Exceptional dental care in a relaxing environment
A welcoming neighborhood dental practice
A friendly and experienced dental team
We offer three convenient locations in the Philadelphia area
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 10am-3pm
- TUES 10am-3pm
- WED 10am-3pm
- Thu 10am-3pm
- Fri 10am-3pm
We choose excellence, not only in our practice, but also in the care of our patients. 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. Her vision was to create a relaxing and inviting space that prioritized patient care.
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 A has been featured on FOX29, CBS, PHL17 as well as Philadelphia Magazine as a Top Dentist!
Dr. Silen Balin has been part of the Rittenhouse Dentists team since 2013. She 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 joined our Pine Street office in 2014. She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Dentistry as a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS). She has done extensive clinical research at the National Institutes of Health in the Dental and Craniofacial department, as well as an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency program at Temple Kornberg School Dentistry in Philadelphia, PA. Along with preventative dental care, her concentrations include cosmetic dentistry, implants, Invisalign and Botox for TMD. 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. Sabrina Steffey joined Rittenhouse Dentists in 2016, she graduated from Indiana University with majors in Nutrition Science and Chemistry and then subsequently attended Indiana University School of Dentistry for her dental degree. Dr. Steffey is an active member of the American Dental Association, the Philadelphia County Dental Society and the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Steffey is certified in Invisalign treatment and practices all realms of restorative dentistry. Dr. Steffey is committed to patient comfort and positive treatment outcomes. It is important to her that her patient's feel informed as to not only what dental treatment they need but why. Patient education on dental disease and prevention is a big part of her practice. Dr. Steffey is always looking to stay up on the latest dental techniques and materials by taking continuing education courses in order to provide her patients with the best possible care.
Outside of work, Dr. Steffey enjoys traveling with her husband, taking her dog on walks and adventures, trying new restaurants and spending time with friends.
Dr Shimmie Steven Pesis DDS first joined our team in 2017, to help take care of our patients while our dentists took maternity time off to give birth and take care of their children. Since our team has been blessed with so many children, we brought Dr Pesis on permanently. His energy and passion for dentistry is contagious. He has a way of putting even the most anxious patients at ease with his charming sense of humor, his compassion and understanding and as a last resort, laughing gas. He will do whatever it takes to satisfy his patients and ensure that they receive the best possible treatment.
Prior to joining our team, Dr Shimmie worked in private practice in Center City Philadelphia; had the privilege of being the Clinical Advisor and staff dentist for the Penn Dental Faculty Practice at the University of Pennsylvania; and trained future dentists as a Clinical Associate in the Department of Preventive and Restorative Sciences for the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from The University of Michigan School of Dentistry before moving to Philadelphia to receive advanced training by attending the AEGD residency program at the Kornberg School of Dentistry at Temple University. He has advanced training in treating complex dental cases, including full mouth rehabilitation, implant dentistry, esthetic dentistry, Invisalign, dental anxiety and sleep medicine.
When Dr Shimmie is not at the office bonding with his patients, he enjoys traveling, fishing and surfing
Rudi is our office manager 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 10 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. Rudiâ€™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.
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.
Jamie has been part of our Rittenhouse Dentist's team since 2013. She started as a dental assistant at our Pine Street location and decided to further her education at Manor College with a degree in dental hygiene. Jamie is an essential part of our team and our lead hygienist at our Bryn Mawr location. Jamie moved from Harrisburg to Philadelphia in 2013. When she is not working she enjoys exploring the city of brotherly love!
Jen is a Philly native, she was born and raised in Havertown. Although new to our practice she has been a dental hygienist for 5 years. She graduated from Harcum College with an associate’s degree in Dental Hygiene. Jen comes from a very large family and loves interacting with people on a daily basis. She wants to help people understand the importance of dental health while also getting to know them. Jen enjoys making people feel comfortable during their cleanings by using a thorough but gentle approach. In her free time she enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.
Yuliya is our experienced dental hygienist at our Bala Cynwyd location. She graduated with honors from Harcum College in 2011, and brings to the office her enthusiasm to deliver the best care to our patients. Having also a Bachelor Degree in education, Yuliya`s passion is to stay current with the latest research in preventative oral health care, and to share that knowledge with her patients. Her professionalism and commitment makes her a valuable member of our dental team. Yuliya is bilingual in both English and Russian, and in her spare time she enjoys travelling and exploring the art scene of Philadelphia.
Gina is our outstanding dental assistant at our Bala Cynwyd location. She is a Philadelphia native and brings over 10 years of dental experience to our office. Gina trained at Stanford Brown institute in Trevose, PA for her dental assisting certification. Gina enjoys reading, spending time with her family, and enjoying the amazing restaurants Philadelphia has to offer.
Miranthi has been part of our RIttenhouse team since 2012. She is an essential team member and helps with everything including assisting doctors and keeping the office running smoothly. Miranthi enjoys spending her free time with her husband, children and two fur babies
Christy is our insurance coordinator at our Rittenhouse location. Christy grew up in New Jersey and joined our team a year ago. Her favorite thing about working in the dental field is helping patients leave with a big smile!
Asha is our dental assistant with 4 years of experience. She loves many things in dentistry but main thing she loves is the smile that patients leave the office with! During her free time, she enjoys reading, singing, shopping and spending precious time with her son. She is also studying for EFDA certificate to provide more advanced services to our patients!
Kelly is our friendly receptionist with 3 years of experience. She recently moved to Philadelphia from Beach Lake, PA. She enjoys being a dental receptionist because she gets to see all our patients with their bright smiles! During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and binge-watching Netflix shows!
Bliss is our dental assistant who is very sweet and caring. She was attracted to dentistry because she likes to help people and make them feel comfortable during dental procedures. She likes to spend time with her family and friends during the weekend to relax and refresh and is always up to learning something new!
Natalie is our newest dental hygienist at our Rittenhouse location. Natalie prides herself on educating patients on improving their oral health in a way that is custom to their personal needs, as well as making patients feel comfortable during treatment. In her free time, she enjoys doing Pilates, and eating at many different restaurants all over Philadelphia.
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.- Kristen R, Philadelphia
Like most people, the thought of going to the dentist filled me with dread. The antiseptic smells, the sharp tools that looked like they Medieval times are things that I imagined when I had to go to the dentist. But not any longer! Rittenhouse Dentists is a whole different experience. The casual elegance of the office is what first strikes you. You are greeted by smiling staff---they actually seem happy to be there. The doctors and dental hygienists are excellent practitioners but are also kind and treat you with respect. A great experience.- Gina D, Philadelphia
The hype is real. I came here on recommendation from my coworker. Very clean and professional office. Waiting room has cucumber water and Keurig coffees. Everyone is so friendly here, I was taken aback because it was just so unusual for Philadelphia. Whether it was the receptionists, doctors, or hygienists, they were all super accommodating.- Abraham K, 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.- Thomas M, Philadelphia
I absolutely love this place. They are so courteous and professional from the front desk to everyone in the back. I would recommend to anyone. I've been a patient for two years and I will not be going to any other dentist.- Larry A Philadelphia