4.8
83 Reviews

Breanne Birster

Dec 01, 2022

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

Melissa Keefer

Nov 29, 2022

I recommend Merit Dental in Selingsgrove to all my friends! The staff is wonderful and always helpful. Dr. Nick is the best dentist I’ve ever had.

Alyson Holdren

Nov 09, 2022

Wonderful. Absolutely wonderful. Last night, I sat for almost two hours, at my request, for some work that desperately needed done. Dr Nick and his assistants were absolutely amazing. It hasn't even been a full 24 hours and I'm already feeling great. Greatly recommend. Very kind and caring staff.

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

Carol P0rtzline

Nov 01, 2022

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

Cindybvebbdbh Dcbgngudh

Oct 29, 2022

Staff and dentist friendly .I recommend them highly !??

— Hi, Cindybvebbdbh! 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.

joel ross

Oct 27, 2022

Very good

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

Tracie Gatewood

Oct 18, 2022

They are great with my children. The dental hygienist's are always extremely nice and Nick is a wonderful dentist. Highly recommend

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

Kenneth Wagner

Oct 12, 2022

— Thanks for the five-star review, Kenneth.

Logan Snyder

Oct 12, 2022

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

Antony Sandler

Oct 05, 2022

Awesome experience, friendly dentist and hygienist. No pain cleaning! Highly recommend!

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

Anthony Benfer

Oct 04, 2022

— Anthony, thanks for your 5-star review!

Cupcake Evolution

Oct 04, 2022

Friendly staff, on time, and clean office. My hygienist is great!

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

Dale Biesecker

Oct 04, 2022

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

Muneen Jury

Oct 01, 2022

I have felt very well taken care of. Your staff all of them were very kind and made me feel like I was in the best of hands. I recommend Merit Dental for anyone looking for a better dental experience.

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

Leanna Nipple

Sep 22, 2022

It was the most enjoyable dental visit I’ve ever had-Awesome staff as well!

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

Barry Moser

Sep 19, 2022

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

James Richmond

Sep 15, 2022

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

Robert Martz

Sep 09, 2022

Very good dentist!!!

Laure Johnson

Sep 07, 2022

Everyone is friendly and do a great job. Very clean and organized. Everyone is excellent at their job. I highly recommend them.

— Hi, Laure! 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.

Anything Zup

Aug 25, 2022

These guys are the very best !! They are super nice an truly care about how you feel an what's going on . No hidden surprises, an no b.s.!! They are the real deal for dentist in this area an I strongly recommend you go ,leave your dentist an go see Dr.Nick an his awesome staff.The girls there are truly the sweetest an know what they are doing !!!!!

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

Amy Kratzer

Aug 11, 2022

Friendly and helpful staff.

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

Kyle Kauffman

Aug 02, 2022

Unlike many businesses and healthcare agencies, Merit Shamokin Dam seems fully staffed with quality personnel, even for a sudden, non-urgent call-in like me. Plus they are both friendly AND professional.

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

Cindy Dailey

Jul 26, 2022

— Thanks for the five-star review, Cindy.

Sharon Blue

Jul 08, 2022

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

Joan Dickson

Jun 30, 2022

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

Amy Zimmerman

Jun 22, 2022

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

James Britton

May 25, 2022

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

Shaaray Miller

May 18, 2022

Everyone is very friendly here and very attentive. I’m happy I chose this dentist. :-)

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

Tom Wolfe

May 11, 2022

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

Bob Sebasovich

May 10, 2022

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

Paula Merwin

May 04, 2022

Took my 90-yr-old mom for a long overdue check up. She was reluctant to go to say the least. The staff were very upbeat, reassuring and accommodating. She had most of her care in her wheelchair. Very pleased.

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

Erin Madl

Apr 27, 2022

Excellent service! Very friendly, personable staff. I highly recommend this office

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

Kerri Sechman

Apr 07, 2022

Angel my hygienist was gentle on my mouth! I’m on blood thinners and never tasted blood once! Not once did I feel any discomfort! Highly recommend her! And Dr Nick, is a great Dentist who is thorough and gentle with a fantastic chair side manner! I highly recommend Merit dental!

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

Cheryl Bohler

Mar 29, 2022

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

Tracy Smith

Mar 25, 2022

Great experience, office staff was friendly and so was the dentist. Didn’t pressure for un needed dental work

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

Sharon Lusby

Mar 15, 2022

I have put off going to the Dentist for many years. Yes, I have some issues that need corrected, but, I'm no longer scared. I'm looking forward to healthy teeth and a great smile. I'm so thankful for Merit Dental!

Charity Hoffman

Feb 23, 2022

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

Daniel Crane

Feb 14, 2022

I have never been at Merit Dental before. What a great experience. They treated me like I had been going there for year. Extremely helpful, very polite an friendly. Very much so suggested to anyone to go there.

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

Samuel Kline

Feb 09, 2022

This dental office has given me such a great experience every time that I have gone. All of the staff are very courteous and very professional. I would recommend this business to anyone looking for dental care.

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

Michael Hubicki

Feb 01, 2022

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

Jason Winckel

Feb 01, 2022

First of all, I was able to get an appointment right away. With the way the World is currently, I was expecting a long waiting period. The staff was delightful and the hygienist was amazing. The doc was very knowledgeable and easy to talk to. I recommended Merit to my entire staff as most are transplants and looking for a new dentist. Will continue ue sending business to this location.

— Hi, Jason! 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.

Brunilda Torres

Oct 18, 2021

Merit Dental as far as I've seen everyone in the place is very pleasant, the place very clean staff members are helpful you can be calm around them not nerve-wracking like I've been in another place come if you need a Dentist you won't be disappointed. As you can see I'm not smiling yet?

Karen Gessner

Jul 19, 2021

All the staff were so friendly! I had a very minimal wait time. My hygienist Brooke was super thorough with my exam, and Dr Nick was great too! They were very kind and understanding when I had to tend to my small baby during my appointment. Would definitely recommend this practice!!

Ryan Hall

Jun 22, 2021

April Deitrich

Jun 13, 2021

Stephanie kiefaber

May 13, 2021

Merit Dental in Shamokin Dam, by far has the best staff. Every experience, everyone goes above and beyond! I can't explain how much that means to someone who has a true fear of the dentist.

allen Clinger

Apr 15, 2021

Barbara Jeckering

Feb 25, 2021

The best Dr I have ever had, Dr Nick is awesome.... he has taken away my life long fear of going to the dentist!! Great staff, very professional and fun!

