Exceptional dental care in a relaxing environment
A welcoming neighborhood dental practice
Modern facilities with updated technology
A friendly and experienced dental team
We have two convenient locations in the City of Brotherly Love. One in the heart of the city off of Rittenhouse Square, and a main line location on City Line Ave.
1801 Pine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: (215) 545-8600
2 Bala Plaza Location
333 E. City Ave, Suite IL 43
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
Phone: (610) 664-6115
- mon 11am-7pm
- TUES 11am-7pm
- WED 9am-2pm
- Thu 11am-7pm
- Fri 9am-2pm
- Sat 10am-2pm
Our patients are at the heart of what we do. Your smile and total comfort are our number one priority, and we achieve that with excellent dentistry, cutting edge technology and 5 star service. Our team will guarantee that your experience at Rittenhouse Dentists is like no other; relaxing, luxurious and refreshing.
Dr. Shimma Abdulla founded Rittenhouse Dentists in 2011. Prioritizing patient comfort and customer service while providing outstanding care has always been the primary focus of the practice. Dr. Abdulla is a graduate of Temple University School of Dentistry. Dr. Abdulla is a proud member of the Pennsylvania Dental Association, American Dental Association, Philadelphia Study Club, American Academy of Facial Cosmetics and the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Abdulla is a Premier Preferred Invisalign provider, she has also completed post graduate certification in dental implants as well as in the administration of botox and dermal fillers.
Dr. Silen Balin graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) with a Double Major in Bio-Chemistry and Chemistry and received her dental degree from the New York University College of Dentistry. Prior to her career in dentistry, Dr. Balin worked as a bio-chemist, focusing on clinical research in the area of fertility drugs.Dr. Balin is a member of the American Dental Association and has received her certification in Invisalign (clear braces) and also specializes in permanent tooth replacement (dental implants)and restoratives. Dr. Balin is strongly committed to providing superior patient service as well as making each visit comfortable and pleasurable. She sees patients of all ages. She believes in educating her patients on the benefits of good oral hygiene, healthy nutrition, guiding their dental growth and development and helping them avoid future dental problems.
Dr. Preeti Kansal graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Dentistry as a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS). During her time at VCU, she served as a patient advocate and Vice President of her dental class. She has done extensive clinical research at the National Institutes of Health in the Dental and Craniofacial department. After graduating dental school she completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency program at Temple Kornberg School Dentistry in Philadelphia, PA with a concentration in cosmetic dentistry including implant restorations and Invisalign. She is an active member of the American Dental Association and the Pennsylvania Dental Association.
Dr. Kansal prides herself on quality comprehensive care and always takes the patient’s needs and wants as priority when developing a personalized treatment plan. She continues to advance her knowledge of the dental field through various continuing education programs and by staying up to date with today’s research in order to provide her patients with the best of care. Outside of the office, she enjoys traveling, cooking, and spending time with friends and family.
Dr. Meenachi Sellappan graduated with a doctor of dental surgery degree from the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine. She graduated as the valedictorian of her dental class and was inducted into the National Dental Honors Society (Omicron Kappa Upsilon). She has also received the award of Excellence in Restorative Dentistry.
Dr. Sellappan’s gentle nature, caring presence and attention to detail, makes her patients feel relaxed and confident. She is committed to helping you maintain healthy and great looking teeth and gums. Dr. Sellappan believes in creating a smile that reflects who you are, and one that enhances not only your teeth, but your self esteem.
Danielle is our office manager and with over seven years of dental experience she brings her attention to detail and superb customer service skills to Rittenhouse Dentists. Danielle helps the office run seamlessly, while ensuring the comfort and well being of our patients. She was born and raised in Upstate New York and attended Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York where she graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Sociology. Danielle found her way into the dental field working in a pediatric dental office, which she loved. In her free time she enjoys cooking and baking. She also enjoys spending time with her husband and her cute dog Hank.
Allison is our insurance and scheduling coordinator, and with over ten years of dental experience Allison helps our patients be seen at their appointed time by verifying all insurance information before their appointment. She started off as a dental assistant but enjoys interacting with patients as a receptionist. She is originally from Nebraska and is a huge fan of her state team the Cornhuskers! When she is not in the office she enjoys spending time with her son Stellan.
