Dr. Sabah Gagnon-Saleeby, D.D.S.
Dearborn, MI DentistRenewal Family Dentistry
When I was searching for my calling as a student, I knew only two things. (1) I wanted to promote health and wellbeing in my community, and (2) I wanted to harness my talents to be the most compassionate and skillful professional I could be. I have developed my passion of dentistry through my personal experience with my family's dentist. My dentist gave me my first job as a dental assistant and mentored me into the dental field. In my heart I knew I wanted to follow in his footsteps. As a dentist he had the ability to heal his distressed patients, promote oral and overall health, and create doctor-patient relationships that would last a lifetime.
Fast forward several years, I am the dentist who can provide these same positive outcomes to my own patients. I have the ability to give my patients more confidence with their smile--a great smile can open up so many wonderful opportunities. It is a priority of mine to make each interaction with my patients an enjoyable one. I strive to address each patient’s dental concerns and treat the entire person (not just their teeth) with respect and compassion.
Education and Continuing Education
Learning does not stop at graduation. I take continuing education courses in various dental specialties to learn the latest techniques and technology to be the best clinician I can be. Keeping up to date with the latest research in journals, dental conferences, and advice from my peers, I am able to provide the top-of-the-line care to my patients. To do any less does not meet the standard of care that I have pledged to provide my patients.
- American Dental Association (ADA)
- Michigan Dental Association (MDA)
- Detroit District Dental Society (DDDS)
- Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)
Away from the Practice
My roots are in Metro Detroit, I was born and raised in Dearborn, MI and completed my entire schooling near home. When I am not at the office, I spend my time in the company of loved ones. My friends and family keep me grounded and teach me how to appreciate love and laughter. In my spare time I enjoy being near nature, baking with friends, and traveling around the world with my husband.
Giving back to the community is a responsibility. I have actively participated in government affairs to improve dental insurance coverage for the children and underserved people in Michigan through the Michigan Dental Association and dental student organizations. I have also participated in Give Kids A Smile Day at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry several years in a row to provide free dental care to the underserved children of Detroit.
Edward G. Sarkisian, D.D.S.
Dearborn, MI DentistRenewal Family Dentistry
Dr. Sarkisian is a graduate of the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology. As an undergraduate student at Michigan he worked in dental research at the University of Michigan Dental School under Dr. Walter Loesche. He went on to earn a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Detroit School of Dentistry. Entering private practice in Dearborn, Dr. Sarkisian also became a member of the Active Staff of Harper Grace Hospital in the Detroit Medical Center where he served for eight years as a Clinical Instructor in the ENT department of the Wayne State University Medical School. He worked in the Harper Hospital Dental Department under his mentor (and future partner in practice) Dr. Aris Hoplamazian, who among his many distinguished accomplishments was the Chief of Dentistry in the Medical Center as well as President of the State of Michigan Board of Dentistry for several years.
Since graduation Dr. Sarkisian has always been active in the dental profession. He has served on committees with the Detroit District Dental Society including Peer Review / Ethics (Chairman 6 years), Michigan Dental Association Committee on Peer Review/ Ethics (2015 - current), Strategic Planning and as a Delegate to the Michigan Dental Association Annual meeting.
Dr. Sarkisian regularly takes many hours of continuing education classes to stay abreast of the latest advances in dentistry. He has been a member for many years (serving two terms as President) of the Detroit Dental Clinics Club - one of the oldest (established in 1914) and most respected dental study clubs in the United States. He remains on their Board of Governors as the Editor of the Clinic Club Newsletter. His practice reflects a special interest in comprehensive restorative dental care with an emphasis on preventive dentistry, cosmetics and implants. Dr. Sarkisian has also received additional training in dental sleep appliances to treat sleep apnea and is a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.
In 1996 Dr. Sarkisian was honored with Fellowships in both the American College of Dentists and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. In 2009, Dr. Sarkisian was nominated by the State of Michigan Board of Dentistry and appointed by the North East Regional Board of Dental Examiners (now named Commission on Dental Competancy Assessment CDCA) to serve as a Consultant Dental Examiner. This group's function is to administer the practical licensing examination for dentists and hygienists in twenty two states.
Showing an ongoing commitment to his community, Dr. Sarkisian has worked with Donated Dental Services, the Boy Scouts (local Scout Troop 755 Eagle Scout Advisor and Medical Staff for the 2001 National Jamboree), local public school planning committees, the Bay Cliff Health Camp for handicapped children, St. Nerses Seminary Board, University of Michigan Alumni Association Club of Northville (President 2005-6) and with his church council.
Dr. Sarkisian and his wife Anna (a former high school teacher) have two wonderful grown children - both graduates of the University of Michigan. Their daughter is a licensed architect in a large Michigan firm. Their son has recently earned a PhD in History and teaches at the college level.
Professional Memberships include:
- American Dental Association
- Michigan Dental Association
- Detroit District Dental Association
- Chicago Dental Society
- American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
- Detroit Dental Clinic Club (President 2008 - 2010)
- North East Regional Board of Dentistry (NERB)
- Commission on Dental Competancy Assessment (CDCA)
- Fellow of the American College of Dentists (1996)
- Francis B. Vedder Society of Crown and Bridge Prosthodontics (1985 - present)
- Pierre Fauchard Academy International Honor Society (Michigan Section - Treasurer 1996 - 2009)
- Hour Detroit Magazine Top Dentist (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)
- Detroit Style Magazine Top Dentist (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)