susan r

Excellent care. Both hygentist and Doctor as gentle as can be. Explained everything.

on Nov 07, 2018

carole c

Efficient, and experience is always comfortable. Entire staff is extremely professional, friendly, approachable and they listen to one's concerns.

on Oct 27, 2018

eric b

Great experience as a patient!

on Oct 26, 2018

carol h

The staff is dedicated to serving your needs, professionally and with such compassion. The overall atmosphere is one of absolute concern and attention to all of your needs.

on Aug 23, 2018

julia o

Lori (the hygienist) made me feel very comfortable and was very informative about everything the did to gums and teeths

on Aug 22, 2018

r. michael h

Excellent cleaning, advice on my performance and assessment by the dentist.

on Jul 13, 2018

judy h

Very caring and gave me good advise.

on Jun 22, 2018

judy h

Got appt.right away. Dr.B. was very thorough. Felt at ease after with her.

on Jun 05, 2018

linda n

I had bad experiences with dentist before but if I go back they got to be very good so I can say that they are the best and I thank them for caring they are the best to me God Bless them all Linda

on May 24, 2018

ronald m

was able to get a quick appointment for a semi emergency

on Apr 25, 2018

judy h

Very good.took care of all my issues at once.

on Mar 17, 2018

jim r

As always, great to see Karen!

on Mar 14, 2018

kerry m

Awesome caring group of people. Done a great job. Painless

on Mar 09, 2018

wanda s

I felt very comfortable and at ease right from the start. Everyone was very good about everything. I was very pleased.

on Feb 10, 2018

jennifer b

Highly recommended. Very kind staff. They made me feel very comfortable with what they were doing. You really do feel like you've known them forever when i really just met them for the 1st time.

on Feb 09, 2018

julie w

Professional,excellent,knowledgeable care from the hygienist,Dentist and Receptionist!

on Feb 04, 2018

hilary c

I love Merit Dental! The staff is always so friendly. My experience has always been good. My teeth look beautiful when my appointment is over!

on Jan 31, 2018

nancy h

I have never been happier since I've been coming here. AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME !!!!

on Jan 25, 2018

mike h

Excellent personnel and service for my first cleaning, x-rays and dental exam with Merit. I was impressed with the quality of service and detailed work offered by the providers. As I no longer have any dental insurance I was also pleasantly surprised with the first-time package Merit offered me for these 3 services. Ashley also mentioned that Merit is investigating an in-house annual discount dental plan, and I'd be very interested in further details on that plan once the terms are set. Thank you all for g

on Jan 05, 2018

martin n

Very good job performed by the Dr. and his staff.Thank you!

on Dec 27, 2017

nancy h

I have never had a DR office of any kind call to see if I was feeling better after. Also checking to make sure I got the meds I needed afterwards. It floored me!! I have already told 3 of my friends to go here. My Dr is so nice personable, and the staff is the same way. Wish I hadn't started at the OTHER dentist I did I would have had most of my work done by now. I'm HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY where I am now !!!

on Dec 17, 2017

judy h

Always had good experiences. Dr. Marccuci was my dentist.always treated me well.

on Dec 13, 2017

ellen w

Outstanding care! The best! I highly recommend them for knowledge and kindness.

on Dec 08, 2017

anonymous

Super nice made me feel comfortable. Welcoming staff clean waiting area. They explained everything so it could be easily understood. Kinda makes me feel better about going to the dentist.

on Nov 03, 2017

salvatore t

Good, friendly service.

on Oct 27, 2017

richard s

Hi, while not all of us enjoy our teeth worked upon, I've found good confidence with my first visit the other day, thanks

on Oct 12, 2017

jessiah j

Great staff.

on Oct 12, 2017

ellen w

They are the best! Dr Shaunessy is an expert in dental care and especially kind in treatment of the patient. I admit I am hesitant about going to the dentist, and I don't feel that way with the team taking care of me. I appreciate the explanation of what is happing as it goes along and the follow up. I recommend them highly! They are the best.

on Oct 09, 2017

maryann s

As gentle as a procedure can be.

on Sep 29, 2017

janet b

Had a root canal done. The dentist and staff were excellent. The dentist even called later in the day to check on how I was doing. Very impressed.

on Sep 29, 2017

anonymous

Everyone was so nice

on Sep 22, 2017

clifford d

Came home from work on Monday with excruciating tooth pain. No other dental office would see me so late. They called me back and asked how long would it take to get there? After a ten minute drive they got me in, did some x rays. Told me to come back for extraction of three teeth on Wednesday. Very courteous, very kind, and efficient. I like many people are not fond of dentists, but they made me feel very comfortable. Wife is actually changing dentists now.

on Sep 19, 2017

ellen w

Hygienist is so nice and does a wonderful job of cleaning my teeth. She answers any questions willing and knowledgeable. The dentist patiently listened to me, and he explained options for optimal health care of my issue for future dental care. This is a great place to go for dental care.

on Sep 14, 2017

lawrence w

They always make it as pain-free as possible!

on Aug 25, 2017

sylvia j

Highly recommended, great care

on Aug 02, 2017

anonymous

They are wonderful and do such a great job! Still a little bummed they didn't take me to the Indians game

on Jul 07, 2017

margie c

Went for first time to Merit Dental in Lorain, very pleased. All of the staff was so pleasant and friendly, they accepted my insurance plan which is not accepted everywhere, very good communication and informative answers, very pleased. Quick appointments too, did not have to wait for weeks or months.

on Jun 14, 2017

patty b

Friendly, Professional staff

on Jun 13, 2017

mary alice e

I have always been treated by very knowledgeable, professional and friendly staff, hygienists and dentists at Merit Dental. I am very happy with my treatment plans and everyone's willingness to go the extra mile to help me with any problems or concerns.

on Jun 03, 2017

anonymous

Very good as usual.

on Jun 01, 2017

david c

Very pleased with the sevices and the follow up phone call...thanks again

on May 16, 2017

martin n

I'm thankful and very pleased with the work done to me by Merit Dental;specially Dr.Matthew Shaughnessy and his staff.Excellent work!

on May 08, 2017

anonymous

It feels like family every time I step foot in that office

on Apr 13, 2017

diane w

This is a very kind and caring group of individuals. they continually go the extra mile to explain and make sure you understand and are ok with the procedure and or service. I feel I am in really good hands when it comes to the health of my teeth.

on Apr 06, 2017

david s

Usually very nervous about going to the dentist, merit dental made it as easy going as possible.

on Mar 02, 2017

anonymous

Great people. My entire family is switching dentist

on Feb 24, 2017

lisa t

Dr. Richard Marcucci always is thorough and caring. I have been a patient of his for many years & I trust his judgment. His front desk employee, Mary Ann is super friendly, multi-tasks well, and knowledgeable. Dr. Marcucci's hygienists (Karen and Lori) are extra caring, thorough in their cleaning and checking/listening for problems before the dentist evaluates.

on Feb 18, 2017

jim r

A always Karen is a joy to see and treats me SPECIAL!!

on Feb 01, 2017

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Welcome to Merit Dental
Lorain, OH!

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

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

Dental Services

We are trained in the latest advances in dental treatment and are empowered to focus on the best care for you and your family. Our services include:

Accepted Insurance

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

  • Delta Premier
  • MetLife
  • Superior Dental
  • Tricare – ADDP

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

New Patient Offers

Please print out one of the offers below and bring it with you on your first visit to redeem.

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$89

New Adult Patient

exam, cleaning & x-rays

Regularly $236 - $363

$49

New Child Patient

exam, cleaning & x-rays

Regularly $170 - $258

New patients only. Cannot be used with insurance, state or federal programs, or combined with other offers. If gum disease is present, offer limited to exam and x-ray. Child patient offer for ages 12 and under. Limited time only.

FREE

Electric Toothbrush

Following exam & x-rays

New patients who make an appointment at Midwest Dental will get a free electric toothbrush at their first visit following exam & x-rays. Cannot be used with federal or state programs or combined with other offers. Limit one offer per person. Product value up to $30. While supplies last.

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About Our Dentists

Dr. Elizabeth Baranek

  • Area of Practice: General Dentistry
  • Education: Miami (OH) University - BS in Zoology
    Ohio State University - College of Dentistry, DDS
  • Advanced Training: Invisalign certified
  • Memberships: American Dental Association
    Ohio Dental Association
    Wisconsin Dental Association
    Academy of General Dentistry
  • Interests: She enjoys traveling, reading, working out, spending time with friends and family, and watching Pittsburgh Steelers football.
  • Personal Statement: "I love the progression of successful dentistry, from treating disease and rehabilitation, to preventing further issues and maintaining a beautiful smile. Each person who takes a seat in my chair will be treated like family so that we can accomplish that individualized progression comfortably and personally."

Dr. Matthew Shaughnessy

  • Area of Practice: General Dentistry
  • Education: Case Western Reserve University
    Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine - DMD
  • Advanced Training: Invisalign Orthodontics
  • Memberships: General Practice Residency
    Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Pankey Institute Alumnus
  • Interests: Dr. Shaughnessy enjoys traveling, fitness, sports, hiking and camping.
  • Personal Statement: "I enjoy treating my patients with the same attention and respect I give my family, ensuring each and every person receives comfortable, gentle and timely dental care. If I wouldn't recommend the procedure for my mom or dad, I'm not going to recommend it for you."
Dr. Elizabeth BaranekDr. Matthew Shaughnessy

About
Our Dentist

Dr. Elizabeth Baranek

Dr. Elizabeth Baranek

  • Area of Practice: General Dentistry
  • Education: Miami (OH) University - BS in Zoology
    Ohio State University - College of Dentistry, DDS
  • Advanced Training: Invisalign certified
  • Memberships: American Dental Association
    Ohio Dental Association
    Wisconsin Dental Association
    Academy of General Dentistry
  • Interests: She enjoys traveling, reading, working out, spending time with friends and family, and watching Pittsburgh Steelers football.
  • Personal Statement: "I love the progression of successful dentistry, from treating disease and rehabilitation, to preventing further issues and maintaining a beautiful smile. Each person who takes a seat in my chair will be treated like family so that we can accomplish that individualized progression comfortably and personally."
Dr. Elizabeth BaranekDr. Matthew Shaughnessy

About
Our Dentist

Dr. Matthew Shaughnessy

Dr. Matthew Shaughnessy

  • Area of Practice: General Dentistry
  • Education: Case Western Reserve University
    Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine - DMD
  • Advanced Training: Invisalign Orthodontics
  • Memberships: General Practice Residency
    Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Pankey Institute Alumnus
  • Interests: Dr. Shaughnessy enjoys traveling, fitness, sports, hiking and camping.
  • Personal Statement: "I enjoy treating my patients with the same attention and respect I give my family, ensuring each and every person receives comfortable, gentle and timely dental care. If I wouldn't recommend the procedure for my mom or dad, I'm not going to recommend it for you."

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