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

Selecting the Perfect Dentist

Dentist Selection

Your oral health affects your confidence and even you general health, so finding the right dentist for you and your family is important. However, it can be confusing if you don’t know where to start. Thousands of affordable dentists across the country are accepting new patients. Some have specialized experience that you may need. Others may not accept your insurance plan. The one you think is perfect might not have office hours that will work with your schedule. The many variables can make selecting a dentist a daunting task.

Here are a few tips that can make sifting through the many options in your area a little easier:

Determine Your Dental Needs. First, be aware that dentists whose titles designate them as doctors of dental surgery (DDS) and those who are known as doctors of dental medicine (DMD) have the exact same qualifications and training. A general dentist may also be known as a cosmetic dentist or family dentist, but these titles do not reflect recognized dental specialties. In most cases, symptoms like toothache, jaw pain, bleeding gums, injury, or tooth decay do not require a specialist’s care. A general dentist can assess your needs after a comprehensive exam, and offer a referral if needed. A general dentist may also be qualified to perform treatments like wisdom tooth extractions and restorative procedures that specialists also perform.

Ask the Right Questions. Before making a final selection, ask prospective dentists the following five questions:

  1. What type of education, training, and experience do you have?
  2. How do you handle after-hours or weekend emergencies?
  3. What types of sedation options do you offer?
  4. What advanced technologies or equipment do you use?
  5. What insurance plans do you accept?

Identify Your Local Dental Resources. For information about local dental clinics and dentists, check with your local dental associations and read online reviews. You can also ask friends, coworkers, and neighbors for recommendations.

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
Nice people , friendly and helpful.
Bill B.
Everybody’s polite and it sound like nobody’s out there to get your money Plus it’s close to my house and I will recommend this place
Zef L.
Very professional, helpful, and kind especially since I am not very good at handling the dentist
Meagan J.
Great service
Camilla S.
friendly, professional employees, nice office,
Marie H.
Great care and advice from my hygienist, Debi Winkler. She is such an inspiration.
Victoria G.
Very friendly!
Amanda P.
Quick, efficient and does the best to accommodate my schedule.
Julie K.
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.
The staff is very friendly , they genuinely seem to care about you as a person. The dentist is very gentle , calming and does a great job.
Carolyn S.
I’ve been coming here for quite a few years and feel like they really care about my health and understand my fears about any pain I might be feeling.
Cynthia M.
I had not been to dentist in eight years because of bad experience somewhere else. I finally bit the bullet and made an appointment at gentle dental in Shelby. I feared that it had been so long I […]
Joshua B.
Very friendly and helpful staff.
Terrence W.
Everyone that helped me was awesome. Friendly and caring. I would recommend highly. So glad i chose this office.
Jennifer S.
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.
Debbie is very thorough.
Rita F.
Minimal waiting, friendly and knowledgable staff.
Kristie B.
Debi is the sweetest! She always makes my teeth super clean and puts a smile on my face :) I relocated to Florida and when I come back to see family I make sure to get my teeth cleaned here rather […]
Michelle M.
My cleaning, x-rays and examination were all handled very professionally and efficiently, so I was done in less than one hour.
Thomas M.
Dr. STEFFENS is great ! She took her time in explaining the procedure that she was performing and did a excellent job. Deborah, the Hygienist is fantastic ! as well . The entire staff at the office […]
Michael S.
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
Get in touch:
  • Phone: (248) 721-4086
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