Dental FAQ's

Holland, MI Dental OfficeDr. Brenton Habecker understands the importance of patient education. He and the staff at Macatawa Smiles know that good oral care is essential for one’s overall health, and the more knowledge our patients have about dental care, the better their oral health will tend to be.

There are a number of questions patients ask quite frequently, so we have included those below for your convenience. But if you have a question that is not included in the list, we invite you to contact us. Whether your question has to do with your oral care specifically or your oral health generally, we want educate you.

When you have knowledge, you can make more informed decisions about your treatment options, so never hesitate to ask us questions. At Macatawa Smiles, we care about the health of you and your entire family!

Frequently Asked Questions

We take your comfort very seriously, and we make sure we use the most up-to-date materials and techniques to make your visit to our office as comfortable as possible.

Although in some cases patients might need to go to a specialist, we are able to perform most implant placement procedures right here in our office with Dr. Habecker. This allows for better planning of your final restoration, whether you are getting crowns or dentures.

Yes! Dr. Habecker does not place metal fillings or crowns to ensure that every tooth he treats looks as natural as possible.

Absolutely! We understand that every mouth is different, so we take the time to match the shade of your restoration to the rest of your teeth.

We offer multiple types of sleep appliances for our patients so both they and their partner can get a good night’s sleep. Dr. Habecker will sit down with you and explain the pros and cons of each appliance so you can make an informed decision about which is right for you.

We have two excellent dental hygienists at our office who are excited to meet you! They are able to clean your teeth in a gentle and thorough manner for both normal cleanings and periodontal treatment.

We participate with Delta Dental. We are happy to bill all other insurance companies on behalf of our patients.

When you come in to our office, you can talk to Dr. Habecker about whether or not you are a good candidate for teeth whitening. Generally, if you are an adult who has completed any orthodontic work and has taken care of any other needed work such as crowns, you will probably be a good candidate. The best way to find out for sure is to make an appointment to talk so we can assess the current state of your oral health.

Deep cleanings are recommended for our patients who are suffering from gum disease. For everyone else, a routine cleaning from our efficient, thorough hygienists is generally sufficient. The only real way to know for certain, however, is to come in to our office for a thorough examination and cleaning.

We recommend you visit the dentist twice each year for examinations and cleanings. We also recommend you have x-rays done once each year. Regular visits to the dentist will enable Dr. Habecker to identify potential problems while they are still small, requiring less expensive and less invasive treatments.


Dear Patient Family,

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a difficult time for all of us. Many of you have been forced to wait for dental care and we appreciate your understanding while we kept our office closed to follow orders from the Governor's Office.

We are happy to say that we are opening our office for all patient treatment on June 1st, 2020. Our hours of operation will go back to normal, Monday-Thursday 8am - 5pm. We want you to know that there will be some changes at your next appointment. Please be patient with us as our protocols will inevitably change as new guidelines are released.

  • We ask that you use our parking lot as the waiting room.
  • Please wear a mask when you come into the office and leave it on until entering the treatment room. Homemade is acceptable.
  • Only the person receiving treatment should come in the building, all others will be asked to wait in the car if at all possible. The exception will be for our minor patients who may have one parent accompany them.
  • We will be asking you some questions when you arrive at the office and we will also be taking your temperature.
  • We will not be able to offer magazines, drinks, or toys at this time as they cannot be disinfected to our standards. Eventually this will change and we will be happy to offer our amenities once again.

These changes have been made to adhere to the latest CDC guidelines and for the benefit of our patients and our staff. We want you to know that our office has always taken the safety of our patients very seriously and that we will continue to follow the highest levels of sterilization and disinfection to keep you protected. If you would like more information on what measures we have taken we would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

We cannot say how excited we are to see all of our patients again and to provide for their dental needs. We look forward to seeing all of your smiling faces soon!

Dr. Habecker and Team