4.9
57 Reviews

Elizabeth Haines

Dec 01, 2022

My dental hygienist, Karen, kept me well informed about my treatment and what I can do to improve my oral hygiene.

— Hi Elizabeth, we love hearing feedback like this from our patients. Thanks again for choosing us!

Austin Schian

Oct 10, 2022

Wonderfully friendly staff.

— Thank you for your review. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us.

Derrick Harrell

Aug 26, 2022

— Thanks for the five-star review, Derrick! We appreciate you taking the time to rate us.

Ken Trester

Aug 20, 2022

As always, great service from incredible professionals.

— Thank you for the kind words Ken. I'm going to share with the whole team. We love hearing from our happy customers!

Melanie Wrenn

Jul 22, 2022

Ok so, here we go! I have 2 young kids (who basically live off of chicken nuggets and icecream) & aren’t too fond of dentists/doctors- HOWEVER we took both of them here and the staff is SO kind and made the ENTIRE experience so much fun for them, they are actually looking forward to their next appt in 6months. They were super gentle and made the visit one giant “game” for them to earn goodies for home! I never in my life have seen or been to a place that is so kid friendly & kid welcoming! Now for me, I hadn’t been to the dentist in 10 years (I know….) and for the same reasons but again this practice and the staff had made my appt not only enjoyable, relaxing (surprisingly) and after it was over, I am looking forward to my 6mo checkup with them. They were very endearing, professional and kept the mood light which was a nice change from what I’ve experienced in the past with OTHER dental offices. Overall, HIGHLY recommend!??

— Thank you for the 5-star review, Melanie! We are so glad you are happy with your experience with us! We take great pride in providing the very best in care for our patients.

Andrea Vazquez

Jul 15, 2022

— Thanks for the five-star review, Andrea.

G.A DeLaune

Jun 29, 2022

Great experience. First time client and will be a regular from here on out. Very courteous, understanding and friendly! Highly recommended!

— Thanks for making us smile! We appreciate such a great review!

Tracy Saucedo

Jun 12, 2022

— Hi, Tracy! Thanks for taking the time to rate us 5-stars.

R. Lee Christensen

Apr 07, 2022

— Thanks for making us smile! We appreciate such a great review!

Phyllis Lehman

Feb 09, 2022

Allison Solomon

Dec 22, 2021

Tammy Woodhams

Dec 03, 2021

The staff are very kind, smart and professional and treat you like family. Been going several years and know they will make what could be a stressful experience, as pleasant as possible!

ric saucedo

Oct 30, 2021

Merit Dental Kalamazoo has provided our dental care for over 25 years. From the front desk to the assistant and hygienist to the Doctors and office manager you will not find a more well rounded staff that is willing to go above and beyond for you dental care.

DrJohn49015

Oct 16, 2021

Susan Sauer

Sep 26, 2021

If you are looking for a new dentist, your search is over. My husband and I have been patients here for many years, and if I could rate them with more stars, I would! The entire staff are professional, compassionate, friendly and kind. The quality of care, and dental work we’ve had done is absolutely stellar. Now a days, it isn’t easy to rely on kindness and caring, but you can here. They will take good care of you. Highly recommend!

Lynn North

Sep 25, 2021

I have been perfectly satisfied with my care at Merit Dental, but am always apprehensive when a new dentist joins the practice. And always relieved when they prove to also be very good. The new dentist continues the trend. She is gentle and easy to talk to about my fears and apprehensions. She's another gem, along with all of the staff there!

Ayden Flickinger

Sep 09, 2021

I’ve been going to Merit Dental my entire life, I’ve never had a bad experience. The entire staff is extremely friendly and knowledgeable. The environment is positive and helpful. I’d highly recommend!

Amuck F

Jul 20, 2021

Rehema Barber

Jul 13, 2021

Love the staff. LaNiece is one of the best dental assistants I’ve had work on me. And although Dr. McBride is a recent addition, I can’t say enough great things about her. Professional, thorough, and caring—just what you want in a dentist. Overall, you’re getting a class act from the welcome in the office to your seat in the dentist’s chair. Great experience!!!

Kathleen Coburn

Jul 07, 2021

Love the staff! So friendly. Even though you only be see them every 6 months they know you!! So personal!! Great docs!

Steven Garrod

Jul 07, 2021

The entire team provides outstanding dental care in a friendly manner. Always on time and willing to work with you. Yes, I recommend Merit Dental. Great service and an even better staff.

Carolyn Hande

Jun 29, 2021

Dr Magnuson and Dr. McBride along with the entire team provide outstanding dental care in a friendly and compassionate manner. I highly recommend this amazing team!

Anthony Sigalas

Jun 16, 2021

Love it.

Cord Myers

Jun 15, 2021

The staff is so friendly and genuine and they are great at what they do! Been with this location for 20+ years and have never been disappointed!

