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
My family has been coming here for years. The service is always great!
Damita H.
Excellent Service
Aisha J.
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.
Jakiya is a wonderful assistant.
Chris B.
Best dental experience ever
Dante P.
Because ‘Gentle Dentle’, they are a top notch denistry center. I tell everybody I know about the company. The staff and atmosphere cannot be beating by anyother facility. They are great with kids […]
Mary W.
Great place friendly people
Dante P.
Very professional and painless and just nice people
Michael 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.
Always very nice people up front and back. Professional and comfortable work done on teeth.
Brandon L.
I like the dentist everyone was nice and friendly my dental assistant name is Amber in Doctor Meta was awesome i recommend .
Rayray Y.
All were nice
Cidnee S.
The entire staff and the doctors were amazing
Breanna B.
Your staff is polite and courteous and your hygienist is kind patient and thorough.
Marcus S.
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. Thank […]
Deandre L.
My assistants were amazing. I especially liked Jakiya.
Jayy W.
Great service every time I come I’m always happy and satisfied
Crystal J.
Jakiya was fantastic and very friendly ! Best dental experience ever !
Karl S.
Convenient location, nice staff, and quick service.
Ebony D.
My Dental assistant was Shanequah and she was really nice and answered all my questions while talking my X-ray pictures. Dr. Hanna was also very kind and answered my questions because I had a million […]
Hakimah G.
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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For appointments, call: (313) 879-4769
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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