Total commitment to patient well-being is the key to excellence in advanced dentistry. That’s why, along with her Associates at Dearborn Family Smiles, Dr. Aziza Askari succinctly sums up her practice philosophy that guides all team members every day: “It’s all about the patient.”
It’s also why Dr. Askari has centered her practice on cosmetic dentistry. She considers cosmetic dentistry an effective means of encouraging people to reverse years of neglect of their teeth and gums, as well as to become more proactive in maintaining good dental health.
A holistic approach applies to every service Dearborn Family Smiles provides as their focus isn’t only on treating oral symptoms, but also, on discovering a disease or a defect, either oral or systemic, that’s causing the symptoms and then providing effective interventions and solutions. For instance, always at the forefront are the established links between periodontal disease and a plethora of systemic disease (e.g., cancer, heart disease, stroke, dementia and Alzheimer’s, osteoporosis, and even pre-term birth and low-birth-weight babies, and more) has been widely recognized.
Dearborn Family Smiles also possesses various board-certified specialists in Orthodontics, Endodontics, Periodontics and Implant Specialists & Oral Surgeons which makes it very convenient for patients who are unable to go from office to office.
After earning his Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) degree, Dr. Edward R. Essayan attended the University of Detroit Mercy for his second degree Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS), where he graduated at the top of his class with honors.
Passionate about the benefits of a straight smile, Dr. Essayan then joined the graduate program at Detroit Mercy where he earned his specialty certification in orthodontics. He is a Michigan Board-Licensed Orthodontist. Committed to helping others find their ideal smile, Dr. Essayan taught Graduate Orthodontics as an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor for many years at Detroit Mercy. Helping general dentists to become licensed orthodontists allowed him pass on his expertise so that other patients could enjoy the same level of care that he provided to his patients.
He is highly specialized in all phases of orthodontic treatment, from early and two-phase treatment for kids, to orthodontics for teens and adults, to Invisalign® clear aligner therapy and jaw surgery. Whatever your family’s orthodontic needs, Dr. Essayan is here to help you find your happiest smile.
Dedicated to helping people overcome gum disease so they can have a healthy, complete smile, Dr. Hana Gadalla has been in private practice as a periodontist since 2016. During this time, she has also worked as a part-time faculty member supervising 3rd and 4th year dental students and teaching phase 1 periodontal treatments and treatment planning.
Committed to the research that helps provide the highest level of care with predictable treatment outcomes, Dr. Gadalla has had her research published by the American Academy of Periodontology and the Academy of Osseointegration. She is a sought-after speaker and lecturer and has received numerous awards throughout her dental education and career as a periodontist.
Following all CDC guidelines, at Dearborn Family Smiles, all the staff members are vaccinated and also use latest sterilization techniques and equipment (including UVC disinfectants to keep the air purified) while maintaining, following, and exceeding all safety procedures.
Patients receive a free 15-minute smile consultation, and the practice offers same-day crowns which helps save time. Dearborn Family Smiles is designed to incorporate comfort, convenience, and advanced technology for exceptional results!
Dearborn Family Smiles
5005 Schaefer Road
Dearborn, MI 48126