Elina Costello, Owner, DDS

Elina Costello, Owner, DDS
Smile Builders of Franklin 32749 Franklin Road Franklin, MI 48025

Elina Costello, Owner, DDS

Mission Statement

Low-stress, high-tech, patient-focused dental care in a peaceful, relaxing environment.

Philosophy of practice:

We believe in …

… experienced, well-informed, current on health sciences , dental techniques and materials doctor and staff…


... thoughtful, holistic, advanced diagnosis…

leading to

… individualized, comprehensive, simplest treatment plan…

followed by

… compassionate, considerate, personal, high-quality dental treatment…


… functional, lasting, beautiful restorations …

which promote

… good nutrition, healthy self-esteem and improved quality of life for our patients … all predicated upon continuous patient education and involvement…

Following through with this life-long, integrated dental care philosophy results in mutual trust and meaningful, long term, doctor and staff-patients relationships that are most rewarding to all of us.
Primary Specialty


Services Smile Analysis and Design

Porcelain Veneers
Cosmetic Bonding
Enamel Recontouring

White (composite) and silver (amalgam) fillings
Crowns (all types)
Inlays and onlays (all types)
Implant restorations – fixed and removable

Endodontic Treatment – root canals

Periodontal (Gum Treatment)

Scaling and root planing
Antimicrobial treatments
Cosmetic recontouring
Oral Surgery - extractions


Complete and partial dentures
Cemented bridges
Full Mouth Reconstruction

Headaches/ Migraines/Facial Muscle Imbalances

Bite (occlusal) guards
Orthodontic Screening (Adults and Children)

Athletic Guards

Oral Cancer Screening

Nutritional Counseling

Oral Hygiene Education

Consumer Feedback
(2 Reviews)
4.5 star average for Service
4 star average for Environment
4.5 star average for Expertise
4 star average for Staff
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Recent Reviews
Dr. Costello is extremely attentive and knowledgable. She took the time to explain every bit of my X-rays and developed a treatment plan. She was concerned with minimizing my co-pays. Starla, my hygienist was fun and very likeable. She played nice music and didn't hurt my gums. The office is beautiful and brand new. I'll definitely be back.

They would never suggest that I buy something that wasn't necessary, and never pressured me. They were always very considerate and professional. It was nice of them to offer some sample toothbrushes and toothpaste for me to take home. I was able to figure out which toothpaste I liked without having to buy anything. When I arrived for my appointment the friendly staff seemed to be waiting for me. I've been to other places where I had to wait forever after I arrived for my appointment, but not here. I was very impressed. They have some of the best customer service I have ever seen. Putting their customers first is definitely a priority here and it shows. I'm very confident that my health is their top priority, and I know they would never recommend any sort of dental procedure that I didn't need. I trust them completely.
by Kim xxx.xxx.18.90
October 25, 2012
I have occasional rapid heartbeat so was given an alternative local anesthetic. I was comfortably numb but in an effort to do too much work I was required to keep my mouth open the entire session. I feel they don't take enough patient rest breaks nor rinse frequently enough. Maybe the technique was wrong; rinsing was not adequate and I was not comfortable. I was tested for elevated mercury after the procedure because they did not deal correctly with the amalgam fillings; I swollowed pieces and inhaled mercury gas from the drill. They used no dam or air cleaner.

I was given a polite greeting when I walked in. They have a nice staff but seemed to lack a knowledge of tools, x-ray tech needs training.

They could have provided a better explanation about fees and payment plans before my treatment. I wish they had gone over it more thoroughly with me. I probably would have decided to not do the treatment. They are always polite, which I really appreciate. The office is nice and the staff is friendly
by current patient
March 01, 2011
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