Welcome to Garden Spot Dental Care, an essential part of the eastern Lancaster County medical/dental community since 1982!

About us

Dr. Daniel C. West opened up his first dental practice in Terre Hill with his wife as his only employee. After growing out of this Victorian home renovated into a dental office, the practice moved to New Holland across from Garden Spot High School in 1995. In 2017, the practice made its final move to the former Sportsman’s Shop location in the center of New Holland at 101 West MainStreet. After extensive renovations, we now are pleased to offer a state of the art, yet welcoming, dental office. In 2020, Dr. Alessio Scott joined the practice giving us access to added services and availability for patients who need early morning and evening visits. We are pleased to serve patients of all ages, from birth to age 103! Garden Spot Dental Care offers a full range of services, from non-mercury fillings to crowns to bridges to implants to oral surgery to root canals. Additionally, we offer a full range of oral hygiene and prevention services and cosmetic solutions such as smile whitening and veneers. Our mission is to provide optimal, ethical dental care in a pleasant, clean, and state of the art environment

Meet the Doctors


Dr. Daniel C. West has been practicing dentistry in the New Holland area since 1982. He received his B.S. degree in Biology, magna cum laude, from Eastern Nazarene College in Boston, MA. He then graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine in 1982. Prior to practicing dentistry, he performed research in anesthesiology at the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine. Dr. West has published papers in the field of anesthesia/pain control, as well as completing several surgical/hospital rotations. He has been a member of the faculty of the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Dental Medicine, where he has taught dental students in the Department of Restorative Dentistry. He has lectured internationally in medical and dental schools in Russia and Ukraine. Dr. West has been recognized by the American Dental Association for meritorious dental service to the medical community of Russia and Ukraine. The Academy of General Dentistry has awarded him the distinction of “Master”, the highest level of achievement a dentist can attain in the Academy. Additionally, Dr. West was the first dentist in Central Pennsylvania to be identified as a Master of the International College of Oral Implantologists and the International Academy of Mini Dental Implants. Dr. West is a graduate of the post-doctoral program in Dental Cosmetics and Aesthetics at New York University School of Dental Medicine, taught by the world renowned Dr. Larry Rosenthal, aesthetic dentist. Dr. West has been twice awarded the Outstanding Young Men of America distinction and is named in Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities, Who’s Who in Religion, Who’s Who Among Rising Young Americans, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in Science and Technology, and Who’s Who in Business and Technology. He is the former Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Eastern Nazarene College in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. West is very active in family and church activities. He and his family have resided in Lancaster County for over 40 years.

Alessio G. Scott, DMD

Dr. Scott has wanted to be a dentist since the 6th grade, when he first got braces. After earning his bachelor’s degree from Temple University, he attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in pursuit of a master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences. He then attended Temple University's Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry. Upon earning his dental degree, Dr. Scott was selected to be a General Practice Resident at the Corporal Michael J. Crescenz Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center in Philadelphia. Dr. Scott’s highest priority is to deliver the best care to each and every one of his patients. His multi-disciplinary residency program taught him everything from preparing and delivering customized treatment plans to advanced training in restorative, removable, endodontics, oral surgery and treatment of complex medical cases. In his free time, Dr. Scott enjoys spending time with his wife, Nichole, and his dog, Charlie. He also loves cycling, hiking and watching the Philadelphia 76ers.

Kyle J. Durante, DDS

Dr. Kyle J. Durante grew up in Lancaster, Pennsylvania before joining the United States Air Force at age 19. He spent four years in service as a dental assistant at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. After finishing his undergraduate degree, he attended Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry and earned a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. After graduation, Dr. Durante spent the next few years as an associate dentist in Richmond, Virginia.
Dr. Durante is a member of the American Dental Association and Pennsylvania Dental Association and enjoys learning about new technologies in the dental field.
He lives with his wife, Carley, an English teacher, daughter Isla, and dog Bentley in Lititz, PA. Dr. Durante enjoys running, reading, bicycling, and spending time with his family. He is currently learning how to play the guitar as a newfound way to relax. He and his wife are active in their church and enjoy serving in youth ministry.

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Garden Spot Dental Care Team

Our Patients Say

My husband and I go to this office for our teeth cleanings. We have a 5 minute drive to this new office location (was a 3 minute drive with the old location) and we are glad we chose this office. Not only do they accept our insurance, everyone's super nice and they always do a good job. We've been going for a couple of years now and this office always has a welcoming, friendly, positive atmosphere. Highly recommend this office!

- Jae J

Friendly staff, very professional and one of the most hygienic doctor's offices I've ever been in. Dr. West even took the time to explain all the procedures to me. Will go back!

- Marshall K.

Love Dr. West and his approach to dental care. My childhood dentist left me feeling very anxious about pain and discomfort during visits, but it all changed after Dr. West provided treatment. There was no pain during my filling(s) procedure. He is caring and helps the stress of a dental visit to disappear.

- Liz M

Very friendly staff. Have plans for no insurance.

- Sarah N.

Staff was efficient, knowledgeable, and timely. Everyone was friendly and dental care was given in a gentle, caring manner.

- E L.

Great and friendly service! Always feel comfortable and relaxed while the work is being done. After having a few other dentists in the past I am glad to have made the switch here!

- Steve R.