Kelly Martin

Jun 07, 2021

We LOVE the staff at Merit Dental. Everyone is so kind and genuine. Have never laughed so much at a dental appointment before ?. The care and attention to detail is amazing! Highly recommend them.

Greg Bruner

May 27, 2021

Great Business. Appointment was on time. Everybody was friendly and personable. Place was clean. I even got a little education!!!

Kayla Mielke

May 26, 2021

Excellent place!!

garrett palmer

Apr 28, 2021

Everyone was very comforting from the receptionist to the dental assistant to the hygienist to the doc....I was very pleased with everyone. You have a great staff here. I was able to receive all the treatment all in the same day, and im happy with the work

Carolyn Alford

Apr 26, 2021

The Staff is always super helpful. I am happy to be under their care.

Dakota Gibson

Apr 04, 2021

Rachael Strzelecki

Feb 24, 2021

My family switched from a large dental practice that seemed very unorganized. The Merit Dental office is small, friendly, organized, quiet - and you see the same employees each time. It is such a calming environment.

JT Smith

Feb 23, 2021

Gotta say this place rocks!! When it comes to customer service other places treat you like a number. Kelly and Cathy really do go above and beyond to meet the needs of the patient. When you fell that the prices are a bit steep they explain to you why they are and sometimes help you out on the bill. I have been in customers service business for 10+ years and its refreshing to visit a place where the staff is dress professionally and the energy is always upbeat. Keep it up guys.

Dorothy Bell

Feb 16, 2021

Deb James

Feb 03, 2021

I chipped a tooth on Wednesday night but didn't realize it until Thursday morning. I called the office around 12:15 and had an appointment at 1:10. It was fixed and I was on my way home by 1:30. Great service and excellent work.

luann warren

Jan 26, 2021

At my initial appointment, the entire staff was friendly and knowledgeable!! I highly recommend!!

Donna Hoedeman

Dec 26, 2020

Dr. Magnuson came to me highly recommended by my family. I have been in his care since 2017. Dr. Magnuson is highly skill in restorative dentistry and his chair-side manner is enviable, gentle and gracious. I have found his staff and his hygientists to be well trained and personable. You will enjoy working with this office as his staff is very easy to communicate with, knowledgeable and kind. .

Patti Ann McNulty

Dec 08, 2020

I have been a patient of Dr. Magnuson's for years, and it's always been a great experience. I have never experienced one bit of pain, as I had with dentists in the past. (sorry Doc...you can never retire :) Along with being so good at what he does, Dr. Magnuson is very friendly, as is the rest of the staff. I highly recommend this office.

Maggie Himschoot

Nov 22, 2020

Dr. Magnuson is an amazing dentist. His staff is so wonderful. Always polite and treat us like a family. I am so grateful for them always working with our schedules.

Norman Bailey

May 09, 2019

Super friendly staff. Have been a patient for so long I forget when I first started.

Helga Brayton

Jan 31, 2019

I have been with Dr. Magnuson for many years and would never change. I keep on letting him know he will never be old enough to retire. He has taken very good care of my teeth. He is very caring and I want him to know I appreciate him very much.

Ellen Hallgren

Sep 28, 2018

I am so grateful for the care I’ve received at Merit Dental. Dr. Magnuson and his office’s team members provide top-notch, high quality care and produce excellent results! He has listened to my ideas, helped me set goals for my smile, and worked diligently to help me achieve them. The office staff ensures that trips to the dentist are comfortable, efficient, and that all of your questions are answered. Friendly people, caring attitudes, and passion for their work make this a wonderful choice if you’re considering a dentist in the area.

Robert Engster

Jul 02, 2018

It truly feels like family when you are at the office. That can only be achieved from the top down; Dr. Magnuson is the best.

Chip Cree

Jan 31, 2018

Dr. Magneson has been my primary Dental caregiver for 30 years. I believe his care is the best in the area!

Geary North

Dec 15, 2017

The staff there has always been very friendly, helpful and professional. I love the fact that when Dr. Magnuson is doing any kind of procedure he is in constant contact, alerting you on what to expect and what you may feel. There are no surprises then and I'm prepared and more relaxed. I really appreciate this type of "heads up" honesty. No surprises, other than great professional care every time. Even Dr. Caringella, whom I have had recently for a crown, is excellent!

Bernard White

Jul 30, 2017

Always a good experience. The staff is great and very informative. My smile always looks it's best when I leave.

Julee Wingo

Apr 03, 2017

I've been going to Dr. Magnusson and his staff for years. Love them all. My favorite things about them are that Dr. M. doesn't believe in his patients feeling pain and he is a stickler for the way your teeth, partials, etc. look. A perfectionist in all the right ways.

Peggy Ruggles

Dec 22, 2016

Dr Magnuson is the best. Everyone that works there is pleasant and friendly.

Joseph Findling

Oct 18, 2016

As usual, it was an excellence experience

Janet Holysz

Sep 28, 2016

Merit Dental is the best. Everyone professional and very nice. We are always treated as friends. I recommend your office to everyone.

