4.9
263 Reviews

Rajv Malhotra

Dec 07, 2022

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Jim Peed

Nov 19, 2022

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Doris Behnken

Nov 16, 2022

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K Smith

Oct 29, 2022

Highly recommend. Everyone on the staff is friendly and caring.

James Chappelear

Oct 29, 2022

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

Leah Day

Oct 27, 2022

I love my hygienist! She always cleans my teeth, so well!

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Martha Moseman

Oct 26, 2022

Friendly and courteous staff. Hygienist very thorough

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Shawn Elson

Oct 25, 2022

Always nice and helpful ,never running late . These ppl care about you and smile ?

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Judy Key

Oct 23, 2022

I have had some bad experiences with dentist, not doing work but charging my insurance company. This place was upfront about charges. I liked the fact they did all the work in one visit, I needed 3 fillings. Dr. Tammy Baker and the staff are wonderful.

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Michael Dowler

Oct 21, 2022

Excellent staff and location. The doctor was wonderful. They were able to get me in quickly when I was having an issue. Definitely recommend this location and practice.

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Tom Adams

Oct 13, 2022

I did not wait more than a very short time. everyone was very informed as to what I needed. It is always very clean and everything ready for my visit what ever I am having done. Everyone is always very friendly.

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Tauheedah Uqdah

Oct 05, 2022

This dentistry is Awesome!! This is the best dentist I have ever been to. Very very clean and the people are so nice and caring. Wow??

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Alicia Lokai

Sep 30, 2022

Always professional on time & good people

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ROBERT SLOAN

Sep 30, 2022

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Leslie DeLong

Sep 29, 2022

— Thank you for the review Leslie, you've really made us smile!

Patricia Boggs

Sep 26, 2022

— Hello Patricia! Thank you for the great review, we really appreciate it!

Kenneth Baker

Sep 24, 2022

The paperwork, insurance, billing, and scheduling are a hot mess. We left.

— Hi Kenneth, we always want our patients to have a positive experience and we're truly sorry that you did not. We appreciate you sharing your helpful feedback as it will help us improve. If you'd like to provide us additional details please contact us directly at kettering@meritdental.com.

Elizabeth Hofeldt

Sep 15, 2022

All the staff and doctors are knowledgeable, friendly and supportive. It’s easy to schedule appointments and everything is efficiently run.

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Charles Goodwin

Sep 14, 2022

Excellent dental care.

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Kathie Ackison

Sep 14, 2022

The hygienist was so gentle. Best experience ever.

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C Cartwright

Sep 10, 2022

Have been going to merit dental for many years and I continue to return because of the friendly and compassionate staff as well as a very clean/sterile environment. They continue to be sensitive to my comfort at all times during any dental procedure. Highly recommend this group.

Portia Thompkins

Sep 08, 2022

My family and I have been going to Merit Dental for approximately 10 years and I have to say, we loved them from the start. They came recommended by my co-worker and I’ll tell you, they were and still are the right fit for my family and I. I had a fear of dentist from a previous experience and had stopped going for many years. Well, they got my teeth together and eased my fears and I haven’t looked back since. My kids who are not kids anymore loved them then and continue to love them to this day. I highly recommend there services to anyone looking for a dentist. My only suggestion as an ex insurance agent, is to ensure they take your insurance prior to booking you an appointment. Another great appointment down! I really need to get my new hygienist name programmed in my head because I love her! She is so gentle with my cleanings and keep me on point.

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Anne Jacobsen

Sep 03, 2022

Always a great experience. Our hygienist, Jessica, is the best!

— Thank you so much for your kind words, Anne. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us. We count ourselves lucky for patients like you!

Karla Giffin

Aug 30, 2022

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Lorna Dawes

Aug 27, 2022

The front desk staff were welcoming and professional. The dental assistant was exactly on time, thoughtful, thorough and professional as was the dentist, Dr. Elifson. I highly recommend this practice!

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James Abbott

Aug 24, 2022

Being 99 years old, the staff bend over backwards to accommodate my mobility and ongoing dental needs. Very kind, thorough staff!

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Wild Birds Unlimited Springboro & West Chester, OH

Aug 24, 2022

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Linda CHU

Aug 12, 2022

Very professional, pleasant and efficient!

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Ken Leibrock

Aug 06, 2022

Appointment was started after an appropriately brief wait. I had to have a crown replaced that had come loose after untold years. Proceedure was explained and taken care of quickly and efficiently. This is a very good dentist service.

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Gayla Haufe

Aug 05, 2022

The staff are always gentle and informative. They answer my questions honestly and are very efficient:]

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Tracie Courville

Aug 02, 2022

I had a very positive experience at Merit Dental yesterday. The staff was very professional and kind. The dentist listened to me and we came up with a plan that was best for me. I would highly recommend Merit Dental.

— Thank you for the 5-star review, Tracie! 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.

Gale Wall

Jul 30, 2022

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Rene Silberman

Jul 29, 2022

Comfortable, professional, thorough & helpful. What more could you ask for?!

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Cassie Behm

Jul 26, 2022

Very professional, swift, and informative appointment with Dr. Tammy Baker and her technician. They told me what I needed to know and offered good advice to maintain my dental health. One of the best dentist experiences I've had.

— Thank you for the 5-star review, Cassie! 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.

Brian Morris

Jul 23, 2022

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William Ritter

Jul 23, 2022

My wife and I had appointments at the same time. Both our Dental Assistants and Dentist did a great job. Called them at 10AM, a crown chipped, and they took care of it by Noon. It was basically intact and after we talked about it, he ground the edges down to smooth it out. I'm Happy!

Donna Johnson

Jul 20, 2022

First appointment. What a wonderful experience! Staff is great, very friendly and very good at what they do. I would highly recommend this office to anyone

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Courtney

Jul 19, 2022

Great service and friendly staff!

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Anthony Bradfield

Jul 18, 2022

Awesome dental office. Very efficient in all aspects and friendly!

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Theophile Majka

Jul 16, 2022

Merit Dental is efficient and professional. The dentists and their assistants are very good.

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Jennifer Nash

Jul 16, 2022

I have been seeing Dr Baker since Dr Grabeman left. I would highly recommend her, she is very kind and upfront about my dental issues. I have complete faith and trust in her. I certainly recommend her to anyone.

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Beth Hartong

Jul 14, 2022

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Kelley Parker

Jul 10, 2022

Everyone was so kind and friendly.

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Michael Ward

Jul 02, 2022

Dr. E is AMAZING! He is not happy until you are happy. You are not just a patient you are a person. Everyone is soooo nice.

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Charlie Simms

Jul 01, 2022

Tammy and staff are awesome. Up-to-date equipment and procedures create a safe and efficient experience. See you in six months?

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mark jacobs

Jun 30, 2022

— Thank you for the review Mark, you've really made us smile!

Minetta Jones

Jun 29, 2022

I was very happy with the service that I had. The staff was great and professional. I was always seen in a timely manner. I recommend your company to everyone that I know. Dr Baker was awesome, gentle, kind and very professional. Thanks for everything. From the front desk to the back.

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STEVE PEYTON

Jun 25, 2022

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Michael Doran

Jun 24, 2022

— Thanks for the five-star review, Michael.

Marcie curtis

Jun 21, 2022

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Shauna Brunner

Jun 14, 2022

My visit was great! The receptionists, dental assistant, and dentist were awesome. Super personable, got the job done in a very timely manner, but didn’t feel like it was rushed. Thanks!!

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Peter Marasco

Jun 03, 2022

Great experience. Appointment was on time. Service was excellent. I definitely recommend. Dr. Baker and Jessica make a great team.

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Mark Duckro

May 26, 2022

— Mark, thanks for your 5-star review!

Ellen Del Valle

May 21, 2022

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Brooke Hertlein

May 13, 2022

This is by far the best dentistry I have ever been to. Because of previous traumatic experiences, I avoided dentists at all costs until I came to Dr. Baker. She is amazing! She is so compassionate and caring, and all of the staff are super nice and helpful. I actually enjoy going to the dentist now, can't say enough positives about this place!

— Thank you so much for your kind words, Brooke. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us. We count ourselves lucky for patients like you!

Linda Miller

May 12, 2022

Efficient, caring doctor and staff. Anesthetic for filling went well and numbness went away quickly.

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David Grote

May 11, 2022

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Nick Cordray

May 11, 2022

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Joy Quarmiley

Apr 30, 2022

I’m glad y’all sent me this! I was just telling my family how much I love my dental office! Dr. Ellefson is not only the best, but he has some of the best dental assistants EVER! I love how they seem to remember me every time & even ask about my (adult) children. They are also very professional & thorough! I never want to change dentists! EVER!

David mueller

Apr 29, 2022

I very much enjoyed the dental assistant's couching each step that would be performed to prepare my mind. It was fun experience.

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James Robbins

Apr 27, 2022

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Gene Shoman

Apr 22, 2022

Everybody was quite nice and welcoming. My hygienist Layne was very informative and did a great job.

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Gary Washington

Apr 21, 2022

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Jaci Hollmeyer

Apr 11, 2022

— Thanks for the five-star review, Jaci.

Teresa Riddlebarger

Apr 06, 2022

— Teresa, thanks for your 5-star review!

dave stewart

Apr 06, 2022

Staff is great! ?

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Justin Rampage

Apr 01, 2022

My wife and I have been going to South Dayton Family Dentistry for years. It's always a great experience. Friendly people and super clean teeth!

Bobbie Reeves

Mar 30, 2022

Dr Baker and her staff are wonderful. Friendly, caring and professional. Thanks to all of you for the excellent care. And a special thank you to Dr Baker for being so kind. I appreciated it very much.

— Thank you so much for your kind words, Bobbie. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us. We count ourselves lucky for patients like you!

Brent Brodbeck

Mar 28, 2022

As always, a great experience. Everyone in the office is friendly and helpful. Jesica is a great hygienist. Loved the “Bob Floss” painting.

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Aarika Pennington

Mar 26, 2022

Absolutely amazing! My son has autism and is 3 year old and they were amazing and tentative. Highly recommend them!

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Christy Ogan

Mar 25, 2022

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Jeremy Bray

Mar 24, 2022

— Hi Jeremy, Thank you for your feedback. We'd like to improve and make your next visit an exceptional one. If you'd like to provide us any additional details, please contact us directly at kettering@meritdental.com.

Hannah Gage

Mar 24, 2022

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Nancy Morrell

Mar 24, 2022

I never liked going to a dentist much. Dr. Baker and staff make it very welcoming and not so frightening. Only wish they had the massage dental chairs...that would be the icing on the cake!?

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Carol Roberts

Mar 24, 2022

Dental assistant, office mgr STEPHANIE, & dr baker all very kind, considerate & helpful.

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Karen Pollitt

Mar 23, 2022

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Dominic Blair

Mar 23, 2022

I had a cleaning yesterday with Layne! She was excellent. I usually have an aversion to dental trips, but she was very kind and made the experience simple and painless. Plus, I had to call today to reschedule an appointment last minute and they were kind and helped me get rebooked. I’d highly recommend coming here!

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

John Nichols

Mar 22, 2022

The other day, I had another enjoyable visit at Merit Dental in Kettering. Layne was upbeat and great with teeth cleaning, and gave me some very helpful suggestions for home care. Dr. Baker was both cheery and supportive. I have been coming to this practice for a little while now, after a self-imposed dental care sabbatical. Never once have the folks here allowed me to feel badly about not keeping up with things. Rather, they have gotten me back on board with dental care.

— Thank you for the 5-star review, John! 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.

charles lane

Mar 20, 2022

it was a five star experience. in the chair on time, friendly personnel from the front desk to the professional dental workers, thorough exam and cleaning, full explanation of all procedures, (past, present, future), extremely clean facility. No negative comments.

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Valerie Rossi

Mar 16, 2022

You guys are great! Thank you.

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D Malas

Mar 08, 2022

Just completed a cleaning and consultation visit. The Merit Dental - Kettering staff are excellent. I was greeted promptly with a smile at check in and treated in a caring and professional manner by Jessica and Dr. Baker. I appreciate the scheduling convenience and documented plan for next visit. I highly recommend Merit Dental - Kettering..

— Hi, D! Thank you so much for taking a few moments to let us know how we are doing. Reading your review reminded us why we do what we do. It was truly a pleasure to serve you.

Dan Johnson

Mar 08, 2022

— Thank you for the review Dan, you've really made us smile!

Keith Cole

Mar 05, 2022

The staff and Dr. E are amazing. Very gentle and very friendly. I have sent family and friends to this team.

— Thank you so much for your kind words, Keith. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us. We count ourselves lucky for patients like you!

Libby Gower

Mar 02, 2022

No pain with Dr. Baker’s shots or any of the treatment. Chloe was also pain free!!

Gita Pema

Feb 23, 2022

My family and I have been coming to Merit for about 18 years and we just love the staff and doctors. They are always so kind and helpful. The care they take of our teeth is phenomenal! Dr. Elefson always treats us like family!

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Donna Tucker

Feb 23, 2022

Best staff and very pleasant!

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P. Meyer

Feb 17, 2022

We’ve been going there for about 15 years. They are just a really great team of nice people who do good work.

— That is so great to hear. Thank you! It's wonderful to see that you had a positive experience with us.

Robert Wurdack

Feb 16, 2022

Get rid of the masks Excellent personnel!

Cheyenne Burt

Feb 16, 2022

I love Merit Dental! Dr Baker is sweet, and attentive! I do not have the best teeth, and no one on that staff has ever made me feel less than because of it. They treat me with kindness in respect, and always have a plan to help me keep my teeth as healthy as possible.

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

Kim Horning

Feb 16, 2022

Entire staff is friendly and professional. Very comfortable environment. Dr. Baker and all of her staff are absolutely excellent. Highly recommend!

Nicole Boucuvalas

Feb 16, 2022

— Hello Nicole! Thank you for the great review, we really appreciate it!

Tammy Mcghee

Feb 15, 2022

— Thanks for the five-star review, Tammy.

Bill Vari

Feb 12, 2022

Doctors and staff are super knowledgeable and accommodating.

— Thank you for the 5-star review, Bill! 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.

Lauren June

Feb 02, 2022

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

Lori Wentzel

Jan 29, 2022

Not the same quality of care and treatment recently…

JUDI OSBORNE

Jan 28, 2022

Friendly, knowledgeable staff. A busy practice that is well run. Wait times are minimal.

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Amanda Czerniak

Jan 27, 2022

As a person with longstanding anxiety about dentists, I can honestly say I walked out of this office with a smile on my face! I felt heard, I didn't feel pressured into anything, and I worked out a plan that works best for me. Dr. Baker is incredibly patient and kind, and I appreciate the time she spent with me. Everyone I encountered here was so kind and helpful. So thankful I found Merit Dental!

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Barbara Agyapong

Jan 26, 2022

— Barbara, thanks for your 5-star review!

Doug Conrad

Jan 26, 2022

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Brenda Young

Jan 26, 2022

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

Cheryl Anderson

Jan 25, 2022

Dr. Baker is a wonderful dentist. She explains procedures carefully, and she is excellent at calming fearful patients. I would recommend Merit Dental because the personnel are polite, efficient, and care about the welfare of the patient.

— Hi, Cheryl! Thank you so much for taking a few moments to let us know how we are doing. Reading your review reminded us why we do what we do. It was truly a pleasure to serve you.

Jerry Harmon

Jan 22, 2022

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Brent Bingaman

Dec 31, 2021

Scott R Placke

Dec 29, 2021

My Dentist Dr. Ellison is over the top! The staff is the BEST always welcoming me and treating me like family...

John Bumgardner

Dec 29, 2021

Nan Hieb

Dec 28, 2021

South Dayton Family Dentistry is both professional and friendly. They made my concern their priority and I really appreciate that.

Linda Hoffsis

Dec 17, 2021

Competent and caring service!

Justin Miller

Dec 15, 2021

The staff was and is always absolutely phenomenal. Great service as expected for being a client there for many many years.

michael dillon

Dec 10, 2021

Fantastic staff, very client friendly.

Kathy Hawes

Dec 01, 2021

Dr. Ellefson and Stacy were great yesterday when I got my tooth extracted, didn't feel any pain. Feeling great today, haven't even had to use any pain meds today ?? Thank you so much Dr. E and Stacy ???? Great experience as always ????

Patricia Finn

Dec 01, 2021

Great staff! Very friendly plus professional. Always a good experience.

