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
Always very nice people up front and back. Professional and comfortable work done on teeth.
Brandon L.
The entire staff and the doctors were amazing
Breanna B.
My assistant Jakiya was wonderful with a beautiful smile, she made my visit comfortable.
DJ F.
Jakiya was fantastic and very friendly ! Best dental experience ever !
Karl S.
Great Job from the whole team and a very great job from Jakiya. Thank you.!
William M.
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.
Everyone is very professional and polite… Plus quick service
Quiana T.
Rozelle and Dr. Zhang are awesome!!! Great place to visit!! Highly recommend coming here!! They have you in and out with great service!
Faith H.
Convenient location, nice staff, and quick service.
Ebony D.
Great cleaning, friendly staff.
Kylen P.
I would strongly recommend people go to gentle dental they know what there doing an the staff are very Professional
Shakeea R.
Shanekquah was Excellent in Dealing with me as a Patient with MAJOR concerns(Fear of doctors.) Dr. Hanan was great and swift in her services. Tiffany was very professional in explaining ALL Paperwork […]
Zeek M.
Don is the man!! He is very friendly warm and sweet , he gets the job done!!!Thank you gentle dental for your great service today.
Marianne E.
Wonderful service. On my first visit, they conducted a very thorough examination and advised me of all my options. Made me feel as if I found my Dentist after having just relocated to Detroit.
Purvis B.
I had an emergency and they did their job gentle and easy.
Renee A.
Best dental experience ever
Dante P.
Jakiya is very polite, and knowledgeable of her profession…i recommend this place for anyone who wants friendly service.
Adreanne T.
Jakiya is a wonderful assistant.
Chris B.
I like the dentist everyone was nice and friendly my dental assistant name is Amber in Doctor Meta was awesome i recommend .
Rayray Y.
Dr Z and my assistant Jakiya were great. They were just as gentle as the name.
Charles S.
Office Hours
Mon. – 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tue. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed. – 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thu. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri. – 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sat. – Closed
Sun. – Closed
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 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (313) 879-4769
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