Traditional Michigan (MI) Medicaid plans not accepted
University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry – DDS – 1997
University of Minnesota Post Graduate Program in Cosmetic Dentistry
University of Detroit Mercy – Implant Training
Dental Area of Focus:
General Dentistry with advanced training in Cosmetic Dentistry
Notable Achievements, Certifications, Recognitions:
Affiliated/Dental-Related Associations and Organizations:
AACD, American Association of Cosmetic Dentistry
Race for the Cure (since 2001)
Teaching Pre-Schoolers the importance of a healthy smile.
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Half the battle is coming in…my promise to you is to take good care of you when you do. Please come join our Family.
Running and Basketball! I love spending time with my family. There are too many times in life when you take your family for granted. I love dentistry with a passion, but my family is my life and my greatest inspiration!
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Traditional Michigan (MI) Medicaid plans not accepted:
Michigan (MI) Medicaid is accepted for patients 18 and under.
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- Monday 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Tuesday 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM
- Wednesday 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Thursday 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
- Friday 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
- Alternating Saturdays* 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
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Dr. Ascano and his entire staff are always so nice that I feel like I’m visiting with friends! They do a wonderful job and are very patient with my daughter. I highly recommend Gentle Dental on Harper in St. Clair Shores, MI!
Such an amazing staff all around. Kathy, Dr. Ascano and Dr. Duan are all so knowledgeable and kind. They made me feel so comfortable even though I was a pain to them and have a crazy fear of the dentist. Thank you so much!
Dr. Ascano is very caring and personable. He really makes a point to get to know his patients. The staff at Gentle Dental are VERY helpful too!
It took me over 20years to get to the dentist. If I would have known Dr. Ascano was out there I would have gone sooner. From the very first visit he took all my fears away and made me feel comfortable and at ease. I am actually excited now to go see him and his staff. His staff is amazing and make you feel like you are the most important patient they have. I highly recommend Dr. Asano to those, li…
Very gentle and thoroughly explained all the things going on with my teeth. Itemized all costs and explained why I needed certain services. Created a game plan with me instead of dictated a plan. Wonderful staff!
As always, had a great cleaning and check up at Gentle Dental. Sarah is the best!
I love Them!!! They are family oriented, respectful, flexible and do a great job!!!!
Dr. Duan fixed a tooth that I thought was going to cost me a lot of money, I never even thought of the way that she fixed it as I’m not a dentist… Anyways I came out of there with spending under 30 bucks. The staff is very nice and professional, they make you feel very comfortable and you can tell they appreciate you being there.
Wow Dr. Duan…Totally hooked me up on care and price. Fixed a tooth I thought was going to involve way more work and money! Thank you Gentle Dental!!
Friendly staff with flexible appointments! Felt so welcomed as a new patient!
I recently switched to this office and couldn’t be happier. Dr. Delgado is very personable, professional, and thorough. The staff is also very friendly and helpful. Cheryl, LaKenya, and Sara have gone above and beyond to make my dental experience as pleasant and as painless as possible!!!!
Awesome staff and dentist!
I love Dr A and he takes great care of my whole family’s dental needs with a smile
Best dentist I’ve been to. Staff were very helpful and friendly. Dr. Duan is definitely the person to go to for exemplary dental work, and I highly recommend her. Worth the 30min commute.
Awesome place with a very caring staff. My family and I️ have been with Doctor Ascano for years now and we have never been disappointed with the service.
This is the best and the funniest ever. My teeth feels wonderful and I am now 10 times more confident to smile in every picture I take. I would give 10 stars if I could because I don’t know what I would do without them. I highly recommend this place
Friendly and professional staff. And, they live up to their name.
I recently switched to this office and couldn’t be happier. Dr. Delgado is very personable, professional, and thorough. The staff is also very friendly and helpful.
