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Sara Wheeler

Oct 12, 2019

I was terrified of the dentist until I came here. Because of the team there (especially my hygienist Rebecca) I will not go anywhere else. They changed everything for me. If I could give them 10 stars I would.

Christopher miller

Sep 18, 2019

The appointment was excellent and they took good care of me. I really appreciate it

Nadine Alloway

Sep 12, 2019

Everyone was very thoughtful and knowledgeable in every way!

EVP Mediums

Aug 27, 2019

Wonderful experience. Very professional and caring.

THE MIBLIFE

Aug 24, 2018

you know how you keep a 5 star rating? be as cool as doctor Shawn and his merry band of awesome teeth lovers.

Luis Enrique

May 26, 2018

Real comfortable atmosphere and everyone is super friendly. They let you know everything that’s going on and every potential treatment plan to give you the healthiest smile

Sharen Bennington

May 24, 2018

Great dental office, started going to Merit Dental a couple years ago, after trying to find a good dentist, I went to Merit and have been going back ever since. Great staff, aren't pushy with you having to get procedures, gives you options. Now most of my family goes there! Looking for a dentist this the place to go!

bonni metelsky

May 01, 2018

Tracey Pritchard

Feb 17, 2018

Great appointment today. Dr. Baranek is very caring. Got a temporary crown today. She made sure I knew each step, asked if I needed breaks, very gentle. Highly recommend her! Made my dental visit a pleasant event! Thanks!!!

Mike H

Jan 17, 2018

I'm retired without Dental insurance. Merit offered a great initial service package for exam, full x-rays and cleaning in my first appointment on 3-January.. All elements of their service was of highest quality and detail: cleaning, dentist's exam and x-rays. Ashley even mentioned Merit is looking into a dental discount program for uninsured customers at a nominal annual cost. It was mentioned that program might be available as soon as late March, so I am very interest in that Merit option, when available for my wife and myself.

Diane Weber

Dec 20, 2017

First let me say I am not a fan of the Dentist as I am sure many are not but I can tell you with the service and the education on good dental hygiene I received from Merit Dental I am a regular maintenance and repair patient. They are very accommodating and are sincerely concerned with your well being. I have had to visit them on both an emergency visit and preventive maintenance visit and every time they have made me feel like I was their only client at that time. They make you feel like family. Diane Weber

Anthony Parrotta

Aug 15, 2017

I was in between jobs and insurance co. when I got this horrible toothache. a lot of dentists wouldn't even see me because I had no insurance. Merit told me that they could see me that same day. I'm glad I went there the whole staff from the girls at the front desk to dentist himself were super friendly. Dr. Shaughnessy went over all my options and took care of the problem right away. I highly recommend this place to anyone who needs a dentist!

Jerry Homola

Jun 21, 2017

Great location. Friendly people. Clean office. Great service. Great dental care. What else do you need?

Patty Balawender

Jun 21, 2017

My husband and I were looking for a new dentist and got a flyer in the mail from Merit Dental. We decided to give them a try and we were both very pleased. Polite, caring, professional staff!

Christie Smith

Apr 27, 2017

I am so impressed with this dentist office! All the staff are super friendly and did not make me feel even the slightest bit self conscious even with all the work I needed done. Dr. Matt Shaughnessy thoroughly explained everything recommended various options for a dental plan and the associated costs. The woman at the front desk was very knowledgeable and able to break up my dental plan procedures to maximize my insurance. I am so happy I came here and would recommend this dentist to everyone in Lorain County!

Ellen W

Mar 02, 2017

I appreciate a kind dentist. First they are knowledgeable and capable , but then they are also kind. I highly recommend them. They have done right by my dental care.

Ronald Mantini

Dec 30, 2016

I have been going to the Lorain office for many years and have always been satisfied with both the hygienists and the dentists I have had. The other thing that is important is the appointment time - never had to wait more than 5 minutes to be treated.

8reynard

Dec 21, 2016

Not too many people can say they are ok with going to the dentist but I can. I feel they take exceptional care of my teeth and do a great job explaining what to expect. I am in the service industry and take great pride in the service my business offers and when I look at the care given by Merit Dental I can definitely say they hold the same standards that I do, they truly care about their patients.

Jake Young

Jun 08, 2016

Always a great experience. I look forward to going to the dentist.

Becky Edman

Mar 17, 2016

My first experience with Merit Dental was great! The staff is very nice, the hygentist was very thourough and the dentist is terriffic! I'm glad I chose Merit Dental for all my families dental needs.

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Welcome to Merit Dental
Lorain, OH!

It is our pleasure to partner with you in your dental care. Whether you are a new patient or already part of our family, Merit Dental Lorain offers a wide range of general dental services, cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry for adults and children.

We accept most insurance and offer new patient specials. If you have any questions, please give us a call.

Dental Services

We are trained in the latest advances in dental treatment and are empowered to focus on the best care for you and your family. Our services include:

Accepted Insurance

Merit Dental accepts a wide range of dental insurance plans*, including plans from:

  • Careington Platinum
  • Delta Premier
  • MetLife
  • Superior Dental
  • Tricare – ADDP

*This is not a comprehensive list, and is subject to change. Please contact your insurance provider to verify coverage and acceptance.

New Patient Offers

Please print out one of the offers below and bring it with you on your first visit to redeem.

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$89

New Adult Patient

exam, cleaning & x-rays

Regularly $236 - $363

$49

New Child Patient

exam, cleaning & x-rays

Regularly $170 - $258

New patients only. Cannot be used with insurance, state or federal programs, or combined with other offers. If gum disease is present, offer limited to exam and x-ray. Child patient offer for ages 12 and under. Limited time only.

FREE

Electric Toothbrush

Following exam & x-rays

New patients who make an appointment at Midwest Dental will get a free electric toothbrush at their first visit following exam & x-rays. Cannot be used with federal or state programs or combined with other offers. Limit one offer per person. Product value up to $20. While supplies last.

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About Our Dentists

Dr. Elizabeth BaranekDr. Matthew Shaughnessy

About
Our Dentist

Dr. Elizabeth Baranek

Dr. Elizabeth Baranek

  • Area of Practice: General Dentistry
  • Education: Miami (OH) University - BS in Zoology
    Ohio State University - College of Dentistry, DDS
  • Advanced Training: Invisalign certified
  • Memberships: American Dental Association
    Ohio Dental Association
    Wisconsin Dental Association
    Academy of General Dentistry
  • Interests: She enjoys traveling, reading, working out, spending time with friends and family, and watching Pittsburgh Steelers football.
  • Personal Statement: "I love the progression of successful dentistry, from treating disease and rehabilitation, to preventing further issues and maintaining a beautiful smile. Each person who takes a seat in my chair will be treated like family so that we can accomplish that individualized progression comfortably and personally."
Dr. Elizabeth BaranekDr. Matthew Shaughnessy

About
Our Dentist

Dr. Matthew Shaughnessy

Dr. Matthew Shaughnessy

  • Area of Practice: General Dentistry
  • Education: Case Western Reserve University
    Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine - DMD
  • Advanced Training: Invisalign Orthodontics, General Practice Residency
  • Memberships: Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Pankey Institute Alumnus
    Fellow of Academy of General Dentistry
  • Interests: Dr. Shaughnessy enjoys traveling, fitness, sports, hiking and camping.
  • Personal Statement: "I enjoy treating my patients with the same attention and respect I give my family, ensuring each and every person receives comfortable, gentle and timely dental care. If I wouldn't recommend the procedure for my mom or dad, I'm not going to recommend it for you."

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