4.9
47 Reviews

Carol Bradley

May 19, 2021

Jay Kenz

Apr 02, 2021

As much as I always hated going to the dentist even as a kid this one was different. Everyone was actually great. No one blew me off they genuinely wanted to help me and they did. Will be taking rest of my family there would highly recommend

Florence Ellis

Mar 27, 2021

I had not gone in for regular dental check-ups for at least a year, due to Covid, so when I returned to Merit Dental in Lorain this week, I was a bit apprehensive. Everyone, from the receptionist to the hygienist Rebecca and dentist Dr. Matthew Shaughnessy, worked their magic and put me at ease. They are not only professional, but they take the time to listen to your concerns.

Michael Ammons

Mar 16, 2021

Sandra Oswalt

Feb 26, 2021

The people are nice and easy to deal with. They have your comfort in mind. I really like my hygienist. She is the best.

sue glowacki

Feb 24, 2021

DawgPound1991

Feb 19, 2021

Edie Tiller

Feb 12, 2021

Dreama Hagwood

Dec 16, 2020

Jeannie Tucker

Dec 04, 2020

I was referred to Rebecca by my friend because my Hygienist Karen retired. I have been with her for more than twenty years. Rebecca was friendly, thorough, calming and gentle. My friend was not wrong with her referral. Thank you Rebecca for making me feel at ease and the transition to someone new less stressful.

Jeannie Tucker

Dec 04, 2020

I was referred to Rebecca by my friend because my Hygienist Karen retired. I have been with her for more than twenty years. Rebecca was friendly, thorough, calming and gentle. My friend was not wrong with her referral. Thank you Rebecca for making me feel at ease and the transition to someone new less stressful.

Jeannie Tucker

Dec 04, 2020

I was referred to Rebecca by my friend because my Hygienist Karen retired. I have been with her for more than twenty years. Rebecca was friendly, thorough, calming and gentle. My friend was not wrong with her referral. Thank you Rebecca for making me feel at ease and the transition to someone new less stressful.

Therese Zigmund

Dec 02, 2020

Therese Lesko

Dec 02, 2020

Therese Lesko

Dec 02, 2020

Johnny Valentin

Nov 12, 2020

Johnny Valentin

Nov 12, 2020

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Nov 12, 2020

Ray Thomas

Nov 10, 2020

Friendly! Suberb ! Nice! GENTLE! BEST STAFF! THEE DR.BARANECK!!! ALWAYS EXPLAINS AND DOES ALL WELL.!!! Thank You Everyone!! Can't wait to come back!! Love Ray!

Ray Thomas

Nov 10, 2020

Friendly! Suberb ! Nice! GENTLE! BEST STAFF! THEE DR.BARANECK!!! ALWAYS EXPLAINS AND DOES ALL WELL.!!! Thank You Everyone!! Can't wait to come back!! Love Ray!

Ray Thomas

Nov 10, 2020

Friendly! Suberb ! Nice! GENTLE! BEST STAFF! THEE DR.BARANECK!!! ALWAYS EXPLAINS AND DOES ALL WELL.!!! Thank You Everyone!! Can't wait to come back!! Love Ray!

Alejandro Santana

Oct 22, 2020

We appreciate it the friendliness of the staff. And how they patiently listen to my wife's concern. They did a great job on everything.

Alejandro Santana

Oct 22, 2020

We appreciate it the friendliness of the staff. And how they patiently listen to my wife's concern. They did a great job on everything.

Aidan Bundy

Jun 27, 2020

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Jun 27, 2020

Aidan Bundy

Jun 27, 2020

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Apr 01, 2020

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Wally Petrey

Mar 13, 2020

Wonderful experience. I would rate the experience as a 10. 🙂

Wally Petrey

Mar 13, 2020

Wonderful experience. I would rate the experience as a 10. 🙂

Danyell Wells

Mar 11, 2020

I have reccomend merit dental to EVERYONE I know! I can not thank you enough for caring and being so patient and understanding with me as I have much anxiety when going to a dentist. You are by far the best dental office around! So friendly and gentle and I will never go anywhere else. Thank you all so much

Danyell Wells

Mar 11, 2020

I have reccomend merit dental to EVERYONE I know! I can not thank you enough for caring and being so patient and understanding with me as I have much anxiety when going to a dentist. You are by far the best dental office around! So friendly and gentle and I will never go anywhere else. Thank you all so much

