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Welcome to South Dayton Family Dentistry!

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 Kettering 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:

Dental Services

Accepted Insurance

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

  • Anthem PPO
  • Delta Premier
  • Dental Care Plus
  • FEP
  • Superior Dental
  • The Connection / GEHA
  • United Concordia

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

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About
Our Dentists

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Dr. Thomas Grabeman

  • Area of Practice: General Dentistry
  • Education: Vanderbilt University - Bachelor of Arts
    Ohio State University College of Dentistry - DDS
  • Advanced Training: Orthodontics, TMJ treatment
  • Memberships: American Dental Association, American Orthodontic Society, International College of Dentists
  • Family: Dr. Gabeman and his wife Lisa have two children, Kevin and Leslie
  • Interests: Golf, physical fitness and dental mission trips with his church
  • Personal Statement: "I strive to treat each patient as the individual they are. My goal is to help and guide my patients to ensure they have a lifetime of good oral health."
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Dr. Erik Ellefson

  • Area of Practice: General Dentistry
  • Education: University of Missouri, Kansas City - Undergraduate Degree
    Ohio State University College of Dentistry - DDS
  • Advanced Training: Dental implants, Orthodontics, Botox
  • Memberships: American Dental Association,
    Ohio Dental Association,
    Dayton Dental Society
  • Family: Dr. Ellefson and his wife Jane have two children, Lukas and Lila
  • Interests: Ohio State football, golf, camping & motor-cycling
  • Personal Statement: "My goal is to provide quality dental care in a comfortable environment and establish long-term, trusting relationships with my patients."
Dr. Thomas GrabemanDr. Erik Ellefson Dentist Photo

About
Our Dentist

Dr. Thomas Grabeman

Dr. Thomas Grabeman

  • Area of Practice: General Dentistry
  • Education: Vanderbilt University - Bachelor of Arts
    Ohio State University College of Dentistry - DDS
  • Advanced Training: Orthodontics, TMJ treatment
  • Memberships: American Dental Association, American Orthodontic Society, International College of Dentists
  • Family: Dr. Gabeman and his wife Lisa have two children, Kevin and Leslie
  • Interests: Golf, physical fitness and dental mission trips with his church
  • Personal Statement: "I strive to treat each patient as the individual they are. My goal is to help and guide my patients to ensure they have a lifetime of good oral health."
Dr. Thomas GrabemanDr. Erik Ellefson Dentist Photo

About
Our Dentist

Dr. Erik Ellefson

Dr. Erik Ellefson

  • Area of Practice: General Dentistry
  • Education: University of Missouri, Kansas City - Undergraduate Degree
    Ohio State University College of Dentistry - DDS
  • Advanced Training: Dental implants, Orthodontics, Botox
  • Memberships: American Dental Association,
    Ohio Dental Association,
    Dayton Dental Society
  • Family: Dr. Ellefson and his wife Jane have two children, Lukas and Lila
  • Interests: Ohio State football, golf, camping & motor-cycling
  • Personal Statement: "My goal is to provide quality dental care in a comfortable environment and establish long-term, trusting relationships with my patients."

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