added on: January 30, 2023

For adults who are missing all upper and/or lower teeth, it can be embarrassing and frustrating. Loose-fitting dentures not only require constant attention, they can limit eating and speaking with confidence. With conventional dentures, the bone mass of the jaw deteriorates over time, leading to ill-fitting dentures and denture sores…. Read More…



added on: December 27, 2022

Like many dentists, the reason I chose this as my career was because of childhood experiences. (View my story at: DrBarbatShares). Fortunately, my dentist was kind, gentle and patient. This helped me to form a positive impression of dentistry. It also reinforced how these visits help to keep teeth healthy… Read More…


added on: December 12, 2022

“It’s all in how you arrange the thing… the careful balance of the design is the motion.” – Andrew Wyeth I love this quote. It is a well-stated, yet simple, example of maintaining a sense of balance in our lives. As a neuromuscular dentist (one of the few in Macomb… Read More…


added on: December 5, 2022

For adults who lose natural teeth, replacing them can be done several ways. Depending on how many are lost, and their location, the options may include: • Crown & Bridge • Dental Implants • Partial Dentures • Full Dentures (when missing all upper or lower teeth) Although we offer all… Read More…



added on: November 7, 2022

A concerning article* was recently shared by NPR** in October (written by The Associated Press). As a neuromuscular dentist who treats a number of sleep apnea patients through oral appliance therapy, it provides an update on an issue I’ve been tracking for quite some time. First, let me address the… Read More…



added on: August 22, 2022

The good thing about having online access is in how we can gain immediate access to any service, product, resource and in-depth topics. Most search engines (Google, Bing, Duck Duck Go, etc.) can scale down search terms so pages 1-3 show the most pertinent within the geographical and demographic parameters…. Read More…


added on: August 17, 2022

The 2022 calendar says we are one month away from the first day of Fall. Realizing this, I wanted to share some news and reminders, especially in the way of payment options available through our Macomb County dental office. The beauty of these PAYMENT PLANS is in how they allow… Read More…


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