Rudi is our scheduling and patient coordinator at our Bala Cynwyd location. She fell in love with dentistry when she started her dental career working in a pediatric office. She has been in the dental field ever since and now has over 8 years of experience as an insurance and scheduling coordinator. Rudi was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA and attended John W. Hallahan High School in Center City Philadelphia. Rudi’s goal is to make every experience at Rittenhouse Dentists whether on the phone or in the office, one of the best dental experiences you have had. Rudi enjoys spending her time out of the office with friends and family and her dog Rhiley.
Susan is one of our outstanding dental hygienists. Her gentle and thorough care keeps her patients smiling. Your dental health is Susan's top priority. She is originally from South Jersey and has relocated to Philadelphia. Susan received her Bachelors degree in Psychology and graduated from the dental hygiene program at Harcum College. In her free time she enjoys spending time at the beach, attending Eagles and Phillies games and trying out all the wonderful restaurants Philadelphia has to offer.
Elise has been a dental hygienist for Rittenhouse Dentists since we started our practice in 2011. As a dental hygienist Elise's goal is to promote healthy smiles using gentle and modern techniques. She is a native of Scranton, PA and has lived in Philadelphia for the past two years. Elise received her dental hygiene license from Luzerne County Community College. She currently resides in the Art Museum area and enjoys biking on the Schuylkill River trail to work every day.
Amanda is an important member of our dental hygiene team, she received her dental hygiene degree from Community College of Philadelphia and also holds a Bachelors of Science in Human Development from Pennsylvania State University. Amanda's goal is to educate her patients on how to keep their teeth and gums healthy, while providing thorough gentle cleanings. She has lived in Philadelphia for six years, but is originally from Pittsburgh. In her free time Amanda enjoys running and spinning, she also enjoys boating and beach time with her family in South Florida.
Shantel is our dental assistant, and her hard work and enthusiasm is appreciated by patients and staff. Shantel graduated as an expanded function dental assistant (EFDA) from All State Career Institute. Shantel enjoys offering patients a complimentary warm parrafin hand wax treatment or the option of using video goggles during their dental appointment to ensure their comfort and relaxation. When she is not at work Shantel likes to shop and spend time with her friends and family.
Ana is an important member of our dental team. She went to Thompson Institute of Philadelphia for dental assisting program and graduated 2008. She has been assisting doctors for five years. Ana is bilingual and a fluent speaker of Spanish. During her free time Ana enjoys spending time with her family.
Kelley is our patient coordinator. She loves to help patients feel comfortable and confident with their smile. Kelley graduated from Thompson Institute for dental assisting in 2008. Kelley is our teeth whitening specialist and has brightened over a hundred smiles since she has been with Rittenhouse Dentists. Kelley has received extensive training assisting the doctors with Invisalign and implant cases. Kelley loves to bake and paint in her free time.
Jamie is the newest member of the Rittenhouse Dentists team. She is our dental assistant/scheduling coordinator. With over 4 years of dental assisting experience, Jamie always makes sure to provide a relaxed and comfortable environment to ensure that patients have a positive dental experience. She is also happy to help patients schedule upcoming appointments and answer any questions that they might have regarding their treatment needs. Jamie moved from Harrisburg to Philadelphia in 2013. When she is not working she enjoys exploring the city of brotherly love!
Read What Our Patients Are Saying
If you ever had a worry about going to the dentist, go here. You don't have to worry with them. I have had to go there several times in the past two months and every time I'm impressed with their kindness and ability to help make the experience as easy and painless as possible. I highly recommend.- Kristenr, Philadelphia
Very satisfied with the services, steril, organized, on time and accommodating. The cherry on the cake was the hot wax hand treatments and the movie while the procedure was being completed, loved it!!!- Effiek, Philadelphia
I am well aware that I am the worst patient for a dentist. I have a tiny mouth, easy gag reflex and just completely stress out. Yet I could not recommend Rittenhouse Dentists more than I already do! They are EXCELLENT! They make the experience the best possible and could not be kinder and more knowledgeable. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!- Madisona, Philadelphia
Always as nice and pleasant as a trip to a Dentist could be . Lets face it !!!! we all hate going to the Dentist . But friendly, happy, polite people make take a lot of the sting out of it.- Thomasm, Philadelphia
completed the procedure in advance time, due to my hectic schedule. Explanations step-by-step of the procedure Being conducted, very gentle hand for those who are needle phobics like me...very satisfied- Effiek, Philadelphia