4.8
37 Reviews

Dennis Darling

Oct 14, 2019

My 1st appt. with actual dentistry taking place went very well! Dr. Z is very kind and considerate and a very interesting individual to talk with. Of course, you can't do a lot of talking with actual dentistry taking place, but it all went well. Not crazy about the robot appt. reminder calls (frequently of poor quality) and the sort of corporate ambience generally, but Tara and Dr. Z and the whole team are doing their best to make it a genuinely patient-friendly and congenial place to go for good dental care.

Nancy Winterbauer

Oct 08, 2019

Great experience as always. Met Julie/ hygenist and she was great. Friendly and professional!! 2nd appt was with Alisha and Dr Z. Very positive experience. Really like Dr Ziad Shannis. So glad I've chosen Midwest Dental.

Isabella

Sep 22, 2019

Dr Z and staff are incredibly kind and provide the best dental service ! If you want the best dentist you must go see him . Highly recommend!!!! I love the new staff they all make you feel so welcomed . ❤️

Sara Ayer

Sep 18, 2019

Cj M

Sep 18, 2019

I was referred to this office went one time and was so pleased with the excellent service and chair side from DrZ . I decided to go back for all my treatment . I live in Michigan City Indiana its a 4 hr drive . Went back to get fillings and a crown and still very pleased with his excellent services . He is fantastic with the shots !!! First time I felt like i was priority and not rushed out of the chair . At some point during his procedure i fell asleep because he was so gentle ❤️ I recommend him to all my friends when they ask . Worth the long drive for his excellence !

Equilla Simms

Sep 12, 2019

Everyone is so kind, nice. The energy is great. The doctor doesn't make you feel that he is in to the next person, he takes time and explain things that are important.

Natsu Dragneel

Sep 09, 2019

I've been going here a while, staff has been quite nice and good at their job. BUT, Miss Julie B made me feel like I was in a interesting classroom with all the things she told me that I've never been told how to do like ways to floss and circle brush your teeth.

Ross Young

Aug 30, 2019

Needed to have a few teeth extracted in a hurry and midwest dental was there to help great staff and excellent dentist Mr Z is awesome i highly recommend them !!!!

Nancy Winterbauer

Jul 19, 2019

Had emergency last week and was able to get an appt that day!!. Extraction and implant are now in my near future. Today's visit gave me a temporary crown. Dr Shannis is excellent. He is very caring and made today's procedure a positive experience. Ayryan assisted and is great! She is very friendly and knows her stuff!! Highly recommend Midwest Dental.

Ellen Sadler

Jun 20, 2019

We were sad to see Dr. VanSandt go, but optimistic about the new dentist. I've been twice now and have been completely dissatisfied with my visits. First, in November of 2018, when I was pregnant, it was indicated that if I didn't bring my newborn back for the spring visit no one would be happy with me. After spending an hour there (mind you VanSandt only took 20 minutes), I left with my mouth hurting (it wouldn't stop for 2 days). I chalked this up to being pregnant. When I returned in the spring (sans baby), I experienced the same thing. This time I had xrays, way more than normal. Remember these xrays. I was there for an hour, and when I requested that the sound machine cleaner not be used that had been used in Novemeber I received a dirty look and it was still used about half the time "just to get rough areas." I was told I had cavities that needed to be filled ASAP. Upon visiting a new dentist tonight I was told this was wrong and that I had one very small one that will be reevaluated in the fall. My wisdom teeth are due for removal (over due really due to my pregnancy) and I requested my xrays be sent to where my wisdom tooth surgery was to be done. This was requested 3 times by me and the surgeon's office. I only got them after I returned and stood there until I confirmed they were in my email inbox. I wouldn't recommend this office to anyone for any reason. They are truely out to get patient's money and are not providing accurate information to get more money.

Robert Piper

Jun 13, 2019

Wow what a great team. Love these folks. Doctor Z and his dental aid takes the great care and precision in his work. The office team go out of their way to arrange the best coordination for us to understand and pay for treatment. The office manager's Name is Tara and she is spectacular in being conscientious of the patient's needs. I can't say enough. good job.

Jayne Angeli

Jun 02, 2019

I really like Dr Z, he is such a good dentist plus he has such a pleasing personality. He makes going to the dentist a pleasant experience and all the girls on his staff are so sweet and kind. I'm so happy we have Dr. Z is our dentist!

Christina Jones

May 31, 2019

Cathy is amazing the best hygienist ever. I can trust her and she has a great personality and very professional .she cares about me and my teeth.

