added on: June 16, 2020

Shelby Township dentist Dr. Ban R. Barbat is pleased to announce this year’s recipient of the 2020 Ban R. Barbat, DDS Scholarship. Utica High School senior Raeleen Sobetski will begin studies at University of Michigan in the fall. Her ultimate goal is to become a surgeon. A member of the… Read More…


added on: June 8, 2020

As our planet goes though the challenges of ever-changing viral strains, there is greater awareness of important yet basic actions that make a difference in added protection. Certainly, the practice of thorough hand-washing, surface cleaning and covering coughs and sneezes will never be taken for granted again. We are also… Read More…


added on: May 27, 2020

Great News!!! We have resumed regular hours as of June 1st!   We are able to resume all levels of patient care as of June 1st. My staff and I look forward to seeing our patient family and are accepting new patients. While we have always taken measures to ensure… Read More…


added on: May 19, 2020

Due to decay, accidents or periodontal (gum) disease, a sizable percentage of adults are missing natural teeth. According to the National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research, adults over the age of 65 have less than 19 natural teeth remaining with more than 27 percent having no remaining natural teeth…. Read More…


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 14, 2020

For many individuals who wish to replace one or more missing teeth, dental implants have become the leading preference in restoring biting and chewing strength and stability. Dental implants also help to prevent bone shrinkage that occurs when natural tooth roots are no longer present in the jaw bone. Our… Read More…


added on: March 19, 2020

If you have children at home, are working from home, or have a weak immune system, being stuck indoors all day is a vast alteration in most normal routines. As we adjust during this period, keeping your smile healthy can serve as an added health booster. The mouth is a… Read More…


added on: February 27, 2020

It’s normal to “back burner” things we don’t like doing. Some people dread doing their taxes, postponing the task until the last minute. Some people go to the grocery store only when they are running low on food. Many of us know people who put off doing the laundry until… Read More…


added on: February 10, 2020

I remember when some people switched to Tab cola, one of the nation’s first “diet” sodas. This beverage gained almost immediate popularity. That is, until a study on the sweetener saccharin hit the media with claims that lab rats fed saccharin (the sweetening ingredient) had higher risks for developing cancer…. Read More…


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