Linda Marker

Aug 04, 2016

I have been going to Merit Dental, Dr. Magnuson and his staff, for many years. They are the best! Dr. Magnuson is the best! His staff is so friendly and professional and help you with every facet of your insurance. I recommend their office to anyone that is looking for a dentist.

Kathy Sagara

Jun 14, 2016

Very good. Understood procedure and very caring.

william clay

May 26, 2016

Always a friendly place to go. Never have to wait

Cherri Emery

Apr 27, 2016

Best Dentist ever! Office staff always professional and Dr Magnason is such a fantastic dentist.

Kimberly Kelly

Jan 15, 2016

Dr. Magnuson changed my whole life! His entire staff is amazing. I have a dental phobia, but they all worked through it with me. He even donated some of his time and skills through the Give Back a Smile program to help fix my dental issues. His work is suburb. They went above and beyond and I can't say enough to thank them.

Mike Barker

Oct 28, 2015

Dr Magnuson has been my Dentist for over 22 years and I cannot say enough about him and his staff; they are professional, organized, and always on the forefront of the latest and greatest in Dental techniques. I highly recommend them to anyone that only wants the best for themselves or their families!

Joann Barlow

Aug 13, 2015

Dr. Magnuson and his staff have been providing me with great customer service for over twenty-five years. Their friendly, helpful attitudes and exceptional talents have made having dental work done a good experience rather than a painful, frightening one. I highly recommend Dr. Magnuson and Merit Dental.

Evelyn Vandyk

Aug 05, 2015

I am not sure what to say other than....................GREAT TEAM,VERY PERSONABLE, WELL ROUNDED ON WORK EXPERIENCE, CARE ABOUT YOU AND YOUR HEALTH OF YOUR TEETH. I am 67 years ,they know me and I know them. You are like a family. Always makes you feel welcome. GREAT GREAT AND GREAT....................

Bonnie Morgan

Aug 11, 2010

When I had to go to the Dentist I would get sick to my stomach,not sleep the night prior and try everything to not go. I found Dr Magnuson 2 years ago.Aafter my first visit I changed the whole family. We never knew there really were Dentist that cared. After meeting with Dr Magnuson's staff it was determined that I needed extensive dental wor.k I went in for replacement of 5 front fillings. I was offered a CD player,headphones a blanket to keep me warm and nitrous oxide ( which I had never had before) This was the best experience I had ever had at a Dentist. I no longer get anxiety prior to going ( If I do, the caring and calming staff change that) Going to the Dentist is a breeze now. It is no longer an issue thanks to Dr Magnuson and his whole staff they have changed my feelings towards dentists. THANK YOU Bonnie Battle Creek

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Merit Dental - Kalamazoo office

269.382.4300

We are on the corner of South Westnedge Avenue and Garland Street just north of Shawarma King.

HOURS

Open Today:
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Mon: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Tue: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Wed: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Thu: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

*Please note office hours are subject to change.

Welcome!

Whether you are a new patient or already part of our family, Merit Dental Kalamazoo offers a wide range of general dental services, cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry for adults and children. If you have any questions, please give us a call.

Patient Reviews  
Merit Dental - Kalamazoo staff

HOURS

Open today:

Mon: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Tue: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Wed: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Thu: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

*Please note office hours are subject to change.

PATIENT REVIEWS

Elizabeth Haines

Dec 01, 2022

My dental hygienist, Karen, kept me well informed about my treatment and what I can do to improve my oral hygiene.

— Hi Elizabeth, we love hearing feedback like this from our patients. Thanks again for choosing us!

Austin Schian

Oct 10, 2022

Wonderfully friendly staff.

— Thank you for your review. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us.

Derrick Harrell

Aug 26, 2022

— Thanks for the five-star review, Derrick! We appreciate you taking the time to rate us.

Ken Trester

Aug 20, 2022

As always, great service from incredible professionals.

— Thank you for the kind words Ken. I'm going to share with the whole team. We love hearing from our happy customers!

Melanie Wrenn

Jul 22, 2022

Ok so, here we go! I have 2 young kids (who basically live off of chicken nuggets and icecream) & aren’t too fond of dentists/doctors- HOWEVER we took both of them here and the staff is SO kind and made the ENTIRE experience so much fun for them, they are actually looking forward to their next appt in 6months. They were super gentle and made the visit one giant “game” for them to earn goodies for home! I never in my life have seen or been to a place that is so kid friendly & kid welcoming! Now for me, I hadn’t been to the dentist in 10 years (I know….) and for the same reasons but again this practice and the staff had made my appt not only enjoyable, relaxing (surprisingly) and after it was over, I am looking forward to my 6mo checkup with them. They were very endearing, professional and kept the mood light which was a nice change from what I’ve experienced in the past with OTHER dental offices. Overall, HIGHLY recommend!??

