anonymous

Amanda is great

on Jun 07, 2019

william c

Worked me in for an emergency. Did not have to wait at all. Staff is always nice and professional

on Jun 05, 2019

vicki s

Efficient, painless procedures involving three crowns. Merit Dental, Dr. Magnussen and his staff have relieved me of years and years of dental anxiety.

on May 12, 2019

john a

Amanda is very competent and has excellent people skills. Her work is great and she has a most delightful personality! I have seen Dr. Magnuson for over 20 years. He is the best. I trust him - highly skilled!

on May 03, 2019

julee w

Have always loved Dr. Magnusson and his assistants. They care about the patients and do a great job of treating our dental needs.

on Apr 30, 2019

daniel o

Excellent, staff answered all my questions, and even called me when a cancellation occurred so I got into the office ahead of scheduled appointment. Thank you

on Mar 12, 2019

diane n

Very professional staff

on Mar 07, 2019

denise g

Went in for a cleaning with Amanda and she was amazing as usual. Very thorough and professional yet approachable. Also saw Dr. Magnuson for an exam and future plan review. Brett, always a pleasure! Thank you for assembling such a fabulous staff. Always recommend your practice!!

on Mar 02, 2019

anonymous

Good Very good

on Mar 01, 2019

anonymous

As a long-time and loyal client of Merit Dental, previously Magnuson Dental Associates, I have always received excellent care, from the workers at the front desk and behind the scenes in billing, to the dental work done by Dr. Brett. I especially appreciated the parting goody bag filled with floss, tooth paste and an Oral B toothbrush. On my last two visits, however, I noticed that the tooth paste and toothbrush brands had changed to Colgate,which in my mind, and in the mind of my family, is an inferior pro

on Feb 27, 2019

moses w

Amanda did an excellent job.

on Feb 13, 2019

ardene m

Great staff. Friendly. They know their stuff

on Feb 08, 2019

alexis v

Dr. Magnusson is amazing! Love all of the staff. Best experience ever from someone who has had so much dental work done.

on Jan 22, 2019

virginia c

Its always a pleasure to visit this practice for all my dental care, from the front office staff to the doctors and hygenists. Their professionalism and friendliness are the best and I'm always satisfied with the care I receive.

on Jan 17, 2019

carter l

Dr. Magnusson and staff did an excellent job and are all friendly, prompt and professinal.

on Dec 18, 2018

geary n

Always friendly and knowledgeable service. It always feels like a partnership. I always learn something when I'm there. It helps me take better care of my own teeth.

on Dec 14, 2018

angela t

Very friendly and professional staff. I feel well taken care of. Thank you.

on Dec 12, 2018

christiana m

Good experience. Very helpful, consistent, service.

on Dec 12, 2018

michael h

Karen does an excellent job for me.

on Nov 22, 2018

sarah s

Pleasant,efficient and friendly....

on Nov 20, 2018

anonymous

Karen is great

on Nov 20, 2018

julie j

The greatest care of teeth and patient taken with me.

on Oct 26, 2018

michael m

always positive

on Oct 26, 2018

john a

Amanda, my dental hygienist is terrific. She always does an excellent job and provides useful feedback. In addition, she is very personable. Both dentists and other office staff are competent and friendly.

on Oct 19, 2018

julee w

Love my dental hygentist and Dr. Magnusson.

on Oct 09, 2018

adrienne e

Great staff and dentists!

on Oct 04, 2018

kathleen b

The best!!!

on Oct 03, 2018

sandy p

They are concerned about your comfort and take all steps to,make sure u are ok. I do feel that they are quite pricey.

on Aug 22, 2018

alice a

Consistently excellent care.

on Aug 22, 2018

carter w

The staff was friendly and efficient.

on Aug 18, 2018

anonymous

Very friendly and helpful

on Aug 15, 2018

ardene m

Excellent service, staff and care

on Jul 20, 2018

virginia c

Always pleased with the friendly, professional services received by the staff and doctors. Highly recommend them to everyone.

