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About Us


Dr. Thor L. Mikesell bought the practice in 1999 from long time owner Dr. (Doc) Hartesvelt and began his career working as a Family Dentist in Suttons Bay. Over the 20+ years of service, the practice has helped thousands of patients keep smiling and provided quality dental care to the community. 


Our practice is very involved in the community, providing support for individuals and groups throughout Leelanau County. Some of those services include membership and donations to the Suttons Bay Rotary Club, Glen Lake Booster Club, Leland sports, Suttons Bay Booster Club, Suttons Bay Fine Arts and Annual St. Mary’s Auction. Dr Mikesell served on the Suttons Bay Public School Board for 8 years and part of that time was the School Board president.

Our Mission has always been to provide quality care to make our patients smile. We strive to live that mission each day, in and out of the office.

Our Services


Routine Exams


Routine Exams are important for your

dental health! 

Dental Hygiene

Visiting the Dental Hygienist will give your mouth a deep clean and will keep your teeth

and gums healthy 

Dental Fillings


Fillings are used to treat a small hole, or cavity

in a tooth

Dentures & Veneers


Teeth not giving you the smile you desire?

Emergency Dentistry


We provide emergency dental work. Please call us if you are in need of urgent attention

Teeth Whitening


Yellow teeth? No problem, we can fix that too!


Surgically implanted to restore your ability to chew and to give you a more confident smile

Our Dentists



Dr. Thor Mikesell was born in Utah Valley to a family of 9 children. He grew up working many different types of jobs and benefitted from watching his Father work as a dentist and Oral Surgeon. Dr. Mikesell studied at Brigham-Young University where he met and married his wife Christine who is from Michigan. After graduation they moved to Michigan to attend Dental School at the University of Michigan. Their first son was born the day before dental school started. Since then, more children arrived and they have a family of 5 boys who were raised in the local community and attended Suttons Bay Schools. 

Dr. Mikesell spent many years serving in the Boy Scouts of America organizations and enjoyed the excuse to go camping, hiking and what-not. He has also been very active in service at his church. When he is not in the office; you will often find him outdoors working on a project, hunting, fishing, reading or providing service to those in need.

Success Stories

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Everyone is extremely friendly and kind. Goes above and beyond! Very much appreciate the staff and Dr. Mikesell's concerns for the patients well being. We would highly recommend this dentist...


Dr. Mikesell and his assistants were excellent. His office and staff are very friendly and made me feel comfortable. My appointment was on time and done very professionally and personably.


My visit with Dr. Mikesell and staff was an excellent experience. My new crown looks and feels great. And, his price beat the competition hands down. A+ all the way.


Contact Us


Our Address

408 N St. Joseph Ave

PO Box 759

Suttons Bay, MI 49682

Opening Hours

Mon, Tues, Thurs 8:30am-4:30pm

Phone: 231-271-3315


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