Each and every time you visit our dental office, our team of caring professionals works hard to ensure you have a positive, comfortable experience. We recognize that many of our patients, young and old alike, have fears and phobias when it comes to visiting the dentist. Whether it is the sounds and smells of our office or the fear of needles and more detailed treatments, we offer high-quality sedation dentistry in Shelby Township, Michigan, to help you feel relaxed and pain-free. Sedation dentistry encompasses the many sedation and anesthesia techniques utilized at our office, including I.V. sedation.

I.V. sedation, often referred to as sleep dentistry, is the direct administration of a drug into your bloodstream to produce a state of deep relaxation and comfort. While I.V. sedation is not designed to put you to sleep or “put you under,” many of our patients feel so good that they fall asleep or experience a form of memory loss, not remembering a thing that happened during treatment. If you are afraid of needles, we also use a numbing cream to make sure you do not feel a thing.

Do not let any dental fears stop you from receiving the care you need and deserve. To learn all of the ways Dr. Shawn Van de Vyver, our compassionate dentist, and our entire dental team at Great Lakes Dentistry take care of your smile, please contact us today. We would be happy to answer any questions and concerns you may have.

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Great experience! Loved the office and the music, too! I am very excited about getting my implants. Thanks, Dr. V!
Jimmy Crackcorn
Jimmy Crackcorn
22:25 19 Apr 17
Let me start by saying that I have not seen a dentist in a very long time and I have HUGE anxiety about dental work. Dr. Van de Vyver and his staff (especially his hygienist, Samantha) are amazing, simply put. They put me at ease with their lighthearted small-talk and let me see what they were doing with a hand mirror during my cleaning, which was so helpful. When I went back to have a wisdom tooth extracted they went above and beyond to make sure I was comfortable and at ease. My anxiety about dental work is non existent now and I'm so thankful he was able to work on me quickly, efficiently and with kindness. I would recommend him to anyone, no matter how far the drive. He's great!
Samantha Snyder
Samantha Snyder
14:05 16 Dec 16
I think I found my new best Dentist...
Clara Gothard
Clara Gothard
22:30 17 Nov 17
This was a visit for my 85 yr old mom. Everyone in the office was so pleasent and went out of there way for us. The fee is very reasonable. The entrance was not friendly for someone who can not walk well. The ramp is very far from the unmarked door to the office. We will certainly go back. I would become a patient if my insurance was excepted.
Vicki V
Vicki V
11:14 01 Aug 16
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s d
02:15 15 Jul 17
Fast and friendly and easy on a wimp like me! 🙂
Kim Doll
Kim Doll
17:29 19 Jul 18
Friendly staff and great experience! Keep up the phenomenal service! Always a pleasure. Quick and thorough.
Jacki Bretz
Jacki Bretz
20:53 31 Oct 18
Very good cleaning experience. Dr. V. did a great job at numbing my sensitive gum line.
Jeff Scheuer
Jeff Scheuer
15:42 07 Nov 18
Dr. Van de Vyver is new in the area, not dentistry. He is friendly and upbeat. Has all the latest technology, things I never seen before. He did a filling and crown (which he makes on site). Everything went smooth. I needed one of my wisdom teeth removed which he did yesterday. I wouldn't say I enjoyed it, but he did a nice job and I'm fine today (without pain pills). I had one done many years ago and was in pain for 5 days.
john griffin
john griffin
13:41 15 Nov 18

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