Dave Whitten

Dec 05, 2020

Dr's Tina and Nick were fantastic, gentle, communicative, attentive. Melissa operates a tight ship, and Kimmie and all the other staff are professional, friendly and attentive. I gave a 4 out of 5 only because there's always room for improvement...:)

Jen Borch

Nov 19, 2020

Everyone at the office is wonderful. Thank you for your attentive and careful service.

Vickie Walter

Aug 31, 2020

I left this dental practice after 20 plus years. I was treated horribly by the new office manager, Melissa. Dr. Nick is a great dentist. However, the first person you come In contact with is the receptionist, or In this case the office manager. She said she is a "one man show."

Paul Thomas

Aug 10, 2020

Hygienists are fine, the administration side of this place is awful. My entire visit should always be covered yet I receive bills that I dont actually have to pay. Also, due to covid, everyone is being charged a $12 ppe fee. Delta dental insurance only covers $10...which leaves you with a $2 bill. Not exactly going to break the bank, just an inconvenience. If anything, start charging $10. If you want to profit off having to use hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes, just charge $10. Hygienists have always been wearing gloves, face shields and masks. PPE has always been a part of dentistry. Mouths are disgusting. Hygienists and dentists have always had to be cautious. Stop pretending anything changed.

Dottie Jones

Jul 08, 2020

I am not pleased with this office since COVID. They are charging a 12.00 COVID fee!!!! For masking and disinfecting between patients!!!????? Should they not have been doing this anyway??? I feel that this is just a another way to make money. SHAME ON YOU!! Profiting off a pandemic!!! I wish Dr. Lazur had never retired!!! He was awesome!!

Jason Graybill

Jan 24, 2020

First time there and was a friendly experience. My dentist retired and now I found my new dentist. Very happy.

Gail Montero

Jan 22, 2020

Amara Gemberling

Jan 10, 2020

My small daughter and I I've been going to Merit Dental for a couple years now. It is one of the friendliest places that we have ever went and each time a procedure is needed the both of us walk away pain free and completely satisfied. I have never heard eveni people enjoying the dentist as much as my daughter does. It is well worth a visit.

Rita Reinard

Nov 08, 2019

These are the best around..dr nick and his staff. .love them all

James Beagle

Oct 24, 2019

Very friendly staff and provider! My little boy was very at ease and can't wait to go back to the "tooth doctor". - Darlene (Mother)

Carmen Romberger

Sep 18, 2019

Very patient with my daughter who has never had a good experience at the dentist. Patient, professional, positive and thorough.

Matt G

Aug 15, 2019

I’ve never looked forward going to the dentist. Always drew a straight line between anxiety an getting my teeth worked on ever since I was a kid. Until I had the pleasure of meeting the wonderful staff and Doctor Nick. They took great care of me as a person, and with my teeth. For that I can say happily, I finally look forward going to the dentist. As long as it’s Merit. ?

Rita Reinard

Jul 30, 2019

Dr Nick and all staff are very very accommodating to my dental needs and I would recommend them to anyone seeking a friendly dental office..yes and the girls at the desk where you check in and out are super nice and friendly

Parren Gottshall

Jun 21, 2019

I don't usually write reviews.......... However, Dr. Nick and his staff deserve a few words of praise for the high level of excellence that they demonstrated to me during three recent visits. From the initial cleaning, X-rays, and exam, to several needed repairs, to an old crown replacement, I felt that I was absolutely in the hands of the finest, and most caring group of Dental Professionals that I have ever met............... I am sooooo pleased to have found you. Merit Dental............... You have this customer for life!!!

Ely Wha

May 12, 2019

The staff at Merit Dental is phenomenal! I was looking for a new dentist and I found a great and caring staff. Dr. Nick is wonderful and takes the time to answer all your questions. The front office staff Melissa and Jessica are also wonderful with insurance concerns, scheduling appointments and a warm welcome when you arrive! The dental assistants are very thorough with their work as well as very personable. Special thank you to Dr. Nick, Tina and Kassidy for their help and reassurance with my dental work. I can now smile with confidence because of them! Highly recommend this group to anyone looking for a wonderful dentist and dental staff. I’ll be moving hours away from this practice, but I hope to continue using them for my regular dental visits! Thank you!!!

Bob Saget

Mar 25, 2019

Staff is very welcoming and always the most friendliest. I used to dread going to any dentist but since I started going here it’s made me feel comfortable going and motivated me to take much better care of teeth! Dr. Nick really knows what he’s doing and has completely helped me eliminate the constant tooth aches I used to get.

Rob Wilinski

Jan 26, 2019

Great first time office experience. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff helped us feel comfortable as new patients who had not seen a dentist in some time. My wife, Debbie has been telling family members and friends all about the great experience she had at the dentist! We had no dental insurance, but we were provided a coupon that helped with the charges for both the initial exam, which included a set of full mouth x-rays and an extensive cleaning and fluoride treatment! We both agree it was a great decision to begin our relationship with Dr. Nick Hartranft and his staff. We look forward to continuing that relationship into the future.

K Pennington

Jan 03, 2019

Great staff very friendly. The experience was wonderful, and painless. My new overlay on my tooth is beautiful!

Chris Lancaster

Sep 28, 2018

I would recommend anyone and everyone to the Merit Dental location in Shamokin Dam! The young lady at the reception desk was very pleasant and greeted me by my name properly as I walked in the door. After being flattered and kindly welcomed to the office, I was directed to their very nice sitting are. The waiting room is very clean and tidy. Then I met the young dental hygienist who was an abesolute doll. She had all the patience in the world and was very careful yet thorough! You can instantly tell her kind heart and passion for her work. I only met the doctor briefly, young man- freshly graduated, but had a kind voice. He had a grand amount of matureness which was impressive. If it wasn’t for taking a new position and moving, I would have never of left.

Shannon Rosini

Jul 20, 2018

Great dentist and staffing. Dr. Nick is very gentle and takes the time to talk with his patients on any concerns. His assistant Kim is a wonderful part of the team as well. Best place I have ever been too.

Debora Rogers

Jul 04, 2018

I highly recommend Dr Nick and his fantastic staff of awesome, caring,friendly and gentle people. It's totally pain free. I actually like going to the dentist now.

Brenda

May 22, 2018

No pain dentist who listens to his patients. Provides care that I need without "scaring" me into unneeded services! Finally, a good dentist in Sunbury!

Paul Parowski

Mar 14, 2018

Saw 'Dr. Nick' for the second time yesterday on an 'emergency' appointment. Great dentist! My first appointment was for a 'cap' (visit yesterday was unrelated). The atmosphere of the office hasn't changed with the changing of dentists. Still the same great place to come to have your teeth fixed or cleaned. And the staff is as friendly as ever.

