Straits Area Dental

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Straits Area Dental Patient Reviews

Exceptional Staff providing caring service - by Lisa J.

Dr LaTocha and his staff have always been professional and caring, and have provided great service to me and my family. They always make time to find out how we are, sharing life stories, and they have become like family to us.

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02/02/2020

Set #6 of Krysta's clearforce aligners. Great progress!

11/26/2019

Krysta moved to her next set of aligners. She is showing great progress and her teeth are shifting fast

11/10/2019

We have clearforce aligners. Here is our dental assistant Krysta. Here is her first photo without them in and than with them in. Come in for your digital scan today and begin your journey to a great smile!

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I will definitely give this place a 5 star... - by Gabrielle K.

I will definitely give this place a 5 star rating and a great review.. Dr.Latocha and all the stuff are extremely nice and helpful. I was suffering with terrible tooth pain for a little over a month.. I called Dr.Latocha’s emergency cell phone over the weekend, he gave me tips on what I could do to help with the pain until I was able to get in.(To get the tooth pulled) I showed up for my appointment and I was terrified (from a previous dentist office) him and his assistant calmed me down and helped me through it.. I wasn’t in any pain the entire time, he pulled the tooth and now I won’t be in pain anymore. I am beyond grateful.

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What a nice office and staff! - by Kristin D.

Thank you, Dr. LaTocha and staff for fixing my teeth. Everyone was so nice and the office is so clean and comfy!

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Consultation - by Dana W.

The staff were awesome. I felt very comfortable and got a ton of great input from the dentist. I am looking forward to my continuing experience with them. I want to thank everyone for their time and care. I highly recommend this Dental office for anyone looking for kind and professional staff.

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Back in action ! - by Richard S.

Cracked off a piece of molar on Saturday and was in trouble. Thank goodness I called Dr Chris who got me in Monday morning fir a temporary crown and the permanent crown in three weeks. My wife recommended him and he is the greatest!!!

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Awesome place - by Jenna W.

I really like this dentist and assistants. They do great work and are very nice.

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They were amazing and helped me out when... - by Justin S.

They were amazing and helped me out when no one else would the dentist is confident and what he does and makes it pretty much painless witch I've never experienced anywhere else and his humor is perfect at least for me but if your a little sissy then probably go find somewhere else to get your work done but guaranty you won't have the amazing work done that his staff and him do heather is so genuine too and gives you all the information and help you need to know about moving forward in a treatment plan love love love this place leaving current dentist and becoming a permanent patient here definitely recommend them

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People friendly - by Jami T.

I found this place 2 years ago, (maybe longer), when I had broke my tooth. My other dentist could/would not get me in and wanted me to go to an oral surgeon.=$$$. Plus Trying to get in asap, for an appointment. They got me in fairly quickly. That day for sure. Everyone is friendly and helpful. Best part, Dr. LaTocha is very fair in his pricing. Unlike my old dentist. I also made sure my hubby started going there. He is also very pleased.

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[09/27/19]   Cleaning and check up - by Charles R.

The ladies were very professional and helpful. Got me taken care of and. Good to go

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[09/27/19]   Have you ever wonder what happens to the socket after your tooth has been extracted? How does the healing process work?

INITIAL 24 HOURS
*A blood clot has filled the tooth's empty socket. This clot is what will trigger the actual healing process. It is composed of platelets and red and white blood cells, all embedded together in a fibrin gel (This gel is what gives the clot a semi solid consistency).
*Traumatized gum tissue immediately surronding your socket may have a whitish appearance.
*It is possible to have some swelling beginning in both the tissue surronding the socket and possibly the face. Swelling peaks within first 48 to 72 hours and than starts to subside.

WEEKS 1 & 2
* Usually enough gum tissue healing has occured and between 7-10 days you will have your suture removal appointment.
*Towards the end of this time frame you will notice that your extraction site looks much improved and shouldn't pose any inconveniences or concerns.

WEEKS 3 & 4
*You'll probably still notice a slight indentation in your jawbone corresponding to the tooths orginal socket. Where larger or several teeth have been removed you may still notice a relatively significant indentation in the jawbone.
* Mesenchymal cells will continure to proliferate into the sockets granulation tissue and organize into a dense network. These cells have replaced about half of the granulation tissue that was orginally formed.
*Many of these cells will transform into bone cells and create the socket's first new bone tissue. This bone growth will form in the bottom and sides of the socket as opposed to across the top. This explains why you will notice that your socket becomes narrower and more shallow as it heals.

BONE HEALING
*After about 8 to 10 weeks, your tooth's extraction socket has substantially filled with newly formed bone (2/3rds of the way).
*Around 4 months, the socket will be completely filled with new bone. During this entire process, newly formed bone gradually matures and becomes more dense. It will reach full density at this 4 month stage.

09/26/2019

Our Primescan has arrived!!

09/25/2019

We only use Nobel Biocare Implants here at Straits Area Dental.

