Gentle Dental of Shelby Township
4737 24 Mile Rd Suite 1, Shelby Township, MI 48316

5 Good Ways to Choose a Great Family Dentist


Are you trying to find a dentist and don’t know where to start? It doesn’t have to be hard to choose a family dentist, as long as you look for these traits you can trust.

  1. Upstanding Reputation

A well-respected reputation is the first thing to look for when you’re trying to find a dentist. You need to do your research on both the dentist and the practice. And the Web is where you will find the greatest amount of information in the least amount of time. Search for online reviews to see what patients and other dental professionals are saying about the dentist. Be sure to research many dentists to get a good comparison.

  1. Background

A dentist’s past can tell you a lot about their present and future work. State dental boards keep detailed records on all dental professionals and track every claim filed against a dentist. Take advantage of this resource by visiting the state board of dentistry website to fully review a dentist’s background. This will help you find a dentist you can trust.

  1. Visit the Office

To feel confident that you’ll be in good hands, you need to see with your own eyes. Interview different dentists to learn about the practice, policies, and procedures. Speak to the dentist and office staff about these factors to find a dentist who’s right for you.

    • The dentist’s education and training.
    • How long they’ve been in practice.
    • Specialties.
    • Office hours, appointment scheduling, and emergency care.
    • Policies regarding fees, payment plans, and insurance accepted, especially if you’re seeking an affordable dentist.
    • The staff’s experience with the practice and the dentist.
  1. Recommendations

Ask the people who care about you for recommendations about dental care. Talk to your family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers about their experiences with their family dentist. Their advice is priceless when you’re seeking an affordable dentist you can trust.

  1. Personal Needs

Every family dentist is different and every patient has different needs. Some people want fast and convenient appointments, so a large practice that can see many patients at once is ideal. Others are concerned about cost, so they need to find an affordable dentist who accepts insurance and payment plans. And some want a single-practitioner family dentist, so they should look for a practice that treats every patient like family.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Shelby Township, call Gentle Dental of Shelby Township today at (248) 721-4086 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Shelby Township. With 8 affiliated practices throughout Michigan, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental of Shelby Township, 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 Shelby Township.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
The entire staff was extremely friendly and professional. I was comfortable the whole time.
Rachel K.
Minimal waiting, friendly and knowledgable staff.
Kristie B.
The office staff is very friendly and I love my hygienist, Debi.
Lori D.
Everyone here was so extremely friendly and professional. Going to the dentist is not my favorite thing to do but they sure made it a great experience
Georgina K.
The staff was very nice and professional. Dr Torres was great and he was very informative and explained the procedures.
Margo M.
There are so many great reviews of this place and due to my skepticism, I was a little worried that they were fabricated but truly, they are not! I took my chances and went to the office to find that […]
Lauren B.
Very friendly!
Amanda P.
Staff is friendly and service great. Very professional
Paula G.
Debbie is very thorough.
Rita F.
The staff at Gentle Dental in Shelby Twp have been my dental professionals for over 20 years. The facility is extremely clean, the dentists are knowledgeable and friendly, Debi the dental hygienist […]
Michele C.
very nice and friendly. very good dentist and cleaning done for your teeth
Robert B.
My cleaning, x-rays and examination were all handled very professionally and efficiently, so I was done in less than one hour.
Thomas M.
Great care and they don’t push unnecessary products or treatments. Just like my old family Dentist. Highly recommend.
Kay B.
Very friendly and helpful staff.
Terrence W.
Debbie is an awesome hygienist. She is a passionate about her job and it shows in the results. Kate and Joslyn are awesome too. Keep up the good work GD Shelby.
Mark M.
Absolutely fantastic place. I feel lucky to have found it. Genuinely careing, friendly and all around cool staff. Makes going to the dreaded dentist a million times better. I’ve been putting off […]
Gage G.
Great dentist! First time there and I didn’t feel any pressured into anything. Great experience.
Katelyn M.
very friendly professional I would recommend to anyone of my friends or family
Pete V.
I had a small emergency they able to see me immediately they were all very friendly and helpful I had a small emergency been able to get me into your schedule immediately everyone was very helpful […]
Mike C.
This is the friendliness most caring office I have ever been to. The six staff members I encountered worked so well together and really seemed to enjoy working with one another, which made me feel so […]
Adam J.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
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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 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (248) 721-4086
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