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
Good dental work, nice staff Jakyia was my assistant
Richard H.
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.
I love Gentle Dental because they are professional I feel good every time I leave here and when I come here so to everyone out there come to Gentle Dental on Jefferson and get taken care of the right […]
Larry T.
Jakiya was wonderful, gentle and patient. Job well done.
Nichelle H.
Shanekquah is great! She made me feel very relaxed and calm. Very lovely. Dr. Hanan is real cool. How she speak makes me feel she’s part of the family. For my first visit, this has been a great […]
Christopher S.
Amber was very helpful to me..and Patient..
Tanika R.
The staff was friendly, polite, well educated and well spoken. I was able to call and get a new patient appointment asap
Taliferro B.
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.
Great cleaning, friendly staff.
Kylen P.
My dental assistant Jakiya was very thorough and my Dr Z was wonderful.
Vickie K.
The entire staff and the doctors were amazing
Breanna B.
Best dental experience ever
Dante P.
Great experience for the office on Jefferson.. I didn’t have to wait long at all in and out all Employees are professional from Dr to Assistants… This will be my dentist going forward. […]
Deandre L.
The dental assistant, Hygienist, and Dentist were are very gentle and kind in their work, and explained everything thoroughly to my 7-year-old daughter before and during the procedure. I felt very […]
Attiyah R.
The staff is always friendly and helpful
Damita H.
My Dentist Dr Zheng was great. My assistant Jakiya was very nice and professional.
Joyce P.
Great service and staff loved jakiya
Dominique A.
The staff very courteous and respectful
Muhammad A.
Jakiya was an amazing assistant, shes also beautiful. Hope to see her every time I have an appointment. Dr Mita was very funny and informative.
Trevon K.
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.
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
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
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