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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    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.

    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.

    Lindsay has been in the Dental profession for over 10 years.

    She enjoys camping, DIY projects and spending time with her husband and children.

    She is a compassionate individual who loves helping other. Outside of work she enjoys visiting friends and family, and spending time outdoors.