Gentle Dental of St. Clair Shores
26210 Harper Avenue, Suite 100, St. Clair Shores, MI 48081

Tips for Finding The Perfect Dentist

Dentist Selection

It is too often the case that people postpone going to the dentist simple because they have never found a practice where they have felt comfortable. Finding the right fit can require a bit of legwork, but it really is possible for everyone to identify affordable dentists who inspire the level of trust and confidence necessary for an enduring doctor-patient relationship. The advice that follows can show you how to find a dentist.

Finding qualified, affordable dentists in your area is much easier than you might think. The American Dental Association (ADA) has compiled a list of handy pointers: the first step is to ask your family members, friends, and colleagues for recommendations. You can also ask your physician or pharmacist for the names of dentists they know and respect. Contacting local or state dental societies can also be a good source for referrals.

It really does pay to make some comparisons among different practitioners before making a final choice. Because the goal is to establish a long-term relationship with your dentist, finding the right fit is critical. Ask questions about the dentist’s education, training, and participation in continuing education courses. Be sure to inquire about typical office hours, so you know you can fit routine visits into your schedule. You should also get an understanding of each dentist’s philosophy about preventive dentistry.

You need find a dentist that offers an office environment in which you are comfortable. Friendly, efficient professionals who are willing to answer questions are extremely important, particularly if you have anxiety about visiting the dentist. It is also important to consider the financial aspect of any potential relationship with a dentist. Therefore, you need to verify that the offices you are considering accept your dental insurance, are willing to offer payment plans when necessary and are willing to provide fee estimates for common procedures.

If you or your child requires a specialized approach, be sure to verify that any prospective office is able to accommodate them. By following these few simple steps, it really is possible to find a dentist in your area with whom you can build a lasting relationship.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in St. Clair Shores, call Gentle Dental of St. Clair Shores today at (248) 850-1809 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in St. Clair Shores. With 8 affiliated practices throughout Michigan, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental of St. Clair Shores, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Gentle Dental of St. Clair Shores.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Dr. Duan is an excellent dentist. I thank her for fixing a dental emergency so quickly a couple days ago. I have been going to this dentist office for a couple years now and everyone has been nice […]
Robert C.
Very gentle and thoroughly explained all the things going on with my teeth. Itemized all costs and explained why I needed certain services. Created a game plan with me instead of dictated a plan. […]
Angel H.
The staff really care about my kids’ dental health. They treat you like family. I’m so glad I started bringing them here.
Annemarie H.
Excellent patient care!
William N.
I always have the best dental experience here! They are the nicest and most friendly staff. I always walk out of Gentle Dental in St. Clair Shores with a smile on my face. :)
Lydia K.
Dr. Duan, Kathy … and the entire staff make you feel relaxed and confident in the fact that you are in the hands of true professionals that care about you.
John P.
Dr. Ascano and his entire staff are always so nice that I feel like I’m visiting with friends! They do a wonderful job and are very patient with my daughter. I highly recommend Gentle Dental on […]
Brad B.
They are so awesome! Very gentle and they made the experience very comfortable!
Ciara B.
Friendly and professional staff. And, they live up to their name.
Keith F.
Excellent staff. Very thoughtful and thorough. Made me feel welcome.
Charlotte S.
Staff was amazing in every way
Logan S.
I love Dr A and he takes great care of my whole family’s dental needs with a smile
Elicia S.
Dr. Duan Extracted my abscess molar yesterday. Hands down my favorite dentist experience yet. The staff is so friendly and likes to have fun, it really makes the experience a whole lot more bearable. […]
Scott C.
As always, had a great cleaning and check up at Gentle Dental. Sarah is the best!
Meagan L.
I gave a high score because I am treated well at this office. Everyone here is extremely nice from the very beginning. This is why I have come here for 10 years or so.
Lianna T.
friendly, professional but very homey feel in the office and the dentist is great!
Phillip L.
Dr Ascano and his dental assistant Donna are phenomenal. I spent many hours over a couple years getting a complete dental makeover with root canals, fillings replaced and a partial made. I no longer […]
Wendy A.
They were very polite. They take good care of you.
Crystal C.
Such an amazing staff all around. Kathy, Dr. Ascano and Dr. Duan are all so knowledgeable and kind. They made me feel so comfortable even though I was a pain to them and have a crazy fear of the […]
Allissa B.
I’ve been going to Dr. Ascano for years!!! He’s the best! I would NEVER entrust my teeth to anyone else. The staff is amazing, the office is always super clean, you’re greeted with “Hello” […]
Sonia A.
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We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

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Office Hours
  • Monday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (248) 850-1809
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