5 stars all the way. Office was clean. Staff was amazing, very kind and helpful. Answered all my questions. I would recommended this place to anyone. Very impressed with the office and staff
The Professionalism and the attentiveness of the team.
love love love this dentist …. been many years and this staff is by far the best.. and the new orthodontist is amazing
Love the staff and people here! They get you in and out with NO PAIN but leave with a AWESOME SMILE!!
I love this dental office they do a really great job on cleaning my teeth! Everyone is professional and friendly here! Thank you Sara
Everyone was very courteous and competent. Short wait time to be seen. I was scared about my procedure and the Dr. was kind and fit me in so i could get it over with.
I always have the best dental experience here! They are the nicest and most friendly staff. I always walk out of Gentle Dental in St. Clair Shores with a smile on my face. :)
Dr. Duan Extracted my abscess molar yesterday. Hands down my favorite dentist experience yet. The staff is so friendly and likes to have fun, it really makes the experience a whole lot more bearable. I will be coming back for sure. Will definitely be referring people to you guys! Thanks so much!
The dentist and staff are great, very friendly people who love what they do. I never feel pain and I’m happy with the outcome everytime.
The dentist and staff are great, very friendly people who love what they do. I never feel pain and I’m happy with the outcome everytime.
everybody was great from the time I got there to the time I left
Everyone is so sweet especially Kathy, she made the whole experience at the office so pleasant. Definitely recommend this dentist to anyone especially if you are a little nervous about dentists like I am.
friendly, professional but very homey feel in the office and the dentist is great!
This experience was GREAT as always!! Very courteous and compassionate staff from the assistant to the hygienist to the dentist himself!! I’m very pleased!!!
Awesome care from the whole team!
The Dentist Dr. Duan, dental assistance Chulae, and hyg. Sam were excellent.
Friendliness and helpfulness of staff.
Dr Ascano and his dental assistant Donna are phenomenal. I spent many hours over a couple years getting a complete dental makeover with root canals, fillings replaced and a partial made. I no longer fear the dental office and that is life changing. I highly recommend this dental office.
Dr. Duan is an excellent dentist. I thank her for fixing a dental emergency so quickly a couple days ago. I have been going to this dentist office for a couple years now and everyone has been nice and professional. No complaints.
Very friendly staff and the doctor was awesome!!This is my new dentist!!!
This was my first time visiting this Dental office. The staff and Dr. Was great. Dr. Ray was awesome with explaining what was going on with my teeth and why I was having the pain. Ms. Donna was the best she made me feel at ease when prepping me for the Dr. To see me. She was very pleasant and caring. She was just a joy to be around. Ms Courtney was very nice also giving me good advice and explaini…
I’ve been going to Dr. Ascano for years!!! He’s the best! I would NEVER entrust my teeth to anyone else. The staff is amazing, the office is always super clean, you’re greeted with “Hello” from everyone in the office, my bill is always explained in detail…you know how you frequent some places, and you have at least ONE bad experience/or even a “so-so” experience?? …nope n…
My children and I all go to Gentle Dental, the staff is amazing, the dentists are very kind and… Well, gentle. I dealt with a lot of trauma around dentists growing up and hadn’t been to a dentist in over 20 years. They really listened to me and helped me over come my fears. Dr. Ascano is phenomenal with kids as well.
Excellent patient care!
I have always hated going to the dentist and yet I am now able to tolerate the visits because of Dr. Ascano and his staff.
Always so professional yet kind and patient with someone who loathes dental work. I highly recommend Dr. Ascano and his staff.
Service all the way around what’s great first-time customer will be back
We got a last minute urgent appt for a tooth when our usual dentist was on vacation at another location. The staff were great and friendly. They alleviated my daughters anxiety at having a tooth pulled.
Best experience I’ve had at a dentist. I’ve always been afraid of dentist visits. I was very nervous to have 3 wisdom teeth pulled but my dentist, Dr. Duan, was very nice and supportive. She made sure I was comfortable and not in too much pain. it was over quicker than I thought too! I definitely recommend coming here.
