Patient InformationBay City Dentist Office

At the dental office of Daryle Mahnke, DDS in Bay City, MI, you will find a dental team that cares not just about the health of your teeth, but about you as a person. We treat our patients like family and strive to provide high-quality dental care in a relaxing and comfortable environment.

What Makes Us Different

At Bay City Smile, we’re not your typical family dentist. Many things make us different including our level of experience, dedication to postgraduate training and advanced technology. But what really sets us apart is the time we take with each patient.

In our office, dentistry is a discovery process.
We take the time to really listen to your concerns and understand what your dental health goals and priorities. Based on what we learn, Dr. Mahnke will provide a comprehensive evaluation and explain his findings. Finally, we’ll present you with all of the treatment options available and help you choose which is best for your needs, goals, and budget.

What To Expect From Your Dentist Visit

Routine visits to our Bay City dental office are critical for optimal dental health. These appointments include a comprehensive examination of the teeth, mouth, gums, jaw joints, and other support structures. Dr. Mahnke will carefully look for signs of wear and instability, which are often the cause for cosmetic concerns.

You will also spend one-on-one time with Dr. Mahnke to discuss your goals and concerns. Together, you will create a treatment plan that will help you achieve a healthy, beautiful, long-lasting smile.

Our examination includes:

  • Dental x-rays
  • Periodontal screening (for gum disease)
  • Dental caries (cavities) screening
  • Oral cancer screening
  • Occlusal analysis including examination of the TMJ and jaw position

In addition to our strong general family dentistry practice, Dr. Mahnke devotes a special emphasis on treating adult patients with complex dental problems. Many of our patients have avoided the dentist for ten years or more. Using modern techniques, Dr. Mahnke is able to restore health, function, and beauty to the mouth with treatments that are pain-free, affordable and long-lasting.

Emergency Dental Care

If you are experiencing a dental emergency, please contact us at 989-272-2478.

If your emergency is taking place during normal office hours, we will do our best to accommodate you quickly. For emergencies during non-office hours, please call and receive further information from our answering service.

Dental Insurance and Payment Options

Many of the procedures we offer are covered by dental insurance. We accept many dental benefit plans that can help offset some of the cost of your treatment. As a courtesy to you, our staff will help you maximize your dental benefits and submit claim forms on your behalf.

You should not avoid visiting the dentist because you believe you cannot afford treatment. We will do everything we can to maximize your benefits and help you afford the care you need and want. If you are in need of major work, we will design a treatment plan with the appropriate payment schedule. We also offer interest-free financing for qualified patients through Care Credit. Learn More