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.

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Patient Reviews
Excellent patient care!
William N.
It took me over 20years to get to the dentist. If I would have known Dr. Ascano was out there I would have gone sooner. From the very first visit he took all my fears away and made me feel […]
Sandra M.
I never thought that I can say that about dental office but I love this place
Jerzy K.
It was fast I didn’t have to wait service was great
Gerald L.
This dentist office is the best !! Cheryl is the reason I keep coming back and I will not move out of State because of her !! Being a military wife we move around a lot and I will always come to this […]
Debi S.
Dr. Ascano is very caring and personable. He really makes a point to get to know his patients. The staff at Gentle Dental are VERY helpful too!
Satyra J.
Every reason under the sun! Too many to list! The greatest dental office in the world! Caring, sweet, honest, professional, wise, trustworthy, the best bedside manner in the country, top notch, if I […]
Jamie N.
My children and I all go to Gentle Dental, the staff is amazing, the dentists are very kind and… Well, gentle. I dealt with a lot of trauma around dentists growing up and hadn’t been to a […]
Dayna B.
Always so professional yet kind and patient with someone who loathes dental work. I highly recommend Dr. Ascano and his staff.
Jennifer T.
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.
Best experience I’ve had at a dentist. I’ve always been afraid of dentist visits. I was very nervous to have 3 wisdom teeth pulled but my dentist, Dr. Duan, was very nice and supportive. […]
Brian U.
I have been coming to this office for many years the staff Carol is wonderful , my Dentist is amazing. Flexible hours and great customer service.
Donna B.
Amazing office!! They are very patient and offer so much support for the children
LaToya T.
I was referred here by family and I’m very happy I decided to come here! Dr. Duan is such a sweetheart and her team is amazing as well. After having a HORRIBLE experience with my previous […]
Ashley G.
Staff was amazing in every way
Logan S.
Good service, fast service friendly office
Ebony O.
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.
They were friendly and helpful.
Jasmen B.
Super friendly staff from top to bottom.
Mary M.
This was my first time visiting this Dental office. The staff and Dr. Was great. Dr. Ray was awesome with explaining what was going on with my teeth and why I was having the pain. Ms. Donna was the […]
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Office Hours
  • Monday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Friday 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (248) 850-1809
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