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
very friendly professional I would recommend to anyone of my friends or family
Pete V.
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.
friendly, professional employees, nice office,
Marie H.
Minimal waiting, friendly and knowledgable staff.
Kristie B.
The office staff is very friendly and I love my hygienist, Debi.
Lori D.
Friendly
James 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.
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.
Quick, efficient and does the best to accommodate my schedule.
Julie K.
Everyone that helped me was awesome. Friendly and caring. I would recommend highly. So glad i chose this office.
Jennifer S.
very nice and friendly. very good dentist and cleaning done for your teeth
Robert B.
They are super nice and very gentel I hate going to the dentist but felt secure here. It’s great they are open late a couple nights a week so my husband can go and doesn’t have to take off of […]
Ladeana S.
Everyone is friendly and the service is superb.
Diane W.
I love it there the workers there are very nice and helpful.
Danuel S.
My 4th time here and again a very comfortable and positive experience. All the staff seems very caring and accommodating about my needs and concerns. I have and will continue to refer this office to […]
Jim C.
I drive an extra 20 minutes out of my way to come here. Debi did a great job on my normally sensitive teeth and gums. She always takes her time and truly lives up to the “Gentle Dentle” name. […]
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hygentist & dentist both were concered for the best p ossible outcomes for me
Harold P.
Excellent care and treatment! Staff is amazing and always so friendly. My family has been coming here for years!
Joshua B.
Debbie was amazing. She is nice and made my day. It was my first cleaning in this office and she did a great job. I look forward to seeing her again in the future. Thanks Debbie.
Ionut P.
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.
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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