— Thank you for the 5-star review, Melanie! We are so glad you are happy with your experience with us! We take great pride in providing the very best in care for our patients.

Andrea Vazquez

Jul 15, 2022

— Thanks for the five-star review, Andrea.

G.A DeLaune

Jun 29, 2022

Great experience. First time client and will be a regular from here on out. Very courteous, understanding and friendly! Highly recommended!

— Thanks for making us smile! We appreciate such a great review!

Tracy Saucedo

Jun 12, 2022

— Hi, Tracy! Thanks for taking the time to rate us 5-stars.

R. Lee Christensen

Apr 07, 2022

— Thanks for making us smile! We appreciate such a great review!

Phyllis Lehman

Feb 09, 2022

Allison Solomon

Dec 22, 2021

Tammy Woodhams

Dec 03, 2021

The staff are very kind, smart and professional and treat you like family. Been going several years and know they will make what could be a stressful experience, as pleasant as possible!

ric saucedo

Oct 30, 2021

Merit Dental Kalamazoo has provided our dental care for over 25 years. From the front desk to the assistant and hygienist to the Doctors and office manager you will not find a more well rounded staff that is willing to go above and beyond for you dental care.

DrJohn49015

Oct 16, 2021

Susan Sauer

Sep 26, 2021

If you are looking for a new dentist, your search is over. My husband and I have been patients here for many years, and if I could rate them with more stars, I would! The entire staff are professional, compassionate, friendly and kind. The quality of care, and dental work we’ve had done is absolutely stellar. Now a days, it isn’t easy to rely on kindness and caring, but you can here. They will take good care of you. Highly recommend!

Lynn North

Sep 25, 2021

I have been perfectly satisfied with my care at Merit Dental, but am always apprehensive when a new dentist joins the practice. And always relieved when they prove to also be very good. The new dentist continues the trend. She is gentle and easy to talk to about my fears and apprehensions. She's another gem, along with all of the staff there!

Ayden Flickinger

Sep 09, 2021

I’ve been going to Merit Dental my entire life, I’ve never had a bad experience. The entire staff is extremely friendly and knowledgeable. The environment is positive and helpful. I’d highly recommend!

Amuck F

Jul 20, 2021

Rehema Barber

Jul 13, 2021

Love the staff. LaNiece is one of the best dental assistants I’ve had work on me. And although Dr. McBride is a recent addition, I can’t say enough great things about her. Professional, thorough, and caring—just what you want in a dentist. Overall, you’re getting a class act from the welcome in the office to your seat in the dentist’s chair. Great experience!!!

Kathleen Coburn

Jul 07, 2021

Love the staff! So friendly. Even though you only be see them every 6 months they know you!! So personal!! Great docs!

Steven Garrod

Jul 07, 2021

The entire team provides outstanding dental care in a friendly manner. Always on time and willing to work with you. Yes, I recommend Merit Dental. Great service and an even better staff.

Carolyn Hande

Jun 29, 2021

Dr Magnuson and Dr. McBride along with the entire team provide outstanding dental care in a friendly and compassionate manner. I highly recommend this amazing team!

Anthony Sigalas

Jun 16, 2021

Love it.

Cord Myers

Jun 15, 2021

The staff is so friendly and genuine and they are great at what they do! Been with this location for 20+ years and have never been disappointed!

Kelly Martin

Jun 07, 2021

We LOVE the staff at Merit Dental. Everyone is so kind and genuine. Have never laughed so much at a dental appointment before ?. The care and attention to detail is amazing! Highly recommend them.

Greg Bruner

May 27, 2021

Great Business. Appointment was on time. Everybody was friendly and personable. Place was clean. I even got a little education!!!

Kayla Mielke

May 26, 2021

Excellent place!!

garrett palmer

Apr 28, 2021

Everyone was very comforting from the receptionist to the dental assistant to the hygienist to the doc....I was very pleased with everyone. You have a great staff here. I was able to receive all the treatment all in the same day, and im happy with the work

Carolyn Alford

Apr 26, 2021

The Staff is always super helpful. I am happy to be under their care.

Dakota Gibson

Apr 04, 2021

Rachael Strzelecki

Feb 24, 2021

My family switched from a large dental practice that seemed very unorganized. The Merit Dental office is small, friendly, organized, quiet - and you see the same employees each time. It is such a calming environment.

JT Smith

Feb 23, 2021

Gotta say this place rocks!! When it comes to customer service other places treat you like a number. Kelly and Cathy really do go above and beyond to meet the needs of the patient. When you fell that the prices are a bit steep they explain to you why they are and sometimes help you out on the bill. I have been in customers service business for 10+ years and its refreshing to visit a place where the staff is dress professionally and the energy is always upbeat. Keep it up guys.

