Portage, MI Dentist Office

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Welcome to Merit Dental Portage!

It is our pleasure to partner with you in your dental care. Click on the tabs below to learn more about our Portage dental office and services. If you have any questions, please give us a call.

Dr. Roger A. Vander Beek

  • Area of Practice:General Dentistry

  • Education:Western Michigan Univ., BA,
    Univ. of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry, DDS

  • Advanced Training:Orthodontics, Sedation dentistry

  • Memberships:American Dental Association
    Michigan Dental Association
    Academy of General Dentistry
    American Orthodontic Society
    International Association for Orthodontics
    World Clinical Laser Institute
    Academy of Laser Dentistry
    Francis B. Vetter Crown and Bridge Society
    Russell W. Bunting Periodontal Society

  • Interests:Golfing, biking, boating, water sports, being active in church

  • Personal Statement:"I strive to be as good as I can be today and to be better tomorrow. I view excellence as a journey requiring constant growth and openness to change. As a professional, I emphasize the exercising of care, judgment and professional skills to provide the highest quality care for my patients in a comfortable and pleasant environment."

Dr. Daniel S. Maudlin

  • Area of Practice:General Dentistry

  • Education:Univ. of Michigan – Undergraduate
    Univ. of Michigan School of Dentistry, DDS

  • Memberships:American Dental Association
    Michigan Dental Association
    Kalamazoo Valley District Dental Association

  • Interests:Golf, Tennis, Skiing, Travel

  • Personal Statement:"I strive to treat patients the same way I would like to be treated and to provide the best dental care possible to every patient, every day."

Dr. James Harris

  • Area of Practice:General Dentistry

  • Education:Indiana University, B.A.
    Indiana University School of Dentistry, D.D.S.

  • Memberships:American Dental Association, Mid American Orthodontic Society, American Dental Society of Anesthesiology

  • Family:Wife of more than 30 years, as well as three adult children and two grandchildren

  • Interests: Golfing, hiking, fishing, travel, private aviation.

  • Personal Statement:"I enjoy the practice of dentistry and meeting new people. I am mindful of the fact that a good "bedside manner" is just as important as the quality of the dentistry I deliver. The best validation that I have succeeded as a dentist is when my patients refer their friends and family to me. "

We are trained in the latest advances in dental treatment and are empowered to focus on the best care for you and your family. Our services include:

  • Preventive care (oral cancer screenings)
  • Restorative (fillings, crowns and bridges)
  • Children’s dentistry
  • Sedation dentistry
  • Dentistry for seniors
  • Cosmetic dentistry
  • Periodontal Care (gum disease treatment)
  • Orthodontics
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Advanced Laser Treatment
  • Oral surgery

Merit Dental accepts a wide range of dental insurance plans*, including plans from:

  • Delta Premier
  • Superior Dental

*This is not a comprehensive list, and is subject to change. Please contact your insurance provider to verify coverage and acceptance.

We love seeing new patients. The below offers are available at your first visit.