Traditional Michigan (MI) Medicaid plans not accepted
Dr. Stephen C. Degenhardt is a skilled orthodontist with his focus to create, fabricate, or use orthodontic appliances to straighten teeth and jaws so that normal function and aesthetics can be achieved. He strives on creating a comfortable environment for his patients, treating them as if they are part of his family. He makes sure to build a relationship with his patients by verbally engaging and making jokes to keep his patients smiling.
Dr. Degenhardt achieved a degree in biology from the undergraduate schools Roanoke College and Michigan State University. He graduated with his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine in New York in 2018. He continued his education and completed his orthodontic residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry in 2021.
Some of his notable achievements and recognitions include the Fein Scholarship award, which was awarded to him for being the top scholarship to third year orthodontic resident, and the Dean’s Scholar award for being part of the Top 10 GPA of Dental School student. Dr. Degenhardt has experience in volunteer work including Give Kids a Smile and Columbia-Harlem Homeless Dental Partnership “Free Clinic”. He is part of a couple dental affiliations like American Association of Orthodontics, Michigan Association of Orthodontics, American Dental Association, and Michigan Dental Association.
While out of the office, Dr. Degenhardt enjoys outdoor activities, like snowboarding, waterskiing, and sailing, and exercising, like swimming, yoga, and weightlifting. He has a dog named Finnegan and loves to travel to adventurous locations with his wife. He is fluent in speaking English and knows some Spanish.
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Traditional Michigan (MI) Medicaid plans not accepted:
Michigan (MI) Medicaid is accepted for patients 18 and under.
The Healthy Michigan Plans are accepted for adults.
- Monday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Tuesday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Wednesday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Thursday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Friday 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
- Saturday 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
* 2nd & 4th Saturdays
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Dr. Abouhassan was gentle and very informative. I would recommend her to anyone.
My experience was great today, and my 1st time here. My hygienist Tamika was gental with the bitewings & x-rays, Dr. Hanan was informative when I asked questions, and Lindsay was thorough with the explanations of the financial things and treatment plans for me. I’ll be back next week for an appointment and I definitely recommend this place to any new patients.
Dr.keller and Tammy great service you will love it
My hygienist Marilyn is the best. She’s such a nice person. Doctor Hanan is nice as well and thorough. The staff is friendly as well. They are what their name says that they are. Gentle!
I love this place and all the front counter staff they are very clean and fast with they service
Just went in for the first time in years an tammy an dr geller where real nice polite an made me feel real comfortable an they had a great sense of humor great place found my dentist office for life
The staff is very friendly and helpful. I got dentures and you can tell they take pride in their work.
All around great visit. I had to go in on an emergency, and they were able to get me in within 24 hours. I had an unpleasant dental situation that had to be attended to, and Dr. Hanan, Tameka and the rest of the staff were friendly, courteous and they were wonderful in keeping me informed, and most of all comfortable.
Very friendly staff made me feel comfortable and relaxed due to me being nervous overall geret dentist
Very attentive staff, friendly dentist and quick service.
Everyone there is very nice and are willing to help.
Dr. Erickson and Tamika have amazing bed side manor. I have insanely high anxiety and had to have a wisdom tooth pulled and 2 fillings. It was painless and pleasant having those two by my side to help ease my anxiety.
Dr Carpenter and his assistants are the best. Im a big big cry baby due to childhood dentist horror and they took care of me. Thanks everyone on today’s visit, Marilyn too!
Great service, friendly staff
Very professional and kind.
They did a pretty good job.
Love the staff
The very friendly professional Dr. Carpenter and ieesha, were very helpful and polite, they also had me in and out,there wasn’t a long wait time. I would recommend them to everyone! Thanks
The hygienist was great! My teeth felt very clean.
April is the best hygienist I’ve ever had. She’s the best. My teeth feel great. Thank you April
They were very fast, and caring and very gentle when they pulled out my tooth
I had a really good experience with this place. Staff was very helpful and Lindsey was very informative and helpful with explaining my plan to me. I would definitely recommend this place
They are just a great office and take good care of you.
The staff at Gentle Dental was very professional and courteous. I would recommend Gentle Dental to everyone I know.
My first visit to this office went much better than I anticipated, The staff at the front desk were friendly and attentive when I came in,was taken back right away to a examination room where Ronnie got me set up for X-rays and explained in great detail what they were going to do, Dr Kathari came in was very patient with me,he knew I was nervous did an extraction on my tooth which was totally pain…
I love this place , they have great customer service and April is so awesome,and Ashley , Lindsay is great , Renee , Tammy , Arron, I love this team. Yeah baby .
My kids have been going there for years and I’m always satisfied with their services
Gentle Dental is the perfect name for this office. Thank you Frances Ashley Marilyn Ronnie and the rest of the staff that take their time with their patients. Loving and warm environment.
