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Growing up, Merrie Waldo knew she wanted to help people with their health, but did not always know she would be a dental hygienist. Merrie says the opportunity “fell into her lap,” and she is certainly glad it did. As a hygienist, Merrie gets to help people every day. She comes into work each morning excited to see her patients and cherishes the connections she fosters with them, particularly those who are just beginning their oral health journeys.
In 2015, Merrie graduated from Indiana University of South Bend with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene. In her spare time, Merrie enjoys reading books, singing, listening to music, biking, camping, spending time with her family, and cuddling with her two dogs.
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The service was excellent from the moment I walked in. The entire staff had a genuine, welcoming smile and seemed to care about every client. I have rarely seen such authentic friendliness and caring in a service industry. Truly – I was highly impressed with my experience.
It was my first time at the center but it felt like i was always going there because the service, the staff were all great! Best place to go
We have been with The Dental Center for about 6 years now and have never been let down with the quality of service and knowledge. Thank you!
Dental and office staff are very professional, friendly and punctual. As a working professional, I appreciate the timeliness and efficiency and expertise during my visit. I wouldn’t go anywhere else for my dental care.
Great experience for our grandson. He goes back and has never complained about anything. We also took our 3 son’s there.
Love having my teeth cleaned by Deanna! She takes her time and is so personable!
Very friendly staff, will be Back! Fast appointment, for a limited exam!
Cordial and knowledgeable staff
Everybody is so friendly. I love this place!
Terry is very thorough and friendly and makes the experience very pleasant.
Excellent customer service from the entire LaSalle Dental Center staff!!
Prompt service, little wait time, great hygienist
Professionalism manner of the staff, dentist was very knowledgable and have a good sense of humor.
Very professional staff.
Wonderful staff, got me in fast.
Friendly, thorough, and competent service/treatment
The gentle care given and the wonderful people that work there.
Good people mmm
Friendly staff and they cared about my dental needs.
Today my son had unexpected extraction’s, due to infection. Dr. Jess, and another woman I can’t remember her name, dark hair, made a super traumatic event so much easier. My son was Waylon, and I was the mom crying in the corner and holding his feet. You guys were all so sweet and got a tough job done! I loved dr. Jess absolutely so patient and thorough! I was so relieved when it was d…
Today my son had unexpected extraction’s, due to infection. Dr. Jess, and another woman I can’t remember her name, dark hair, made a super traumatic event so much easier. My son was Waylon, and I was the mom crying in the corner and holding his feet. You guys were all so sweet and got a tough job done! I loved dr. Jess absolutely so patient and thorough!
Dr was amazing
I love the great treatment you get from everybody
I’ve always had great experiences with the hygienists and Very happy with the work dr metzler does…. They all seem to genuinely care about the patient.
I found the care to be of the highest quality, both in terms of dental care and attentiveness to patient care. Notably, Sam. who was my primary dental assistant, was especially outstanding in all respects, but all care was great.
on time,good service ,friendly staff
Everyone is fantastic!
Friendly, efficient, and knowledgeable
Your office staff was friendly and helpful. I was treated like a valued guest in your office.
Friendly, on-time service.
Dr Carrol was the best oral surgeon i have ever seen. I asked him to be gentle when giving the numbing shot and was very gentle when extracting the tooth. I have had little to no pain afterwards. No swelling. He made having my tooth pulled a low key simple non traumatic experience.
Deanna is very thorough and does an excellent job explaining the work being performed. The hygienist that shares work space with Deanna has cleaned my teeth in the past and is great as well.
Great people. Everyone was so friendly. And great price. It was a good experience all around.
The hygienist was gentle and thorough
Staff is very personable and friendly.
I’ve been a The dental Center since I was a kid. Once I got married and on insurance that allowed me to stay with them, I didn’t hesitate looking elsewhere. Friendly staff. Love my dental hygienist Cecilia. My husband loves his too. I’ve never had a bad visit no matter how many cavities or 6 month routine checkups needed. Thank you for all you do!
Having a filling replaced is a painful process (for me) and they took the time to mitigate the pain and tried to make me as comfortable as possible. I know this take extra time but I appreciate it.
The staff and the doctor was great
The hygienists are always very friendly when they provide guidance on healthy home care. The dentist is not scary or overbearing like others I’ve been to. They are very positive in looking towards a bright future.
My son has braces from the Dental center, and my daughter might be next. What makes this place awesome for my kid’s dental health, is because of Doctor Richard L. Cohen. He is good with kids, behaves like a parent to them, treats them kindly and most important he seems confident and knows what he is doing.
My dental hygienist is excellent.
I feel confident in the medical care I am receiving. Scheduling fits my schedule. And appointments are on time.
Friendly office staff!
Friendly staff and a job well done
Professionalism and friendliness
Took our 3 yr old for her first visit and they were great with her.
Polite and efficient staff, and I especially liked meeting the new dentist, Dr. Patel, I believe, as he was very welcoming and professional.
Efficient and expert dentists and assistants.
Good information provided by hygienist and Dr. Patel on how to improve my already strong dental care habits.
I have been going to the Dental Center for years. I love that they hygientist are all friendly and quick. At my last appointment I had to bring my son who has special needs. The hygientist, Terry, was very kind and accommodating. I appreciate that she tried hard to make the experience as easy for me as possible.
They were amazing with my little man . They treat these children as best as can be . Love them
The staff are consistently efficient, pleasant and professional.
Teri always does a great job and is very pleasant.
Great customer service at the check in check out office. Great hygienist – Marge. Great dentist!
The receptionist was very kind. The hygienist was very easy to talk to and informative. The dentist took the time to examine my teeth and make sure I knew the problems I was having.
Everyone is friendly and professional, and service is fast.
The professionalism and courtesy of the people I met there. The rooms were set out in a useful and comfortable way and the people not only know their job, but they value the customers.
Very efficient. Friendly and everything is explained thoroughly .
Nicest Staff of Any Dental Facility I’ve ever been to.
I have come to you for years and am very happy with the service
Terry is AWESOME!
Service is efficient and everyone is friendly.
Always a great experience.
staff is very friendly and competent
Good dental care and friendly service.
Wife in wheelchair, staff goes out of way to help her.
Always good quality care.
Staff is great.
Marge was great. She tried several different X-rays to see what my issues were. Dr. Metzler is great. I don’t want to see anyone else.
The staff was friendly and efficient.
The doctor and her assistant were great. I had a reaction to the lidocaine and they took care of me in a very comforting way!
Quick in and out. Polite staff and dentist.
Friendly office, great service.
They are good at their jobs. They get you in quick and are friendly and professional.
Dr. Stakem is very kind. I have had a lot of work done lately and it has been quick and painless.
Great care and concern for the comfort and outcome of the patient.
I had a previous concern with the numbing agent. I explained this and they were wonderful working with me and my concerns! Really a great bunch of people!
Terry is amazing! Friendly and efficient with a gentle touch. I had no problem scheduling my appointments.
I enjoy the smiley faces and the friendliness every time I walk in for my appointment….