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
I was referred by a friend of mine to a good Gental Dental of Westland specially to see Dr. Kothari, I am very pleased to announce that I really got an excellent service by all employees and the […]
Kandarp T.
Love the staff and their professionalism
Jullian C.
Very clean and respectful
Brittney M.
They were very fast, and caring and very gentle when they pulled out my tooth
Breanna H.
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.
I was in and out before my appointment time. That’s some awesome service.
Alan C.
Everyone was very friendly and took good care of my kids.
Ethan W.
Friendly and positive atmosphere from front to back.
Rhanai G.
Tammy made me feel more comfortable she’s beautiful
KEIAUHN M.
I like how they treat my son
David O.
Very friendly staff made me feel comfortable and relaxed due to me being nervous overall geret dentist
Sherrita C.
Always willing to work with you. Service was excellent and staff was friendly!
Mikel F.
The staff were very friendly and helpful. Dr. Carpenter took really good good care of me during my procedure which was a long and hard one. I didn’t feel one bit of pain. Not even when he was […]
Deborah G.
Best ever nicest people i needed a emergency tooth extraction and they did it right away i will recommend everyone i know!!
Stephanie N.
Gentle Dental is the perfect name for this office. Thank you Frances Ashley Marilyn Ronnie and the rest of the staff that take their time with their patients. Loving and warm environment.
David M.
Dr. Erickson and Tamika have amazing bed side manor. I have insanely high anxiety and had to have a wisdom tooth pulled and 2 fillings. It was painless and pleasant having those two by my side to […]
Miranda K.
I love how April takes her time to understand each patient needs to make everyone comfortable, my daughter has special needs and April was very patient with her. I bring all 3 of my daughters to her. […]
Londyn A.
The entire staff is very friendly and polite , the ladies up front are AWESOME , The Hygienist is very gentle and personable and does a great job .
JASON B.
I love this place , they have great customer service and April is so awesome,and Ashley , Lindsay is great , Renee , Tammy , Arron, I love this team. Yeah baby .
Kisha V.
I’ve never actually felt like I had a family dentist until we started coming here three years ago. They are great with my girls and make sure I know exactly what our insurance covers. […]
Dana T.
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
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  • Phone: (734) 329-5284
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