added on: May 6, 2020

Following the most recent mandates issued by the Michigan governor, our Shelby Township dental office remains closed through May for all but urgent needs. While we know this period of staying indoors has caused oral wellness concerns for some of our patients, we hope they are following our tips for… Read More…


added on: April 1, 2020

No doubt, we’re in the midst of a stressful time. Combine the stress factors of being limited on social interactions, adjusting to working at home (many while juggling kids!), and worries over meeting financial needs, and there you have it — STRESS. Feeling stress in our lives right now is… Read More…


added on: January 20, 2020

Since your smile is one of your most prominent facial features, it makes sense that something unnatural in appearance would stand out a great deal. Over the years, though, I’ve seen a number of cosmetics-gone-wrong cases, such as in the repair of a gap between front teeth. I’ve seen where… Read More…


added on: January 6, 2020

After receiving a doctorate in general dentistry and advanced training in cosmetic and restorative dentistry, I began to look deeper into a newly-emerging specialty known as neuromuscular dentistry. Neuromuscular Dentistry is based on the understanding that all crainio-facial structures must work harmoniously during chewing, speaking, and in resting positions. Disharmony… Read More…


added on: November 26, 2019

“I wish I’d done this years ago!” “This is the best investment I’ve ever made!” “I feel like a new me!” These are comments heard from patients in our Shelby Township dental office rather often. When people decide they’re ready to improve the appearance of their smile, or replace missing… Read More…


added on: September 25, 2019

Serving patients throughout Macomb County, Oakland County, and beyond, the Shelby Township dental office of Ban R. Barbat, DDS is known for offering advanced dentistry for all ages. To minimize treatment time, speed healing, and optimize treatment outcomes, Dr. Barbat and her team utilize some of the most advanced techniques… Read More…


added on: July 16, 2019

In yoga, many of the poses involve balancing positions. Stances such as Warrior, Tree, and Figure 4 help our bodies focus on its natural balance, its harmony. If you think about it, our bodies were designed, from our head to our toes, for balance. The head balances on our spinal… Read More…


added on: June 24, 2019

Years ago, I completed advanced training in neuromuscular dentistry. This was because, as an advanced care dentist, I desired to enhance our patients’ cosmetic dentistry and restorative procedures with the advantages of optimal “occlusion.” Occlusion describes the intricate balance between the alignment of teeth and its supporting structures. In biting,… Read More…


added on: March 18, 2019

You may know that no two people have the same fingerprints, even identical twins. However, you may find it particularly interesting that fingerprints are formed in the womb, as the result of amniotic fluid pressure, in the first trimester. People are different in many ways. We all have different hair,… Read More…


added on: February 19, 2019

Although our patients know us for providing an exceptionally high level of care, including advanced procedures and skills, what takes place behind the scenes is often what makes the biggest difference. Patients aren’t always aware of the advanced, continuing education courses our team completes, sometimes traveling to different time zones… Read More…


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