4.9
28 Reviews

Carmen Romberger

Sep 18, 2019

Very patient with my daughter who has never had a good experience at the dentist. Patient, professional, positive and thorough.

Matt G

Aug 15, 2019

I’ve never looked forward going to the dentist. Always drew a straight line between anxiety an getting my teeth worked on ever since I was a kid. Until I had the pleasure of meeting the wonderful staff and Doctor Nick. They took great care of me as a person, and with my teeth. For that I can say happily, I finally look forward going to the dentist. As long as it’s Merit. 😁

Rita Reinard

Jul 30, 2019

Dr Nick and all staff are very very accommodating to my dental needs and I would recommend them to anyone seeking a friendly dental office..yes and the girls at the desk where you check in and out are super nice and friendly

Parren Gottshall

Jun 21, 2019

I don't usually write reviews.......... However, Dr. Nick and his staff deserve a few words of praise for the high level of excellence that they demonstrated to me during three recent visits. From the initial cleaning, X-rays, and exam, to several needed repairs, to an old crown replacement, I felt that I was absolutely in the hands of the finest, and most caring group of Dental Professionals that I have ever met............... I am sooooo pleased to have found you. Merit Dental............... You have this customer for life!!!

Ely Wha

May 12, 2019

The staff at Merit Dental is phenomenal! I was looking for a new dentist and I found a great and caring staff. Dr. Nick is wonderful and takes the time to answer all your questions. The front office staff Melissa and Jessica are also wonderful with insurance concerns, scheduling appointments and a warm welcome when you arrive! The dental assistants are very thorough with their work as well as very personable. Special thank you to Dr. Nick, Tina and Kassidy for their help and reassurance with my dental work. I can now smile with confidence because of them! Highly recommend this group to anyone looking for a wonderful dentist and dental staff. I’ll be moving hours away from this practice, but I hope to continue using them for my regular dental visits! Thank you!!!

Damion Stoner

Mar 25, 2019

Staff is very welcoming and always the most friendliest. I used to dread going to any dentist but since I started going here it’s made me feel comfortable going and motivated me to take much better care of teeth! Dr. Nick really knows what he’s doing and has completely helped me eliminate the constant tooth aches I used to get.

Barbara Jeckering

Feb 08, 2019

The best Dr I have ever had, Dr Nick is awesome.... he has taken away my life long fear of going to the dentist!! Great staff, very professional and fun!

Rob Wilinski

Jan 26, 2019

Great first time office experience. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff helped us feel comfortable as new patients who had not seen a dentist in some time. My wife, Debbie has been telling family members and friends all about the great experience she had at the dentist! We had no dental insurance, but we were provided a coupon that helped with the charges for both the initial exam, which included a set of full mouth x-rays and an extensive cleaning and fluoride treatment! We both agree it was a great decision to begin our relationship with Dr. Nick Hartranft and his staff. We look forward to continuing that relationship into the future.

K Pennington

Jan 03, 2019

Great staff very friendly. The experience was wonderful, and painless. My new overlay on my tooth is beautiful!

Chris Lancaster

Sep 28, 2018

I would recommend anyone and everyone to the Merit Dental location in Shamokin Dam! The young lady at the reception desk was very pleasant and greeted me by my name properly as I walked in the door. After being flattered and kindly welcomed to the office, I was directed to their very nice sitting are. The waiting room is very clean and tidy. Then I met the young dental hygienist who was an abesolute doll. She had all the patience in the world and was very careful yet thorough! You can instantly tell her kind heart and passion for her work. I only met the doctor briefly, young man- freshly graduated, but had a kind voice. He had a grand amount of matureness which was impressive. If it wasn’t for taking a new position and moving, I would have never of left.

Shannon Rosini

Jul 20, 2018

Great dentist and staffing. Dr. Nick is very gentle and takes the time to talk with his patients on any concerns. His assistant Kim is a wonderful part of the team as well. Best place I have ever been too.

Debora Rogers

Jul 04, 2018

I highly recommend Dr Nick and his fantastic staff of awesome, caring,friendly and gentle people. It's totally pain free. I actually like going to the dentist now.

Brenda

May 22, 2018

No pain dentist who listens to his patients. Provides care that I need without "scaring" me into unneeded services! Finally, a good dentist in Sunbury!

Paul Parowski

Mar 14, 2018

Saw 'Dr. Nick' for the second time yesterday on an 'emergency' appointment. Great dentist! My first appointment was for a 'cap' (visit yesterday was unrelated). The atmosphere of the office hasn't changed with the changing of dentists. Still the same great place to come to have your teeth fixed or cleaned. And the staff is as friendly as ever.

Peggy Walker

Feb 07, 2018

I have been going to this dental office for over15 years. Everyone is so efficient and friendly. Sheree is a wonderful hygenist.

Sharon Lusby

Aug 24, 2017

I have put off going to the Dentist for many years. Yes, I have some issues that need corrected, but, I'm no longer scared. I'm looking forward to healthy teeth and a great smile. I'm so thankful for Merit Dental!

Art Bowen

Apr 26, 2017

My experience at Merit Dental is the same as my previous experience with Dr. Lazur: Friendly, efficient and on time. The new upgrades in the office are welcome and visual for the patient.

