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red-lineA Farewell To Our Leader - Gloria J. Kerry


The ‘Original,’ Dr. Gloria,practiced dentistry for sixty-five years after graduating as the only woman of the University of Michigan School of Dentistry Class of 1956 and was beloved by us all. A woman of endless energy and warmth and a periodontist of international reputation, we cannot believe that she is gone. Her glorious smile lives on in our hearts and in our practice!

Dr. Gloria joined her father as a young dentist, enabling her to see the Kerry Family practice become a ninety-nine year tradition of maintaining dental health and bright smiles. Dr. Karen and Dr. Julie have practiced with their mother for thirty-five years and will continue her legacy.

We are committed to the same excellent care that Dr. Gloria has provided for you, and we would be honored to have you continue as our patient. We look forward to taking care of your teeth with all the love, skill and knowledge that our mother and mentor, Dr. Gloria, and the University of Michigan Dental School have bestowed upon us.

Dr. Gloria felt strongly that she “would like to give back to the profession that gave so much to me.” With that in mind, she asked that we set up a scholarship helping women pursue a career in periodontics at the University of Michigan. If you are interested in donating, please fill in the amount and enter her name as the Tributee on page two of can also be sent directly to: University of Michigan School of Dentistry, 540 East Liberty Suite 204, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, with the memo line reading ‘Gloria J. Kerry Scholarship Fund.’

Please feel free to call (734-995-0515) oremail usabout your continuing care. Dr. Gloria always saw you as part of our extended family and that is a tradition that we value and will continue.

  • General Dentistry
  • Loose Teeth/Night Grinding Appliances
  • Oral Hygiene Instruction
  • Better Breath
  • Periodontal Examination
  • Scaling and Root Planing
  • Bite Adjustments
  • Periodontal Esthetic Procedures
  • Periodontal Regenerative Procedures
  • Resective Surgery
  • Crown Lengthening
  • Gingival or Gum Grafting
  • TMD
  • Pocket Reduction
  • Dental Implants
  • Best Network of Total Dental Care in Ann Arbor

Brush 'em

Brush your teeth twice a day, in the morning and before bedtime, with fluoride toothpaste. Make sure to brush all sides of your teeth, as well as, your tongue.

Floss the ones you want to keep

Floss or use another between-the-tooth cleaner daily to remove plaque and bits of food from areas your toothbrush can't reach.

The greatest wealth is health

Eat a balanced diet for good general health and limit sugary snacks. Avoid tobacco, smokers are more likely to develop periodontal disease & tooth loss.

Come see us

Visit your dentist regularly. Professional cleanings are the only way to remove tartar, which traps bacteria along the gum line.

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You will find us listed on the Approved Delta Dental Dentists for Ann Arbor…
…and Approved Delta Periodontists for Ann Arbor.


Learn about more about dentistry and oral health related topics below.

Periodontal Disease

Tooth Decay

Gum Disease


Keep your teeth for life with the Kerry Family of Ann Arbor Dentists and Periodontists!

"A dentist, also known as a 'dental surgeon', is a health care practitioner that specializes in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases and conditions of the oral cavity….”


“the specialty of dentistry that studies supporting structures of teeth, as well as diseases and conditions that affect them. Periodontal diseases…continue to be the leading cause of tooth loss in adults.”

Why are we both dentists and periodontists?

“47.2 percent, or 64.7 million American adults, have mild, moderate or severe periodontitis, the more advanced form of periodontal disease. In adults 65 and older, prevalence rates increase to 70.1 percent.”

--"Prevalence of Periodontitis in Adults in the United States..." Journal of Dental Research

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Get to know Us

Our Practice

We have been at the forefront of dental health in Michigan for almost one hundred years. Dr. Edgar James (Gloria's father) began practicing in 1921. He was board certified in periodontics in 1945.

Dr. Gloria Kerry followed in her father’s footsteps and began practicing periodontics in 1966. Dr. Karen began working with her mom in 1985. Dr. Julie joined the practice in 1988 when she received her specialty in periodontics.

Beyond sustaining your beautiful smile, today the Kerry Family of Ann Arbor Dentists offer you almost one hundred years of combined professional experience to help you achieve and sustain oral health!

Our Commitment

We’re dentists. We’re periodontists. We’re approved Delta Dental dentists and periodontists serving the University of Michigan, Eastern Michigan University, and so many more valued patients. We bring such education, experience and passionate care to your oral health that you may keep your teeth for life.

Our Technology

The Kerry Family of Ann Arbor Dentists offers you the latest in digital x-ray technology.

Digital x-rays offer a high-resolution image of your entire mouth with a 50% reduction in radiation over traditional film x-rays used by other dentists. X-rays play an invaluable role in the diagnosis of dental problems, as well as providing a clear picture for a dentist to accurately diagnose and provide necessary treatment. Not only do we reduce your exposure to radiation almost in half, but also the detailed accuracy of our dental equipment cuts your appointment time in half.

Ask about our other advanced dental equipment and procedures. The Kerry Family is dedicated to the proposition of providing the best dental care in Ann Arbor.


Our Mission

We are committed to excellence and strive for perfection in non-surgical and surgical periodontal procedures.

We are dedicated to sustaining outstanding referral relationships.

We strive to see emergencies on the same day.

We have a concerned and long-standing staff dedicated to assuring that patients and referring dentists have a positive experience with our office.

Our sole purpose is to help our patients attain & maintain good oral health, with tender loving care & the "gentle touch," thereby minimizing other health-related conditions associated with inflammation.

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The Kerry Family of Ann Arbor Dentists currently treats over 23 patients who are over ninety-years-old. They all have all their teeth.

I have been a patient of Kerry Family Periodontics working with three generations of the family for over sixty-three years. I am very grateful for the care, expertise and friendship that I have experienced. It is a tribute to the Kerry family that I still have all of my teeth and my health well into my nineties. Mandell L. Berman

Dr. Karen is by far the most detail oriented dentist I've ever been to. I have yet to find a dentist as awesome as she is, since I've moved to New Mexico! Erin Dughie

Dr. Karen is the best! I go to her 4 times per year for my deep cleanings. I've never had a dentist clean my teeth so perfectly. Ever since I started seeing her she has used such great preventative care measures, it has kept me from having any cavities ! I don't know about you, but it seemed like every time I went to previous dentists they were looking for something to work on (such as filling in cavities) to make more money instead of trying to prevent them. Dr Kerry just wants you to have happy and healthy gums and teeth, and she will go above and beyond to make sure of that. I HIGHLY recommend Kerry Family Periodontics!! Miriam Wark

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Where We are
Ann Arbor Office

3250 Plymouth Rd | Suite 104
Ann Arbor, MI 48105

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Open Weekdays
M - 8 am - 6 pm
W - by appt only
T/Th/F - 8 am - 3:30 pm


Ann Arbor’s Best Dentists, Best Periodontists, Best Equipment, Best Dental Care.

At Kerry Family of Ann Arbor Dentists and Periodontists, our dedicated staff is available Monday through Friday to answer all of your questions and make sure you are 100% satisfied.