added on: January 17, 2023

Researchers continually reveal astounding new findings about the secrets of the human brain. This organ is essentially the master control center of the entire body. It sends out signals of pain, regulates feelings of hunger and fullness, triggers states of sleepiness and fatigue, and so much more. Unlike what was… 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: 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: July 25, 2022

Baby Boomers is a term used to describe a population surge of those who were born post-WW II between the years 1946 – 1964. Starting in 2030, all “boomers” will be older than 65, making up 21 percent of the population (up from 15 percent at present). This gives the… Read More…


added on: April 27, 2022

Seeing is believing. While that’s sometimes debatable, seeing something certainly enhances the ability to verify its existence. One of the advantages of our Cone Beam 3D imaging technology is to give patients the ability to SEE the “inside” areas of their anatomy. In our dental office, that relates to dental… 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: March 31, 2022

We all have that family member who can, seemingly in a flash, fall asleep. Yours may nod off as soon as he sits down after Thanksgiving dinner. Or, a spouse may frequently (and quickly) fall asleep in front of the television. While the pleasure of sleep occurs more easily for… Read More…



added on: February 15, 2022

As studies reveal more intricacies of the COVID-19 virus, we are learning about what makes an individual more vulnerable and what can create a higher risk of its severity, or death. In the U.S., about 81 percent of COVID-related deaths have been in the 65 and over age group. Risks… Read More…



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