Dr. Defoe Edgerle, DDS

Dr. Defoe Edgerle, DDS

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Dr. Edgerle knew he wanted to be a dentist from age 5 when a local dentist, and life-long friend, came to kindergarten to discuss oral health. With career clarity and consistent goal setting, his corporate slogan “Committed to Excellence” is a philosophy that has guided every step of his professional journey. Dr. Edgerle’s undergraduate work was completed at Central Michigan University, earning a BS in 1988. From there, he attended the University of Detroit-Mercy, graduating with a D.D.S. in 1991. He practiced Dentistry in the Detroit area, then in Maine for a couple years. In 1993, he returned to the Grand Rapids area eventually purchasing his current practice. His patients will be the first to tell you that thanks to Dr. Edgerle’s thorough oral exams he was the first to diagnose their pregnancy, heart disease and cancer, among other health issues. He is a leader in his field with technological advances, being among the first in the state to utilize laser dentistry and one of the first 5 in Michigan to be certified for the E4D crown milling machine, enabling patients to have a complete crown made in one visit. Dr. Edgerle is grateful every day for the opportunity to live up to the trust his patients place in him.

Peter J. Zwier, DDS

751 Kenmoor Ave SE Ste G

Grand Rapids, MI 49546
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Edgerle At D.J. Edgerle, DDS we use the latest advances in technology to give you the exceptional customer care and service you deserve. Research from the American Dental Association has shown other people consider your smile your most attractive physical feature. Let us use the high tech, proven methods we have to improve, enhance and transform your look.

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Practice Areas

  • Dentistry
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Laser Dentistry
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Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Alveolar Bone Loss
  • Ankylosis
  • Ankylosis of Tooth
  • Anodontia
  • Bad Taste in Mouth
  • Bonding Disorders
  • Bone Loss
  • Broken Tooth
  • Burning Mouth Syndrome
  • Canker Sore
  • Cavity
  • Chipped Tooth
  • Chronic Periodontitis
  • Clicking of Temporomandibular Joint
  • Cold Sore
  • Cosmetic Conditions
  • Cosmetic Peridontal Problems
  • Cracked Tooth
  • Craniofacial Disorders
  • Crooked Teeth
  • Dental Crowding
  • Dental Disorders
  • Dental Injury
  • Dental Tissue Neoplasm
  • Dental Trauma
  • Dry Mouth
  • Dry Tooth Socket
  • Excessive Tooth Wear
  • Exostoses
  • Facial Pain
  • Gaps Between Teeth
  • Gingivitis
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Gum Disease
  • Gummy Smile (Oversized Gingiva)
  • Halitosis
  • Hypodontia
  • Jaw Bone Tissue Deterioration
  • Jaw Irregularities
  • Jaw Misalignment Leading to TMJ
  • Jaw Sprain
  • Loose Teeth
  • Malocclusion (Bad Bite)
  • Misaligned Teeth
  • Misshapen Teeth
  • Mouth Conditions
  • Mouth Lesions
  • Mouth Ulcer
  • Mucositis
  • Oral Infection
  • Oral Lichenoid Lesions
  • Oral Motor Problems
  • Oral Pharyngeal Disorders
  • Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Oral and-or Facial Athletic Injury
  • Orofacial Pain
  • Palate Cancer
  • Periodontitis
  • Plaque
  • Postoperative Pain
  • Receding Gums
  • Salivary Duct Stones
  • Sensitive Teeth
  • Soft Tissue Infection
  • Stained Teeth
  • Swollen Gums
  • TMJ
  • Tartar Buildup
  • Teething
  • Tempormandibular Joint Pain
  • Temporomandibular Ankylosis
  • Tender Gums
  • Thumb Sucking
  • Tongue Conditions
  • Tooth Abnormalities as Seen in Diabetes
  • Tooth Abrasion
  • Tooth Abscess
  • Tooth Attrition
  • Tooth Avulsion
  • Tooth Damage
  • Tooth Decay
  • Tooth Decay Caused by Acid Attack
  • Tooth Demineralization
  • Tooth Discoloration
  • Tooth Displacement
  • Tooth Loss
  • Tooth Malformation
  • Toothache

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Procedures

  • Amalgam Dental Fillings
  • CAD-CAM Dentistry
  • Composite Fillings
  • Cosmetic Contouring (Dental)
  • Cosmetic Oral Evaluation
  • Cosmetic Procedure
  • Deep Bleaching
  • Dental Bonding
  • Dental Brace
  • Dental Bridge
  • Dental Cleaning
  • Dental Crown
  • Dental Examination
  • Dental Filling
  • Dental Hygiene Services
  • Dental Implant
  • Dental Inlays
  • Dental Onlay
  • Dental Prophylaxis
  • Dental Restoration
  • Dental Veneer
  • Dental X-Ray
  • Denture Repair
  • Dentures
  • Device Implantation and Extraction
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Digital Impression System
  • Digital Tomography
  • Digital X-Ray (CDR)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Endodontic Treatment
  • Fluoride Treatment
  • Fluoride Varnish
  • Frenectomy
  • Full Mouth Reconstruction
  • Gum Disease Treatment
  • Implant-Supported Bridge
  • Implant-Supported Crown
  • Implant-Supported Dentures
  • Jaw Tracking
  • Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy
  • Laser Cavity Detection
  • Laser Hardening of Amalgam
  • Laser Microsurgery
  • Laser Office Procedure
  • Laser Root Planing
  • Laser Treatment for Dental Fillings
  • Lesion Removal
  • Light Activated Teeth Whitening
  • Local Anesthesia
  • Molar Endodontics
  • Mouthguards
  • Nightguard
  • Nitrous Oxide Administration
  • Nitrous Oxide Sedation
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Orthotic Treatment
  • Panorex FMX
  • Pediatric Dental Exam
  • Photodisinfection Process
  • Pocket Depth Measurement
  • Porcelain Fixed Bridges
  • Preseason Dental Exam
  • Prosthetic
  • Removable Appliances
  • Removal of Bone Spur
  • Restoration of Dental Implants
  • Retainer Therapy
  • Root Canal
  • Root Planing
  • Simple Tooth Extractions
  • Sleep Apnea Oral Appliances
  • Smile Makeovers
  • Snoring Prevention
  • Sonography
  • Teeth Extraction
  • Teeth Polishing
  • Teeth Scaling
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Recording
  • Traumatic Dental Injury Treatment
  • Ultrasonic Dental Cleaning
  • Upper Dentures

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Background Check

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1 Sanction
  • Failure to complete continuing education requirements (4/30/2013)
    Action Taken: Probation
    Summary: Edgerle, Defoe James DDS: License # 2901015945: NATURE OF COMPLAINT: The dentist Failed to Meet Continuing Education Requirements. ACTION TAKEN: The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Bureau of Health Care Services has REPRIMANDED the dentist’s license and placed it on PROBATION, and imposed a FINE.
    State: Michigan
0 Board Actions

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Education

  • Central Michigan University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University Of Detroit-Mercy
    Medical School | Graduated

Awards & Recognition

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Edgerle's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Edgerle to family and friends
5.0
based on 20 total reviews
Dr. Edgerle's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
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