Welcome to Our Practice!
James K. Cantwil, D.D.S.
Since 1988, our dental home has practiced unwavering commitment to improve our patients' oral health and well-being. We place individualized attention at the core of our practice so that we may get to know you, your family, and your unique dental needs and goals. You will never be rushed in our office. My staff and I value the importance of spending time with you to ensure your understanding of treatment options and why they are necessary, as well as ensuring the quality of treatment. We take pride in meeting and exceeding your expectations so that you always feel confident with a healthy smile. We strive to provide you with a stress-free and comfortable dental experience by offering a warm greeting, personalized conversations, updated technology, and follow-up calls. We also provide amenities, such as free wifi and a coffee bar in the waiting room, and the option for relaxing music, movies, or cable TV in the operatories.
It is our mission to educate and provide our patients with the best dental care in Flushing. For that reason, we've designed this website to provide you with all of the important information you need to make healthy decisions about your oral care. We encourage you to browse our reviews, office page, service details, and patient education library to familiarize yourself with our practice and services. Please feel free to contact our office with your questions. For your convenience, you can also request an appointment online and download patient forms directly from our website. We want all of our patients to have the dental health they desire, so let us help you maximize your insurance benefits or inquire about our flexible financing plans through Care Credit.
We look forward to showing you the difference between a dental office and a dental home.
James K. Cantwil, D.D.S.
Dr. Cantwil grew up in Warren, MI. and later attended the University of Detroit, where he majored in Chemistry. He was accepted to the University Of Detroit School Of Dentistry. While in dental school, he served as Student Government President and was given the honor of becoming the first associate member of the Michigan section of the Pierre Fauchard Academy, a prestigious group of dentists committed to excellence in their own practice, and in the profession of dentistry as a whole. Also while in dental school, he was given the opportunity to enter into an accelerated clinical program at Detroit Receiving Hospital. There he worked with patients that were both medically and dentally compromised.
Dr. Cantwil graduated from dental school in 1988, and he was hired to practice as an associate in two offices. In 1989 he began his own private practice in Flint Township, and also began teaching in the dental school clinic at the University of Detroit Dental School. He continues to be a mentor to dental students and recent graduates. Dr. Cantwil continued to build his practice and in 1997 moved his practice to its current location on Pierson Rd. in Flushing.
Dr. Cantwil has served as a Board member of the Michigan Dental Association and on numerous committees in the Genesee District, Michigan, and American Dental Associations. He has served as President of Genesee District Dental Society for two years. He is also a member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. As a member of the American College of Dentist, advocacy and ethics for both his patients and his profession is seen as a professional responsibility.
Dr. Cantwil married his wife, Elisa, in 1986 and has three children: Elizabeth (1989), Olivia (1992), and Roselyn (1996). He coached girl’s soccer for over 11 years. Having Served as Band Booster Vice President at Flushing High School, and other volunteer positions, he stays committed to youth of the Flushing community.
Aside from dentistry, his other passion is music. He enjoys playing the piano and attending Flint Symphony Orchestra concerts. He also realizes that his faith is an important part of his life and serves as a Lector at St. John Vianney Church. In keeping with his faith, in 2016 Dr. Cantwil began joining a group of volunteers to the French Creole Mountain Village of Delatte, Haiti where they provide desparately needed charitable dental care to hundreds of Haitians. This trip is planned annually. In 2019 Dr. Cantwil received the "Service above Self" award from the Flushing Rotary for his many volunteer and charitable efforts throughout his career.
Dr. Cantwil takes great pride in helping his patients and values a strong rapport with them. He customarily takes three times the continuing education than the state requires ensuring that his patients have the benefit of new technology and treatments. His patients know that he will always make himself available to them for questions or concerns about their dental health.