Dr. James Donley, DDS

Dr. James Donley, DDS

Dentistry  |  
Male  |  
Age 67
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Dr. James Donley, DDS is a dentist who practices in N Muskegon, MI. He is 67 years old and has been practicing for 50 years.

166 N Causeway St

N Muskegon, MI 49445

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Donley "We can live longer and healthier if we take responsibility for our own health. Dentistry is progressing beyond the era of drill, fill and bill. The oral/systemic connection has been researched for more than 20 years. There is very strong evidence of the link between the infections of periodontal (gum & bone) disease and heart attack, stroke, diabetes, several cancers, lung infections, low birth weight premature babies and a host of other systemic diseases. Using the new paradigm of treating the cause (infection) of periodontal disease instead of the symptoms can result in healthier individuals. Sleep deprivation including obstructive sleep apnea is a growing problem in this country, Since the American Academy of Sleep Medicine now says a dental appliance can be the treatment of choice, as a dentist trained in dental sleep medicine, I can now offer patients an alternative to a breathing machine. Helping to save lives is more satisfying than creating beautiful smiles procedures."


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Practice Areas

  • Dentistry
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Endodontics
  • Laser Dentistry
  • Orthodontics
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Periodontics
  • Prosthodontics
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine Dentistry

Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Bacterial Endocarditis
  • Black Hairy Tongue
  • Bonding Disorders
  • Canine Teeth, Absence Upper Permanent
  • Canker Sore
  • Chronic Diseases
  • Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorder
  • Clicking of Temporomandibular Joint
  • Dens in Dente and Palatal Invaginations
  • Dental Disorders
  • Diabetes
  • Diseases Contagious from Kissing
  • Diseases Contagious from Saliva
  • Dry Tooth Socket
  • Fear of Teeth
  • Fluoride Overuse
  • Fluorosis
  • Fused Mandibular Incisors
  • Gingival Fibrosis
  • Gingivitis
  • Gingivostomatitis
  • Gum Disease
  • Headache
  • Headache-Free Migraine
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Hypertension
  • Impacted Teeth
  • Incisors Fused
  • Infections
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Jaw Cyst
  • Jaw Irregularities
  • Jaw Sprain
  • Jaw Tumor
  • Joint Clicking
  • Malignant Tumor of Gum
  • Migraine
  • Mouth Conditions
  • Mouth Lesions
  • Mouth Ulcer
  • Oral Cancer
  • Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Premature Labor
  • Sleep Disorders
  • TMJ
  • Thrush
  • Tooth Abscess


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  • Ablation
  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring
  • Breastfeeding Counseling
  • Ceramic Dental Braces
  • Ceramic Dental Crowns
  • Clear Dental Braces
  • Composite Fillings
  • Cosmetic Oral Evaluation
  • Cosmetic Procedure
  • Crown Lengthening
  • DIAGNOdent® Laser Cavity Detection
  • Dental Bonding
  • Dental Brace
  • Dental Bridge
  • Dental Crown
  • Dental Implant
  • Dental Inlays
  • Dental Onlay
  • Denture Repair
  • Digital X-Ray (CDR)
  • Extraction of Wisdom Tooth
  • Gold Dental Inlays
  • Halimeter®
  • Intraoral Camera
  • Laser Ablation
  • Laser Cavity Detection
  • Laser Surgery
  • Laser Treatment for Dental Fillings
  • Limited Gum Surgery
  • Local Anesthesia
  • Metal Dental Braces
  • Non-Surgical Gum Treatment
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Porcelain Bridge
  • Porcelain Crown
  • Porcelain Dental Braces
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Post-Operative Care
  • Prosthetic
  • Removable Appliances
  • Restoration of Dental Implants
  • Retainer Therapy
  • Retainers
  • Root Canal
  • Root Planing
  • Simple Tooth Extractions
  • Single Visit Root Canals
  • Sleep Apnea Oral Appliances
  • Snoring Prevention
  • Snoring Therapy
  • Soft Tissue Surgery
  • Teeth Extraction
  • Teeth Scaling
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Ultrasonic Dental Cleaning
  • Wellness Examination
  • X-Ray


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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Muskegon Junior College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1960
  • Wayne State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1962
  • University Of Detroit Mercy
    Medical School | Graduated 1967
  • College Of Clinical Laser Dentistry
    Other Education | Completed 2005
  • United State Dental Institute
    Other Education | Completed 1979
  • University Of Detroit School Of Dentistry
    Other Education | Completed 1967

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Donley's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Donley to family and friends
based on 16 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Donley Says:

Anonymous "Disappointed" should be disappointed in the oral healthcare that was received in the dental office that he is returning to. Another opinion should be sought.

Dr. Donley's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
Spring Lake |
Very kind, compassionate and knowledgeable! He and his staff are the best of the best!
in North Muskegon, MI |
I was searching for a GOOD family Dentist and was blessed by meeting Dr. Donley. I have had work done by many Dentist in my life and have NEVER had the honor of having been worked on by a Dentist of Dr. Donley's caliber. Having spent many years doing precision work in Machining and Machine Tool work - I know from first hand experience how rare it is to find someone who has a gift when it comes to handling precision instruments - Dr. James Donley has THAT GIFT!! He also has a FANTASTIC staff!
in Muskegon, MI |
Had just switched dentists because of moving. Was given estimate over 10,000 dollars. Going back to old dentist of 20 years even if I have to drive 45 minutes
in North Muskegon, MI |
The best practice. Doc is an expert, extremely knowledgeable in dentistry. This practice is definitely not a cookie-cutter practice that our medical care of today has become. He and his staff are very thorough, professional and very courteous. It's very evident that their treatment encompasses the entire individual and not just the mouth.
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