Overall great staff, dentists, and experience
I never thought that I can say that about dental office but I love this place
Amazing office!! They are very patient and offer so much support for the children
Great staff and dentist. Very clean and great environment
This place is awesome! They are so caring and always sweet. I would never go anywhere else!
They treat me great
The staff is for the most part courteous and friendly.
I would not have brought my son here if my experience was not an easy ome
I gave a high score because I am treated well at this office. Everyone here is extremely nice from the very beginning. This is why I have come here for 10 years or so.
Amazing costumer service and an awesome team.
Friendly on time with appointment good service thanks
Very close to my home (so I’m referring my daughter there), plus my teeth feel very clean after a cleaning & they gave good advice on using a water pick since I hate using floss.
Great and friendly service
The office staff was extremely friendly. My daughter was in a lot of discomfort and going to the dentist makes her very nervous. She left the office feeling very comfortable with the dentist. She was extremely happy with the whole experience.
Staff was amazing in every way
Great place clean office caring staff
Dr and staff are awesome.
Recently went to this dentist for a exam and was very impressed with my overall experience. I was greeted with a very passionate and caring lady Donna. She was very pleasant and the hygentist was so gentle as im a big baby when it comes to the dentist . But everyone was so kind to me, i would recommend them to anyone.
It was fast I didn’t have to wait service was great
The staff are great. Very thorough with what i had going on. Definitely would recommend Gentle Dental to anyone that needs a good dentist. THANK YOU!!
They were friendly and helpful.
Dr Ascano is personable, honest and makes major dental work painless. Only dentist I will see. His staff is pretty awesome too!
Dr. Ray Ascano is the best dentist I have ever had and a really nice guy. He has done A LOT of work on my teeth and it has been about as painless as you can get. Highly recommend you choose this place for your next checkup!
efficiency and cleanliness
They were very polite. They take good care of you.
They are very friendly and have great service
My daughter and I had a very good experience the people very nice professional and kind and yes very gentle my daughter’s a big baby
People are nice and efficient
Super friendly staff from top to bottom.
I love that I am seen at my appointment time and I love that everyone is do nice!
Awesome awesome awesome
Because I always feel like I’ve been treated kindly and compassionately after every visit.
Okay so I grew up being a afraid of the dentist my whole life. We had really crappy health coverage so we switched dentist offices a TON but this Gentle Dental is not like any other place I’ve been. The staff is very friendly and patient. They explain what they’re doing, why they’re doing it and how much it will cost you. The dentist are very hard working and actually care about…
Great atmosphere, the staff and dentists were extremely nice and helpful….They are really funny too ….I have my reservation about going to the dentist, but not anymore!!! They are the epitome of their name, Gentle Dental!!!! Thank you ****Update**** I took my kids to the dentist yesterday and they came out happy and smiling!!!!! My daughter was so excited about getting her tooth brush…
Doctor was professional and friendly. Staff was also very friendly
Excellent experience getting my teeth cleaned. The office is very clean and professional. Hygienist Sam was fantastic -very thorough, efficient, friendly and communicative. Would highly recommend!
Dr. Ascano and the staff
Omg I love this dental office. The staff are always nice and professional and dr. Ascano is the best ever!!!
Staff is friendly and cleanliness of the office
We absolutely love it here! Dr.Duan has been amazing with my 7 year old
This dentist office is the best !! Cheryl is the reason I keep coming back and I will not move out of State because of her !! Being a military wife we move around a lot and I will always come to this office and know other .
Staff is very friendly and professional. I was seen very quickly and everything was explained before the procedure.
