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 317 reviews from around the Web.
  • 04/14/2022
    Always a good experience. Very professional and friendly.
  • 06/12/2021
    Delightful staff and beautiful setting on the Cheboygan River. I highly recommend Water's Edge
  • 06/25/2021
    Great experience all around. A kind and caring practice and a gorgeous view of the river kept me relaxed and smiling!
  • 06/04/2021
    The dentist and staff are very personable and my front tooth looks amazing.
  • 09/14/2021
    Dr. Hanchett and his entire staff are very professional. I am very pleased with my implants.
  • 07/23/2021
    I would definitely recommend this dental office to others!
  • 07/10/2021
    The whole office makes you feel immediately that you are in great hands!!!
  • 05/26/2021
    Appointments are always prompt, efficient and as pleasant as possible an experience considering it’s the dentist you’re visiting.
  • 05/07/2021
    Your office is one of the best run places I have been to. Everyone treats you like they know you. Thanks for the care.
  • 08/10/2021
    Pleasant experience. I don't like this app reworded what I originally wrote.
  • 06/16/2021
    Dr. Hanchett and the staff very PROFESSIONAL explained my expectatons of my next several procedures on my way to new smile
  • 01/11/2022
    Really nice and very professional had 5 teeth removed and didn't feel any pain very nice place to have dental work done thanks guys
  • 06/10/2021
    It's really great top notch dentist office from when I walked in the door to when I left thank you very much sincerely bill Cornell
  • 05/19/2021
  • 06/03/2021
    All staff professional,kind and friendly
  • 12/19/2021
    Dr Hanchett is very pleasant and professional. Office staff also very accommodating and professional ☺

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.