Trenton Dentist | Gentle Dental Family Dentistry

About Us

Our Dental Office in Trenton, MI

Dr. Kevin Kirkland and the Gentle Dental Family Dentistry team serve every patient with quality dentistry. They are committed to providing the dental care patients of all ages need. Dr. Kirkland and the team specialize treatment to properly address the needs of each age group. At our Trenton, MI dental practice, you receive personal attention, a knowledgeable and helpful team, and a treatment plan dedicated to improving your oral hygiene, providing the longevity that comes with appropriate dental maintenance. Each personalized treatment plan incorporates the strengths and targets weaknesses of your smile to preserve your existing teeth, restore teeth that have been lost, and enhance the overall appearance of your smile.

We see patients who drive from Flat Rock, Brownstown, Westland, and Riverview to receive the care they deserve in a safe and comfortable environment.

We Provide Compassionate Family Dentistry

When we say family dentistry, we mean everyone is welcome. Children, teens, adults, and seniors receive necessary and cosmetic dental treatments and examinations. We understand that patients need tailored care at each stage of life, and offer an extensive list of dental services to fulfill those needs. Our goal is to preserve your natural teeth, supporting their health with thorough cleanings, expert restorations, and cosmetic improvements to enhance existing structures. We extend our care even further, treating jaw issues and providing treatment for minor bite problems.

Dedicated to Patient Comfort

Every time patients come to our practice, they will see a friendly face. Dr. Kirkland’s staff has served patients for almost 15 years, and are the kind of people who want to build relationships. We strive to truly be a family practice, treating each patient as part of our own compassionate dental family. Dr. Kirkland treats each smile gently and offers a relaxing dental experience to help patients feel at ease. We provided amenities such as essential oil scents, and modern operatories with music, televisions, and Wi-Fi for your comfort. Additionally, we accommodate patients with dental sensitivity or anxiety with sedation options, administered safely and carefully.

Why Choose Us

Gentle Dental Family Dentistry

Family Dentistry Proudly Serving Southeast Michigan

Dr. Kirkland emphasizes quality dental treatments for all patients. Dr. Kirkland uniquely devotes attention to listening to patient’s concerns and delivering compassionate care. Our entire team is committed to this decision. We approach every patient as a unique individual who has unique needs. We help patients navigate their insurance, offer dental health care in a language everyone can understand, and provide a personal touch in everything we do. We consider ourselves a family. Several of our team members have worked at here for years. It is our wish to provide a stable dental home that provides gentle and effective care. Individuals and families who visit our dental practices will receive the warmth, comfort, and security of seeing many friendly, familiar faces visit after visit.

Dentistry Tailored to Your Smile

Our office in Trenton provides patients with a range of services to care for diverse dental goals. From your child’s first exam to restoring  dental implants, to filling forgotten cavities, we strive to deliver a variety of services to meet your dental needs. This all begins with an initial examination and cleaning.  At this appointment, Dr. Kirkland will get to know your smile and you will discuss options to obtaining a healthier and brighter smile. Together we will construct a personalized dental plan to improve oral hygiene and support normal dental function. Based on patient concerns, this plan will target the source of discomfort or aesthetic issues and provide solutions. Beyond general dental needs, patients can benefit from our cosmetic services which brighten their smile. We also offer periodontal care to support healthy gums and root longevity.

Gentle Dental Family Dentistry provides state-of-the-art care in a family environment. Our team provides every patient with the attention they need for a healthier smile. 

Our dental office is conveniently located in Trenton, MI, allowing us to treat patients of all ages throughout Southeast Michigan! 

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We prioritize your health by protecting your natural tooth structures and improving oral function. Dr. Kevin Kirkland’s passion is building long-term relationships with patients and delivering gentle treatments to help each person achieve a beautiful smile.

Our Doctors

Dr. Kevin Kirkland, DDS

Dr. Kirkland graduated from University of Detroit School of Dentistry in 1999. Prior to dental school, he attended Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas for his undergraduate degree. Since graduating, Dr. Kirkland stays current on the latest technologies and techniques in the field of dentistry by taking more than 20 hours of continuing education courses a year. He has the same passion today that he has always had in serving and caring for his patients. His dedication to delivering quality dental care in a compassionate environment is appreciated by all of his patients.