Peggy Walker

Feb 07, 2018

I have been going to this dental office for over15 years. Everyone is so efficient and friendly. Sheree is a wonderful hygenist.

Art Bowen

Apr 26, 2017

My experience at Merit Dental is the same as my previous experience with Dr. Lazur: Friendly, efficient and on time. The new upgrades in the office are welcome and visual for the patient.

Jeff Gemberling

Mar 15, 2017

My name is Jeffrey Gemberling. After over a dozen visits, I have never had the personal attention and friendless that I have come to expect and appreciate than I have here. Dr. Nick spends time and explains each detail with great understanding. His staff is both professional and go above and beyond to educate me through my process. I even take my 4 year old with me each visit and she looks forward to seeing all the same faces and know by name. No other dental facility comes close to this team. We love them.

Joanna Wert

Nov 30, 2016

Today was the first time I've been to the dentist since Dr. Lazur retired. My appointment was for 12:30. The receptionist told me they had just taken in the 11:00. Nice of her to let me know, but why wasn't I called before I made the 25 minute trip?

— Hi Joanna. We are very sorry you had to wait much longer than expected. We understand your time is valuable. We have shared this information with the office. We would like you to know we greatly appreciate you as a patient. We look forward to better meeting your needs at your next appointment. Thank you for the feedback.

Michael Geiswhite

Nov 11, 2016

I enjoy going to the dentist, and my children are learning to enjoy it as well. Dr. Nick is great with my boys! Sheree is the best dental hygienist around! --Erin Geiswhite

Greg Freed

Sep 28, 2016

The best dentist ever. Dr. Lazur was the most thorough dentist I ever had. Dr. Nick will be a good dentist also. The supporting staff is superb.

Mary Snook

Jul 20, 2016

To me, this is definitely the most experienced dental office in the area. I have been going there for 40 years and am proud to say that I finally found a dentist that I trust. Dr. Lazur was super and brought me through all of my fears and built a wonderful relationship with each other. I trusted him with his replacement with Dr. Nick who I know will follow in his foot steps. Everyone at Merit Dental is super and caring. I highly recommend anyone looking for a dentist to go there. I won't go anywhere else and thanks to them, I still have my own teeth. Thank you Merit Dental and staff.

Kerri Sechman

Jul 16, 2016

Excellent Dentist and hygenists and staff! Dr Nick is a kind, gentle, knowledgeable Dentist who makes you feel comfortable! Dr Lazur is one of a kind man and Dentist, I see the same in Dr Nick! RECOMMEND HIGHLY! One thing...WIFI for patients as they wait PLEASE!!!!!!

Ryan Keefer

Jun 22, 2016

Mary R.

Apr 28, 2016

I have a lot of respect for Dr Lazur's skills and am sorry to see him retire, although he very much deserves to. As my dentist, he was extremely caring and conscientious about what certain procedures would cost. I had my first visit with Merit Dental this month, just after Dr Lazur retired and was very pleased with the services I received. I hope to continue going there, even though it is a 1.5 hour drive each way for me.

Phyllis Marshall

Nov 11, 2015

THIS IS THE FIRST DENTIST THAT WAS REALLY CONCERN ABOUT YOU TEETH, JAW AND YOUR WHOLE MOUTH. I REALLY HAVE A FEAR OF DENTIST,BUT DR LAZUR MADE FEEL AT EASY. HE UNDERSTAND HOW YOU FEEL AND MAKE YOU COMFORT ABOUT DENTIST. THAT MEAN A LOT WHEN HAVE FEAR. I REALLY HAD SOME BAD DENTIST BEFORE. I AM VERY PLEASE WITH THEIR WORK AND DR. LAZUR.

Judith Lawrence

Jul 08, 2015

Like a previous reviewer mentioned, Dr. Lazur is the only dentist that has ever performed a complete and thorough oral exam during my visit. He is a "dentist's dentist." Now only is his professionalism and his commitment to the practice of dentistry excel, he truly cares about his patients' well being. His staff reflect the same attributes. This practice is the best of the best.

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Merit Dental - Shamokin Dam office

570.743.3300

We are located just west of the Hwy 61 bridge over the river, on the corner of Jonathan Rd. and Baldwin Blvd.

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Open Today:
8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Mon: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Tue: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Wed: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Thu: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

*Please note office hours are subject to change.

Welcome!

Whether you are a new patient or already part of our family, Merit Dental Shamokin Dam offers a wide range of general dental services, cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry for adults and children. If you have any questions, please give us a call.

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HOURS

Open today:

Mon: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Tue: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Wed: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Thu: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

*Please note office hours are subject to change.

PATIENT REVIEWS

Breanne Birster

Dec 01, 2022

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

Melissa Keefer

Nov 29, 2022

I recommend Merit Dental in Selingsgrove to all my friends! The staff is wonderful and always helpful. Dr. Nick is the best dentist I’ve ever had.

Alyson Holdren

Nov 09, 2022

Wonderful. Absolutely wonderful. Last night, I sat for almost two hours, at my request, for some work that desperately needed done. Dr Nick and his assistants were absolutely amazing. It hasn't even been a full 24 hours and I'm already feeling great. Greatly recommend. Very kind and caring staff.

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

Carol P0rtzline

Nov 01, 2022

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

Cindybvebbdbh Dcbgngudh

Oct 29, 2022

Staff and dentist friendly .I recommend them highly !??

— Hi, Cindybvebbdbh! 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.

joel ross

Oct 27, 2022

Very good

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

Tracie Gatewood

Oct 18, 2022

They are great with my children. The dental hygienist's are always extremely nice and Nick is a wonderful dentist. Highly recommend

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

Kenneth Wagner

Oct 12, 2022

— Thanks for the five-star review, Kenneth.

Logan Snyder

Oct 12, 2022

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

Antony Sandler

Oct 05, 2022

Awesome experience, friendly dentist and hygienist. No pain cleaning! Highly recommend!

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

Anthony Benfer

Oct 04, 2022

— Anthony, thanks for your 5-star review!

Cupcake Evolution

Oct 04, 2022

Friendly staff, on time, and clean office. My hygienist is great!

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

Dale Biesecker

Oct 04, 2022

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

Muneen Jury

Oct 01, 2022

I have felt very well taken care of. Your staff all of them were very kind and made me feel like I was in the best of hands. I recommend Merit Dental for anyone looking for a better dental experience.

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

Leanna Nipple

Sep 22, 2022

It was the most enjoyable dental visit I’ve ever had-Awesome staff as well!

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

Barry Moser

Sep 19, 2022

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

James Richmond

Sep 15, 2022

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

Robert Martz

Sep 09, 2022

Very good dentist!!!

