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 224 reviews from around the Web.
  • 02/14/2021
         
    Excellent and warm staff, lovely location, organized and up to date. Super warm people.
  • 09/22/2020
         
    They were great with my 4 year old and made it a great experience for him.
  • 03/17/2021
         
    Was on time and very precise.
  • 03/03/2021
         
    I am more than happy with the work that Dr. Hanchett has done on my teeth. Julie
  • 02/05/2021
         
    Always excellent care and courteous and professional staff. Dr. Hanchett goes above and beyond to take care of his patients!!
  • 03/25/2021
         
    I had a very pleasant experience. Everyone was very friendly and they were very accommodating.
  • 03/05/2021
         
    Friendly folks!
  • 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.
  • 08/27/2020
         
    Cassie does a great job cleaning my teeth. Dr Hanchett gave me a thorough exam. Staff is always pleasant.
  • 03/12/2021
         
    Great people all the way-around!!!!!
  • 10/11/2020
         
    I am thoroughly pleased with the dental care at Dr. Hanchett's office. The people are warm and friendly, from the office staff to the hygienists to the...
  • 03/04/2021
         
    Staff friendly and very professional!
  • 02/26/2021
         
    Very meticulous. And friendly.
  • 09/30/2020
         
    As usual, my experience was perfect! All employees were kind and considerate. The office was very clean. Absolutely no complaints.
  • 02/25/2021
         
    My visit and care was excellent! Dr. Jim and staff have always been very friendly and accommodating!
  • 02/19/2021
         
    Wonderful experience again. Was concerned about a change of status on my tooth. Got in right away.
  • 02/03/2021
         
    You guys are the best!! :)
  • 01/18/2021
         
    The staff is so kind and greets you with a smile when you first walk in. I was very impressed. I suffer from dental anxiety.
  • 02/12/2021
         
    Always friendly and like a family .

Office Information
New Patients

Thank You for Choosing Us

We would like to extend you a warm welcome to our family dental practice. We are committed to doing everything possible to provide you with excellent and advanced dental care, while making your visit to our office a comfortable experience.

What to Bring on Your First Visit

We ask that you bring your completed new patient paperwork (below) and your dental insurance information to your first visit.  If you prefer to complete the new patient paperwork in the office, please arrive 15 minutes early for your appointment.  

You may also want to write down any questions or concerns you have regarding your dental health and bring this list with you.  This will help to ensure all your concerns are addressed.

What to Expect on Your First Visit

Your first visit will include the following: 

  • Review of your complete dental and medical history form
  • Review of  your dental x-rays and/or taking new x-rays as required
  • Dental exam

After a thorough exam, Dr. Hanchett will discuss his findings and all options for treatment (if treatment is needed).  His goal is to help you come to an informed decision regarding care.

Initial Paperwork

Our New Patient Forms are now available online so you can complete them at your leisure – saving you time in our office and giving you the ability to carefully review our policies and procedures. Click on the links below to print, fill out and bring them to the office. Note: New patients must complete ALL forms below.

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Dental Insurance

We accept most private insurance plans and will assist you in determining what portion of your treatment is covered by insurance. Please bring your insurance card or papers on the first visit.

Please understand, however, that you are ultimately responsible for payment of all services. Should your insurance not cover what is predicted, you will be responsible to pay any uncovered portion.


Payment Options

Our knowledgeable staff will work with you to ensure any portion of treatment not covered by insurance is affordable. We accept cash, check, major credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, Discover) as well as outside payment plans available through Care Credit.