Dr. Kirkland lives in Novi, Michigan. He enjoys spending time with his family. Dr. Kirkland also enjoys camping, hiking, traveling, playing golf, skiing, and building and flying remote-controlled airplanes.

Dr. Bessy Despotis, DDS
Trenton Location

Dr. Despotis graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and obtained her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Detroit-Mercy School of Dentistry. In order to provide the best possible care for her patients, she makes continuing education a top priority by regularly attending dental courses and reading relevant journal articles.

Dr. Despotis’ dental philosophy is centered on prevention and patient care. She practices in a thoughtful and caring way in order to diagnose and treat dental and periodontal disease. She works with each patient to determine all of their options so that they may achieve their dental goals. She spends a great deal of time listening to her patient’s concerns and educating them so they are able to make informed decisions regarding their treatment.

When Dr. Despotis is not at the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three daughters. In her spare time, she likes baking, gardening, and volunteering at her daughters’ school.

Dr. Richard Wisckol, DDS
Trenton Location

Dr. Wisckol graduated from the University of Michigan in 1986. After practicing in Farmington Hills, Michigan for 18 years, he joined the Gentle Dental team in 2007. He enjoys crossword puzzles, chess, golf, and gardening. He married his wife Maureen in 2002 and he lives a quiet life in Wixom, Michigan.

Meet the Team

Scheduling Coordinator

Lennie is a member of our Administration Team and serves patients as their Scheduling Coordinator. She has been with the office for over 23 years. Lennie has over 40 years of experience in the dental field. Patient care is always her top priority. One of her favorite parts of her job is enjoying second generation patients and feeling as though we are all one family. Lennie has been married to her husband, Rick, for 47 years. They enjoy camping with their grandchildren and are avid Detroit Tiger Fans.

Patient Coordinator

Leann is a vital part of our office’s Administration Team, serving as the Patient Coordinator. She has been with the office for 23 years. She enjoys working with the patients and feels many have become like family. In Leann’s spare time, she enjoys spending time with her grandchildren.

Patient Care Coordinator

Nina joined the Gentle Dental Family Dentistry team in 2008. She has worn several hats in our office but has found her perfect fit in the Administration Team as a Patient Care Coordinator. Nina strives to make each patient’s experience with our office as pleasant and stress-free as possible. In her spare time, she enjoys spending lots of quality time with her family and watching Michigan State Football. Go Green!

Insurance Coordinator

Pat has been with Gentle Dental Family Dentistry for over 30 years. Pat is always willing to assist patients. She helps patients navigate their insurance and answers any of their insurance questions. Pat has been married for 53 years and has three adult children. Pat lives downriver and has a small farm with many animals. She loves the outdoors and spending time with her husband and grandchildren.


Theresa is a recognizable face here at the office, with over 20 years of experience in the Gentle Dental Family Dentistry practice. She has three daughters who attend St. Charles School in Newport, Michigan. Theresa is very active in their school, coaching both volleyball and softball. She enjoys going to the Hollywood Casino with her husband of 19 years. She prides herself on thorough patient care with a personal touch. She cherishes the relationships she has built with her patients over the years.


Flo has been with the Gentle Dental Family Dentistry team for over 12 years. She graduated from the University of Detroit in 1983. She has been married to her husband, Chuck, for 20 years. They have two teenage children. In her spare time, Flo enjoys coaching her daughter’s sports teams and going to concerts with her family.

Dental Assistant

Tracy is a full-time Dental Assistant and has been with our office since 2009. She has been an Assistant for more than 26 years. Tracy works with Dr. Kirkland and his three associates. She is extremely knowledgeable when it comes to the patient and doctor’s needs. When she’s not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and watching Lions and Michigan football.

The Proof is in Our Patients

Specials & Offers

New Patient Appointment Special

No Insurance, No Problem!

Open Daily For Your Convenience!

Monday 07:00 am – 7:00 pm
Tuesday 07:00 am – 7:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Saturday by appointment

Whitening/Teeth Bleaching Special

$139.00 – Top & Bottom
$99 Top Only
Gentle Dental Family Dentistry
Monday07:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Tuesday07:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Wednesday7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Saturdayby appointment
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