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Best Dentists in Holland

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Holland Dentists on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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291 West Lakewood Boulevard, Holland, MI 49424

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Phares Family Dentistry is a dental facility in Holland that specializes in enhancing and improving families' overall oral health and well-being. Dentists at Phares Family Dentistry focus on taking care of the teeth and gums using modern techniques and technology. They handle all aspects of general and cosmetic dental treatments, such as preventive care or implants, teeth whitening, and crowns. They also respond to dental emergencies, including knocked out, chipped, and moved teeth.

181 West 35th Street, Holland, MI 49423

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4.5 (8)
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5.0 (2)

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Serving Holland and nearby areas, Strikwerda Family Dentistry specializes in restorations, preventive care, and cosmetic dentistry. Some of the services it offers include dental exams and cleanings, tooth whitening, composite fillings, periodontal disease treatment, and root canal therapy. The staff of Strikwerda Family Dentistry uses advanced technologies like the dental anesthesia called, The Wand, and digital X-rays and imaging in their treatment of patients. Principal dentist Rich Strikwerda finished dentistry in 1982. He has experience working in a public health clinic in Jackson.

12316 Riley Street, Holland, MI 49424

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4.9 (190)
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5.0 (9)

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Lakeshore Dentistry & Implant Center serves the community of Holland with its dental needs. Patients visit the clinic for general dentistry, Invisalign, dentures, dental implants, root canals, periodontal therapy, prosthodontics, orthodontics, implants, and specialty treatments for people with dental implants. Dr. Ryan Lebster graduated from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, completed post-graduate courses including at the Misch International Implant Institute, and serves in leadership positions for the Michigan Dental Association and the Holland – Zeeland Dental Society. Dr. Lebster also founded RediDental: Emergency Services and donates his time to the needy as well. Bios are available for other team doctors, and the practice's hygienists boast over 50 years of combined experience.

540 Michigan Avenue, Holland, MI 49423

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5.0 (5)
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5.0 (2)

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Hilary M. Lane, DDS - Family Dentistry is a dental practice based in Holland. Since receiving her doctorate in dental surgery in 2004, Hilary has received advanced training in oral surgery, endodontics, and restorative dentistry. After years of providing service for private offices and non-profit health clinics, she started her own practice in Holland. Hilary provides general dental procedures, such as regular exams, cleanings, extractions, implant restorations, and fillings. The practice also provides oral cancer screenings and teeth whitening services.

FAQs

  • Introduction

    Dentists are medical professionals who diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions that occur with the teeth, oral mucosa, and disorders of the jaw, such as TMJ. There are several areas of dentistry that include orthodontics, pediatric, oral and maxillofacial surgery, and cosmetics.

    People visit the dentist for basic wellness check-ups and exams, dental treatments for issues such as gum disease and periodontitis, and restorative cosmetic procedures. Dentists help patients with various issues, ranging from filling cavities and straightening teeth with braces to tooth extractions and treatment for conditions such as bruxism, also known as teeth grinding.

    When left untreated, conditions such as cavities and damaged or cracked teeth can lead to abscesses and infections, and dentists help by treating and preventing further damage.
  • Is it safe to go to the dentist?

    It's safe to go to the dentist, even during the COVID-19 pandemic, thanks to the strict infection control guidelines that dentists have followed for many decades. At all times, dentists follow ADA and CDC protocols to ensure patient safety.

  • When should a baby go to the dentist?

    The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry advises parents to schedule the first dental visit within six months of the first tooth erupting and one year of age for all infants. Babies should also visit the dentist for emergencies, such as cracked or broken teeth.

  • Why does a child need sealants?

    Pediatric dental sealants are applied to the teeth to work as a barrier and provide protection from decay and bacteria. Sealants also work to prevent small food particles from settling in the grooves of the teeth, which can lead to the development of cavities.

  • Can you go to the dentist while pregnant?

    It's safe for women to continue with regular dental visits while pregnant. During pregnancy, hormonal changes can affect the gums and teeth, leading to inflammation and gingivitis. Regular cleanings and checkups can help keep hormonal dental issues at bay.

  • How do dentists pull teeth?

    Dentists pull teeth through simple and surgical extractions. Simple extractions are performed at the dentist's office with local anesthetic and forceps. Surgical removal is required for broken teeth and teeth that have not erupted, such as wisdom teeth. Surgical procedures require stronger anesthetic or sedation, and forceps are used to remove the teeth.

  • What kind of dentists are there? 

    There are seven primary areas of dentistry.

    1. General dentistry covers a wide scope, with procedures ranging from general exams and X-rays to deep cleanings and simple extractions.
    2. Pedodontists, or pediatric dentists, have a primary focus on infants and children.
    3. Orthodontists handle braces and other procedures that straighten the teeth.
    4. Periodontists treat the gums and structures that support the teeth, such as bone and ligaments.
    5. Endodontists perform dental pulp treatments, such as root canals.
    6. Oral pathologists, or oral surgeons, focus on surgical procedures that include wisdom teeth extraction and dental implants.
    7. Prosthodontists handle highly complex restorative dental procedures, including bridge and denture placements.