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
The Dentist Dr. Duan, dental assistance Chulae, and hyg. Sam were excellent.
Caracakeco J.
Excellent experience getting my teeth cleaned. The office is very clean and professional. Hygienist Sam was fantastic -very thorough, efficient, friendly and communicative. Would highly recommend!
Kristina B.
Friendly on time with appointment good service thanks
Bunny P.
Service all the way around what’s great first-time customer will be back
David Y.
Dr. Ray Ascano is the best dentist I have ever had and a really nice guy. He has done A LOT of work on my teeth and it has been about as painless as you can get. Highly recommend you choose this […]
Mike 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.
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.
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.
As always, had a great cleaning and check up at Gentle Dental. Sarah is the best!
Meagan L.
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.
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.
It’s deserved. Great atmosphere, fabulous staff, and personal approach assure a relaxed experience.
John P.
I received excellent service!
Christine Y.
I recently switched to this office and couldn’t be happier. Dr. Delgado is very personable, professional, and thorough. The staff is also very friendly and helpful.
Jamie L.
Overall great staff, dentists, and experience
Nicole C.
Staff was amazing in every way
Logan S.
Staff is very friendly and professional. I was seen very quickly and everything was explained before the procedure.
Dianna K.
Awesome staff…from the doctors to the hygienists to the assistants to the front desk! They’re flexible, kind, and make you feel comfortable while providing great service. I bring my baby with me […]
Erin E.
Great atmosphere, the staff and dentists were extremely nice and helpful….They are really funny too ….I have my reservation about going to the dentist, but not anymore!!! They are the epitome of […]
MRS E.
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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 - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 9:00 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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