Laure Johnson

Sep 07, 2022

Everyone is friendly and do a great job. Very clean and organized. Everyone is excellent at their job. I highly recommend them.

— Hi, Laure! 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.

Anything Zup

Aug 25, 2022

These guys are the very best !! They are super nice an truly care about how you feel an what's going on . No hidden surprises, an no b.s.!! They are the real deal for dentist in this area an I strongly recommend you go ,leave your dentist an go see Dr.Nick an his awesome staff.The girls there are truly the sweetest an know what they are doing !!!!!

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

Amy Kratzer

Aug 11, 2022

Friendly and helpful staff.

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

Kyle Kauffman

Aug 02, 2022

Unlike many businesses and healthcare agencies, Merit Shamokin Dam seems fully staffed with quality personnel, even for a sudden, non-urgent call-in like me. Plus they are both friendly AND professional.

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

Cindy Dailey

Jul 26, 2022

— Thanks for the five-star review, Cindy.

Sharon Blue

Jul 08, 2022

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

Joan Dickson

Jun 30, 2022

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

Amy Zimmerman

Jun 22, 2022

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

James Britton

May 25, 2022

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

Shaaray Miller

May 18, 2022

Everyone is very friendly here and very attentive. I’m happy I chose this dentist. :-)

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

Tom Wolfe

May 11, 2022

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

Bob Sebasovich

May 10, 2022

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

Paula Merwin

May 04, 2022

Took my 90-yr-old mom for a long overdue check up. She was reluctant to go to say the least. The staff were very upbeat, reassuring and accommodating. She had most of her care in her wheelchair. Very pleased.

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

Erin Madl

Apr 27, 2022

Excellent service! Very friendly, personable staff. I highly recommend this office

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

Kerri Sechman

Apr 07, 2022

Angel my hygienist was gentle on my mouth! I’m on blood thinners and never tasted blood once! Not once did I feel any discomfort! Highly recommend her! And Dr Nick, is a great Dentist who is thorough and gentle with a fantastic chair side manner! I highly recommend Merit dental!

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

Cheryl Bohler

Mar 29, 2022

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

Tracy Smith

Mar 25, 2022

Great experience, office staff was friendly and so was the dentist. Didn’t pressure for un needed dental work

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

Sharon Lusby

Mar 15, 2022

I have put off going to the Dentist for many years. Yes, I have some issues that need corrected, but, I'm no longer scared. I'm looking forward to healthy teeth and a great smile. I'm so thankful for Merit Dental!

Charity Hoffman

Feb 23, 2022

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

Daniel Crane

Feb 14, 2022

I have never been at Merit Dental before. What a great experience. They treated me like I had been going there for year. Extremely helpful, very polite an friendly. Very much so suggested to anyone to go there.

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

Samuel Kline

Feb 09, 2022

This dental office has given me such a great experience every time that I have gone. All of the staff are very courteous and very professional. I would recommend this business to anyone looking for dental care.

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

Michael Hubicki

Feb 01, 2022

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

Jason Winckel

Feb 01, 2022

First of all, I was able to get an appointment right away. With the way the World is currently, I was expecting a long waiting period. The staff was delightful and the hygienist was amazing. The doc was very knowledgeable and easy to talk to. I recommended Merit to my entire staff as most are transplants and looking for a new dentist. Will continue ue sending business to this location.

— Hi, Jason! 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.

Brunilda Torres

Oct 18, 2021

Merit Dental as far as I've seen everyone in the place is very pleasant, the place very clean staff members are helpful you can be calm around them not nerve-wracking like I've been in another place come if you need a Dentist you won't be disappointed. As you can see I'm not smiling yet?

Karen Gessner

Jul 19, 2021

All the staff were so friendly! I had a very minimal wait time. My hygienist Brooke was super thorough with my exam, and Dr Nick was great too! They were very kind and understanding when I had to tend to my small baby during my appointment. Would definitely recommend this practice!!

Ryan Hall

Jun 22, 2021

April Deitrich

Jun 13, 2021

Stephanie kiefaber

May 13, 2021

Merit Dental in Shamokin Dam, by far has the best staff. Every experience, everyone goes above and beyond! I can't explain how much that means to someone who has a true fear of the dentist.

allen Clinger

Apr 15, 2021

Barbara Jeckering

Feb 25, 2021

The best Dr I have ever had, Dr Nick is awesome.... he has taken away my life long fear of going to the dentist!! Great staff, very professional and fun!

Dave Whitten

Dec 05, 2020

Dr's Tina and Nick were fantastic, gentle, communicative, attentive. Melissa operates a tight ship, and Kimmie and all the other staff are professional, friendly and attentive. I gave a 4 out of 5 only because there's always room for improvement...:)

Jen Borch

Nov 19, 2020

Everyone at the office is wonderful. Thank you for your attentive and careful service.

Vickie Walter

Aug 31, 2020

I left this dental practice after 20 plus years. I was treated horribly by the new office manager, Melissa. Dr. Nick is a great dentist. However, the first person you come In contact with is the receptionist, or In this case the office manager. She said she is a "one man show."

Paul Thomas

Aug 10, 2020

Hygienists are fine, the administration side of this place is awful. My entire visit should always be covered yet I receive bills that I dont actually have to pay. Also, due to covid, everyone is being charged a $12 ppe fee. Delta dental insurance only covers $10...which leaves you with a $2 bill. Not exactly going to break the bank, just an inconvenience. If anything, start charging $10. If you want to profit off having to use hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes, just charge $10. Hygienists have always been wearing gloves, face shields and masks. PPE has always been a part of dentistry. Mouths are disgusting. Hygienists and dentists have always had to be cautious. Stop pretending anything changed.

Dottie Jones

Jul 08, 2020

I am not pleased with this office since COVID. They are charging a 12.00 COVID fee!!!! For masking and disinfecting between patients!!!????? Should they not have been doing this anyway??? I feel that this is just a another way to make money. SHAME ON YOU!! Profiting off a pandemic!!! I wish Dr. Lazur had never retired!!! He was awesome!!

Jason Graybill

Jan 24, 2020

First time there and was a friendly experience. My dentist retired and now I found my new dentist. Very happy.

Gail Montero

Jan 22, 2020

Amara Gemberling

Jan 10, 2020

My small daughter and I I've been going to Merit Dental for a couple years now. It is one of the friendliest places that we have ever went and each time a procedure is needed the both of us walk away pain free and completely satisfied. I have never heard eveni people enjoying the dentist as much as my daughter does. It is well worth a visit.

