Office Visits

Our practice is committed to providing you and your family with safe, gentle, high-quality dental care. We understand that you, or your child, may feel anxious about visiting the dentist. We are sensitive to your needs, and it is our goal to make you feel comfortable visiting our practice while providing the best care possible.

Your first visit is all about you – your comfort, your happiness, and your health.

During your first visit, we will review your dental and medical history forms, and take X-rays of your teeth and mouth. Then, the doctor will meet with you to discuss your X-rays, help you create your own individual treatment plan, and answer any questions that you may have. At your next visit, one of our hygienists will clean and polish your teeth, checking your teeth and gums for any cavities or early signs of tooth decay or gingivitis.

Bring your smile, but also remember to bring these with you to your first appointment:

  • Your completed patient information form
  • Your insurance card

Regular checkups are an important part of maintaining a healthy smile!

The American Dental Association recommends visiting your dentist every six months for regular checkups and routine teeth cleanings to keep your teeth and gums healthy.

We understand that you have a busy schedule, so when you're preparing to visit the dentist, please remember that your appointments can last between 45 and 90 minutes.

Patient Forms

Please take a minute to fill out the online patient information forms before your first appointment:

Please bring with you to your appointment, a photo ID and if applicable, dental insurance card.

Patient Testimonails


"Absolutely the best dental service I’ve had, and I’ve been to quite a few. The assistants are all amazing people and Dr. Stephanie is the best dentist I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting. She doesn’t judge you or make you feel guilty she just motivates you (for all the non flossers) and makes you feel comfortable. It’s easy to tell they all really care about you. If you call saying you have pain they will do their best to get you in on the same day. I have all of the respect for the ladies running this office."

-Alexi N.

"Best dental care around! These are dental rock stars. Out of this world skills and great service. Highly recommended."

-Tom B.

"I have been coming to this office for many years.  I trust the care given by this group.  The office is such a calm, peaceful environment to help any fears or nervousness people may have when seeing a dentist."

-Sharissa S.

"Absolutely love it here. I enjoy coming to my appointments."

-Erica B.

"I met Dr. Grider when she still worked in St. Joseph and was sufficiently impressed that I decided to follow her when she started her own practice in Portage.  Totally worth the extra hour of driving!  My routine checkup and cleaning two weeks ago revealed a cracked molar and another small cavity; one week later she repaired the crack and filled the cavity.  Excellent work, quick and efficient, and also completely painless.  The hygienist was great too, thorough and knowledgeable.  Very positive experience."

-S. Booker

"Dr. Grider was able to see me today after losing a filling late last week.   Today’s visit was just as wonderful as our prior interactions.   I’m so happy I decided to stay with her when my former dentist retired!"

-Tammy M.

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