09/23/2019

Best said by the CDA, Xylitol inhibits the growth of the bacteria that cause cavities. It does this because these bacteria (Streptococcus mutans) cannot utilize xylitol to grow. Over time with xylitol use, the quality of the bacteria in the mouth changes and fewer and fewer decay-causing bacteria survive on tooth surfaces. We sell several Xylitol produces here at Straits Area Dental. Start decreasing the decay and strengthing your teeth today!

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09/20/2019

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09/19/2019

End of the benefit year is coming! Don't forget to call us to schedule before you lose your remaining benefits!

09/19/2019

We do custom bleach trays

09/19/2019

Coming to our office October 16th...
Introducing the PRIMESCAN INTRAORAL SCANNER.
Straits Area Dental is leading the way in technology in the area. We already offer 3D radiography. Primescan will allow us to capture digital scans of crown preparations and full arch scans for diagnostics and treatment procedures. This cutting edge technology will only enhance patient comfort and ease of procedures. Incorporating the latest technology into our practice is a win win for the patient and quality procedures offer!

[09/19/19]   Dr. LaTocha has traveled to beautiful California for a continuing education course with gIDE Institute. This 40 hour hands-on course reinforces advanced surgical techniques. Our office routinely performs advanced surgical procedures to provide implant placement and implant restoration for extremly complex cases. The education obtained during this course will reinforce the pathway from diagnostics to implant placement and final restoration. We look forward to being your total solution provider for all your dental needs!

09/19/2019

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Straits Area Dental Patient Reviews

Back in action ! - by Richard S.

Cracked off a piece of molar on Saturday and was in trouble. Thank goodness I called Dr Chris who got me in Monday morning fir a temporary crown and the permanent crown in three weeks. My wife recommended him and he is the greatest!!!

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Recent Cleaning - by Nicole L.

This is by far the best dentist office I've ever been to! I haven't been to the dentist in a long time and this office didn't make me feel like I was a bad person for it. They made me feel welcome, my hygienist was amazing, the dentist was knowledgeable and thorough while still being nice, and the care coordinator was superb. Totally would tell anyone to go there!

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What a nice office and staff! - by Kristin D.

Thank you, Dr. LaTocha and staff for fixing my teeth. Everyone was so nice and the office is so clean and comfy!

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Consultation - by Dana W.

The staff were awesome. I felt very comfortable and got a ton of great input from the dentist. I am looking forward to my continuing experience with them. I want to thank everyone for their time and care. I highly recommend this Dental office for anyone looking for kind and professional staff.

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They are GREAT - by Barbara F.

Everyone is super nice. I love Linda to pieces great sense oh humor and also caring. Doc is okay too😂. Great place

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Dentist appointment review - by Kristina M.

Friendly and welcoming always. Dr. LaTocha is the best. Staff and hygienist are professional and caring.
I actually enjoy and look forward to my dental appointments.
All areas of the office itself are spotless which is priority for me.

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Happy customer - by Troy T.

Best dental office around very friendly staff Dr. And his wife are great people and the price is unbeatable. If you need a dentist look no further

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Straits Area Dental - by Lori C.

Always appreciate the quality service and honesty of Straits Area Dental.

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Yesterday at the dentist - by Dawn C.

Extremely well!!

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Dr. LaTocha is the best dentist I have... - by dochallcom

Dr. LaTocha is the best dentist I have ever visited. He repaired my severely damaged teeth that several other dentist preferred not to attempt. He is extremely competent, as is his support staff. I can't believe that any patient would not benefit from his years of successful practice and professional expertise.

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Love my dentist and all the staff! - by Mary A.

If you want a caring, gentle dental experience go here! Everyone is friendly and caring!

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They are GREAT - by Barbara F.

Everyone there is so friendly. Great service in a timely manner.

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Dr. Christopher K. LaTocha DDS

Dr. Christopher LaTocha graduated from Mackinaw City High School in 1984. He attended Central Michigan University where he completed requirements for Pre-Dental education. While there, his emphasis of study was Biology, Chemistry and Psychology. He was then accepted to Ohio State University College of Dentistry, where he completed his graduation requirements six months early.

Dr. LaTocha opened his first of three office locations in Mackinaw City in March of 1992. Mackinaw City was always home to the LaTocha family. The choice to return to the area stemmed from his love of the lakes and the desire to enjoy Michigan’s opportunities for hunting and fishing. Dr. LaTocha’s commitment to quality, as well as his extensive continuing-education background, exemplify a small town office with many advantages for patient care and state-of-the-art equipment and procedures.

Dr. LaTocha has since moved his practice to Alanson, a better central location for his patients located in the southern part of the state while remaining close to his northern patients. In addition, Dr. LaTocha makes many procedures available to the dental consumer because he performs many procedures that are often preformed only by specialists. His extensive continuing education in the fields of orthodontics (braces), root canal therapies and state-of-the-art implant options for teeth replacement represent his commitment to evolving educational advances in the field of Dentistry.

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7700 South Highway US 31
Alanson, MI
49706

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm