New Patients

Patient Forms, Directions, and Map to our Traverse City Office

Your first visit is all about you: your comfort, your happiness, and your health.

Your first visit to Dentistry For Northern Michigan involves a few special steps so that we can get to know you and what your concerns are.  To understand what to expect, please read through this page. You'll find all the practical information you need, such as a map and directions to our office, practice hours, payment policies and more. There's also background information about our committed staff and our first visit procedures. You can also save some time by printing out and completing the patient forms in advance of your appointment.

Mission Statement
I am proud to have served patients since 1985. My dental team and I are committed to providing you with safe, gentle,  high-quality dental care in a  relationship-based practice. This commitment in combination with hundreds of hours of post-doctoral continuing education and a state-of-the-art facility allows us to offer you and your family the high quality of care and service that you are looking for.

The purpose of our practice is to advance the health of others through the appropriate advice and care.

"As your dentist, I can assure you that you will receive the personalized attention you deserve. We strongly believe in the value of informed choice and feel that life-long dental health is only possible when the caregiver and patient work together to achieve clearly defined goals which they both feel are appropriate."

Comprehensive evaluations involve a gental and careful review of the condition of the teeth, gums, muscle system, bite, TMJs, previous dental work, and esthetics. They are intended to reveal not only current needs, but also trends which may lead to future problems. Our patients value this accurate and timely information as it allows them the opportunity to make educated decisions and work collaboratively with us to acheieve shared treatment goals.

New Patient Packet
You can conveniently print your New Patient Information!

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We want your first visit to be more about getting to know you and less about paperwork, so we recommend printing the new patient forms and completing them in advance of your initial appointment.  Bring them with you  when you meet us!

In order to view or print these forms you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader installed. Click here to download it.

What To Expect
Patients can expect the opportunity to meet with the entire dental team so you can get to know them.

Dr Sternhagen will work with you to design an APPROPRIATE plan for your dental health that is SUITABLE to you.

Driving Directions:  Centrally Located in Traverse City

  • Our office is 932 E. Eighth Street, between Garfield and Rose Street and across from Family Fare Supermarket.  There is no curb cut on Eight Street.
  • Access to our office parking lot is easily reached by taking the south alley between Fern and Rose Streets - across from Family Fare.