Danyell Wells

Mar 11, 2020

I have reccomend merit dental to EVERYONE I know! I can not thank you enough for caring and being so patient and understanding with me as I have much anxiety when going to a dentist. You are by far the best dental office around! So friendly and gentle and I will never go anywhere else. Thank you all so much

aricara Dreher

Feb 27, 2020

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Victoria Diaz

Jan 15, 2020

Victoria Diaz

Jan 15, 2020

Tracey Pritchard

Nov 26, 2019

Great appointment today. Dr. Baranek is very caring. Got a temporary crown today. She made sure I knew each step, asked if I needed breaks, very gentle. Highly recommend her! Made my dental visit a pleasant event! Thanks!!!

Tracey Pritchard

Nov 26, 2019

Great appointment today. Dr. Baranek is very caring. Got a temporary crown today. She made sure I knew each step, asked if I needed breaks, very gentle. Highly recommend her! Made my dental visit a pleasant event! Thanks!!!

Tracey Pritchard

Nov 26, 2019

Great appointment today. Dr. Baranek is very caring. Got a temporary crown today. She made sure I knew each step, asked if I needed breaks, very gentle. Highly recommend her! Made my dental visit a pleasant event! Thanks!!!

Amy Bernhardt

Nov 14, 2019

Amy Bernhardt

Nov 14, 2019

Amy Bernhardt

Nov 14, 2019

Heather Stelly

Oct 30, 2019

Heather Stelly

Oct 30, 2019

Heather Stelly

Oct 30, 2019

Sara Wheeler

Oct 12, 2019

I was terrified of the dentist until I came here. Because of the team there (especially my hygienist Rebecca) I will not go anywhere else. They changed everything for me. If I could give them 10 stars I would.

Sara Wheeler

Oct 12, 2019

I was terrified of the dentist until I came here. Because of the team there (especially my hygienist Rebecca) I will not go anywhere else. They changed everything for me. If I could give them 10 stars I would.

Sara Wheeler

Oct 12, 2019

I was terrified of the dentist until I came here. Because of the team there (especially my hygienist Rebecca) I will not go anywhere else. They changed everything for me. If I could give them 10 stars I would.

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Sep 18, 2019

The appointment was excellent and they took good care of me. I really appreciate it

Christopher miller

Sep 18, 2019

The appointment was excellent and they took good care of me. I really appreciate it

Christopher miller

Sep 18, 2019

The appointment was excellent and they took good care of me. I really appreciate it

Nadine Alloway

Sep 12, 2019

Everyone was very thoughtful and knowledgeable in every way!

Nadine Alloway

Sep 12, 2019

Everyone was very thoughtful and knowledgeable in every way!

Nadine Alloway

Sep 12, 2019

Everyone was very thoughtful and knowledgeable in every way!

EVP Mediums

Aug 27, 2019

Wonderful experience. Very professional and caring.

EVP Mediums

Aug 27, 2019

Wonderful experience. Very professional and caring.

EVP Mediums

Aug 27, 2019

Wonderful experience. Very professional and caring.

THE MIBLIFE

Aug 24, 2018

you know how you keep a 5 star rating? be as cool as doctor Shawn and his merry band of awesome teeth lovers.

THE MIBLIFE

Aug 24, 2018

you know how you keep a 5 star rating? be as cool as doctor Shawn and his merry band of awesome teeth lovers.

THE MIBLIFE

Aug 24, 2018

you know how you keep a 5 star rating? be as cool as doctor Shawn and his merry band of awesome teeth lovers.

Luis Enrique

May 26, 2018

Real comfortable atmosphere and everyone is super friendly. They let you know everything that’s going on and every potential treatment plan to give you the healthiest smile

Luis Enrique

May 26, 2018

Real comfortable atmosphere and everyone is super friendly. They let you know everything that’s going on and every potential treatment plan to give you the healthiest smile

Sharen Bennington

May 24, 2018

Great dental office, started going to Merit Dental a couple years ago, after trying to find a good dentist, I went to Merit and have been going back ever since. Great staff, aren't pushy with you having to get procedures, gives you options. Now most of my family goes there! Looking for a dentist this the place to go!