on Jul 14, 2018

adrienne e

Dr. Caringella was so nice and compassionate!

on Jun 13, 2018

judy j

Always feel I get the best of care

on Jun 08, 2018

kathy l

I had a pleasant experience with Amanda and she gave me good advice on other matters in my life.

on Jun 05, 2018

nelson h

Very nice hygienist who was fun to deal with and good at her job.

on May 30, 2018

sheryl w

Fast, friendly and AAA++! Service.

on May 25, 2018

anonymous

Staff is polite and friendly. I’ve gone to them literally my entire life.

on May 25, 2018

mary t

I’ve been a patient here for many decades and have always had top notch and friendly service. Now that my longtime hygienist has retired, tHis was my first appointment with The other Karen, She is truly off-the-charts outstanding - extremely skilled, gentle, knowledgeable, friendly and kind. Everyone i’ve Had contact with in the office I has been friendly and helpful.

on May 16, 2018

sandra s

only issue appt was 20 min late in starting.

on May 16, 2018

warren c

Many friendly smiles; a light and professional sense of actions within the office; hygenist was intent, skilled, thorough, and quick; DDS was personable and easy to talk with. I felt in "good hands". Average expense.

on May 02, 2018

deborah s

Though I do not love going to the dentist, Dr. Magnusson is the best ! I never felt one bit of pain . Would not go anywhere else

on May 01, 2018

james b

Great job as usual.

on Apr 19, 2018

glenys b

Very happy with Merritt dental

on Apr 06, 2018

janet h

Very professional and polite and nice people

on Mar 29, 2018

roger c

Great service My dental plate for my top, developed a crack. The Dentist office sent out the Denture for repair and had it back to me in only 1busness day.

on Mar 15, 2018

anonymous

Very god as usual.

on Mar 09, 2018

margie b

My experience with Merit Dental has always been good. I want to thank Brett and his staff for there care these last 5 years. I will miss you all.

on Mar 08, 2018

nancy m

Dr. Karen Jello fixed my broken tooth in a matter of minutes and I'm very happy with the results excuse the spelling this is how Google spells your name dr. Karen Jello!

on Feb 08, 2018

gregory s

Great group of people. Very friendly and do a great job!

on Feb 02, 2018

anonymous

Superior customer service by a professional staff.

on Feb 01, 2018

bernard w

This place is the best! Not a lot of waiting, very friendly and informative staff, nice comfortable atmosphere and an ace high Dentist!

on Jan 25, 2018

larry m

My experience was as expected.

on Jan 18, 2018

deborah h

I have been coming to this office for many many years and now lots of changes since I was there 6 months ago, and new people, but all is good. They are very professional everyone is very nice and they make you feel welcome. Best of Luck to Karen on her retirement gonna miss her.

on Jan 16, 2018

virginia c

Was able to schedule a same day appointment and have a problem examined by the dentist. Also got a cleaning done right afterward due to a cancellation. Very pleased to be able to have both things taken care of so promptly. The doctor and staff are always very friendly and accommodating.

on Dec 22, 2017

sandy p

Courteous & careful. Concerned with ur comfort level.

on Dec 14, 2017

jennifer m

I enjoyed getting my teeth cleaned.

on Dec 13, 2017

kathy c

All the staff are very professional and also kind and caring.

on Dec 10, 2017

denise g

Dr. Magnuson has been my dentist since 1984 - that alone speaks volumes! And I cannot say enough about his attention to detail whether that's the finishing touches on a crown or his concern for my well-being during an extra long appointment of which I have had many. His assistants are fabulous as are the hygienists and the office staff is fantastic too! Always smiling n wiling to assist if needed. Thank you Brett for creating such a positive environment.

on Dec 07, 2017

sara c

Best dentist office ever!!

on Nov 30, 2017

nelson h

A pleasant young lady did the work and knew what she was doing. They do good work. I got my wife and her son to go to them

on Nov 28, 2017

steven n

The whole office, from front desk, office management, hygienist's and Dentist are all friendly and professional.