Bonnie Buddendeck

Nov 23, 2021

I have been going to this practice since I moved here in 1981 and have always been treated with the utmost respect and care. Although the staff has changed over the years, all who work here are very professional and highly competent. I have recommended this office to many friends over the years and none have been disappointed.

Llana Combs

Nov 18, 2021

Lynn Jones

Nov 13, 2021

Paul McCracken

Nov 06, 2021

I have spent my time in the dental chair over the years and I will have to say this is the best dentist, and practice I have found. They are caring, they listen, and really take time to make sure they understand your condition, apprehensions and/fears. I needed extensive work, and had my fears but Dr Ellefson had his suggestions and then came up with a treatment plan that I took part in. The support staff are wonderful as are the hygienists. I have recently switched my whole family here. Thank you.

Marsha Clark

Nov 05, 2021

Kaitlyn Grooms

Nov 05, 2021

This place feels so homey and comfortable I forgot I was at the dentist for a minute. Staff was super friendly and helpful.

Mark Snead

Oct 19, 2021

We have been clients for many years. Never have we had a bad experience. Jessica is awesome, as is Dr. Baker! I highly recommend to all that ask.

Michael espinoza

Oct 09, 2021

Great front desk, Dental staff and Doctors are awesome…..Jessica J is awesome at her job. The office and facility is clean and organized!

DezinDayton Jones

Oct 08, 2021

I'm so glad I started going to this practice. The front desk staff is always courteous and easy to work with. Scheduling appointments is never a problem. I've been using hygienist Jessica Johnson and she has always been great with me. Never rushes through my visits with her. Always spends time to go over any issues that may pop up. Dr. Ellefson is the greatest. Kudos to the whole staff.

American Veterans Heritage Center

Sep 30, 2021

I met Jessica J. at my latest cleaning appointment. She is gentle and thorough. I asked to have her for my next cleaning!

JEANNE HART

Sep 27, 2021

Posting this review for husband Ted Hart. He stated Jessica J. is very professional, through, and highly recommends her!

Janice Goldberg

Sep 22, 2021

John Fisher

Sep 22, 2021

Jessica was very professional. I was given great care during my cleaning

Eric Purcell

Sep 14, 2021

David Martin

Aug 30, 2021

I went to Merit Dental for the first time last week. WHAT great people...very friendly and they were right on schedule! They kept me infomred about each step of the visit and my teeth look great!!! I was so thankful they take my medicare insurance! THANKS!

Joey Lujano

Aug 23, 2021

Andrew Bollinger

Aug 18, 2021

Staff was very professional and courteous from check-in to check-out. Layne is an excellent hygienist!!! She was gentle yet proficient when cleaning my teeth. She recommended the H2O Floss water pick to help me with my dental care--something I'm definitely going to look into. I was in and out in a jiffy while my teeth came out looking spiffy. :)

John Inglis

Aug 14, 2021

After two visits, can report two kind and experienced dentists, gentle hygienists, & friendly office personnel.

shannon szeghi

Aug 06, 2021

Gregory Whitehead

Aug 05, 2021

Appointment started on time. Dental Hygienist was great with the cleaning and polish. Doctor was right in and did her examine. Overall a smooth and pleasant experience.

Debra Todd

Aug 05, 2021

Cleaning visit for 7 year old son went great! Love this place!?

Nancy Crane

Jul 30, 2021

Jessica J cleaned my teeth today and did a fantastic job! She really explained and demonstrated how I should be using my new toothbrush for my specific dental problem areas. Dr. Baker is wonderful, as always and very easy to talk to and understands my mouth very, very well!

Jessica Royalty

Jul 26, 2021

Great staff !!!! Clean place . Highly recommend!

Lauren Tall

Jul 23, 2021

Awesome staff and so friendly!

Quyen Weaver

Jul 19, 2021

Both my parents are patients of Dr. Baker. They speak limited English so I always worry about them when they go to medical appointments without me. My dad has been back and forth to this office for a problem tooth and each time, he raves about how well the staff treats him. It warms my heart to hear that they try their best to communicate with him and treat him well. I’ve also always experienced wonderful service when calling for appointments and questions. We highly recommend this office!

Karen Bennett

Jul 16, 2021

Jessica J. did a great job with my teeth cleaning. She was kind and gentle and made the experience a pleasant one. Thank you Jessica for taking good care of me! :)

Jane Lugo

Jul 13, 2021

Efficient is how y'all role. Friendly, happy, kind.

Matthew Wilcher

Jul 09, 2021

Had my cleaning this week. Anna did a great job and was super gentle. Thanks Anna for making my cleaning pain free. :) Super friendly staff as always.

Mario Mancini

Jun 25, 2021

The dentist are great and were very helpful in addressing an abcess with antibiotics. It was extremely painful. I also was very impressed with the front desk staff, specifically "Camile" who communicated my concerns and acted quickly to expedite my prescriptions. She is a great people person, a team player, and extremely helpful. She presented with an understanding of antibiotics and was very empathetic to my pain. She is a great asset to Merit Dental.

Kim Kwiatek

Jun 22, 2021

Jessica J took care of me today. She is a very personable and compassionate caregiver. Had my teeth cleaned and had a wonderful experience. She answered all questions. She loves teaching. She is a good listener as well. Perhaps the best I have had ever.

ELIZABETH DeArmond

Jun 19, 2021

Savannah Bray

Jun 18, 2021

The staff is always super nice and helpful! And they always work with me to make my appointments within a time frame that i’ll be able to pay for it.

Nicole Powers

Jun 15, 2021

10! A wonderful experience! Anna & Jessica were fantastic, as well as Dr. Baker as always! My boys, ages 5 &13 always have a very pleasant experience as well as myself. Top Notch dental office ?

Denny Lammlein

Jun 11, 2021

Jessica J. was my hygienist and did a great job! Friendly, knowledgeable and communicated what was happening every step of the way.

Vibrant Rehab & Wellness

Jun 05, 2021

Wonderful experience with Layne. Truly so sweet and energetic. My teeth looked amazing after my cleaning. I have been going to the same dentist since I was 7 years old. I gave Merit dental an opportunity considering it was closer to my house. I will definitely be going back and changing dentists ??

Ciara Morgan

Jun 05, 2021

Sherry Requarth

May 19, 2021

Jessica J. did an excellent job cleaning my teeth, answered all my questions, and my teeth felt extra smooth by her using a water scaler. I appreciated her experience and expertise.

Charles Goodwin

Apr 28, 2021

Outstanding dental care. Very thorough care.

Jim Schuette

Apr 28, 2021

East West kids

Mar 30, 2021

Th staff are so kind and welcoming.

J McCoy

Mar 27, 2021

No issues. Friendly staff. Painless.

RJ Voorink

Mar 26, 2021

I went it for a deep cleaning, and Jennifer L was the lady who took great care of me. After explaining the procedure well, she went to work, and everything went smooth and painless. She would check in every few minutes to make sure I wasn't uncomfortable, which I never was. The result was just awesome! I couldn't be more excited and happy with the entire process and the result. I highly recommend Merit Dental in Kettering; from the minute you walk through the door until the minute you’re back out, you’ll feel welcomed, taken care of and at ease. Great dentist office!

Brenda Collins

Mar 22, 2021

Brian

Mar 13, 2021

Awesome

Josey Wales

Mar 05, 2021

Dr. Ellefson is absolutely the best most caring dentist. I had a bad cavity with an exposed nerve that hurt so bad I couldn't sleep at nights. I had tried to call every oral surgeon in the Dayton area to pull my tooth and couldn't get in for weeks. I made an appointment for Dr. Ellefson who squeezed me in for a consultation on a Friday afternoon. He saw the pain I was in, he gave me options and in between other patients he pulled my tooth when nobody else would. He really cares about you as a person and it shows everytime I see him

Jane Brown

Mar 03, 2021

I went for my first visit last week and had a great experience. The staff was friendly and their equipment was modern. My previous dentist retired and Merit has an office close to home for me. It was such a positive experience that I look forward to my next visit.

Tisha Holland

Feb 08, 2021

I had to have both bottom wisdom teeth pulled and a filling on the same day. Dr Erik Ellefson was wonderful. I was very nervous about my wisdom teeth being pulling but they told me everything that they were doing before and during procedure. It went fast. The staff their are very friendly. I would highly recommend this office.

Joshua Johnson

Feb 03, 2021

After the closing of the Belmont office, I've had two appointments at Kettering. Everyone is so friendly there! I really like the receptionist!??

Patty Lusk

Feb 02, 2021

Carolyn Curtin

Jan 26, 2021

I’ve been going to here for almost 20 years. Dr. Elleffson does a very thorough job as does the rest of the staff. They take the anxiety out of going to the dentist

Kent Gilman

Jan 16, 2021

Doctor E. took care of a very painful root canal & excellent follow up. Staff was awesome. I would highly recommend to anyone. Thank you.

Elvis & Dennis Nail & Peyton

Jan 16, 2021

Dr. Baker is the BEST!

John Bond

Jan 03, 2021

John Blakelock

Dec 20, 2020

I find Dr. Ellaffson and ALL the staff to be friendly, helpful and warm. It's HARD to find a good dentist, and Dr. Ellaffson is a GREAT ONE!

Mary Eberle

Dec 19, 2020

This is a wonderful office. Everyone is very friendly and professional. Dr. Baker is great. She's friendly and funny and I hope I don't have to change my dentist again. My insurance requirement has forced me to change dentists four times in the last number of years. I hope I get to stay here for a while.

Austin Hieb

Dec 11, 2020

Always nice, friendly and I enjoy the atmosphere

Kevin Greer

Nov 24, 2020

Nic Zimmerman

Nov 20, 2020

Wonderful and friendly staff. Sweet hygienist. Kind and informative dentist!

jystenger

Nov 04, 2020

Great staff and Dentist!

Lauren Sillaman

Oct 30, 2020

Paula Beck

Oct 29, 2020

Cindy Buckreus

Oct 27, 2020

Muhammad Usman

Oct 26, 2020

Teri Spiroff

Sep 29, 2020

Dr. Ellefson and his entire staff show so much compassion and professionalism. Hands down the best in the Miami Valley.

Heather Latham

Sep 29, 2020

They were great, let me know my options of treatment with pricing, and postponed their lunch to fix me. I really appreciated it. They walked me through each step of the treatment calmly and patiently. I was really uncomfortable when my tooth broke and feel so much better now.

Andy Holland

Sep 28, 2020

The receptionist, Jade, was very helpful and liked my Super Mario Bros shirt. My hygienist and Dr. Ellison did a stellar job with everything else. And I got free floss. Been going here for decades, they're the best

Irene Miller

Aug 29, 2020

Merit Dental Kettering seems to have problems with staffing. Twice they have cancelled appointments due to staffing issues. Once was prior to COVID and the second instance happened this month. The problem is that they do not reschedule within a timely manner. For example, the most recent appointment that was cancelled was scheduled for August 31st. This was for a 6 month cleaning. Due to a dental assistant leaving the practice, they cancelled the appointment and could not fit my son in until March 2021. This means my son would go over a year without seeing a dentist. This is not acceptable and this has happened twice. We will probably be finding another dentist that manages their staffing issues appropriately. Until Merit Dental Kettering can effectively manage their staffing issues, I would not recommend them.

MJ Kinnis

Aug 29, 2020

Very friendly and competent staff. My dentist was professional and knowledgeable, but wasn’t overly pushy in trying to “sell” a procedure (as I have experienced with other dentists). The office was exceptionally clean and comfortable. They follow proper Covid precautions with care.

Fred Poland

Aug 15, 2020

Lois Vizza

Aug 01, 2020

Great staff and the best dentist ever. Really takes his time with you.

JAMS Property Preservation LLC

Jul 19, 2020

Great experience. Every body I met was professional. And the biggest thing for me was they actually did what I wanted and pain free. Never has a dentist done want I asked. Great job guy's

Shelby Voss

Jul 13, 2020

The environment is comfortable and the staff is friendly. It is easy to schedule appointments and get in touch with staff if I have any questions.

Paul Eberle

Jun 20, 2020

Christina Frost

Jun 17, 2020

Dr Ellefson and his staff are fantastic. He's been our dentist for many years. Dr Ellefson is so gentle and kind with children. I'd highly recommend this practice!

Sharalyn Peterson

Jun 09, 2020

I have had a very good experience all the years I have been a patient.

Susan Slate

Jun 09, 2020

Thomas Howard

Jun 07, 2020

Five stars for the staff, but i do not support the policies of the new ownership at all!!! They want to charge us a 12.00 PPE charge per visit! Do they not think that we might also have extra exspense pertaining to the crisis!

Jeanne Giordano

Jun 06, 2020

The 5 stars goes to the very nice patient lady that makes appointments! I am transferring to this office so I can’t rate the hygienist or dentist yet.

Kathy

May 27, 2020

They are taking excellent precautions against Covid-19. I appreciate that!

Terri Jones

May 27, 2020

Mike Laycox

May 20, 2020

The staff was very friendly and professional. I had an unexpected dental situation that needed attention right away and Dr Neely was very accommodating and worked me in right away. The hygienist, Mrs. Zingle, made me feel at ease and did an exceptional job. I have attended 2 other dental offices in the past and they can't come close to Merit dental.

Kurt Morrow

Apr 25, 2020

I’ll tell you up front I don’t like going to the dentist but the staff at Merit made me feel comfortable and relaxed. I would highly recommend them .

Samantha Gibson

Apr 25, 2020

I needed an urgent appointment but didn’t have a family dentist. They got me in very quickly even though i was turned away from several other dentists due to COVID-19. They were nothing but amazing! 10/10 would recommend!

Warren Gregory

Apr 12, 2020

My wife, Bonnie and I were referred to South Dayton by a friend and are very pleased with everyone there. Highly professional Dentists and very pleased with our Dental hygienist. They are right on time and really take good care of us.

Christina Baker

Mar 31, 2020

Sharon Smith

Mar 28, 2020

This is a great dental practice - expert, friendly and caring practitioners. I still miss Dr. Grabeman!

Ray Copenheaver

Mar 28, 2020

Very pleased with all the folks at Merit Dental Kettering. My wife and I are in our 80's and we have experienced many dental offices over the years, this one is the B E S T. Ray and Donna Copenheaver Centerville, Ohio

Steven Bliss

Mar 28, 2020

Amy Townley

Mar 17, 2020

I had Jen clean my teeth for the first time and she used a different instrument. My experience was exceptional... the quickest and least painful teeth cleaning I have ever had!!! I have been telling everyone how fabulous her new instrument is!

Mike Hoendorf

Mar 13, 2020

Michele, Logan Master Appliance

Mar 13, 2020

Everyone here is great! From check in to check out. Fantastic people.

Terri Hinders

Mar 03, 2020

I have been a patient of this office for years, prior to it being Merit Dental. I absolutely trust the doctors here and would recommend them. I continue to go to this office even after moving 45 minutes away. I had another dentist tell me my child needed 5 fillings and a root canal. Dr. Ellefson examined her and fixed the shoddy work and she didn't need any fillings or a root canal. If they tell you you need something done then you do.

Lena Jackson

Mar 02, 2020

My appointment was on time and the staff was friendly. I had the best dental Hygienist who was super knowledgeable and amazing

janine selten

Feb 19, 2020

samentha lucas

Feb 15, 2020

Jennifer Reid

Jan 26, 2020

We needed a urgent appointment but were new to the office. They fit my son in the next morning. Very nice, helpful and great with him. Thanks Merit Dental.

Marlene Dascalos

Jan 23, 2020

Isabella Lee

Jan 11, 2020

Really appreciate the staff and Dr E - everyone is helpful - really explain the procedures and patiently answer any questions.

Caretta Jones

Dec 19, 2019

Very friendly staff. Quick visit never any complaints. Would recommend.

deb holt

Dec 18, 2019

Karin Avila-John

Dec 06, 2019

Abagael Funke

Dec 05, 2019

Lovely staff. Highly recommend!

Elizabeth Grismer

Nov 24, 2019

Everyone one is so very friendly and pleasant.

Jeff

Nov 19, 2019

Excellent experience at Merit. The staff was extremely friendly and professional. The visit was very quick and efficient. I would highly recommend this office.

Jennifer colaizzi

Nov 16, 2019

Norm Wentland

Oct 29, 2019

Alicia Green

Oct 12, 2019

Staff is always friendly and efficient. Hygienists are great. And Dr Ellefson is awesome.

