Dr. Shoha on Dentistry in the Age of COVID-19
A Full Service General D.D.S Office
We provide a multifaceted integrative treatment approach focusing on the individual patient and their unique needs. We work closely with our patient’s health care providers including MD’s, DO’s, naturopaths and chiropractors to create the most ideal treatment for each patient. The connection between the teeth, gums and jaws to the rest of the body is quite widely known and our focus is on treatment and therapies that are non toxic and biocompatible. The goal is to create a harmonious relationship between the mouth and the rest of the body. We treat children and adults in our state of the art office in calm peaceful surroundings.
In our attempt to be a green office, we have recycled products throughout along with very low VOC materials. We use filtration systems and ionizers to keep the air we breathe pure and clean. An amalgam separator reduces the environmental impact of mercury. We use steam sterilization instead of chemical sterilization to reduce chemical residues. Our surface disinfectants are effective and non toxic. Use of digital X-rays minimizes the amount of waste created while going paperless means less trees being cut down for paper.
Biologic Dentistry is very important to us here, let us tell you how we define these two words. Biologic Dentistry is traditional dentistry with some extras, namely the awareness of the connection of the oral cavity with the rest of the body. It involves an attitude to always seek the safest, least toxic way to accomplish the mission of treatment and to do it while creating minimal effects on the rest of the body. The mouth and overall health of the body cannot be separated and much attention is being placed on the connection between gum disease and cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer risk. It is a well known fact that gum disease in pregnant women has been implicated in leading to low birthweight babies as well as bringing about preterm labor. As the awareness of the systemic connections of what goes on in the mouth and the rest of the body grows, so does the need to provide the best treatment options with the least systemic repercussions. We continually strive to find new and better ways to help individuals get and stay healthy, always seeking materials and techniques that are as bio-compatible as possible while balancing the needs of preserving the chewing system.
We have chosen to be not only mercury free which means we don’t place mercury amalgam fillings, but we are also mercury safe which means we use strict protocols as outlined by the IAOMT in the removal of mercury amalgam fillings. The highest exposure to mercury occurs when mercury amalgam fillings are placed as well as removed and our care in removing them safely means that you as the patient as well as the dental team are protected against exposure.
Veneers and Bonding
Natural Tooth Colored Filling
Invisalign and Whitening
We are committed to providing safe effective biocompatible treatment to the best of our ability to all of our patients in a kind compassionate and respectful manner. As an office, we conduct ourselves with honesty and integrity while seeking to obtain the trust and confidence of our patients by providing excellent, gentle dental care to each and every one.
Dr. Sue Shoha Biography
For over 25 years, I have been practicing general family and cosmetic dentistry in the local area. I received my Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Michigan Dental School in 1988 and before that a Bachelor in Science degree from New York University in 1984.. From a young age I knew I would be a physician and in high school I realized I could combine my love of art work with science to become a dentist. Although I really like the technical, detail oriented aspects of excellent dentistry, most of all, I enjoy the connection with my patients. Each one comes in with different issues and concerns and our journey is to create the best possible dental wellness as a team, with my patient (or family) taking an active role.
I am a mother of 3 children and have spent a fair amount of time in doctors offices so I understand firsthand the concerns and anxieties of being a patient. My staff and I strive to treat each person we see with kindness, respect and compassion. We know that coming to see us can be a stressful experience for some and we work hard to help alleviate that discomfort. I have been a yoga teacher for many years and employ some of the same techniques while treating patients. This includes using specific deep breathing techniques to help lower heart rate thereby reducing the fight or flight response. My patients really appreciate this holistic approach and feel less anxious and tense.
On a personal note, I like to stay active by running, doing yoga and water sports in the summer and skiing in the winter. My family and I focus on creating a balanced healthy lifestyle eating a wholesome primarily plant based diet, staying active and creating positive connections with family and friends and the rest of the community.
50 West Big Beaver Suite 120.
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
P: (248) 648-3660
H: Monday – Thursday: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM