James M Yuhnke received his DDS degree in 1978 from the University of Detroit School of Dentistry. Previously, he attended Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Indiana and received a BS in Biology/Chemistry in 1973. Dr. Yuhnke was born and raised in Mt. Clemens, Michigan. Presently he resides in Battle Creek and has four children and five grandchildren.
Dr. Yuhnke has 40 years of full time general dentistry practice and brings a high level of experience and care to his patients in Litchfield. He consistently exceeds the continuing education requirements require for licensure. Dr. Yuhnke received an award from the Huntington County HeadStart in 1994 for outstanding and dedicated service. Dr. Yuhnke is a member of the Robert Bunting Periodontal Society.
Dr. Yuhnke’s life long goal has been to provide superior dentistry in the least stressful way for his patients and carries that commitment to each of his patients in Litchfield.
Super nice facility. Great location, friendly staff, and clean rooms. Aaron is the best assistant I've met! He takes great care of the patients. 5/5 stars for sure.
19:03 13 Dec 16
I came into the office with my daughter. The experience was great... The dental Assistant Aaron Hardin was awesome. He had wonderful bed side manner, and really eased my daughter's fears. He had a great attitude and was very knowledgeable...
Daniela S. Towne
19:07 13 Dec 16
I really enjoy my visits whenever I am in town for my scheduled cleanings. This office has super friendly staff! One dental assistant in particular, Aaron! He is always so professional and kind and truly shows how much passion he has in what he does.
18:45 13 Dec 16
I hear great things about this dental office. If I didn't live so far away, I would go here, especially because I know Aarons Hardin. He is a very nice young man!
17:04 02 Nov 16
Dr. Bob is amazing and does his job well! I leave happy at the end of every visit! But I must say, Aaron is the coolest! :)-HiDe
15:18 09 Jun 17
Has a great experience everyone was great so happy for the fast service...
18:50 09 Aug 17
If you hate going to the dentist as I do, you'll like going to Tru Dental in Litchfield. My experience has been positive from the first visit. Any fears or financial concerns I have had, have been dealt with in a professional and courteous manner. I hate needles, and Dr. Yuhnke and his staff, have helped me through each step of each procedure. So, I am happy to give them a five star rating.Pastor Mike MurrayLitchfield, MI.read more
14:32 13 Sep 17
Overall made a usually boring experience pretty pleasant. Everyone was nice, the dentist was goofy and professional, and even the assistant people were kind. It felt a little bit more like a business than a medical facility with all the offerings of different procedures and products but sometimes you want that, especially with an ever increasing technological world, so the place can keep up to date and ahead. Especially necessary in a small place.All in all recommendread more
20:02 09 Oct 17
Great place with friendly staff! They got me in immediately when I needed it and then took care of everything! They gave me the tools and advice needed for continued care at home! Would highly recommend!
21:14 09 Oct 17
Thank you Tru Family Dental for your great service! My smile feels wonderful!!
15:54 19 Oct 17
Mitz was great! She's the best hygienist I've ever had. I arrive a little nervous but with minutes of sitting in her chair her calming effect has relieved my anxiety.ROBIN
14:17 25 Oct 17
The office is well organized and clean, Melissa did the best on my cleaning, Michelle has the office well organized. The entire staff was excellent.
19:39 21 Nov 17
It was a fantastic visit. Though I have been in an extreme amount of pain for the past 6-8 months, my original dentist who I have went to since I was merely 4 years old did not show concern. When I had called they immediately got me in and although my nerves were getting the best of me it was basically painless and everyone was so friendly.read more
20:13 21 Nov 17
Everyone is amazing here!! They make you feel very comfortable, explain everything very well before you have anything done. I would recommend for sure!
19:14 21 Nov 17
I have been to several dentist offices and this is by far my favorite and only one I will go to now. They are polite, caring, and reassured me that I would be okay after my procedure :) Thank you so much Dr. Yuhnke, Michele, Aaron, and Stephanie for taking care of my teeth! Will be bringing my daughter soon for her first appointment.read more
14:53 17 Jan 18
Our whole family enjoys coming to here. The staff is very friendly and helpful.Shout out to Aaron who always has a smile even when they are busy.
16:53 27 Feb 18
Tru Family Dental is the BEST Dental Practice around!!! Hands down one of the BEST experiences I've had. If you or anyone maybe looking for a new Dentist, I would recommend them!
19:43 14 Mar 18
They always take time to get educate. They always offer advanced treatment options. Nonjudgmental.
