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This patient came to us feeling that she had no place else to turn.  She needed periodontal treatment, but had tremendous dental anxiety due to having had traditional "cut and sew" surgery in the past.  She wrote this testimonial 3 months after she had LANAP (Laser Periodontal Surgery) with the aid of Oral Conscious Sedation.

Vanessa ~

"I have periodontal disease and I am a patient of Dr. Walter Goodell.  I have had gum disease now for a few years.  I did have a procedure done in the past couple of years that was done the common way of periodontal surgery by cutting and then stitching the gums.  This procedure takes quite a while to heal along with being painful.  Knowing that I needed to have more work done, I didn't know what decision to make next.  Listening to the radio one day I heard Dr. Goodell's approach to taking care of periodontal disease.  I called his office and made an appointment to have a consultation.  I went home feeling pretty confident that this was the way I wanted to go.  I am very happy with the way Dr. Goodell and his whole office took such good care of me! 

They are very patient, caring and thorough.  The LANAP (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure) procedure itself went very well.  I was mildly sedated and was very comfortable through the whole operation.  The recovery is amazing.  There was very little pain, if any. 

I would definitely encourage this procedure to anyone who is in need of it."


"My headaches are gone! Approximately once a week, for years, I would wake up in the morning with a "nasty" headache - one that would last all day. No matter what pain relievers I used, the headache would persist and not leave me until the next morning. I never really thought it was abnormal. It was just the way I was made and I learned to accept them.
Then at a dentist appointment one day Dr. Goodell conveyed to me that it was obvious to him that I had been clenching and grinding my teeth during sleep. He asked if I had headaches. We talked for a bit and he suggested that I might benefit from an NTI dental appliance, which makes clenching virtually impossible. I was skeptical, but I agreed to let him 'create' a custom NTI for me. He did so that day and I went home with it.
I will be frank. This little device was not inexpensive. But it is worth its weight in gold to me. I started wearing my NTI in May of 2014 and cannot be without it. I wear it faithfully every night, even when I travel or go camping. It changed my life. How? My headaches are gone!
Thank you, Dr. Goodell

~ Julie C from Brighton
September 6, 2016

I have been a patient of Dr. Goodell for several years. I was originally referred to Dr. Goodell by my oral surgeon. The surgeon had all but given up on saving my dental implants, He stated that there was only one dentist the he knew of that might be able to save them and I was lucky to have him in the Brighton area. I made that first appointment and it has been one of the best decisions I've ever made.

I was amazed with Dr. Goodell's knowledge and use of his state of the art laser treatments. He has indeed saved my dental implants and slowed the progression of my periodontitis.
Throughout the years, I've found Dr. Goodell to be gentle, meticulous, and patient. He will take the extra time to answer all of my questions.

Since my first visit, he has created beautiful new dentures for me. Wow! What a difference. I'm all smiles!

I am very impressed with his team. Besides their professionalism, they are so warm and friendly. They make you feel like family. I always leave the office with a positive experience.

~Gail from Brighton
March 28th, 2016

"The cleaning, examination, advice and care was & has been first-rate! "

~Rick from Brighton
January 26th, 2016

"I and my family have been going to Dr. Goodell for over 25 years. He and his team are wonderful. They do an outstanding job! Would never go anywhere else. Thank you for asking me to offer my review."

~ Vickie from Brighton
December 12, 2015

"Considering "my adversity to dentistry", I am so appreciative of the kindness, concern, and professionalism shown during my visits!!!!I give all of you in the office "thumbs up"!!!!!!"

~Dolores from Brighton
December 20th, 2015

"My NTI had finally given up the ghost, and needed replacement. Of course, it happened during a holiday week! Not to fear, for Doc and his team made certain to find a place for me in the schedule, and the intricate fitting was completed quickly and efficiently. I am so grateful to one and all for the wonderful response, and I thank you for your kindness. When it comes time to vote for "Best Dental Office of Livingston County", you can be certain that you'll have my vote! Catch my hugs as you enjoy your Thanksgiving blessings."

~Karen from Brighton
November, 26th 2015

"The team is always friendly, efficient and they remember me for things that make me a person, not a number. Like my dog and my family. It's always a great visit! "

~Stephanie from Brighton
December, 2nd 2015

"Love the Text Reminders for the appointment. Excellent cleaning! Staff is very professional and friendly. The new hygienist commented on how good my teeth are and I attribute it to all the great work this office has done on my teeth for the last 15 years!"

~ Mark from Plymouth
November 25th, 2015

"I have been a patient for 25+ years, and hope to continue my association"

~ Robert from Brighton
November 13th, 2015

"My son has always been very sensitive with the dentist. We are new patients here and just came for our 1st visit. They helped so much with scheduling and willed and dealed to assist. My son had the biggest smile and came out of the office with the biggest smile. This has never happened. Greatest bedside manner I have ever witnessed. I feel absolutely lucky to have stumbled across this dental office. My childrens ages are 18, 16, 8, and twin 5 year olds. This dentist office caters to our whole families needs. Absolutely superb... Soto family."

~ Chris from Brighton
November 6, 2015

"I was very impressed with the thoroughness and the level of care. The effort to educate was a surprising and comforting experience. I feel very fortunate to have been directed to Dr. Goodell for my care."

~ Anonymous
October 23,2015

"Dr. Goodell is the most gentle, caring dentist I have been to, and this is saying a lot since I'm 75 yrs. old. He is very concerned that he does not hurt you, has a great sense of humor and is a perfectionist at his work. The staff are the friendliest, concerned group of medical people I have ever had. They not only bend over backwards to help you with billing questions, insurance and an accurate final cost, they show concern You leave the office actually happy and laughing. It took 75 years, but I am finally going to the dentist with a smile on my face."