John Banks-Brooks

May 26, 2019

Compassionate care from compasionate experts. In particular, Dental Hygenist Cathy Yoakly is the consumate professional yet is lovable. How does she manage to be both simultaneously?! 'Nuff said.

Pat Ekle

May 24, 2019

Great experience!Cathy is very professiojnal and did a great job as I am not the easiest patient to work with when needing xrays.Pleasure to meet Dr.Z.He is calm,gentle and I liked his bedside manor.

mike ratts

May 23, 2019

I took my three grand daughters in for checkup and we were very happy with Cathy and her care.

Megan Holzmacher

May 13, 2019

Cathy makes getting my teeth cleaned an enjoyable experience! I laugh and share family stories and always have a great day after I walk out the doors and head back to work - with big, clean smile. Thanks Cathy!

Rihab Sawah

May 12, 2019

The level of care at Dr. Z's clinic surpasses the highest expectations anyone can have regarding a dental clinic. Dr. Z and his staff are caring, warm, and make you feel right at home while delivering a supreme-quality service unmatched anywhere. My visit with Cathy was very inviting. She did a thorough cleaning and pre-examination of my teeth, and engaged me in fascinating conversations that were sincere and heart-felt. This always makes the dental visit exceptional. I always look forward to visiting with Cathy at my next scheduled semi-annual cleaning. She is a must-repeat every time I return to the clinic, and I always look forward to her lovely smiling face and big heart. Dr. Z is a special dentist and human being altogether. His level of concern, care and love for his patients is beyond one’s imagination. He genuinely cares such that it feels like his caring is, in and of itself, his own personal reward. I have not known such a quality in another human being. If you are looking for a dentist who will care for your teeth for life, then you have just found him. Springfield is so fortunate to have such a high-quality dentist within its community.

Robert Parks

May 10, 2019

When you walk in you get a smile from chenoa that will brighten your day, which is a great way to start a dentist appointment. They are friendly and always makes you feel relaxed. Thanks Doc. and chenoa.

bob wiatrolik

May 08, 2019

Had a great experience today with Dr. Ziad and trusty assistant Ayryan. He prepped for two crowns, constantly concerned about my comfort and any pain I may be experiencing. Though my easy gag and swallow reflex probably made his precise work on that rear molar not easy and at times a challenge, he never let me feel it was an issue. And I appreciated that. Looking forward to coming back in a few weeks to get the permanent crowns installed.

Tracy S

May 08, 2019

ayryan and alysha are the most considerate assistants i have ever dealt with. they are so attentive and very nice, I CANT WAIT for my next appointment

Michelle Crifasi

May 07, 2019

I just had my cleaning today and was relieved to go to my trusted hygienist, Cathy. She has been our hygienist for well over 25 years. Our entire family followed her to this new practice just because we truly respect Cathy's proficiency and expertise in dental hygiene. Honestly, I doubt I would have switched to Midwest Dental if it wasn't for Cathy working there. Not only is she an excellent hygienist, she is truly concerned for her patients well-being and is always very caring and personable. Thank you, Cathy, for being so dedicated to your patients and your profession.

Karen Hamilton

May 06, 2019

My first visit ..Cathy the hygienist was so professional & thorough. It was so nice to have someone ease my dental jitters. You could tell her patients are her priority. Dr Z was very nice. He did not give me the best news but assured me I would be in good hands.

DeAnna Newman

May 02, 2019

This was my first dentist visit since a horrible experience at another. Just walking through the doors it was an atmosphere that put me at ease. From the second I got there to the second I left I felt that everyone took the time to keep me at that comfort level and explained everything along the way.

Nicole Moran

Apr 23, 2019

Great experience with my 5 year old. Dr. Z was amazing with her and his Assistant Ayryan was great with talking to my 5 year old and keeping her calm during her procedure!! Great team

Melisa Livingston

Apr 11, 2019

Cathy my Hygenist is simply the best. She is extremely thorough as well as kind and considerate. While she’s not always able to deliver great news she does so professionally and kindly. She takes time to explain what’s going on in your mouth and why and how to do a better job with your personal oral hygiene so you can be healthy and have a great check-up next time. Dr Z is professional and easy to talk to. He asks multiple times if you have any questions and makes sure you are comfortable with all aspects of your visit. Can’t recommend them highly enough.

Sean Ricker

Feb 22, 2019

Very professional and friendly staff.

