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Thorndale Dental Associates
Richard E. DeForno DMD, MAGD, FICOI, LLSR



As a dental assisting instructor from Lancaster County I have access to 350 dentists in my back yard. I choose to go to Thorndale because I know the quality of dentistry is beyond compare, the staff is awesome and I have healthy, beautiful teeth that will serve me for years to come. THANK YOU Dr.Deforno and staff for all your WONDERFUL CARE!!!!!!!!!! Love you all, Kay

"I am writing to say that this Thanksgiving will have a special meaning to me. When I recieved my school picture this year, it was such a powerful reminder of how you changed my life and my spirit, by restoring my smile. In my 63rd year, there is not much to be done with the ol' "double chin", but my smile makes me feel like I'm thirty! Ha..ha, this "old gal", has turned a few heads recently, thanks to all of you. I will be forever grateful to you and your staff for your loving care, and all that you have done to make me feel worthy again. Thank you."

Yours With a Grin,

“I thought that I would be really out of it with the sedation. I was very relaxed but I didn’t feel drugged. I didn’t know what was going on most of the time….. I truly felt like I was in a dental spa. Everyone was just so attentive to me and my needs. I had no anxiety before, during, or after the procedure. My family was so impressed with the treatment and how well I did.”


“I felt very secure about what was happening and I would ONLY recommend Dr. DeForno. No other dentist has taken so much time with me. The dental assistants were constantly with me and asking me if I was okay. Dr. DeForno called that evening and spoke with my caretaker to check in on me. I thought it was wonderful that he took the time to check in on me. He’s so busy seeing patients all day but still took the time to make sure that I was okay.”

Sally A.

“I feel more confident with my smile. I have a sales position and I feel that my new smile has helped me a great deal. My treatment experience was a pleasant one because of Dr. DeForno’s experience and professionalism. I had been to other dentists before and I had never had the same kind of care that I receive from Dr. DeForno and his dental staff.


I had neglected my teeth for years and then I saw your dental office ad in "Connections Magazine." I was impressed to discover that everyone in the dentist office was super friendly. The entire dental care staff is extremely receptive to my needs and everyone goes out of their way to help. I had excellent before and after photos to view and my dental care treatment plan was thoroughly explained. My dental care treatment went smoothly and I am ecstatic with the results!"


"This is the best dental office I have ever encountered! There is no comparison. I actually feel comfortable coming here and I don't cancel my appointments or have anxiety attacks anymore. My previous dentist used to speak over me and lecture me. I love the sedation dentistry because I have absolutely no recollection of the appointment. I also love the fact that Dr. DeForno does "care calls" in the evening to check in on his patients from the day. No other dentist has ever called me at home to see how I was doing after dental treatment!"


"My fears were quickly allayed when I walked into the office I was greeted by name, and an office full of smiles (the freshly made cookies were an added plus!). I got comfortable anticipating the usual long wait but before I could sit down I was escorted to one of your cheerful examination rooms, yet another cheerful smiling person. The exam as carried out by a team of professionals who truly cared about me, and my particularly bad fear of dental work. When I met Doctor DeForno, I realized why the staff had the persona they did. His cheerful demeanor, care, understanding, and professionalism served well to relax me. A large number of tests and photographs were taken to help determined a personal treatment plan for me."


"Thank you Dr. Deforno and staff, I find it hard to find the words to express how having gone to your office has changed my life. I used to hide my smile, it had been many years since I had gone to the dentist I have been phobic for many years. Living in fear and pain every day I came to a point that I was willing to lose all teeth or find a dentist. From the moment I called, I was clear about my phobia and I was treated with respect. Every person in the office was considerate, respectful and empathetic. I do not wake up in fear, no more dental pain, I can eat what I like, I can smile without reservation. I plan to make this the beginning of a life with regular dental care, thank you."


"I wanted to thank Dr. DeForno, Mandi, Jill and Kathy for taking such good care of me. I know most people dread going to the dentist, but I can say, that despite some discomfort, my experience in the office is always fun. This is what I call customer service. Once again, thank you for being so responsive to my tooth crisis."


"Awesome people, awesome facility and a fantastic doctor to boot! Everyone there worked hard to make sure my visit was not only productive to my dental health, but went out of their way to make sure I was very comfortable. At the end of it all, my abcess was taken care of and I walked out of the office pain free and it's been that way ever since. I can't tell you how much it means to me to be pain free when I left there. Thanks all of you!"


"Hi Dr. DeForno, I grew up in Thorndale and you were my dentist when I was growing up and until I moved to NJ in 1987. I spent a great deal of time in your office, since my teeth were late arriving and difficult at best...LOL I thought I'd share that during a recent conversation with a new dentist, the bridge that you put in when I was 18 was complimented by several people in his office (that was some...24 years ago - oh my goodness!)... Thanks for everything! I know it was about a million years ago, but I just wanted to thank you for everything!"


"Just wanted to say thank you to everyone for my excellent care at my last dental visit! Your wonderful efforts and the Nu Calm made my experience the best ever!"