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Dr. James R. Bashaw has practiced general dentistry in his Cedar Fairmount office for over 40 years. After receiving his undergraduate degree from Brown University in 1971, he came to Cleveland, Ohio to attend Case Western Reserve University School of Dentistry. In May 1975 he was elected to the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honorary Dental Society, and was graduated from CWRU Dental School. He opened his dental practice in the fall of that year. He practices general dentistry consisting of preventative and cosmetic procedures, fixed and removable restorative and implant procedures, as well as partial and full denture fabrication. He refers those patients who require extractions, oral or periodontal surgery, or root canal treatment to specialists.

Dr. Bashaw is a member of the Cleveland Dental Society, the Ohio Dental Association, and the American Dental Association. These dental association websites contain patient/consumer information that may be of interest to you. Also, the ADA's websites for the public, &, are available. It provides timely oral health information on prevention, care, and treatment with in-depth content and videos and presentations for viewers. The site includes: oral health information by life stages from pregnancy through seniors; A—Z topics with videos; ADA Seal of Acceptance products; and tips and activities to make oral health care fun for children.

Dr. Bashaw values his patients' time and he appreciates their busy schedules. He endeavors to see his patients promptly at the time of their appointment and to complete their treatment within their scheduled time. Arriving at the office at or before the time of your appointment is imperative and enables you to receive the full time reserved for your treatment.

Office hours are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 8 AM until 5 PM. Additional hours and days may be available by special request. Patients may call for an appointment during business hours or leave a detailed message on the office voice mail system after hours. You may be switched to the voice mail system during office hours if all phone lines are occupied. When canceling your appointment, you must call the office at least 24 hours before your scheduled time to avoid a broken appointment fee. No fee will be charged if another patient can be scheduled to fill your time. You may also contact the office by e-mail at While Dr. Bashaw is not a participating dentist in any dental insurance plan, he will submit claims to the patient's dental insurance company for reimbursement. The patient is responsible to pay any fees for services that are not covered by their dental insurance. The office is located at the intersection of Cedar and Fairmount in the Heights Medical Building.