Great friendly and caring staff
Every reason under the sun! Too many to list! The greatest dental office in the world! Caring, sweet, honest, professional, wise, trustworthy, the best bedside manner in the country, top notch, if I was Oprah-everyone would get a car!!!!!!!!!!! I can not say enough good things, it shys in comparrison to what you actually have done for me. I am your biggest fan!!!!!!!!!! You rock, are awesome and s…
I was so afraid to have my teeth pulled much less three teeth but the whole time she did it she was saying words like beautiful great it helps so much she did a fantastic job and I’m glad it’s over with
I went I went in for my appointment and they said to me I had three teeth that needed to be pulled I sort of freaked out for a minute and then when she started she explained to me that the needle was the worst part which it was in the whole time she was working on my teeth she was saying things like beautiful good we’re almost there and that help relax me so much the next day I’m fine…
The staff really care about my kids’ dental health. They treat you like family. I’m so glad I started bringing them here.
They are so awesome! Very gentle and they made the experience very comfortable!
The people who work here are kind and enjoyable. Give them your business. You will have a great experience.
Everyone is very friendly and professional
Best dentist around. Timely and super friendly staff. Dentist is super talented. He saved a tooth that was on the way to having a root canal. And a couple of years later it still feels great. Highly recommended.
Marvelous dental office! My children love the dentists, the hygenists and the friendly staff. Everyone is so kind and helpful. They make you feel like the most important patient in the office. They are so flexible and accommodating. I drive almost an hour to get there and it’s well worth it.
Every visit here has been great. The staff is amazing. I appreciate the great atmosphere and the beyond amazing job everyone here does! Cathy is the absolute best!!!
Dr. Ascano is the best! He’s friendly and caring and works hard to resolve any problems that I’m having.
Awesome staff…from the doctors to the hygienists to the assistants to the front desk! They’re flexible, kind, and make you feel comfortable while providing great service. I bring my baby with me often out of necessity and they always help me out with him. :)
Good service, fast service friendly office
I received excellent service!
I was referred here by family and I’m very happy I decided to come here! Dr. Duan is such a sweetheart and her team is amazing as well. After having a HORRIBLE experience with my previous dentist, I was very nervous to come here, but I love it. Thank you for everything you do!
Friendliness of staff. Knowledge of insurance. Pricing options. No waiting for long periods of time.
Great atmosphere, the staff and dentists were extremely nice and helpful….They are really funny too ….I have my reservation about going to the dentist, but not anymore!!! They are the epitome of their name, Gentle Dental!!!! Thank you
I have been coming to this office for many years the staff Carol is wonderful , my Dentist is amazing. Flexible hours and great customer service.
I couldn’t ask for a better experience.
The dentist was very pleasant, and the staff is very friendly. I truly love this dental office.
You guys are awesome!
Office staff is top notch. Always pleasant, cheerful, helpful. My kids love Dr Ascano. Makes having dental work an easy going experience. Would highly recommend & haverecommended.
Everyone was so professional and pleasant. The staff knows you by your name.
Very happy with the experience and staff!
Honestly, the best experience that I have ever had at a dentist.
The customer service was great, from the moment I arrived all the way to the end. The dentist made my daughter feel very comfortable. The service was excellent and I truly loved it the experience was the best I ever seen in my 26 years of going to a dentist.
Very friendly, helped me relax, and talked to me about what I needed to do better.
Excellent staff. Very thoughtful and thorough. Made me feel welcome.
Everyone was friendly and nice!
I’ve only been going to gentledental/Dr. Ascano for a bit over a year. Not only is he and all the staff very kind (my previous dentist was kind), but he is thoughtful and instills confidence in his work.
Everyone was helpful and friendly. Very accommodating!
Professional and courteous front office staff. Respectful technical staff. Everyone seemed happy to see me.
Great, congenial and professional all the way. Wow!
It’s deserved. Great atmosphere, fabulous staff, and personal approach assure a relaxed experience.
My daughter is apprehensive about the dentist but this place is awesome with her every time. Doctor is very friendly as is all the staff. Hygienists as well as office staff
Dr. Duan, Kathy … and the entire staff make you feel relaxed and confident in the fact that you are in the hands of true professionals that care about you.
Dr. Duan, Dr. Ascano and the entire front office make up the best dental staff in all of SE Michigan. Thank you for your quick and painless extractions and your reasonable pricing. Will only recommend your services to all friends and family!