Conquering anxiety with comfortable dentistry in Willoughby Hills, OH

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Just imagine, walking into a dental office and feeling right at home. You are greeted by friendly staff, who quickly make you feel welcome. After a very brief time in the tastefully decorated reception area, you are escorted to a surprisingly comfortable treatment room, where you relax and enjoy soothing music while a compassionate dentist performs treatment so gently that you hardly feel it.
No, it’s not a dream – it is the reality of comfortable dentistry in Willoughby Hills! Dr. Michael Stern and his talented team share a passion for exceptional patient care, and they have earned a reputation for taking the pain out of dental treatment.

Comfort dentistry is about more than laughing gas

Yes, we offer nitrous oxide, better known as laughing gas, which can help keep anxiety at bay due to its euphoric and sedative properties. However, we also understand that nitrous oxide alone is not enough to soothe dental anxiety. In fact, it is not even the most important part of the process.
Dr. Stern is Board-certified in pain management, as well as in dentistry. He understands very well just how much difference small details can make. Precise techniques greatly reduce pain and discomfort, both during and after treatment. For example, extractions can be performed by pulling teeth with significant force, which has the side effect of localized tissue trauma. Alternately, teeth can be pulled by pressure applied at just the right angle with the proper technique. He literally has comfort down to a science.


Discover a different type of dental experience

While fear of pain is a significant factor in anxiety, we recognize that it is not the only one. Therefore, Smile Brighter Willoughby Hills is designed for the optimal patient experience. This includes:

  • Our reception area is comfortably furnished, tastefully decorated, and amenity-packed to create a soothing atmosphere
  • We offer blankets, warm towels, and other comfort items during treatment
  • You can replace the dental office sounds with your favorite music or blissful silence, thanks to noise-canceling headphones
  • Every member of our team, from the office staff to the clinicians, are dedicated to you

You deserve a level of dental care that will give you a reason to smile. Give us a call at (440) 210-0999 and schedule a consultation.

Success Stories

I have been going to Dr Stern for at least 10 years and have to say he treats his patients like royalty! It has always been a pleasurable experience and he has the latest and greatest technology for various procedures. Going to the dentist needs to be a great experience and I’d consider going here a must! It’s always a bonus when you get a perfect report on your teeth too:)

~ Dawn Semancik