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 20, 2022

We don’t know what we don’t know. I learned this early on many times. For example, for years I thought I was cooking the “right” foods for my family. Then, I learned that the apples I was buying were laden with pesticides and the chicken was full of antibiotics.  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: January 12, 2022

Children mimic their parents in many ways. As a parent myself, I quickly learned this with my young son in the car after I mumbled how another driver was an “Idiot”. He reminded me that “that word” was a no-no in his pre-school. I remember apologizing while worrying that he… Read More…


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