Dean Haferman

Sep 28, 2019

Edward McIntosh

Sep 19, 2019

I recently visited Merit Dental in Kettering to have work done on my two front teeth. One of them was chipped on two sides, two old fillings needed replaced and something done with a bad stain on one of the teeth. Dr. Tammy Baker and her expert assistant(sorry, didn't catch her name, but she had a great smile) took the time to do the very best they could to give me my smile back. When they were finished and I looked at my teeth in the mirror, I was utterly shocked at how great my teeth looked! I never thought they could look this good again! Thank you both for your time and talent. A VERY satisfied patient. Edward McIntosh

Debbie Crowell

Sep 14, 2019

Lori Taylor

Sep 13, 2019

They were great with my hubby...he was scared to death, but would never admit it!!

Billie Bittner

Sep 10, 2019

Very friendly staff ! They always get me in quickly and they all are so extremely gentle which is what I look for the most in a dental office. Thank you all for all you do.

derek schneider

Aug 29, 2019

David Flaum

Aug 23, 2019

Broke a crown had to have old tooth extracted on my second day no pain med no pain extraction itself piece of cake had to be careful eating until local wore off eating normally today waiting for healing process to do next step. Great experience given the nature

Kathleen Bradley

Aug 17, 2019

Axel H. Moorman

Jul 22, 2019

JANICE LEISRING

Jul 18, 2019

David Youngerman

Jun 22, 2019

Kimberly Miller

Jun 17, 2019

My kids had two different hygienists. One we loved but the other one just did not make it feel like we use too. The same with the staff up front. It is not a bad thing but I went her when it was not a corporate dental. We like the feel of a dentist who knows you and you are not just a number but a person. I missed that the last time I went here? I one the next time it will be more like the dentist I went to before it became a corporate run dental office.

Teria Carson

Jun 08, 2019

This is by far a wonderful Dental office, the staff is very professional and kind especially when you are in pain. The Dentist are amazing and very eager to attend to your needs. Thank you for caring about your patients!

Aislinn Watkins

Jun 07, 2019

Kim Shade

Jun 05, 2019

Always very good service, patient oriented And done in a timely order.Dr. Baker and her staff are wonderful.

Carrie Begley

Apr 16, 2019

We have been clients of Merit Dental/Dr. Elefson and team for 15 years and always receive excellent professional and personal care.

Greg Frueh

Mar 30, 2019

The dental hygienist (Kristen) is exceptional and has great people skills...

Brooke Heikes

Nov 05, 2018

I had a horrible experience with South Dayton Dentistry! My insurance changed so I had to change dentist. My first visit was a cleaning. I was told that with my insurance we had one free cleaning a year. Received a $150 bill. When I addressed this I was told that my cleaning wasn’t covered because they did a “Deep Cleaning” that was never mentioned until the bill came. My second visit I had a cavity drilled and filled. Dr. Baker had catch up session with the dental assistant for the entire 45 minutes she was working on my teeth! The conversation should of happened on their own time. Gossip for entire 45 minutes!! Unprofessional.

Anne Troup

Jun 28, 2018

Dr. Eric Ellefson is a life line for me. I mean literally, I don't know what I would do without him. Debbie the hygienist, is top notch in my opinion. I would have to look long and hard to find such care and compassion.

Redbluff

May 10, 2018

New dentist replaced Grabeman. My first visit with her and she tells me I need a bunch of xrays and a cap on one tooth which Grabeman said nothing about 6 months earlier. They are a money grab machine and always want to cap your teeth. Horrible.

Genevieve Ritchie-Ewing

Apr 25, 2018

All of the staff were very good with my 5 year old making the experience much better than expected!

laserluver1

Mar 31, 2018

South Dayton Family Dentistry is the best at providing state of the art, professional dental care. Dr. Ellefson always takes the time to listen to my concerns and has come up with some innovative solutions to my dental issues. Nick Parenti

George Hummel

Sep 25, 2017

Without a doubt, South Dayton Family Dentistry is one of the most patient centered, caring and responsive practice that I have ever encountered. Everyone is professional and highly competent; always willing to take the time needed to explain the course of treatment to be taken. These folks are highly recommended by me and my family!

Hinda Stockstill

Sep 25, 2017

Doctor Grabeman is awesome! He was very thorough and gentle with examining my teeth. He gives great instructions on dental care. I recommend him to everyone I know.

Tom Steinbrunner

Jul 03, 2017

My wife and I are both patients at South Dayton Family Dentistry, and we are very happy with the care we get from Dr. Grabeman and all his staff! We have recommended the office to a number of our friends.

Kay Daly

Apr 17, 2017

My daughter and I have gone to Dr Grabeman for over 10 years. He is not only an excellent dentist, but is genuinely one of the most caring people I know. My daughter and I would never go to anyone else.

Joseph Fanelli

Jan 28, 2017

My wife Lois, and I are one of the oldest patients of Dr. Grabeman. Over many years, he and his staff have consistently treated us like family, and well. In January of 2017, I had my 3rd. or 4th, root canal. A little uncomfortable, but oh, what a relief to get rid of this infection. We have recommended him and his staff to many family and friends. They are a s satisfied as we are, with the treatment they recieved.

Haily Claire

Jan 21, 2017

The atmosphere is so friendly and the doctors are incredible. 10/10 would recommend.

Rebecca Kelley

Dec 01, 2016

I had an excellent experience. I am not a fan of dentist and the cleaning that I had was great and Dr. Tom Grabeman did a super job on a tooth repair. Everyone I have met there are very professional and manage to have a smile always.

Christina Duffy

Dec 01, 2016

I'm a new patient and was very happy with the professionalism. I had asked around and this group came highly recommend by more than one person. I'm very happy with my choice.

Gary Morris

Nov 12, 2016

I was a new patient to DDS Erik Ellefson and my experience was great. He's a top notch Dentist that I would recommend! He squeezed me in on a busy day. I thought my visit would be painful but he and his assistant that day made it painless!

Jeffrey Jacobsen

Oct 29, 2016

We love Dr. Ellefson and Dr. Grabeman! We first found this practice when we were new in town and I had lost a filling. Dr. Ellefson fit me in the next day (and I wasn't even an existing patient). We've been so happy there ever since. My little kids even love going. Front desk staff and hygienists are also wonderful. I highly recommend this group.

Michele Gannon

Oct 01, 2016

Excellent care from highly skilled employees. I will recommend them to everyone!

Trudy Krisher

Aug 20, 2016

Dr. Grabeman is awesome -professionally competent and personally charming! The fact that he shares his knowledge with OSU students now shows how willing he is to pass on what he knows. One of the best dentists EVER! Trudy Krisher

chuck rodabaugh

Aug 01, 2016

Without a doubt, the best dentist in the universe. I thought, "all dentists alike--what is so hard?" Dr Grabeman successfully saved a tooth that had been poorly handled by previous dentists. Everyone in the office is highly competant and friendly.

Christina B

Jun 29, 2016

Dr. Grabeman is an amazing dentist. I cracked a tooth and had to get it pulled. I started crying because I was scared. He sat and talked with me about it and made sure I was comfortable. He explained everything he was doing and took it slow. He even called me at 8:30pm that night to make sure I was doing okay. I won't be going anywhere else but here!

charles dickerson

Apr 06, 2016

Dr. Tom is just the best! Jane and I have been patients for over 15 years and are very satisfied. Normally on time, a wonderful staff of caring professional people.

Joy Kemp

Apr 03, 2016

We love Dr Grabeman and his staff!

Pamela Shackelford

Apr 02, 2016

I took a chance on South Dayton Family Dentistry and Dr. Ellefson coming from a bad experience. Boy did my switch pay off! The staff from the front door to the dentist's chair have been great! I would refer them in a second and am appreciative of the great care and service.

Carl Heid

Apr 02, 2016

We have been going to Dr Grabeman since he began his practice. We have always been more than satisfied.nDr Grabeman and his staff always go the extra mile to be sure you are well taken care of. I would recommend then highly to anyone. Thanks Mary and Carl Heid

September Chipman

Apr 02, 2016

I was recommended to the practice by a friend about 2 years ago. I absolutely love the staff. Everyone is always very precessional and friendly and they always run on time. No such thing as showing up on time for your appointment & then waiting 30+ minutes to be seen like every other medical office. I am so glad to have found this office & recommend them to everyone else as well!!!

Rhonda Horning

Apr 02, 2016

Absolutely the best!

nsolada

Mar 05, 2016

my family and i have been patients for many years. dr ellefson, dr grabeman and staff are always super friendly, very caring, prompt, dependable, and professional. they deserve the highest praise.

Judy Middlestetter

Dec 08, 2015

Nothing but big smiles and caring attitudes at South Dayton Dentistry. Dr. Grabeman is always meticulous in his work. I have been going to Dr. Grabeman for almost 30 years and continue to be amazed by such a caring Doctor and staff. They are like family. The wait time is minimal. I highly recommend S.D.D. you will be pleased.

Ronald Matsumura

Oct 10, 2015

The Best! So glad we found Dr. Grabeman and all his staff.

Bill Rhoades

Oct 04, 2015

This is the best dentist and staff around town. Some of my friends told me about this dentist and I have not been disappointed.

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We are located just north of David's United Church of Christ, right next to the Walgreens

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Mon: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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PATIENT REVIEWS

Rajv Malhotra

Dec 07, 2022

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

Jim Peed

Nov 19, 2022

— Jim, thanks for your 5-star review!

Doris Behnken

Nov 16, 2022

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

K Smith

Oct 29, 2022

Highly recommend. Everyone on the staff is friendly and caring.

James Chappelear

Oct 29, 2022

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

Leah Day

Oct 27, 2022

I love my hygienist! She always cleans my teeth, so well!

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

Martha Moseman

Oct 26, 2022

Friendly and courteous staff. Hygienist very thorough

— Thank you for the review Martha, you've really made us smile!

Shawn Elson

Oct 25, 2022

Always nice and helpful ,never running late . These ppl care about you and smile ?

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

Judy Key

Oct 23, 2022

I have had some bad experiences with dentist, not doing work but charging my insurance company. This place was upfront about charges. I liked the fact they did all the work in one visit, I needed 3 fillings. Dr. Tammy Baker and the staff are wonderful.

— Thank you for the review Judy, you've really made us smile!

Michael Dowler

Oct 21, 2022

Excellent staff and location. The doctor was wonderful. They were able to get me in quickly when I was having an issue. Definitely recommend this location and practice.

— Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback, Michael. We are happy to hear your kind words.

Tom Adams

Oct 13, 2022

I did not wait more than a very short time. everyone was very informed as to what I needed. It is always very clean and everything ready for my visit what ever I am having done. Everyone is always very friendly.

— That is so great to hear. Thank you! It's wonderful to see that you had a positive experience with us.

Tauheedah Uqdah

Oct 05, 2022

This dentistry is Awesome!! This is the best dentist I have ever been to. Very very clean and the people are so nice and caring. Wow??

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

Alicia Lokai

Sep 30, 2022

Always professional on time & good people

— Thank you for the 5-star review, Alicia! 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.

ROBERT SLOAN

Sep 30, 2022

— Hi Robert, we appreciate you leaving us a review. See you back soon, thank you!

Leslie DeLong

Sep 29, 2022

— Thank you for the review Leslie, you've really made us smile!

Patricia Boggs

Sep 26, 2022

— Hello Patricia! Thank you for the great review, we really appreciate it!

Kenneth Baker

Sep 24, 2022

The paperwork, insurance, billing, and scheduling are a hot mess. We left.

— Hi Kenneth, we always want our patients to have a positive experience and we're truly sorry that you did not. We appreciate you sharing your helpful feedback as it will help us improve. If you'd like to provide us additional details please contact us directly at kettering@meritdental.com.

Elizabeth Hofeldt

Sep 15, 2022

All the staff and doctors are knowledgeable, friendly and supportive. It’s easy to schedule appointments and everything is efficiently run.

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

Charles Goodwin

Sep 14, 2022

Excellent dental care.

— Hi Charles, we appreciate you leaving us a review. See you back soon, thank you!

Kathie Ackison

Sep 14, 2022

The hygienist was so gentle. Best experience ever.

— Hi, Kathie! Thank you so much for taking a few moments to let us know how we are doing. Reading your review reminded us why we do what we do. It was truly a pleasure to serve you.

C Cartwright

Sep 10, 2022

Have been going to merit dental for many years and I continue to return because of the friendly and compassionate staff as well as a very clean/sterile environment. They continue to be sensitive to my comfort at all times during any dental procedure. Highly recommend this group.

Portia Thompkins

Sep 08, 2022

My family and I have been going to Merit Dental for approximately 10 years and I have to say, we loved them from the start. They came recommended by my co-worker and I’ll tell you, they were and still are the right fit for my family and I. I had a fear of dentist from a previous experience and had stopped going for many years. Well, they got my teeth together and eased my fears and I haven’t looked back since. My kids who are not kids anymore loved them then and continue to love them to this day. I highly recommend there services to anyone looking for a dentist. My only suggestion as an ex insurance agent, is to ensure they take your insurance prior to booking you an appointment. Another great appointment down! I really need to get my new hygienist name programmed in my head because I love her! She is so gentle with my cleanings and keep me on point.

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

Anne Jacobsen

Sep 03, 2022

Always a great experience. Our hygienist, Jessica, is the best!

— Thank you so much for your kind words, Anne. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us. We count ourselves lucky for patients like you!

Karla Giffin

Aug 30, 2022

— Thanks for the five-star review, Karla.

Lorna Dawes

Aug 27, 2022

The front desk staff were welcoming and professional. The dental assistant was exactly on time, thoughtful, thorough and professional as was the dentist, Dr. Elifson. I highly recommend this practice!

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

James Abbott

Aug 24, 2022

Being 99 years old, the staff bend over backwards to accommodate my mobility and ongoing dental needs. Very kind, thorough staff!

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

Wild Birds Unlimited Springboro & West Chester, OH

Aug 24, 2022

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

Linda CHU

Aug 12, 2022

Very professional, pleasant and efficient!

— Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback, Linda. We are happy to hear your kind words.

Ken Leibrock

Aug 06, 2022

Appointment was started after an appropriately brief wait. I had to have a crown replaced that had come loose after untold years. Proceedure was explained and taken care of quickly and efficiently. This is a very good dentist service.

— That is so great to hear. Thank you! It's wonderful to see that you had a positive experience with us.

Gayla Haufe

Aug 05, 2022

The staff are always gentle and informative. They answer my questions honestly and are very efficient:]

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

Tracie Courville

Aug 02, 2022

I had a very positive experience at Merit Dental yesterday. The staff was very professional and kind. The dentist listened to me and we came up with a plan that was best for me. I would highly recommend Merit Dental.

— Thank you for the 5-star review, Tracie! 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.

Gale Wall

Jul 30, 2022

— Gale, thanks for your 5-star review!

Rene Silberman

Jul 29, 2022

Comfortable, professional, thorough & helpful. What more could you ask for?!

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Cassie Behm

Jul 26, 2022

Very professional, swift, and informative appointment with Dr. Tammy Baker and her technician. They told me what I needed to know and offered good advice to maintain my dental health. One of the best dentist experiences I've had.

— Thank you for the 5-star review, Cassie! 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.

Brian Morris

Jul 23, 2022

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William Ritter

Jul 23, 2022

My wife and I had appointments at the same time. Both our Dental Assistants and Dentist did a great job. Called them at 10AM, a crown chipped, and they took care of it by Noon. It was basically intact and after we talked about it, he ground the edges down to smooth it out. I'm Happy!

Donna Johnson

Jul 20, 2022

First appointment. What a wonderful experience! Staff is great, very friendly and very good at what they do. I would highly recommend this office to anyone

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Courtney

Jul 19, 2022

Great service and friendly staff!

— Hi, Courtney! Thank you so much for taking a few moments to let us know how we are doing. Reading your review reminded us why we do what we do. It was truly a pleasure to serve you.

Anthony Bradfield

Jul 18, 2022

Awesome dental office. Very efficient in all aspects and friendly!

— Thank you so much for your kind words, Anthony. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us. We count ourselves lucky for patients like you!

Theophile Majka

Jul 16, 2022

Merit Dental is efficient and professional. The dentists and their assistants are very good.

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

Jennifer Nash

Jul 16, 2022

I have been seeing Dr Baker since Dr Grabeman left. I would highly recommend her, she is very kind and upfront about my dental issues. I have complete faith and trust in her. I certainly recommend her to anyone.