Nicole Moran

Feb 07, 2019

Abbie Joyner

Nov 29, 2018

Jennifer Holmes

Nov 14, 2018

maureen talbert

Nov 09, 2018

Richard Chapman

Aug 28, 2018

Visited Midwest Dental (Dr. Van Zandt) for an emergency issue with a cracked tooth. As always Office Staff and Dental Hygienists were very pleasant and professional. Overall a great experience. Dr. Van Zandt is a great dentist and promotes a great business atmosphere and experience.

Nancie Brown

Aug 25, 2018

mcbevo fifty

Aug 16, 2018

Always great service and well-qualified and friendly staff.!

Jacqueline Mosley

Jul 26, 2018

David Redenius

Jul 05, 2018

I’ve been to many dentists in my life and not only is Dr Van Sandt the best, the whole staff is also.

Linda Hittmeier

Jun 13, 2018

I have been going to Dr VanSandt for almost 30 years. He and his staff are outstanding. I’ve always gotten excellent care. Once he even went to the office on a weekend to help me out with a broken tooth. He’s had the same staff for years. A very stable, accommodating business.

Roger Nuss

Mar 05, 2018

Rod has been my dentist for decades, wouldnt want to switch to anyone else.

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Welcome to Midwest Dental
Springfield, IL!

It is our pleasure to partner with you in your dental care. Whether you are a new patient seeking a dentist, or already part of our family, Midwest Dental in Springfield, IL offers a wide range of general dental services, cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry for adults and children.

We accept most insurance and offer new patient specials. If you have any questions, please give us a call.

Dental Services

We are trained in the latest advances in dental treatment and are empowered to focus on the best care for you and your family. Our services include:

Accepted Insurance

Midwest Dental accepts a wide range of dental insurance plans,* including plans from:

  • Aetna
  • Ameritas
  • Assurant
  • Cigna
  • Delta Premier
  • Dental Health Alliance (DHA)
  • Guardian
  • Humana
  • MetLife
  • Premier Dental Group
  • Sun Life

*This is not a comprehensive list, and is subject to change. Please contact your insurance provider to verify coverage and acceptance.

New Patient Offers

Please print out one of the offers below and bring it with you on your first visit to redeem.

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$89

New Adult Patient

exam, cleaning & x-rays

Regularly $236 - $363

$49

New Child Patient

exam, cleaning & x-rays

Regularly $170 - $258

New patients only. Cannot be used with insurance, state or federal programs, or combined with other offers. If gum disease is present, offer limited to exam and x-ray. Child patient offer for ages 12 and under. Limited time only.

$1.00

Electric Toothbrush

Following exam & x-rays

New patients who make an appointment at Midwest Dental will get a electric toothbrush for $1 at their first visit following exam & x-rays. Cannot be used with federal or state programs or combined with other offers. Limit one offer per person. Product value up to $20. While supplies last.

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About Our Dentists

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Dr. Ziad Shannis

  • Education: Aleppo University - DDS
    Syrian Ministry of Health - Post-Graduate Periodontics Program
    Nova Southeastern University - Advanced Education in General Dentistry
  • Advanced Training: Oral Sedation, Dental Implants, Surgical Procedures, Endodontics Treatment,
    Crown Lengthening, and Hollywood Smile Veneers
  • Memberships: American Dental Association
    Academy of General Dentistry
  • Interests: Basketball, fishing, drawing, cooking, and traveling
  • Personal Statement: "My vision is to provide the best in all aspects of dentistry and to meet the needs of each patient. I aim to provide all our patients, adults and kids, with extraordinary services and beautiful smiles. My staff and I promote a lifelong relationship to build you a dental home in an environment of trust and compassion."
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About
Our Dentist

Springfield-IL-Dentist-Doctor-Ziad-Shannis-Midwest-Dental

Dr. Ziad Shannis

Dr. Ziad Shannis

  • Education: Aleppo University - DDS
    Syrian Ministry of Health - Post-Graduate Periodontics Program
    Nova Southeastern University - Advanced Education in General Dentistry
  • Advanced Training: Oral Sedation, Dental Implants, Surgical Procedures, Endodontics Treatment,
    Crown Lengthening, and Hollywood Smile Veneers
  • Memberships: American Dental Association
    Academy of General Dentistry
  • Interests: Basketball, fishing, drawing, cooking, and traveling
  • Personal Statement: "My vision is to provide the best in all aspects of dentistry and to meet the needs of each patient. I aim to provide all our patients, adults and kids, with extraordinary services and beautiful smiles. My staff and I promote a lifelong relationship to build you a dental home in an environment of trust and compassion."
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