Upon starting college at The University of Detroit Mercy, she also began working as an office assistant at Newman Family Dental. While completing her undergraduate degree in biology, she realized that becoming a dentist was the career path she wanted to pursue.
Dr. Melissa continued to work part-time at Newman Family Dental while completing her Doctorate of Dental Surgery Degree at the University of Detroit Mercy. During this time, she was also trained as a lab assistant and dental assistant.
It is because of her wide scope of training that she has valuable knowledge of the day to day operations of all aspects of the dental office.
Dr. Melissa has been practicing general dentistry at Newman Family Dental since 2007. She is a member of the American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association, and the Detroit District Dental Society.
Over the years, she has taken many post-graduate courses in many areas of dentistry. Many of her continuing areas of education include Endodontics (Root Canals), Oral Surgery, and CAD/CAM .
Dr. Melissa is pleased to be able to offer her patients same day comprehensive care whenever possible. She greets all of her patients with a warm smile. Her gentle touch will keep you calm and comfortable in the chair.
Dr. Melissa is very interested in the future of dentistry. She has made it a priority to stay up to date in the ever-changing world of digital technology.
With the incorporation of evidence based dentistry, she places a great emphasis on providing her patients with treatment plans tailored just for them. She feels that digital technology advancements, such as intraoral scanning, CAD/CAM, and cone beam CT scanning, enable her to provide state of the art care.
Outside of the office, Dr. Melissa enjoys spending time with her family. She met her husband Don in 2000. They dated for 5 years and married in August of 2005.
In 2010, they welcomed their first child, Lucas. Lucas is now the big brother of 2 younger sisters, Mia in 2012 and Celina in 2015. Dr. Melissa stays busy outside the office taking the kids to soccer practice and dance classes. During her free time, she enjoys cooking and entertaining friends and family. Dr. Melissa enjoys reading novels and also takes yoga classes for relaxation.