added on: September 20, 2022

I remember a time when, by your senior year in high school, it was assumed that teens would have their wisdom teeth removed. Now as a dentist, we believe that evaluation of wisdom teeth removal should be made on a case by case basis. In our Shelby Township dental office,… Read More…


added on: September 9, 2022

As a general dentist in Shelby Twp MI, I take pride in being known for my additional advanced skills as a neuromuscular dentist. These skills provide our dental patients with added bite alignment measures to aid in treating TMJ disorders and sleep apnea as well as in advanced skills in… Read More…




added on: April 12, 2022

Shelby Township neuromuscular dentist Dr. Ban Barbat is pleased to welcome… SABRINA R. SALIM, DDS Dr. Salim knew she was destined for the dental profession from childhood. She became involved in the dental profession from the time she was in high school, becoming a Certified Dental Assistant in her junior… Read More…


added on: February 8, 2022

After primary teeth (or “baby teeth”) are replaced by permanent teeth, we know that those are the teeth we will live with for the remainder of our lives. Over the course of many lifetimes, however, accidents, injury and decay can lead to losing a tooth. Losing one or two permanent… Read More…


added on: May 4, 2021

We are all familiar with the smell of rotting garbage. If you’ve ever been stuck in traffic on a hot day behind a fully-loaded sanitation truck, you know how the scent tends to stick. Although odor coming from a truck that’s hauling garbage makes sense, a rotting odor coming from… 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: November 5, 2020

The recent Halloween night was a rather eventful one, in addition to the costumes and scary movies. October 31, 2020 was the first Halloween with a full moon since 1944. It also marked the night when the “Fall Back” time change occurred (granting us that wonderful extra hour we all… Read More…


added on: September 21, 2020

As if Americans needed one more health risk to worry about, we are headed into the peak season for colds and flu. Healthy individuals are typically able to get past these. However, with immune systems that are less efficient, older adults find these illnesses aren’t so easy to kick. Developing… Read More…


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