Rita Reinard

Nov 08, 2019

These are the best around..dr nick and his staff. .love them all

James Beagle

Oct 24, 2019

Very friendly staff and provider! My little boy was very at ease and can't wait to go back to the "tooth doctor". - Darlene (Mother)

Carmen Romberger

Sep 18, 2019

Very patient with my daughter who has never had a good experience at the dentist. Patient, professional, positive and thorough.

Matt G

Aug 15, 2019

I’ve never looked forward going to the dentist. Always drew a straight line between anxiety an getting my teeth worked on ever since I was a kid. Until I had the pleasure of meeting the wonderful staff and Doctor Nick. They took great care of me as a person, and with my teeth. For that I can say happily, I finally look forward going to the dentist. As long as it’s Merit. ?

Rita Reinard

Jul 30, 2019

Dr Nick and all staff are very very accommodating to my dental needs and I would recommend them to anyone seeking a friendly dental office..yes and the girls at the desk where you check in and out are super nice and friendly

Parren Gottshall

Jun 21, 2019

I don't usually write reviews.......... However, Dr. Nick and his staff deserve a few words of praise for the high level of excellence that they demonstrated to me during three recent visits. From the initial cleaning, X-rays, and exam, to several needed repairs, to an old crown replacement, I felt that I was absolutely in the hands of the finest, and most caring group of Dental Professionals that I have ever met............... I am sooooo pleased to have found you. Merit Dental............... You have this customer for life!!!

Ely Wha

May 12, 2019

The staff at Merit Dental is phenomenal! I was looking for a new dentist and I found a great and caring staff. Dr. Nick is wonderful and takes the time to answer all your questions. The front office staff Melissa and Jessica are also wonderful with insurance concerns, scheduling appointments and a warm welcome when you arrive! The dental assistants are very thorough with their work as well as very personable. Special thank you to Dr. Nick, Tina and Kassidy for their help and reassurance with my dental work. I can now smile with confidence because of them! Highly recommend this group to anyone looking for a wonderful dentist and dental staff. I’ll be moving hours away from this practice, but I hope to continue using them for my regular dental visits! Thank you!!!

Bob Saget

Mar 25, 2019

Staff is very welcoming and always the most friendliest. I used to dread going to any dentist but since I started going here it’s made me feel comfortable going and motivated me to take much better care of teeth! Dr. Nick really knows what he’s doing and has completely helped me eliminate the constant tooth aches I used to get.

Rob Wilinski

Jan 26, 2019

Great first time office experience. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff helped us feel comfortable as new patients who had not seen a dentist in some time. My wife, Debbie has been telling family members and friends all about the great experience she had at the dentist! We had no dental insurance, but we were provided a coupon that helped with the charges for both the initial exam, which included a set of full mouth x-rays and an extensive cleaning and fluoride treatment! We both agree it was a great decision to begin our relationship with Dr. Nick Hartranft and his staff. We look forward to continuing that relationship into the future.

K Pennington

Jan 03, 2019

Great staff very friendly. The experience was wonderful, and painless. My new overlay on my tooth is beautiful!

Chris Lancaster

Sep 28, 2018

I would recommend anyone and everyone to the Merit Dental location in Shamokin Dam! The young lady at the reception desk was very pleasant and greeted me by my name properly as I walked in the door. After being flattered and kindly welcomed to the office, I was directed to their very nice sitting are. The waiting room is very clean and tidy. Then I met the young dental hygienist who was an abesolute doll. She had all the patience in the world and was very careful yet thorough! You can instantly tell her kind heart and passion for her work. I only met the doctor briefly, young man- freshly graduated, but had a kind voice. He had a grand amount of matureness which was impressive. If it wasn’t for taking a new position and moving, I would have never of left.

Shannon Rosini

Jul 20, 2018

Great dentist and staffing. Dr. Nick is very gentle and takes the time to talk with his patients on any concerns. His assistant Kim is a wonderful part of the team as well. Best place I have ever been too.

Debora Rogers

Jul 04, 2018

I highly recommend Dr Nick and his fantastic staff of awesome, caring,friendly and gentle people. It's totally pain free. I actually like going to the dentist now.

Brenda

May 22, 2018

No pain dentist who listens to his patients. Provides care that I need without "scaring" me into unneeded services! Finally, a good dentist in Sunbury!

Paul Parowski

Mar 14, 2018

Saw 'Dr. Nick' for the second time yesterday on an 'emergency' appointment. Great dentist! My first appointment was for a 'cap' (visit yesterday was unrelated). The atmosphere of the office hasn't changed with the changing of dentists. Still the same great place to come to have your teeth fixed or cleaned. And the staff is as friendly as ever.

Peggy Walker

Feb 07, 2018

I have been going to this dental office for over15 years. Everyone is so efficient and friendly. Sheree is a wonderful hygenist.

Art Bowen

Apr 26, 2017

My experience at Merit Dental is the same as my previous experience with Dr. Lazur: Friendly, efficient and on time. The new upgrades in the office are welcome and visual for the patient.

Jeff Gemberling

Mar 15, 2017

My name is Jeffrey Gemberling. After over a dozen visits, I have never had the personal attention and friendless that I have come to expect and appreciate than I have here. Dr. Nick spends time and explains each detail with great understanding. His staff is both professional and go above and beyond to educate me through my process. I even take my 4 year old with me each visit and she looks forward to seeing all the same faces and know by name. No other dental facility comes close to this team. We love them.

Joanna Wert

Nov 30, 2016

Today was the first time I've been to the dentist since Dr. Lazur retired. My appointment was for 12:30. The receptionist told me they had just taken in the 11:00. Nice of her to let me know, but why wasn't I called before I made the 25 minute trip?

— Hi Joanna. We are very sorry you had to wait much longer than expected. We understand your time is valuable. We have shared this information with the office. We would like you to know we greatly appreciate you as a patient. We look forward to better meeting your needs at your next appointment. Thank you for the feedback.

Michael Geiswhite

Nov 11, 2016

I enjoy going to the dentist, and my children are learning to enjoy it as well. Dr. Nick is great with my boys! Sheree is the best dental hygienist around! --Erin Geiswhite

Greg Freed

Sep 28, 2016

The best dentist ever. Dr. Lazur was the most thorough dentist I ever had. Dr. Nick will be a good dentist also. The supporting staff is superb.

Mary Snook

Jul 20, 2016

To me, this is definitely the most experienced dental office in the area. I have been going there for 40 years and am proud to say that I finally found a dentist that I trust. Dr. Lazur was super and brought me through all of my fears and built a wonderful relationship with each other. I trusted him with his replacement with Dr. Nick who I know will follow in his foot steps. Everyone at Merit Dental is super and caring. I highly recommend anyone looking for a dentist to go there. I won't go anywhere else and thanks to them, I still have my own teeth. Thank you Merit Dental and staff.