~ Kathy from Brighton
September 18, 2015

"I am new to Brighton. I needed a new dentist. After looking around I called Dr. Goodell's office to try them out. I couldn't be more pleased. Everyone is so kind and friendly. Dr. Goodell is very understanding and knowledgeable. He even came in to help me on his day off. I would highly recommend him to anyone! You won't be disappointed."

~Linda from Brighton
September 4th, 2015

"Dr. Goodell and his team are the VERY BEST in their field! Having a real phobia with dentists, and especially needles, they always go the extra mile to ensure that I'm comfortable and pain-free ;) I'd HIGHLY recommend Dr. Goodell for any type of dental work!"

~Paul from Brighton
July 07, 2015

"Always a great experience - fantastic staff and excellent care."

~ Bill T. from Brighton
August 24, 2015

"Felt very comfortable being there, super. Friendly staff. At least the dentist talks to the patient, thanks for being understanding and concerned, about my dental needs."

~ Lynn from Howell
June 17, 2015

"Outstanding patient care. My wife and I have been clients for over 30 years. Even though support staff have come and gone over the years the high standards of dental care have been sustained."

May 15, 2015

"Loved Shannon - she did a great job. As always the staff and clerical folks are efficient and nice! Only have good things to say about Dr. Goodell and his office!!"

~Valarie from South Lyon
May 20, 2015

"The "team" makes going to the dentist as stress free as possible! I enjoy the team members and their sincere interest in the patients' welfare!"

~Dolores from Brighton
May 23, 2015

"I have been afraid of going to the dentist for 40 years. the entire staff have made me feel comfortable and able to even walk into the office."

May 13, 2015

"Excellent cleaning. Wonderful staff...friendly, knowledgeable."

May 8, 2015

"Friendly, professional, and accommodating, this experienced staff welcomes us as family and provides outstanding dental care. Dr. Goodell has been my family dentist for 30 years."

~Lauren from Howell
May 8, 2015

"Excellent service, great staff, and do a fantastic job - very happy!"

~Mark from Brighton
April 17, 2015

"I actually LOVE going to the dentist because of Dr Goodell's caring team!!!!"

~ Sue from Brighton
March 27, 2015

"Everyone is extremely friendly and professional at the same time. I like that you make it a welcoming environment for my twins as well."

~ Sharon from Whitmore Lake
March 26, 2015

"Dr Goodell's practice is patient focused. The best dentistry care I have ever experienced. If you have a fear of dentistry, Doc, Julie, Samantha, Sharon and everyone will be sure you have a good experience. Dr Goodell is up on all the latest dentistry techniques and will take great care of you!!"

~ Marcia from Brighton
March 21, 2015

"I am so happy that I finally found a dentist that I am comfortable with. From the helpful initial phone call, to the reassuring explanation's of procedures to the kindness and gentleness of the office staff and Dr. Goodell I am satisfied that I have found my dentist for life."

~ Laurie from Brighton
March 7, 2015

"Caring and Knowledgeable Staff!"

~ Michelle from Brighton
March 2, 2015

"Everyone is so nice. And very helpful"

~ Linda from Brighton
February 25, 2015

"Everybody at the practice is friendly, knowledgeable and fast."

~ Stephanie from Howell
February 25, 2015

"A striking environment in your office is one that promotes strong personal interaction between your staff and patients. While obviously all topics related to dental services may be discussed, I particularly like the freedom to engage in casual conversations of other topics. I haven't seen that so much in other dental offices. I hope that never changes."

~ Chuck from Brighton
February 11, 2015

"Great Service even Greater people."

~ Jon from Brighton
February 5, 2015

"They treat everyone like family. Knowledgeable dentist and staff."

~ Linda from Milford
February 4, 2015

"I would have given an 11 out of 10 rating above if I could as Dr. Goodell's staff is a great team that works well together and really seem to personally care about their patients. Dr. Goodell himself is painless Dentistry at its finest!"

~ Robert from Whitmore Lake
February 3, 2015

"You guys managed to completely eliminate my dental phobia. You are the best!"

~ Torsten from Pinckney
January 31, 2015

"Dear Dr. Goodell,
It is a rare opportunity that one takes the time to share an exceptional and satisfying experience with a product or service. My two recent experiences with your practice fall into this category. Merely by chance, I sought your practice for a “Zoom” teeth whitening procedure, and from first contact I knew your practice was different….a cut above. From the moment I made contact with your office personnel Tiana and Rachel, to the actual procedure performed by Samantha, I was treated with the utmost care and professionalism. As I may previously mentioned the “Zoom” procedure has exceeded my expectations in terms of timing and degree of whitening. Given, this exceptional experience I look forward to having all my dental services performed by your exceptional and capable staff. Best of luck in the New Year, and once again for my new smile!"

~Martin from Brighton
January 6, 2005

"I am so happy I found you! You are one of the kindest + most caring of doctors. The thought of going to the dentist a lot struck great fear in my heart! I tell everyone I have the best dentist. He’s the NO pain dentist. And as your wonderful staff knows, for awhile I loved being at your office, and you were always so kind! Thank you, and you are the best!"

~ Carol from Brighton
March, 1999

"In my lifetime, I have been to a lot of dentists. I would rate them all between a 3 and a 6...always in a hurry. So I really don’t blame them for being a dentist without the time for all of their patients. But I have met Dr. Goodell now & I will rate them a 10+. Why? He finds time for his patients, and gives individual attention makes all of his patients like his only patient. His staff, WOW! Could not ask for anything better!! Thank you Dr. Goodell for being my dentist!"

~Christine from Howell
March 1997