Welcome to New London Complete Health Dentistry! I'm Dr. Josh Merrill, owner and sole practitioner. I have been practicing dentistry for 14 years. While most dentists consider saving teeth their primary job, I consider mine to be saving lives. The health of our mouths has a direct effect on our overall health. We still save teeth all the time, but we also help prevent heart attacks and strokes, prevent/control diabetes, and screen for and treat sleep apnea. The vision we live by in our office is to inspire people to live life better.
In 2003, I obtained my bachelor’s degree from Heidelberg College and in 2007 was able to finish in the top 10 of my class from The Ohio State University where I received my dental degree.
When not practicing dentistry, I love spending time with my family and in the outdoors. I’ve been happily married for 14 years to my wife, Natasha. I have two sons, Noah and Jacob that keep us busy all the time. I enjoy watching them play in whatever sport they are currently pursuing. I’m a giant baseball nerd, so it’s not uncommon to find me watching videos dealing with analytics and the latest training philosophies.
There are very few professions that can almost instantly change the course of someone's life in less than a day, and I believe the privilege of practicing complete health dentistry is one of them. Whether it’s giving someone the smile they’ve always wanted, making them feel energized by treating a sleep disorder, or something as simple as eliminating pain enough for them to eat a hamburger without them having to cut it up — it all has a profound impact on their well being and I love being a part of making a difference in their life.