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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.

Featured Articles

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  • Bridges

    When you lose a tooth, it affects not just the appearance, but the function of your smile. It can be difficult to eat or speak naturally, extra stress is put on your remaining teeth, you’re at greater risk for developing gum disease, your remaining teeth can shift out of position causing bite problems, ...

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  • Orthodontic Retention

    Getting your braces off is definitely a cause for celebration. You can finally enjoy your new smile after all that work and effort! But getting your braces off isn’t the end of treatment. Once your braces come off, you will enter the retention period of treatment. During the retention period, you will ...

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  • Inlays and Onlays

    Inlays and onlays are indirect restorations used to repair molars and premolars damaged by decay or trauma. Inlays and onlays fit more securely and last longer than fillings, strengthen compromised teeth, and preserve more natural tooth structure than crowns. An inlay is used to restore the center of ...

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  • Dental Implants

    If you have recently dealt with an injury or disease that affected your oral health, there are options available to recover the smile you once had. You may even be able to achieve a better smile than the one you had. Dental implants make it possible to renew your smile if you have lost some teeth. There ...

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  • Tooth Decay Prevention

    What is tooth decay? Tooth decay begins with the Streptococcus mutans bacteria. These bacteria join with food particles and fluids in the mouth to create plaque, a constantly forming biofilm which sticks to the surface of tooth enamel. The bacteria in plaque convert the sugars in our foods into lactic ...

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  • Root Canal Treatment

    Every tooth has two sections: a crown, the visible part of the tooth above the gum line, and one or more roots, which anchor the teeth within the jaw. Each tooth has three basic layers: an outer layer of hard enamel (which protects the crown) or cementum (which covers the root), a middle layer of softer ...

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  • Fillings

    The bacteria in plaque produce acids that erode tooth enamel, eventually creating a hole, or cavity, in the tooth surface. Left untreated, this decay can spread to the interior of the tooth, and might lead to the need for a crown, a root canal, or even extraction. When caught early, your dentist can ...

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  • Veneers

    A dental veneer is a thin, durable porcelain shell that is custom-fabricated to cover the front of a tooth. Veneers can restore the appearance of teeth with chips, cracks, and stains, can close small gaps between the teeth, and can reshape misshapen or slightly misaligned teeth. Veneers are a popular ...

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  • Educational Videos

    Take a few minutes to watch our educational videos and learn more about different dental treatments and procedures. Video topics include general & cosmetic dentistry, Implants, oral health and hygiene, orthodontics and preventative dentistry. ...

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  • Laser Decay Diagnostics

    Using lasers, dentists can detect tooth decay that is not yet visible and would otherwise be undiagnosed using traditional methods. Laser cavity detection is based on the fact that healthy tooth structure reflects light, or “fluoresces,” differently than does decayed tooth structure. Teeth with decay ...

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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