Kerri Sechman

Jul 16, 2016

Excellent Dentist and hygenists and staff! Dr Nick is a kind, gentle, knowledgeable Dentist who makes you feel comfortable! Dr Lazur is one of a kind man and Dentist, I see the same in Dr Nick! RECOMMEND HIGHLY! One thing...WIFI for patients as they wait PLEASE!!!!!!

Ryan Keefer

Jun 22, 2016

Mary R.

Apr 28, 2016

I have a lot of respect for Dr Lazur's skills and am sorry to see him retire, although he very much deserves to. As my dentist, he was extremely caring and conscientious about what certain procedures would cost. I had my first visit with Merit Dental this month, just after Dr Lazur retired and was very pleased with the services I received. I hope to continue going there, even though it is a 1.5 hour drive each way for me.

Phyllis Marshall

Nov 11, 2015

THIS IS THE FIRST DENTIST THAT WAS REALLY CONCERN ABOUT YOU TEETH, JAW AND YOUR WHOLE MOUTH. I REALLY HAVE A FEAR OF DENTIST,BUT DR LAZUR MADE FEEL AT EASY. HE UNDERSTAND HOW YOU FEEL AND MAKE YOU COMFORT ABOUT DENTIST. THAT MEAN A LOT WHEN HAVE FEAR. I REALLY HAD SOME BAD DENTIST BEFORE. I AM VERY PLEASE WITH THEIR WORK AND DR. LAZUR.

Judith Lawrence

Jul 08, 2015

Like a previous reviewer mentioned, Dr. Lazur is the only dentist that has ever performed a complete and thorough oral exam during my visit. He is a "dentist's dentist." Now only is his professionalism and his commitment to the practice of dentistry excel, he truly cares about his patients' well being. His staff reflect the same attributes. This practice is the best of the best.

Meet Our Doctor

Dr. Nick Hartranft

    Dr. Nick Hartranft

  • Education: Pennsylvania State University
    Temple University School of Dentistry, DMD
  • Advanced Training: Invisalign® Orthodontics
  • Memberships: American Dental Association, American Student Dental Association
  • Interests: Dentistry, healthcare, fitness and nutrition, education, philanthropy, hiking, bicycling, fishing and kayaking.
  • Personal Statement: "I believe in providing my patients high quality dental care in a warm and comforting environment. I welcome patients' dental questions and concerns, and I will always treat you with my most caring touch. My main focus is to achieve genuine patient satisfaction. Together, we can provide you a dentition that will function, improve appearance, and last a lifetime."

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

Breanne Birster

Dec 01, 2022

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

Melissa Keefer

Nov 29, 2022

I recommend Merit Dental in Selingsgrove to all my friends! The staff is wonderful and always helpful. Dr. Nick is the best dentist I’ve ever had.

Alyson Holdren

Nov 09, 2022

Wonderful. Absolutely wonderful. Last night, I sat for almost two hours, at my request, for some work that desperately needed done. Dr Nick and his assistants were absolutely amazing. It hasn't even been a full 24 hours and I'm already feeling great. Greatly recommend. Very kind and caring staff.

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

Carol P0rtzline

Nov 01, 2022

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

Cindybvebbdbh Dcbgngudh

Oct 29, 2022

Staff and dentist friendly .I recommend them highly !??

— Hi, Cindybvebbdbh! 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.

joel ross

Oct 27, 2022

Very good

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

Tracie Gatewood

Oct 18, 2022

They are great with my children. The dental hygienist's are always extremely nice and Nick is a wonderful dentist. Highly recommend

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

Kenneth Wagner

Oct 12, 2022

— Thanks for the five-star review, Kenneth.

Logan Snyder

Oct 12, 2022

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

Antony Sandler

Oct 05, 2022

Awesome experience, friendly dentist and hygienist. No pain cleaning! Highly recommend!

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

Anthony Benfer

Oct 04, 2022

— Anthony, thanks for your 5-star review!

Cupcake Evolution

Oct 04, 2022

Friendly staff, on time, and clean office. My hygienist is great!

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

Dale Biesecker

Oct 04, 2022

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

Muneen Jury

Oct 01, 2022

I have felt very well taken care of. Your staff all of them were very kind and made me feel like I was in the best of hands. I recommend Merit Dental for anyone looking for a better dental experience.

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

Leanna Nipple

Sep 22, 2022

It was the most enjoyable dental visit I’ve ever had-Awesome staff as well!

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

Barry Moser

Sep 19, 2022

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

James Richmond

Sep 15, 2022

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

Robert Martz

Sep 09, 2022

Very good dentist!!!

Laure Johnson

Sep 07, 2022

Everyone is friendly and do a great job. Very clean and organized. Everyone is excellent at their job. I highly recommend them.

— Hi, Laure! 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.

Anything Zup

Aug 25, 2022

These guys are the very best !! They are super nice an truly care about how you feel an what's going on . No hidden surprises, an no b.s.!! They are the real deal for dentist in this area an I strongly recommend you go ,leave your dentist an go see Dr.Nick an his awesome staff.The girls there are truly the sweetest an know what they are doing !!!!!

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

Amy Kratzer

Aug 11, 2022

Friendly and helpful staff.

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

Kyle Kauffman

Aug 02, 2022

Unlike many businesses and healthcare agencies, Merit Shamokin Dam seems fully staffed with quality personnel, even for a sudden, non-urgent call-in like me. Plus they are both friendly AND professional.

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

Cindy Dailey

Jul 26, 2022

— Thanks for the five-star review, Cindy.

Sharon Blue

Jul 08, 2022

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

Joan Dickson

Jun 30, 2022

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

Amy Zimmerman

Jun 22, 2022

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

James Britton

May 25, 2022

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

Shaaray Miller

May 18, 2022

Everyone is very friendly here and very attentive. I’m happy I chose this dentist. :-)

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

Tom Wolfe

May 11, 2022

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

Bob Sebasovich

May 10, 2022

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

Paula Merwin

May 04, 2022

Took my 90-yr-old mom for a long overdue check up. She was reluctant to go to say the least. The staff were very upbeat, reassuring and accommodating. She had most of her care in her wheelchair. Very pleased.

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

Erin Madl

Apr 27, 2022

Excellent service! Very friendly, personable staff. I highly recommend this office

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

Kerri Sechman

Apr 07, 2022

Angel my hygienist was gentle on my mouth! I’m on blood thinners and never tasted blood once! Not once did I feel any discomfort! Highly recommend her! And Dr Nick, is a great Dentist who is thorough and gentle with a fantastic chair side manner! I highly recommend Merit dental!

