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Amherst Restorative Dentistry

We are always welcoming new patients, and we would love to have you as part of our dental family.  Please explore our website to learn more about us.  You can find information about our staff, our office, and the procedures and services that we offer. If you have any questions please call us.  We love hearing from our patients and anyone who may be interested in becoming one. We are proudly serving the Ohio areas of Amherst, Lorain, Elyria, plus more!

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Flexible financing and payment plans just for you

We accept many insurance plans including, AETNA, ANTHEM, BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD, CIGNA, CONNECTION DENTAL, DELTA, GEHA, GUARDIAN, HUMANA, METLIFE, SUPERIOR, UNITED CORCORDIA, among others. Please call the practice for insurance inquiries. We also offer CareCredit financing and all major credit cards.

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Meet Our Doctor

  • Dr. Douglas D. Means, D.M.D.

    Dr. Means and his wife, Amanda, have two sons, Bryce and Aidan, and reside in Amherst. Dr. Means enjoys spending time with his family, being outdoors, working in the yard, and biking or walks. Boating, jet skiing and piloting are other hobbies he enjoys in his free time.

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Testimonials

    Excellent practice , Dr Means is very particular in his work and assures his work meets his high standards.They have up to date equipment that I enjoy learning the benefits it is to you.Staff is very nice and friendly making you feel very welcome the first visit.

    Stan T.

    I am very happy with him as a family dentist. The hygienist's are awesome also. They are all happy and fun. And I hate going to the dentist. But they make it fun.

    Ronald H.

    Just had a cleaning this week. Staff is professional and thorough and left feeling great. Staff and Dr Means make you feel like family. The best!

    Jane M.

    Doc and his staff are just the BEST! They take the time to care about their patience like family. They are very gentle and understanding. Keep up the GREAT work!

    Roger Waleri

    Everyone working was so sweet and knowledgeable. Dr. Means is so funny, which made my teeth cleaning surprisingly enjoyable. Scheduled my next appointment before I left. Definitely recommend Dr. Means for any of your dental needs!

    Kelsey Watson

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    Toothaches

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    Scaling and Root Planing

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    Medications

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Monday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am-7:00 pm

Friday:

Closed

Saturday:

By Appointment

Sunday:

Closed