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 309 reviews from around the Web.
  • 04/08/2021
    Everyone makes you feel so welcome and the efficiency of the staff is amazing. The treatment has always been excellent!
  • 03/12/2021
    Great people all the way-around!!!!!
  • 03/25/2021
    Always friendly professional environment with a staff that loves the work that they do to help people.
  • 03/25/2021
    I had a very pleasant experience. Everyone was very friendly and they were very accommodating.
  • 09/04/2021
    Everyone was friendly, professional and thorough.
  • 05/19/2021
    The people that work in the office make going to the dentist a painless experience. They are relaxed and have a sense of humor when needed.
  • 09/02/2021
    Dr. Hatchett makes cavities fun! Can't wait for the next one.
  • 04/21/2021
    Everything went well, the whole staff was kind and did their job. Beautiful experience in a beautiful setting.
  • 08/05/2021
    Friendly and efficient
  • 06/11/2021
    Great service. Nice people.
  • 07/23/2021
    I would definitely recommend this dental office to others!
  • 05/20/2021
    He is the Best.
  • 06/24/2021
    Pleasant atmosphere and caring staff.
  • 05/13/2021
    Can't say enough good things about Dr. Hanchett and his team. I was traveling on vacation and my temporary crown broke.

Meet Us
James Hanchett, DDS

Born and raised in Bloomfields, Michigan, Dr. James Hanchett DDS received his Bachelor of Science Degree in chemistry at Western Michigan University. He completed his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree at the University of Detroit Mercy Dental School in 2003.

His personal dental care philosophy is to treat his patients in the same manner he would expect to be treated. Focused on community, quality, and comfort, Dr. Hanchett is dedicated to staying abreast of the latest techniques and helping his patients make informed decisions.

Dr. Hanchett and his wife Jennifer enjoy spending their free time with their four children. He also has an avid interest and skill in woodworking.

Dr. Hanchett is a member of the following organizations:

Additionally, Dr. Hanchett has completed over 1000 hours of continuing education classes.

Our Team

Front Office Staff

Sandy Zeller - Office Manager
Sandy, is our office manager and has been in the dental field for over 30 years and loves helping people get healthy smiles. She is married and has a son.

Dental Hygienists

Kasi Meckstroth
Kasi has been a Dental Hygienist for over 25 years, and with Water's Edge for 17 years. She prides herself on being gentle, friendly, and loving to laugh with her patients

Kasi is married with 2 teenaged children. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, sewing, crafting and camping.

Kaylee Kolatski
Kaylee is a dental assistant and a hygienist. She loves working at waters edge and she is married with 2 children.

Lindsay Lafrinere
Lindsay has been a Dental Hygienest for 14 years and joined Water's Edge in 2020. She is passionate about her job, and likes to make each visit pleasant for her patients by being gentle and friendly.

Lindsay is married with 4 children. Outside of work, she enjoys snowmobiling, walking boating and spending time with her family.

Dental Assistants

Amanda Taylor
Amanda joined our team in April 2015 and is now our lead assitant. She loves her job and co-workers & strives to make sure patients are as comfortable as possible during their dental visit. She was born and raised in cheboygan and lives here with her husband and two children. Amanda enjoys reading hockey and spending time with family.