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Northern Periodontics & Implant Dentistry in northern Michigan provides you with excellent periodontal and dental implant care in a professional and relaxed environment.

Enjoy forest views from our examination rooms. We are located in a beautiful and tranquil wooded environment in Petoskey.

Tending to your concerns and questions is our first priority. On your initial visit you will be given a thorough examination. Afterwards, we will explain our findings, discuss treatment options and answer all of your questions. We want you to be completely informed of your treatment options before proceeding with therapy. We will also communicate and work closely with your referring dentist, to ensure the continuity and thoroughness of your care.

We look forward to meeting you. It is our hope that we may help enhance and preserve your oral health for a lifetime.


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Dear Patients,

We hope this letter finds you and your family in good health. Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety

Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice, and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it is both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe.

Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up to date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued.

You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff, for example:

  • Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. You will be asked those same questions again when you are in the office.
  • We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office. You will also find some in the reception area and other places throughout the office for you to use, as needed.
  • You may see that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines, children’s toys and so forth, since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect.
  • Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean that you are offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment.
  • We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any one time.

We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please call our office at 231-347-2518 or visit our website at perio@nperio.com.

Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends.


Vaughn A. McGraw, DDS, MS.
Michael R. Doctor, DDS, MS.
Elizabeth A.G. Nesmith, D.M.D., M.S., M.A.


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