added on: July 27, 2021

For most adults, losing a tooth is an emotional issue. Tooth loss can create worries over appearance, subsequent tooth loss, worry of costs for replacement and maintenance, and chewing dependability. Although tooth loss with age should never be deemed a ‘normal’ occurrence, it is fairly common. As with almost anything… Read More…


added on: July 12, 2021

If you’re a regular reader of my write-ups, you’ve likely become familiar with my unique understanding of the issues surrounding TMJ disorders. As a neuromuscular dentist, I am able to intricately assess the individual structures of patients who display common symptoms associated with TMJ dysfunction. To refresh you on temporomandibular… Read More…


added on: June 10, 2021

In our Shelby Township dental office, we pride ourselves on the trusted relationships we have with our patients. For over two decades, people in the Macomb and Oakland County area have relied on us to provide a complete care environment where each feels respected, confident, and always comfortable. Thus, I’d… Read More…



added on: May 12, 2021

As the 19th year the dental office of Dr. Ban Barbat has awarded the Ban R. Barbat, DDS-PC Scholarship, three 2021 recipients have been chosen. These scholarships are awarded annually to a local high school graduate pursuing a career in the medical or dental field. Dr. Barbat is pleased to… Read More…


added on: April 15, 2021

April is National Oral Cancer Awareness month. For adults who have regular dental check-ups, a visual and ‘touch’ exam is conducted on an annual basis for early detection of areas that may require a closer look. (see below for signs and symptoms) According to the Centers for Disease Control &… Read More…


added on: March 8, 2021

In this day and age, we occasionally see ourselves on screen, perhaps while “face timing” or in a zoom session. If you’re like me, you may be surprised at the lines, sags and spots that this reveals! Although the lighting and detail of most phone and computer reflections are rarely… Read More…


added on: March 2, 2021

If you’re like many adults in the U.S., the COVID ‘shelter in place’ mandates have helped keep us safe, but not very svelte. According to some studies, more than a third of adults globally gained weight during the shutdown. However, in the U.S., more than 40 percent experienced a weight… Read More…


added on: January 26, 2021

It’s becoming a distant memory of yesteryear for those who can recall the “bunny ears” that sat on the tops of televisions. Used to pick up broadcast signals, many baby boomers recall childhood viewing required adjusting the extended rods of antenna or adding aluminum foil for a clear (but often… Read More…



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