Dorothy Bell

Feb 16, 2021

Deb James

Feb 03, 2021

I chipped a tooth on Wednesday night but didn't realize it until Thursday morning. I called the office around 12:15 and had an appointment at 1:10. It was fixed and I was on my way home by 1:30. Great service and excellent work.

luann warren

Jan 26, 2021

At my initial appointment, the entire staff was friendly and knowledgeable!! I highly recommend!!

Donna Hoedeman

Dec 26, 2020

Dr. Magnuson came to me highly recommended by my family. I have been in his care since 2017. Dr. Magnuson is highly skill in restorative dentistry and his chair-side manner is enviable, gentle and gracious. I have found his staff and his hygientists to be well trained and personable. You will enjoy working with this office as his staff is very easy to communicate with, knowledgeable and kind. .

Patti Ann McNulty

Dec 08, 2020

I have been a patient of Dr. Magnuson's for years, and it's always been a great experience. I have never experienced one bit of pain, as I had with dentists in the past. (sorry Doc...you can never retire :) Along with being so good at what he does, Dr. Magnuson is very friendly, as is the rest of the staff. I highly recommend this office.

Maggie Himschoot

Nov 22, 2020

Dr. Magnuson is an amazing dentist. His staff is so wonderful. Always polite and treat us like a family. I am so grateful for them always working with our schedules.

Norman Bailey

May 09, 2019

Super friendly staff. Have been a patient for so long I forget when I first started.

Helga Brayton

Jan 31, 2019

I have been with Dr. Magnuson for many years and would never change. I keep on letting him know he will never be old enough to retire. He has taken very good care of my teeth. He is very caring and I want him to know I appreciate him very much.

Ellen Hallgren

Sep 28, 2018

I am so grateful for the care I’ve received at Merit Dental. Dr. Magnuson and his office’s team members provide top-notch, high quality care and produce excellent results! He has listened to my ideas, helped me set goals for my smile, and worked diligently to help me achieve them. The office staff ensures that trips to the dentist are comfortable, efficient, and that all of your questions are answered. Friendly people, caring attitudes, and passion for their work make this a wonderful choice if you’re considering a dentist in the area.

Robert Engster

Jul 02, 2018

It truly feels like family when you are at the office. That can only be achieved from the top down; Dr. Magnuson is the best.

Chip Cree

Jan 31, 2018

Dr. Magneson has been my primary Dental caregiver for 30 years. I believe his care is the best in the area!

Geary North

Dec 15, 2017

The staff there has always been very friendly, helpful and professional. I love the fact that when Dr. Magnuson is doing any kind of procedure he is in constant contact, alerting you on what to expect and what you may feel. There are no surprises then and I'm prepared and more relaxed. I really appreciate this type of "heads up" honesty. No surprises, other than great professional care every time. Even Dr. Caringella, whom I have had recently for a crown, is excellent!

Bernard White

Jul 30, 2017

Always a good experience. The staff is great and very informative. My smile always looks it's best when I leave.

Julee Wingo

Apr 03, 2017

I've been going to Dr. Magnusson and his staff for years. Love them all. My favorite things about them are that Dr. M. doesn't believe in his patients feeling pain and he is a stickler for the way your teeth, partials, etc. look. A perfectionist in all the right ways.

Peggy Ruggles

Dec 22, 2016

Dr Magnuson is the best. Everyone that works there is pleasant and friendly.

Joseph Findling

Oct 18, 2016

As usual, it was an excellence experience

Janet Holysz

Sep 28, 2016

Merit Dental is the best. Everyone professional and very nice. We are always treated as friends. I recommend your office to everyone.

Linda Marker

Aug 04, 2016

I have been going to Merit Dental, Dr. Magnuson and his staff, for many years. They are the best! Dr. Magnuson is the best! His staff is so friendly and professional and help you with every facet of your insurance. I recommend their office to anyone that is looking for a dentist.

Kathy Sagara

Jun 14, 2016

Very good. Understood procedure and very caring.

william clay

May 26, 2016

Always a friendly place to go. Never have to wait

Cherri Emery

Apr 27, 2016

Best Dentist ever! Office staff always professional and Dr Magnason is such a fantastic dentist.

Kimberly Kelly

Jan 15, 2016

Dr. Magnuson changed my whole life! His entire staff is amazing. I have a dental phobia, but they all worked through it with me. He even donated some of his time and skills through the Give Back a Smile program to help fix my dental issues. His work is suburb. They went above and beyond and I can't say enough to thank them.

Mike Barker

Oct 28, 2015

Dr Magnuson has been my Dentist for over 22 years and I cannot say enough about him and his staff; they are professional, organized, and always on the forefront of the latest and greatest in Dental techniques. I highly recommend them to anyone that only wants the best for themselves or their families!

Joann Barlow

Aug 13, 2015

Dr. Magnuson and his staff have been providing me with great customer service for over twenty-five years. Their friendly, helpful attitudes and exceptional talents have made having dental work done a good experience rather than a painful, frightening one. I highly recommend Dr. Magnuson and Merit Dental.