Sharen Bennington

May 24, 2018

Great dental office, started going to Merit Dental a couple years ago, after trying to find a good dentist, I went to Merit and have been going back ever since. Great staff, aren't pushy with you having to get procedures, gives you options. Now most of my family goes there! Looking for a dentist this the place to go!

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May 01, 2018

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Mike H

Jan 17, 2018

I'm retired without Dental insurance. Merit offered a great initial service package for exam, full x-rays and cleaning in my first appointment on 3-January.. All elements of their service was of highest quality and detail: cleaning, dentist's exam and x-rays. Ashley even mentioned Merit is looking into a dental discount program for uninsured customers at a nominal annual cost. It was mentioned that program might be available as soon as late March, so I am very interest in that Merit option, when available for my wife and myself.

Mike H

Jan 17, 2018

I'm retired without Dental insurance. Merit offered a great initial service package for exam, full x-rays and cleaning in my first appointment on 3-January.. All elements of their service was of highest quality and detail: cleaning, dentist's exam and x-rays. Ashley even mentioned Merit is looking into a dental discount program for uninsured customers at a nominal annual cost. It was mentioned that program might be available as soon as late March, so I am very interest in that Merit option, when available for my wife and myself.

Diane Weber

Dec 20, 2017

First let me say I am not a fan of the Dentist as I am sure many are not but I can tell you with the service and the education on good dental hygiene I received from Merit Dental I am a regular maintenance and repair patient. They are very accommodating and are sincerely concerned with your well being. I have had to visit them on both an emergency visit and preventive maintenance visit and every time they have made me feel like I was their only client at that time. They make you feel like family. Diane Weber

Diane Weber

Dec 20, 2017

First let me say I am not a fan of the Dentist as I am sure many are not but I can tell you with the service and the education on good dental hygiene I received from Merit Dental I am a regular maintenance and repair patient. They are very accommodating and are sincerely concerned with your well being. I have had to visit them on both an emergency visit and preventive maintenance visit and every time they have made me feel like I was their only client at that time. They make you feel like family. Diane Weber

Diane Weber

Dec 20, 2017

First let me say I am not a fan of the Dentist as I am sure many are not but I can tell you with the service and the education on good dental hygiene I received from Merit Dental I am a regular maintenance and repair patient. They are very accommodating and are sincerely concerned with your well being. I have had to visit them on both an emergency visit and preventive maintenance visit and every time they have made me feel like I was their only client at that time. They make you feel like family. Diane Weber

Anthony Parrotta

Aug 15, 2017

I was in between jobs and insurance co. when I got this horrible toothache. a lot of dentists wouldn't even see me because I had no insurance. Merit told me that they could see me that same day. I'm glad I went there the whole staff from the girls at the front desk to dentist himself were super friendly. Dr. Shaughnessy went over all my options and took care of the problem right away. I highly recommend this place to anyone who needs a dentist!

Anthony Parrotta

Aug 15, 2017

I was in between jobs and insurance co. when I got this horrible toothache. a lot of dentists wouldn't even see me because I had no insurance. Merit told me that they could see me that same day. I'm glad I went there the whole staff from the girls at the front desk to dentist himself were super friendly. Dr. Shaughnessy went over all my options and took care of the problem right away. I highly recommend this place to anyone who needs a dentist!

Jerry Homola

Jun 21, 2017

Great location. Friendly people. Clean office. Great service. Great dental care. What else do you need?

Jerry Homola

Jun 21, 2017

Great location. Friendly people. Clean office. Great service. Great dental care. What else do you need?

Patty Balawender

Jun 21, 2017

My husband and I were looking for a new dentist and got a flyer in the mail from Merit Dental. We decided to give them a try and we were both very pleased. Polite, caring, professional staff!

Patty Balawender

Jun 21, 2017

My husband and I were looking for a new dentist and got a flyer in the mail from Merit Dental. We decided to give them a try and we were both very pleased. Polite, caring, professional staff!

Christie Smith

Apr 27, 2017

I am so impressed with this dentist office! All the staff are super friendly and did not make me feel even the slightest bit self conscious even with all the work I needed done. Dr. Matt Shaughnessy thoroughly explained everything recommended various options for a dental plan and the associated costs. The woman at the front desk was very knowledgeable and able to break up my dental plan procedures to maximize my insurance. I am so happy I came here and would recommend this dentist to everyone in Lorain County!

