Gentle Dental of Westland
825 S Wayne Road, Westland, MI 48186

5 Simple Steps for Finding a Dentist

Dentist Selection

Affordable dentists help millions of people keep their beautiful smiles throughout life. The dental patients with the healthiest teeth are the ones who have a good relationship with their dentist, and keep their scheduled appointments. If you have relocated and don’t have any local friends or family, it can be difficult to determine which local dentists in Westland can best meet your needs. You may only need a family or general dentist, or you may require a specialist such as an orthodontist or an oral surgeon. Whatever your dental needs are, the following five steps can help you locate a great dentist anywhere. Finding a dentist in Westland who you trust may take a little homework, but the following five steps can help in your search:

  1. Family members, friends, neighbors, and coworkers can often recommend affordable dentists who have given them great care. If you don’t know anyone in the area, ask healthcare professionals like doctors, nurses, and pharmacists for advice. You can also consult local dental societies.
  2. Search the Internet to find local dentists, their websites, and reviews their patients have written about them. You can use resources like the online Yellow Pages or review sites like Angie’s List. Avoid choosing dentists with unusually low prices or multiple negative reviews.
  3. After you’ve narrowed your choices to a few local dentists in Westland, schedule a face-to-face consultation with each to learn more. During your visits, ask the dentists important questions, such as what types of advanced technologies they use, how they handle weekend emergencies, and what types of payment options are available.
  4. When you find a reputable dentist who seems to be the right fit, schedule an appointment. At your first exam, pay attention to how the dentist behaves. Observe the condition of the clinic’s equipment and work areas. Good dentists will explain your condition in detail and offer you specific recommendations for treating current problems and preventing future ones.
  5. Evaluate your experience after any required dental work is complete.  Did you receive courteous, gentle treatment from all members of the dental team? Did the dentist explain what was happening during the procedure? Was pain control adequate? If your comfort level was high, and you have few or no preventable complications, you’ve found a dentist who cares about your smile.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Westland, call Gentle Dental of Westland today at (734) 329-5284 or make an appointment.

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

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
My experience with ashley and Dr gatari was awesome and don’t have anything bad to say.i had a extraction done without any pain in my mouth and my wallet.thanks all of you and see you soon.
Tim E.
Dr and assistant were excellent!
Kelly D.
Very clean and respectful
Brittney M.
My hygienist Marilyn is very personal. She made me feel comfortable. She was very thorough in explaining my treatment plan. You can tell that she really enjoys her job. I would definitely recommend […]
Keseanda R.
Best ever nicest people i needed a emergency tooth extraction and they did it right away i will recommend everyone i know!!
Stephanie N.
April is the best hygienist I’ve ever had. She’s the best. My teeth feel great. Thank you April
Cheryl R.
Dr Carpenter and his assistants are the best. Im a big big cry baby due to childhood dentist horror and they took care of me. Thanks everyone on today’s visit, Marilyn too!
Antionice H.
They are just a great office and take good care of you.
Sandra O.
The employees are all professional and polite. I had started to get my teeth fixed with a fear of the dentist, my visits to gentle Dental have defeated that fear and has even created an interest in […]
Bill D.
The dental hygienist was so nice .
Kylie H.
This is a nice place to go 4real, everybody was nice and pleasant plus made me feel like family. That made my day getting my teeth cleaned and not feeling pain because the dentist had me listening to […]
L W.
Very nice staff and I love my dentures.
Kim M.
They did a great job on my cleaning…one of the hygienist there was very polite and gentle with the deep cleaning, I had no discomfort whatsoever. And she explained all the home cleaning steps […]
Shawn H.
They were very fast, and caring and very gentle when they pulled out my tooth
Breanna H.
Friendly people.
Simon D.
Very professional and kind.
Barbara M.
Love the staff
Erika C.
Very attentive staff, friendly dentist and quick service.
Phil S.
I really have a fear of dentist offices. Here tho i felt comfortable and relaxed. Can honestly say I’m looking forward to coming back.
De'Juan W.
The staff was so polite and caring, Dr. Carpenter was very one on one with me and explained what was happening in my mouth and his recommendations were understandable and to the point.
Kathleen M.
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 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
Get in touch:
  • Phone: (734) 329-5284
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