Alicia Gemberling

Mar 15, 2017

My name is Jeffrey Gemberling. After over a dozen visits, I have never had the personal attention and friendless that I have come to expect and appreciate than I have here. Dr. Nick spends time and explains each detail with great understanding. His staff is both professional and go above and beyond to educate me through my process. I even take my 4 year old with me each visit and she looks forward to seeing all the same faces and know by name. No other dental facility comes close to this team. We love them.

Joanna Wert

Nov 30, 2016

Today was the first time I've been to the dentist since Dr. Lazur retired. My appointment was for 12:30. The receptionist told me they had just taken in the 11:00. Nice of her to let me know, but why wasn't I called before I made the 25 minute trip?

Michael Geiswhite

Nov 11, 2016

I enjoy going to the dentist, and my children are learning to enjoy it as well. Dr. Nick is great with my boys! Sheree is the best dental hygienist around! --Erin Geiswhite

Greg Freed

Sep 28, 2016

The best dentist ever. Dr. Lazur was the most thorough dentist I ever had. Dr. Nick will be a good dentist also. The supporting staff is superb.

Mary Snook

Jul 20, 2016

To me, this is definitely the most experienced dental office in the area. I have been going there for 40 years and am proud to say that I finally found a dentist that I trust. Dr. Lazur was super and brought me through all of my fears and built a wonderful relationship with each other. I trusted him with his replacement with Dr. Nick who I know will follow in his foot steps. Everyone at Merit Dental is super and caring. I highly recommend anyone looking for a dentist to go there. I won't go anywhere else and thanks to them, I still have my own teeth. Thank you Merit Dental and staff.

Kerri Sechman

Jul 16, 2016

Excellent Dentist and hygenists and staff! Dr Nick is a kind, gentle, knowledgeable Dentist who makes you feel comfortable! Dr Lazur is one of a kind man and Dentist, I see the same in Dr Nick! RECOMMEND HIGHLY! One thing...WIFI for patients as they wait PLEASE!!!!!!

Ryan Keefer

Jun 22, 2016

Mary Rose

Apr 28, 2016

I have a lot of respect for Dr Lazur's skills and am sorry to see him retire, although he very much deserves to. As my dentist, he was extremely caring and conscientious about what certain procedures would cost. I had my first visit with Merit Dental this month, just after Dr Lazur retired and was very pleased with the services I received. I hope to continue going there, even though it is a 1.5 hour drive each way for me.

Phyllis Marshall

Nov 11, 2015

THIS IS THE FIRST DENTIST THAT WAS REALLY CONCERN ABOUT YOU TEETH, JAW AND YOUR WHOLE MOUTH. I REALLY HAVE A FEAR OF DENTIST,BUT DR LAZUR MADE FEEL AT EASY. HE UNDERSTAND HOW YOU FEEL AND MAKE YOU COMFORT ABOUT DENTIST. THAT MEAN A LOT WHEN HAVE FEAR. I REALLY HAD SOME BAD DENTIST BEFORE. I AM VERY PLEASE WITH THEIR WORK AND DR. LAZUR.

Judith Lawrence

Jul 08, 2015

Like a previous reviewer mentioned, Dr. Lazur is the only dentist that has ever performed a complete and thorough oral exam during my visit. He is a "dentist's dentist." Now only is his professionalism and his commitment to the practice of dentistry excel, he truly cares about his patients' well being. His staff reflect the same attributes. This practice is the best of the best.

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Welcome to Merit Dental
Shamokin Dam, PA!

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 Shamokin Dam 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:

  • Delta Premier
  • MetLife
  • United Concordia

*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 $30. While supplies last.

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About Our Dentists

Dr. Nick Hartranft

  • Area of Practice: General Dentistry
  • Education: Pennsylvania State University
    Temple University School of Dentistry, DMD
  • Advanced Training: Invisalign Orthodontics
  • Memberships: American Dental Association, American Student Dental Association
  • Interests: Dentistry, healthcare, fitness and nutrition, education, philanthropy, hiking, bicycling, fishing and kayaking.
  • Personal Statement: "I believe in providing my patients high quality dental care in a warm and comforting environment. I welcome patients' dental questions and concerns, and I will always treat you with my most caring touch. My main focus is to achieve genuine patient satisfaction. Together, we can provide you a dentition that will function, improve appearance, and last a lifetime."

About
Our Dentist

Dr. Nick Hartranft

Dr. Nick Hartranft

  • Area of Practice: General Dentistry
  • Education: Pennsylvania State University
    Temple University School of Dentistry, DMD
  • Advanced Training: Invisalign Orthodontics
  • Memberships: American Dental Association, American Student Dental Association
  • Interests: Dentistry, healthcare, fitness and nutrition, education, philanthropy, hiking, bicycling, fishing and kayaking.
  • Personal Statement: "I believe in providing my patients high quality dental care in a warm and comforting environment. I welcome patients' dental questions and concerns, and I will always treat you with my most caring touch. My main focus is to achieve genuine patient satisfaction. Together, we can provide you a dentition that will function, improve appearance, and last a lifetime."

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