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Beth Hartong

Jul 14, 2022

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Kelley Parker

Jul 10, 2022

Everyone was so kind and friendly.

— Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback, Kelley. We are happy to hear your kind words.

Michael Ward

Jul 02, 2022

Dr. E is AMAZING! He is not happy until you are happy. You are not just a patient you are a person. Everyone is soooo nice.

— Hello Michael! Thank you for the great review, we really appreciate it!

Charlie Simms

Jul 01, 2022

Tammy and staff are awesome. Up-to-date equipment and procedures create a safe and efficient experience. See you in six months?

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

mark jacobs

Jun 30, 2022

— Thank you for the review Mark, you've really made us smile!

Minetta Jones

Jun 29, 2022

I was very happy with the service that I had. The staff was great and professional. I was always seen in a timely manner. I recommend your company to everyone that I know. Dr Baker was awesome, gentle, kind and very professional. Thanks for everything. From the front desk to the back.

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STEVE PEYTON

Jun 25, 2022

— Hello Steve! Thank you for the great review, we really appreciate it!

Michael Doran

Jun 24, 2022

— Thanks for the five-star review, Michael.

Marcie curtis

Jun 21, 2022

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

Shauna Brunner

Jun 14, 2022

My visit was great! The receptionists, dental assistant, and dentist were awesome. Super personable, got the job done in a very timely manner, but didn’t feel like it was rushed. Thanks!!

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Peter Marasco

Jun 03, 2022

Great experience. Appointment was on time. Service was excellent. I definitely recommend. Dr. Baker and Jessica make a great team.

— Hi, Peter! Thank you so much for taking a few moments to let us know how we are doing. Reading your review reminded us why we do what we do. It was truly a pleasure to serve you.

Mark Duckro

May 26, 2022

— Mark, thanks for your 5-star review!

Ellen Del Valle

May 21, 2022

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

Brooke Hertlein

May 13, 2022

This is by far the best dentistry I have ever been to. Because of previous traumatic experiences, I avoided dentists at all costs until I came to Dr. Baker. She is amazing! She is so compassionate and caring, and all of the staff are super nice and helpful. I actually enjoy going to the dentist now, can't say enough positives about this place!

— Thank you so much for your kind words, Brooke. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us. We count ourselves lucky for patients like you!

Linda Miller

May 12, 2022

Efficient, caring doctor and staff. Anesthetic for filling went well and numbness went away quickly.

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

David Grote

May 11, 2022

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Nick Cordray

May 11, 2022

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

Joy Quarmiley

Apr 30, 2022

I’m glad y’all sent me this! I was just telling my family how much I love my dental office! Dr. Ellefson is not only the best, but he has some of the best dental assistants EVER! I love how they seem to remember me every time & even ask about my (adult) children. They are also very professional & thorough! I never want to change dentists! EVER!

David mueller

Apr 29, 2022

I very much enjoyed the dental assistant's couching each step that would be performed to prepare my mind. It was fun experience.

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James Robbins

Apr 27, 2022

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Gene Shoman

Apr 22, 2022

Everybody was quite nice and welcoming. My hygienist Layne was very informative and did a great job.

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Gary Washington

Apr 21, 2022

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Jaci Hollmeyer

Apr 11, 2022

— Thanks for the five-star review, Jaci.

Teresa Riddlebarger

Apr 06, 2022

— Teresa, thanks for your 5-star review!

dave stewart

Apr 06, 2022

Staff is great! ?

— Hi, Dave! Thank you so much for taking a few moments to let us know how we are doing. Reading your review reminded us why we do what we do. It was truly a pleasure to serve you.

Justin Rampage

Apr 01, 2022

My wife and I have been going to South Dayton Family Dentistry for years. It's always a great experience. Friendly people and super clean teeth!

Bobbie Reeves

Mar 30, 2022

Dr Baker and her staff are wonderful. Friendly, caring and professional. Thanks to all of you for the excellent care. And a special thank you to Dr Baker for being so kind. I appreciated it very much.

— Thank you so much for your kind words, Bobbie. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us. We count ourselves lucky for patients like you!

Brent Brodbeck

Mar 28, 2022

As always, a great experience. Everyone in the office is friendly and helpful. Jesica is a great hygienist. Loved the “Bob Floss” painting.

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

Aarika Pennington

Mar 26, 2022

Absolutely amazing! My son has autism and is 3 year old and they were amazing and tentative. Highly recommend them!

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Christy Ogan

Mar 25, 2022

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

Jeremy Bray

Mar 24, 2022

— Hi Jeremy, Thank you for your feedback. We'd like to improve and make your next visit an exceptional one. If you'd like to provide us any additional details, please contact us directly at kettering@meritdental.com.

Hannah Gage

Mar 24, 2022

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Nancy Morrell

Mar 24, 2022

I never liked going to a dentist much. Dr. Baker and staff make it very welcoming and not so frightening. Only wish they had the massage dental chairs...that would be the icing on the cake!?

— Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback, Nancy. We are happy to hear your kind words.

Carol Roberts

Mar 24, 2022

Dental assistant, office mgr STEPHANIE, & dr baker all very kind, considerate & helpful.

— That is so great to hear. Thank you! It's wonderful to see that you had a positive experience with us.

Karen Pollitt

Mar 23, 2022

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Dominic Blair

Mar 23, 2022

I had a cleaning yesterday with Layne! She was excellent. I usually have an aversion to dental trips, but she was very kind and made the experience simple and painless. Plus, I had to call today to reschedule an appointment last minute and they were kind and helped me get rebooked. I’d highly recommend coming here!

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

John Nichols

Mar 22, 2022

The other day, I had another enjoyable visit at Merit Dental in Kettering. Layne was upbeat and great with teeth cleaning, and gave me some very helpful suggestions for home care. Dr. Baker was both cheery and supportive. I have been coming to this practice for a little while now, after a self-imposed dental care sabbatical. Never once have the folks here allowed me to feel badly about not keeping up with things. Rather, they have gotten me back on board with dental care.

— Thank you for the 5-star review, John! 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.

charles lane

Mar 20, 2022

it was a five star experience. in the chair on time, friendly personnel from the front desk to the professional dental workers, thorough exam and cleaning, full explanation of all procedures, (past, present, future), extremely clean facility. No negative comments.

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Valerie Rossi

Mar 16, 2022

You guys are great! Thank you.

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D Malas

Mar 08, 2022

Just completed a cleaning and consultation visit. The Merit Dental - Kettering staff are excellent. I was greeted promptly with a smile at check in and treated in a caring and professional manner by Jessica and Dr. Baker. I appreciate the scheduling convenience and documented plan for next visit. I highly recommend Merit Dental - Kettering..

— Hi, D! Thank you so much for taking a few moments to let us know how we are doing. Reading your review reminded us why we do what we do. It was truly a pleasure to serve you.

Dan Johnson

Mar 08, 2022

— Thank you for the review Dan, you've really made us smile!

Keith Cole

Mar 05, 2022

The staff and Dr. E are amazing. Very gentle and very friendly. I have sent family and friends to this team.

— Thank you so much for your kind words, Keith. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us. We count ourselves lucky for patients like you!

Libby Gower

Mar 02, 2022

No pain with Dr. Baker’s shots or any of the treatment. Chloe was also pain free!!

Gita Pema

Feb 23, 2022

My family and I have been coming to Merit for about 18 years and we just love the staff and doctors. They are always so kind and helpful. The care they take of our teeth is phenomenal! Dr. Elefson always treats us like family!

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Donna Tucker

Feb 23, 2022

Best staff and very pleasant!

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P. Meyer

Feb 17, 2022

We’ve been going there for about 15 years. They are just a really great team of nice people who do good work.

— That is so great to hear. Thank you! It's wonderful to see that you had a positive experience with us.

Robert Wurdack

Feb 16, 2022

Get rid of the masks Excellent personnel!

Cheyenne Burt

Feb 16, 2022

I love Merit Dental! Dr Baker is sweet, and attentive! I do not have the best teeth, and no one on that staff has ever made me feel less than because of it. They treat me with kindness in respect, and always have a plan to help me keep my teeth as healthy as possible.

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

Kim Horning

Feb 16, 2022

Entire staff is friendly and professional. Very comfortable environment. Dr. Baker and all of her staff are absolutely excellent. Highly recommend!

Nicole Boucuvalas

Feb 16, 2022

— Hello Nicole! Thank you for the great review, we really appreciate it!

Tammy Mcghee

Feb 15, 2022

— Thanks for the five-star review, Tammy.

Bill Vari

Feb 12, 2022

Doctors and staff are super knowledgeable and accommodating.

— Thank you for the 5-star review, Bill! 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.

Lauren June

Feb 02, 2022

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

Lori Wentzel

Jan 29, 2022

Not the same quality of care and treatment recently…

JUDI OSBORNE

Jan 28, 2022

Friendly, knowledgeable staff. A busy practice that is well run. Wait times are minimal.

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Amanda Czerniak

Jan 27, 2022

As a person with longstanding anxiety about dentists, I can honestly say I walked out of this office with a smile on my face! I felt heard, I didn't feel pressured into anything, and I worked out a plan that works best for me. Dr. Baker is incredibly patient and kind, and I appreciate the time she spent with me. Everyone I encountered here was so kind and helpful. So thankful I found Merit Dental!

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Barbara Agyapong

Jan 26, 2022

— Barbara, thanks for your 5-star review!

Doug Conrad

Jan 26, 2022

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

Brenda Young

Jan 26, 2022

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

Cheryl Anderson

Jan 25, 2022

Dr. Baker is a wonderful dentist. She explains procedures carefully, and she is excellent at calming fearful patients. I would recommend Merit Dental because the personnel are polite, efficient, and care about the welfare of the patient.

— Hi, Cheryl! Thank you so much for taking a few moments to let us know how we are doing. Reading your review reminded us why we do what we do. It was truly a pleasure to serve you.

Jerry Harmon

Jan 22, 2022

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Brent Bingaman

Dec 31, 2021

Scott R Placke

Dec 29, 2021

My Dentist Dr. Ellison is over the top! The staff is the BEST always welcoming me and treating me like family...

John Bumgardner

Dec 29, 2021

Nan Hieb

Dec 28, 2021

South Dayton Family Dentistry is both professional and friendly. They made my concern their priority and I really appreciate that.

Linda Hoffsis

Dec 17, 2021

Competent and caring service!

Justin Miller

Dec 15, 2021

The staff was and is always absolutely phenomenal. Great service as expected for being a client there for many many years.

michael dillon

Dec 10, 2021

Fantastic staff, very client friendly.

Kathy Hawes

Dec 01, 2021

Dr. Ellefson and Stacy were great yesterday when I got my tooth extracted, didn't feel any pain. Feeling great today, haven't even had to use any pain meds today ?? Thank you so much Dr. E and Stacy ???? Great experience as always ????

Patricia Finn

Dec 01, 2021

Great staff! Very friendly plus professional. Always a good experience.

Bonnie Buddendeck

Nov 23, 2021

I have been going to this practice since I moved here in 1981 and have always been treated with the utmost respect and care. Although the staff has changed over the years, all who work here are very professional and highly competent. I have recommended this office to many friends over the years and none have been disappointed.

Llana Combs

Nov 18, 2021

Lynn Jones

Nov 13, 2021

Paul McCracken

Nov 06, 2021

I have spent my time in the dental chair over the years and I will have to say this is the best dentist, and practice I have found. They are caring, they listen, and really take time to make sure they understand your condition, apprehensions and/fears. I needed extensive work, and had my fears but Dr Ellefson had his suggestions and then came up with a treatment plan that I took part in. The support staff are wonderful as are the hygienists. I have recently switched my whole family here. Thank you.

Marsha Clark

Nov 05, 2021

Kaitlyn Grooms

Nov 05, 2021

This place feels so homey and comfortable I forgot I was at the dentist for a minute. Staff was super friendly and helpful.

Mark Snead

Oct 19, 2021

We have been clients for many years. Never have we had a bad experience. Jessica is awesome, as is Dr. Baker! I highly recommend to all that ask.

Michael espinoza

Oct 09, 2021

Great front desk, Dental staff and Doctors are awesome…..Jessica J is awesome at her job. The office and facility is clean and organized!

DezinDayton Jones

Oct 08, 2021

I'm so glad I started going to this practice. The front desk staff is always courteous and easy to work with. Scheduling appointments is never a problem. I've been using hygienist Jessica Johnson and she has always been great with me. Never rushes through my visits with her. Always spends time to go over any issues that may pop up. Dr. Ellefson is the greatest. Kudos to the whole staff.

American Veterans Heritage Center

Sep 30, 2021

I met Jessica J. at my latest cleaning appointment. She is gentle and thorough. I asked to have her for my next cleaning!

JEANNE HART

Sep 27, 2021

Posting this review for husband Ted Hart. He stated Jessica J. is very professional, through, and highly recommends her!

Janice Goldberg

Sep 22, 2021

John Fisher

Sep 22, 2021

Jessica was very professional. I was given great care during my cleaning

Eric Purcell

Sep 14, 2021

David Martin

Aug 30, 2021

I went to Merit Dental for the first time last week. WHAT great people...very friendly and they were right on schedule! They kept me infomred about each step of the visit and my teeth look great!!! I was so thankful they take my medicare insurance! THANKS!

Joey Lujano

Aug 23, 2021

Andrew Bollinger

Aug 18, 2021

Staff was very professional and courteous from check-in to check-out. Layne is an excellent hygienist!!! She was gentle yet proficient when cleaning my teeth. She recommended the H2O Floss water pick to help me with my dental care--something I'm definitely going to look into. I was in and out in a jiffy while my teeth came out looking spiffy. :)

John Inglis

Aug 14, 2021

After two visits, can report two kind and experienced dentists, gentle hygienists, & friendly office personnel.

shannon szeghi

Aug 06, 2021

Gregory Whitehead

Aug 05, 2021

Appointment started on time. Dental Hygienist was great with the cleaning and polish. Doctor was right in and did her examine. Overall a smooth and pleasant experience.

Debra Todd

Aug 05, 2021

Cleaning visit for 7 year old son went great! Love this place!?

Nancy Crane

Jul 30, 2021

Jessica J cleaned my teeth today and did a fantastic job! She really explained and demonstrated how I should be using my new toothbrush for my specific dental problem areas. Dr. Baker is wonderful, as always and very easy to talk to and understands my mouth very, very well!

Jessica Royalty

Jul 26, 2021

Great staff !!!! Clean place . Highly recommend!

Lauren Tall

Jul 23, 2021

Awesome staff and so friendly!

Quyen Weaver

Jul 19, 2021

Both my parents are patients of Dr. Baker. They speak limited English so I always worry about them when they go to medical appointments without me. My dad has been back and forth to this office for a problem tooth and each time, he raves about how well the staff treats him. It warms my heart to hear that they try their best to communicate with him and treat him well. I’ve also always experienced wonderful service when calling for appointments and questions. We highly recommend this office!

Karen Bennett

Jul 16, 2021

Jessica J. did a great job with my teeth cleaning. She was kind and gentle and made the experience a pleasant one. Thank you Jessica for taking good care of me! :)

Jane Lugo

Jul 13, 2021

Efficient is how y'all role. Friendly, happy, kind.

Matthew Wilcher

Jul 09, 2021

Had my cleaning this week. Anna did a great job and was super gentle. Thanks Anna for making my cleaning pain free. :) Super friendly staff as always.

Mario Mancini

Jun 25, 2021

The dentist are great and were very helpful in addressing an abcess with antibiotics. It was extremely painful. I also was very impressed with the front desk staff, specifically "Camile" who communicated my concerns and acted quickly to expedite my prescriptions. She is a great people person, a team player, and extremely helpful. She presented with an understanding of antibiotics and was very empathetic to my pain. She is a great asset to Merit Dental.

Kim Kwiatek

Jun 22, 2021

Jessica J took care of me today. She is a very personable and compassionate caregiver. Had my teeth cleaned and had a wonderful experience. She answered all questions. She loves teaching. She is a good listener as well. Perhaps the best I have had ever.

ELIZABETH DeArmond

Jun 19, 2021

Savannah Bray

Jun 18, 2021

The staff is always super nice and helpful! And they always work with me to make my appointments within a time frame that i’ll be able to pay for it.