Evelyn Vandyk

Aug 05, 2015

I am not sure what to say other than....................GREAT TEAM,VERY PERSONABLE, WELL ROUNDED ON WORK EXPERIENCE, CARE ABOUT YOU AND YOUR HEALTH OF YOUR TEETH. I am 67 years ,they know me and I know them. You are like a family. Always makes you feel welcome. GREAT GREAT AND GREAT....................

Bonnie Morgan

Aug 11, 2010

When I had to go to the Dentist I would get sick to my stomach,not sleep the night prior and try everything to not go. I found Dr Magnuson 2 years ago.Aafter my first visit I changed the whole family. We never knew there really were Dentist that cared. After meeting with Dr Magnuson's staff it was determined that I needed extensive dental wor.k I went in for replacement of 5 front fillings. I was offered a CD player,headphones a blanket to keep me warm and nitrous oxide ( which I had never had before) This was the best experience I had ever had at a Dentist. I no longer get anxiety prior to going ( If I do, the caring and calming staff change that) Going to the Dentist is a breeze now. It is no longer an issue thanks to Dr Magnuson and his whole staff they have changed my feelings towards dentists. THANK YOU Bonnie Battle Creek

Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Brett Magnuson Dr. Joseph Farkash

    Dr. Brett Magnuson

  • Education: Northern Illinois University — Undergraduate degree
    Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine - DMD
  • Advanced Training: Aesthetic Dentistry and Implant Dentistry
  • Memberships: Accredited Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Academy of General Dentistry, American Equilibration Society, International Congress of Implantologists, Kois Center, American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association, Chicago Dental
  • Interests: Spending time with family, photography, lecturing, boating in Saugatuck, snow skiing, biking, and hiking through the sand dunes along Lake Michigan.
  • Personal Statement: "My team and I are focused on providing exceptional Contemporary dental care to all our patients as well as advanced Implant, Cosmetic, and Reconstructive Dentistry. I believe through continuing education and commitment to quality, we can constantly improve, enabling us to offer the best caring dental experience possible."

    Dr. Joseph Farkash

  • Education: University of California, Davis - Bachelor of Science in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior
    University of Michigan, School of Dentistry - Doctor of Dental Surgery

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:

PATIENT REVIEWS

Elizabeth Haines

Dec 01, 2022

My dental hygienist, Karen, kept me well informed about my treatment and what I can do to improve my oral hygiene.

— Hi Elizabeth, we love hearing feedback like this from our patients. Thanks again for choosing us!

Austin Schian

Oct 10, 2022

Wonderfully friendly staff.

— Thank you for your review. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us.

Derrick Harrell

Aug 26, 2022

— Thanks for the five-star review, Derrick! We appreciate you taking the time to rate us.

Ken Trester

Aug 20, 2022

As always, great service from incredible professionals.

— Thank you for the kind words Ken. I'm going to share with the whole team. We love hearing from our happy customers!

Melanie Wrenn

Jul 22, 2022

Ok so, here we go! I have 2 young kids (who basically live off of chicken nuggets and icecream) & aren’t too fond of dentists/doctors- HOWEVER we took both of them here and the staff is SO kind and made the ENTIRE experience so much fun for them, they are actually looking forward to their next appt in 6months. They were super gentle and made the visit one giant “game” for them to earn goodies for home! I never in my life have seen or been to a place that is so kid friendly & kid welcoming! Now for me, I hadn’t been to the dentist in 10 years (I know….) and for the same reasons but again this practice and the staff had made my appt not only enjoyable, relaxing (surprisingly) and after it was over, I am looking forward to my 6mo checkup with them. They were very endearing, professional and kept the mood light which was a nice change from what I’ve experienced in the past with OTHER dental offices. Overall, HIGHLY recommend!??

— Thank you for the 5-star review, Melanie! We are so glad you are happy with your experience with us! We take great pride in providing the very best in care for our patients.

Andrea Vazquez

Jul 15, 2022

— Thanks for the five-star review, Andrea.

G.A DeLaune

Jun 29, 2022

Great experience. First time client and will be a regular from here on out. Very courteous, understanding and friendly! Highly recommended!

— Thanks for making us smile! We appreciate such a great review!

Tracy Saucedo

Jun 12, 2022

— Hi, Tracy! Thanks for taking the time to rate us 5-stars.

R. Lee Christensen

Apr 07, 2022

— Thanks for making us smile! We appreciate such a great review!

Phyllis Lehman

Feb 09, 2022

Allison Solomon

Dec 22, 2021

Tammy Woodhams

Dec 03, 2021

The staff are very kind, smart and professional and treat you like family. Been going several years and know they will make what could be a stressful experience, as pleasant as possible!

ric saucedo

Oct 30, 2021

Merit Dental Kalamazoo has provided our dental care for over 25 years. From the front desk to the assistant and hygienist to the Doctors and office manager you will not find a more well rounded staff that is willing to go above and beyond for you dental care.

