Stephen P. Howarth, D.M.D.

Stephen P. Howarth, JR., D.M.D.

Dare to have the smile
you've always wanted.

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Wallingford Station Family Dental
Wallingford, PA 19086

Your Trusted Dentist in Media, PA

Wallingford, PA dentists - Stephen P. Howarth, D.M.D. & Stephen P. Howarth, Jr., D.M.D.Ever since Dr. Willard Howarth founded our practice in 1948, Wallingford Station Family Dental has been serving the community for three generations. After Dr. Howarth's retirement, the practice is now run by his skilled son, Dr. Stephen P. Howarth, Sr., and his talented grandson, Dr. Stephen P. Howarth, Jr.! Our dentists have inherited Dr. Willard Howarth's passion for dentistry and love for crafting healthy smiles.

Voted as Philadelphia’s top doctor thirteen times, Dr. Howarth Sr. strives to provide families in Media, Wallingford, PA, Springfield, PASwarthmore, PA, and all the surrounding communities with the trusted dentistry and personalized care they deserve. Contact our compassionate staff today and schedule your appointment.


Excellent Dentistry in a Caring Environment

Outside shot of Wallingford Station Family DentalAt Wallingford Station Family Dental, listening is our greatest skill. Our team understands that every smile is beautifully unique. We listen carefully to your needs and build your customized treatment plan around it.

Preventive dentistry is the cornerstone upon which our practice was founded and developed. We consider your dental health an integral part of your plan for total health and take a whole-body approach when treating you, not just your teeth. We focus on proactively providing you with preventive services to avoid oral issues whenever possible. Our Media, PA, area dentists share great integrity and will only recommend necessary treatments to help you restore your oral health and smile’s appeal.

Our services include:

24/7 Emergency Services

Regardless of how good your oral hygiene is, you may still face a dental emergency. When that happens, we will be available to help relieve your pain. Outside our working hours, we have an answering service available 24/7. Just call our office number, and the answering service will connect you to our dentists. We will make sure to give you immediate instructions or instantly see you if it is urgent.

Oh, Yes! And About the Trains!



Yes, we’re near the train station, but our name really derives from Dr. Howarth’s love for model railroading and the layout, which circles the upper perimeter of our waiting room. Five trains and a cable car operate simultaneously in a choreographic display that astounds visitors. Usually, the trains run only during the holidays, but Dr. Howarth has been known to provide special viewings for enthusiasts.

A Once in A Lifetime Dental Experience

Our dentists value the relationships we’ve built with families and enjoy interacting with them. At Wallingford Station Family Dental, we believe that our long-term relationships have been forged through trust, cooperation, and mutual respect. We provide families with the highest quality dentistry.

Above all, we value integrity and will go the extra mile to provide you with work that we believe represents the highest level of our craft. Reach out to our friendly staff today and visit us for a comprehensive dental experience.


For the 13th year Dr. Howarth has been voted top Dentist in greater Philadelphia


Wallingford Station Family Dental
Dr. Howarth Sr. & Dr. Howarth Jr.
105 N. Providence Road
Wallingford, PA 19086
Phone: 610.566.7175
Fax: 610.891.6447

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One of the primary concerns people often have about dental braces is the aesthetic impact of the metalwork on their smile. Especially for adults, the prospect of wearing unattractive metal braces for long periods of time can be very discouraging.  Invisalign® offers an almost invisible aligning system that straightens teeth fast and contains no metal. Invisalign® treatment consists of a series of custom-made aligning trays.  The dentist changes the trays every several weeks to fit the new tooth configuration.  In addition to the reduced...

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Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction Syndrome (TMJ) is a common condition affecting a wide variety of people. TMJ is characterized by severe headaches, jaw pain of varying degrees, grinding teeth, and an intermittent ringing in the ears. The vast majority of TMJ sufferers are unaware that the root cause of these problems is something that a dentist can effectively treat. The symptoms of TMJ are debilitating and can greatly interfere with every day life. The comfort and general well being of the patient is at the heart of the dental practice,...

The word periodontal means “around the tooth”.  Periodontal disease attacks the gums and the bone that support the teeth.  Plaque is a sticky film of food debris, bacteria, and saliva.  If plaque is not removed, it turns into calculus (tartar).  When plaque and calculus are not removed, they begin to destroy the gums and bone.  Periodontal disease is characterized by red, swollen, and bleeding gums.Four out of five people have periodontal disease and don’t know it!  Most people are not aware of it because the disease is usually painless in the...

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Are amalgam (silver) fillings safe?

Over the years there has been some concern as to the safety of amalgam (silver) fillings.  An amalgam is a blend of copper, silver, tin and zinc, bound by elemental mercury.  Dentists have used this blended metal to fill teeth for more than 100 years.  The controversy is due to claims that the... ...Read More

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Porcelain veneers are very thin shells of tooth-shaped porcelain that are individually crafted to cover the fronts of teeth.  They are very durable and will not stain, making them a very popular solution for those seeking to restore or enhance the beauty of their smile. Veneers may be used to... ...Read More

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With many state-of-the-art dental treatments and prevention options available in dentistry today, there are fewer reasons for having to extract (remove) teeth.  When something does go wrong with a tooth, we try to do everything possible to restore the tooth to its original function.  Removing a... ...Read More

Most of us have fillings in our mouths that date back many years and some may have even been placed during our childhood. These fillings may now be old, dark, and unattractive, making us feel self-conscious when we smile, laugh, and talk. Old fillings are not only unattractive, they may also be... ...Read More

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Wallingford Station Family Dental
Drs. Howarth Sr., & Howarth Jr.
Creating Beautiful Smiles
Wallingford Dentist, Dr. Stephen Howarth is a dental professional dedicated to General, Family & Cosmetic Dentistry such as Dental Exams, Cleanings, X-rays, Fluoride, Dental Makeovers, Teeth Whitening, Veneers, Crowns, & more. Please come and visit Wallingford, PA dentist Stephen Howarth, DDS.

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