raymond c

Great - friendly - caring attention provided by all - Eric, Staff and the assistants. Thanks Ray

on Oct 11, 2017

danielle h

Fantastic!

on Oct 10, 2017

anonymous

When your 12 year old daughter has 3 teeth pulled (making way for an adult smile!) and comes out raving about what a great experience it was, you have most definitely found the right dentist. Dr Grabeman even made a personal call at the end of the day to check on her. We get exceptional care here for the entire family.

on Oct 06, 2017

david y

I appreciate the promptness and professionalism displayed by all staff

on Oct 05, 2017

anonymous

Debbie Brown is a wonderful hygentist.

on Oct 05, 2017

beverly a

my experience was wonderful//

on Oct 05, 2017

anonymous

None better.

on Oct 04, 2017

bob m

Tom did a great job

on Oct 04, 2017

sharon m

I love my dentist and this practice. Great, prompt, professional service. Dr. Ellifson and staff are wonderful and compassionately take care of all your family dental needs. 5 Stars.

on Oct 03, 2017

stephanie r

Fantastic.

on Sep 29, 2017

lucindy l

Debbie is the best

on Sep 27, 2017

candace l

Great experience always !

on Sep 25, 2017

john h

As always, a great experience.

on Sep 19, 2017

vicki b

Dr. Gcaveman came highly recommended from my co- workers. The office staff was very friendly when I walked in the door. Courtney assisted Dt. Grabeman with my exam. They were both exceptional with my comfort bring their utmost concern. Thank you for the excellent care you provided!

on Sep 19, 2017

anonymous

Never a problem. Always on time.

on Sep 19, 2017

jeri lynn (or) b

Excellent as always! Dr. Grabman and staff are very supportive, kind and gracious.

on Sep 18, 2017

diane m

I have been going to SDFD for nearly 20 years. I have always received excellent care!

on Sep 16, 2017

shiv k

I felt welcome from the first time I visited the office. All the staff members were welcoming and friendly. Dr. Ellefson was genuine in his care and was knowledgeable about the services I was looking for. He took time to explain the procedure would be done and answered all of my questions. At the time of the procedure, Angie assisted Dr. Ellefson and was kind and knowledgeable. All members of the staff were professional and genuine. I was pleased with the services received from South Dayton Family Den

on Sep 15, 2017

ted h

Dr. Grabeman and staff always professional! Would highly recommend this dentistry.

on Sep 15, 2017

carol f

WONDERFUL!! Dr. Thomas Grabeman,DDS was very professional and explained all the procedures. Everyone in the office was friendly and helpful. I was VERY IMPRESSED. THANK YOU..

on Oct 18, 2017

anonymous

As always my experience was thorough and professional.

on Oct 18, 2017

gregory b

South Dayton Family Dentistry is simply the best. I've never had a bad experience and as crazy as it sounds, I actually look forward to my dental appointments. How many folks can say that about their dentist?

on Oct 18, 2017

anonymous

My appointment was fine, technician and dentist pleasant and courteous. However, I am weary of FOX news propaganda blaring from televisions in every room. In this politically divisive time, I think this is a poor business choice.

on Oct 17, 2017

anonymous

Love this place

on Oct 13, 2017

anonymous

Loved appt reminder 2 weeks prior, like proactive sign in waiting room telling patient to talk with reception if beyond 15 mins of appt time, hygienist and doc were very polite and engaging, felt well taken care of. Very smooth appt, started on time and finished on time.

on Oct 13, 2017

anonymous

The staff and dentist worked well with my 4-yr-old son.

on Oct 12, 2017

janet p

I had a loose front tooth crown. Dr. Grabeman and his dental assisran, Jenna, worked me into their schedule on Tuesday at 3:30. Dr. Grabeman, very professionally , replaced my crown. He did a root canal and installed a post. It was a meticulous procedure and could only be done by someoone as skilled as Dr. Grabeman, along with his experienced assistant. I was comfortable and in no pain during this one hour procedure, thanks to them. Dr. Grabeman called after I returned to my home to make sure I was doin

on Oct 25, 2017

karla r

I have a wire bracket behind my front, bottom teeth. I think that I probably got the best cleaning I've ever received on those teeth this past Monday! Thanks, South Dayton!