15:29 11 Apr 18
Have been coming here for years now!! Have never had any issues!! Always a comfortable environment!!
19:09 24 Apr 18
Wonderful place for dental needs. The staff is informative and very kind. Always a good experience.
21:57 01 May 18
My wife and i love the service there!! Dr. Younke is very kind and friendly. Melissa is also friendly and does a great job of cleaning my teeth,lol. :) I can't forget my buddy Aaron whom ive known for years, kuddos to your great service also my friend.The front desk staff are also very informative, friendly,and helpful.read more
20:19 14 May 18
Always have a pleasant visit. Staff is very friendly and helpful.
21:01 23 May 18
I'm so happy I have found this dentist..Very professional and helps calm my fear of the dentist!!
19:17 04 Jun 18
Dr.Yunhke and Aaron are AMAZING. I was completely at ease staying in the room while my son was getting fillings. Very good place to go, Shout out to Nancy at the front desk! She is so wonderful and very professional. This is the best dentist office I have ever been to anywhere EVER.read more
00:16 14 Jun 18
I went to this dentist today! I absolutely love them all. I am very comfortable going there and taking my children there too! Great staff! I am happy with the care I received. I will definitely be using them as my family dentist.
15:05 27 Jun 18
Friendly staff and very clean! They are super good with little kids including babies!
20:36 26 Jun 18
The employees are very nice and polite, very nice dentist office. My kids and I go here.
20:48 11 Jul 18
Very nice and friendly staff been going here for years and wouldn’t go any where else
12:30 03 Aug 18
Great people! Honstely love getting my teeth cleaned!
15:55 24 Sep 18
Great staff and Doctor,(s), who put patients health first.
14:22 22 Oct 18
This is one of the best dentist office around and I used to go to Dr. Stumpos is Albion. I don’t have dental insurance and for once that wasn’t a problem. Everyone here treated me like a human being, they were so nice and made my tooth extraction so easy. I was able to even get in the same morning I called. I can’t believe how wonderful my trip here was, I can’t say thank you enough to Dr. Yuhnke. I actually had to technically get oral surgery so he told me to be ready for after pain and a couple stitches but he was so gentle I didn’t need stitches and I have no pain! Thank you all to work here!read more
15:40 30 Oct 18
Great staff, friendly people, excellent hygienists Jennifer.
23:13 08 Nov 18
I would not go anywhere else. The staff is friendly and helpful. Dr. Betz is amazing. I have been a patient of his for a very long time and appreciate his kindness and compassion. I don't know how to thank him enough for all he has done for me.
01:32 14 Nov 18
My husband was having major tooth pain. Tru Family Dental got him in very fast, but what impressed me even more was that I received a call after my husband left with Dr saying he was concerned about his blood pressure and wanted to make sure he got home alright. He went above and beyond. Thank you :)read more
18:07 06 Dec 18
I trust Dr. Betz to do what is best for my teeth.
16:07 19 Jun 19
This the best dentist I have ever been to. They are so helpful and do exactly what you need to be done and they schedule your appointments close together which is amazing for me. I've been trying to get help for a long time and couldn't until I came here. And the ladies up front are awesome and helpful. Highly recommended.read more
21:49 16 Jul 19
They are so great with the kids. Have fit us in for emergency visits and explain everything. The kids used to be scared of dentist until we came here
16:14 12 Aug 19
We were so impressed at how well they worked with our son, who was very anxious about his visit. We were also impressed by their staff and their kindness and eagerness to learn about our other son's condition, so that they can make it the best possible experience! Way to go Tru dental team!!!read more
15:42 30 Aug 19
Dr. Betz, just retired from this office, after a most wonderful journey and career. He is a friend, and a mentor, and will be missed there, but I know, God will continue to bless he and his wife. I am so blessed by this man of God. Dr. Maritza Salvo-Ale, DDS, was helping there today. What needs to be said is this - This office is in transition, however there were no missed steps - Dr. Maritza Salvo-Ale, DDS, is awesome. Today she took what I thought was impossible and gave me back my smile. Everyone there was very kind, including Nancy, the Receptionist / Administrative assistant and she is so much more. Aaron, the Dental assistant was very cool as well. He is studying to be a Dentist. also represented the office very well, I would trust them all in continuing to be the very best as they move forward. Transition is hard. Dr. Betz, is the best and has left this place in great hands - Dentistry, a Ministry? Yes! it is. I am looking forward to continuous quality and friendly, professional service (Ministry) Pastor Mike Prince. Sr. Pastor Hillsdale Nazarene Church.read more
19:43 04 Oct 19
I really had a great experience. It was a emergency and I got right in. Very helpful and friendly office staff. Thank you so much for all your help.
