Meet Dr. David Whalen

Dr. Whalen's Education and Degrees

Dental School

Dr. Whalen obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. He was in the top 5 percent of his class.


David Whalen, DDS, went on to train under oral surgeons, periodontists, and prosthodontists during his residency in Hospital Dentistry as the San Francisco VA Medical Center.

Sedation Training

Dr. Whalen earned his certification in IV sedation at the St. Joseph’s University Medical Center in New Jersey.

American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

David Whalen DDS, is an Accredited Member of the AACD which represents his pursuit for excellence in cosmetic dentistry. The rigorous process requires mastery in a wide variety of dental esthetics and as a result there are less than 430 dentists in the world who have achieved this accolade.

Academy of General Dentistry

Dr. Whalen has been awarded his fellowship as a result of his pursuit of continual learning and growth in dentistry. This award is achieved by only 6% of general dentists.

Memberships and Affiliations

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American General Dentistry fellow
American Dental Association
Michigan Dental Association

In His Free Time

When he's not in the office, Dr. Whalen enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter, and extended family. You can also find him skiing and enjoying the outdoors.

What Our Troy Patients Say of David Whalen, DDS




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I love Cosmetic Dentistry. I see Dr. Whalen whom I absolutely adore but the entire staff here is wonderful. They take such good care of me that I almost forget I’m at the Dentist... I have had an ongoing issue for quite some time now and Dr. Whalen is always happy to help whether it’s my first visit or tenth for the same issue. He just goes above and beyond.

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Carolyn Goffar


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Dr Whalen and his staff are very professional, caring and friendly. I’ve had a lot of dental work throughout the years and by far they are the best I’ve ever been to. I first came here in an emergency situation... Dr Whalen got me in the next day. I truly feel that they saved my life and saved me from an even more serious situation... I would HIGHLY recommend Dr Whalen.

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Why Practice Dentistry in Troy, MI?

Dr. Whalen practiced dentistry in Traverse City, MI, until he decided to move back to Southeast Michigan to be closer to his family and his roots. He is proud to bring his skillset and knowledge to the area where he grew up. He is committed to making a difference in his community through cosmetic dentistry and restorative care.

Transform Your Smile With Our Dentists in Troy

before dental treatment
Before This patient lost her front teeth due to tooth decay and gum disease and didn't like how her bottom teeth looked. She was unhappy with the appearance of her smile but didn't want a denture.
after dental treatment
After Our dentists worked with the patient to create a plan that worked for her. She received dental implants and a fixed porcelain bridge on her top arch, and porcelain veneers and crowns on the bottom arch.

Where You Can Find David Whalen, DDS in Troy, Michigan

The Cosmetic Dentistry Institute has been helping patients throughout Troy, Birmingham, Bloomfield, and beyond receive premium dental care since 1950, when Dr. Marcy Goldin's father founded the practice. Like our other dental professionals, David Whalen, DDS, hopes to bring his advanced skills and wide knowledge base to the patients in the area who want to address oral health concerns and achieve a stunning-looking smile.

3415 Livernois Rd
Troy, MI 48083

Saturday Hours: By Appointment

Choose a Dentist Who Does It All Choose David Whalen, DDS

No matter what you need in order to improve your smile and the overall health of your mouth, our dentists are here to help. At Cosmetic Dentistry Institute, we pride ourselves on not only offering stunning cosmetic dentistry procedures, but also restorative and general care.

If your teeth and gums need attention, don't hesitate to reach out to our friendly dentists. We want to hear about your dental concerns and create a customized treatment plan that accomplishes all of your goals.

Take the first step toward a beautiful and healthy smile. Request a consultation online or call our office in Troy:

(248) 519-1919

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Services Offered by David Whalen, DDS

Let us prioritize your dental health and spearhead your treatment plan. Whether you desire cosmetic enhancement or want to correct a serious dental concern like missing teeth, we can help. Dr. Whalen has completed rigorous training to provide a variety of treatments for patients at the Cosmetic Dentistry Institute, including:

TMD Treatment

If you’re suffering from a TMJ disorder and all the uncomfortable symptoms that come along with it, Dr. Whalen can diagnose your condition and provide you with a solution to relieve your pain. You may be able to speak and chew with ease once again with a solution as simple as a custom oral appliance.

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Cosmetic Dentistry

David Whalen, DDS, can complete a variety of cosmetic dentistry procedures so you can have the stunning smile you desire. Whether you want teeth whitening, a cosmetic crown, or porcelain veneers, Cosmetic Dentistry Institute in Troy can provide it.

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Dental Implants

The health of your mouth can become compromised when you have missing teeth. Fortunately, our dentist can prevent widespread damage by placing dental implants in a timely manner. Dental implants prevent the jawbone atrophy that occurs with tooth loss and support custom restorations to fill the gaps in your smile.

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More Rave Reviews for Dr. Whalen


Sonita Martin


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My dental hygiene has improved drastically since coming to Cosmetic Dentistry Institute! Many thanks to Dr. Whalen, Danielle, and my front office friends for making every visit pleasant. I trust them completely with all of my dental care needs!

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Starletta Williams


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Extremely pleasant experience!! All the Staff was great!! Really appreciated the care and kindness I received. I went in for an extraction with sedation and was extremely happy I chose Cosmetic Dentistry Institute. Will definitely be back!!!

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Cosmetic Dentistry Institute

Drs. Craig Goldin, Marcy Goldin, and David Whalen in Troy, MI, have created a spa-like atmosphere where you can relax while receiving gentle dental care. Our team specializes in a range of general dentistry treatments, including:

To schedule an appointment at our office serving Birmingham, Bloomfield, and the greater Detroit metropolitan area, contact us online, or call (248) 519-1919 today!

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"Dr. Craig Goldin, Dr. Marcy Goldin and Dr. David Whalen have earned the privilege of being noted among the world’s best, most knowledgeable cosmetic dentistry experts."

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