What Sets Us Apart

When you visit the Grove Family Dental and TMJ Clinic, you’re not simply just another smile, you’re family! From the moment patients walk into our living room-like waiting area, they are immediately greeted with warm and welcoming smiles. Dr. John Gernetzke and our highly trained team are truly committed to offering unmatched treatment for all your dental needs. We are dedicated to working with you to achieve your dental goals and the dazzling smile that will last for years to come!

You can trust us with the health and beauty of your smile. We genuinely care about our patients and take the time to get to know each one on a personal level. In addition to offering personal comfort and gentle dental treatments, we always provide our patients with only the most effective and up-to-date dental choices, using state-of-the-art equipment and cutting-edge technology, including neuromuscular dentistry and treatment for temporomandibular disorders, or TMD. This means we never use amalgam fillings, which can expand and contract with temperature changes and eventually crack the tooth. They also contain mercury, which is classified as a hazardous material.

To ensure our patients’ comfort, we employ many techniques not often used in the dental setting. By buffering the anesthetic to match the pH of tissue, we eliminate the “burning sting” associated with the injection. We also offer a computerized injection system to minimize the pressure associated with the injection, a drug to reverse the anesthetic after the procedure, nitrous oxide (laughing gas), anti-anxiety prescription medications, and TENS to relax the muscles of the face and back.

Dr. Gernetzke, who has suffered from TMD himself, understands what it’s like to have to deal with overwhelming headaches and jaw pain. Using a neuromuscular approach, we address patients’ whole body, mind, and and spirit, and make appropriate referrals to practitioners for issues outside of dentistry. We make our patients feel special by giving them our full and undivided attention and make them feel that when we are treating them, they are our only patient.

We want to give you peace of mind and want you to feel confident placing your oral health in our hands. Please feel free to give us a call at our Evansville office to schedule a complimentary consultation and find out how Dr. Gernetzke and our team can give you the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted!