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Welcome to North Deering Dental Associates, Your Dentist in Portland, ME

North Deering Dental Associates dentists welcome you to our website! At North Deering Dental Associates our philosophy is to provide treatment to the whole person - with a special focus on how your teeth and gums relate to your total body health. We want you to be confident that your smile achieves your goals for comfort, function and appearance. We're here to make that happen.

We also understand that choosing a dentist is an important decision. After all, your smile is your greatest asset and says a lot about your overall health. From the moment you walk in the door, you'll be welcomed by a caring staff in a relaxed, stress-free environment where the whole family can feel at ease.

North Deering Dental Associates offers a full range of general & cosmetic dental treatments at our office to help you achieve your perfect smile, such as teeth whitening, crowns, preventive care or implants. We utilize the latest in dental technology and techniques in order to offer you the best preventive care and treatment available in Portland.

To learn more about our comprehensive service offering, talented Portland dentists and office procedures, take a few moments to look over the informative pages on our website. For additional information, you can always contact our office by calling or stopping in.

Relax with confidence at North Deering Dental Associates. We're your neighbors and we're here to help you maximize the health of your smile.


At North Deering Dental, we are blessed with exceptional and dedicated individuals who are present to make your dental experience as comfortable and efficient as possible. We pride ourselves on delivering high-quality professional dental care in a relaxed atmosphere. All members of our team have years of experience in the dental field and remain current with active participation in continuing education. Our entire team believes it is their responsibility to make your dental experience as successful and enjoyable as possible.

Meet Our Staff

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr. Shane Bryant

    Dr. Shane Bryant joined North Deering Dental in 2006. A Maine native, he was born in Lewiston and lived in Livermore. He graduated from Wheaton College in Norton, MA, in 1992 and performed medical research at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Mechanisms of Bone Growth-Orthopedic Research.

  • Dr. Audrie Knox Crouanas

    Dr. Audrie Knox was born and raised in Peru, Maine. She graduated from The University of Maine, Orono in 2010 as a member of the nation's most prestigious undergraduate honors organization, Phi Beta Kappa Delta with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology.


What Our Clients Say About Us

  • "I have been a patient at NDDA for 30 years!! (I even moved away from Portland and now drive 2.5 hours for my appointments!) Excellent staff from the dentist, hygenist and admin as well. They ALL care!! I recommend them very highly for professionalism and quality care."
    Susan C.
  • "I see Dr. Bryant and have Michelle as my hygienist. They, along with everyone else, are the absolute BEST! They take the time to get to know you, explain everything and make you feel truly cared about. Absolutely the best office in town."
    Mike M.
  • "I had a toothache that could have turned into something worse on an upcoming vacation. Dr. Bryant took the time to fit me in, make an evaluation and his staff got me an appointment the following day to see an endodontist for my first and hopefully only root canal. North Deering Dental staff and Dr. Bryant are the best!"
    Kathie H.
  • "After an unfortunate experience with another provider, a friend recommended Dr Knox at North Deering Dental. I’m so glad she did. I feel like I’ve landed in exactly the right place for warm, friendly and professional care. Hooray!"
    Diane L.

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  • Educational Videos

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  • Smile Makeover

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  • Periodontal (Gum) Disease

    While you may think that some loss of teeth is inevitable with aging, it is actually possible for all of your teeth to last a lifetime. One of the ways you can achieve this goal is to avoid periodontal disease (“peri” – around; “odont” – tooth), which is caused by bacteria that attack the ...

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  • Mouthrinses

    Numerous studies have shown that using an appropriate mouth rinse, in conjunction with regular brushing and flossing, is an easy and effective way for you to improve your overall oral health. As part of a regular program of oral hygiene, mouth rinses (which are sometimes called mouthwashes) can be effective ...

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  • Oral Hygiene for Kids

    Teeth can last a lifetime if you take care of them right — and the best time to start is just as soon as they begin appearing. By establishing good oral hygiene routines for your children right from the start, you'll give them the best chance of keeping their teeth healthy — forever. Tooth decay, ...

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  • Fillings

    If you have never had a cavity, congratulations! If you have had one, you are not alone. About 78% of us have had at least one cavity by the time we reach age 17, according to a 2000 report by the U.S. Surgeon General. Fortunately there's a time-tested treatment for cavities: the dental filling. Fillings ...

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  • Orthodontic FAQs

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  • Sinus Surgery

    If you want to replace a missing or failing tooth with a state-of-the-art dental implant (watch dental implant video), your dentist will first need to make sure that you have sufficient bone in your jaw to anchor the implant. This is true no matter what type of tooth is being replaced. However, if it ...

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  • Tips to Prevent Cavities

    Cavities are little holes in teeth that can eventually cause big problems. They form when tooth-eroding acid attacks a tooth's protective outer covering (enamel). This acid mainly comes from two sources: your diet, and certain oral bacteria that thrive in the absence of effective oral hygiene. If cavities ...

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  • Preventive Dentistry

    You've no doubt heard it said that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. In dentistry, you might say it's worth two pounds. Maybe even thousands of dollars. That's because dental problems can become exponentially more expensive — and painful — the longer they go unaddressed. Fortunately, ...

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7:00 am-4:30 pm


7:00 am-4:30 pm


7:00 am-4:30 pm


7:00 am-4:30 pm