on Oct 24, 2017

joseph u

Dr. Grabeman is simply an excellent dentist. If he ever relocated out of the Dayton area, I would travel whatever distance to continue his dental care. My family and I have been with him for about 10 years, and we cherish the day when my wife found him. He is extremely friendly and explains all dental issues to my satisfaction. Just can't say enough about him. Joe Unice

on Oct 23, 2017

patricia s

It’s such a great practice that it makes me not mind going to the dentist.

on Oct 23, 2017

mary lou s

Dr. Elfson was very accommodating in working me in his schedule due to a toothache. The staff is excellent and most friendly.

on Oct 22, 2017

teresa l

Very caring and very informative

on Oct 21, 2017

beth k

Cheryl is by far the best dental Hygienist I have ever had!

on Oct 21, 2017

anonymous

great service and great people

on Oct 19, 2017

warren g

I missed my October appointment and they worked me in via cancelations in a few days, thanks so much!

on Nov 02, 2017

steve h

Visit was a 6 month check up, cleaning and X-rays.. Hygienist was excellent (Cheryl). Very personable and gave me tips on proper brushing and flossing. I have never had an issue on any visits and wife and kids have all been going there for several years. I am sure they all would rate their experiences as excellent. Would definitely recommend this practice anyone. High regards for both Dr. G. and Dr. E.

on Nov 02, 2017

james j

Everything was great. It was a great improvement.

on Nov 01, 2017

sarah c

Dr Ellifson was great! Everyone on staff was friendly and efficient and all with little to no pain. Thanks for everything!

on Oct 29, 2017

kevin k

Very friendly staff! Treated me very well, like I was family

on Oct 27, 2017

janet p

Another broken crown. . . .front tooth, thother front tooth. DR. Grabeman took care of it , along with assistant, Jenna, the same day that I had broken it . He is so professional and so caring. I am so pleased with the results. And I am so thankful to have him as my dentist. Jenna is also very efficient working along side Dr. G. A good team.

on Nov 08, 2017

charles s

Very pleased with not only the results of the appointment (no issues found) but also the high quality of treatment by Debbie and Tom. Thanks a lot to each.

on Nov 08, 2017

carl h

Excellent, we have been going to Dr. a Grabeman for over 30 years. Both Dr. Grabeman and his staff have always gone out of their way to insure our ultimate comfort and satisfaction. We would highly rewcommend them!

on Nov 07, 2017

anonymous

I have always had the best care on my visits with Dr. Grabeman. Thank you.

on Nov 22, 2017

anonymous

Debbie did super cleaning my teeth. Dr. Ellefson always is pleasant & dosen’t Rush when he come in to see me

on Nov 21, 2017

dean g

OUtstaning in all aspects

on Nov 21, 2017

patricia h

Excellent and prompt service.

on Nov 19, 2017

anonymous

My experience was excellent - from the receptionist to my dental hygienist to my doctor.

on Nov 17, 2017

thomas s

Dr. Grabeman and his staff did a wonderful job, as they always do. We recommend him to anyone looking for a dentist.

on Nov 17, 2017

victor n

Nothing to say

on Nov 14, 2017

travis b

The office was very clean and the employees were very friendly.

on Nov 11, 2017

julie f

Great professional and personal service best office ever!!!

on Nov 10, 2017

meera p

I love this dentist office!

on Dec 20, 2017

milan p

We love coming to this office! Everyone treats us so kindly and the service is unbeatable.

on Dec 20, 2017

tyra m

gentle, excellent dentist! Wonderful staff very professional and no waiting.

