Tel: 906-643-8414

Serving St. Ignace, Mackinac Island, Petoskey and all Surrounding Areas.

David P. Anderson, D.D.S.
Formerly the practice of Mark W. Mercer, D.D.S.

General & Emergency Dentistry

Over 30 years of experience


Dental Cleanings

Professional dental cleaning is a general dental procedure for removal of plaque, tartar and stains from the teeth. Performed by Dr. Anderson or our dental hygienist, cleanings typically include tooth polishing as well.


A dental filling is a type of dental restoration used to treat and restore the function, quality, and form of a tooth with missing structure as a result of cavities or external trauma.

Dentist Chair

Root Canals & Crowns

A root canal is a dental procedure to remove dead or dying nerve tissue and bacteria from inside a tooth.

A dental crown is a covering that fits over your existing tooth to make it look and feel like a normal tooth. Crowns are often placed when a tooth is cracked or has lost its structure so that it can't hold a filling.


Dentures (also known as false teeth) are prosthetic devices constructed to replace missing teeth, and are supported by the surrounding soft and hard tissues of the oral cavity. Conventional dentures are removable (removable partial denture or complete denture).


Dental bridges literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth. A bridge is made up of two or more crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap -- these two or more anchoring teeth are called abutment teeth -- and a false tooth /teeth in between.

Restorative Dentistry

Restorative dentistry is the study, diagnosis and integrated management of diseases of the teeth and their supporting structures and the rehabilitation of the dentition to functional and aesthetic requirements of the individual.


Meet David P. Anderson, D.D.S.

David P. Anderson, D.D.S.

Dr. David P. Anderson has 30 years of experience in General and Emergency Dentistry. During his career, he has successfully owned and operated dental practices in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and most recently in Colorado.  With the recent purchase of his St. Ignace practice (formerly Mark W. Mercer, DDS), Dr. Anderson is looking forward to make St. Ignace home.

Dentistry has been his passion and he maintains his skills by averaging 40 to 60 hours of continuing education annually. His skills include emergency extractions, root canals, crown and bridgework, partials and dentures. He also has over 22 years of experience in Tip Edge Orthodontics. Currently, he is expanding into dental implants and recently completed an 84 hour live patient course in Nicaragua.  In 2020, he was certified in mini implants using the Shatkin Method in New York.

Dr. David Anderson was raised in Troy Michigan. He served in the US Army in the Battalion Parachute Infantry at Ft. Bragg and the Battalion Parachute Infantry at Vicenza, Italy. He graduated in 1990 from the University of Detroit, Mercy School of Dentistry. He follows a strict daily gym work out, is an avid snow skier, bicyclist, scuba diver, hiker and for 20 years he piloted pleasure aircraft.


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