DrJohn49015

Oct 16, 2021

Susan Sauer

Sep 26, 2021

If you are looking for a new dentist, your search is over. My husband and I have been patients here for many years, and if I could rate them with more stars, I would! The entire staff are professional, compassionate, friendly and kind. The quality of care, and dental work we’ve had done is absolutely stellar. Now a days, it isn’t easy to rely on kindness and caring, but you can here. They will take good care of you. Highly recommend!

Lynn North

Sep 25, 2021

I have been perfectly satisfied with my care at Merit Dental, but am always apprehensive when a new dentist joins the practice. And always relieved when they prove to also be very good. The new dentist continues the trend. She is gentle and easy to talk to about my fears and apprehensions. She's another gem, along with all of the staff there!

Ayden Flickinger

Sep 09, 2021

I’ve been going to Merit Dental my entire life, I’ve never had a bad experience. The entire staff is extremely friendly and knowledgeable. The environment is positive and helpful. I’d highly recommend!

Amuck F

Jul 20, 2021

Rehema Barber

Jul 13, 2021

Love the staff. LaNiece is one of the best dental assistants I’ve had work on me. And although Dr. McBride is a recent addition, I can’t say enough great things about her. Professional, thorough, and caring—just what you want in a dentist. Overall, you’re getting a class act from the welcome in the office to your seat in the dentist’s chair. Great experience!!!

Kathleen Coburn

Jul 07, 2021

Love the staff! So friendly. Even though you only be see them every 6 months they know you!! So personal!! Great docs!

Steven Garrod

Jul 07, 2021

The entire team provides outstanding dental care in a friendly manner. Always on time and willing to work with you. Yes, I recommend Merit Dental. Great service and an even better staff.

Carolyn Hande

Jun 29, 2021

Dr Magnuson and Dr. McBride along with the entire team provide outstanding dental care in a friendly and compassionate manner. I highly recommend this amazing team!

Anthony Sigalas

Jun 16, 2021

Love it.

Cord Myers

Jun 15, 2021

The staff is so friendly and genuine and they are great at what they do! Been with this location for 20+ years and have never been disappointed!

Kelly Martin

Jun 07, 2021

We LOVE the staff at Merit Dental. Everyone is so kind and genuine. Have never laughed so much at a dental appointment before ?. The care and attention to detail is amazing! Highly recommend them.

Greg Bruner

May 27, 2021

Great Business. Appointment was on time. Everybody was friendly and personable. Place was clean. I even got a little education!!!

Kayla Mielke

May 26, 2021

Excellent place!!

garrett palmer

Apr 28, 2021

Everyone was very comforting from the receptionist to the dental assistant to the hygienist to the doc....I was very pleased with everyone. You have a great staff here. I was able to receive all the treatment all in the same day, and im happy with the work

Carolyn Alford

Apr 26, 2021

The Staff is always super helpful. I am happy to be under their care.

Dakota Gibson

Apr 04, 2021

Rachael Strzelecki

Feb 24, 2021

My family switched from a large dental practice that seemed very unorganized. The Merit Dental office is small, friendly, organized, quiet - and you see the same employees each time. It is such a calming environment.

JT Smith

Feb 23, 2021

Gotta say this place rocks!! When it comes to customer service other places treat you like a number. Kelly and Cathy really do go above and beyond to meet the needs of the patient. When you fell that the prices are a bit steep they explain to you why they are and sometimes help you out on the bill. I have been in customers service business for 10+ years and its refreshing to visit a place where the staff is dress professionally and the energy is always upbeat. Keep it up guys.

Dorothy Bell

Feb 16, 2021

Deb James

Feb 03, 2021

I chipped a tooth on Wednesday night but didn't realize it until Thursday morning. I called the office around 12:15 and had an appointment at 1:10. It was fixed and I was on my way home by 1:30. Great service and excellent work.

luann warren

Jan 26, 2021

At my initial appointment, the entire staff was friendly and knowledgeable!! I highly recommend!!

Donna Hoedeman

Dec 26, 2020

Dr. Magnuson came to me highly recommended by my family. I have been in his care since 2017. Dr. Magnuson is highly skill in restorative dentistry and his chair-side manner is enviable, gentle and gracious. I have found his staff and his hygientists to be well trained and personable. You will enjoy working with this office as his staff is very easy to communicate with, knowledgeable and kind. .

Patti Ann McNulty

Dec 08, 2020

I have been a patient of Dr. Magnuson's for years, and it's always been a great experience. I have never experienced one bit of pain, as I had with dentists in the past. (sorry Doc...you can never retire :) Along with being so good at what he does, Dr. Magnuson is very friendly, as is the rest of the staff. I highly recommend this office.

Maggie Himschoot

Nov 22, 2020

Dr. Magnuson is an amazing dentist. His staff is so wonderful. Always polite and treat us like a family. I am so grateful for them always working with our schedules.

