Brush your teeth twice a day, in the morning and before bedtime, with fluoride toothpaste. Make sure to brush all sides of your teeth, as well as, your tongue.
Floss or use another between-the-tooth cleaner daily to remove plaque and bits of food from areas your toothbrush can't reach.
Eat a balanced diet for good general health and limit sugary snacks. Avoid tobacco, smokers are more likely to develop periodontal disease & tooth loss.
Visit your dentist regularly. Professional cleanings are the only way to remove tartar, which traps bacteria along the gum line.
We accept most insurances and are approved and in-network with both Delta Dental and Cigna Dental in Ann Arbor.
“47.2 percent, or 64.7 million American adults, have mild, moderate or severe periodontitis, the more advanced form of periodontal disease. In adults 65 and older, prevalence rates increase to 70.1 percent.”
--"Prevalence of Periodontitis in Adults in the United States..." Journal of Dental Research
We have been at the forefront of dental health in Michigan for almost one hundred years. Dr. Edgar James (Gloria's father) began practicing in 1921. He was board certified in periodontics in 1945. Dr. Gloria Kerry followed in her father’s footsteps and began practicing periodontics in 1966. Dr. Karen began working with her mom in 1985. Beyond sustaining your beautiful smile, today the Kerry Family Dental offer you almost one hundred years of combined professional experience to help you achieve and sustain oral health!
We’re dentists. We’re approved Delta Dental dentists serving the University of Michigan, Eastern Michigan University, and so many more valued patients. We bring such education, experience and passionate care to your oral health that you may keep your teeth for life.
The Kerry Family Dental offers you the latest in digital x-ray technology. Digital x-rays offer a high-resolution image of your entire mouth with a 50% reduction in radiation over traditional film x-rays used by other dentists. X-rays play an invaluable role in the diagnosis of dental problems, as well as providing a clear picture for a dentist to accurately diagnose and provide necessary treatment. Not only do we reduce your exposure to radiation almost in half, but also the detailed accuracy of our dental equipment cuts your appointment time in half. Ask about our other advanced dental equipment and procedures. The Kerry Family is dedicated to the proposition of providing the best dental care in Ann Arbor.More
May the fourth generation be with you! Congrats to UofM Dental School Grads Dr. Kelly Chick and Dr. Taylor Chick, coming to the office soon to help keep your teeth forever.MORE
The ‘Original,’ Dr. Gloria,practiced dentistry for sixty-five years after graduating as the only woman of the University of Michigan School of Dentistry Class of 1956 and was beloved by us all. A woman of endless energy and warmth and a periodontist of international reputation, we cannot believe that she is gone. Her glorious smile lives on in our hearts and in our practice! Dr. Gloria joined her father as a young dentist, enabling her to see the Kerry Family practice become a ninety-nine year tradition of maintaining dental health and bright smiles. Dr. Karen has practiced with her mother for thirty-five years and will continue her legacy. I am committed to the same excellent care that Dr. Gloria has provided for you, and I would be honored to have you continue as a patient. I look forward to taking care of your teeth with all the love, skill and knowledge that my mother and mentor, Dr. Gloria, and the University of Michigan Dental School have bestowed upon me.Dr. Gloria felt strongly that she “would like to give back to the profession that gave so much to me.” With that in mind, she asked that we set up a scholarship helping women pursue a career in periodontics at the University of Michigan. If you are interested in donating, please fill in the amount and enter her name as the Tributee on page two ofhttp://bit.do/gloriajkerry.Contributions can also be sent directly to: University of Michigan School of Dentistry, 540 East Liberty Suite 204, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, with the memo line reading ‘Gloria J. Kerry Scholarship Fund.’Please feel free to call (734-995-0515) oremail usabout your continuing care. Dr. Gloria always saw you as part of our extended family and that is a tradition that we value and will continue.
I have been a patient of Kerry Family Periodontics working with three generations of the family for over sixty-three years. I am very grateful for the care, expertise and friendship that I have experienced. It is a tribute to the Kerry family that I still have all of my teeth and my health well into my nineties.
- Mandell L. Berman
Dr. Karen is by far the most detail oriented dentist I've ever been to. I have yet to find a dentist as awesome as she is, since I've moved to New Mexico!
- Erin Dughie
Dr. Karen is the best dentist I’ve ever had! She is deeply intelligent, charismatic, and warm. Dr. Karen focuses on the whole patient which means a lot to me. During my visits, she always educates me about maintaining good oral health. She genuinely cares a lot! As one of the other comments mentioned, she does an amazing job at deep cleanings! I always leave with a better attitude because I know she’s done her best. But this level of care doesn’t stop with Dr. Karen, her team is great! Kelly and Priscilla always makes me feel like my singular visit is the most important visit of the day. But I’m positive that level of care and service is extended to all their patients! I highly recommend visiting Dr. Karen and her team!
- DeMario Bell
I had an amazing experience at this dental office! The staff is very friendly and accommodating to the patients and the dentists were able to give me the advice I needed for my oral health care concerns. I would strongly recommend coming to this practice for your oral hygiene needs.
- Yara Moussaed
Dr. Karen is the best! I go to her 4 times per year for my deep cleanings. I've never had a dentist clean my teeth so perfectly. Ever since I started seeing her she has used such great preventative care measures, it has kept me from having any cavities! I don't know about you, but it seemed like every time I went to previous dentists they were looking for something to work on (such as filling in cavities) to make more money instead of trying to prevent them. Dr Kerry just wants you to have happy and healthy gums and teeth, and she will go above and beyond to make sure of that. I HIGHLY recommend Kerry Family Periodontics!!
- Miriam Wark
I have been a regular of the Kerry Family Practice since 2004. Dr. Gloria received me and I was mesmerized by her smile and how her eyes shone when she saw a mouth full of teeth – I miss her. She then referred me to Dr. Karen. I have since referred my family to her. I enjoy going to my dental appointments. Karen Kerry promotes a personal relationship with each patient as an individual and her decisions are made based not only on dental needs, but also on personality traits, and common sense. Priceless!
- Betina Schlossberg
I've been to several dental offices throughout Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area in the past 12 years and I can say that Kerry Family Periodontics is the best out of all them. Staff is always nice, helpful and caring. I've been a patient of Kerry Family Periodontics for 4 years now and they go above and beyond every time. Dr. Karen Kerry is the best when it comes to cleaning teeth.
- Charles Watts
3250 Plymouth Rd | Suite 104
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
At Kerry Family Dental, our dedicated staff is available Monday through Friday to answer all of your questions and make sure you are 100% satisfied.