My experience with ashley and Dr gatari was awesome and don’t have anything bad to say.i had a extraction done without any pain in my mouth and my wallet.thanks all of you and see you soon.
I really have a fear of dentist offices. Here tho i felt comfortable and relaxed. Can honestly say I’m looking forward to coming back.
This is a nice place to go 4real, everybody was nice and pleasant plus made me feel like family. That made my day getting my teeth cleaned and not feeling pain because the dentist had me listening to them stories laughing. Thanks you for my business.
Brought my son to April for a cleaning and she made my son and i feel comfortable and relaxed. Dr. Kothari and his assistants are loving and kind. They explained everything very well. If you’re reading the reviews to see if this office is right for you, i definitely give them 5 stars plus some.
I love this place, they are so patient and kind.
Friendly and positive atmosphere from front to back.
I had great service while there
Very clean and respectful
They did a great job on my cleaning…one of the hygienist there was very polite and gentle with the deep cleaning, I had no discomfort whatsoever. And she explained all the home cleaning steps thoroughly. Please give them a try!
Quick service and durring the removel i felt nothing.
Tammy made me feel more comfortable she’s beautiful
The entire staff is very friendly and polite , the ladies up front are AWESOME , The Hygienist is very gentle and personable and does a great job .
Overall I think it’s just a really good dental place..
I like how they treat my son
April was very friendly. Great experience
My daughter and I experienced a good time at gentle dental. The staff members were nice, caring and concerned. It’s a clean, cozy, and welcoming environment. I appreciate all their staff members, doctors, and everyone there. I like going there because they sure get the job done like a team player do. The last two times I’ve went within the 30 days, I left with a smile and also tickled.…
The dental hygienist was so nice .
Went for the first time yesterday and it was a very pleasant experience. Dentist was great, and so we’re all of the other staff members. The lady who did my x-rays was really kind.
Courteous and professional.
I took my nephew to the dentist for the first Time and he was terrified. He started to cry before she even touched him. This young. Women was remarkable she talked to him and explained everything to him step by step and now his fear of the dentist is over April you are truly the best
I was referred by a friend of mine to a good Gental Dental of Westland specially to see Dr. Kothari, I am very pleased to announce that I really got an excellent service by all employees and the doctor’s expertise in helping out extracting the upper teeth ,specially one very difficult which was broken in species and making my denture on the same day. Could not have expected any better.Thank…
Love the staff and their professionalism
The staff was so polite and caring, Dr. Carpenter was very one on one with me and explained what was happening in my mouth and his recommendations were understandable and to the point.
Very nice staff and I love my dentures.
They are nice and gentle
The staff were very friendly and helpful. Dr. Carpenter took really good good care of me during my procedure which was a long and hard one. I didn’t feel one bit of pain. Not even when he was doing the Novocain!! I highly recommend Gentle Dental to everyone!!
Good care, helpful staff
Best ever nicest people i needed a emergency tooth extraction and they did it right away i will recommend everyone i know!!
I was in and out before my appointment time. That’s some awesome service.
Everyone was very friendly and took good care of my kids.
We were called on time of our appt…also we didn’t have to wait we were out of the office in a timely fashion
Friendly and Gentle. Dr. Carpenter and his assistant, as well as the office staff, were all absolutely wonderful!
My hygienist Marilyn is very personal. She made me feel comfortable. She was very thorough in explaining my treatment plan. You can tell that she really enjoys her job. I would definitely recommend her to my friends and family.
April is always so through in the cleaning of my teeth. She does an excellent job st keeping my teeth in good condition. om glad she’s back!!!!
April is awesome. She is the dental hygienist,and she is absolutely fantastic.
Very pleasant people. They make sure you are comfortable.
Service was excellent , seen in a timely manner and staff were so professional and nice… would definitely recommend to others.
Great customer service! Super friendly and I was seen in a timely fashion. I would pay out of pocket if I ever had to just to come back! :)
The employees are all professional and polite. I had started to get my teeth fixed with a fear of the dentist, my visits to gentle Dental have defeated that fear and has even created an interest in the profession. If you are uncertain about getting your teeth fixed I recommend this office for the best and quickest results :)
I love how April takes her time to understand each patient needs to make everyone comfortable, my daughter has special needs and April was very patient with her. I bring all 3 of my daughters to her. She’s great.
Dr and assistant were excellent!
April is very gentle gets the job done right
Always willing to work with you. Service was excellent and staff was friendly!
Friendly staff, they did their best to make me feel comfortable.
I’ve never actually felt like I had a family dentist until we started coming here three years ago. They are great with my girls and make sure I know exactly what our insurance covers. It’s nice to know I don’t have to shop around for a family dentist every few years.