Norman Bailey

May 09, 2019

Super friendly staff. Have been a patient for so long I forget when I first started.

Helga Brayton

Jan 31, 2019

I have been with Dr. Magnuson for many years and would never change. I keep on letting him know he will never be old enough to retire. He has taken very good care of my teeth. He is very caring and I want him to know I appreciate him very much.

Ellen Hallgren

Sep 28, 2018

I am so grateful for the care I’ve received at Merit Dental. Dr. Magnuson and his office’s team members provide top-notch, high quality care and produce excellent results! He has listened to my ideas, helped me set goals for my smile, and worked diligently to help me achieve them. The office staff ensures that trips to the dentist are comfortable, efficient, and that all of your questions are answered. Friendly people, caring attitudes, and passion for their work make this a wonderful choice if you’re considering a dentist in the area.

Robert Engster

Jul 02, 2018

It truly feels like family when you are at the office. That can only be achieved from the top down; Dr. Magnuson is the best.

Chip Cree

Jan 31, 2018

Dr. Magneson has been my primary Dental caregiver for 30 years. I believe his care is the best in the area!

Geary North

Dec 15, 2017

The staff there has always been very friendly, helpful and professional. I love the fact that when Dr. Magnuson is doing any kind of procedure he is in constant contact, alerting you on what to expect and what you may feel. There are no surprises then and I'm prepared and more relaxed. I really appreciate this type of "heads up" honesty. No surprises, other than great professional care every time. Even Dr. Caringella, whom I have had recently for a crown, is excellent!

Bernard White

Jul 30, 2017

Always a good experience. The staff is great and very informative. My smile always looks it's best when I leave.

Julee Wingo

Apr 03, 2017

I've been going to Dr. Magnusson and his staff for years. Love them all. My favorite things about them are that Dr. M. doesn't believe in his patients feeling pain and he is a stickler for the way your teeth, partials, etc. look. A perfectionist in all the right ways.

Peggy Ruggles

Dec 22, 2016

Dr Magnuson is the best. Everyone that works there is pleasant and friendly.

Joseph Findling

Oct 18, 2016

As usual, it was an excellence experience

Janet Holysz

Sep 28, 2016

Merit Dental is the best. Everyone professional and very nice. We are always treated as friends. I recommend your office to everyone.

Linda Marker

Aug 04, 2016

I have been going to Merit Dental, Dr. Magnuson and his staff, for many years. They are the best! Dr. Magnuson is the best! His staff is so friendly and professional and help you with every facet of your insurance. I recommend their office to anyone that is looking for a dentist.

Kathy Sagara

Jun 14, 2016

Very good. Understood procedure and very caring.

william clay

May 26, 2016

Always a friendly place to go. Never have to wait

Cherri Emery

Apr 27, 2016

Best Dentist ever! Office staff always professional and Dr Magnason is such a fantastic dentist.

Kimberly Kelly

Jan 15, 2016

Dr. Magnuson changed my whole life! His entire staff is amazing. I have a dental phobia, but they all worked through it with me. He even donated some of his time and skills through the Give Back a Smile program to help fix my dental issues. His work is suburb. They went above and beyond and I can't say enough to thank them.

Mike Barker

Oct 28, 2015

Dr Magnuson has been my Dentist for over 22 years and I cannot say enough about him and his staff; they are professional, organized, and always on the forefront of the latest and greatest in Dental techniques. I highly recommend them to anyone that only wants the best for themselves or their families!

Joann Barlow

Aug 13, 2015

Dr. Magnuson and his staff have been providing me with great customer service for over twenty-five years. Their friendly, helpful attitudes and exceptional talents have made having dental work done a good experience rather than a painful, frightening one. I highly recommend Dr. Magnuson and Merit Dental.

Evelyn Vandyk

Aug 05, 2015

I am not sure what to say other than....................GREAT TEAM,VERY PERSONABLE, WELL ROUNDED ON WORK EXPERIENCE, CARE ABOUT YOU AND YOUR HEALTH OF YOUR TEETH. I am 67 years ,they know me and I know them. You are like a family. Always makes you feel welcome. GREAT GREAT AND GREAT....................

Bonnie Morgan

Aug 11, 2010

When I had to go to the Dentist I would get sick to my stomach,not sleep the night prior and try everything to not go. I found Dr Magnuson 2 years ago.Aafter my first visit I changed the whole family. We never knew there really were Dentist that cared. After meeting with Dr Magnuson's staff it was determined that I needed extensive dental wor.k I went in for replacement of 5 front fillings. I was offered a CD player,headphones a blanket to keep me warm and nitrous oxide ( which I had never had before) This was the best experience I had ever had at a Dentist. I no longer get anxiety prior to going ( If I do, the caring and calming staff change that) Going to the Dentist is a breeze now. It is no longer an issue thanks to Dr Magnuson and his whole staff they have changed my feelings towards dentists. THANK YOU Bonnie Battle Creek

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