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 169 reviews from around the Web.
  • 04/01/2019
         
    They are beyond amazing with my 3 year old. So interactive and patient. I can’t say enough amazing things about them
  • 06/21/2019
         
    I can honestly say that in all the years I've been going to Dr. Hanchette practice, I have never experienced pain during any of my procedures.
  • 06/21/2019
         
    They are very patient oriented and will accommodate an individuals schedule .
  • 10/25/2019
         
    My hygienist was new and I found her to be very good and helpful. I highly recommend this office.
  • 01/23/2019
         
    This is my favorite dental practice. The care is great and the staff are friendly and knowledgeable.
  • 11/15/2018
         
    Excellent professional team with the personal touch. Great experience here for this satisfied customer and patient!
  • 12/13/2019
         
    Thorough cleaning and examination done professionally and with upbeat staff.
  • 11/15/2018
         
    Dr. Hanchett was able to see me immediately, was very pleasant, and explained things as he went along.
  • 06/10/2020
         
    They are all friendly, efficient and thorough.
  • 11/22/2019
         
    Friendly and informative is all aspects of my treatment on my first initial consultation.
  • 12/01/2018
         
    Every aspect, from the waiting room to making my next appointment was top notch.
  • 11/10/2018
         
    The staff is very friendly and helpful! Dr. Hanchett is great and very friendly; he’s is great addition to our community.
  • 06/26/2020
         
    Very pleasant experience from beginning to end.
  • 06/08/2020
         
    Excellent care always. This is a fantastic dental practice.
  • 04/30/2020
         
    He & his assistant explained everything they needed to do & were patient & reassuring.
  • 11/23/2019
         
    Friendly and informative is all aspects of my treatment on my first initial consultation.
  • 11/23/2019
         
    Friendly and informative is all aspects of my treatment on my first initial consultation.
  • 12/04/2018
         
    Very friendly and really do know their business, excellent professional care.
  • 04/23/2019
         
    I absolutely love it! The staff is amazing and helpful! Dr. Hanchett is very caring about his patients.
  • 12/13/2018
         
    Great people great dentist

Meet Us
James Hanchett, DDS

Born and raised in 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.

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

Debbie
Debbie has been with Water's Edge for 25 years. She makes each patient comfortable by being friendly, outgoing, and compassionate. Ask her about: scheduling appointments, insurance.

Debbie is married with 2 children and 2 grandchildren. She loves camping, scrapbooking, and cooking while spending time with her family and friends.

Kristy
Kristy Currie is our Office Manager, joining our team in 2018. She is excited to be a part of Waters Edge Dental. She looks forward to incorporating her energetic personality into working with our patients and staff. 

Kristy was born and raised in the Upper Peninsula, a former personal trainer/fitness instructor, who still enjoys running. She is married and has 3 children.


Dental Hygienists

Kasi
Kasi has been a Dental Hygienist for 20 years, and with Water’s Edge for 13 years. She prides herself on being gentle and friendly, loving to laugh with her patients.
Ask her about: your oral health and home care.

Kasi is married with 2 children. In her spare time, she enjoys sewing, crafting and making cards.

Cheryl
Cheryl has been a Dental Hygienist for 20 years, and with Water’s Edge for over 5 years. She loves her job, and likes to make each visit pleasant for her patients by being gentle and friendly. Her dental philosophy: “Only floss the teeth you want to keep.”

Cheryl is married with 3 sons and two grandchildren. She likes to go boating, hiking, and cross country skiing.

Dental Assistants

Ginger
Ginger has been a Dental Assistant for 20 years and with Water’s Edge for 8 years. She is passionate about her job, and likes to make patients feel at ease by being helpful and outgoing. Ask her about: what to expect during and after dental procedures.

Ginger is married with 3 children. Outside of work, she enjoys playing basketball, soccer and spending time with her family.

Amanda
Amanda joined our team in April 2015. She loves her job and co-workers and strives to make sure patients are as comfortable as possible during their dental visits. She lives in Cheboygan with her husband and their son. Amanda enjoys playing hockey, reading, and spending time with family.