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

Cheryl Bohler

Mar 29, 2022

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

Tracy Smith

Mar 25, 2022

Great experience, office staff was friendly and so was the dentist. Didn’t pressure for un needed dental work

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

Sharon Lusby

Mar 15, 2022

I have put off going to the Dentist for many years. Yes, I have some issues that need corrected, but, I'm no longer scared. I'm looking forward to healthy teeth and a great smile. I'm so thankful for Merit Dental!

Charity Hoffman

Feb 23, 2022

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

Daniel Crane

Feb 14, 2022

I have never been at Merit Dental before. What a great experience. They treated me like I had been going there for year. Extremely helpful, very polite an friendly. Very much so suggested to anyone to go there.

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

Samuel Kline

Feb 09, 2022

This dental office has given me such a great experience every time that I have gone. All of the staff are very courteous and very professional. I would recommend this business to anyone looking for dental care.

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

Michael Hubicki

Feb 01, 2022

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

Jason Winckel

Feb 01, 2022

First of all, I was able to get an appointment right away. With the way the World is currently, I was expecting a long waiting period. The staff was delightful and the hygienist was amazing. The doc was very knowledgeable and easy to talk to. I recommended Merit to my entire staff as most are transplants and looking for a new dentist. Will continue ue sending business to this location.

— Hi, Jason! 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.

Brunilda Torres

Oct 18, 2021

Merit Dental as far as I've seen everyone in the place is very pleasant, the place very clean staff members are helpful you can be calm around them not nerve-wracking like I've been in another place come if you need a Dentist you won't be disappointed. As you can see I'm not smiling yet?

Karen Gessner

Jul 19, 2021

All the staff were so friendly! I had a very minimal wait time. My hygienist Brooke was super thorough with my exam, and Dr Nick was great too! They were very kind and understanding when I had to tend to my small baby during my appointment. Would definitely recommend this practice!!

Ryan Hall

Jun 22, 2021

April Deitrich

Jun 13, 2021

Stephanie kiefaber

May 13, 2021

Merit Dental in Shamokin Dam, by far has the best staff. Every experience, everyone goes above and beyond! I can't explain how much that means to someone who has a true fear of the dentist.

allen Clinger

Apr 15, 2021

Barbara Jeckering

Feb 25, 2021

The best Dr I have ever had, Dr Nick is awesome.... he has taken away my life long fear of going to the dentist!! Great staff, very professional and fun!

Dave Whitten

Dec 05, 2020

Dr's Tina and Nick were fantastic, gentle, communicative, attentive. Melissa operates a tight ship, and Kimmie and all the other staff are professional, friendly and attentive. I gave a 4 out of 5 only because there's always room for improvement...:)

Jen Borch

Nov 19, 2020

Everyone at the office is wonderful. Thank you for your attentive and careful service.

Vickie Walter

Aug 31, 2020

I left this dental practice after 20 plus years. I was treated horribly by the new office manager, Melissa. Dr. Nick is a great dentist. However, the first person you come In contact with is the receptionist, or In this case the office manager. She said she is a "one man show."

Paul Thomas

Aug 10, 2020

Hygienists are fine, the administration side of this place is awful. My entire visit should always be covered yet I receive bills that I dont actually have to pay. Also, due to covid, everyone is being charged a $12 ppe fee. Delta dental insurance only covers $10...which leaves you with a $2 bill. Not exactly going to break the bank, just an inconvenience. If anything, start charging $10. If you want to profit off having to use hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes, just charge $10. Hygienists have always been wearing gloves, face shields and masks. PPE has always been a part of dentistry. Mouths are disgusting. Hygienists and dentists have always had to be cautious. Stop pretending anything changed.

Dottie Jones

Jul 08, 2020

I am not pleased with this office since COVID. They are charging a 12.00 COVID fee!!!! For masking and disinfecting between patients!!!????? Should they not have been doing this anyway??? I feel that this is just a another way to make money. SHAME ON YOU!! Profiting off a pandemic!!! I wish Dr. Lazur had never retired!!! He was awesome!!

Jason Graybill

Jan 24, 2020

First time there and was a friendly experience. My dentist retired and now I found my new dentist. Very happy.

Gail Montero

Jan 22, 2020

Amara Gemberling

Jan 10, 2020

My small daughter and I I've been going to Merit Dental for a couple years now. It is one of the friendliest places that we have ever went and each time a procedure is needed the both of us walk away pain free and completely satisfied. I have never heard eveni people enjoying the dentist as much as my daughter does. It is well worth a visit.

Rita Reinard

Nov 08, 2019

These are the best around..dr nick and his staff. .love them all

James Beagle

Oct 24, 2019

Very friendly staff and provider! My little boy was very at ease and can't wait to go back to the "tooth doctor". - Darlene (Mother)

Carmen Romberger

Sep 18, 2019

Very patient with my daughter who has never had a good experience at the dentist. Patient, professional, positive and thorough.

Matt G

Aug 15, 2019

I’ve never looked forward going to the dentist. Always drew a straight line between anxiety an getting my teeth worked on ever since I was a kid. Until I had the pleasure of meeting the wonderful staff and Doctor Nick. They took great care of me as a person, and with my teeth. For that I can say happily, I finally look forward going to the dentist. As long as it’s Merit. ?

Rita Reinard

Jul 30, 2019

Dr Nick and all staff are very very accommodating to my dental needs and I would recommend them to anyone seeking a friendly dental office..yes and the girls at the desk where you check in and out are super nice and friendly

Parren Gottshall

Jun 21, 2019

I don't usually write reviews.......... However, Dr. Nick and his staff deserve a few words of praise for the high level of excellence that they demonstrated to me during three recent visits. From the initial cleaning, X-rays, and exam, to several needed repairs, to an old crown replacement, I felt that I was absolutely in the hands of the finest, and most caring group of Dental Professionals that I have ever met............... I am sooooo pleased to have found you. Merit Dental............... You have this customer for life!!!

Ely Wha

May 12, 2019

The staff at Merit Dental is phenomenal! I was looking for a new dentist and I found a great and caring staff. Dr. Nick is wonderful and takes the time to answer all your questions. The front office staff Melissa and Jessica are also wonderful with insurance concerns, scheduling appointments and a warm welcome when you arrive! The dental assistants are very thorough with their work as well as very personable. Special thank you to Dr. Nick, Tina and Kassidy for their help and reassurance with my dental work. I can now smile with confidence because of them! Highly recommend this group to anyone looking for a wonderful dentist and dental staff. I’ll be moving hours away from this practice, but I hope to continue using them for my regular dental visits! Thank you!!!