on Nov 22, 2017

anonymous

I have been a Merit client for more than 30 years. The staff is always friendly and professional. I never worry about the care that I receive because I know that I can trust them.

on Nov 17, 2017

bernard w

Always good care! Wonderful staff! AAA+++ Thanks! Ben.

on Nov 15, 2017

ardene m

Great staff. Amanda did a wonderful job.

on Nov 10, 2017

carla a

I had a minor emergency which was handled within hours of my call. I really appreciated that.

on Nov 08, 2017

julie j

Dr and staff are outstanding in there level of care

on Oct 27, 2017

warren c

Fast, Professional, Friendly, Kept me verbally informed what was happening throughout the crown prep and temp crown creation/installation.

on Oct 20, 2017

michael m

always a pleasure to see you all

on Oct 19, 2017

james b

Great people, great dentist.

on Oct 13, 2017

john a

Amanda, the dental hygenist was a very pleasant and friendly person. It helps to have someone who helps patients to feel comfortable. In addition, she was both competent in the work she performed and was instructional - sharing suggestions and providing clear answers to my questions. Wonderful experience!

on Oct 13, 2017

michael g

I've used this service for many years and I've always been pleased with the quality of the service and support I've been given and continue to receive. Thanks.

on Oct 12, 2017

anonymous

Very helpful understanding accommodating.

on Sep 28, 2017

barry s

Brett Extremely professional and very talented, customized solutions. Great explanations at each step of the process.

on Sep 26, 2017

barbara e

Everyone is so kind and caring that it makes for a comfortable experience. Thank you,

on Sep 23, 2017

laura p

Being a long time client, I've always had a welcoming professional experience. They treat you as family. Have referred them to anyone asking for a good dentist.

on Sep 15, 2017

anonymous

Great staff! Friendly, courteous, helpful. Brett Magnuson is a fantastic doctor and artist.

on Sep 15, 2017

colleen p

Was in and out so quickly for a chipped tooth! Back to work in no time. The new dentist is fantastic and I like his personality!

on Sep 13, 2017

suzanne m

This is the most professional, friendly and personable doctors office I deal with. You will not be disappointed with any aspect of this practice.

on Sep 06, 2017

tina p

Awesome. Friendly staff.

on Sep 01, 2017

sandy p

Appreciate the concern about what was going on with my isdue

on Aug 12, 2017

anonymous

Very disappointed about all the personnel changes. I miss seeing those familiar faces! Also missed the arm pat.

on Aug 10, 2017

anonymous

Very good,very professional

on Aug 06, 2017

henry m

The service was quick and went without any problems. I needed further service and was able to set up additional appointments.

on Aug 04, 2017

nora p

Staff & dentist great. Their charges are way above normal & customary in our our area

on Aug 02, 2017

anonymous

Dr Magenson and his group have been my dentist for 15 +'years. Great group and would recommend them to anyone.

on Aug 02, 2017

anonymous

Great staff. The hygiene dept is top notch. Concerns are always addressed thoroughly and understandable. They take their time and I never feel rushed

on Jul 28, 2017

ralph g. h

Karen is great, she is very good at her job and is very friendly.

on Jul 26, 2017

sandra d

Continues to be an amazing dental office!

on Jul 20, 2017

sharon m

I have been going there for a little my time. Trust them. I just sent my friend your info.

on Jul 13, 2017

janet h

Everyone so patient and nice to me.

on Jul 01, 2017

randy m

Excellent staff! Dr. Magnuson is outstanding!!

on Jun 22, 2017

colleen b

The BEST Dental group in Kalamazoo - BY FAR!

on Jun 16, 2017

ardene m

I love the dentist and staff

on Jun 02, 2017

virginia c

Always receive excellent care from Dr. Magnuson and his staff.

on May 19, 2017

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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:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Delta Premier

*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 $30. 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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