Gentle Dental at Jefferson Avenue
529 E Jefferson Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226

Jennifer Waller-Smith, DDS  General Dentist

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Dr. Jennifer Waller-Smith is a compassionate dentist who consistently provides the highest quality dental health care for her patients. She takes the time to listen to patients’ needs and concerns, explaining treatment options in way that is easy to understand. Dr. Waller-Smith makes an effort with every patient to establish preventive and management plans to maintain positive dental health for a lifetime.

Dr. Waller-Smith received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Grambling State University in Grambling, Louisiana, where she was named valedictorian of her class. She continued her education at Indiana University School of Dentistry in Indianapolis, Indiana, earning her Doctorate in Dental Surgery.

Dr. Waller-Smith is affiliated with the American Dental Association and American Academy of General Dentistry. She proudly served in the National Guard, providing dental service with several medical detachments. While in the military, she was honored with the George C. Marshall Award for demonstrated leadership furthering international humanitarian efforts.

When she’s not helping her patients smile, you’ll likely find Dr. Waller-Smith spending time with family and friends, reading books or shopping.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Your hospitality for starters. The way you explain the issue with my mouth and a various steps I needed to solve the issue.
Janet H.
All of my needs were met! Everyone was extremely polite and friendly. Excellent customer service!
Chanel T.
Excellent service as always ms Tonya and amber helped me so much
David E.
My family has been coming here for years. The service is always great!
Damita H.
Dr. Zang, Amber, and Tonya did a wonderful job of making sure I was comfortable and understood what was going on. They were upfront with what treatment they recommended, and how much it would cost me […]
Dennis R.
The staff is friendly and professional. Tonya had provided dental cleanings for me for years. She’s awesome.
Patricia M.
We did not sit in the waiting room no more than 10-15 mins before being called back. The staff was very kind to my son during his first dental visit. I explained to her how afraid he was with Dr […]
Tyree S.
I had a very great experience with Tonya.She did a wonderful job on my teeth.She was very kind,clean, efficient & fast.My overall experience is great
RICHY R.
Gentle Dentle is a great facility to receive care for ones mouth and dentle needs! I love Gentle Dentle and Staff!
Mary W.
Was a very nice office very quick and i was very satisfied with my service.
Johnisha H.
Had a great experience here!!
Matthew E.
The staff was friendly, polite, well educated and well spoken. I was able to call and get a new patient appointment asap
Taliferro B.
Great Job from the whole team and a very great job from Jakiya. Thank you.!
William M.
Your staff was great and they explain things to me where I could understand them
Dwayne P.
Great cleaning, friendly staff.
Kylen P.
Hello, my experience today having a root canal done by Dr. Hanana went very well, and her assistant Shanekquah did a great job . Thank you both
Yvette H.
I had a great experience with Gentle Dental! Dr. Hanan was very informational, Dr. Tracy took very good care of me even when I kept closing my mouth (not on purpose). I had many laughs with Tiffany […]
Asia C.
My dentist hygiene Tracy was great
Emannuel H.
Dr Z and my assistant Jakiya were great. They were just as gentle as the name.
Charles S.
Very professional and painless and just nice people
Michael R.
Office Hours
Mon. – 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tue. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri. – 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Phone: (313) 879-4769
Fax: (313) 963-6464
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Office Hours
  • Monday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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