Nicole Powers

Jun 15, 2021

10! A wonderful experience! Anna & Jessica were fantastic, as well as Dr. Baker as always! My boys, ages 5 &13 always have a very pleasant experience as well as myself. Top Notch dental office ?

Denny Lammlein

Jun 11, 2021

Jessica J. was my hygienist and did a great job! Friendly, knowledgeable and communicated what was happening every step of the way.

Vibrant Rehab & Wellness

Jun 05, 2021

Wonderful experience with Layne. Truly so sweet and energetic. My teeth looked amazing after my cleaning. I have been going to the same dentist since I was 7 years old. I gave Merit dental an opportunity considering it was closer to my house. I will definitely be going back and changing dentists ??

Ciara Morgan

Jun 05, 2021

Sherry Requarth

May 19, 2021

Jessica J. did an excellent job cleaning my teeth, answered all my questions, and my teeth felt extra smooth by her using a water scaler. I appreciated her experience and expertise.

Charles Goodwin

Apr 28, 2021

Outstanding dental care. Very thorough care.

Jim Schuette

Apr 28, 2021

East West kids

Mar 30, 2021

Th staff are so kind and welcoming.

J McCoy

Mar 27, 2021

No issues. Friendly staff. Painless.

RJ Voorink

Mar 26, 2021

I went it for a deep cleaning, and Jennifer L was the lady who took great care of me. After explaining the procedure well, she went to work, and everything went smooth and painless. She would check in every few minutes to make sure I wasn't uncomfortable, which I never was. The result was just awesome! I couldn't be more excited and happy with the entire process and the result. I highly recommend Merit Dental in Kettering; from the minute you walk through the door until the minute you’re back out, you’ll feel welcomed, taken care of and at ease. Great dentist office!

Brenda Collins

Mar 22, 2021

Brian

Mar 13, 2021

Awesome

Josey Wales

Mar 05, 2021

Dr. Ellefson is absolutely the best most caring dentist. I had a bad cavity with an exposed nerve that hurt so bad I couldn't sleep at nights. I had tried to call every oral surgeon in the Dayton area to pull my tooth and couldn't get in for weeks. I made an appointment for Dr. Ellefson who squeezed me in for a consultation on a Friday afternoon. He saw the pain I was in, he gave me options and in between other patients he pulled my tooth when nobody else would. He really cares about you as a person and it shows everytime I see him

Jane Brown

Mar 03, 2021

I went for my first visit last week and had a great experience. The staff was friendly and their equipment was modern. My previous dentist retired and Merit has an office close to home for me. It was such a positive experience that I look forward to my next visit.

Tisha Holland

Feb 08, 2021

I had to have both bottom wisdom teeth pulled and a filling on the same day. Dr Erik Ellefson was wonderful. I was very nervous about my wisdom teeth being pulling but they told me everything that they were doing before and during procedure. It went fast. The staff their are very friendly. I would highly recommend this office.

Joshua Johnson

Feb 03, 2021

After the closing of the Belmont office, I've had two appointments at Kettering. Everyone is so friendly there! I really like the receptionist!??

Patty Lusk

Feb 02, 2021

Carolyn Curtin

Jan 26, 2021

I’ve been going to here for almost 20 years. Dr. Elleffson does a very thorough job as does the rest of the staff. They take the anxiety out of going to the dentist

Kent Gilman

Jan 16, 2021

Doctor E. took care of a very painful root canal & excellent follow up. Staff was awesome. I would highly recommend to anyone. Thank you.

Elvis & Dennis Nail & Peyton

Jan 16, 2021

Dr. Baker is the BEST!

John Bond

Jan 03, 2021

John Blakelock

Dec 20, 2020

I find Dr. Ellaffson and ALL the staff to be friendly, helpful and warm. It's HARD to find a good dentist, and Dr. Ellaffson is a GREAT ONE!

Mary Eberle

Dec 19, 2020

This is a wonderful office. Everyone is very friendly and professional. Dr. Baker is great. She's friendly and funny and I hope I don't have to change my dentist again. My insurance requirement has forced me to change dentists four times in the last number of years. I hope I get to stay here for a while.

Austin Hieb

Dec 11, 2020

Always nice, friendly and I enjoy the atmosphere

Kevin Greer

Nov 24, 2020

Nic Zimmerman

Nov 20, 2020

Wonderful and friendly staff. Sweet hygienist. Kind and informative dentist!

jystenger

Nov 04, 2020

Great staff and Dentist!

Lauren Sillaman

Oct 30, 2020

Paula Beck

Oct 29, 2020

Cindy Buckreus

Oct 27, 2020

Muhammad Usman

Oct 26, 2020

Teri Spiroff

Sep 29, 2020

Dr. Ellefson and his entire staff show so much compassion and professionalism. Hands down the best in the Miami Valley.

Heather Latham

Sep 29, 2020

They were great, let me know my options of treatment with pricing, and postponed their lunch to fix me. I really appreciated it. They walked me through each step of the treatment calmly and patiently. I was really uncomfortable when my tooth broke and feel so much better now.

Andy Holland

Sep 28, 2020

The receptionist, Jade, was very helpful and liked my Super Mario Bros shirt. My hygienist and Dr. Ellison did a stellar job with everything else. And I got free floss. Been going here for decades, they're the best

Irene Miller

Aug 29, 2020

Merit Dental Kettering seems to have problems with staffing. Twice they have cancelled appointments due to staffing issues. Once was prior to COVID and the second instance happened this month. The problem is that they do not reschedule within a timely manner. For example, the most recent appointment that was cancelled was scheduled for August 31st. This was for a 6 month cleaning. Due to a dental assistant leaving the practice, they cancelled the appointment and could not fit my son in until March 2021. This means my son would go over a year without seeing a dentist. This is not acceptable and this has happened twice. We will probably be finding another dentist that manages their staffing issues appropriately. Until Merit Dental Kettering can effectively manage their staffing issues, I would not recommend them.

MJ Kinnis

Aug 29, 2020

Very friendly and competent staff. My dentist was professional and knowledgeable, but wasn’t overly pushy in trying to “sell” a procedure (as I have experienced with other dentists). The office was exceptionally clean and comfortable. They follow proper Covid precautions with care.

Fred Poland

Aug 15, 2020

Lois Vizza

Aug 01, 2020

Great staff and the best dentist ever. Really takes his time with you.

JAMS Property Preservation LLC

Jul 19, 2020

Great experience. Every body I met was professional. And the biggest thing for me was they actually did what I wanted and pain free. Never has a dentist done want I asked. Great job guy's

Shelby Voss

Jul 13, 2020

The environment is comfortable and the staff is friendly. It is easy to schedule appointments and get in touch with staff if I have any questions.

Paul Eberle

Jun 20, 2020

Christina Frost

Jun 17, 2020

Dr Ellefson and his staff are fantastic. He's been our dentist for many years. Dr Ellefson is so gentle and kind with children. I'd highly recommend this practice!

Sharalyn Peterson

Jun 09, 2020

I have had a very good experience all the years I have been a patient.

Susan Slate

Jun 09, 2020

Thomas Howard

Jun 07, 2020

Five stars for the staff, but i do not support the policies of the new ownership at all!!! They want to charge us a 12.00 PPE charge per visit! Do they not think that we might also have extra exspense pertaining to the crisis!

Jeanne Giordano

Jun 06, 2020

The 5 stars goes to the very nice patient lady that makes appointments! I am transferring to this office so I can’t rate the hygienist or dentist yet.

Kathy

May 27, 2020

They are taking excellent precautions against Covid-19. I appreciate that!

Terri Jones

May 27, 2020

Mike Laycox

May 20, 2020

The staff was very friendly and professional. I had an unexpected dental situation that needed attention right away and Dr Neely was very accommodating and worked me in right away. The hygienist, Mrs. Zingle, made me feel at ease and did an exceptional job. I have attended 2 other dental offices in the past and they can't come close to Merit dental.

Kurt Morrow

Apr 25, 2020

I’ll tell you up front I don’t like going to the dentist but the staff at Merit made me feel comfortable and relaxed. I would highly recommend them .

Samantha Gibson

Apr 25, 2020

I needed an urgent appointment but didn’t have a family dentist. They got me in very quickly even though i was turned away from several other dentists due to COVID-19. They were nothing but amazing! 10/10 would recommend!

Warren Gregory

Apr 12, 2020

My wife, Bonnie and I were referred to South Dayton by a friend and are very pleased with everyone there. Highly professional Dentists and very pleased with our Dental hygienist. They are right on time and really take good care of us.

Christina Baker

Mar 31, 2020

Sharon Smith

Mar 28, 2020

This is a great dental practice - expert, friendly and caring practitioners. I still miss Dr. Grabeman!

Ray Copenheaver

Mar 28, 2020

Very pleased with all the folks at Merit Dental Kettering. My wife and I are in our 80's and we have experienced many dental offices over the years, this one is the B E S T. Ray and Donna Copenheaver Centerville, Ohio

Steven Bliss

Mar 28, 2020

Amy Townley

Mar 17, 2020

I had Jen clean my teeth for the first time and she used a different instrument. My experience was exceptional... the quickest and least painful teeth cleaning I have ever had!!! I have been telling everyone how fabulous her new instrument is!

Mike Hoendorf

Mar 13, 2020

Michele, Logan Master Appliance

Mar 13, 2020

Everyone here is great! From check in to check out. Fantastic people.

Terri Hinders

Mar 03, 2020

I have been a patient of this office for years, prior to it being Merit Dental. I absolutely trust the doctors here and would recommend them. I continue to go to this office even after moving 45 minutes away. I had another dentist tell me my child needed 5 fillings and a root canal. Dr. Ellefson examined her and fixed the shoddy work and she didn't need any fillings or a root canal. If they tell you you need something done then you do.

Lena Jackson

Mar 02, 2020

My appointment was on time and the staff was friendly. I had the best dental Hygienist who was super knowledgeable and amazing

janine selten

Feb 19, 2020

samentha lucas

Feb 15, 2020

Jennifer Reid

Jan 26, 2020

We needed a urgent appointment but were new to the office. They fit my son in the next morning. Very nice, helpful and great with him. Thanks Merit Dental.

Marlene Dascalos

Jan 23, 2020

Isabella Lee

Jan 11, 2020

Really appreciate the staff and Dr E - everyone is helpful - really explain the procedures and patiently answer any questions.

Caretta Jones

Dec 19, 2019

Very friendly staff. Quick visit never any complaints. Would recommend.

deb holt

Dec 18, 2019

Karin Avila-John

Dec 06, 2019

Abagael Funke

Dec 05, 2019

Lovely staff. Highly recommend!

Elizabeth Grismer

Nov 24, 2019

Everyone one is so very friendly and pleasant.

Jeff

Nov 19, 2019

Excellent experience at Merit. The staff was extremely friendly and professional. The visit was very quick and efficient. I would highly recommend this office.

Jennifer colaizzi

Nov 16, 2019

Norm Wentland

Oct 29, 2019

Alicia Green

Oct 12, 2019

Staff is always friendly and efficient. Hygienists are great. And Dr Ellefson is awesome.

Dean Haferman

Sep 28, 2019

Edward McIntosh

Sep 19, 2019

I recently visited Merit Dental in Kettering to have work done on my two front teeth. One of them was chipped on two sides, two old fillings needed replaced and something done with a bad stain on one of the teeth. Dr. Tammy Baker and her expert assistant(sorry, didn't catch her name, but she had a great smile) took the time to do the very best they could to give me my smile back. When they were finished and I looked at my teeth in the mirror, I was utterly shocked at how great my teeth looked! I never thought they could look this good again! Thank you both for your time and talent. A VERY satisfied patient. Edward McIntosh

Debbie Crowell

Sep 14, 2019

Lori Taylor

Sep 13, 2019

They were great with my hubby...he was scared to death, but would never admit it!!

Billie Bittner

Sep 10, 2019

Very friendly staff ! They always get me in quickly and they all are so extremely gentle which is what I look for the most in a dental office. Thank you all for all you do.

derek schneider

Aug 29, 2019

David Flaum

Aug 23, 2019

Broke a crown had to have old tooth extracted on my second day no pain med no pain extraction itself piece of cake had to be careful eating until local wore off eating normally today waiting for healing process to do next step. Great experience given the nature

Kathleen Bradley

Aug 17, 2019

Axel H. Moorman

Jul 22, 2019

JANICE LEISRING

Jul 18, 2019

David Youngerman

Jun 22, 2019

Kimberly Miller

Jun 17, 2019

My kids had two different hygienists. One we loved but the other one just did not make it feel like we use too. The same with the staff up front. It is not a bad thing but I went her when it was not a corporate dental. We like the feel of a dentist who knows you and you are not just a number but a person. I missed that the last time I went here? I one the next time it will be more like the dentist I went to before it became a corporate run dental office.

Teria Carson

Jun 08, 2019

This is by far a wonderful Dental office, the staff is very professional and kind especially when you are in pain. The Dentist are amazing and very eager to attend to your needs. Thank you for caring about your patients!

Aislinn Watkins

Jun 07, 2019

Kim Shade

Jun 05, 2019

Always very good service, patient oriented And done in a timely order.Dr. Baker and her staff are wonderful.

Carrie Begley

Apr 16, 2019

We have been clients of Merit Dental/Dr. Elefson and team for 15 years and always receive excellent professional and personal care.

Greg Frueh

Mar 30, 2019

The dental hygienist (Kristen) is exceptional and has great people skills...

Brooke Heikes

Nov 05, 2018

I had a horrible experience with South Dayton Dentistry! My insurance changed so I had to change dentist. My first visit was a cleaning. I was told that with my insurance we had one free cleaning a year. Received a $150 bill. When I addressed this I was told that my cleaning wasn’t covered because they did a “Deep Cleaning” that was never mentioned until the bill came. My second visit I had a cavity drilled and filled. Dr. Baker had catch up session with the dental assistant for the entire 45 minutes she was working on my teeth! The conversation should of happened on their own time. Gossip for entire 45 minutes!! Unprofessional.

Anne Troup

Jun 28, 2018

Dr. Eric Ellefson is a life line for me. I mean literally, I don't know what I would do without him. Debbie the hygienist, is top notch in my opinion. I would have to look long and hard to find such care and compassion.

Redbluff

May 10, 2018

New dentist replaced Grabeman. My first visit with her and she tells me I need a bunch of xrays and a cap on one tooth which Grabeman said nothing about 6 months earlier. They are a money grab machine and always want to cap your teeth. Horrible.

Genevieve Ritchie-Ewing

Apr 25, 2018

All of the staff were very good with my 5 year old making the experience much better than expected!

laserluver1

Mar 31, 2018

South Dayton Family Dentistry is the best at providing state of the art, professional dental care. Dr. Ellefson always takes the time to listen to my concerns and has come up with some innovative solutions to my dental issues. Nick Parenti

George Hummel

Sep 25, 2017

Without a doubt, South Dayton Family Dentistry is one of the most patient centered, caring and responsive practice that I have ever encountered. Everyone is professional and highly competent; always willing to take the time needed to explain the course of treatment to be taken. These folks are highly recommended by me and my family!

Hinda Stockstill

Sep 25, 2017

Doctor Grabeman is awesome! He was very thorough and gentle with examining my teeth. He gives great instructions on dental care. I recommend him to everyone I know.

Tom Steinbrunner

Jul 03, 2017

My wife and I are both patients at South Dayton Family Dentistry, and we are very happy with the care we get from Dr. Grabeman and all his staff! We have recommended the office to a number of our friends.

Kay Daly

Apr 17, 2017

My daughter and I have gone to Dr Grabeman for over 10 years. He is not only an excellent dentist, but is genuinely one of the most caring people I know. My daughter and I would never go to anyone else.

Joseph Fanelli

Jan 28, 2017

My wife Lois, and I are one of the oldest patients of Dr. Grabeman. Over many years, he and his staff have consistently treated us like family, and well. In January of 2017, I had my 3rd. or 4th, root canal. A little uncomfortable, but oh, what a relief to get rid of this infection. We have recommended him and his staff to many family and friends. They are a s satisfied as we are, with the treatment they recieved.

Haily Claire

Jan 21, 2017

The atmosphere is so friendly and the doctors are incredible. 10/10 would recommend.

Rebecca Kelley

Dec 01, 2016

I had an excellent experience. I am not a fan of dentist and the cleaning that I had was great and Dr. Tom Grabeman did a super job on a tooth repair. Everyone I have met there are very professional and manage to have a smile always.

