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We are doctors Daniel C. West, Alessio G. Scott and Kyle J. Durante, and we'd like to personally invite you to explore what makes our practice unique and special.

About us.

Dr. Daniel C. West opened up his first dental practice in 1985 with his wife as his only employee. Over the years the practice has grown and is now located in New Holland. Dr. West and his team are excited to add Hempfield Dental Care to continue growing and serving the community. Hempfield Dental Care offers a full range of services, from non-mercury fillings to crowns to bridges to Invisalign 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 Lancaster County 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.

Meet the Doctors

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.

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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.

Video Testimonials

Our patients say.

"Best dental office ever! Everyone was VERY friendly and welcoming. The hygienist was very gentle, quick, and kind.  The dentist was personable and thorough. They even gave me a super cute welcome gift bag! I was very impressed and highly recommend this dental office."

Krista G.

“My first visit. Transferring after my dentist closed practice. Very welcoming and accommodating. Made my transition very smooth. Everyone was friendly and professional.”

Bob L.

“Quickly scheduled my husband for an issue with a tooth.  Ended up with an extraction.  Despite the discomfort he said it was the best experience he's ever had at a dentist."

Lynda C.

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