on Dec 18, 2017

carolyn c

Have been going to this dentist for over 20+ years, and have always received nothing but first class service. Would highly recommend South Dayton family dentistry be your first choice for any dental work

on Dec 17, 2017

bryan l

Cheryl did my regular teeth cleaning. She always does a great job! She is very knowledgeable, giving good tips about my dental maintenance at home. Dr. Ellefson stopped by to look at my x-rays, all okay. Dr. Ellefson is my main reason for coming to South Dayton Family Denistry, He is the best dentist that I have every had! But today is just a routine teeth cleaning session, so Cheryl carries the main focus during my visit, this day. Cheryl is also very friendly and casual. It is always a great teeth cleanin

on Dec 16, 2017

moira l

They work well and I am feeling great today.

on Dec 16, 2017

anonymous

The experience was professional and pleasant. However, I have usually gotten a teeth-cleaning a exam for SUBSTANTIALLY less cost. I will likely look for another dentist.

on Dec 13, 2017

robert r

As a patient and very good friend, I have mixed emotions as I contemplate not having Tom as our family dentist. Tom's great personality, compassion, warm heart and excellent dental skills were duly noted many years ago when he first looked inside our mouths...and they only increased as we grew older. While we will very much miss seeing Tom in his white coat every six months...and during those times when we needed him in a hurry...we are extremely happy and pleased to learn that he is simply expanding his

on Dec 12, 2017

anonymous

Excellent dentist & staff. They make your dental experience a good one.

on Dec 11, 2017

ronald d

Got exactly what I expected

on Dec 09, 2017

steve r

excellent. in every aspect

on Dec 06, 2017

judy g

My hygienist, Tonya, was excellent and very knowledgeable. She made my day very enjoyable and educational.

on Dec 03, 2017

anonymous

Friendlly professional. And PAIN FREE

on Dec 02, 2017

carl h

We have been going to South Dayton Family Dentisttry sine Dr. Tom Grabeman began his practice. It will be a very difficulty task to try and replace him. We have always received excellent dental care all these years.

on Dec 01, 2017

charles s

Always friendly & knowledgeable Sure will miss Dr Grabeman

on Dec 01, 2017

paul r

Dr Grabeman provided excellent treatment in replacing a defective filling! I really appreciate the way he continually communicates what he is doing step by step! My procedure was completely painless and I felt like my comfort was given top priority throughout the procedure! Thanks to Emily for her excellent work assisting Dr Grabeman. They were a great team!

on Nov 29, 2017

anonymous

Always excellent service

on Nov 23, 2017

anonymous

Grateful for all the staff there and especially De. Ellefson.

on Nov 23, 2017

laura m

Debbie and Dr. E are awesome...This is the best dental office in OHIO

on Jan 04, 2018

nancy s

Without the comfort of Dr. Grabeman, was a little nervous as my fear of going to a dentist came rushing back. BUT everything went beyond PERFECT/AMAZING. Emily and Dr. Baker were informative, caring and made my appointment pain free -- without any shots. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

on Jan 03, 2018

sharon s

This is a great bunch of caring professionals. I will really miss Dr. Grabeman, but I feel secure with Dr Ellefson..

on Jan 06, 2018

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Welcome to South Dayton Family Dentistry!

It is our pleasure to partner with you in your dental care. Whether you are a new patient or already part of our family, Merit Dental Kettering offers a wide range of general dental services, cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry for adults and children.

We accept most insurance and offer new patient specials. If you have any questions, please give us a call.

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

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

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

About Our Dentists

Dr. Erik Ellefson

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

Dr. Tammy M. Baker

  • Area of Practice: General Dentistry
  • Education: Wright State University
    The Ohio State University
  • Advanced Training: Invisalign
  • Memberships: American Dental Association
    Ohio Dental Association
    Dayton Dental Society
  • Family: I have one daughter
  • 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 EllefsonDr. Tammy M. Baker

About
Our Dentist

Dr. Erik Ellefson

Dr. Erik Ellefson

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

About
Our Dentist

Dr. Tammy M. Baker

Dr. Tammy M. Baker

  • Area of Practice: General Dentistry
  • Education: Wright State University
    The Ohio State University
  • Advanced Training: Invisalign
  • Memberships: American Dental Association
    Ohio Dental Association
    Dayton Dental Society
  • Family: I have one daughter
  • 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. "

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