Dr. James Donley, DDS

Dr. James Donley, DDS

Dentistry  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 67
Dr. James Donley, DDS is a dentistry practitioner in N Muskegon, MI. He graduated from University Of Detroit Mercy and practices dentistry, pediatric dentistry, and more.

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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10  Practice Areas

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

49  Conditions Treated

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58  Procedures

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Background Check

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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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Life Member Michigan Dental Association, 2005
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Donley's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Donley to family and friends
17 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (17)

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Dr. Donley's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes
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.


Patient Comments (5)

A routine exam took 3 hours and they didn't even get to my teeth cleaning. I had to reschedule for that. They didn't bother to tell me they were not in my insurance network, so I had to pay upfront for the appt. It's 5 weeks later and they still haven't billed my insurance despite a reminder call...more
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Person scheduled for comprehensive (2 hr) exam of teeth, gum health, panoramic x-ray, cavity detecting x-rays, health history review, smile evaluation, screening for sleep apnea, and oral cancer screening using fluorescence technology. Explained ahead of time no cleaning because 8-9 out of 10 adults have gum (periodontal disease) and disease state must be determined first. We have many patients with her insurance who pay upfront. We billed promptly when notified. Please see other reviews!

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Very kind, compassionate and knowledgeable! He and his staff are the best of the best!
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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...more
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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
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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...more
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