4.8
23 Reviews

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.

DrJohn49015

Oct 19, 2018

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.

Marguerite Davenport

Feb 07, 2018

The folks in Dr. Magnuson's office are the BEST! I always enjoy seeing them; it's as if I had been their patient my whole life.

Chip Cree

Feb 01, 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.

Lynn North

Aug 04, 2016

While going to the dentist isn't something I look forward to, Dr. Magnuson and his staff are friendly, and concerned with making your experience as pleasant as possible. My teeth are very sensitive, and they have never made me feel like a "wimp" for asking for shots or gas. I'm so glad I found them when I moved to town.

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 27, 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 16, 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 29, 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 12, 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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Welcome to Merit Dental
Kalamazoo, MI!

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 Kalamazoo offers a wide range of general dental services, cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry for adults and children.

We accept most insurance. 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:

  • Aetna
  • Assurant
  • Cigna
  • Delta Premier
  • Dental Health Alliance (DHA)
  • Guardian
  • Sun Life
  • The Connection / GEHA
  • UnitedHealthcare

*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 Merit 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. Brett MagnusonDr. Richard Caringella

About
Our Dentist

Dr. Brett Magnuson

Dr. Brett Magnuson

  • Area of Practice: General Dentistry
  • 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 Society, Kalamazoo Valley District Dental Society
  • 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. Brett MagnusonDr. Richard Caringella

About
Our Dentist

Dr. Richard Caringella

Dr. Richard Caringella

  • Area of Practice: General Dentistry
  • Education: Saint Mary's University of Minnesota - Winona, MN
    Loyola University School of Dentistry, DDS - Maywood, IL
  • Advanced Training: Mini dental implants, Invisalign® and ClearCorrect clear aligners, Lumineers® ultra-thin veneers
  • Memberships: American Dental Association
  • Interests: He enjoys playing golf, traveling, reading, dancing, motorcycling, working out, and biking.
  • Personal Statement: "I believe it's very important to spend quality time listening to my patients. By focusing on the patient's individual needs, I can more effectively address the patient's concerns and provide superior quality dental work for each patient. "

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