Christina Duffy

Dec 01, 2016

I'm a new patient and was very happy with the professionalism. I had asked around and this group came highly recommend by more than one person. I'm very happy with my choice.

Gary Morris

Nov 12, 2016

I was a new patient to DDS Erik Ellefson and my experience was great. He's a top notch Dentist that I would recommend! He squeezed me in on a busy day. I thought my visit would be painful but he and his assistant that day made it painless!

Jeffrey Jacobsen

Oct 29, 2016

We love Dr. Ellefson and Dr. Grabeman! We first found this practice when we were new in town and I had lost a filling. Dr. Ellefson fit me in the next day (and I wasn't even an existing patient). We've been so happy there ever since. My little kids even love going. Front desk staff and hygienists are also wonderful. I highly recommend this group.

Michele Gannon

Oct 01, 2016

Excellent care from highly skilled employees. I will recommend them to everyone!

Trudy Krisher

Aug 20, 2016

Dr. Grabeman is awesome -professionally competent and personally charming! The fact that he shares his knowledge with OSU students now shows how willing he is to pass on what he knows. One of the best dentists EVER! Trudy Krisher

chuck rodabaugh

Aug 01, 2016

Without a doubt, the best dentist in the universe. I thought, "all dentists alike--what is so hard?" Dr Grabeman successfully saved a tooth that had been poorly handled by previous dentists. Everyone in the office is highly competant and friendly.

Christina B

Jun 29, 2016

Dr. Grabeman is an amazing dentist. I cracked a tooth and had to get it pulled. I started crying because I was scared. He sat and talked with me about it and made sure I was comfortable. He explained everything he was doing and took it slow. He even called me at 8:30pm that night to make sure I was doing okay. I won't be going anywhere else but here!

charles dickerson

Apr 06, 2016

Dr. Tom is just the best! Jane and I have been patients for over 15 years and are very satisfied. Normally on time, a wonderful staff of caring professional people.

Joy Kemp

Apr 03, 2016

We love Dr Grabeman and his staff!

Pamela Shackelford

Apr 02, 2016

I took a chance on South Dayton Family Dentistry and Dr. Ellefson coming from a bad experience. Boy did my switch pay off! The staff from the front door to the dentist's chair have been great! I would refer them in a second and am appreciative of the great care and service.

Carl Heid

Apr 02, 2016

We have been going to Dr Grabeman since he began his practice. We have always been more than satisfied.nDr Grabeman and his staff always go the extra mile to be sure you are well taken care of. I would recommend then highly to anyone. Thanks Mary and Carl Heid

September Chipman

Apr 02, 2016

I was recommended to the practice by a friend about 2 years ago. I absolutely love the staff. Everyone is always very precessional and friendly and they always run on time. No such thing as showing up on time for your appointment & then waiting 30+ minutes to be seen like every other medical office. I am so glad to have found this office & recommend them to everyone else as well!!!

Rhonda Horning

Apr 02, 2016

Absolutely the best!

nsolada

Mar 05, 2016

my family and i have been patients for many years. dr ellefson, dr grabeman and staff are always super friendly, very caring, prompt, dependable, and professional. they deserve the highest praise.

Judy Middlestetter

Dec 08, 2015

Nothing but big smiles and caring attitudes at South Dayton Dentistry. Dr. Grabeman is always meticulous in his work. I have been going to Dr. Grabeman for almost 30 years and continue to be amazed by such a caring Doctor and staff. They are like family. The wait time is minimal. I highly recommend S.D.D. you will be pleased.

Ronald Matsumura

Oct 10, 2015

The Best! So glad we found Dr. Grabeman and all his staff.

Bill Rhoades

Oct 04, 2015

This is the best dentist and staff around town. Some of my friends told me about this dentist and I have not been disappointed.

Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Tammy M. Baker Dr. Erik Ellefson

    Dr. Tammy M. Baker

  • Education: Wright State University
    The Ohio State University
  • Advanced Training: Invisalign®
  • Memberships: American Dental Association
    Ohio Dental Association
    Dayton Dental Society
  • Interests: Playing tennis, golf, and spending time with my family.
  • Personal Statement: "Caring for others has always been a priority in my life, and being a dentist affords me the opportunity to create life-long relationships with patients. I approach each day with the goal to build a mutual trust and respect with each patient."

    Dr. Erik Ellefson

  • Education: University of Missouri, Kansas City - Undergraduate Degree
    Ohio State University College of Dentistry - DDS
  • Advanced Training: Dental implants, Orthodontics
  • Memberships: American Dental Association
    Ohio Dental Association
    Dayton Dental Society
  • 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."

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

Rajv Malhotra

Dec 07, 2022

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Jim Peed

Nov 19, 2022

— Jim, thanks for your 5-star review!

Doris Behnken

Nov 16, 2022

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

K Smith

Oct 29, 2022

Highly recommend. Everyone on the staff is friendly and caring.

James Chappelear

Oct 29, 2022

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

Leah Day

Oct 27, 2022

I love my hygienist! She always cleans my teeth, so well!

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

Martha Moseman

Oct 26, 2022

Friendly and courteous staff. Hygienist very thorough

— Thank you for the review Martha, you've really made us smile!

Shawn Elson

Oct 25, 2022

Always nice and helpful ,never running late . These ppl care about you and smile ?

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

Judy Key

Oct 23, 2022

I have had some bad experiences with dentist, not doing work but charging my insurance company. This place was upfront about charges. I liked the fact they did all the work in one visit, I needed 3 fillings. Dr. Tammy Baker and the staff are wonderful.

— Thank you for the review Judy, you've really made us smile!

Michael Dowler

Oct 21, 2022

Excellent staff and location. The doctor was wonderful. They were able to get me in quickly when I was having an issue. Definitely recommend this location and practice.

— Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback, Michael. We are happy to hear your kind words.

Tom Adams

Oct 13, 2022

I did not wait more than a very short time. everyone was very informed as to what I needed. It is always very clean and everything ready for my visit what ever I am having done. Everyone is always very friendly.

— That is so great to hear. Thank you! It's wonderful to see that you had a positive experience with us.

Tauheedah Uqdah

Oct 05, 2022

This dentistry is Awesome!! This is the best dentist I have ever been to. Very very clean and the people are so nice and caring. Wow??

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

Alicia Lokai

Sep 30, 2022

Always professional on time & good people

— Thank you for the 5-star review, Alicia! 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.

ROBERT SLOAN

Sep 30, 2022

— Hi Robert, we appreciate you leaving us a review. See you back soon, thank you!

Leslie DeLong

Sep 29, 2022

— Thank you for the review Leslie, you've really made us smile!

Patricia Boggs

Sep 26, 2022

— Hello Patricia! Thank you for the great review, we really appreciate it!

Kenneth Baker

Sep 24, 2022

The paperwork, insurance, billing, and scheduling are a hot mess. We left.

— Hi Kenneth, we always want our patients to have a positive experience and we're truly sorry that you did not. We appreciate you sharing your helpful feedback as it will help us improve. If you'd like to provide us additional details please contact us directly at kettering@meritdental.com.

Elizabeth Hofeldt

Sep 15, 2022

All the staff and doctors are knowledgeable, friendly and supportive. It’s easy to schedule appointments and everything is efficiently run.

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

Charles Goodwin

Sep 14, 2022

Excellent dental care.

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Kathie Ackison

Sep 14, 2022

The hygienist was so gentle. Best experience ever.

— Hi, Kathie! Thank you so much for taking a few moments to let us know how we are doing. Reading your review reminded us why we do what we do. It was truly a pleasure to serve you.

C Cartwright

Sep 10, 2022

Have been going to merit dental for many years and I continue to return because of the friendly and compassionate staff as well as a very clean/sterile environment. They continue to be sensitive to my comfort at all times during any dental procedure. Highly recommend this group.

Portia Thompkins

Sep 08, 2022

My family and I have been going to Merit Dental for approximately 10 years and I have to say, we loved them from the start. They came recommended by my co-worker and I’ll tell you, they were and still are the right fit for my family and I. I had a fear of dentist from a previous experience and had stopped going for many years. Well, they got my teeth together and eased my fears and I haven’t looked back since. My kids who are not kids anymore loved them then and continue to love them to this day. I highly recommend there services to anyone looking for a dentist. My only suggestion as an ex insurance agent, is to ensure they take your insurance prior to booking you an appointment. Another great appointment down! I really need to get my new hygienist name programmed in my head because I love her! She is so gentle with my cleanings and keep me on point.

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

Anne Jacobsen

Sep 03, 2022

Always a great experience. Our hygienist, Jessica, is the best!

— Thank you so much for your kind words, Anne. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us. We count ourselves lucky for patients like you!

Karla Giffin

Aug 30, 2022

— Thanks for the five-star review, Karla.

Lorna Dawes

Aug 27, 2022

The front desk staff were welcoming and professional. The dental assistant was exactly on time, thoughtful, thorough and professional as was the dentist, Dr. Elifson. I highly recommend this practice!

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

James Abbott

Aug 24, 2022

Being 99 years old, the staff bend over backwards to accommodate my mobility and ongoing dental needs. Very kind, thorough staff!

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

Wild Birds Unlimited Springboro & West Chester, OH

Aug 24, 2022

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

Linda CHU

Aug 12, 2022

Very professional, pleasant and efficient!

— Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback, Linda. We are happy to hear your kind words.

Ken Leibrock

Aug 06, 2022

Appointment was started after an appropriately brief wait. I had to have a crown replaced that had come loose after untold years. Proceedure was explained and taken care of quickly and efficiently. This is a very good dentist service.

— That is so great to hear. Thank you! It's wonderful to see that you had a positive experience with us.

Gayla Haufe

Aug 05, 2022

The staff are always gentle and informative. They answer my questions honestly and are very efficient:]

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

Tracie Courville

Aug 02, 2022

I had a very positive experience at Merit Dental yesterday. The staff was very professional and kind. The dentist listened to me and we came up with a plan that was best for me. I would highly recommend Merit Dental.

— Thank you for the 5-star review, Tracie! 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.

Gale Wall

Jul 30, 2022

— Gale, thanks for your 5-star review!

Rene Silberman

Jul 29, 2022

Comfortable, professional, thorough & helpful. What more could you ask for?!

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

Cassie Behm

Jul 26, 2022

Very professional, swift, and informative appointment with Dr. Tammy Baker and her technician. They told me what I needed to know and offered good advice to maintain my dental health. One of the best dentist experiences I've had.

— Thank you for the 5-star review, Cassie! 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.

Brian Morris

Jul 23, 2022

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

William Ritter

Jul 23, 2022

My wife and I had appointments at the same time. Both our Dental Assistants and Dentist did a great job. Called them at 10AM, a crown chipped, and they took care of it by Noon. It was basically intact and after we talked about it, he ground the edges down to smooth it out. I'm Happy!

Donna Johnson

Jul 20, 2022

First appointment. What a wonderful experience! Staff is great, very friendly and very good at what they do. I would highly recommend this office to anyone

— Hi Donna, we appreciate you leaving us a review. See you back soon, thank you!

Courtney

Jul 19, 2022

Great service and friendly staff!

— Hi, Courtney! Thank you so much for taking a few moments to let us know how we are doing. Reading your review reminded us why we do what we do. It was truly a pleasure to serve you.

Anthony Bradfield

Jul 18, 2022

Awesome dental office. Very efficient in all aspects and friendly!

— Thank you so much for your kind words, Anthony. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us. We count ourselves lucky for patients like you!

Theophile Majka

Jul 16, 2022

Merit Dental is efficient and professional. The dentists and their assistants are very good.

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

Jennifer Nash

Jul 16, 2022

I have been seeing Dr Baker since Dr Grabeman left. I would highly recommend her, she is very kind and upfront about my dental issues. I have complete faith and trust in her. I certainly recommend her to anyone.

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

Beth Hartong

Jul 14, 2022

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

Kelley Parker

Jul 10, 2022

Everyone was so kind and friendly.

— Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback, Kelley. We are happy to hear your kind words.

Michael Ward

Jul 02, 2022

Dr. E is AMAZING! He is not happy until you are happy. You are not just a patient you are a person. Everyone is soooo nice.

— Hello Michael! Thank you for the great review, we really appreciate it!

Charlie Simms

Jul 01, 2022

Tammy and staff are awesome. Up-to-date equipment and procedures create a safe and efficient experience. See you in six months?

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

mark jacobs

Jun 30, 2022

— Thank you for the review Mark, you've really made us smile!

Minetta Jones

Jun 29, 2022

I was very happy with the service that I had. The staff was great and professional. I was always seen in a timely manner. I recommend your company to everyone that I know. Dr Baker was awesome, gentle, kind and very professional. Thanks for everything. From the front desk to the back.

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

STEVE PEYTON

Jun 25, 2022

— Hello Steve! Thank you for the great review, we really appreciate it!

Michael Doran

Jun 24, 2022

— Thanks for the five-star review, Michael.

Marcie curtis

Jun 21, 2022

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

Shauna Brunner

Jun 14, 2022

My visit was great! The receptionists, dental assistant, and dentist were awesome. Super personable, got the job done in a very timely manner, but didn’t feel like it was rushed. Thanks!!

— Hi Shauna, we appreciate you leaving us a review. See you back soon, thank you!

Peter Marasco

Jun 03, 2022

Great experience. Appointment was on time. Service was excellent. I definitely recommend. Dr. Baker and Jessica make a great team.

— Hi, Peter! Thank you so much for taking a few moments to let us know how we are doing. Reading your review reminded us why we do what we do. It was truly a pleasure to serve you.

Mark Duckro

May 26, 2022

— Mark, thanks for your 5-star review!

Ellen Del Valle

May 21, 2022

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

Brooke Hertlein

May 13, 2022

This is by far the best dentistry I have ever been to. Because of previous traumatic experiences, I avoided dentists at all costs until I came to Dr. Baker. She is amazing! She is so compassionate and caring, and all of the staff are super nice and helpful. I actually enjoy going to the dentist now, can't say enough positives about this place!

— Thank you so much for your kind words, Brooke. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us. We count ourselves lucky for patients like you!

Linda Miller

May 12, 2022

Efficient, caring doctor and staff. Anesthetic for filling went well and numbness went away quickly.

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

David Grote

May 11, 2022

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Nick Cordray

May 11, 2022

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

Joy Quarmiley

Apr 30, 2022

I’m glad y’all sent me this! I was just telling my family how much I love my dental office! Dr. Ellefson is not only the best, but he has some of the best dental assistants EVER! I love how they seem to remember me every time & even ask about my (adult) children. They are also very professional & thorough! I never want to change dentists! EVER!

David mueller

Apr 29, 2022

I very much enjoyed the dental assistant's couching each step that would be performed to prepare my mind. It was fun experience.

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

James Robbins

Apr 27, 2022

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

Gene Shoman

Apr 22, 2022

Everybody was quite nice and welcoming. My hygienist Layne was very informative and did a great job.

— Hi Gene, we appreciate you leaving us a review. See you back soon, thank you!

Gary Washington

Apr 21, 2022

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Jaci Hollmeyer

Apr 11, 2022

— Thanks for the five-star review, Jaci.

Teresa Riddlebarger

Apr 06, 2022

— Teresa, thanks for your 5-star review!

dave stewart

Apr 06, 2022

Staff is great! ?

— Hi, Dave! Thank you so much for taking a few moments to let us know how we are doing. Reading your review reminded us why we do what we do. It was truly a pleasure to serve you.

Justin Rampage

Apr 01, 2022

My wife and I have been going to South Dayton Family Dentistry for years. It's always a great experience. Friendly people and super clean teeth!

Bobbie Reeves

Mar 30, 2022

Dr Baker and her staff are wonderful. Friendly, caring and professional. Thanks to all of you for the excellent care. And a special thank you to Dr Baker for being so kind. I appreciated it very much.

— Thank you so much for your kind words, Bobbie. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us. We count ourselves lucky for patients like you!

Brent Brodbeck

Mar 28, 2022

As always, a great experience. Everyone in the office is friendly and helpful. Jesica is a great hygienist. Loved the “Bob Floss” painting.

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

Aarika Pennington

Mar 26, 2022

Absolutely amazing! My son has autism and is 3 year old and they were amazing and tentative. Highly recommend them!

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

Christy Ogan

Mar 25, 2022

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

Jeremy Bray

Mar 24, 2022

— Hi Jeremy, Thank you for your feedback. We'd like to improve and make your next visit an exceptional one. If you'd like to provide us any additional details, please contact us directly at kettering@meritdental.com.

