Pediatric Dentists and Dental Team

Dr.-Michael
Dr. Michael O’Riordan, D.D.S., M.S.
Pediatric Dentist, Shelby Township, Michigan

As the pediatricians of dentistry, we have received two to three years of additional training in providing dental services to children and young adults.  This extensive specialty training encompassed growth and development, child psychology, treatment of traumatic injuries, and sedation care.  We were also trained to treat special patients who may be emotionally, physically, and mentally challenged.

Dr. O’Riordan earned a Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree in 1973, and a Master of Science in Pediatric Dentistry in 1975 from the University of Michigan.  He taught at the University of Maryland Dentist from 1976-1978, and at the University of Detroit Dental School from 1978 through 1981.  He is a past president of the Michigan Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the University of Michigan Easlick Pediatric Dentistry Society.

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • Michigan Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Michigan Dental Association
  • Macomb Dental Association

dr-sonal
Dr. Sonal Shah, B.D.S., D.D.S.
Pediatric Dentist, Shelby Township, Michigan
Dr. Shah received her Bachelor Degree in Dental Surgery from the Government Dental College and Hospital in Ahmedabad, India in 1984.  After coming to the U.S. she earned a Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from the University of Detroit Dental School in 1989, and completed her residency in pediatric dentistry at Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit in 1991. Dr. Shah is currently on staff at St. John Hospital and Medical Center in Macomb Township and Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit  to serve our patients in need of general anesthesia for dental work.  She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.  Dr. Shah has served on The Michigan Academy of Pediatric Dentistry’s public relations and examinations committees.

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • Michigan Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Michigan Dental Association
  • Macomb Dental Association

 

Dental Hygienists
A dental hygienist must complete a two year, full time dental hygiene program from an accredited community college or a university to obtain a certificate in dental hygiene.  A hygienist must pass a clinical exam and a written exam to be licensed in the State of Michigan.  Our hygienists are exceptionally skilled at interacting with children of all ages.

Sharmila-hygienist Kids Smiles Pediatric Dentistry Shelby Township, MI

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stephanie-hygienist Kids Smiles Pediatric Dentistry Shelby Township, MI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Support Staff
Our support staff is comprised of one office manager, front desk or business staff and our treatment coordinators or dental assistants.  We are very proud of all our staff members who assist in the treatment of your child.