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 286 reviews from around the Web.
  • 03/03/2021
         
    I had an issue with my tooth that hadn't been previously resolved and Dr. Hanchett took care of it immediately. I'll be going back.
  • 02/03/2021
         
    Had a tooth that needed extraction and that went very well with no pain. It was more stressful for Doctor Hanchett than me.
  • 03/25/2021
         
    Always friendly professional environment with a staff that loves the work that they do to help people.
  • 06/24/2021
         
    So much better than what I had from my previous dentist. I'm absolutely delighted with the results!
  • 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.
  • 07/09/2021
         
    Wonderful experience. First dentist willing to get me in and start all the work that needs to be done. Hygienist was excellent.
  • 02/17/2021
         
    Good Morning, I am very pleased with the work Dr. Hanchett has done and would recommend any one who needs work on their teeth to call for an appointment.
  • 05/19/2021
         
    Definitely
  • 06/04/2021
         
    From registration to checkout, the customer service was fantastic! I will be sending more of my family and friends to Dr. Hanchett.
  • 05/20/2021
         
    He is the Best.
  • 06/08/2021
         
    Excellent care! Dr. Jim is super!! Friendly staff...Thank You !
  • 07/01/2021
         
    polite, friendly, new my name.
  • 06/24/2021
         
    So much better than what I had from my previous dentist.
  • 06/29/2021
         
    Entire staff is always so friendly and efficient!!
  • 04/15/2021
         
    The team here is very professional. Very friendly atmosphere. I would highly recommend you make an appointment! I’m glad I did.
  • 06/24/2021
         
    Pleasant atmosphere and caring staff.

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

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.

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 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.

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.

Kaylee Kolatski
Kaylee is a dental assistant and a hygeniest. She loves working at waters edge and is married with a 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.

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 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.