Hannah Gage

Mar 24, 2022

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

Nancy Morrell

Mar 24, 2022

I never liked going to a dentist much. Dr. Baker and staff make it very welcoming and not so frightening. Only wish they had the massage dental chairs...that would be the icing on the cake!?

— Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback, Nancy. We are happy to hear your kind words.

Carol Roberts

Mar 24, 2022

Dental assistant, office mgr STEPHANIE, & dr baker all very kind, considerate & helpful.

— That is so great to hear. Thank you! It's wonderful to see that you had a positive experience with us.

Karen Pollitt

Mar 23, 2022

— Hi Karen, we appreciate you leaving us a review. See you back soon, thank you!

Dominic Blair

Mar 23, 2022

I had a cleaning yesterday with Layne! She was excellent. I usually have an aversion to dental trips, but she was very kind and made the experience simple and painless. Plus, I had to call today to reschedule an appointment last minute and they were kind and helped me get rebooked. I’d highly recommend coming here!

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

John Nichols

Mar 22, 2022

The other day, I had another enjoyable visit at Merit Dental in Kettering. Layne was upbeat and great with teeth cleaning, and gave me some very helpful suggestions for home care. Dr. Baker was both cheery and supportive. I have been coming to this practice for a little while now, after a self-imposed dental care sabbatical. Never once have the folks here allowed me to feel badly about not keeping up with things. Rather, they have gotten me back on board with dental care.

— Thank you for the 5-star review, John! 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.

charles lane

Mar 20, 2022

it was a five star experience. in the chair on time, friendly personnel from the front desk to the professional dental workers, thorough exam and cleaning, full explanation of all procedures, (past, present, future), extremely clean facility. No negative comments.

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

Valerie Rossi

Mar 16, 2022

You guys are great! Thank you.

— Hi Valerie, we appreciate you leaving us a review. See you back soon, thank you!

D Malas

Mar 08, 2022

Just completed a cleaning and consultation visit. The Merit Dental - Kettering staff are excellent. I was greeted promptly with a smile at check in and treated in a caring and professional manner by Jessica and Dr. Baker. I appreciate the scheduling convenience and documented plan for next visit. I highly recommend Merit Dental - Kettering..

— Hi, D! Thank you so much for taking a few moments to let us know how we are doing. Reading your review reminded us why we do what we do. It was truly a pleasure to serve you.

Dan Johnson

Mar 08, 2022

— Thank you for the review Dan, you've really made us smile!

Keith Cole

Mar 05, 2022

The staff and Dr. E are amazing. Very gentle and very friendly. I have sent family and friends to this team.

— Thank you so much for your kind words, Keith. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us. We count ourselves lucky for patients like you!

Libby Gower

Mar 02, 2022

No pain with Dr. Baker’s shots or any of the treatment. Chloe was also pain free!!

Gita Pema

Feb 23, 2022

My family and I have been coming to Merit for about 18 years and we just love the staff and doctors. They are always so kind and helpful. The care they take of our teeth is phenomenal! Dr. Elefson always treats us like family!

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

Donna Tucker

Feb 23, 2022

Best staff and very pleasant!

— Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback, Donna. We are happy to hear your kind words.

P. Meyer

Feb 17, 2022

We’ve been going there for about 15 years. They are just a really great team of nice people who do good work.

— That is so great to hear. Thank you! It's wonderful to see that you had a positive experience with us.

Robert Wurdack

Feb 16, 2022

Get rid of the masks Excellent personnel!

Cheyenne Burt

Feb 16, 2022

I love Merit Dental! Dr Baker is sweet, and attentive! I do not have the best teeth, and no one on that staff has ever made me feel less than because of it. They treat me with kindness in respect, and always have a plan to help me keep my teeth as healthy as possible.

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

Kim Horning

Feb 16, 2022

Entire staff is friendly and professional. Very comfortable environment. Dr. Baker and all of her staff are absolutely excellent. Highly recommend!

Nicole Boucuvalas

Feb 16, 2022

— Hello Nicole! Thank you for the great review, we really appreciate it!

Tammy Mcghee

Feb 15, 2022

— Thanks for the five-star review, Tammy.

Bill Vari

Feb 12, 2022

Doctors and staff are super knowledgeable and accommodating.

— Thank you for the 5-star review, Bill! 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.

Lauren June

Feb 02, 2022

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

Lori Wentzel

Jan 29, 2022

Not the same quality of care and treatment recently…

JUDI OSBORNE

Jan 28, 2022

Friendly, knowledgeable staff. A busy practice that is well run. Wait times are minimal.

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

Amanda Czerniak

Jan 27, 2022

As a person with longstanding anxiety about dentists, I can honestly say I walked out of this office with a smile on my face! I felt heard, I didn't feel pressured into anything, and I worked out a plan that works best for me. Dr. Baker is incredibly patient and kind, and I appreciate the time she spent with me. Everyone I encountered here was so kind and helpful. So thankful I found Merit Dental!

— Hi Amanda, we appreciate you leaving us a review. See you back soon, thank you!

Barbara Agyapong

Jan 26, 2022

— Barbara, thanks for your 5-star review!

Doug Conrad

Jan 26, 2022

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

Brenda Young

Jan 26, 2022

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

Cheryl Anderson

Jan 25, 2022

Dr. Baker is a wonderful dentist. She explains procedures carefully, and she is excellent at calming fearful patients. I would recommend Merit Dental because the personnel are polite, efficient, and care about the welfare of the patient.

— Hi, Cheryl! Thank you so much for taking a few moments to let us know how we are doing. Reading your review reminded us why we do what we do. It was truly a pleasure to serve you.

Jerry Harmon

Jan 22, 2022

— Hi Jerry, we appreciate you leaving us a review. See you back soon, thank you!

Brent Bingaman

Dec 31, 2021

Scott R Placke

Dec 29, 2021

My Dentist Dr. Ellison is over the top! The staff is the BEST always welcoming me and treating me like family...

John Bumgardner

Dec 29, 2021

Nan Hieb

Dec 28, 2021

South Dayton Family Dentistry is both professional and friendly. They made my concern their priority and I really appreciate that.

Linda Hoffsis

Dec 17, 2021

Competent and caring service!

Justin Miller

Dec 15, 2021

The staff was and is always absolutely phenomenal. Great service as expected for being a client there for many many years.

michael dillon

Dec 10, 2021

Fantastic staff, very client friendly.

Kathy Hawes

Dec 01, 2021

Dr. Ellefson and Stacy were great yesterday when I got my tooth extracted, didn't feel any pain. Feeling great today, haven't even had to use any pain meds today ?? Thank you so much Dr. E and Stacy ???? Great experience as always ????

Patricia Finn

Dec 01, 2021

Great staff! Very friendly plus professional. Always a good experience.

Bonnie Buddendeck

Nov 23, 2021

I have been going to this practice since I moved here in 1981 and have always been treated with the utmost respect and care. Although the staff has changed over the years, all who work here are very professional and highly competent. I have recommended this office to many friends over the years and none have been disappointed.

Llana Combs

Nov 18, 2021

Lynn Jones

Nov 13, 2021

Paul McCracken

Nov 06, 2021

I have spent my time in the dental chair over the years and I will have to say this is the best dentist, and practice I have found. They are caring, they listen, and really take time to make sure they understand your condition, apprehensions and/fears. I needed extensive work, and had my fears but Dr Ellefson had his suggestions and then came up with a treatment plan that I took part in. The support staff are wonderful as are the hygienists. I have recently switched my whole family here. Thank you.

Marsha Clark

Nov 05, 2021

Kaitlyn Grooms

Nov 05, 2021

This place feels so homey and comfortable I forgot I was at the dentist for a minute. Staff was super friendly and helpful.

Mark Snead

Oct 19, 2021

We have been clients for many years. Never have we had a bad experience. Jessica is awesome, as is Dr. Baker! I highly recommend to all that ask.

Michael espinoza

Oct 09, 2021

Great front desk, Dental staff and Doctors are awesome…..Jessica J is awesome at her job. The office and facility is clean and organized!

DezinDayton Jones

Oct 08, 2021

I'm so glad I started going to this practice. The front desk staff is always courteous and easy to work with. Scheduling appointments is never a problem. I've been using hygienist Jessica Johnson and she has always been great with me. Never rushes through my visits with her. Always spends time to go over any issues that may pop up. Dr. Ellefson is the greatest. Kudos to the whole staff.

American Veterans Heritage Center

Sep 30, 2021

I met Jessica J. at my latest cleaning appointment. She is gentle and thorough. I asked to have her for my next cleaning!

JEANNE HART

Sep 27, 2021

Posting this review for husband Ted Hart. He stated Jessica J. is very professional, through, and highly recommends her!

Janice Goldberg

Sep 22, 2021

John Fisher

Sep 22, 2021

Jessica was very professional. I was given great care during my cleaning

Eric Purcell

Sep 14, 2021

David Martin

Aug 30, 2021

I went to Merit Dental for the first time last week. WHAT great people...very friendly and they were right on schedule! They kept me infomred about each step of the visit and my teeth look great!!! I was so thankful they take my medicare insurance! THANKS!

Joey Lujano

Aug 23, 2021

Andrew Bollinger

Aug 18, 2021

Staff was very professional and courteous from check-in to check-out. Layne is an excellent hygienist!!! She was gentle yet proficient when cleaning my teeth. She recommended the H2O Floss water pick to help me with my dental care--something I'm definitely going to look into. I was in and out in a jiffy while my teeth came out looking spiffy. :)

John Inglis

Aug 14, 2021

After two visits, can report two kind and experienced dentists, gentle hygienists, & friendly office personnel.

shannon szeghi

Aug 06, 2021

Gregory Whitehead

Aug 05, 2021

Appointment started on time. Dental Hygienist was great with the cleaning and polish. Doctor was right in and did her examine. Overall a smooth and pleasant experience.

Debra Todd

Aug 05, 2021

Cleaning visit for 7 year old son went great! Love this place!?

Nancy Crane

Jul 30, 2021

Jessica J cleaned my teeth today and did a fantastic job! She really explained and demonstrated how I should be using my new toothbrush for my specific dental problem areas. Dr. Baker is wonderful, as always and very easy to talk to and understands my mouth very, very well!

Jessica Royalty

Jul 26, 2021

Great staff !!!! Clean place . Highly recommend!

Lauren Tall

Jul 23, 2021

Awesome staff and so friendly!

Quyen Weaver

Jul 19, 2021

Both my parents are patients of Dr. Baker. They speak limited English so I always worry about them when they go to medical appointments without me. My dad has been back and forth to this office for a problem tooth and each time, he raves about how well the staff treats him. It warms my heart to hear that they try their best to communicate with him and treat him well. I’ve also always experienced wonderful service when calling for appointments and questions. We highly recommend this office!

Karen Bennett

Jul 16, 2021

Jessica J. did a great job with my teeth cleaning. She was kind and gentle and made the experience a pleasant one. Thank you Jessica for taking good care of me! :)

Jane Lugo

Jul 13, 2021

Efficient is how y'all role. Friendly, happy, kind.

Matthew Wilcher

Jul 09, 2021

Had my cleaning this week. Anna did a great job and was super gentle. Thanks Anna for making my cleaning pain free. :) Super friendly staff as always.

Mario Mancini

Jun 25, 2021

The dentist are great and were very helpful in addressing an abcess with antibiotics. It was extremely painful. I also was very impressed with the front desk staff, specifically "Camile" who communicated my concerns and acted quickly to expedite my prescriptions. She is a great people person, a team player, and extremely helpful. She presented with an understanding of antibiotics and was very empathetic to my pain. She is a great asset to Merit Dental.

Kim Kwiatek

Jun 22, 2021

Jessica J took care of me today. She is a very personable and compassionate caregiver. Had my teeth cleaned and had a wonderful experience. She answered all questions. She loves teaching. She is a good listener as well. Perhaps the best I have had ever.

ELIZABETH DeArmond

Jun 19, 2021

Savannah Bray

Jun 18, 2021

The staff is always super nice and helpful! And they always work with me to make my appointments within a time frame that i’ll be able to pay for it.

Nicole Powers

Jun 15, 2021

10! A wonderful experience! Anna & Jessica were fantastic, as well as Dr. Baker as always! My boys, ages 5 &13 always have a very pleasant experience as well as myself. Top Notch dental office ?

Denny Lammlein

Jun 11, 2021

Jessica J. was my hygienist and did a great job! Friendly, knowledgeable and communicated what was happening every step of the way.

Vibrant Rehab & Wellness

Jun 05, 2021

Wonderful experience with Layne. Truly so sweet and energetic. My teeth looked amazing after my cleaning. I have been going to the same dentist since I was 7 years old. I gave Merit dental an opportunity considering it was closer to my house. I will definitely be going back and changing dentists ??

Ciara Morgan

Jun 05, 2021

Sherry Requarth

May 19, 2021

Jessica J. did an excellent job cleaning my teeth, answered all my questions, and my teeth felt extra smooth by her using a water scaler. I appreciated her experience and expertise.

Charles Goodwin

Apr 28, 2021

Outstanding dental care. Very thorough care.

Jim Schuette

Apr 28, 2021

East West kids

Mar 30, 2021

Th staff are so kind and welcoming.

J McCoy

Mar 27, 2021

No issues. Friendly staff. Painless.

RJ Voorink

Mar 26, 2021

I went it for a deep cleaning, and Jennifer L was the lady who took great care of me. After explaining the procedure well, she went to work, and everything went smooth and painless. She would check in every few minutes to make sure I wasn't uncomfortable, which I never was. The result was just awesome! I couldn't be more excited and happy with the entire process and the result. I highly recommend Merit Dental in Kettering; from the minute you walk through the door until the minute you’re back out, you’ll feel welcomed, taken care of and at ease. Great dentist office!

Brenda Collins

Mar 22, 2021

Brian

Mar 13, 2021

Awesome

Josey Wales

Mar 05, 2021

Dr. Ellefson is absolutely the best most caring dentist. I had a bad cavity with an exposed nerve that hurt so bad I couldn't sleep at nights. I had tried to call every oral surgeon in the Dayton area to pull my tooth and couldn't get in for weeks. I made an appointment for Dr. Ellefson who squeezed me in for a consultation on a Friday afternoon. He saw the pain I was in, he gave me options and in between other patients he pulled my tooth when nobody else would. He really cares about you as a person and it shows everytime I see him

Jane Brown

Mar 03, 2021

I went for my first visit last week and had a great experience. The staff was friendly and their equipment was modern. My previous dentist retired and Merit has an office close to home for me. It was such a positive experience that I look forward to my next visit.

Tisha Holland

Feb 08, 2021

I had to have both bottom wisdom teeth pulled and a filling on the same day. Dr Erik Ellefson was wonderful. I was very nervous about my wisdom teeth being pulling but they told me everything that they were doing before and during procedure. It went fast. The staff their are very friendly. I would highly recommend this office.

Joshua Johnson

Feb 03, 2021

After the closing of the Belmont office, I've had two appointments at Kettering. Everyone is so friendly there! I really like the receptionist!??

Patty Lusk

Feb 02, 2021

Carolyn Curtin

Jan 26, 2021

I’ve been going to here for almost 20 years. Dr. Elleffson does a very thorough job as does the rest of the staff. They take the anxiety out of going to the dentist

Kent Gilman

Jan 16, 2021

Doctor E. took care of a very painful root canal & excellent follow up. Staff was awesome. I would highly recommend to anyone. Thank you.

Elvis & Dennis Nail & Peyton

Jan 16, 2021

Dr. Baker is the BEST!

John Bond

Jan 03, 2021

John Blakelock

Dec 20, 2020

I find Dr. Ellaffson and ALL the staff to be friendly, helpful and warm. It's HARD to find a good dentist, and Dr. Ellaffson is a GREAT ONE!

Mary Eberle

Dec 19, 2020

This is a wonderful office. Everyone is very friendly and professional. Dr. Baker is great. She's friendly and funny and I hope I don't have to change my dentist again. My insurance requirement has forced me to change dentists four times in the last number of years. I hope I get to stay here for a while.

Austin Hieb

Dec 11, 2020

Always nice, friendly and I enjoy the atmosphere

Kevin Greer

Nov 24, 2020

Nic Zimmerman

Nov 20, 2020

Wonderful and friendly staff. Sweet hygienist. Kind and informative dentist!

jystenger

Nov 04, 2020

Great staff and Dentist!