Bob Saget

Mar 25, 2019

Staff is very welcoming and always the most friendliest. I used to dread going to any dentist but since I started going here it’s made me feel comfortable going and motivated me to take much better care of teeth! Dr. Nick really knows what he’s doing and has completely helped me eliminate the constant tooth aches I used to get.

Rob Wilinski

Jan 26, 2019

Great first time office experience. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff helped us feel comfortable as new patients who had not seen a dentist in some time. My wife, Debbie has been telling family members and friends all about the great experience she had at the dentist! We had no dental insurance, but we were provided a coupon that helped with the charges for both the initial exam, which included a set of full mouth x-rays and an extensive cleaning and fluoride treatment! We both agree it was a great decision to begin our relationship with Dr. Nick Hartranft and his staff. We look forward to continuing that relationship into the future.

K Pennington

Jan 03, 2019

Great staff very friendly. The experience was wonderful, and painless. My new overlay on my tooth is beautiful!

Chris Lancaster

Sep 28, 2018

I would recommend anyone and everyone to the Merit Dental location in Shamokin Dam! The young lady at the reception desk was very pleasant and greeted me by my name properly as I walked in the door. After being flattered and kindly welcomed to the office, I was directed to their very nice sitting are. The waiting room is very clean and tidy. Then I met the young dental hygienist who was an abesolute doll. She had all the patience in the world and was very careful yet thorough! You can instantly tell her kind heart and passion for her work. I only met the doctor briefly, young man- freshly graduated, but had a kind voice. He had a grand amount of matureness which was impressive. If it wasn’t for taking a new position and moving, I would have never of left.

Shannon Rosini

Jul 20, 2018

Great dentist and staffing. Dr. Nick is very gentle and takes the time to talk with his patients on any concerns. His assistant Kim is a wonderful part of the team as well. Best place I have ever been too.

Debora Rogers

Jul 04, 2018

I highly recommend Dr Nick and his fantastic staff of awesome, caring,friendly and gentle people. It's totally pain free. I actually like going to the dentist now.

Brenda

May 22, 2018

No pain dentist who listens to his patients. Provides care that I need without "scaring" me into unneeded services! Finally, a good dentist in Sunbury!

Paul Parowski

Mar 14, 2018

Saw 'Dr. Nick' for the second time yesterday on an 'emergency' appointment. Great dentist! My first appointment was for a 'cap' (visit yesterday was unrelated). The atmosphere of the office hasn't changed with the changing of dentists. Still the same great place to come to have your teeth fixed or cleaned. And the staff is as friendly as ever.

Peggy Walker

Feb 07, 2018

I have been going to this dental office for over15 years. Everyone is so efficient and friendly. Sheree is a wonderful hygenist.

Art Bowen

Apr 26, 2017

My experience at Merit Dental is the same as my previous experience with Dr. Lazur: Friendly, efficient and on time. The new upgrades in the office are welcome and visual for the patient.

Jeff Gemberling

Mar 15, 2017

My name is Jeffrey Gemberling. After over a dozen visits, I have never had the personal attention and friendless that I have come to expect and appreciate than I have here. Dr. Nick spends time and explains each detail with great understanding. His staff is both professional and go above and beyond to educate me through my process. I even take my 4 year old with me each visit and she looks forward to seeing all the same faces and know by name. No other dental facility comes close to this team. We love them.

Joanna Wert

Nov 30, 2016

Today was the first time I've been to the dentist since Dr. Lazur retired. My appointment was for 12:30. The receptionist told me they had just taken in the 11:00. Nice of her to let me know, but why wasn't I called before I made the 25 minute trip?

— Hi Joanna. We are very sorry you had to wait much longer than expected. We understand your time is valuable. We have shared this information with the office. We would like you to know we greatly appreciate you as a patient. We look forward to better meeting your needs at your next appointment. Thank you for the feedback.

Michael Geiswhite

Nov 11, 2016

I enjoy going to the dentist, and my children are learning to enjoy it as well. Dr. Nick is great with my boys! Sheree is the best dental hygienist around! --Erin Geiswhite

Greg Freed

Sep 28, 2016

The best dentist ever. Dr. Lazur was the most thorough dentist I ever had. Dr. Nick will be a good dentist also. The supporting staff is superb.

Mary Snook

Jul 20, 2016

To me, this is definitely the most experienced dental office in the area. I have been going there for 40 years and am proud to say that I finally found a dentist that I trust. Dr. Lazur was super and brought me through all of my fears and built a wonderful relationship with each other. I trusted him with his replacement with Dr. Nick who I know will follow in his foot steps. Everyone at Merit Dental is super and caring. I highly recommend anyone looking for a dentist to go there. I won't go anywhere else and thanks to them, I still have my own teeth. Thank you Merit Dental and staff.

Kerri Sechman

Jul 16, 2016

Excellent Dentist and hygenists and staff! Dr Nick is a kind, gentle, knowledgeable Dentist who makes you feel comfortable! Dr Lazur is one of a kind man and Dentist, I see the same in Dr Nick! RECOMMEND HIGHLY! One thing...WIFI for patients as they wait PLEASE!!!!!!

Ryan Keefer

Jun 22, 2016

Mary R.

Apr 28, 2016

I have a lot of respect for Dr Lazur's skills and am sorry to see him retire, although he very much deserves to. As my dentist, he was extremely caring and conscientious about what certain procedures would cost. I had my first visit with Merit Dental this month, just after Dr Lazur retired and was very pleased with the services I received. I hope to continue going there, even though it is a 1.5 hour drive each way for me.

Phyllis Marshall

Nov 11, 2015

THIS IS THE FIRST DENTIST THAT WAS REALLY CONCERN ABOUT YOU TEETH, JAW AND YOUR WHOLE MOUTH. I REALLY HAVE A FEAR OF DENTIST,BUT DR LAZUR MADE FEEL AT EASY. HE UNDERSTAND HOW YOU FEEL AND MAKE YOU COMFORT ABOUT DENTIST. THAT MEAN A LOT WHEN HAVE FEAR. I REALLY HAD SOME BAD DENTIST BEFORE. I AM VERY PLEASE WITH THEIR WORK AND DR. LAZUR.

Judith Lawrence

Jul 08, 2015

Like a previous reviewer mentioned, Dr. Lazur is the only dentist that has ever performed a complete and thorough oral exam during my visit. He is a "dentist's dentist." Now only is his professionalism and his commitment to the practice of dentistry excel, he truly cares about his patients' well being. His staff reflect the same attributes. This practice is the best of the best.

Insurance

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

  • Capital BlueCross – CAP BLUE
  • Connection/GEHA
  • Delta Dental – Premier
  • MetLife
  • UCCI – PROMISe (PA CHIP)

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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