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 259 reviews from around the Web.
  • 03/19/2021
         
    As usual, nothing but the best care from the Water's Edge team. Lindsay L. made sure the chompers were shiny and bright! Thank you!
  • 04/21/2021
         
    Everything went well, the whole staff was kind and did their job. Beautiful experience in a beautiful setting.
  • 03/20/2021
         
    Everyone is friendly and makes you feel relaxed.
  • 03/25/2021
         
    Always friendly professional environment with a staff that loves the work that they do to help people.
  • 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.
  • 06/11/2021
         
    Great service. Nice people.
  • 03/17/2021
         
    Was on time and very precise.
  • 05/29/2021
         
    Dr. Hanchett was considerate and professional. It was a good experience.
  • 03/05/2021
         
    Great job again with the cleaning and exam!
  • 06/15/2021
         
    Dr. Hanchett and the staff very PROFESSIONAL explained my expectatons of my next several procedures on my way to new smile
  • 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
  • 04/22/2021
         
    James Hanchett entire staff are wonderful The professionalism and friendliness of the whole team is outstanding..
  • 04/17/2021
         
    Professional, friendly, efficient. A nice place.
  • 03/23/2021
         
    The technician, Kasie, that provided cleaning is very professional and considerate in her treatment.
  • 04/09/2021
         
    Great job I will more than happy to recommend him to anybody friends family neighbors only thing is I need to get him out to go fishing show me the good spots I'm new up here but I know he's a busy man hahah.
  • 04/08/2021
         
    Great and friendly staff!
  • 06/04/2021
         
    The dentist and staff are very personable and my front tooth looks amazing.
  • 03/04/2021
         
    Always polite and on time. Dr Hanchett is the best! We miss Debbie but wish her a happy retirement!
  • 05/26/2021
         
    Appointments are always prompt, efficient and as pleasant as possible an experience considering it’s the dentist you’re visiting.

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.