Lauren Sillaman

Oct 30, 2020

Paula Beck

Oct 29, 2020

Cindy Buckreus

Oct 27, 2020

Muhammad Usman

Oct 26, 2020

Teri Spiroff

Sep 29, 2020

Dr. Ellefson and his entire staff show so much compassion and professionalism. Hands down the best in the Miami Valley.

Heather Latham

Sep 29, 2020

They were great, let me know my options of treatment with pricing, and postponed their lunch to fix me. I really appreciated it. They walked me through each step of the treatment calmly and patiently. I was really uncomfortable when my tooth broke and feel so much better now.

Andy Holland

Sep 28, 2020

The receptionist, Jade, was very helpful and liked my Super Mario Bros shirt. My hygienist and Dr. Ellison did a stellar job with everything else. And I got free floss. Been going here for decades, they're the best

Irene Miller

Aug 29, 2020

Merit Dental Kettering seems to have problems with staffing. Twice they have cancelled appointments due to staffing issues. Once was prior to COVID and the second instance happened this month. The problem is that they do not reschedule within a timely manner. For example, the most recent appointment that was cancelled was scheduled for August 31st. This was for a 6 month cleaning. Due to a dental assistant leaving the practice, they cancelled the appointment and could not fit my son in until March 2021. This means my son would go over a year without seeing a dentist. This is not acceptable and this has happened twice. We will probably be finding another dentist that manages their staffing issues appropriately. Until Merit Dental Kettering can effectively manage their staffing issues, I would not recommend them.

MJ Kinnis

Aug 29, 2020

Very friendly and competent staff. My dentist was professional and knowledgeable, but wasn’t overly pushy in trying to “sell” a procedure (as I have experienced with other dentists). The office was exceptionally clean and comfortable. They follow proper Covid precautions with care.

Fred Poland

Aug 15, 2020

Lois Vizza

Aug 01, 2020

Great staff and the best dentist ever. Really takes his time with you.

JAMS Property Preservation LLC

Jul 19, 2020

Great experience. Every body I met was professional. And the biggest thing for me was they actually did what I wanted and pain free. Never has a dentist done want I asked. Great job guy's

Shelby Voss

Jul 13, 2020

The environment is comfortable and the staff is friendly. It is easy to schedule appointments and get in touch with staff if I have any questions.

Paul Eberle

Jun 20, 2020

Christina Frost

Jun 17, 2020

Dr Ellefson and his staff are fantastic. He's been our dentist for many years. Dr Ellefson is so gentle and kind with children. I'd highly recommend this practice!

Sharalyn Peterson

Jun 09, 2020

I have had a very good experience all the years I have been a patient.

Susan Slate

Jun 09, 2020

Thomas Howard

Jun 07, 2020

Five stars for the staff, but i do not support the policies of the new ownership at all!!! They want to charge us a 12.00 PPE charge per visit! Do they not think that we might also have extra exspense pertaining to the crisis!

Jeanne Giordano

Jun 06, 2020

The 5 stars goes to the very nice patient lady that makes appointments! I am transferring to this office so I can’t rate the hygienist or dentist yet.

Kathy

May 27, 2020

They are taking excellent precautions against Covid-19. I appreciate that!

Terri Jones

May 27, 2020

Mike Laycox

May 20, 2020

The staff was very friendly and professional. I had an unexpected dental situation that needed attention right away and Dr Neely was very accommodating and worked me in right away. The hygienist, Mrs. Zingle, made me feel at ease and did an exceptional job. I have attended 2 other dental offices in the past and they can't come close to Merit dental.

Kurt Morrow

Apr 25, 2020

I’ll tell you up front I don’t like going to the dentist but the staff at Merit made me feel comfortable and relaxed. I would highly recommend them .

Samantha Gibson

Apr 25, 2020

I needed an urgent appointment but didn’t have a family dentist. They got me in very quickly even though i was turned away from several other dentists due to COVID-19. They were nothing but amazing! 10/10 would recommend!

Warren Gregory

Apr 12, 2020

My wife, Bonnie and I were referred to South Dayton by a friend and are very pleased with everyone there. Highly professional Dentists and very pleased with our Dental hygienist. They are right on time and really take good care of us.

Christina Baker

Mar 31, 2020

Sharon Smith

Mar 28, 2020

This is a great dental practice - expert, friendly and caring practitioners. I still miss Dr. Grabeman!

Ray Copenheaver

Mar 28, 2020

Very pleased with all the folks at Merit Dental Kettering. My wife and I are in our 80's and we have experienced many dental offices over the years, this one is the B E S T. Ray and Donna Copenheaver Centerville, Ohio

Steven Bliss

Mar 28, 2020

Amy Townley

Mar 17, 2020

I had Jen clean my teeth for the first time and she used a different instrument. My experience was exceptional... the quickest and least painful teeth cleaning I have ever had!!! I have been telling everyone how fabulous her new instrument is!

Mike Hoendorf

Mar 13, 2020

Michele, Logan Master Appliance

Mar 13, 2020

Everyone here is great! From check in to check out. Fantastic people.

Terri Hinders

Mar 03, 2020

I have been a patient of this office for years, prior to it being Merit Dental. I absolutely trust the doctors here and would recommend them. I continue to go to this office even after moving 45 minutes away. I had another dentist tell me my child needed 5 fillings and a root canal. Dr. Ellefson examined her and fixed the shoddy work and she didn't need any fillings or a root canal. If they tell you you need something done then you do.

Lena Jackson

Mar 02, 2020

My appointment was on time and the staff was friendly. I had the best dental Hygienist who was super knowledgeable and amazing

janine selten

Feb 19, 2020

samentha lucas

Feb 15, 2020

Jennifer Reid

Jan 26, 2020

We needed a urgent appointment but were new to the office. They fit my son in the next morning. Very nice, helpful and great with him. Thanks Merit Dental.

Marlene Dascalos

Jan 23, 2020

Isabella Lee

Jan 11, 2020

Really appreciate the staff and Dr E - everyone is helpful - really explain the procedures and patiently answer any questions.

Caretta Jones

Dec 19, 2019

Very friendly staff. Quick visit never any complaints. Would recommend.

deb holt

Dec 18, 2019

Karin Avila-John

Dec 06, 2019

Abagael Funke

Dec 05, 2019

Lovely staff. Highly recommend!

Elizabeth Grismer

Nov 24, 2019

Everyone one is so very friendly and pleasant.

Jeff

Nov 19, 2019

Excellent experience at Merit. The staff was extremely friendly and professional. The visit was very quick and efficient. I would highly recommend this office.

Jennifer colaizzi

Nov 16, 2019

Norm Wentland

Oct 29, 2019

Alicia Green

Oct 12, 2019

Staff is always friendly and efficient. Hygienists are great. And Dr Ellefson is awesome.

Dean Haferman

Sep 28, 2019

Edward McIntosh

Sep 19, 2019

I recently visited Merit Dental in Kettering to have work done on my two front teeth. One of them was chipped on two sides, two old fillings needed replaced and something done with a bad stain on one of the teeth. Dr. Tammy Baker and her expert assistant(sorry, didn't catch her name, but she had a great smile) took the time to do the very best they could to give me my smile back. When they were finished and I looked at my teeth in the mirror, I was utterly shocked at how great my teeth looked! I never thought they could look this good again! Thank you both for your time and talent. A VERY satisfied patient. Edward McIntosh

Debbie Crowell

Sep 14, 2019

Lori Taylor

Sep 13, 2019

They were great with my hubby...he was scared to death, but would never admit it!!

Billie Bittner

Sep 10, 2019

Very friendly staff ! They always get me in quickly and they all are so extremely gentle which is what I look for the most in a dental office. Thank you all for all you do.

derek schneider

Aug 29, 2019

David Flaum

Aug 23, 2019

Broke a crown had to have old tooth extracted on my second day no pain med no pain extraction itself piece of cake had to be careful eating until local wore off eating normally today waiting for healing process to do next step. Great experience given the nature

Kathleen Bradley

Aug 17, 2019

Axel H. Moorman

Jul 22, 2019

JANICE LEISRING

Jul 18, 2019

David Youngerman

Jun 22, 2019

Kimberly Miller

Jun 17, 2019

My kids had two different hygienists. One we loved but the other one just did not make it feel like we use too. The same with the staff up front. It is not a bad thing but I went her when it was not a corporate dental. We like the feel of a dentist who knows you and you are not just a number but a person. I missed that the last time I went here? I one the next time it will be more like the dentist I went to before it became a corporate run dental office.

Teria Carson

Jun 08, 2019

This is by far a wonderful Dental office, the staff is very professional and kind especially when you are in pain. The Dentist are amazing and very eager to attend to your needs. Thank you for caring about your patients!

Aislinn Watkins

Jun 07, 2019

Kim Shade

Jun 05, 2019

Always very good service, patient oriented And done in a timely order.Dr. Baker and her staff are wonderful.

Carrie Begley

Apr 16, 2019

We have been clients of Merit Dental/Dr. Elefson and team for 15 years and always receive excellent professional and personal care.

Greg Frueh

Mar 30, 2019

The dental hygienist (Kristen) is exceptional and has great people skills...

Brooke Heikes

Nov 05, 2018

I had a horrible experience with South Dayton Dentistry! My insurance changed so I had to change dentist. My first visit was a cleaning. I was told that with my insurance we had one free cleaning a year. Received a $150 bill. When I addressed this I was told that my cleaning wasn’t covered because they did a “Deep Cleaning” that was never mentioned until the bill came. My second visit I had a cavity drilled and filled. Dr. Baker had catch up session with the dental assistant for the entire 45 minutes she was working on my teeth! The conversation should of happened on their own time. Gossip for entire 45 minutes!! Unprofessional.

Anne Troup

Jun 28, 2018

Dr. Eric Ellefson is a life line for me. I mean literally, I don't know what I would do without him. Debbie the hygienist, is top notch in my opinion. I would have to look long and hard to find such care and compassion.

Redbluff

May 10, 2018

New dentist replaced Grabeman. My first visit with her and she tells me I need a bunch of xrays and a cap on one tooth which Grabeman said nothing about 6 months earlier. They are a money grab machine and always want to cap your teeth. Horrible.

Genevieve Ritchie-Ewing

Apr 25, 2018

All of the staff were very good with my 5 year old making the experience much better than expected!

laserluver1

Mar 31, 2018

South Dayton Family Dentistry is the best at providing state of the art, professional dental care. Dr. Ellefson always takes the time to listen to my concerns and has come up with some innovative solutions to my dental issues. Nick Parenti

George Hummel

Sep 25, 2017

Without a doubt, South Dayton Family Dentistry is one of the most patient centered, caring and responsive practice that I have ever encountered. Everyone is professional and highly competent; always willing to take the time needed to explain the course of treatment to be taken. These folks are highly recommended by me and my family!

Hinda Stockstill

Sep 25, 2017

Doctor Grabeman is awesome! He was very thorough and gentle with examining my teeth. He gives great instructions on dental care. I recommend him to everyone I know.

Tom Steinbrunner

Jul 03, 2017

My wife and I are both patients at South Dayton Family Dentistry, and we are very happy with the care we get from Dr. Grabeman and all his staff! We have recommended the office to a number of our friends.

Kay Daly

Apr 17, 2017

My daughter and I have gone to Dr Grabeman for over 10 years. He is not only an excellent dentist, but is genuinely one of the most caring people I know. My daughter and I would never go to anyone else.

Joseph Fanelli

Jan 28, 2017

My wife Lois, and I are one of the oldest patients of Dr. Grabeman. Over many years, he and his staff have consistently treated us like family, and well. In January of 2017, I had my 3rd. or 4th, root canal. A little uncomfortable, but oh, what a relief to get rid of this infection. We have recommended him and his staff to many family and friends. They are a s satisfied as we are, with the treatment they recieved.

Haily Claire

Jan 21, 2017

The atmosphere is so friendly and the doctors are incredible. 10/10 would recommend.

Rebecca Kelley

Dec 01, 2016

I had an excellent experience. I am not a fan of dentist and the cleaning that I had was great and Dr. Tom Grabeman did a super job on a tooth repair. Everyone I have met there are very professional and manage to have a smile always.

Christina Duffy

Dec 01, 2016

I'm a new patient and was very happy with the professionalism. I had asked around and this group came highly recommend by more than one person. I'm very happy with my choice.

Gary Morris

Nov 12, 2016

I was a new patient to DDS Erik Ellefson and my experience was great. He's a top notch Dentist that I would recommend! He squeezed me in on a busy day. I thought my visit would be painful but he and his assistant that day made it painless!

Jeffrey Jacobsen

Oct 29, 2016

We love Dr. Ellefson and Dr. Grabeman! We first found this practice when we were new in town and I had lost a filling. Dr. Ellefson fit me in the next day (and I wasn't even an existing patient). We've been so happy there ever since. My little kids even love going. Front desk staff and hygienists are also wonderful. I highly recommend this group.

Michele Gannon

Oct 01, 2016

Excellent care from highly skilled employees. I will recommend them to everyone!

Trudy Krisher

Aug 20, 2016

Dr. Grabeman is awesome -professionally competent and personally charming! The fact that he shares his knowledge with OSU students now shows how willing he is to pass on what he knows. One of the best dentists EVER! Trudy Krisher

chuck rodabaugh

Aug 01, 2016

Without a doubt, the best dentist in the universe. I thought, "all dentists alike--what is so hard?" Dr Grabeman successfully saved a tooth that had been poorly handled by previous dentists. Everyone in the office is highly competant and friendly.

Christina B

Jun 29, 2016

Dr. Grabeman is an amazing dentist. I cracked a tooth and had to get it pulled. I started crying because I was scared. He sat and talked with me about it and made sure I was comfortable. He explained everything he was doing and took it slow. He even called me at 8:30pm that night to make sure I was doing okay. I won't be going anywhere else but here!

charles dickerson

Apr 06, 2016

Dr. Tom is just the best! Jane and I have been patients for over 15 years and are very satisfied. Normally on time, a wonderful staff of caring professional people.

Joy Kemp

Apr 03, 2016

We love Dr Grabeman and his staff!

Pamela Shackelford

Apr 02, 2016

I took a chance on South Dayton Family Dentistry and Dr. Ellefson coming from a bad experience. Boy did my switch pay off! The staff from the front door to the dentist's chair have been great! I would refer them in a second and am appreciative of the great care and service.

Carl Heid

Apr 02, 2016

We have been going to Dr Grabeman since he began his practice. We have always been more than satisfied.nDr Grabeman and his staff always go the extra mile to be sure you are well taken care of. I would recommend then highly to anyone. Thanks Mary and Carl Heid

September Chipman

Apr 02, 2016

I was recommended to the practice by a friend about 2 years ago. I absolutely love the staff. Everyone is always very precessional and friendly and they always run on time. No such thing as showing up on time for your appointment & then waiting 30+ minutes to be seen like every other medical office. I am so glad to have found this office & recommend them to everyone else as well!!!

Rhonda Horning

Apr 02, 2016

Absolutely the best!

nsolada

Mar 05, 2016

my family and i have been patients for many years. dr ellefson, dr grabeman and staff are always super friendly, very caring, prompt, dependable, and professional. they deserve the highest praise.

Judy Middlestetter

Dec 08, 2015

Nothing but big smiles and caring attitudes at South Dayton Dentistry. Dr. Grabeman is always meticulous in his work. I have been going to Dr. Grabeman for almost 30 years and continue to be amazed by such a caring Doctor and staff. They are like family. The wait time is minimal. I highly recommend S.D.D. you will be pleased.

Ronald Matsumura

Oct 10, 2015

The Best! So glad we found Dr. Grabeman and all his staff.

Bill Rhoades

Oct 04, 2015

This is the best dentist and staff around town. Some of my friends told me about this dentist and I have not been disappointed.

Insurance

We accept a wide range of dental insurance plans, including plans from:

  • Aetna – PPO
  • Anthem – 200 Network
  • Anthem – 300 Network
  • Anthem – Discount
  • Anthem – FEP
  • Anthem – PPO
  • Connection/GEHA
  • Delta Dental – Premier
  • DenteMax
  • Humana
  • SunLife/Assurant/DHA
  • Superior Dental Care
  • UCCI – ADDP/DOD
  • UCCI – ParNet
  • UnitedHealthCare

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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Payment Options

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