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John W. Garlick, D.D.S., P.C.

(231) 796-8181
229 S Warren Avenue
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Dentist Office

Learn About Our Office

Our mission is to provide exemplary dental care in a comfortable and relaxing environment with great affordability and excellent value. We treat our patients the way we ourselves want to be treated with compassion and integrity.  Our team is knowledgeable, respectful, detail oriented, caring and very personable.

In addition, we take special interest in helping the fearful or sensitive patient, who may have had difficulty before, and may be avoiding dental treatment.

Our Core Values

• Commitment to listening to our patients.
• Commitment to high-quality dental care and complete oral health for a lifetime.
• Commitment to our patients comfort.
• Commitment to creating an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect.
• Commitment to having fun!

Learn about Dr. John Garlick

Dr. Garlick is a graduate of the University of Michigan. He is a member of the American Dental Association, The Michigan Dental Association, The West Michigan District Dental Society and The Big Rapids Dental Study Club. He is also a member of the Mecosta County Chamber of Commerce, and the Downtown Business Association.

Dr. Garlick is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and is committed to continuing dental education. He and his staff attend many dental conferences each year. He enjoys spending his spare time with his wife Shirley and their children: Jeffrey and his wife Courtney, his daughter Emily, and his grandsons Simon and Ashton. Dr.Garlick also enjoys renovating old buildings and serves on the Big Rapids Historic Preservation Commission.


• American Dental Association (ADA)
• Michigan Dental Association (MDA)
• Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry


We Accept All Major Credit Cards, as well as Cash, Checks, & CareCredit™

As a convenience to you, our office will submit charges for services to your insurance carrier.

Handicap Accessible

Contact Us

Thank you for your interest. For questions or comments, please use the information below. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Wednesday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Thursday, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Contact our office in an Emergency.


(231) 796-8181


Proudly serving Mecosta and surrounding counties.