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Lansing Dentist - Lansing Dental Office


Michael Hutcheson, DDS & Laura J. Dyras, DDS
601 S. Grand Ave
Lansing, MI 48933
(517) 485-1900

We are open to serve you, answer questions or schedule an appointment during the following hours:
Monday-8:00am 5:30pm  Tuesday-7:30am - 5:30pm  Wednesday-7:30am-5:30pm Thursday-8:00am-5:30-pm



We know you have many choices when choosing a Dentist in Lansing, MI so we have made requesting an appointment a simple process via our Web site. Your scheduled appointment time has been reserved specifically for you. We request 24-hours notice if you need to cancel your appointment. We are aware that unforeseen events sometimes require missing an appointment, and appreciate your cooperation.

Patient Forms

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What To Expect
Being well prepared for your appointment will ensure that the doctor has all of the needed information to provide the best possible care for you. It also will help relieve any unnecessary anxiety you may be feeling. Educate yourself on your symptoms by reviewing the content on this Web site. Also, take some time to review our staff page and familiarize yourself with the doctors. We look forward to your first visit.

Your initial visit will last approximately one hour. We will review your health forms and find out what is important to you regarding your dental health. Next digital x-rays and photos will be taken, a periodontal (gum) screening, check for decay and oral cancer exam will be done to evaluate the health of your teeth and gums. After reviewing your records and discussing your wants and desires for your dental health, Dr. Hutcheson or Dr. Dyras will establish a plan just for you. When you leave you will have an estimate of your investment of time and money to accomplish your dental treatment.

Insurance and Billing

Our office is committed to helping you maximize your insurance benefits. Because insurance policies vary, we can only estimate your coverage in good faith but cannot guarantee coverage due to the complexities of insurance contracts. Your estimated patient portion must be paid at the time of service. As a service to our patients, we will bill insurance companies for services. If you have any questions, our courteous staff is always available to answer them.

It is our mission to provide you with affordable, high-quality treatment that fits your budget! We offer a variety of payment options to meet your needs. Our office accepts payments by cash, checks, Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover credit cards. We also offer financing options through Care Credit (, including 18-months same-as-cash financing. If you have any questions about financing or payment, ask us! We will thoroughly explain your choices and work hard to accommodate your needs.

Please remember that dental insurance is a benefit for you or your child. If, during the course of treatment, your benefits change, the financially responsible party is accountable for all charges.

Payment Options

We accept checks, cash or credit cards. We also offer a flexible payment plan. Please see our Financial Coordinator for details. We are happy to file insurance for your reimbursement as long as you are free to choose your own dentist.

Financing Options

CareCredit  is here to help you pay for treatments and procedures your insurance doesn’t cover. We offer No Interest financing or low minimum monthly payment options so you can get what you want, when you want it. You can even use CareCredit for your family and favorite pet.

With three simple steps, including an instant approval process, it’s easy to apply for CareCreditt. After you’re approved, you’re free to use CareCredit for the services you choose including LASIK, veterinary, dentistry, cosmetic, hearing aids and more.

CareCredit is endorsed by some of the most credible organizations specific to each healthcare profession we support. And CareCredit is a GE Money Company, so you know you can count on it. For over 20 years, they’ve been helping over five million cardholders get the healthcare treatments they want and need.

Now you don’t have to worry about saving up for the procedures you want and need. With CareCredit, the decision’s in your hands to get what you want, when you want it. For more information or to apply online, visit


Personalized Care
Dentistry is a business of caring for others, and we care about our patients! We put you first in everything we do and are
committed to improving your oral and general health. Plus, we genuinely enjoy getting to know you as an individual. As we
get to know you personally, we are able to tailor your treatment plan to your specific needs and help you achieve your heath
and esthetic goals. At our practice, it’s all about you.

• Comprehensive Services
Comprehensive care has always been a cornerstone of our practice. We know how valuable it is to have a familiar team your
entire family can go to for all of their dental needs. We are proud to offer a wide range of services in a state-of-the-art facility.
Our services range from routine general and preventive dentistry to more complex treatments, such as implants, root canals
and sleep apnea therapy. Additionally, we offer same-day appointments whenever possible.

• Total Health Approach
The first step to complete health is identifying your dental and general health goals. Our treatment plans and care for you will
be customized for your specific needs. We are concerned with your overall well-being, and we understand the role your oral
health can play in that. We want you to experience optimum functionality and the full-body benefits that come from a truly
healthy mouth. With thorough exams and detailed care, we help improve your quality of life.

• Advanced Technology
The dental industry is rapidly evolving in technology, philosophies and techniques. We are committed to continual learning
and growth to keep up with these changes. We know that integrating new ideas and technologies into our practice will allow
us to deliver better treatments, better results and an all-around better dental experience for you and your family. We strive to
be open-minded and willing to consider and enact change to improve our practice. We are committed to better serving you.

• Clear Communication
Efficient and effective communication is the key to creating a great dental practice that runs smoothly. It is what helps you
understand your needs and it helps our team understand how to best care for you. We value building our team up to work
better together and to communicate clearly. We are respectful of all people, patients and coworkers alike, and treat everyone
with the same level of care.

• Welcoming Environment
We know that working together is critical to effectively and efficiently help our patients achieve their dental goals. We believe
in true teamwork, and our collaborative efforts ensure the highest quality of care for you and your family. Our unity also
allows us to create a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere where you can enjoy professional, yet friendly care. If we can have
fun, we know you will too! Ultimately, our goal is to continue to improve

“I routinely see how modern dentistry can quickly work miracles on teeth that look beyond repair. Having your smile fixed is so much more comfortable, effective and easier than it used to be. Come see me so I can show you the latest techniques to give you an incredible smile.”

Michael Hutcheson, D.D.S.


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