Christie Smith

Apr 27, 2017

I am so impressed with this dentist office! All the staff are super friendly and did not make me feel even the slightest bit self conscious even with all the work I needed done. Dr. Matt Shaughnessy thoroughly explained everything recommended various options for a dental plan and the associated costs. The woman at the front desk was very knowledgeable and able to break up my dental plan procedures to maximize my insurance. I am so happy I came here and would recommend this dentist to everyone in Lorain County!

Christie Smith

Apr 27, 2017

I am so impressed with this dentist office! All the staff are super friendly and did not make me feel even the slightest bit self conscious even with all the work I needed done. Dr. Matt Shaughnessy thoroughly explained everything recommended various options for a dental plan and the associated costs. The woman at the front desk was very knowledgeable and able to break up my dental plan procedures to maximize my insurance. I am so happy I came here and would recommend this dentist to everyone in Lorain County!

great grandma W

Mar 02, 2017

I appreciate a kind dentist. First they are knowledgeable and capable , but then they are also kind. I highly recommend them. They have done right by my dental care.

great grandma W

Mar 02, 2017

I appreciate a kind dentist. First they are knowledgeable and capable , but then they are also kind. I highly recommend them. They have done right by my dental care.

great grandma W

Mar 02, 2017

I appreciate a kind dentist. First they are knowledgeable and capable , but then they are also kind. I highly recommend them. They have done right by my dental care.

Ronald Mantini

Dec 30, 2016

I have been going to the Lorain office for many years and have always been satisfied with both the hygienists and the dentists I have had. The other thing that is important is the appointment time - never had to wait more than 5 minutes to be treated.

Ronald Mantini

Dec 30, 2016

I have been going to the Lorain office for many years and have always been satisfied with both the hygienists and the dentists I have had. The other thing that is important is the appointment time - never had to wait more than 5 minutes to be treated.

Ronald Mantini

Dec 30, 2016

I have been going to the Lorain office for many years and have always been satisfied with both the hygienists and the dentists I have had. The other thing that is important is the appointment time - never had to wait more than 5 minutes to be treated.

8reynard

Dec 21, 2016

Not too many people can say they are ok with going to the dentist but I can. I feel they take exceptional care of my teeth and do a great job explaining what to expect. I am in the service industry and take great pride in the service my business offers and when I look at the care given by Merit Dental I can definitely say they hold the same standards that I do, they truly care about their patients.

8reynard

Dec 21, 2016

Not too many people can say they are ok with going to the dentist but I can. I feel they take exceptional care of my teeth and do a great job explaining what to expect. I am in the service industry and take great pride in the service my business offers and when I look at the care given by Merit Dental I can definitely say they hold the same standards that I do, they truly care about their patients.

Jake Young

Jun 08, 2016

Always a great experience. I look forward to going to the dentist.

Jake Young

Jun 08, 2016

Always a great experience. I look forward to going to the dentist.

Jake Young

Jun 08, 2016

Always a great experience. I look forward to going to the dentist.

Becky Edman

Mar 17, 2016

My first experience with Merit Dental was great! The staff is very nice, the hygentist was very thourough and the dentist is terriffic! I'm glad I chose Merit Dental for all my families dental needs.

Becky Edman

Mar 17, 2016

My first experience with Merit Dental was great! The staff is very nice, the hygentist was very thourough and the dentist is terriffic! I'm glad I chose Merit Dental for all my families dental needs.

Becky Edman

Mar 17, 2016

My first experience with Merit Dental was great! The staff is very nice, the hygentist was very thourough and the dentist is terriffic! I'm glad I chose Merit Dental for all my families dental needs.

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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:

  • Careington Platinum
  • 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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$99

New Adult Patient

exam, cleaning & x-rays

Regularly $238 - $407

$59

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. PPE and infection control fee included in promotional price. Limited time only.

FREE

Oral-B Power Toothbrush

Following exam & x-rays

New patients who make an appointment at Midwest Dental will get a free Oral-B 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 $20. While supplies last.

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About Our Dentists

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, General Practice Residency
  • Memberships: Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Pankey Institute Alumnus
    Fellow of Academy of General Dentistry
  • 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."

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, General Practice Residency
  • Memberships: Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Pankey Institute Alumnus
    Fellow of Academy of General Dentistry
  • 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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