18:20 29 Oct 19
Going to the dentist in the past has been scary and financially stressful. I can't express my gratitude for Tru Dental and it's staff enough. Clean facility, caring people and easy to understand procedures. Mindy in billing is amazing! She really took her time researching my insurance and helping me plan out what and how to get things done! Thanks you Tru Dental Staff!!read more
19:29 04 Nov 19
This is my first visit with Dr. Tapia and with Aaron. Some fairly complicated (for me) crown work went smoothly, painlessly and quickly. I was made comfortable, kept informed, invited to ask questions...all making for an excellent experience.
13:03 05 Nov 19
After not being to the dentist in a lifetime I got told about this location and have been going back ever since. The staff is super friendly and I feel at ease instead of on edge for being at the dentist. So I highly recommend this dentist establishment! Garrett is pretty awesome as well as a dental assistant in being super friendly and making me feel at ease!read more
14:18 05 Nov 19
I was a patient of Dr Betz for decades. Since he joined Tru Family Dental it has been a positive experience. He is now retired and left us in good hands. All of the dentists and staff have been very professional. Treatments and cleanings for me and my children have been good. Thanks to Aaron for pointing out the rating system. Hope this helps other potential patients choose Tru Family Dental Litchfield.read more
Paul James Keasler
18:36 06 Feb 18
Got right in. Great service. Friendly staff. Glad to have found them.
20:43 16 May 17
This is the worst company ever!!! So many Dentists and Employees coming and going, There used to be Good Doctor and Staff. Never go back again, New Doctor does not have a good bedside manner....Only interested in making money!
23:15 25 Sep 19
I would love to give a negative number of stars if it was possible! I had asked specifically if I needed to have premeds 3 months before when I made my appointment for my check up. They said no. When I got there after the x-rays were taken they said I couldn't get my teeth cleaned without the premeds. So I had to get the prescription & reschedule! I was having pain in my tooth & they discovered I had a broken crown. We were leaving shortly & they said the crown would be a RUSH job & promised it would be done as soon as possible. Next appointment the next dentist was clueless to where "things" were in the dental office including the dental tools & how to use them. She had several tools smoking in my mouth!!! I had at least 5 impressions done because she couldn't do them right! My appointment was was over 2 hours long!!!!! Finally she put in a temporary crown which she proceeded to try to clean after it was put in my mouth & broke the temporary crown. She said it was my fault that it broke. Sitting for over 2 hours with my mouth open is unrealistic!!! She glued the broken part back in place very sloppily. This resulted in a very rough tooth where it was broken& on the bottom of the tooth. Again I said I needed my crown as soon as possible. Before the next appointment I had several shards of the temporary crown coming off in my mouth. I came in for the appointment. I told her about the shards& she ignored me. She took several more x-rays & several more impressions. She refused to replace the broken temporary crown & put it back in place. Still rough on sides & where it was broken. I said I had to have it by Sept. 6. Now it is several weeks later since my check up & the finding of the broken crown. The dentist office called an hour before my appointment to get the crown in & cancelled my appointment saying Fed Ex was delivering my crown & it wasn't in yet!!!! Next I got another phone call saying my crown wasn't in & probably won't be in tomorrow. I told the office girl that it was a RUSH job & promised by September 6 at the VERY LATEST! She looked it up & agreed that it was a RUSH JOB & to be done by September 6!! It is now September 24 & I just got the crown in. No one should have to put up with a BROKEN falling apart temporary crown for several weeks. 6 weeks is way too long to have to wait for a crown. Especially when it was a RUSH order!!! In the past 38 years we have been going to this dental office I have never been treated so badly by a dentist! All of my other crowns were done in 2 appointments here & I NEVER had any problem with them. The new dentist here is horrible! I was told she was a fill in dentist. She was not professional at all!read more
I love this place! Very professional with a strong personal touch. Dr Yang and the staff are fantastic. An added bonus for me is they are a high tech office and you can get all reminders and make changes right on your smartphone. Best dental care in town. No doubt.
My kids and I have been going here for our dental care for years. It is always a great experience. I highly recommend Dr. Hutnik and his staff.
Tru Family Dental is filled with experienced, patient and kind providers! They are welcoming and professional! I trust them with the dental care of my children and will continue to recommend them as providers.
Friendly people, Aaron makes the visit less of a stress. He is very nice and professional, they all are. Thank you Tru Family Dental!!