable. Since I’ve been going to see her I’ve had the following work done. I’ve had one cavity filled, I was also fitted for a night guard and I go for regular teeth cleanings each year. Everything has been done promptly and I’ve never had any billing issues in the 4 years I’ve been going to see her. I really like the staff and highly recommend her as a dentist!

Greg March (Source: Google)


Dr. Backiel and her staff are by far the best dental professionals I have had during my lifetime. Their focus is dedicated to “preventive” care as to avoid long-term or issues regarding dental hygiene in the future. They have the latest and most modern equipment and everyone in the practice always wears a smile throughout your visit.

Lisa P. from Brooklyn, NY (Source: Yelp)


The best Dentist!  Dr. Backiel and her staff have been taking care of ALL my dental needs for many many years now!  She is gentle, knowledgeable and I drive all the way from Brooklyn, NY just to see her!!  I’m even just finishing my Invisalign and it’s awesome!!! She’s done everything from cleaning, xrays, fillings, crowns, root canals as well!