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FAMILY & COSMETIC DENTISTRY IN THE DOWNRIVER AREA
Smile Sensations and A Dental Center are dentists that specialize in braces, cosmetic dentistry, teeth whitening, Lumineers, Six Month Smiles and family dentistry. Give us a call or drop in today. We promise to deliver the best dental experience around. We are excited to be recognized as one of America’s Best Dentists in 2014 by the National Consumer Advisory Board. We are proud to serve Michigan with locations in Allen Park, Riverview and Melvindale.CLICK HERE TO CONTACT US
Dr. Kevin J. Potocsky
Dr. Kevin Potocsky completed his undergraduate studies at University of Michigan, then earned his DDS at University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry in 2001. He worked under his father, Dr. I. Dennis Potocsky, for a year before taking over the Allen Park office in 2002. Dr. Kevin is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, Michigan Dental Association, Detroit District Dental Society, American Dental Association, and Alpha Omega Dental Club. He was recognized in an article that ran in DentalTown Magazine for his achievements with teeth bleaching.
Dr. Kevin is certified in esthetics by Nash Institute and currently attends the Dawson Academy. He is trained to administer Six Month Braces® and miniature dental implants, as well. After hours, Dr. Kevin and his wife, Julie, enjoy movies and sporting events. Dr. Kevin also likes to play hockey and golf.
Dr. Howard P. Potocsky
Dr. Howard Potocsky attended University of Wisconsin for his undergraduate studies, then earned his DDS at University of Detroit Mercy Dental School in 1997. He has worked at the Riverview practice since 1998. Dr. Howard holds membership in the American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association, and Academy of General Dentistry.
Dr. Howard and his wife, Lauren, have two young daughters and one son that they love to spend time with. After work, Dr. Howard likes to play golf, racquetball, go skiing, and stay physically fit.
Dr. Reda Ismail
Dr. Reda Ismail studied dentistry in 2004 at the University of Detroit Mercy. He is board certified by the Public American Board of Dental Health. Additionally, he is a member of the Michigan Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association and the Detroit District Dental Society. Dr. Reda Ismail speaks English and Arabic.
Dr. Douglas Shiffman
Dr. Douglas Shiffman became affiliated with Smile Sensations and Dr. Kevin Potocsky in December of 2016. He received his undergraduate degree in 1970 from Wayne State University and his D.D.S. degree from the University of Michigan in 1974. His affiliations include life membership as a U of M Alumni, American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association, Francis B. Vedder Crown and Bridge Society, Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity, and Oakland County Dental Society. Dr. Shiffman continues to enjoy his dental practice in all phases of general dentistry. When away from the office, his joys in life include spending time with his wife Julie, his children, and four grandchildren. He enjoys watching sports, playing golf and exercise.
Dental Assistant – I've been a Dental Assistant for 15 years. I am X-ray certified and Phlebotomy certified. My husband Matty and I have 2 spoiled furbabies, Charlie our dog and Ernesto outr cat.
Dental Assistant – I have 6 year of experience in the dental field. I am very blessed to have a career that I love and enjoy doing very day. Getting to be a part of enhancing a patients smile and dental health is very rewarding. Painting, reading, fishing and camping are my favorite hobbies. I have been married for ten years and have two sons and two daughters.
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Dental Assistant – I have been a Detnal Assistant for 8 years. I am an avid reader and food enthusiast.
Treatment Coordinator – “My passion is to help patients achieve healthy, beautiful smiles!” She has been in the medical/dental field for over 35 years. She was a certified medical assistant and currently is CPR certified, and holds a membership to the National Office Manager’s Association.
Patient Care Coordinator – I’ve spent 11 years in dental administration and 5 years in the Navy as a dental assistant. Understanding our patients needs is my top priority. Community service is very important to me. I am a Volunteer at our local animal shelter, walk 60 miles for breast cancer every year and have received the Rose Award for Service. CPR certified. My husband and I are blessed with two adult children.
RDH – I graduated in 2006 from the University of Michigan Dental in Ann Arbor with a Bachelor’s degree in science of Dental Hygiene. While going to school I worked as a dental assistant for 3 years. I truly love the dental path I have chosen. It’s not often someone can say they enjoy coming to work, but I can. It’s my second family. My amazing husband James and I have a beautiful 11 month old daughter. Family, the gym, roller skating, bowling and player euchre fills my off time. Certified in Local Anesthetic, Nitrous Oxide and CPR.
RDH – Graduated from Detroit Mercy in 2004 with her Bachelor of Science and certificate of Dental Hygiene. She strives to stay up to date with the latest research pertaining to periodontal disease, treatment, and its link to overall health. "My goal with every patient is to provide them with the highest quality care in a comfortable and friendly environment. The most rewarding part of my job is giving patients a healthy and beautiful smile." A few of her favorite things are family, volunteering, sports, and cooking.
RDH – I graduated from the University of Michigan dental hygiene program in 1999. "With my 16 years of experience I have learned that building relationships and getting to know patients gives me great pride, as well as, helping patients maintain oral health or regain it from a diseased state." She lives in Belleville with her husband and two children. She enjoys spending time with family, camping, and actively supporting her children's extracurricular schedules.
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