Monday - Thursday
8:00am - 5:00pm

Water's Edge
James Hanchett, D.D.S.
Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
(231) 627-4301
11404 N Straits Hwy
Cheboygan, MI 49721
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James Hanchett, D.D.S. is rated 5 out of 5 based on 100 reviews from around the Web.
  • 08/23/2017
    Saw my husband for the first time on an extremely short notice (called Mon, got him in Tues morning). Staff treated us with great respect and took care of......
  • 08/23/2017
    Thank you for taking care of my husband's needs and making him so comfortable while being there! Will definitely recommend this dentist to others in the...
  • 03/30/2016
    Tammie Ketveris was our dog groomer. She used to work at your office.
  • 12/13/2016
    Dr. Hanchett's staff was most friendly and helpful. I was immediately comfortable. The facility has a beautiful, calming view of the Cheboygan River and the...
  • 11/13/2017
    Great staff; great dentist. Professional, considerate and ubër friendly dentist and staff. Two thumbs up.
  • 03/03/2017
    It's all good.. I have always had dentist the graduated from UofD.. from my very first.. Dr Bell & Dr Bass.. in Hamtramck. . To now.. all have been...
  • 09/09/2016
    A great office made possible by great and friendly professionals! I appreciate and use your online services.
  • 03/30/2017
    Always a friendly and professional experience! The entire team makes you feel welcome!
  • 01/11/2018
    I found the staff very helpful and efficient. Dr. Hanchett was professional, patient and answered all of my questions.
  • 08/11/2016
    Staff are always friendly but efficient staying on task while communicating with patient. Best, Wayne Rocheleau
  • 01/23/2016
    I like the feeling that I'm not a customer but a friend!
  • 04/06/2016
    We have always found everyone to be friendly and professional. Kasi cleaned my teeth and was very helpful in suggesting things to make it easier for me to...
  • 09/05/2016
    I am so glad to have James Hanchett as my DDS/dentist. I have had great results and feel at ease with the staff and office.
  • 03/16/2016
    Ginger, Debby, Becky, and of course Dr. Hanchett are wonderful professionals! Thank you, sincerely
  • 05/05/2016
    Ben had a great time at the dentist!
  • 03/15/2017
    Great staff, always friendly. Dr. Hanchett has always shown sincere compassion at every visit from a cleaning to filling to a crown.
  • 07/22/2016
    Everyone was very friendly and there were no surprises. Actually enjoyed going to the dentist!
  • 07/28/2017
    Great dentist! Calm and patient! I was a first time patient and very nervous. He put me at ease and I'm going back!!
  • 12/23/2017
    Very friendly office staff and dentist. Highly recommend.
  • 03/10/2016
    Front desk staff member was excellent in her performance of her job and her friendly behavior. I was also impressed by the Dental Hygienist, she explained...

Office Information
New Patients

Thank You for Choosing Us

We would like to extend you a warm welcome to our family dental practice. We are committed to doing everything possible to provide you with excellent and advanced dental care, while making your visit to our office a comfortable experience.

What to Bring on Your First Visit

We ask that you bring your completed new patient paperwork (below) and your dental insurance information to your first visit.  If you prefer to complete the new patient paperwork in the office, please arrive 15 minutes early for your appointment.  

You may also want to write down any questions or concerns you have regarding your dental health and bring this list with you.  This will help to ensure all your concerns are addressed.

What to Expect on Your First Visit

Your first visit will include the following: 

  • Review of your complete dental and medical history form
  • Review of  your dental x-rays and/or taking new x-rays as required
  • Dental exam

After a thorough exam, Dr. Hanchett will discuss his findings and all options for treatment (if treatment is needed).  His goal is to help you come to an informed decision regarding care.

Initial Paperwork

Our New Patient Forms are now available online so you can complete them at your leisure – saving you time in our office and giving you the ability to carefully review our policies and procedures. Click on the links below to print, fill out and bring them to the office. Note: New patients must complete ALL forms below.

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Dental Insurance

We accept most private insurance plans and will assist you in determining what portion of your treatment is covered by insurance. Please bring your insurance card or papers on the first visit.

Please understand, however, that you are ultimately responsible for payment of all services. Should your insurance not cover what is predicted, you will be responsible to pay any uncovered portion.

Payment Options

Our knowledgeable staff will work with you to ensure any portion of treatment not covered by insurance is affordable. We accept cash, check, major credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, Discover) as well as outside payment plans available through Care Credit.